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Dr. B. J. Selman (1934-2009): A Man and a Coordinator

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Microsoft Word - 17_BJSelman_240410.doc Epiphytic plants against T. castaneum 81 IN MEMORIUM Dr. B. J. Selman (1934-2009): A Man and a Coordinator The Rajshahi-Newcastle University Academic Link Programme Prof. Dr. M. Saiful Islam Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 Born on 25 July 1934, Brian John Selman received his secondary education in England from the King Edward VI School, Southampton (1945-48) and Marlin School, Stroud (1948- 53). He obtained his BSc in Zoology (1956) and PhD in Entomology (1959-64) from the University of Bristol. Part of his doctoral work was carried out in the British Natural History Museum, London. Soon afterwards, he took the position of a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Biology (later Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science), University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne, UK, where he continued teaching and research as a regular Faculty (1964-1999) and then as a Guest Member until 2002. Apart from his academic responsibilities, Dr. Selman was engaged in a lot of scientific, social and religious activities. To mention only a few, he was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, Trustee Member of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, Overseas Student Advisor of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, Member (1968-1978) and Chairman (1978-2009) of the Parish Church, Governor of the local schools, Members of the Management Committees of the Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Site and the Castle Eden Dene Nature Reserve. Those who came in contact with this great man will equivocally admit that Dr. Selman was a popular, amicable and favourite Course Tutor and a competent, helpful and friendly Supervisor of a large number of under- and postgraduate students from around the world, England, Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Far East and Australia in particular. He had an overwhelming credit

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