17 September 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 48
From left: Mr Gideon Vundla (eThekwini Municipality), Professor Thomas Afullo, Mr Yashin Brijmohan (Eskom), Professor Antony Britten, Ms Rovani Sigamoney, Dr Innocent Davidson (UKZN), Mr Adrian Peters and Mr Logan Pillay (Eskom).

UKZN Celebrates Africa Engineering Week

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UKZN recently joined the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Engineering Week.

From left: DVC and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Cheryl Potgieter; Mr Lukhona Mnguni; Dean of the School of Education Professor Gregory Kamwendo and Director of the Maurice Webb Race Relations Research Unit Professor Paulus Zulu.

First Student Public Seminar Explores Commodification of HE

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The College of Humanities and the Maurice Webb Race Relations Research Unit recently hosted the first Postgraduate Student Public Seminar in its Transformation Lecture Series in a packed Howard College Theatre.

Mrs Tanuja Dunpath.

A New Approach to Patients with Acute Hand Burns

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Research conducted among patients that have suffered acute burns of the hand has affirmed that the healing process is often more complex and multi-faceted than is commonly believed.

Political Scientist and Visiting Scholar Mr Einar Braathen, who presented a paper outlining the role of mega sports events in BRICS countries.

Visiting Scholar Outlines Role of Mega Sports Events in Developing Economies

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Visiting Scholar to the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) and Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) Mr Einar Braathen recently presented a paper

Rumi Returning Producer Ms Cynthia Lukas at the South African premiere at UKZN.

UKZN Screens Acclaimed Documentary, Rumi Returning

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The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently screened the acclaimed documentary Rumi Returning which tells the life story of the great 13th century Persian poet and Sufi sage. The film has inspired audiences around the world.

Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

UKZN Onomastic Scholar Elected to Serve on International Board

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Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Humanities, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Congress of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) from 2014 to 2017.<

Dr Margaret Matthews who reflected on the benefits of visual learning technologies in the School of Clinical Medicine’s undergraduate programme.

Visual Learning Project Enhances Health Sciences Teaching and Learning

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The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Teaching and Learning Office recently held a Visual Learning Colloquium which highlighted the success and opportunities its staff and students have experienced in pioneering UKZN’s visual learning technology.

UKZN staff and students from Humanities, Commerce and Life Sciences took part in a tree-planting ceremony to mark Arbor Day on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

UKZN Celebrates Arbor Day

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‘The first week in September is Arbor Week when anyone and everyone the world over is encouraged to plant trees.’ So says Alison Young, Chief Horticulturist at UKZN’s Botanical Gardens.

From left: Dr Federico Settler, Chairperson of the SRPC Oral Review (Proposal Defence) Committee; Minister Christopher Mushohwe and PhD candidate in Ethics; Dr Felix Murove, Mushohwe’s Doctoral supervisor for Ethics.

PhD Cohort Candidate Successfully Defends Proposal

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The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently celebrated the first successful doctoral proposal defence by a member of its Zimbabwe PhD student cohort programme.

Mr Andy Gray.

UKZN Academic Elected to Leadership of Global Pharmaceutical Body

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School of Health Sciences Senior Lecturer Mr Andy Gray was elected a Vice-President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) at the 74th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

UKZN Master of Music student Mr Prince Bulo, winner of the 2014 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition.

UKZN Music Student Wins 2014 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships

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UKZN Master of Music student Mr Prince Bulo recently won the prestigious 2014 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Overseas Scholarships Competition in the Jazz Music category

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Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan (centre) with former doctoral student Dr Lungile Masinga (left) and current doctoral student Anita Hiralaal at the 10th International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.

Academic Shares Lessons From Transformative Educational Studies Project

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Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development Studies in the School of Education, recently gave a presentation for the College of Law and Management Studies on the Transformative Educational Studies Project (TES).

Senior Lecturer in Education, Dr Thabo Msibi.

Education Academic Discusses LGBTI Issues at Mandela Tribute Conference

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Senior Lecturer and cluster leader in UKZN’s School of Education, Dr Thabo Msibi, recently presented his research on same-sex and gender diversity issues in Africa as an invited plenary speaker at the Third Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference

Representatives from the Agricultural Research Council and the Universities of Fort Hare, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal met to plan the launch of the new ARC Collaboration Centre for Smallholder Farmer Development.

New Research Partnership for Smallholder Farmer Development

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A new initiative is underway whereby universities are being encouraged to work with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to address national priorities.

Postgraduate Biokinetics student, Ms Casey de Koning, and her Research Supervisor, Dr Terry Ellapen.

Novel Honours Study Validates Reports of Muscular Imbalances in the Elderly

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A novel study conducted as an Honours project by Sport Sciences (Biokinetics) student, Casey de Koning, was recently published in the African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance and presented...

Mrs Rajeshree Moodley and Mr Tufayl Muslim at the Conference.

Dentistry Lecturers Present at International Conference in Cape Town

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Two academics from the Discipline of Dentistry, both of whom are PhD candidates, presented their research findings at the 92nd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) International Conference which was held recently in Cape Town.

Professor Fatima Suleman, who is representing her profession at both provincial and national levels.

Pharmacy Professor Appointed to Provincial, National Committees

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UKZN Professor Fatima Suleman, Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences at the Westville campus, has been appointed by the MEC for Health to serve on the KwaZulu-Natal Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (KZN PTC) for the next three years.

Ms Fezile Mdluli with her poster presentation.

Food Security Graduate Presents Peer-Reviewed Interdisciplinary Research in Seattle

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Ms Fezile Mdluli, who graduated with a Master’s in Food Security from UKZN in 2013, recently travelled to the United States to present some of the results of her Master’s project.

UKZN Students and representatives from SAIIA and SASOL at the Sustainability Project held at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

UKZN Students Team up with SAIIA on Schools’ Environmental Sustainability Project

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Members of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and UKZN students teamed up recently to promote environmental sustainability in South Africa by helping to organise the 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project (ESP)’s provincial presentation.