11 February 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Ms Kalina Naidoo.

Dreams Come True for Cecil Renaud Overseas Scholarship Recipient

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It’s an exciting year ahead for Ms Kalina Naidoo, recipient of the prestigious Cecil Renaud Overseas Scholarship, who will study towards her Masters degree in Neuroscience at a university of her choice in England.

Two male blue-eyed black lemurs.

Blue-Eyed Lemur May Become Extinct Soon, UKZN Research Finds

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The sobering revelation comes from a new UKZN modelling study examining the survival of the blue-eyed black lemur, an animal only rediscovered in 1985 and elevated to species status in 2008.

Dr Dirk Lamprecht.

Contributing to K-RITH’s Cutting Edge TB Research

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K-RITH’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Dirk Lamprecht, has developed a novel method for screening anti-mycobacterial drugs that target Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bioenergetics.

Professor Cheryl Stobie (far right) with participants at the Figuring the Queer in African Literatures and Cultures Conference.

English Professor Presents Paper at Princeton University in the US

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Lecturer in English Studies on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus, Professor Cheryl Stobie,  was recently invited to present a paper at the Figuring the Queer in African Literatures and Cultures conference at

Professor Johnathan Silverman engages with Health Sciences academics about teaching communication skills.

Teaching Communication Skills “a Priority” in Health Sciences Education

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Health Science graduates need to be well trained in effective communication skills to meet society’s many healthcare needs.

First year College of Health Science students.

Health Professionals REACHing for Excellence at Orientation

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First year students at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences were welcomed with an action-packed Orientation Day, being treated to several informative sessions in an infotainment style.

Families enjoying Parents Day at UZKN’s School of Engineering.

Warm Welcome for Aspirant Engineers

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Dean and Head of the School of Engineering at UKZN, Professor Cristina Trois, warmly welcomed UKZN’s freshest crop of Engineering students and their parents at a special event in UNITE Building

UKZN’s Professor Jacek Banasiak being awarded Poland’s Silver cross of Merit for his “significant contribution to science”.

UKZN Professor Receives Poland’s Silver Cross of Merit

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Professor Jacek Banasiak of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science has been awarded Poland’s Silver Cross of Merit for his “significant contribution to science”.

Abafundisi bezeziMali nesikhulumi sosuku uMnu Geoff Noble kanye nabafundi.

Abafundi bezeziMali baziswe ngendlela abasazoyihamba

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Abafundi bezifundo ze-Honours batshelwe abangabaqashi bakusasa ukuthi kulindelekeni emsebenzini nokuthi amakhona abafundi abawathole e-UKZN ayisiqalo esihle emsebenzini abawukhethile.

From left: Dr Ndumiso Cingo and Professor Andrew Forbes, National Laser Centre; Dr Gurthwin Bosman, Laser Research Institute; Ms Yaseera Ismail; Mrs Naledi Pandor; Multilateral Counsellor with the SA Embassy in Paris, Mr T Makatu; Sudan’s Ambassador to South Africa, Mrs Dimakatso Radebe and assistant PA to Minister Pandor, Ms Ann Maraba.

UKZN PhD Student Attends UNESCO International Year of Light Official Opening Ceremony

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A doctoral student based at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, Ms Yaseera Ismail, was a member of the official South African delegation at the celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies in France.

Enactus UKZN students from left: Mr Thabiso Zungu, Mr Lindokuhle Duma, Ms Nandisa Ngubelanga, Ms Bongeka Dlamini, Ms Mbalenhle Ngidi, Mr Phumlani Mzobe, Mr Nkanyiso Nyawose and Mr Sizwesihle Gumede.

Enactus UKZN Impresses Hibiscus Coast Municipality at Youth Business Gala Dinner

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A group of Enactus UKZN students represented the organisation at the annual Hibiscus Coast Municipality Youth Business Gala Dinner, hosted by the Youth Development Unit of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality.

From left: Professor Donal McCracken; Professor Cheryl Potgieter, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

College of Humanities Hosts Successful Parents Day and Orientation

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The College of Humanities recently hosted its annual Parents Day with parents and guardians of first year Humanities students gathering on the Howard College, Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg campuses to hear about

First year Engineering students at Orientation Week.

New Engineers Get Geared Up!

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UKZN’s aspirant crop of new engineers were put through their paces during the School of Engineering’s annual Orientation Week.

Parents meet the College of Health Sciences leadership at Parents Day.

Parents Day at the College of Health Sciences

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The families of first-year students in UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) programmes gathered in two auditoriums on two campuses to attend Parents Day events where they heard about University procedures

College of Law and Management Studies staff engaging with parents.

College of Law and Management Studies holds Parents Days

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The College of Law and Management Studies recently held meetings with parents of first year students on its Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.

Ms Nonhlanhla Precious Mqadi.

New Principal Programme Officer at School of Clinical Medicine

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Ms Nonhlanhla Precious Mqadi has been appointed as the new Principal Programme Officer (PPO) for the School of Clinical Medicine.