11 March 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 8
Professor Thomas Scriba.

Broader Approach Needed in TB Vaccines Research, says Specialist

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The need for a broader approach to the challenge of finding an effective TB vaccine was highlighted by Deputy Director, Immunology at the South African TB Vaccine Initiative (SATVI)

Professor Rozena Maart (left) and delegates at the Biko Symposium.

Creation of SASO Commemorated at ccrri Symposium

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The establishment of the South African Students Organisation (SASO) 45 years ago in the halls of UKZN’s Medical School campus was commemorated at a two-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (ccrri).

Maritime Law students, academics and Port Authority staff on board the Isiponono during the harbour visit.

Maritime Law Students Visit Durban Harbour

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Maritime Law students got an inside view of the framework of the largest commercial port in South Africa during a recent Durban harbour visit conducted by UKZN’s Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies

UKZN staff with a visiting French delegation.

School of Business Explores Opportunities for Partnerships With France

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UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) recently hosted a French delegation with the aim being to promote academic networks and explore opportunities for collaboration and exchange programmes

International Orientation at UKZN’s Edgewood campus.

International Students Made to Feel Welcome at Edgewood

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Recently-arrived international students were welcomed into their new environment and given a wealth of information about life on campus during an Orientation function at Edgewood.

Students at the University 101 Lifestyle event on the Westville campus.

University Lifestyle 101

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UKZN’s HIV/AIDS programme, the SRC, UKZN stakeholders and Driving To Success co-hosted University Lifestyle 101 on the Westville campus.

Musicians back from left: Sibusiso Mashiloane, Bryne Stone, Neil Gonsalves, Ildo Nandja, George Mari and Bethuel Tshone; and Thobeka Langa (seated).

VCU and UKZN Collaboration Concert

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The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and UKZN began the second year of their partnership with a shared music concert at the Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Center, in the United States recently.

Dr Karen Bargate.

Accounting Lecturer Wins Bronze Medal at National Road Cycling Championship

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School of Accounting academic Dr Karen Bargate finished third in her age group category at the recent National Road Cycling Championship.

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Umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi wabafundi abafundela iziqu zePhD

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Professor George Devenish received a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from Dean and Head of the School of Law, Professor Managay Reddi.

School of Law Appoints Emeritus Professor

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The title of “Emeritus Professor” has been conferred on retired UKZN academic Professor George Devenish in recognition of his contribution to excellence in teaching and learning and research...

Back from left: Dr Sindi Mthembu, Professor Moses Chimbari, Mrs Zandile Gumede, Mr Bheki Gwala and Professor Ntombifikile Mtshali; front: Ms Nelouise Geyer, Mrs Soobamah Naicker, Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, Professor Busisiwe Bhengu and Dr Nonhlanhla Makhanya.

Nursing Education Qualifications Under the Spotlight at Symposium

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The main objectives of the inaugural symposium of the Nursing Education Association (NEA) – hosted by UKZN’s Discipline of Nursing - were to prioritise the advancement of nursing teaching and education...

UKZN’s Dr Julia Sibiya (seated, front right) with a group of AGRA and GCP staff and trainees in Nairobi, Kenya.

Academic Attends International Plant Breeding Workshop in Kenya

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Dr Julia Sibiya of UKZN’s African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) recently attended a plant breeding workshop in Kenya hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

A meeting of the PhD in Adult Education year one cohort.

PhD Study in Adult Education Growing Fast

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‘Since January 2012 when our first six Adult Education students enrolled, numbers have grown to where the programme now accommodates 30 students,’ said Professor Julia Preece of the School of Education on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Students that attended a presentation at the Accounting Student Chapter meeting at Westville campus.

Students Encouraged to “Give Back” to the University

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UKZN’s Alumni Relations office has encouraged students to remain a part of the University even after they graduate.

Academic, Ms Nomalizo Dyili from the College of Law and Management Studies with Escourt high school pupils.

UKZN Hosts Information Day for Escourt Schoolchildren

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UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted an Information Day aimed at Grade 11 and 12 learners in Escourt and surrounding areas.