06 November 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 10
Professor Malegapuru Makgoba.

UKZN Vice-Chancellor First Recipient of New MRC President’s Award

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UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, has received a prestigious award from the Medical Research Council (MRC) for ‘exceptional contributions to medical research’.

Professor Augustine Nwoye of the School of Applied Human Sciences at his Inaugural Lecture with College of Humanities DVC Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

African Psychology Explored in Inaugural Lecture

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Professor Augustine Nwoye of the School of Applied Human Sciences recently delivered his Inaugural Lecture titled: "What is African Psychology the Psychology of?"

Law academic Mr Khulekani Zondi (centre) and law students who are part of the team working on a bilingual glossary of legal terms.

Legal Dictionary to Bridge Literacy Gap for First-Year Law Students

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UKZN’s School of Law is creating a bilingual glossary of legal terms to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who struggle to understand concepts mainly because of language barriers.

Dr Mosa Moshabela.

Rural Health Chief Geared to Advance Transformation of Medical Curriculum

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UKZN’s Department of Rural Health, the first in South Africa, recently appointed Dr Mosa Moshabela as its Head and Chief Specialist.

From left: Head of the Department of Rural Health Dr Mosa Moshabela with Dr Ronald Ingles and the Director of the Centre for Rural Health, Dr Bernhard Gaede.

Rural Health Expert Addresses UKZN Gathering

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UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health recently hosted Dr Ronald Ingles, well-known for his book: An Uneasy Story- the Nationalising of South African Mission Hospitals (1960-1976).

Dr Bahareh Honarparvar (left) and Dr Adam Skelton (right) who recently joined UKZN’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Discipline.

International Scientists Join the School of Health Sciences

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UKZN’s School of Health Sciences has welcomed two new international Scientists - Dr Bahareh Honarparvar of Iran and Dr Adam Skelton of Wales - into its fold.

From left: Mr Killian Nair, Mr Kasheel Goberdhan and Mr Akhil Gangaram’s Downhill Racing Project was voted best project by the RobMech Conference delegates.

Engineering Inspired by Nature Key Theme at Conference

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Engineering inspired by Nature was the key theme of the address by UKZN alumnus Horst Weinert at the RobMech Conference.

From left: Mr Marc Kornberger; Mr Leo Deodutt, and UKZN’s Head for Student Village Mr Luvuyo Mthimkhulu.

Online Education Portal Prepares Students for Exams

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s partnership in an online education initiative titled UVillage is aimed at addressing major issues around education by offering extra academic support to students.

From left: Professor Johan Van Heerden, Professor Keymanthri Moodley and first prize winner in the laboratory-based category at the Symposium, Ms Y Pillay.

Young Health Scientists Wow the Crowd with Novel Research

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Upcoming researchers wowed the audience with their novel research in topical health themes during the recent College of Health Sciences Young Health Scientist’s Research Symposium at UKZN.

UKZN’s Acting Academic Leader of Research in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Veena Singaram, during a workshop on completing a PhD through published work.

Phd by Publication Method Unpacked

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UKZN’s Acting Academic Leader of Research in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Veena Singaram, recently conducted a workshop on the Perils and Pleasures of PhD via Publication.

The Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Law, Professor Managay Reddi, and law student Mr Ntokozo Qwabe at the launch of the UKZN Student Law Review Journal.

KZN Rhodes Scholarship Recipient Achieves Success Despite Adversity

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UKZN final year Law student Mr Ntokozo Qwabe (23) is the 2013 recipient of the KwaZulu-Natal Rhodes Scholarship to further his studies at Oxford University in England.

Workshop participants reading a collection of New Readers Publishers books.

NRP Donates Books to the Reading Association of South Africa

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New Readers Publishers (NRP) based at the Centre for Adult Education recently donated books as gifts for speakers at the 8th Annual Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) conference.

Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul who co-edited a new book Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives.

UKZN Lecturer Co-Edits New Book

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Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul of the School of Applied Human Sciences co-edited a new book with two Norwegian colleagues, Professor Anne Karin Larsen and Ms Greta Oline Hole.

CCMS student Ms Trushka Soni is one of five winners in the Young Food Writer’s Competition.

CCMS Student a Winner in Food Writers Competition

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Ms Trushka Soni, a student from the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), was one of five winners in the Young Food Writers Competition sponsored by the South African Egg Industry.

Third year Microbiology students with demonstrators and UKZN staff members.

UKZN Students Visit Technology Innovation Agency’s Bioprocessing Platform

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The biotechnology platform of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) at Umbogintwini recently hosted 175 third year students from the Microbiology Department in the School of Life Sciences...

Honours students in Microbiology, Ms Shanice Naidoo, Ms Bhavna Rampath and Ms Thurisha Moodley at the 26th SASM-KZN Annual Symposium for Microbiology.

Microbiology Alive and Well in KZN, Says UKZN Dean

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Microbiology and Biotechnology are in a very healthy state in KwaZulu-Natal, according to Professor Bala Pillay, Dean of Teaching and Learning in UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Peer Wellness Mentor Programme (PWMP) mentors show off their certificates following the PWMP certification ceremony.

UKZN Students Share Knowledge to Enhance Success

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UKZN’s College of Health Science’s Student Support Services Unit in collaboration with the College Teaching and Learning Office recently held a Peer Wellness Mentorship Programme (PWMP) certification ceremony.

Attendees at the 29th Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences.

National Atmospheric Sciences Workshop at UKZN

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The 29th Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences kicked off with the first Atmospheric Remote Sensing Education and Training (ATM-Reset) Workshop...

UKZN’s Dr Gunasekharan Dharmaraja (left) with Mr Vishvanathan Rudrakumaran, and Dr T. Devanathan.

Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow on TV Discussion Panel in USA

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Humanities post-doctoral Fellow Dr Gunasekharan Dharmaraja was recently invited to New York by one of India’s television channels WIN TV, to discuss the future of Tamil Eelam, the homeland of Tamil people who live in Ceylon Island.