09 September 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 42
World champion swimmer Chad le Clos presents the eThekwini Living Legend award to Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.

Scientist Honoured as a Living Legend

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CAPRISA’s Associate Scientific Director, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, has been honoured as a citizen of the eThekwini Municipality for her significant contributions in HIV prevention research among communities in KwaZulu-Natal and the rest of South Africa.

Members of the Society of Political Science Students with speakers at the Women in Politics and Society Seminar.

Women in Politics and Society discussed at Seminar

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A discussion around the topic of Women in Politics and Society was organised by the Society of Political Science Students (SOPSS) in collaboration with the Media and Cultural Seminar Series against the background of the recent Women’s Month celebrations and reflections.

Dr Maheshvari Naidu (left) and Professor Sarah Bansilal.

Top Published Women Researchers hail from College of Humanities

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Feminist Anthropologist from the School of Social Sciences, Dr Maheshvari Naidu, and Professor Sarah Bansilal of the School of Education, are on the list of the Top 30 published academics at UKZN for 2015 while Naidu is also the Top Published Woman in Humanities.

Opera student, Mr Ndumiso Nyoka.

Opera student to participate in graduates’ programme in the USA

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Opera student Mr Ndumiso Nyoka is to participate in the Music Opera Graduates’ Programme at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership and guidance of Barbara Hill Moore, Meadows Foundation Distinguished Professor of Voice in Meadows School of the Arts.

Ms Vanessa Moodley at the Conference.

UKZN Academic Appointed to World Council for Optometry Committee

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UKZN’s Academic Leader for Optometry, Ms Vanessa Moodley, has been appointed to the Legislation, Regulation and Standards Committee of the World Council for Optometry.

School of Nursing staff with Malawian delegation.

Malawi Nursing Delegation Visits UKZN

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UKZN’s Nursing Discipline hosted a delegation from the Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) in Malawi as part of the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative programme which aims to strengthen the capacity of nursing and midwifery educational institutions.

Winners in the female category of the Flying Fish Beach Volleyball Series.

UKZN hosts Beach Volleyball Series

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The Flying Fish Beach Volleyball Series was held on UKZN’s Howard College campus.

A WHIPS Nurse attends to an International student on Wellness Day at the Westville campus.

UKZN hosts Wellness Days for International Students

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UKZN’s International Office hosted a series of Wellness Days in August aimed at improving the health of international students on all five campuses.

An alumni gathering in Scottburgh.

Good Turn Out at Alumnus Lunch in Scottburgh

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Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, provided a comprehensive overview of UKZN since the merger in 2004 and highlighted current developments, planned initiatives and the importance of giving back to the University, during a lunch at the Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh for alumni.

Cheshni Jeena.

MBChB Student received Prestigious Award

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MBChB first year student Cheshni Jeena (18) received the prestigious Pius Langa Scholarship at UKZN’s awards ceremony.

Miss Kenda Knowles, with the award she won in the DST WISA Doctoral Fellowship category.

UKZN Student Wins Prestigious DST Women in Science Award

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UKZN Astrophysics PhD student Miss Kenda Knowles was one of the winners in the Doctoral Fellowship category at the Women in Science Awards hosted in Johannesburg by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Abadidiyeli bencwadi entsha yesayensi yokuhlalisana kwabantu (kusukela kwesobunxele) uDkt Mariam Seeda-Khan, uDkt Rene Smith noDkt Zanetta Jansen.

Kuzoshicilelwa Incwadi Eyingqophamlando YezeSayensi Yokuhlalisana Kwabantu

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Incwadi okungeyokuqala yohlobo lwayo eNingizimu Afrika: i-Sociology : A South African Perspective, izoshicilelwa ekuqaleni konyaka ozayo.

UKZN students presenting their ideas at the Hackathon.

Honours Students Participate in Discovery Hackathon

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Four Information System and Technology (IS&T) Honours students took part in the Discovery Hackathon 2015 during which they used latest technologies to exhibit their expertise in the design and development of software.

Deaf Awareness Day at UKZN.

Final Year Students Promote Deaf Awareness

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This year’s Deaf Awareness Week had UKZN’s Westville Campus Quad abuzz with games and infotainment, attracting staff and students alike.

Professor Rajendra Bhimma.

UKZN’s Paediatric Nephrologist to Present in the US

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UKZN’s Paediatric Nephrologist, Professor Rajendra Bhimma, has been invited to present a paper at the Nephro 2015 OMICS Group’s 4th International Conference on Nephrology being held in Baltimore in the United States from September 14-16.

Dr Nicola Jones with former Honours graduates, Ms Claire Keyworth; Mr Amil Umraw; Ms Tayla Holtz; Ms Nicole John, amid final year undergraduate students.

Media Department hosts Honours Information Evening

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UKZN’s Discipline of Media and Cultural Studies recently hosted its annual Honours information evening at the Jack Heath Gallery in the Centre for Visual Arts to provide final year undergraduate students with information about the honours degree programme.

A UKZN alumni gathering at The Oaks Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

Alumni Events in Australia and New Zealand

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Three events for UKZN alumni took place in Australia and New Zealand last month.

Staff and students at the Wellness day on the Westville campus.

Promoting Student Wellness on the Westville campus

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UKZN’s Westville Campus Health Clinic hosted a Health Awareness Campaign aimed at improving the health and wellness of students.