Urhobo Historical Society
 

FIFTH ANNUAL
MUKORO MOWOE MEMORIAL LECTURE
Saturday, August 24, 2002, 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard Marrriott Hotel, 90-10 Grand Central Parkway, Queens, New York

 


The Executive Director and the Management Committee of the Urhobo National ForumU.S.A. are pleased to  announce the Fifth Annual Mukoro Mowoe Memorial Lecture. This event will take place at the Courtyard Marrriott Hotel, 90-10 Grand Central ParkwayQueensNew York.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2002TIME: 2:00 p.m.

Theme:  DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN EDUCATION IN URHOBOLAND. 

GUEST SPEAKER:PROFESSOR Andrew Evwaraye, Ph.D., our invited guest speaker this year, is a Nuclear Physicist. After receiving the Ph.D degree in Nuclear Physics, Professor Evwaraye served as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Antioch College,Yellow Spring, Ohio in the early 1970s before joining the General Electric Company Research and Development Center in Schenectady, New York asa Research Physicist for several years. In 1978, Dr. Evwaraye moved to Nigeria as Professor of Physics at the University of Port Harcourt. Professor Evwaraye served as the Dean of School of Physical Sciences from 1978 -1983 as well as Acting Dean of School of Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt. Professor Evwarayebecamethe Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt 1986-1990. He was Senior National Research Council {U.S.A.) Fellow at Wright Patterson Air Force Base 1994-1995. Professor Evwaraye who retired from the University of Port Harcourt in 1998, is currently affiliated with the University of Dayton, Ohio Department of Physics and continues research in condensed matter Physics at the Air Force Base.

CHAIRPERSON:Dr. Nelson Gbenedion, a distinguishedprofessional and respected community leader in the New York area chairs this year’s occasion.

CHIEF MUKORO MOWOE  (1890-1948) was born at Evwreni, in Ughelli North Local Government area, of DeltaState. Chief Mukoro Mowoe is widely known as the most influential, dedicated, selfless Urhobo leader that ever lived. Chief Mowoe joined our ancestors on August 10, 1948. The Urhobo National Forum organizes lectures in August of each year to celebrate the life  and times of this great leader of Urhobo people, Niger Delta and Nigeria.

Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro
for Urhobo National Forum
July 26, 2002.

P.O. Box 8433New YorkNY10116

Phone: 718. 622. 3500

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