10 September 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 47
Professor Theagarten Lingham-Soliar.

New Book by UKZN Honorary Professor Interrogates Theory of Bird Evolution

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Professor Theagarten Lingham-Soliar, an Honorary Professor in the School of Life Sciences at UKZN, recently published a book The Vertebrate Integument Volume 1, which examines afresh the theory that birds evolved from

Chase Rayment, a Grade 7 learner at Kloof Senior Primary, did a project on whether it was possible for humans to live on Mars.

2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Showcases Early Innovators

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Over 60 schools represented by 375 learners participated in the recent 2014 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists co-hosted by UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Amalungu e-Social Work Students Association abambe iqhaza ekusizeni abafundi bezifundo zenhlalakahle abadinga usizo ngamaphasela okudla.

Abafundi Bezifundo zezeNhlalakahle Baqale Umsebenzi Wokusiza Ngamaphasela Okudla

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Ngaphansi kwesiqubulo esithi “Akekho ozoya ekilasini elambile”, inhlangano i-Social Work Students’ Association (SWSA) iqale umsebenzi wokusabalalisa amaphasela okudla kubafundi bezifundo zezeNhlalakahle abadinga ukudla nosizo lwezimali.

Professor Anita Naicker (left) and Ms Anushka Ajith of the College of Health Sciences.

Two Health Sciences Academics Present Research on Placentas in Paris

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Two studies conducted by academics in the College of Health SciencesOptics and Imaging (O&I) Unit were presented at a Conference held recently in Paris by the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) and European Placenta Group (EPG).

From left: Professor Colleen Downs, Ms Sindiso Chamane, Ms Kerushka Pillay, Dr Sarah Bansilal, Ms Zukiswa Shoba, Dr Letitia Pillay and Museum Director, Ms Allison Ruiters.

Durban Museum and UKZN Celebrate Women in Science

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The Durban Natural Science Museum and UKZN recently partnered to celebrate Women in Science.

Social Work students Ms Nomusa Ndlovu (left) and Ms Liteboho Mosola will be in Canada for five months on an exchange programme.

Two Social Work students Selected for Canada Exchange

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Two second-year Social Work students, Ms Nomusa Ndlovu and Ms Liteboho Mosola, were recently selected to participate in a five-month exchange programme to Carleton University in Canada.

From left: Mr Nazim Gani, Alan Paton Centre; Dr Betty Govinden; Mrs Mary Gardner; Professor Cheryl Potgieter; Professor Stanley Ridge; Mr Darryl David and Professor Mbongeni Malaba.

Transformation a Key Focus at English Academy Commemorative Lecture

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The English Academy of Southern Africa, together with the College of Humanities, recently held the English Academy’s Annual Commemorative Lecture, in honour of the late Professor Colin Gardner.

Attendees of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) roundtable discussion.

Innovative Approaches to Rural Health Discussed at UKZN

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With many challenges facing the South African health system, a number of reforms have been carried out to help improve access to quality health care.

Supply Chain Student Association organising committee.

Supply Chain Student Association to Bridge Gap Between Study and Work

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Supply Chain Management postgraduate students have taken ownership of their education and future career prospects by forming an association that aims to bridge the gap between academia and the business world.

Learners from Queensburgh High prepare to test their bridge model.

Queensburgh Girls Shine at SAICE Regional Bridge-Building Competition

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The Durban branch of the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) held its annual regional schools’ bridge-building competition at the UNITE School of Engineering at Howard College

College of Humanities Jazz Lecturer Professor Salim Washington.

Washington “Comes Home” and Performs at UKZN Jazz Centre

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College of Humanities Jazz Lecturer, multi-reedsman and composer, Professor Salim Washington, together with his band, recently took to the stage at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music to perform a blues and gospel-inflected brand of post-bop jazz.

From left: Dr Vincent Nyamori, Minster Naledi Pandor, and Professor Deo Jaganyi.

UKZN Hosts 5th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal was the host university to the 5th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference on Green Chemistry held at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban

From left: UKZN Student Law Review Editor-in-Chief, Mr Musa Kika; Professor Bernadette Atuahene, Mr S’bu Zikode and Ms Nomfundo Gobodo.

Book Launch Provides Forum for Land Restitution Debate

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The launch of Professor Bernadette Atuahene’s book, We Want What’s Ours, which recently took place at UKZN’s Westville campus created a platform for South African citizens to have their voices heard on the issue of the land restitution process.

Professor Keyan Tomaselli with the four editions of his book The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film. From left: 1989 (SA edition), 1988 (US edition), 1989 (UK), and 2014 (UK).

Third Re-publication Confirms Enduring Impact of Apartheid Cinema Book

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The Cinema of Apartheid:  Race and Class in South African Film was this year republished, reaching a fourth edition. Authored by Professor Keyan Tomaselli of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), this fourth printing indicates the global impact of the book.

Attendants at the MEPI Symposium.

HIV and TB Developments Highlighted in MEPI Symposium

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal Medical Educational Partnership Initiative (UKZN MEPI), in collaboration with University of Mozambique MEPI, held the MEPI Clinical HIV Symposium on “HIV and TB: latest developments for clinicians...

Juvenile Cape Parrots feeding on pecan nuts near Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal in May-June 2014.

Citizens Contribute to Science During 2014 Cape Parrot Big Birding Day

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Community involvement once again played a big part in the success of this year’s Cape Parrot Big Birding Day.

Community members at the 2014 Msinga Nutrition Fair.

Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security

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UKZN’s Farmer Support Group (FSG) and local community women from Msinga recently hosted the fourth annual nutrition fair – “Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security” – at Gudwini in Msinga.

Dr Sibusiso Chalufu with prospective students from some of the schools for hearing impaired learners in KwaZulu-Natal.

UKZN’s Disability Unit Reaches Out to Communities

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The UKZN Disability Support Unit recently held an information and awareness session for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing impaired prospective students at the Howard College campus.

Dr Siphamandla Sithebe addresses Grade 10-12 learners at the Hip Hop Science Spaza.

Hip Hop and Science Combine with Explosive Results

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SAMA award-winning rap artist, iFani, recently jetted into Durban for a music event with a difference – the Hip Hop Science Spaza!