19 June 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 29
Slindile Mgaga and Romona Sewpersad.

Masters Students awarded NRF merit Scholarships to Pursue their Research

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Outstanding academic performances and research work have earned UKZN Human Resource Management Masters students, Ms Silindile Mgaga and Ms Romona Sewpersad NRF scholarships.

UKZN OSCA students Ms Amanda Kosi and Mr Njabulo Ntobela.

OSCA Students in Muziqanto National Voice Competition

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After a tough audition for the Muziqanto National Voice Competition hosted by the Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereninging (ATKV), music students from the Opera Studio and Choral Academy (OSCA) - Ms Amanda Kosi, Mr Njabulo Ntobela and Ms Rashalia Pather - went through to  the second round of the competition.

Professor Kovin Naidoo.

Improving Optometry Services in Africa

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Two papers were recently published in international journals, co-authored by UKZN Associate Professor Kovin Naidoo, documenting strides he has made to improve eye-care services in Africa.

Representatives of the Human Settlements Students Organisation (HSSO) with alumni, Built Environment students and industry exhibitors.

Housing Students host Alumni and Careers Expo

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The newly formed Human Settlements Students' Organisation (HSSO),  a student organisational unit of the Housing discipline within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS), hosted their first event for the year - an alumni and Careers Expo on the Howard College campus.

Ms Lorika Beukes in Washington DC.

PhD Student Presents Research Findings at Conference in United States

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UKZN PhD student Ms Lorika Beukes presented aspects of her PhD research at the American Society for Microbiology’s 4th annual conference in Washington DC in the United States of America on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens.

GSB&L’s Development Lecturers Mr Pfano Mashua and Ms Xoli Majozi presenting their research.

Local Economic Development Challenges and Solutions Explored at Workshop

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Enhancing the understanding of the tools for Regional Economic Development and exchanging knowledge between government departments, institutions of higher learning and RLED practitioners was the goal of the Economies of Region Learning Network event hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership

Students in Biological Sciences for Educators 420 presented their research during a seminar on the Edgewood campus.

Education Students Present their Work at Seminar

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Biological Sciences for Educators 420 students presented their work at a seminar on the Edgewood campus as part of their Research and Service Learning module for this semester.

Staff and students at the launch of OT’s new Donations Drop-Box.

New Donations Drop-Box to Assist Unemployed Women in Mariannridge

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A donations drop-box was unveiled outside the discipline of Occupational Therapy (OT) at E-Block on the Westville campus by fourth-year students in the programme.

Abafundi nabasebenzi abebethamele umcimbi we International Dialogue Programme.

Ithuba Lokwazana Kubafundi Ekhempasini iEdgewood

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Ihhovisi Lenyuvesi Lezamazwengamazwe libe nohlelo ekhempasini i-Edgewood lokuxhumanisa abafundi ukuze bazane kangcono futhi bafunde nangamasiko ahlukene.

Dr Thirusha Naidu

Poetry as a Medium for Presenting Research

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Poetry is becoming an increasingly recognised method for presenting research findings and to stimulate thinking in the academic arena, according to UKZN Behavioural Medicine Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer, Dr Thirusha Naidu.

Ms Justine Nasejje.

Statistics PhD Student Receives DAAD Scholarship

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A PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Ms Justine Nasejje, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), allowing her to spend six months at the University of Lübeck during her studies as well as funding her PhD work.

Team UKZN at the ASSA conference.

Women Academics Represent UKZN at National Anatomy Conference

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Adjudicators were impressed by 23 presentations delivered by women academics and postgraduate students from UKZN’s Discipline of Clinical Anatomy, scooping three distinguished awards at the 43rd Annual Conference for the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) held recently in Parys, Free State.

Dr Sonill Maharaj.

UKZN Academic Writes Chapter of New Book on Improved Health Ideas for HIV and AIDS Sufferers

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The first chapter of a new book collaboratively written by international experts to help improve the lives of HIV and AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), was authored by the UKZN Academic Leader for Physiotherapy, Dr Sonill Maharaj.

Dr Vassil Manchev.

The Burden of Paediatric Trauma in Pietermaritzburg

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A study by UKZN Masters in Medicine (Surgery) student, Dr Vassil Manchev, has found the burden of paediatric trauma in the Pietermaritzburg CBD and the Western rural health districts to be significantly high enough to warrant a public health intervention.

From left: Mr Emilien Mary, Ms Claire Punthous, Mr Josh Kwibuka, Ms Vanuja Krishna, Mr Kudzai Mukaratirwa, Mr Joël Yondo, Mr Prisley Machiya.

UKZN International Students feature in Campus Talks

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The International Community Culture (ICC) in partnership with UKZN’s International Office recently held talks about the cultural, political and economic situation in Zimbabwe and South-Korea.

Dr Shakira Shaik and Dr Muhammad Nakhooda at the conference in Italy.

School of Life Sciences well represented at Symposium in Italy

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Representatives from UKZN's School of Life Sciences made their presence felt at the 6th Symposium on Production and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants at Sanremo in Italy.