isms | 29 September, 2010 13:40
School of Engineering, Kathmandu University has established and started the operation of Video-Conferencing System from August 2010. The conference room is located in the first floor of Library Block (Block 03). The system currently features Video-Conferencing, Content Sharing which facilitates conduction of lectures and presentations from geographically separated places. The system is associated with NREN (Nepal Research and Education Network - http://www.nren.net.np/) due to which large volume of data can now be downloaded at a higher speed. This system can be very helpful to the students, researchers, faculty members and others for conducting online meetings or attending online lectures of professors or instructors from universities or institutions from around the world. The specification of the system is:
- Polycom System (VSX7000) which includesPolycom Camera (180 Degree Head Rotation), Polycom Sound System, Polycom Microphone
- Polycom Content Sharing
- Sony Bravia 52” LCD TV (EX700)
The conference room has a total seating capacity for 24 persons which can be expanded to 35 on need. For details and reservation, please contact
Prof. Dr.Bhola Thapa, Dean
School of Engineering
Phone: 011 661399 ext.: 224
Mr. Shekhar Pd. Dhungana, In-Charge
Information System Mangement Section (ISMS)
Phone:011 661399 ext.: 161
Mr. Vijit Atreya, Teaching Assistant
Department of CSE
Phone:011 661399 ext.: 227
isms | 28 September, 2010 17:31
Dr . Bal Chandra Luitelvisited the University of Wyoming (UW) from September 3 to 13 to participate inthe planning conference of WISDOMe (Wyoming Institute for the Study and Development of MathematicalEducation). At the conference, he presented a commentary on the plenary onlived mathematical experiences by Wolff Michael Roth. Besides, Dr. Luitelpresented a public lecture on transformative mathematics education in Nepal,met with officials of the university with a view to develop collaborationbetween KU and UW, and engaged in a series of discussion with Prof. LarryHatfield and other members of the DIME (Developing Investigations ofMathematical Experience) research team to (re) conceptualise research intolived mathematical experiences.
Next,Dr. Luitel visited California State University @ Fresno (Fresno State) fromSeptember 14 to 19. He met professors of the Kremen College of Education so asto explore possibilities for future collaborations between KUSOED and theCollege of Education. Next, Dr. Luitel gave a public lecture entitled LookingBack, Looking Ahead: A Journeyfrom a Transmissionist Teacher to a Transformative Researcher, and a seminar onNew Science and New Mathematics to a group of graduate students and professors.He discussed with professors from the Department of Geography and School ofAgriculture regarding joint research activities between the two universities. AFresno State Professor is visiting KU in November so as to materialise thepossibility of joint research collaboration.
Inthe final week (i.e., September 20 to 24) of the three-week tour, Dr. Luitelvisited California State University @ Sacramento (CSU Sacramento State) wherehe presented on some aspects of the ethnomathematics project supported by theUNESCO office in Kathmandu(http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0016/001614/161421m.pdf). The next talkcomprised Dr. Luitel’s ongoing research on socially responsible science andmathematics education. Toward the final day of the visit, he met professors andsome key administrators so as to identify some priority areas for futurecollaboration.
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isms | 26 September, 2010 09:59
The Made in Nepal Youth SolidarityFestival was formally inaugurated on 24 September 2010, by Rt. Hon’ble Dr. Ram BaranYadav, the President of Republic of Nepal. On the same occasion,President Yadav also inaugurated the new Girls' Hostel and Staff Quarters inKathmandu University. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the President expressedhis concern that the education sector has been affected by the country’s politicalinstability. Stating that monopoly is not acceptable in democracy, he urged allpolitical parties to stay away from the politics of weapons for a peacefulfuture. He also advised the students to remain untouched by the stench ofpolitics. He praised Kathmandu University for its contribution towards highereducation in Nepal, congratulated for its international reputation, andexpressed the hope that this would continue for a long time ahead.
Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, theVice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, spoke about the achievements, setbacksand the satisfaction he felt during the twenty years of the university'sestablishment. Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Janga BahadurChauhan, Director of Student Welfare, Mr. Rajendra Khetan, Senate Member,industrialist Mr. Sanjeev Raj Rajbhandari, Constituent Assembly member Mr. KrishnaPrashad Sapkota were among the other dignitaries to formally attend the ceremony.Besides, Deans of different schools, faculties, staffs, and families living inthe staff quarters were also present in the programme.
The ceremony was chaired byMr. Sharad Chandra Mainali, President, Student Welfare Council president.
The festival which runs forthree days will have activities like youth conference, cycle race, photo exhibitionand competition, art exhibition and science project exhibition. There are alsofood and game stalls at the fair.
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