Sunday, October 25, 2015

United Nations Day 70th Anniversary Celebration

The 70th anniversary celebration of the United Nations was hosted on the University of Texas at Austin by Bako Ambianda in collaboration with UT Sciences Toastmaster other organisations which was aims at honoring the historic breadth of UN Organization’s development, security and human rights work, and ultimately, unite the international community in common cause to enable a strong UN to realize a better world. Despite it was raining, students still came out to celebrate and reflects on the work of the United Nations (UN) and its family of specialized agencies.The UN Organization’s development, security and human rights work, and ultimately, unite the international community in common cause to enable a strong UN to realize a better world.

During the event. Bako Ambianda highlight the three pillars of United Nations and the works of the United Nations Foundation which supports the UN and strengthens US-UN relations through public education, advocacy, and outreach. The Foundation also supports UN efforts financially through grant making and by building innovative public-private partnerships with corporations, NGO’s, foundations, and individuals.

Questions were asked to the audiences and the person who answered it correctly won prices. Some questions asked were; 

How was the term “United Nations” conceive?  It was created by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He first used this term in the Declaration of the United Nations of January 1, 1942 during World War II where representatives from 26 nations came together and pledged that their governments would continue to cooperate with each other to fight the Axis Powers.

Who can clearly describe United Nations?  The UN is an international organization with the goals as stated in the United Nations Charter to “maintain international peace and security”, “develop friendly relations among nations”, “to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems”, and “be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends”.

Give the 6 main bodies that the United Nations is made up of? The UN is made up of 6 different main bodies: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. 

Name the 6 official languages of the United Nations?  The official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.   Delegates may speak any one of these official languages and they are translated simultaneously in the other official languages. Most UN documents are translated in these 6 official languages as well.

Who lead the team of designers who designed the UN has a logo and flag in 1945?   A team of designer led by Oliver Lincoln Lundquist designed the original UN logo during the United Nations Conference on International Organization in 1945 and it was approved on December 7, 1946.

Clearly described the UN Logo? The design is “a map of the world representing an azimuthal equidistant projection centered on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree, in gold on a field of smoke-blue with all water areas in white. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles”. The UN flag has the UN logo in white on a light blue field.

What is the mandate of the General Assembly? The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The Assembly meets in regular session intensively from September to December each year, and thereafter as required.

Who gave the money (gift) to the General Assembly in 1946 to buy a tract of land along the East River, New York City, for the UN headquarters? The General Assembly accepted the $8.5 million gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr

Who is seen as the leader of UN and how is the person elected?  The Secretary-General is seen as the leader of the UN. The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly following a recommendation by the Security Council so he or she can by any of the 5 permanent members by the Security Council.

Seventy years ago, 50 nations came together in San Francisco, USA, to create a new organization for peace, prosperity and human rights -- the United Nations. The 70th Anniversary was an opportunity to reflect and look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements. It was a day devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. 

The event was organized by Bako Ambianda in collaboration with UT Sciences Toastmaster and Global Attain Advancement. Supported by United Nations Foundation and Keronga Urwinyo Investment (KUI). 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dr.Stanley Roux Guest Lecture

              Enhanced Communication Skills Help Assure Successful Careers
              Photos of Dr.Stanley Roux Guest Lecture on Friday March 27, 2015

Dr Roux Lab Homepage
FRI Stream Page for Dr. Roux…/1432-cell-signaling-and-signal-tra…
Interview with Dr. Roux

Come and enjoy the enjoyable atmosphere of UT Science Toastmasters:

UT Sciences Toastmasters Club
Meeting Times: Every Friday 5:45 pm
Location: Student Activity Center (SAC) Room 1.106

The University of Texas at Austin
Speedway (between 21st and 24th Streets) Austin, TX 78712 United States

Membership Restriction: None; the club is open to all interested parties.
Club Number: 1144256, District 55, Area K63

Official Toastmasters chapter of the University of Texas at Austin! Anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills and gain confidence in their communication skills is welcomed. Our club welcomes undergraduates, graduate students, and non-students from the wider Austin community. "Friendship, Diversity, and Self-Improvement" are our core values.

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We all hope to help you succeed in your life of communication.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

UTSTM Member Wins First Place At Toastmasters International Area Speech Contest

Congratulations to Motolani Ogunsanya best known as Mo' Lanee Sibyl for winning the Toastmasters International Area Speech Contest.

              Motolani Ogunsanya is also the current secretary of UT Sciences Toastmaster.  

Enhanced Communication Skills Help Assure Successful Careers

Learn how to enhanced your  communication skills from guest speaker, Dr. Stanley Roux who is the currently the Principal Investigator of the Roux Lab at UT Austin. He holds a PhD in Biology from Yale University. He is a champion of undergraduate research at UT. Teaches the Freshman Research Initiative stream on cell signaling and transduction and his research focuses on the roles of extra-cellular nucleotides as signaling molecules using plants as the model organisms.

Dr. Roux

FRI Stream Page for Dr. Roux

Interview with Dr. Roux

Friday March 27th 2015 
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm.
SAC 1.106

Saturday, February 28, 2015

UTSTM Hosted Becoming a Confident Public Speaker Event by Melissa Murphy

Austin, TX – The University of Texas at Austin Sciences Toastmaster Club (UTSTM) hosted a public speaking event ''Becoming a Confident Public Speaker’’ at the Student Activity Center, February 27. Melissa Murphy, Founder of The Pitch Academy, served as the featured keynote speaker.

                                Here Are Highlights Pictures of The Event:

                               The Pitch Academy Display #Justpitchit
                                                 Melissa Murphy in Action
                       Audiences All Engaged In Melissa Murphy Presentation
                                      Melissa Murphy on Sneak in a Workout
                                       Melissa Murphy on Power Up
                                      Melissa Murphy on Fearless Agenda
                             Melissa Murphy on Interactive Session (Power Up)
                                            Interactive Warm Up Session 
                                            Interactive Warm Up Session 
                   Bako Ambianda, Melissa Murphy & Katia ''The Pitch Academy''
                                UTSTM Officers Poses with Melissa Murphy

                                         Bako Ambianda & Melissa Murphy

Melissa Murphy is the Founder of The Pitch Academy, a modern communication consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs & young professionals pitch themselves and their ideas – in an interview, at work, while networking, or in front of investors.  Visit their website for more info

UT Sciences Toastmasters is a club where people gather to gain experiences in public speaking and leadership in a fun and encouraging environment. We are associated with Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization providing people a consistent and enjoyable program for developing their skills. The club is based at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

We meet on Fridays, from 5:45pm - 7pm
Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.106
University of Texas at Austin 
Austin, TX 78712