Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur 2018

The Alumni Reunion in Kuala Lumpur was held for the second time after 6 years last Saturday, October 27. Meeting in the beautiful lounge of Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, our group of 15 former students and parents covered the years 1995-2017 of UNIS Hanoi history. Everybody had a great time sharing memories, catching up with old friends and making new ones.

 

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If you’re ever in bustling London and wish for a small oasis to recharge, this is for you!

Robin Baxter (Class of 2011) wrote in to share about his new project the Hideaway Coffee. Tucked neatly in a quiet corner of busy Soho, this cozy coffee place focuses on specialty coffee and other drinks. And if you’re hungry, you can choose from a selection of salads, sandwiches, slow cooked sirloin or salmon as well as various vegan and vegetarian options.

Robin and his business partner, who is originally from Vietnam, hope to create a space where young entrepreneurs can collaborate and develop ideas ideally for positive social change. “We believe with the right tools, connections and confidence young people have the capacity to create innovative solutions to old problems,” Robin shares. “Having worked in the hospitality for many years, we want to set an example of what employment in hospitality can look like, such as offering staff London Living Wage, full-time contracts and ensure their voices are heard when important decisions are made.”

So next time you are in London, don’t forget to stop by and have a chat with Robin while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe is located in a quiet little courtyard off Brewer Street called Smith’s Court. The address is 7 Smith’s Court, Soho, W1D 7DP.

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Having been elected President of the Essex Feminist Society at the University of Essex, Bryony Rickard (Class of 2015) wrote to share: “I joined the Feminist Society at the beginning of my first year [of university] and have been an active member ever since. In 2016 we made national and international headlines (Huffington Post, RT, and The Sun to name a few) for running a bake sale highlighting the gender pay gap by charging women £0.82 and men £1 for a cupcake. I’m very proud to have been elected President for this academic year and last week welcomed 60 enthusiastic people to our very first meeting. The events we have organised for this year range from facilitating discussions on contemporary feminist issues and fundraising for women’s charities, to attending local demonstrations on preventing violence against women and collaborating with other societies to ensure we’re supporting the feminist movement on our campus. And of course, we have more bake sales planned so keep an eye out for any more headlines!”

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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes (Class of 2006) just completed his PhD in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur with the thesis Interbank networks, macroprudential policy and financial stability. He has been researching since 2013 while working as a PhD Trainee at the European Central Bank.

Nicolas’ research interests lie at the intersection of network theory, financial stability and monetary policy. Most of his work features a strong computational dimension and can be found on his page. Nicolas also holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with McGill University, Canada and a Masters of Science in Economics with Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Nicolas-Kirti Scholtes (Class of 2006) just completed his PhD in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur with the thesis Interbank networks, macroprudential policy and financial stability. He has been researching since 2013 while working as a PhD Trainee at the European Central Bank.

Nicolas’ research interests lie at the intersection of network theory, financial stability and monetary policy. Most of his work features a strong computational dimension and can be found on his page. Nicolas also holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with McGill University, Canada and a Masters of Science in Economics with Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Dave Caleb (Alumni Faculty/Staff) and his colleague Nicole Tripp recently published Developing Number Strategies, an ebook that aims to help both parents and teachers better understand a whole range of mental math strategies. Mathematics is about creativity, making connections and reasoning. Students need to learn how to be flexible in their thinking and to understand that there are many different ways to arrive at a solution rather than just focus on fluency and accuracy and follow strict procedures to find a correct answer to an equation. It was originally a project to support Mathematics learning of Dave’s current school community. Dave and Nicole are excited to share the book with the world as a free resource to help students, educators and parents everywhere with mathematics understanding.

Developing Number Strategies is a multi-touch ebook and can be viewed on iPad or Mac computer using iBooks. This is Dave’s most recent published project in his series of books on utilizing technology/photography to support teaching and learning.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Hazel Kevlihan (Class of 2019) published her first book Two Lies and a Diamond on Amazon. Hazel wrote in to share, “I started writing this book because I have always loved heist stories. The kind that stun you with their action-packed scenes and intelligent characters. Two Lies and a Diamond brings the ambiance of a heist movie to the streets of Dublin.”

Hazel’s first published piece of work is Right Between the Eyes, a short story that was published in the Copperfield Review in August 2017. Hazel also won a commendation prize in the Irish Times’ Read the Africa Day 2017 Writing Competition with her short story Drumming, which was based on her experience living in both Ghana and Ireland.

Currently Hazel is working on a gender-bender fantasy with a flexible definition of magic with the working title Morningstar while toying with the idea of a food-truck based romance. Hazel shares her short stories and the progress of her works on her website hazelkevlihan.com

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Anna Muehlichen (Class of 2012) is working for Igloo Music Studio, a Grammy winning sound recording facility in Los Angeles, USA. She recently worked as Assistant Audio Engineer at the recording session of the score to the highly anticipated superhero film, Deadpool 2. Composed by Tyler Bates, the score featured a 80-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony and a 34-person choir. “This was my first time in a scoring session of this size and it was absolutely indescribable. It was an absolute joy and huge learning experience to watch and assist the audio engineers of Igloo Music,” Anna shares.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!

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Class of 2009 attending Frida (Ahlsen) Hallin's (Class of 2009) wedding

The UNIS Hanoi Class of 2009, Jessica Penrose, Duc Le, Gustav Laursen, Kenneth Benitez and Yena Kwak, had a mini reunion this Summer in Sweden in the occasion of Frida (Ahlsen) Hallin’s (Class of 2009) wedding. The friends, who have known each other for 15 years, and some of whom hadn’t seen each other for 10 years, spent many nights talking about memories and sharing stories of UNIS, from the old campus to the current.

Frida was at UNIS Hanoi from Grade 6 to Graduation so it was a Vietnam-inspired wedding. Nem and nước chấm was served as starter and everybody had cà phê sữa đá with the wedding cake. The bride and groom Johan Hallin and the guests also danced Múa sạp with bamboo sticks brought from Hanoi. When the party was almost over, bánh mì was served to partygoers who had been dancing all night long.

Frida and Johan had their honeymoon wild camping in Sweden, almost living off of nature, but they also hope to return to Vietnam in the future for a second honeymoon. Frida is working and living in Halmstad, Sweden.

Every week we feature a short profile of one of our global alumni in Tin Tuc. UNIS Hanoi is connected to 55% of all alumni students, families and faculty with our very own world wide web connecting UNIS Hanoi in the four corners of the globe!