WEEK #46, November 10-16, 2014
Re-engagement of former faculty as “Distinguished Adjunct Faculty”
AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai informed the AIT Community that the institute is now preparing a new Policy and Procedure Statement to formalize a new model for re-engagement of former faculty members. President Worsak has received a large amount of feedback on the initiative. Hopefully the re-engagement will kick-off from the beginning of next year.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for grant programs – for more information on these programs please visit the grant opportunities page at: www.grandchallenges.org
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations
AIT International School updates
*Visitors to AITIS need to get permission from the school office before entering the school premises for safety reasons.
*On November 6, AITIS celebrated the Loy Krathong Festival at the school’s premises.
*AITIS staff members had a Professional Development Workshop on November 8.
* On Friday, November 14, AITIS will have its Parent-Teacher Conference. There will be no school for the children.
AIT Drinking Water Available for Sale at AITCC
AIT Drinking Water (size of 600 ml.) is now available for sale at the AIT Conference Center at a special price: Dozen, 65 Baht (12 bottles = 5.42/bottle); Dining room price is 15 Baht/bottle. Payment can be made through internal charge and by cash. For more information please contact the Dining Room at Ext. 5256.
AIT Short Film Festival
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Short Film Festival will be organized on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at the Milton E. Bender Jr. Auditorium from 15:00-16:30 hours. Organized by the Media and Communications Unit and the Student Union the film festival will showcase the six videos prepared by students of the AIT who participated in the video competition: “A day in the life of an AIT student” held in October 2014. The event will be followed by a prize distribution ceremony.
For more details visit http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2014/events/ait-short-film-festival/#.VFwhjDSUeSo
AIT, NSTDA and TU Mini-marathon
AIT-NSTDA-TU are jointly organizing a 6-km Mini-marathon on Friday, 14 November 2014. The race will start at Thammasat University around 7:00 am, and will end at AIT. Mini-marathon participants from AIT will be taken to Thammasat University before the race. Interested persons can register online through the below link:
The closing date for Registration is midnight on 12 November 2014.
Special Talk entitled “Economic Integration: From Austrian Perspective” – Invitation from PIM
AIT’s partner Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) invites the AIT Community to attend a special talk entitled “Economic Integration: From Austrian Perspective” by H. E. Enno Drofenif, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Thailand, on Monday, 10 November 2014, at its branch office, 3rd floor Luxellence Center, Panjabhumi Building, South Sathorn Road, from 13.30-16.00 pm.
Online Registration at http://interprogram.pim.ac.th or Tel. 02-832-0945 or 02-837-1209.
H.E. Mr. Battumur Chimeddorj, Ambassador of Mongolia to Thailand, and Mr. Batbaatar Togtokhbayar, Counsellor of the Embassy of Mongolia / Wednesday, 12 November 2014.
Faculty and Staff Travel
Dr. K. R. Salin / Taipei, Taiwan / 3 – 11 Nov. 2014
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 7 – 15 Nov. 2014
Dr. Jonathan Shaw / Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia / 9 – 14 Nov. 2014
Dr. Sundar Venkatesh / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 10 – 14 Nov. 2014
Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul / HoChiMinh City, Vietnam / 10 – 15 Nov. 2014
Ms. Watcharathorn Chantinmathorn / HoChiMinh City, Vietnam / 10 – 15 Nov. 2014
Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe / Lucknow, India / 11 – 17 Nov. 2014, 16 – 21 Nov. 2014
Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / 12 – 15 Nov. 2014
Prof. Sivanappan Kumar / Siem Reap, Cambodia / 13 – 15 Nov. 2014
Prof. C. Visvanathan / Siem Reap, Cambodia / 13 – 15 Nov. 2014
Dr. Noppadol Phienwej, Dr. Pham Huy Giao, Mrs. Supamas R. / Ayudhaya, Angthong, Chainat, Pitsanuloke, Petchaboon, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Lopburi and Saraburi Provinces, Thailand / 13 – 16 Nov. 2014
Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana / Colombo, Sri Lanka / 16 – 21 Nov. 201
Position: Laboratory & Field Supervisor, SERD (AARM. FABS Cluster)
Ref. no: 69/ 14
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Position: Part-time Consultant for Survey Design and Analysis, GDS/SERD
Ref. no: 67/14
Deadline: 1 December 2014
Position: Lab Supervisor (ISE) FoS, SET
Ref no: 04/14
Deadline: 14 December 2014
Position: Assistant or Associate Professors, School of Management
Ref no: Fac 08/14
Deadline: 31 December 2014