12 November 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 51
Together here are (from left) Professor Deo Jaganyi, Professor Precious Sibanda, Professor Kesh Govinder and Professor Theresa Coetzer.

A Fascination with Fluids

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Professor Precious Sibanda of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science chose the occasion of his Inaugural Lecture to expound on what has occupied him for most of his academic career - applied mathematics and mathematical modelling with fluids.

A screenshot of Dota 2.

Online Gamers want to take e-Sports at UKZN to Another Level

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Five students who describe themselves as online gamers are representing UKZN in the e-sporting community.

Dr Upasana Singh.

Technology enables UKZN Academic to Co-Present Research at International Conference

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Digital technology made it possible for School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Dr Upasana Singh to co-present with her supervisor, Unisa’s Professor Ruth de Villiers at the E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning that was recently held in Hawaii.

UKZN academics Dr Upasana Singh (right) and Mrs Roshni Gokool at the Durban University of Technology’s 4th Learning, Teaching and Assessment Symposium.

UKZN Academics Team Up for Moodle Quiz Training Research

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UKZN academics Dr Upasana Singh of the College of Law and Management Studies and Mrs Roshni Gokool of the College of Humanities recently teamed up to conduct research into the adoption of e-assessment - an important goal in promoting technology - in a second language module at UKZN.

Ms Justine Van Rooyen.

Gender Beyond Male and Female

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“Understanding the Social Inclusion or Exclusion of Intersex People Living in South Africa”, was the title of a study presented to UKZN’s Public Health Department on the Howard College campus by the AIDS Foundation of South Africa’s Monitoring and Evaluation Co-ordinator, Ms Justine Van Rooyen.

Social Sciences masters and doctoral students at a two-day postgraduate retreat hosted by Dr Maheshvari Naidu (back row, fourth right).

Students attend Postgraduate Reflective Practice Retreat

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Social Sciences masters and doctoral students attended a two-day postgraduate retreat hosted by UKZN’s, College of Humanities’ Dr Maheshvari Naidu at Chelsmford Lodge in Glenwood.

Ms Nirvashnee Naidu.

Novel by UKZN Alumnus Delves into Social Ills

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When she suffered from crippling depression during the third year of her BCom degree 25 years ago, local author and UKZN alumnus, Ms Nirvashnee Naidu, had no idea that overcoming the challenge would be the inspiration for her first novel, Footprints on the Moon.

Professor Michael de Villiers.

Mathematics Academic Retires After 25 Years’ Service

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Professor Michael de Villiers of Mathematics Education on the Edgewood campus retires at the end of this year after 25 years of service to UKZN.

CHS 2015 peer mentors.

Peer Wellness and Academic Mentors Acknowledged for Contributing to Wellness Programme

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Student Support Services thanked its 47 peer wellness mentors and 26 academic mentors at its Peer Mentor Certification Ceremony for their contribution to the success of the College’s Peer Wellness Mentor Programme (PWMP).

The UKZN cast of Adam’s Rib: Statements from the World’s Wife.

Drama Department Performs Adam’s Rib: Statements from the World’s Wife

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UKZN’s Drama and Performance Studies Department presented Adam’s Rib: Statements from the World’s Wife, directed by Ms Tamar Meskin and Ms Tanya van der Walt, at the Space Theatre on Howard College campus...

UNkz Chiedza Munikwa (phakathi) kanye nosebenzisana nomphakathi e-Africa Centre, uNkz Makhosi Ntombela, banikezela ngezincwadi namajenali esayensi kuMnu MP Thusi onguThishanhloko waseSiphambano Primary School.

Bakha uthando lwezeSayensi

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Isizinda i-Africa Centre for Population Health sinethemba lokugqugquzela intshisekelo yezeSayensi kubantu abasha ngokunikela ngezincwadi namajenali ezikoleni ezimbili zaseMtubatuba enyakatho neKwaZulu-Natali.

Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh.

Criminology Lecturer Speaks Out on Gender Relationships within Police Services Worldwide

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Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh of Criminology and Forensic Studies at UKZN spoke in Iceland during an open lecture series on the development of women’s rights.

Professor Lindy Stiebel.

Artist-Explorer Thomas Baines the Subject of UKZN Lecture

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The Durban Alumni Association (DDA) recently hosted a lecture by Professor Lindy Stiebel of UKZN’s English Department on: “Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857”.

Ms Shanel Raghubeer.

Young, Published and Passionate About Her Research

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UKZN first year doctoral candidate, Ms Shanel Raghubeer (24), received accolades from academics and her peers at the Medical Biochemistry Department for having a paper on her research published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.

Ms Sheritha Ramparsad and Mr Darryl Earl David with museum exhibits.

Museum of Optometry and Ophthalmology launched in South Africa

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An alumnus of UKZN’s Department of Optometry, Ms Sheritha Ramparsad, and her husband, Mr Darryl Earl David, Head of Afrikaans at UKZN, recently launched South Africa’s first Museum of Optometry and Ophthalmology in Richmond in the Northern Cape.

Academics at the WILL Workshop.

Academics Learn Tips and ‘Tricks’ for Creating Accurate Research Datasets

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A full-house of academics and postgraduate students attended the Women in Leadership and Leverage Committee’s (WILL) workshop presented by UKZN’s Dr Anneke Grobler on tips and tricks for creating datasets ‘beyond the spreadsheet’ for research analysis.

Ms Suhayfa Bhamjee delivering her presentation.

Law Academic addresses Grey’s Hospital Doctors on Euthanasia

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School of Law academic, Ms Suhayfa Bhamjee’s opinion piece on euthanasia which was published in The Witness newspaper, led to her being invited to address doctors at Pietermaritzburg’s Grey’s Hospital on the subject.

CAB Advisory Board Chairperson Mr SK Zulu, awards Ms Qhamukile Gumede with a Best CAB Certificate 2014-2015. Looking on is the Africa Centre’s Ms Ncengani Mthethwa.

Community Advisory Board Excels in Assisting Africa Centre in its Work

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Ms Qhamukile Gumede, who joined the Community Advisory Board (CAB) last year, has excelled in her role in encouraging community members to participate in community engagement events, especially those involving UKZN’s Africa Centre.