The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 123, 13 November 2002
Web draws in Newton's magic«
Bond is back (with a little help from Imperial)«
From punk to podium«
Bloodless surgery helps save lives«
Light-activated therapy wins entrepreneurship competition«
Merger proposal - How you can have your say«
Radical changes in the countryside«
Royal Society of Chemistry prize«
Commemoration Day pride«
Students' roll of honour«
In brief«
Media spotlight«
What's on«

Commemoration Day pride

IMPERIAL College honoured Senior Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew in recognition of his promotion of international trade and industry, and development of science and engineering study initiatives with the UK, by appointing him a Fellow of the College at the Commemoration Day Ceremony on 23 October in the Royal Albert Hall.

Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew (left) with Philip Ruffles (centre), and Dr Gary Tanaka (right) at the Commemoration Day ceremony
Lee Kuan Yew was formally admitted to the Fellowship of Imperial College by the Chairman of the Court and Council, Lord Vincent of Coleshill.

The Senior Minister gave the keynote address at the Commemoration Eve Dinner (below left) at the Natural History Museum.

Others honoured included Dr Gary Tanaka, Principal Portfolio Manager and Director of Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc. and Amerindo Advisors (UK) Limited, in recognition of his achievements at an international level in the field of technology investment management, and his commitment to Imperial's future through the redevelopment of the management school and the creation of a College entrance on Exhibtion Road, funded by his £27 million donation to the College.

Philip Ruffles, Director, Engineering and Technology, Rolls Royce plc was honoured in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the international promotion and practice of engineering excellence and his pioneering role in the establishment of the University Technology Centres scheme and, in particular, the Rolls-Royce Vibration Centre at Imperial College, together with Dr Lloyd Old, director and Chief Executive Officer, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, who was honoured in recognition of his international reputation as an outstanding and accomplished clinical scientist in the field of human cancer research.

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