Punjab University students protest fee rise
PU students protest fee rise
Lahore, June 24, 2008: A number of students of the Punjab University on Monday
staged a protest demonstration, which was organised by the Islami Jamiat Tulaba
(IJT) against students' expulsion, increase in fees and suspension of university
bus service. Speaking to the protesters, IJT nazim Zahid Naveed said the Punjab
governor should take notice of the vice-chancellor's `anti-student'
He said the IJT would continue its campaign till the
re-admission of the students and withdrawal of raise in fees.
protesters were also carrying placards inscribed with their demands. Dawn
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First-ever art gallery at Punjab University opens
Lahore: The Punjab University's (PU) first ever art gallery, PURAF, opened on
Monday at the Institute of Art and Design exhibiting paintings by Samina
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated the event.
Punjab University Research Art Forum (PURAF) is founded by a group of research
artists with an objective to work in harmony with challenges Pakistan is facing
today, and in times to come, both in art and culture preservation. It promises
to acquire a milestone status in the world of visual arts.
A number of
students and art lovers were present who praised the opening of the gallery and
the works of the artist displayed there. Anum, a student, said that the gallery
would help students to show their work on the campus, which they previously did
at the Alhamra Arts Gallery.
Another student, Mujtaba, said that opening
of PURAF would help generate scholarly discussions among students, which was an
important aspect of the subject of art.
The paintings on display were
praised because of their color scheme and bold strokes. One of the paintings
titled, Quaid-e-azam, was applauded by the audience. The exhibition will
continue till July 8.
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PU delegation attends WEW Student Leadership Conference
Lahore: A three-member Punjab University delegation participated in a Women's Education Worldwide (WEW)
Student Leadership Conference at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, United
States of America, from June 10 to 13, said a press release on Monday.
The delegation included PU Psychology Department Professor Dr Rukhsana
Kausar, Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) student
Maria Mujeeb and Institute of Business & Information Technology (IBIT)
student Seher Butt. The conference was hosted by Mount Holyoke College (MHC) and
Smith College in South Hadley.
Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) was
hosting its first student Leadership Conference after many years of planning
which was attended by 70 women from 17 countries and five continents. The
conference's mission was to facilitate international and cross-cultural
understanding between young female students from different educational
institutes across the globe. The students participated in leadership and
skill-building workshops, presentations on giveback projects, communal dinners,
interactive sessions and entertainment programmes. They were also taken on a
trip to Smith College and met College President Carol Christ, visited downtown
Northampton, and enjoyed a bonfire. The conference gave the students an
opportunity to share different emotions with people from varying backgrounds and
respect each other's values and culture. The participants compared the
educational opportunities, status and literacy rates of women in their
respective countries. They also exchanged views about economic resources,
political power, gender equality, history and the gradual reshaping of the
culture in their countries. The workshop management engaged the participants in
various topics of discussion such as women in science and technology,
environmental issues, student government, ethics, the history of women's
colleges, and spiritual peace and faith.
Mount Holyoke College (MHC)
Student Programmes Associate Director Beth Gibney Boulden, Smith College
Students Dean Julianne Ohotnicky and MHC College Secretary and WEW Coordinator
Jesse Lytle awarded certificates to the participants. Daily Times
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