Month: December 2020

U Aung Khin (2)

Saya U Aung Khin’s visits to the Bay Area had tremendous impact. One visit resulted in the formation of BAPS (Burmese American Professional Society) — a merger of BEA (Burmese Engineers Association) and BASTS (Burmese American Science and Technology Society). Another visit resulted in a dinner meeting where […]

U Wun

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 (a) Head of the Translation Department, Rangoon […]

RIT English

(1) Saya Des Rodgers and Saya U Khin were Scrabble Champions at the tournaments held at Guardian premises and YMCA. Chambers Dictionary and Jones Pronouncing Dictionary were used to confirm/deny the word challenges. They were always present on Saya U Khin’s desk. Saya Des moved to UK and […]

SEAP Games (2)

Members The members of South East Asian Peninsular Games include Burma Cambodia Laos Malaysia Singapore Thailand Vietnam The 1st SEAP Games was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1959. Second SEAP Games 2nd SEAP Games was held in Rangoon, Burma in December 1961. Aung San Stadium was the main […]

U Aung Khin (1)

Update : December 22, 2020 Joined Rangoon University in 1948. Per advice of his uncle Professor U Po Tha (Chemistry) he studied Engineering at RU Completed BSME and MSME at Lehigh University. Retired as Professor of Mechanical Engineering Moved to Canada. Wrote articles for RIT Alumni International Newsletter […]

RU (4)

Photos Htein Win Dr. Thwe Oo Dr. Nyan Taw Photos It is important to preserve and share old photos. Before the advent of digital cameras and smart phones, it was not simple and cheap to take photos (let alone process them). In my younger days, I had a […]

Honor

Update : December 22, 2020 I am trying to honor Outstanding Burmese in general, and RU Alumni in particular. Enhanced the list compiled by Saya U Wun (Minthuwun) of “Outstanding Burmese who are First in their field”. Enhanced another list “Early Female Scholars who did post-graduate degrees (mainly […]

RIT English

Update : December 22, 2020 In November 1964, the RIT English Department was established to teach first year and second year B.E and B. Arch Sayama Terry (Daw Yin Yin Mya) was Assistant Lecturer and Head of the Department. She was a Beauty Queen.She migrated to Australia. Sayama […]

Des Rodgers

Update : December 22, 2020 Letter Hello Ko Hla Min: It was a pleasure to read the message of good wishes to all RIT members sent by Bhikku Ashin Pannagavesaka (Bobby Myo Tun, A69). I’ve just finished dashing off a note of greetings to him, and was reminiscing […]