[Taxacom] {Spam?} Re: Enquiry from Calodema - The Website of Dr Trevor J Hawkeswood

Wolfgang Wuster w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk
Sun Mar 6 10:31:44 CST 2011

On 06/03/2011 10:47, Donat Agosti wrote:
> If make such statements, please be specific and cite the source of this, and
> who sold the Dr.
> Donat

Following on from my earlier reply to Donat's (entirely justified) 
request for evidence, "Dr." Hawkeswood's qualifications can be seen at 
http://www.calodema.com/qualifications.php. Note that in his biography 
on the same site, he proudly states that he has an Honours degree from 
the University of New England, but is curiously reticent about the 
source of his much-vaunted doctorate.

The website of Cosmopolitan "University" is at http://www.cosmoedu.net/

Having had occasion, a few years ago, to take an interest in the good 
Dr's academic status, I emailed the Cosmopolitan "University" for 
details of their Honorary Doctorate programme. I append the reply below. 
For those who don't want to plough through the nonsense, it works like this:

- They charge US$ 800 handling fee to process the paperwork for your PhD
- You send them your CV
- You only get invoiced if they approve your application
- By a fortunate coincidence, 90% are approved
- The intensive and rigorous scrutiny does delay the process to the 
point where it can take you a whole two weeks from application to 

So that all OK then.

Best wishes,


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Honorary Doctorate Program
Date: 	Mon, 19 Mar 2007 17:21:27 -0400
From: 	Cosmopolitan University <maindesk3 at cosmoedu.net>
To: 	<w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk>

Dear prospective Honorary Doctor:

Thank you very much  for your interest in our unique
honorary doctorate program.

Our honorary doctorate degrees are awarded to leaders of
national and international eminence in their areas of
This program helps recognize and encourage ideas, values,
and accomplishments of individuals from all walks of
life who significantly contribute to discussion and debate
of thought, science, humanitarian pursuits,
freedom, and social development.
Cosmopolitan University's unique  program recognizes
profound contributions in the arts, science and
technology, education, politics and law, public service,
humanitarian pursuits, religion and moral leadership,
and civil rights.
The honorary doctorates are awarded to bring recognition to
the individual(s), to expose students and faculty to truly
distinguished citizens and leaders, and to make an
institutional statement as to Cosmopolitan University's

Our list of honorary doctors keeps growing. It is a list of a very
illustrious club of successful and distinguished
members of our society - worldwide. Among them recipients
like the former *German President Johannes Rau,*
*Mandela, Nelson* Rolihlahla, *former President of South Africa,*
winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Peace, ingenious minds
like *Walter Krohn* who invented *The Krohn Mechanical Mine Clearance 
and many other high ranking renowned achievers from all walks of life
and many countries, such as *Dr. T.J. Hawkeswood*, from New South Wales,
Australia, *one of the greatest Entomologists of all time*, if not THE
greatest, who has  written over 270 scientific papers
and other articles in biological and natural history journals.
His knowledge of all insect and plant life is legendary.
And *Harrell, David B., B.Sc*., an *innovation research director*,
USA, a successful  sleep medicine researcher,
*Reinaldo Irizarry*, Sr. MBA. DPA, USA - a veteran of the Vietnam war
with twenty one years of experience in *Local Law Enforcement*, and
five years of experience in Federal Law Enforcement.
*Pfarr, Roland Klaus Paul*, Entrepreneur who developed and
patented a lead-free solder as an alternative for
tin-silver-copper which is used in the electronics
and (foremost) automobile industry.

Among our honorees are also His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso,
the 14th *Dalai Lama*, winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Peace,
*Dr. Stephen Seely*, United Kingdom,
an elected member of the New York Academy of Sciences
who was a Research Fellow at the Cardiology Department of
Manchester University 1983 -- 1993. He appears
in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest serving
scientific writer, with the earliest written article
published in a German psychological journal in 1934,
*Dr. Udo Doebbeling*, a Swiss Senior Scientist who has a vast
experience of over 15 years in *Molecular Biology Research.*

In fact our list of distinguished honorees has become the
most comprehensive list of honorary doctors on the WWW.
It has also become a reputable source to connect to experts
and speakers all over the world.

Find a list of our honorary doctors at

And every member of our list is of course invited to contact
and socialize with other honorary doctors. You know,
connections...(also called social networking nowadays).

Now, in case your application for the degree turns out to be
successful you will receive:

1. Two diplomas of appointment, 8.5 x 11
(size may vary)

2. A cover letter containing a brief eulogy

3. Information on your listing at www.cosmoedu.net/hclist.html 

4. Further information on Cosmopolitan University

For more information on Cosmopolitan University go to

*Current handling fee for an Honorary Doctorate
is USD 800. This is a one time fee, no other costs will

To apply just follow a few easy steps:

1. Submit  your Curriculum Vitae (resume) by email. We will
give you a free and non binding evaluation of your
achievements within 7 days.
Your resume should have the format you'd choose as if you'd
apply for a position in any major business company.
Sample: http://www.cosmoedu.net/sampleresume.html

Do we verify your CV?
Yes, randomly, although we trust you, as a future doctor of
our  university, knowing that YOU have to live up to that academic
standard -
we do screen resumes on a random basis.

*IMPORTANT:* By all means your resume has to contain the
following statement:
*"I hereby assure on my honor, that all the data stated in my
resume is true, and I did not leave out any important

2. Upon approval of your CV [about 90% are currently being
approved] please  submit the current handling fee of USD 800
choosing  a payment option outlined at

PLEASE NOTE: We FIRST let you know if your application was
Only if you did qualify and only thereafter
(if you decide to finalize the matter) you are asked
to submit the current handling fee.

3. Upon  receipt of  the fee we will rush your doctor
diploma to your address by DHL courier.
DHL courier delivery  to the US takes about two days,
to  Europe it takes about 3-4 days, and about 5 days to
other parts  of the world.

4. If you opted to be  published on our  Honorary Doctors
List, we will publish your name, plus hyperlinks, plus
laudation (if any).

The whole process  may not take longer then  7-14 days,
usually about 10 days.

Further questions? Just hit the reply button of your
email program, I'll be happy to answer all your questions personally.

Let me hear from you, send your application at your earliest
possible convenience!

You too may deserve an Honorary Doctorate and the right to
put Dr. in front of your name! Obtain a more prosperous
future, and the admiration of all. *You too may deserve to be
on our list of honorary doctors and experts, the biggest and
most reputable list of its kind on the Internet.*

Kind Regards,
Dr. Emma Hollis, Director of  Honoris Causa Program
Cosmopolitan University Team
email: <mailto:maindesk3 at cosmoedu.net>

Fax: +1 240 358-6627
Voice  Mail: +56 32 2738 655

Recent honorees:
Hans I. Mondermann, Holland, the engineer who invented the concept of 
the shared place in traffic planning.

Dr. Wolfgang Wüster  -  Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Bangor University
Environment Centre Wales
Bangor LL57  2UW
Wales, UK

Tel: +44 1248 382301
Fax: +44 1248 382569
E-mail: w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk

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