- As of October 16, 2019, there are 5600+ members.
- There are 12000+ posts and 150+ posts daily for the past few days.
- It is difficult if not impossible to read all the posts and the relevant comments.
- One can save selected posts.
- One can also to the “Popular Topics” section organized by Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin (Admin of the Group) and select a Topic.
- U Aung Mon (Moderator of the Group) has used Translation Software to convert posts (using Unicode compliant fonts) to Zawgyi and vice versa.
- I have created 30+ albums using the photos from the posts (with credit given to the source where ever possible) and the photos from my archives.
- The Primary sources include Newspapers (e.g. Kyemon), Encyclopedias (e.g. Myanmar Swel Sone Kyan), Biographies (e.g. by Maung Aung Mon (a) Win Aung Gyi), Books (e.g. Collection of Kabyars), Brochures (e.g. Convocation), Magazines (e.g. Annual Magazines), Sar Saungs.
- I have added relevant comments from the posts, and have added additional information (including my Trivia posts).
- With the help of specialist volunteers (e.g. Subject Matter Experts), they can be transformed into “Photo Essays” or articles in a digital book or e-books.
- I have covered several subjects and departments.
- The albums are not exhaustive. Some are not mutually exhaustive. Saya U Pe Maung Tin, Saya Dr. Htin Aung, Saya U Thein Han (Zawgyi) and Saya U Wun (Minthuwun) can be covered in several albums.
L. D. StampProfessor Laurence Dudley Stamp taught Geography at Rangoon University and the University of London. He authored several books and articles (e.g. Land Use). One book was a prescribed text in Burma in the early days.He lectured to the first year students at LSE (London School of Economics) instead of delegating to his assistants. His rationale : “A major subject can be taught by any qualified teacher, but a minor subject should be introduced by a motivated, senior teacher. The class could be the sole exposure in their academic career; so it is important to give the students an excellent overview of the subject.”
Geography learned at school
We had to take World Geography and Burmese Geography in Middle School and a year in High School. We learned about Contouring and Climatic Interpretation.
Dr. Daw Thin Kyi is the first native Professor of Geography. She is also one of the early female Professors at Rangoon University.Dr. Tin Htoo was a senior lecturer.I worked as a volunteer assistant for Saya U Hla Htun Aung, who was in charge of the “Zay Nay Yar Cha Htar Yee Committee” for the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 1970. Among those who applied for permits include U Maung Maung Tar (Academy winning actor, trying to sell his line of make up) and the Playboys (Than Naing, Thein Tan, …) Saya Dr. U Win attended UCC before going for his graduate studies in the US. He is an expert on Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Grapevine says that he was the last speaker for the conferences held by Burma Research Society (BRS). The higher authorities entered the room and announced that “BRS has been disbanded”.
After the Education System changes in 1964 and post-1988, there are many more Rectors and Professors.
Myint Myint Khine and her friends have posted photos of the senior sayamas and sayas.
- I am trying my best to honor Outstanding Burmese.
- I have enhanced the list compiled by Saya U Wun (Minthuwun) of “Outstanding Burmese who are First in their field”. Several of them are RU alumni.
- I have enhanced another list “Early Female Scholars who did post-graduate degrees (mainly in the UK)” with those who studied in USA and elsewhere (using information and feedback from my sayas and friends).
- I have continually updated the list of Top Matriculates (from the Old System).
- I have written about selected footballers, swimmers, rowers and athletes.
- I need Subject Matter Experts (SME) to help payback to our alma mater in several ways:
(a) Photo Exhibitions
(b) Photo Essays
(c) Books related to RU
(d) Kabyars related to RU
(e) Cartoons related to RU
(f) Movies related to RU
(g) Songs related to RU
(h) Digital books
(i) Commemorative Magazines and Sar Saungs