21 October 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 48
Professor Michael Savage and Dr Anesh Maharaj.

UKZN’s Distinguished Teachers Receive National Teaching Awards

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The recipients of UKZN’s 2014 Distinguished Teachers’ Awards, Professor Michael Savage and Dr Anesh Maharaj, have again been recognised for their contributions to Higher Education in South Africa.

Academics from UKZN and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, with PhD students they are supervising.

Chinese Scientists Visit UKZN

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UKZN’s School of Life Sciences hosted a delegation of scientists from the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China.

From left: Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa, Dr Chinwe Nwoye and Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize.

African Indigenous Knowledge Systems debated at Symposium

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UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) hosted its 4th Annual Students’ Conference which concluded with a symposium generating rigorous debate around the implementation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems within the College of Humanities.

Poets and artists at the 19th edition of Poetry Africa at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

UKZN's Poetry Africa Opening Night Wows Audience

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An enthralling line-up of 24 poets from around the world wowed the opening night audience at the Poetry Africa Festival at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Dr Felix Onyangunga.

UKZN Research Poster in Top Five at Belgian Conference

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UKZN PhD candidate, Dr Felix Onyangunga, impressed adjudicators at the recent International Federation of Placenta Associations Conference in Australia, winning a Charlie LOKE Travel Award valued at R7 000.

Participants at the post graduate education dialogue with acclaimed American speaker and author, Steven Harrison.

Acclaimed Author holds Education Dialogue with Students

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The School of Social Sciences hosted a post graduate Education Dialogue with acclaimed American speaker and author, Steven Harrison, who was invited by Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an academic at the School.

Mr Kishore Gobardan addresses colleagues at the Integrated Student Support workshop.

College of Humanities hosts Workshop Geared at Improving the Student Experience

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The College of Humanities hosted the second Integrated Student Support Workshop at the UNITE Building aimed at contributing to student success and throughput.

Ms Heather Prince and Ms Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana.

Astrophysics Post Graduate Research Day Winners

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Astrophysics students Ms Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana and Ms Heather Prince of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science won first and second prize respectively in their categories at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Post Graduate Research Day.

Mrs Pragashnie Govender with delegates at the conference in Texas.

Occupational Therapy Lecturer at Texas Conference

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UKZN Lecturer, Mrs Pragashnie Govender, delivered a presentation on instrument development at the Mixed Methods International Association Conference on Patient Engagement in Biomedical and Health Services Research in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr Alan Thorold with Dr Maheshvari Naidu.

Visiting Academic Addresses Anthropology Students

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Social Anthropologist Dr Alan Thorold gave a lecture to first year Anthropology students titled: “Culture and Society in Africa (ANTH 102)”.

Professor Bruce Biccard.

Trials Suggest Regional Anaesthesia Better Option for Vascular Surgery Patients

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Research had shown vascular surgery patients were less likely to experience complications if they underwent regional anaesthesia during procedures, Honorary Associate Professor Bruce Biccard of the Department of Anaesthetics at UKZN told a College of Health Sciences Research Symposium.

Dr David Schwegmann delivering his lecture.

Strategies for Good Leadership Discussed at Business Lecture

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“Business of the Future: Driving Growth through Great People Practices and with Business Model Innovation”, was the title of a lecture to MBA students by UKZN alumnus and Managing Executive of Nedbank’s Retail Branch Network in South Africa, Dr David Schwegmann.

Black Lawyers Association student chapter students taking care of the elderly at Emseni Home of the Age.

UKZN Students Display Care and Love for the Elderly

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Members of the Black Lawyers Association student chapter on the Pietermaritzburg campus recently spent a day caring for residents at the Emuseni Home for the Aged as part of their social outreach initiatives.

AAE Summer School Team with some of their Chemnitz University counterparts.

UKZN Students Attend Summer School in Germany

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Six UKZN students attended the 9th Annual African American European (AAE) Summer School at the Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) in Chemnitz, Germany.

Ms Shivanthi Weerasinghe (right), President of the Sri Lanka Library Association presenting a certificate of attendance to Ms Nellie Somers.

UKZN Librarian Presents Paper in Sri Lanka

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Ms Nellie Somers, UKZN Special Collection Preservation Conservation Librarian and LIASA KZN Branch Librarian of the Year in 2012, was among 27 librarians who presented their research papers on the stated theme...

Abebehambele umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi we-ATMRESET.

Umhlangano wokucobelalana ngolwazi ngocwaningo ngomoyamkhathi

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Iqembu locwaningo ngomoyamkhathi lase-UKZN i- Atmosphereric ,  Remote Sensing Education and Training (ATMRESET) esikoleni seKhemistri neFiziksi sibambe umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi obusekhempasini i-Westville obunesihloko esithi: “Laser and Optics in Atmospheric in the School of Chemistry and Remote Sensing”.

The Masihambisane: Drawing Parallels exhibition on the Howard College campus.

UKZN Architecture hosts Masihambisane: Drawing Parallels Exhibition

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UKZN’s Masters Students in Architecture together with Drama and Performing Arts students recently showcased their Masihambisane: Drawing Parallels Exhibition on the Howard College campus.

School of Management, Information Technology academics Professor Purshottama Reddy (left) and Professor Professor Brian McArthur (right) with Mr Krish Kumar.

Presentation by eThekwini Municipality Official Explores the Narrow Funding Gap in Local Government

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eThekwini Municipality’s Chief Financial Officer Mr Krish Kumar’s passion for finding solutions to the narrow funding gap in local government was obvious when he spoke on the topic at UKZN.

At the workshop were Mr Hilary Reynolds (left) and Mr Ebrahim Adam.

UKZN Launches Smart Clicker to Improve Academic-Student Interaction

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UKZN’s Smart Clicker – an audience engagement system which facilitates greater engagement between academics and their students – was launched at a workshop on the Howard College campus.

Optometry staff and students at the workshop.

Optometry Final Year Students Groomed for World of Work

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Exams are around the corner and as final-year Optometry students prepare themselves for the world of work, their Discipline’s Clinical Resident, Mr Tate Madlala, co-ordinated a first-of-its-kind grooming workshop facilitated by the renowned Fay Coleman and Megan Coleman – Miss South Africa in 2006 – of the image consultant company, Image Insured.

Award winners with UKZN staff at the 4th annual Student Post Graduate Conference.

Annual Student Post Graduate Conference

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UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) recently hosted its 4th Annual Post Graduate Conference at the Howard College theatre under the theme, “Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Empowering Social Development and Transformation in Africa”.

Mrs Verusia Chetty.

UKZN Academic Scoops 2015 Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award

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UKZN Physiotherapy lecturer, Mrs Verusia Chetty, will be flown to Pretoria to attend the launch of two prestigious 2014/15 publications after winning the Health Systems Trust’s (HST) 2015 Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award (EPHPA).

From left: Professor Francesco Petruccione, Professor Rienk van Grondelle, and Professor Ross Robinson.

The Quantum Design of Photosynthesis

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Professor Rienk van Grondelle of the VU University Amsterdam in The Netherlands, was on the Westville campus recently to deliver a public lecture on the Quantum Design of Photosynthesis.

From left: Mr Resign Gunda, Professor Moses Chimbari and Dr Owen Rubaba.

UKZN Scoops First Prize at Parasitology Conference

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UKZN postdoctoral student, Dr Owen Rubaba, and PhD student, Mr Resign Gunda, won first prizes at the 44th Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) Conference for their research presentations.

BCom students, Mr Steffen Wies and Mr Julian Vorster at the SAICA Leadership Summit.

Accounting Student Wins First Prize in Essay Competition

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UKZN BCom Accounting third year student, Mr Steffen Wies, won first prize in the SAICA Student Leadership Summit essay competition.

UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, signing the REACH commitment panels.

REACH Believe As One, Move As One

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REACH is a campaign geared to inspire UKZN staff to practice the five core principles of Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Client-orientation and Honesty.

UKZN ‘clowns’ at the 2015 College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Fun Run.

Early Morning UKZN Fun Runners Liven up Beachfront

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Early morning amblers on Durban’s beachfront were surprised recently by the sight of runners of all shapes and sizes, wearing outrageous outfits.

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld with Pietermaritzburg based alumni.

Lunch in Hilton for Alumni

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UKZN alumni based in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas enjoyed an opportunity to meet the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, at a lunch held at the Protea Hilton Hotel in Hilton.