* Two of the sons of Aden College alumnus Mohamed Jabr graduated recently from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Salem
Mohamed Jabr graduated in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He was awarded the medal of excellence from the
His brother Abdulla Mohamed Jabr graduated from the same university in Mechanical Engineering with distinction.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem translated into Arabic a collection of poetry by Daisaku Ikeda the renowned Japanese poet, buddhist, philosopher, peace-builder and educator from SGI-Gulf, a Dubai-based cultural and educational organization. The title of the book is Fighting for Peace. The book launch for an Arabic-English edition of Fighting for Peace, was described as more than just a recitation of epic failures at winning peace and justice for all, but rather poetry that speaks to citizens and statesmen alike of undying hope for change and unbounded human potential.
The book launch was held in conjunction with SGI-Gulf's third annual poetry symposium entitled, "The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity" at the Dubai Knowledge Village. Among the guests attending the book launch was Dr. Shihab Ghanem, a renowned UAE poet who led the translation of Fighting for Peace into Arabic.
Follow the launch event here.
* Dr.Thanos Pitouris is a PhD. candidate at the Department of Politics, School of Oriental & African Studies London with interest in Yemen and especially the Anti-colonial independence movement in South Arabia.
He is researching the nationalist, anti-colonial movement in South Arabia and the subsequent decolonisation process from British rule in the years 1937-67. The theoretical focus of his thesis is to explain the emergence of national identities during periods of decolonisation, by using South Yemen as the historical case study.
He authored an article entitled " Faysal Al-Attas: The Maoist Sayyid". The late Faysal Al-Attas was an Aden College alumnus with strong leaning towards the Chinese doctrine during the rule of the National Front for the Liberation of Yemen (NLF) in the early 70s.
Following the article here.
* Dr. Qais Ghanem was one of 15 recipients selected for a medal of Ottawa by the Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Ontario. He was selected for being a neurologist, educator at the University of Ottawa and sleep lab director at several Ottawa hospitals. He also passionately advocates for interfaith understanding and gender equality. The award was presented by Jim Watson, City Mayor of Ottawa in a ceremony held at City Hall. The order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, medicine, sports and entertainment, or other field of endeavour that benefit the residents of Ottawa.
Watch the ceremony here.
* Alumnus Abdulla Taher Abdulla Ali sent an article entitled “A Friday Night Fever at Hans Crescent”. In it he reminisced his days living in Hans Crescent in London, England when he was studying Cost and Management Accounting in the 70s.
Read his experiences here.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem was featured in a local newspaper 'Malayala Manorama'. The article is in Malayalam language and roughly translates as follows:
"Kerala Girl, Ms. Bisveena, to render the Golden Song of Dubai!"
When a girl baby was born to Kerala's Sageer - Lubna couple, both staunch believers in Allah and extreme lovers of music, they never had to think twice to give a name to their daughter, Bisveena, combining the first letters of "bismillah" and "Veena" (the Indian musical instrument).Today, that girl, an eighth Grader in Dubai Delhi Private School, at the age of thirteen, has been selected from thousands of competitors to sing the theme song of 'Dubai Expo 2020', an Arabic song entitled "O Dubai, How Beautiful You Are"!
The Arabic song was written by Dr. Shihab Ghanem and the music was by composed by Bisveena's father, C.M. Sageer. The 4-minutes song praises Dubai Rulers' farsightedness who took Dubai Emirate to its present glory through ultra fast development as well as the present future of the emirate. The song also gives a poignant message that Dubai is a world modern living. The song welcomes each and every visitor to Dubai Expo 2020.”
* Alumnus Farook Aman published an article in Dialoque with Diversity website which is operated and run by Dr. Qais Ghanem entitled "Toxic Personalities". In it alumnus Farook Aman described the term and attempts to remember such personalities.
Read the article here.
* An online Italian literature magazine called "Marguette" published a feature on Dr. Shihab Ghanem as a famous UAE poet. It published a translation into Italian language the poem of Bakbuk and Akiass.
Visit the website here.