Month: May 2018

Student Martyrs

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Ko Aung Kyaw was struck by a baton on December 20, 1938 during the third RU student boycott. He is a early casualty in the struggle for Burma’s independence. He was named “Bo Aung Kyaw”. Sparks Street was renamed as Bo […]

RU Estate

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Rangoon University Estate included the following (with name changes and/or structural changes over the years). Rangoon College Judson College BOC College Convocation Hall Administrative Offices Housing for sayas Hostels for male and female students RUSU (Rangoon University Students’ Union) Sanatorium (Tekkatho […]

History

For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) During our school days we had to learn World History (Feudal system, Renaissance, …) and Burmese History (called “Yazawin”and renamed as “Thamaing”). Later, after hearing from the Thin sayas, Myin sayas, and Kyar sayas, I became interested in some aspects of […]

Memory

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasarabhivamsa (GBNF) was listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for his phenomenal memory. When Burma hosted the Sixth Buddhist Council in 1954 – 56 to commemorated the 2500th year of the “Sasana Calendar”, Sayadaw acted as […]

Changes in Education

For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) The following are just examples. In the old system, Matriculation students can take Lower Burmese (for a restricted time) Optional Burmese Optional English Additional Mathematics One extra subject (as insurance) … In the old system, University students can switch from one […]

U Wun

For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) Saya U Wun (Minthuwun, GBNF) is a scholar and a distinguished poet. His mentor is Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin, who successfully proposed to Rangoon University to establish the Burmese Department. Saya studied at RU and in UK. Saya served as […]

Cartoons and Comics

For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) Conventional wisdom Laughter is the best medicine It takes less nerves to smile than to frown A cartoon a day keeps the blues away Cartoons have no age boundaries … RIT Cartoon Box Started by Ko Myint Pe (M72) and team […]

RIT Sports

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) During our days, Saya U Yone Moe (GBNF) was the Rector of RIT. RIT Sports Committee The Commitee was chaired by Saya U Maung Maung Than (Tex, GBNF). The Committee would organize an Annual Dinner where Certificates were awarded to the […]

Geologists

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Saya Dr. Tha Hla studied for his Ph.D. in UK about the same time as Dr. Maung Maung Kha, Dr. Hla Myint, and Dr. Po Aye first native Professorin Geology served as Rector, Rangoon University retired after serving as UN Advisor […]