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     Volume 2 Issue 38| October 03, 2010 |


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UNYSAB in Asian University

The most recent chapter under the United Nations Youth & Students' Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) Chittagong Wing is UNYSAB Asian University for Women (AUW) Chapter. The enthusiastic participation and vigorous support from the student of AUW and Resident Faculty, Dr. Qamar Banu made the inaugural meeting of UNYSAB AUW Chapter successful. On September 22, the students of Asian university for women (AUW) had a one and half hours meeting and in where the UNYSAB AUW Chapter was officially launched. The meeting took place at AUW coffee shop with UNYSAB representatives. In the meeting 29 students of AUW from different countries like Nepal, India, and Bangladesh were present. In the discussion session and question/answer session of the meeting the participants discussed about the history, activate and aim of UNYSAB. Alongside, the participants also talked about their response to the growing concern over the issue of Human Rights in the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals). The members of UNYSAB AUW Chapter are hopeful and believe that they can work for the betterment of the society more effectively through this platform.

Best 50 TTH 2010 candidates are in grooming

Like last year the 2nd season of Textile Talent Hunt 2010 was organised by the research development and promotion based organisation Amin & Jahan Corporation. This year the competition was titled Intertek-BTT Textile Talent Hunt. Along with Bangladesh Textile Today, Intertek a multinational involved in service industry was the title sponsor of the event. TTH 2010 is being organised in association with Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Textile Institute Manchester, UK and College of Textile Technology. University of South Asia and World University of Bangladesh are university partners of this year's talent hunting competition.

The opening ceremony of the Textile Talent Hunt 2010 grooming sessions was chaired by Professor Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan. He was present as the judges' panel chairman of the competition. The moment was graced by the presence of Mr. John T Smith, Chairman, International Event of Textile Institute and Dr. Karthikayan, AGM, Intertek Consumer Goods. Later Dr. Saifur Rahman, Member Secretary, TTH Judge's Panel presented on research methodology. After lunch the students participated in a brain storming session conducted by Mr. Maherul Islam, Fabric Technologist, Kenpark Bangladesh Ltd.

The 5th Examination Board held at Pearl Fashion Institute

The 5th Examination Board was held at Pearl Fashion Institute for the 5th cohort of the two-year Foundation Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Production Technology. Mr. Gerald Faraday, ex Dean London College of Fashion and Mr. Venkatesh, Country Manager, Asmara Buying House were the External Examiners for the board. Ms. Susan Jane Bartholomew, Standards and Quality Manager, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University participated in the boards in the authority of the Verifier from NTU, United Kingdom. The board was a great success with both the External Examiners complimenting the Course Team on their achievement of delivering the programmes at the same international standards and levels which are maintained all over the world. They were impressed at the students work from both the batches and felt that some very high standard of work was achieved.

Pearl Fashion Institute stands as the first and only validated delivery center for 4 years BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and Production Programmes of Nottingham Trent University, UK in Bangladesh.

First Bangladeshi medical teacher awarded Prestigious FAIMER fellowship of USA

Dr. Abdul Hanif Tablu, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, was awarded the prestigious FAIMER fellowship, USA as the first Bangladeshi medical teacher. Foundation for International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER) is a foundation of Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) situated in Philadelphia, USA.

The FAIMER Institute fellowship programme is designed for international health professions educators who have the potential to play key roles in improving health professions education at their institutions. The programme will help Fellows develop curricula uniquely appropriate to their own schools and communities

Dr. Hanif is a graduate of DMC year1989, batch K-40. He completed a five year masters program on Pediatric Surgery from Bangladesh Institute of Child Health of Dhaka Shishu (children) Hospital under University of Dhaka in 2001. Later he completed advanced training on Pediatric Surgery & Urology from Children's Hospital Boston of Harvard Medical School, USA in 2004. He is also trained in Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery from famous Indira Gandhi Institute of Child health, Bangalore, India. He is the Secretary General of 11th BCS forum, Joint Secretary of Association of pediatric surgeons of Bangladesh, Organizing Secretary of JICA Alumni Association & is actively involved in many scientific, social and cultural organizations. He is a very popular teacher of Dhaka Medical College and skilled Neonatal & Pediatric surgeon.