e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue #30 | March 2018 |

Reinventing Furniture with Batik and Songket

Batik and Songket, Malaysia’s traditional cultural heritage, have been given a new lease of life as they continue to play a vital role in the daily lives of the society. This includes the reinvention of their applications such as in contemporary or modern furniture. A group of lecturers and students of the Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB) in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) have designed unique furniture which uses both batik and songket as motifs. Read more

Muslim Mother Teresa Draws Close to Needy UPM Students

Sister Sabariah from Malaysia, an icon portrayed as the Muslim Mother Teresa of Montreal, Canada, accompanied 50 UPM needy students in the gotong-royong preparation of special meals at the Majlis Tautan Hati bersama Sister Sabariah. 

The 70-year-old icon is internationally recognised for her charitable acts of feeding the homeless in Montreal, Canada for over 30 years. Read More

UPM Fusion Lab Raises Fund to Help Develop the Potential of Pupils with Special Needs

For the very first time, UPM’s Special Education Laboratory (Fusion lab) organised a Charity Dinner for Pupils with Special Needs (MBK), especially for those with intellectual disabilities. The dinner was organised to help raise funds for research and community therapy intervention for these children. Read More

Dogathon Gathers More Than 1,000 Dogs to Raise Fund for Stray Animals

1,019 dogs were brought together through the Dogathon 2018 programme to raise fund for Projek Pengkasian Haiwan Terbiar (PRO-KASIH), a project to neuter stray animals, organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM. Read More

Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Advises Youths to Stay Away from Fake News

Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor urged youths to be more responsible Internet users and able to distinguish true from fake news on the social media. Read More

UPM Shares Awareness of the Wasatiyyah Approach With the Community

The University Islamic Centre of UPM organised a seminar entitled The Wasatiyyah Approach: Application, Practice and Challenges as a platform to share awareness and moderation of the wasatiyyah approach in Islam with the community. Read More

Students Witness the Uniqueness of Zhong Hua's Culture

The Zhong Hua Cultural Arts Association ofUPM shared its appreciation and knowledge of practices of Chinese New Year celebrations that have been passed through generations, with both the public and UPM students through the Ang Pau Festival Programme. Read More

UPM’s MyBrain Challenge Accentuates Students’ Excellence

The Academic Secretariat of the Student Council of the Fifteenth College, UPM organised the MyBrain Challenge programme to accentuate the IQ and EQ excellence of UPM students. It is the first ever for such a programme to be held. Read More

UPM and Royal Bird’s Nest Team up to Commercialise AWEsome

The Laboratory of Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Bioscience, UPM and Royal Bird’s Nest Sdn. Bhd. (RBN) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) of collaboration to commercialise the first-in-human clinical trial on ‘The Aging Well with Edible Bird’s Nest (EBN)’ (AWEsome). Read More

UPM Athletes Awarded the Most Prestigious National Sports Awards 2017

The National Sports Award 2017 witnessed athletes from UPM being honoured in the country’s most prestigious sports awards. 

Cheong Jun Hoong, a Bachelor of Communication student from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, was named the National Sportswoman.

She received a championship trophy, an accompanying trophy, a certificate and RM20,000 in prize money. Read More

Upcoming Events

1 April 2018: Farm Run 2018

4 April 2018: Echo Seminar 2018

24 April - 25 April 2018: 9th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing

Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Selangor Darul Ehsan

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