07 October 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 46
Brother Clement Sithole (third right) with UKZN students and Dr Patricia Opondo (second left) and Dr Tulio de Oliveira (extreme right).

Lifetime Achievement Award for umakhweyana Bow Teacher

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UKZN umakhweyana bow teacher, Brother Clement Sithole, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) African Music Symposium held on the Howard College campus.

Research colleagues Professor Frank Tanser and Professor Till Bärnighausen.

Multi-million Rand Award for UKZN and Harvard Researchers

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A UKZN researcher and his colleague from Harvard in the United States have been awarded a R32.5 million grant over a five-year period which will take their successful collaboration in cutting edge HIV treatment and prevention research into its second decade.

Moot court finalists: Mr Tusani Phewa, Ms Priyanka Naidoo, Mr Mlungisi Mhlungu and Mr Daniel Basckin.

Final Year Law Students Deliver a Sterling Performance at the Annual Ellie Newman Moot Competition

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Being crowned the winner of the 44th Ellie Newman Moot Competition with her parents cheering her on in the audience is the ultimate sweet victory for Law student Ms Priyanka Naidoo.

Some of UKZN’s top researchers are from left: Professors Johannes van Staden, Steven Johnson, Colleen Downs and Deresh Ramjugernath.

College of AES Dominates UKZN Top Publisher List

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The list of UKZN’s Top 30 published researchers for 2014 is dominated by the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES), with 19 of the prime slots going to researchers working in the College’s five Schools.

J083+0532, a spiral galaxy with a million-light-years large radio emitting jet-lobe structure. The upper panel shows contours of radio emission overplotted on the optical image from the Slone Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The lower left panel represents the false colour radio image while the lower right panel shows the SDSS optical image.

Scientists Discover Rare Types of Spiral Galaxies

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An international team of astronomers from South Africa, India and France, has discovered four spiral galaxies with radio emitting jet-lobe structures extending up to nearly a million light years.

New Golden Key Society members (from left) Ms Thandeka Mkhwane, Ms Nonkululeko Nkosi; Ms Neliswa Dlamini and Mr Xolani Malindisa.

Humanities Access Students join Golden Key Society

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Four students from the 2014 Humanities Access Programme have accepted invitations to join the Golden Key Society.

Dr Myint Aung.

UKZN Doctoral Candidate in Japan as Research Exchange Student

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UKZN PhD candidate, Senior Medical Manager and Consultant in Family Medicine at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Dr Myint Aung, is in Japan on a two-month research exchange at the University of Fukui’s Faculty of Medical Science.

Miss Nozuko Nguqu performing at the Durban Music School.

Ethnomusicology Student Gives Recital at Durban Music School

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Applied Ethnomusicology postgraduate student, Miss Nozuko Nguqu, recently gave an African Music and Dance recital at the Durban Music School as part of a School of Arts showcase presentation of its top student artists.

UKZN’s Dr Maheshvari Naidu (right) with Dr Barbara Boswell at the workshop in Botswana.

Academic Attends Inter-Institutional Workshop at University of Botswana

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Anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities, Dr Maheshvari Naidu, took up an invitation to attend a workshop at the University of Botswana organised by the African Gender Institute based at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Andile Khathi.

Human Physiology Discipline Appoints New Lecturer

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Dr Andile Khathi (27) of Ntuzuma, who recently graduated with a PhD from UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been appointed as a Lecturer in the Human Physiology Discipline.

Ms Nikita Naicker.

PhD Candidate Presents Winning Antidiabetes Study in Las Vegas

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UKZN student, Ms Nikita Naicker (24), was placed second in the Poster Category after delivering two presentations of her research at the International Conference on Targeting Diabetes and Novel Therapeutics in Las Vegas in the United States.

Mr Justice Cassim Sardiwalla delivering his keynote address at the Family Mediation Conference.

UKZN Hosts Family Mediation Conference

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The latest developments in family mediation in South Africa were discussed at the recent Family Mediation Conference hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies Research Office in partnership with the Northwest University and the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM).

SCM celebrates diversity in style.

Clinical Medicine School Celebrates Diversity in Style

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UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) support staff celebrated Heritage Day the true South African way… with food, song and drink at a Heritage Day Lunch at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in Durban.

Mr Fhumulani Andrew Liabara and his mother at Graduation.

UKZN Staffer Graduates with Honours in Computer

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College of Health Sciences (CHS) Web Administrator Intern, Mr Fhumulani Andrew Liabara, graduated recently from the University of Venda in Limpopo with a BSc Honours in Computer Science degree.

Students celebrating at Edgewood Campus Sports Day.

UKZN’s International Office Celebrates Diversity Through Sport

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UKZN’s International Office hosted the Edgewood Campus Sports Day aimed at promoting diversity and respect for different cultures through sport.

Dr Kaminee Maduray.

Study Finds Significant Placental Differences in Pre-eclamptic Women

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A novel clinical study conducted by UKZN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Kaminee Maduray, recorded significant differences in the placentas of new mothers who endured pre-eclamptic as opposed to normotensive pregnancies.

Izinsizakusebenza zezolimo ezisepulazini lase-UKZN eliseMgungundlovu i-Ukulinga Research Farm kuzokhangiswa ngazo ngelanga elihlelelwe i-Howard Davis Symposium.

I- UKZN Izobamba Isimpoziyamu I-Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial

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I-UKZN izobamba isimpoziyamu yokuqala i-Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial, okuwumcimbi omayelana nocwaningo kanye nokucobelelana ngolwazi ohlose ukukhangisa ngocwaningo kwezolimo eNyuvesi kusetshenziswa izinsizakusebenza ezisepulazini i-Ukulinga Research Farm eliseMgungundlovu.

From left: Dr Veena Singaram, Mr Vikar Singh, Dr Asad Naveed and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.

UKZN Medical Students Inspired by Ebola Crisis Philanthropist

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The power of Medical students as change agents was debated on UKZN’s Medical campus after an enthralling testimony by the President of the Sierra Leone Medical Students’ Association (SLeMSA) and the co-ordinator of the country’s Kick Ebola out Campaign, Dr Asad Naveed.

Woza Moya community.

Research on Reflective Practices at Woza Moya

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More than a year ago, a Paediatrician and Dermatologist at Duke University in the United States, Dr Neil Prose, and a UKZN Psychologist, Dr Thirusha Naidu, began a research project on the Woza Moya help centre in Hillcrest near Durban.

From left: Professor Dave Dargie; Brother Clement Sithole; Dr Patricia Opondo and Dr Tulio de Oliveira.

UKZN hosts African Music Symposium

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UKZN’s Music Discipline recently hosted the International Council for Traditional Musics (ICTM) African Music Symposium which brought together academics, artists and documentary film makers with an interest in Africa and the diaspora.

Robust discussions were captured on Teaching & Learning TV.

Teaching & Learning TV Making an Impact

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A growing demand facing organisers of academic conferences is to make relevant and contemporary conversations which take place at the events available to a wider academic audience.

Dr Douglas Wilson.

Traditional Herb Sutherlandia Frutescens has no Impact on HIV Disease Progression – Study Finds

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The herb Sutherlandia frutescens has no impact on markers of HIV disease progression, according to a novel study conducted by researchers from UKZN, the University of Western Cape and the University of Missouri in the United States.

Panelists at a public lecture held at UKZN and delivered by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Mr Luwellyn Landers.

UKZN Co-hosts Public Lecture on SA Foreign Policy Issues

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Strengthening the African agenda through AU, BRICS and FOCAC, was the title of a public lecture at UKZN delivered by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Mr Luwellyn Landers.

SAMSA-UKZN member with guest speakers at the Maternal Health and Access to Safe and Legal Abortion workshop.

Global Day of Action to Safe and Legal Abortion celebrated

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UKZN’s South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) celebrated a Global Day of Action to Safe and Legal Abortions by hosting a workshop at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in Durban.

UKZN’s Professor Kriben Pillay and international author, Mr Steven Harrison.

International Author Engages UKZN Communities on Generative Dialogue

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International author and speaker, Mr Steven Harrison, noted for his challenging books and talks that deconstruct accepted notions of relationship, identity and community, was a guest speaker and presenter at UKZN.

Mrs Verusia Chetty and Mr Saul Cobbing.

Physiotherapy Lecturers Present Papers at Conference in Holland

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Two UKZN Physiotherapy Lecturers presented their ongoing doctoral research studies at the 12th International AIDSImpact Conference in Amsterdam.

Panelists at UKZN’s discussion on the preservation of heritage in celebration of Arbor Month.

Panel Discussion on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

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The DST-NRF Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS) at UKZN hosted a panel discussion on IKS and the protection and preservation of biodiversity and heritage in South Africa.

Musicians Dan Wilson and Fiona Tozer.

Quark Perform at Jazz Centre

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music featured the duo Quark on Tuesday this week (6 October).

UKZN dance winners at eThekwini Championship 2015.

UKZN Dancers Shine

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UKZN dancers from Westville and Edgewood campus clubs continue to excel on the dance floor, collecting trophies in competitions.

Edgewood students who attended the Information session by future employers.

Education Students Interact with Employers

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Final year Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Bachelor of Education students attended an information session on the Edgewood campus where they were given an opportunity to meet and interact with their future employers.