19 November 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 58
Emeritus Professor Miriam Adhikari.

Emeritus Paediatrics Professor Receives Award for Excellence

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UKZN’s Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, Miriam Adhikari, received an Annual Service Excellence Award from KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, in recognition of her overall contribution to health care in the field of Paediatrics.

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From left: Mr Ian Southey-Swartz, Professor Managay Reddi, Mr Jonathan Cooper, Ms Anneke Meerkotter and Mr Max Anmeghichean.

UKZN Hosts Conference on Litigation to Decriminalise Homosexuality in Africa

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The School of Law in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the Human Dignity Trust, recently hosted the Conference on Litigating to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Commonwealth Africa.

Book co-authors, Professor Breminand Maharaj and his wife, Dr Nervashnee Maharaj, accompanied by their children, at the launch of their book.

New Book by UKZN Academics Offers Guide to Health and Happiness

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The Soul, Health and Happiness: A Simple Guide is the title of a new book co-authored by UKZN husband and wife team, Professor Breminand Maharaj and Dr Nervashnee Maharaj.

UKZN staff, Convocation Executive member, alumni and friends.

Alumni Lunch at Richards Bay

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UKZN alumni on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast had the opportunity to re-connect with their alma mater and fellow alumni at a lunch at the Protea Hotel Waterfront in Richards Bay recently.

UKZN students Ms Tina Dolwana and Mr Thabo Khoza who participated in the 2014 Professional World Standard Ballroom Championship in China.

Students Participate in Ballroom Championship in China

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Education student Ms Tina Dolwana and her Civil Engineering colleague Mr Thabo Khoza participated in the 2014 Professional World Standard Ballroom Championship in China winning the “The Most Popular Couple” title.

Professor Damtew Teferra (third left) chairing a session at the Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

UKZN Professor Chairs EU-AU Workshop on Joint Degree Programmes

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UKZN’s Professor Damtew Teferra was a Chairperson at the recent African Higher Education Harmonisation and Tuning Workshop on Joint Degrees in Dar es Salaam which successfully concluded with the plan for the next phase: Tuning Africa II.

Postdoctoral Fellows (from left): Dr’s Naveen Bandari, Adeyeye Olufemi, Sulaiman Luqman and Oluyomibo Pitan.

New Law and Management Postdoctoral Fellows

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The College of Law and Management Studies has appointed Dr Sulaiman Luqman, Dr Adeyeye Olufemi, Dr Naveen Bandari and Dr Oluyomibo Pitan as postdoctoral scholars as part of its drive to produce quality research that contributes to the betterment of society

Occupational Therapy Lecturer, Mrs June McIntyre.

UKZN Academic Speaks at Symposium on Wheelchair Use

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UKZN Occupational Therapy Lecturer, Mrs June McIntyre, was a speaker at a Wheelchair Services Roundtable Conference in Cape Town.


Are Matric Results Indicators of Academic Success at University?

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Two studies conducted by Health Sciences academics examined the relevance of matriculation scores to academic success at UKZN.

Students of UKZN’s Opera Studio and Choral Academy (OSCA) perform Ogni Suo Aver Tal Femmina from Verdi’s La Traviata.

Students Shine at Italian Opera Evening

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The outstanding depth of talent among UKZN Music students was revealed during the Eleventh Festival of Italian Opera held at the Howard College Theatre in celebration of the annual International Week of the Italian Language.

From left: Ms Selvie Moodley, Ms Laila Gurudas, Ms Shereen Marimuthu, and Ms Alershnee Pillay in their cultural attire.

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Celebrates Cultural Diversity

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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) recently celebrated cultural heritage and diversity by arranging gatherings on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Professor Cheryl Potgieter (fourth left) with Deans, College management staff and new lecturers.

College of Humanities Welcomes New Lecturers

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The College of Humanities welcomed 50 new lecturers who have recently been appointed in the College. Nationally the number of Black African academics within the university system is low and the number of African Black Professors is even lower.

Mr Mluleki Luvuno.

Research Looks for Affordable Method of Treating Diabetes

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Discipline of Human Physiology Honours student Mr Mluleki Luvuno hopes his research will uncover affordable and easily available treatment to manage diabetes.

A homing pigeon.

Do Homing Pigeons Navigate Using a Gyroscope in the Brain?

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Human communication has long been associated with an unlikely companion, the homing pigeon; but how these pigeons find their way home is still largely a mystery.

Mackerel - one of the fish species affected by the ingestion of microplastics in the waters off the KwaZulu-Natal coastline.

Microplastics Found in Fish off KZN Coastline

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A research study by Deborah Robertson Andersson and Gan Moodley of the University of  KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Life Sciences has shown that microplastics are increasingly being ingested  by fish off the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

Mr Sphumelele Ndlovu with retired NASA Physicist and pioneer of the development of satellite laser ranging, Dr Henry Plotkin.

Career of Former UKZN Science Foundation Programme Student Flourishes

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The career of UKZN doctoral candidate, Mr Sphumelele Ndlovu, who is attached to the Space Geodesy Programme at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), has flourished in the past few years.

UKZN Academics who attended the Peer Review Workshop.

UKZN Academics Benefit From Peer Review Workshop

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A group of UKZN researchers attended the recent inaugural Peer Review for Publications and Proposals Workshop hosted by the University Teaching and Learning Office and aimed at introducing participants to the concept of peer review for academic publishing and grant proposals.

The UKZN team outside King Edward VIII Hospital’s BHP Billiton Paediatric Centre of Excellence.

UKZN Students Help to Put Smiles on Children’s Faces

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Yunibo Trust - founded by UKZN Medical students - recently partnered with the Dentistry Discipline and South Africa’s youngest doctor, Dr Sandile Kubheka, to put smiles on faces at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban when they visited its Paediatric Department in celebration of National Children’s Day.

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra performing for Arts and Culture Education Discipline students.

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Performs for UKZN Students

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Arts and Culture Education Discipline students on the Edgewood campus were recently treated to a two-hour performance by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.