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LUMS students accepted at Stanford

LUMS students accepted at Stanford

LAHORE: Two undergraduate students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) were accepted at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) as International research fellows.
Dawood Tariq from the batch of 2009 and Mirza Basim Baig from the batch of 2011 have been working with Dr Zaffar on ‘provenance aware intrusion detection schemes’ since last year and have published their work in excellent peer reviewed conferences.
Basim spent the current semester at the Stanford

NO homecoming – Out-of-town students to stay for Eid

LAHORE: Despite the fact that all educational institutions in Lahore would be closing from today (Monday) for Eid holidays, a large number of foreign students residing at hostels and students from Gilgit Baltistan and other areas of the country would not be going to their hometowns for celebrating the event, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Long traveling distances, short holidays and examinations right after Eid were the main reasons, which had forced these students to celebrate the

Madrassa students out to get your hides

LAHORE: Religious seminaries (madrassa) in the city have cancelled the Eid holidays of students to initiate the yearly drive to prepare groups of students to collect the hides of sacrificial animals over the Eid holiday, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Religious seminaries have assigned the students duties in different localities of the city to collect animal hides while tasking them with organising the advertisement campaigns: placing banners, requesting citizens to donate

Violent guards, complicit administrators – PU guards thrash IMPP students outside VC’s office

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) turned into a battlefield on Monday, as varsity security guards thrashed students of the Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology (IMPP) including girls outside the VC Office.
The students were protesting for their demands when the security guards charged at them and started beating them black and blue. To make things worse, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, the varsity registrar, resident officer and Hall Council Chairman Dr Amin Ather acted like

PU IMPP students barge in during Lord Nazir’s address

LAHORE: Students from the Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology (IMPP) Punjab University Lahore not only forced their way in the Faisal Auditorium and protested, where Lord Nazir Ahmad from the British House of Lords was delivering a speech, but also lounged themselves in front of his car when he was leaving.
PU security guards, working under PU Chief Security Officer (CSO) Col. (r) Khalid Hasan, could do little to control the students and only roughed up a few after the

LUMs to initiate EMS training for students from other varsities

LAHORE: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has prepared four of its students – members of the LUMS Emergency Medical Service (EMS) – to develop an emergency medical technician curriculum to train volunteers in order to equip them with skills for providing emergency medical services on campus.
LUMS EMS President Babar Asad said that the four students completed a two-week training programme at Rice University and would now share their newly-gained knowledge and

French students march on as pensions strike loses steam

French students protested Tuesday at campuses across the country but elsewhere the government welcomed signs that the mass movement to defend the right to retire at 60 was losing steam.
Lawmakers were expected to pass President Nicolas Sarkozy’s unpopular pensions reform bill on Wednesday and Finance Minister Christine Lagarde hailed what she said was “a return to reason and dialogue.”
And the union leaders who led strikes and street rallies of recent months

LCWU should send students for flood relief: Taseer

Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Tuesday hailed the efforts of the students of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore and Taxila for helping the flood survivors of Hajipura and Nawabpura, and urged the Lahore College for Women’s University vice chancellor to also send her students to the flood-affected areas for rehabilitation work.
Addressing the 8th Convocation of the LCWU, Taseer said that during the floods, the whole nation showed unity and

Shifting of varsities to Lahore suburbs concerns parents, students

Parents and teachers have expressed their concerns over the shifting of universities to suburbs of Lahore, as the move is causing financial problems, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Various universities located in the middle of Lahore were forced to construct larger campuses in the city’s suburbs to meet the demands of higher education and the ever-increasing number of students.
University buses charge Rs 2,000 to 4,000 per month for transporting students to varsities

Students forced to protest against four-year bachelor’s programme

Students enrolled in recently introduced four-year bachelor honours program by the Higher Education Department (HED) at three boy colleges have been facing have been threatened and forced by student union members to join protests against the four-year programme.
HED recently introduced the four-year program at the three boys’ colleges including Government MAO College, Islamia College Civil Lines and Science College Wahdat Road. These incidents raise concern about the

Afghans say NATO killed 2 students as bomber attacks UN office

Afghan officials accused NATO-led troops of killing two school boys in central Afghanistan on Saturday after a patrol came under fire by Taliban insurgents, as three suicide bombers wearing police uniforms and burqas attacked the UN office in western city of Herat on Saturday, senior police and UN officials said.
Civilian casualties caused by international troops while fighting insurgents are an emotive issue in Afghanistan, causing friction between President Hamid

French students clash with police ahead of new protest

French protestors blocked key sites and clashed with police Thursday as unions called for further mass nationwide protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s bid to raise the retirement age.
With no fuel left in more than a quarter of petrol pumps, police are playing what unions dubbed a game of cat and mouse with protestors at depots and refineries in a bid to prevent the country grinding to a halt.
“By taking the French economy, businesses and daily life

PA speaker advises students

Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal advised the students to develop their association with books and said that to meet the challenges being faced by the country everyone should make joint efforts by forgetting all the internal differences.
He expressed these views while addressing students at the Superior University on Thursday. He said that the students were the true assets of the country and the Punjab government was doing it’s best for the promotion of the

Students protest against preference given to medical entry tests

Flay Punjab govt, UHS for changing admission criteria at eleventh hour
Varsity spokesman says entry test weight age given according to LHC judgment
“It’s quite annoying that this year, the entry test was taken just 20 days before the announcement of result, unlike last year, when entry test was conducted after three months.
Asma Jamil
997 marks out of 1100 in the intermediate exams
“According to students, only 3,162 students out of the total 8,000

PU VC says students should learn from the Afghans

Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran advised students to learn from the Afghans. The statement of the vice chancellor surprised students as it was interpreted as supportive of the Taliban. PU Director Public Relation Khawaja Tahir stated that the VC’s statement only meant to advise hard work.
Addressing a grand reception hosted in honor of over 2000 newly- admitted students, the vice-chancellor stated that apart from textbooks, students should

PU VC to welcome new graduation, masters students on 14th

Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran would address the welcome party of over 2,000 newly-admitted students of BA/BSc and MA/MSc to be held at the Faisal Auditorium, New Campus on Thursday, October 14.
PU Advisor Students Affairs (ASA) Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhry made this announcement while chairing a meeting to finalise the arrangements of the welcome party. Chaudhry emphasised upon the participants that they should exhibit a sense of