650 attend CMU Nursing conference
Pinutda Suwanchaisri (Student Trainee
Prof. Vajara Rujiwetpongstorn, Vice President for Admini-strative Affairs
Chiang Mai University spoke at the opening of the conference.
Around 650 participants, including teachers, staff and
students from Faculty of Nursing, CMU and other institutes, attended an
academic conference organized by the Faculty of Nursing Chiang Mai
University, for the purpose of publicizing the results of research,
exchanging nursing knowledge, including methods to develop the quality of
the nursing profession.
The conference had 48 lectures covering Mental Health and
Violence, Women’s Health, Child’s Health and HIV Infection, Nursing
Education Management and Health Strengthening, Medicine and Surgery Nursing,
and Public Health and Occupational Health.
Speakers included Prof. Rachel Z.K. Booth from University
of Alabama at Birmingham, school of Nursing, USA; Dr. Chatree Charoensiri
from Nan Hospital, and Vichitre Srisu-
phan from Faculty of Nursing Chiang Mai University.
All the people attending this academic conference were made to realize
the importance of professional development and practices and encouraged to
bring their knowledge and experience and adapt them into the workplace.
“A Night in Chiang Mai” with the National Symphony Orchestra
Kittiyaporn Kanjam and
Pinutda Suwanchaisri (student trainees MFLU)
National Symphony Orchestra with Lanna musicians.
The Northern Symphony Orchestra together with Kad Suan
Kaew Department Store organized a free symphony concert on the evening of
February 3, 2006 at the outdoor plaza in front of Kad Suan Kaew Department
This concert was presented by National Symphony
Orchestra under the auspices of the Fine Arts Department. The National
Symphony Orchestra has become very well-known and respected, performing
many concerts and coordinating with many famous international musicians.
The performance at Kad Suan Kaew was an excellent opportunity for Chiang
Mai people to listen to them. The orchestra, conducted by Sathaporn
Niyomthong, performed a “A Night in Chiang Mai”, containing many
haunting melodies and featured an item called Krai Rung. The program
contained an interesting mixture of international songs, flavored with
popular Lanna melodies played on Lanna instruments such as the Pin Pia.
Violin recital by Ohm Chanteyoon
great duo: Violinist Ohm Chanteyoon and pianist David Wilson.
Violinist Ohm Chanteyoon realizes very well, that
receiving his final diploma from the Music Department of Payap University,
does not mean that he now is a perfect musician. “I need more performing
experience,” he said. And since experience is the best teacher, he
organized another recital at his university.
The Multi-Media Room was packed at Ohm’s concert, last
Saturday. He had prepared an interesting and varied program, that started
with Antonio Vivaldi. Here we had another chance to hear the rapid progress
that Ohm’s young String Ensemble is making. Together with Ohm as a
soloist, they gave a satisfying rendition of Vivaldi’s “Concerto
Grosso”, the one in D Major, Op.3, No.9.
This was followed by Franz Schubert’s well-known
composition, “Serenade”. Again both the soloist and the ensemble made a
Then the chairs of the ensemble were removed from the
stage and their place was taken by the piano. Pianist David Wilson
accompanied Ohm in Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin Sonata” in D Major,
After the intermission, guitarist Virapon Prathumwan
joined Ohm for the performance of Niccolo Paganini’s “Andante” from
his Violin Sonata No.6., a warm and intimate presentation.
The program continued with Manuel de Falla: “El pano
murano”, from his Seven Spanish Songs. Followed by Franz Schubert’s
“Ave Maria”. A spectacular finale was the composition
“Zigeunerweisen” from Pablo de Sarasate.
And there was an encore: “Liebesfreud” from Fritz Kreisler. In this
last part of the program Ohm was again joined by pianist David Wilson. And
what a perfect combination they are. We all are looking forward to their
Earth or metal?
Beckrich with two of his sculptures done at Insii Thai House: “Monk”
and “Persian Carpet Dealer”.
“Exchange on Earth”, the project in which French
sculptor Paul Beckrich came to teach his technique of “transforming earth
into metal”, will draw to a close this month. On February 19, at Insii Thai House, Maechan, it will be up to the guests of the garden
party hosted by Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz to find out if this
could be done.
It will certainly leave wonderful memories in the mind
of the Thai students of Suksaa Songkro who have been involved in this
exchange of skills and cultures, though the art of modeling earth.
eagles, sculpted by the students of Suksa Songkroh, after the firing.
During two months they were able to learn a complicated
technique of mixing metals and minerals to obtain enamel, which results in
metallic looking art pieces, rarely seen in Thailand.
The “one day” exhibition which will take place
during the garden party will show Paul Beckrich’s masterpieces of as well
as the art pieces done by the students.
The sculpture of Princess Wisutkasattri, fitted with a sapphire and a ruby,
be auctioned during the evening dinner. All of Paul Beckrich’s sculptures
will be sold in favor of the Rotary Smiling Child Scholarship Fund.
Besides the exhibition itself, 101 performers, 25 violinists, a lucky
draw and an evening dinner will turn this party into a memorable event for
the invited guests, some coming from Singapore and France. To receive an
invitation, contact [email protected] Visit Insii Thai House
website at www.insiithaihouse.tk.
students with their two teachers and Paul Beckrich, with the 10 eagles.