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Friday, December 26, 2008

Sumbangan Untuk Anak Yatim Rumah Abu Nor, Pengkalan Hulu, Grik

Assalamualaikum wm. wb.,

Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Bahagian Hal Ehwal Wanita (HELWA), Pusat Islam (Kampus Induk) sedang menjalankan aktiviti membantu Rumah Anak Yatim Abu Nor Pengkalan Hulu, Grik iaitu mendapatkan sumbangan wang tunai bagi membeli kelengkapan sekolah untuk pelajar seramai 40 orang antara Tahun 1 hingga Tingkatan 5. Sehubungan itu, Y. Bhg Dato'/Datin/tuan/puan yang berhasrat untuk memberi sumbangan boleh berbuat demikian melalui HELWA.

Sila hubungi :
1. Ustazah Rohayati 3757
2. Ustazah Nor Fadhilah 3748
3. Ustazah Normiza 2329
4. Pn. Zuraida 3884

Friday, December 19, 2008

CSR Roundtable discusison on ?Corporate and Sustainable living: The role of business and CSR?

Speaker: Don Clifton,

University of South Australia (and a Former CEO)

With an invited expert speaker on Sustainable Corporate Strategy, the CSR roundtable discussion this time will focus on the role of business from various critical and strategic perspectives. Among them are: developing a balanced view of business ecological footprint, the core drivers on sustainability vis-à-vis CSR projects/green-initiative projects, and a transformational agenda as opposed to a reformist agenda in CSR initiatives. (Seats are limited - please confirm your attendance by replying the email).

Brought to you by:

CP-TAG (Corporate Social Responsibility and Transdisciplinary Action Group), USM


CSR Penang State Committee

Date: Monday, 22 December, 2008

Venue: C05 Conference Room

Time: 10.00 a.m.

Brief information about speaker:

With over 30 years of industrial experience and after being a CEO of a large Australian fund management firm which manages over a billion dollar of investments, Don Clifton is currently attached with the University of South Australia, teaching an MBA Sustainable Corporate Strategy course. His commercial background is in the financial services sector (over 30 years in that industry) having held a number of senior positions with firms involved in investment funds management, as well as managing his own business. Don Clifton?s current research is on "Sustainability and government - a case study of the South Australian Government". This research involves an analysis of the SA Government's approach to sustainability and the mapping of this approach onto the Sustainable World typology, based on an Ecological Footprint Analysis. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Board Member of Trees For Life.

Reevany Bustami, Ph.D.
Timbalan Dekan / Deputy Dean
Akad dan Pembangunan Pelajar / Acad & Students Dev
Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan
/ School of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
No. Tel : 604-6533361
No. Fax : 604-6570918

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

World Civic Forum 2009 - Call for Papers and Panels

The World Civic Forum 2009

Call for Papers and Panels

The World Civic Forum (WCF), jointly initiated by Kyung Hee University and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), will hold its inaugural forum on May 5-8, 2009 at the COEX in Seoul, Korea under the main theme of “Building Our Humanitarian Planet.” The WCF 2009 emerges from the leading collaboration between the UN and institutions of higher learning, and aims to develop into an ongoing global institution with the partnership of like-minded actors such as NGOs, international organizations, governments, private enterprise, and the media. As a venue for global reflection and dialogue to enhan ce future civilizations, it will address the internationally agreed development goals including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from various perspectives of education, research, and practice. The WCF 2009, to be followed by succeeding ones bi-annually thereafter, will highlight the following themes. For more information, please click here.

Main Theme: Building Our Humanitarian Planet

Our Earth is calling for a humanitarian regeneration. Despite scientific and technological progress, today we are faced with global problems--in particular, national conflicts and insecurity, environmental destructions and climate change, global injustice and underdevelopment, and alienation between civilizations--due to the loss of values of humanity in the course of modern civilization. Redeeming humanitarian values fully to our lives, however, is a daunting task. It requires integrative collaboration across sectors, disciplines, and nations. As much as damage to humanity has generated complicated ills in every corner of our Planet, we need a holistic initiative transcending conventional boundaries and scopes and reflecting planetary consciousness in order to cure the ills. This integrative, collaborative, and trans-boundary initiative would complement the existing efforts that have been made within a more bounded range of interests and concerns.


- Civic Values for Global Justice

- Civic Engagement in Public and Global Governance

- Civic Action for the Global Agenda Including Climate Change

The themes suggest a necessity for reflection and dialogue to address the global challenges facing humanity and future civilizations. Civic Values have to do with people’s perception, understanding, belief, and judgment that typically promote but sometimes hamper a maturation of humanity and civilization. Civic Engagement refers to network, organization, alliance, and partnership in diverse levels and fashions that may contribute to public and global governance. Civic Action involves movement, campaign, and decision-making by a wide range of actors as a reflection of their endeavor to solve global problems including climate change.

Along with keynote speeches by globally renowned figures, the WCF welcomes applications for papers and panels. In an effort to substantiate the main and key themes, the WCF will pay particular attention to papers and panels on the following issues:

- Climate Change (Global Warming)

- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

- Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

- Energy Shortage

- Economic Prosperity and Equality

- Poverty and Foreign Aid (ODA)

- Higher Education for Humane Purposes and Social Responsibility

- Global Justice and Social Harmony

- Political Development and Political Stability

- Human Rights Issues and Human Security

- Cultural Diversity and Tolerance

- Global Peace and Global Governance

- Dialogue Among Civilizations

- Humane Use of Technology

- Crisis Management such as Post-conflict and Disaster

The WCF invites and welcomes submissions for papers and panels on other related themes or topics so long as they emulate the main and key themes. The WCF will have preference for proposals that are interdisciplinary or have practical implications.


This Call for Papers and Panels is open to all members of the global community--scholars, international organization leaders, NGO leaders, government officials, corporation representatives, journalists, etc. Individuals, institutions, or groups may propose papers or panels by completing the Paper and Proposal Submission Form via on-line at the WCF 2009 official website: A panel consists of three to four paper presentations, a chairperson, and discussant(s), or it can take the form of a roundtable. Individually submitted papers, upon acceptance, will be assigned to appropriate panels or poster sessions. The WCF reserves the right to refuse proposals or alter panel proposals. All submissions should be in E nglish. Accepted presenters must register as conference delegates. All presentations and papers will be published on the conference website. Presentations and papers may also be published (with agreement of authors) in the conference proceedings. Registration fee and incentives for speakers will be announced shortly.


The deadline for proposal submissions is January 31, 2009. The WCF will confirm acceptance of submissions, at the latest time, by February 28, 2009. Acceptance process will proceed on the first-come-first-serve basis. Proposals received after the deadline may be considered but are unlikely to be included in the program.


WCF 2009 Secretariat, Kyung Hee University

1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea




The School of Housing, Building & Planning (HBP) and USM, jointly with
Khazanah Nasional Berhad are organizing a talk by leading urban
renewal expert, Charles Landry as follows:


 Date : 19th DECEMBER 2008 (FRIDAY)

 TIME : 10:00 am

 Venue : Auditorium 1, USAINS, EUREKA
Complex, USM

All are cordially invited.

Thank You.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


23 – 24 Disember 2008
(Selasa – Rabu)

Dewan Budaya,
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM),
Pulau Pinang

Bahagian Kesusasteraan,
Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan,
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Pusat Penyelidikan dan Pengembangan Kesusasteraan Kanak-kanak
dan Remaja (PURNAMA),
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka

dengan kerjasama
Bahagian Pendidikan Guru
(Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia),
Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum,
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia,
JPN Pulau Pinang dan
Jabatan Belia dan
Sukan Pulau Pinang

Bidang kesusasteraan remaja seharusnya dipandang serius dalam kalangan masyarakat, khususnya pengarang, penerbit, pembaca dan pengkaji. Khalayak pembaca dan masyarakat umum dahagakan karya sastera remaja yang hebat dan berkualiti. Namun, sehingga kini karya sastera remaja masih berada pada tahap yang tidak memberangsangkan. Walau bagaimanapun, bukan tidak mungkin, kelak muncul barisan penulis yang mampu melahirkan karya besar yang bermutu dan terkehadapan dalam dunia kesusasteraan remaja. Perkara ini boleh berlaku terutamanya apabila wujud suasana yang kondusif bersama-sama perancangan dan usaha yang bersesuaian. Untuk memilih, menerima dan mengabsahkan nilai sesebuah naskhah karya remaja, pelbagai aspek perlu dihalusi dan diteliti. Sehubungan dengan itu, maklumat daripada penyelidikan, pengajaran dan juga pandangan para sarjana dalam seminar ini diharap dapat dikongsi bersama dengan harapan supaya Kesusasteraan Melayu dapat menjana minda remaja ke arah pembinaan negara bangsa. Selari dengan situasi kini, seminar ini diharap dapat mengupas isu-isu yang berkaitan dengan karya, psikologi, misi, visi dan kritikan terhadap sesebuah sastera remaja.

Seminar ini bertemakan “Sastera Remaja: Menjana Korpus, Membina Khalayak”.

• Membicarakan secara kritis tentang ciri dan sifat yang perlu ada dan dipertahankan pada karya sastera remaja.
• Merangsang pertumbuhan pengarang baharu karya sastera remaja, di samping menampung ketekalan pengarang mapan yang sedia ada.
• Merangsang kelahiran karya sastera remaja yang hebat dari segi persoalan, mutu bahasa dan mutu seninya, dan berdaya saing pada peringkat kebangsaan dan antarabangsa.
• Menggalakkan penerbitan karya kesusasteraan remaja yang berkualiti dalam bahasa Melayu.
• Membina khalayak sastera remaja yang jitu, khususnya dalam kalangan generasi muda Malaysia, agar mereka dapat pula menjadi khalayak karya sastera yang lebih serius pada masa hadapan.

Kertas kerja boleh ditulis hasil daripada penyelidikan, kajian dan tinjauan terhadap kajian-kajian lepas atau dibentangkan berdasarkan pengalaman pengajaran, berupa saranan atau komentar terhadap isu-isu yang berkaitan dengan:

• Keseimbangan komersialisme dan estetika dalam sastera remaja
• Karya dan psikologi remaja
• Motivasi dan visi pengarang dalam sastera remaja
• Sastera remaja dan kritikan: ke arah pembinaan khalayak yang unggul

Persidangan ini terbuka kepada kumpulan sasaran yang berikut:

- Pensyarah
- Guru dan guru pelatih
- Pegawai pendidikan
- Penulis
- Penggiat sastera
- Penerbit
- Pelajar IPTA
- Sesiapa sahaja yang berminat dalam kesusasteraan remaja

Urus setia,
Persidangan Kebangsaan Sastera Remaja 2008,
Bahagian Kesusasteraan, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM),
11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang.

Telefon : 04-6533378 (Dr. Rahimah A. Hamid, USM)/ 03-21481148 (Puan Nawal Hanim Lope Zainal Abidin, DBP)
Faks: 04-6563707 (USM) / 03-21414109 (DBP)

Seminar on Economic Geography

“Current Research Trends in Economic Geography”


Prof. Henry Wai Chung Yeung

Tarikh : Selasa, 16 Disember 2008
Masa : 9.30 – 11.30 Pagi
Tempat : Bilik Mesyuarat, Bgn. C24,
P. P. Ilmu Kemanusiaan


TIME : 2.30 PM

Don Clifton commercial background is in the financial services sector (over 30 years in that industry) having held a number of senior positions with firms involved in investment funds management, plus ran his own financial planning business for a while in the 1980's. Currently he is undertaking a PhD at the University of South Australia, the title of the project being "Sustainability and Government - a case study of the South Australian Government". He also lecture in the UniSA MBA programme in areas of corporate strategy.

He hold a Master of Advanced Business Practice (UniSA), a Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (University of Adelaide) and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide). He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

PhD research
Don Clifton PhD thesis focuses on how the outcomes of government policies and practices contribute to or detract from the global objective of a 'Sustainable World' that is, the objective of humans living sustainably on the Earth.

The project involves a number of aspects including:
• Clarifying what it means for there to be a Sustainable World, which involves an extensive review of the literature and the building of a typology that sets out various views on how a Sustainable World is conceived.
• The use of Resilience Theory to assess the merits of various approaches to sustainability to better understand how these different approaches are more or less likely to see a Sustainable World come about.
• A case study of a particular government approach to sustainability (in this case, the South Australian government)
• The use of Ecological Footprint Analysis to assess the likely outcomes of the Government's approach from a sustainability perspective.
• Consideration of the implications of the South Australian Government's approach to sustainability, what this means in relation to its contribution or otherwise to achievement of a Sustainable World, and how these insights might be useful in aiding the progress of a broader sustainability agenda beyond the South Australian context.

In my presentation, I will overview each of these key aspects of my research work and present some preliminary findings and insights.



Siri Syarahan Umum Alumni

Untuk makluman semua, Pejabat Perhubungan Alumni (ALO) akan menganjurkan Siri Syarahan Umum Alumni
yang akan disampaikan oleh Prof. Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Alumni USM yang juga bakal calon Presiden Indonesia bagi tahun 2009.

Maklumat lanjut adalah seperti berikut:-

Tarikh:18 Disember 2008 [Khamis]

Masa:3.00 petang Tempat:Dewan Persidangan Universiti (DPU), USM

Tajuk:“Public Administration: Comparative Studies Between Malaysia and Indonesia

Semua dijemput hadir
Terima kasih.

Yusuf Suid
Pejabat Perhubungan Alumni
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Pulau Pinang.
Tel: +604-6533115

Thursday, December 4, 2008




DATE : 5 - 7 DECEMBER 2008

Organised by:

International Reading Association (IRA),

International Development in Asia Committee (IDAC)

in collaboration with

School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, USM.


Open to the Public (Limited Seats) / Registration Fee : RM200 per pax

For more information & registration, please contact : 04 - 653 3751 (Ms. Ayu)