Rangoon University

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U Shwe Hlaing

  • Studied Chemical Engineering and Mathematics in the USA.
  • Taught Engineering Mechanics in our 2nd BE class.
    Students love the free-body diagrams with half arrows.
  • Wore jeans and smoked quite a lot.
  • Quit smoking and wore taik pone.
    A dramatic change.
  • Taught ALGOL and some computer subjects in the planning phase of the UCC Project.
  • Students felt sad when they learned that their favorite saya was to be transferred to Pathein (Bassein) College.
  • As recounted by U Zaw Min Nawaday, there was a farewell party where U Tha Htay read the message in Burmese and U Khin Maung Win (Roland Thein) read the message (drafted by ZMN) in English.
  • Many years later, Saya served as External Examiner at UCC.
  • After retirement, Saya spent time in Myanmar and UK (with his daughter).
  • U Ohn Khine (M70) was able to give Garawa money of the Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 64 to Saya, and took pictures.

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