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Photography Exhibition at JKKNIU

Aminul Islam

A photo exhibition marking the Independence Day was organised on the campus of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) on March 25. Vice-Chancellor of JKKNIU Professor Dr. Syed Giasuddin Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest. Alok Chitra Shilpi Sangsad (Ashis) supported the programme with their rare collection of photographs.
Mili Rahman, the wife of Birshrestha Motiur Rahman, Bir Pratik Taramon Bibi and Justice Golam Rabbani, treasurer of the university Prof. Dr. Aynul Islam, Dr. Subrata Kumar Dey, Dean of Faculty of Business Administration and Ashis secretary AHM Motalab among others addressed the inaugural session.
More than 200 photographs on War of Liberation and nature were placed for the visitors.
Forty photos of international repute photographer late Naib Uddin Ahmed on the War of Liberation charmed the visitors including university teachers and students. International Bird Watcher and Bangladesh Bird Association president Enam-al-Haque's 40 photos on nature and natural elements added an extra flavour for the visitors.

Plant Fair at Maple Leaf International School

Tahsin Hyder

STUDENTS of Maple Leaf International School held Plant Fair 2010 on March 31 and April 01. Organised by the Green Club, the initiative aimed to enhance students' awareness on plantation and its contribution toward reducing our carbon footprint in the environment. "The most interesting part of the fair was that teachers, parents as well as students got to see all types of plants and understand the way they should be taken care off. The knowledge attained for this event was every positive and had a calming effect on all. I thank the Green Club for organising it" said the school Executive Administrator Ali Al Shams Mohiuddin. The fair displayed rare collection of flowers, medicine plants and even Bonsais, as the price ranged from as low as TK. 25 up to Tk. 7000.

Spring Orientation at AUST

ORIENTATION and reception of spring-2010 students of Ahsnaullah University of Science and technology (AUST) was held on 1 April. The orientation prgramme started in the respective departments of the university.In the orientation programme students were introduced to the teachers of respective departments and the curriculum, rules etc of the university. Many of the parents were also present in the programme. The orientation programme was followed by reception and cultural function. The reception began with raising AUST flag by the Chief Guest, Muhammad Enamul Huq, Minister of energy, power, mineral & resources. Vice Chancellor, deans of different faculties, teachers of AUST were also present in the function.

Seminar and Pharma Exhibition 2010 on Stamford Campus

A Seminar and Pharma Exhibition was organised in Siddeswari campus by the Department of Pharmacy, Stamford University Bangladesh on 9 March 2010. In this seminar Mollick Mahmood Hossain, Managing Director of Novelta Bestway Pharmaceuticals Ltd. delivered Seminar Lecture on 'Career Opportunities for the Pharmacists in Bangladesh'. He focused on the fact that there is a huge shortage of pharmacists all over the world in various sectors like pharmaceutical industry & marketing, community pharmacy, commercial and planning, technical service, regulatory affairs, academic sector etc. Murshed Hossain, Honorable member, Board of Trustees, Stamford University Foundation, Prof. Dr. K. Moudud Elahi, Honorable Pro Vice-Chancellor, Stamford University Bangladesh and Md. Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan Russel, Deputy Director, Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Bangladesh were present as Chief Guest, Guest of Honor and Special Guest respectively. Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghani, Chairman, Deparment of Pharmacy and Dean, Faculty of Science, Stamford University Bangladesh delivered the welcome speech addressing the students. Among many others, Additional Registrar, Dr. Majibur Rahman, Proctor, Mr. M. M. Shikder, teachers of Pharmacy Department of Stamford and other Universities, Pharmacy professionals, Officers of Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Bangladesh attended the seminar. Students of Pharmacy Department actively took part in the exhibition with 15 projects. Model of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Park, Solid Dosage Forms, Blood Zone, Minimizing Drug Poisoning, Combating Avian Influenza Using Natural Products, etc. are some of the important projects. The Seminar and exhibition was sponsored by Stamford University Bangladesh, Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Banglades and Akij Food anSiddiqui's International School Celebrates
Independence Day

ISD News
PTA Charity Ball

International School Dhaka's Parent-Teacher Association (ISD PTA) celebrated its 10th Anniversary Charity Ball on 11th March in the city. From left PTA Vice-President Tania Siddique and President Lubna Hussain handed over a cheque of Tk 200,000 to Kelly Koch, National Director of Habitat for Humanity. Stephen Murray (right), CEO, ISD is also seen.


Grade 10 Students Show-cased Their Personal Projects

STUDENTS of Grade 10 displayed their personal projects in the evening of 14 February at ISD after all the heard work in creating their products.
The Personal Project encourages all students to be risk-takers and inquirers. It allows each student to focus on something that interests him or her and by doing so, promotes the celebration of his or her individual creativity. Each student was assigned a supervisor to ensure that he/she was making satisfactory progress and that they were going in the right direction. Teachers, families, friends and other schools were invited to view the products and talk to the students about their journey. This activity also help students become better communicators as more than often their projects make them talk to people, listen to different points of view and stretch their personal boundaries.

UK Consultants Train ULAB Faculty in Student Advising

PROFESSORS Alex Steele and Kate Sullivan of the United Kingdom ran an intensive training on student advising for University of Liberal arts Bangladesh (ULAB) faculty, April 1-3, 2010. Teachers were trained on issues of confidentiality; gender, ethnic, and disability sensitivity; as well as awareness about sexual harassment, mental health and drug abuse. The training ended with a Student Open Advising Day with confidential advising for all students. Alex Steele is based in the UK and he works as a Senior Advisor to universities, industry and government throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. He specialises in educational development, organisational innovation, leadership development, change management and sustainable development. This is his third visit to ULAB, where he is now a Visiting Professor. Kate Sullivan is based at University College London where she specializes in public health, HIV prevention and international development. Kate was previously a Project Manager for the Student Advising Department at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She has worked previously in Uganda and Malawi, and is leading a new public health programme, which will be launched in South Africa in May 2010.
The University of Liberal arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has core values of Sustainability and Active Learning. It has a MoU with the University of Gloucestershire, UK, which has facilitated many unique training programmes like this for ULAB faculty.

CU English Alumni Reunion-2010 held

Rukan Uddin

THE Chittagong University English Alumni Association recently organised its 3rd reunion at Foy's Lake, famous tourist spot of Chittagong. Founding head of the department and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chittagong Professor Mohammad Ali (Oxon) graced the programme as Chief Guest. Presided over by the existing chairperson of the department Professor Chowdhury Mohammad Ali, the programme was attended by more than five hundred alumni of the English Department, CU. This daylong programme was of huge fun and merriment and time stood frozen for a while on that day with the convergence of the past and the present. Ex-students of the department coming from a cross-section of the society reminisced about their fond old days that brought back their past ecstasies and agonies. All alumni took renewed oath to serve the nation from their respective positions. A souvenir 'Alumnus' was published to commemorate the reunion.

Prof Rafiqul Islam talks at IUB

Hasan Saimum Wahab

Prof. Rafiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), spoke on the topic 'Bangla Literature and Liberation War' at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on 31 April 2010.
Organised by the Department of English and Department of Modern Languages at IUBs Baridhara campus, the lecture session was also attended by Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor of IUB, Prof. Nazrul Islam, Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Dr. Tanvir A Khan and Dr. Akimun Rahman among others. Prof. Rafiqul Islam in his lecture explained how Bangla literature and Liberation War are two unknown phenomena to each other and observed that a complete picture of liberation war is yet to be depicted in our literature.
After the keynote speech the VC, Director of School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Registrar of IUB took part in an open discussion on the topic.

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