17 February 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Dr Albert van Jaarsveld signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Mrs Mathabo Kunene.

Mazisi Kunene’s Collection to be housed at UKZN

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UKZN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mazisi Kunene Foundation to create a repository for Mazisi Kunene’s collection.

Ms Rose Quilling.

Law and Management Studies Academic Proud Recipient of UKZN Distinguished Teachers’ Award

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For Information Systems and Technology Lecturer, Ms Rose Quilling, receiving the prestigious 2015 UKZN Distinguished Teachers’ Award was an acknowledgement of her 20 years of dedication and commitment to Higher Education.

Professor Karthy Govender.

UKZN Law Academic Appointed Acting High Court Judge

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Professor Karthy Govender of the School of Law has been appointed by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Judge President Achmat Jappie to serve as an Acting Judge of the High Court.

Dr Yaseera Ismail (right) with the Director of UKZN’s Quantum Research Group, Professor Francesco Petruccione.

Quantum Technology Researcher Champions STEM Careers

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A young Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, Dr Yaseera Ismail, has made headlines for her promotion of careers in the Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) fields, being featured in an issue of the Science Stars magazine, a publication of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

UKZN-SUNY delegates after signing the MOU.

UKZN Signs MOU with State University of New York to Improve Optometry Services

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UKZN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its international partners from the State University of New York (SUNY) to improve the provision and accessibility of optometry services to all South Africans.

UKZN Lecturer and well-known township jazz exponent, Dr Sazi Dlamini.

UKZN to host 1st International Bow Music Conference

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The Music Discipline within UKZN’s School of Arts is hosting the 1st International Bow Music Conference from 24 to 27 February.

Delegates in conversation at the Traditional Medicine colloquium at UKZN’s Westville campus.

UKZN hosts Colloquium on Traditional Medicine

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A colloquium on Epistemologies and Research Methodologies associated with Toxicity and Safety of Traditional Medicines was held on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Professor Per Arvidsson.

NRF B-Rating for UKZN Health Sciences Professor

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Professor Per I Arvidsson of the College of Health Sciences a B-rating for his impressive high impact research output.

Professor Sylvester Chima.

UKZN Professor Examines Bioethics in Africa

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UKZN’s Professor Sylvester Chima in partnership with several African and international researchers have published a series of 12 peer-reviewed research articles as a supplement in the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice.

Top maths brains from local schools attended the Siyanqoba Maths Experience Day on the Westville campus.

New Crop of Maths Boffins in Training

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The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), in partnership with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at UKZN, has been training bright high school students to achieve success in the South African Mathematics Olympiads (SAMO) since 2011.

Ms Metse Serumula.

UKZN Staffer to Pursue Business Administration Doctorate in the UK

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) Technical Operations Manager, Ms Metse Serumula, has been selected to read for a specialised Business Administration Doctorate in Higher Education (DBA-HEM) at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

From left: Dr Daisy Pillay, Dr Inbanathan Naicker and Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan.

UKZN Educationists Launch Book on Academic Autoethnographies

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Academics at the School of Education - Dr Daisy Pillay, Dr Inbanathan Naicker and Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan - have launched their insightful book: Academic Autoethnographies: Inside Teaching in Higher Education (Sense Publishers, 2016).

UKZN’s first-year Medical students take their Hippocratic Oath.

First Year Medical Students Take the Hippocratic Oath

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College of Health Sciences’ First-year Medical students pledged to be ethical medical practitioners during their orientation at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

UKZN alumnus Mr Ron Rutland who cycled across two continents on a bicycle.

#FatKidOnABike Cycles from Cape Town to London!

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UKZN alumnus Mr Ron Rutland is back in South Africa after an epic journey from Cape Town to London on a bicycle!

Ongasekho emhlabeni, uSolwazi Cephas Musabayane, noDkt Hlengiwe Madlala ngenkathi ethweswa iziqu.

Ucwaningo Ngokutholakala Ezitshalweni Lushicilelwe Ejenalini Yamazwe Ngamazwe

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Igalelomlando likaSolwazi Cephas Musabayane lisaqhubekela phambili, kusho owayengumfundi wakhe ongumcwaningi eNyuvesi YaseKapa uDkt Hlengiwe Madlala emva kokushicilelwa kocwaningo olwenziwa yilabacwaningi bobabili ejenalini ebukezwe ezinye izifundiswa: i-PLOS ONE.

Biowatch farmers and staff with UKZN staff and students at the legume trial at Ukulinga Research Farm.

UKZN Water Research Commission Project Creates Strong Links with Biowatch and Small-Scale Farmers

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UKZN’s Agriculture campus and Ukulinga Research Farm recently played host to a group of small-scale farmers from Tshaneni in northern KwaZulu-Natal, thanks to research being undertaken on farmer-selected landrace seeds of neglected and underutilised crops.

Medical Science scholarship winners (from left) Ms Arishka Kalicharan, Ms Bianca Roelofse and Ms Sundika Ishwarkumar.

Three Medical Science Students Receive NRF Scholarships

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Three students in UKZN’s Discipline of Clinical Anatomy have been awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) scholarships to pursue postgraduate qualifications in the Medical Sciences.

Medical Schools bids farewell to its fallen alumnus, Dr Luvuyo Ngubane.

Memorial Service for Dr Sphesihle Luvuyo Ngubane

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‘There are many things in life we cannot understand but we must trust God’s judgement and be guided by his hand,’ fifth-year Medical student, Mr Senzo Nkosi, said in an address at the memorial service held...

Professor Claudia Mitchell of McGill University in the United States and Professor Kate Pahl of Sheffield University in England.

Education Symposium Tackles ‘Objects, Things and Stuff in Educational Research’

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UKZN’s School of Education recently hosted an International Research Symposium and Exhibition, titled: “Not Just an Object: Making Meaning of and from Everyday Objects in Educational Research”.

Dr Dilshaad Fakey.

Discovery Scholarship for Academic to Train in Pulmonology

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Dr Dilshaad Fakey of the College of Health Sciences has been awarded a Discovery Scholarship to train in Pulmonology and Critical Care.

Professor Yousuf Vawda.

Law Academic to Serve on Medicines Control Council Exco

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Recently-appointed Executive Committee member of the Medical Control Council (MCC), UKZN’s Professor Yousuf Vawda, says his priorities as a representative are to contribute to regulations which ensure that medicines are safe, efficacious and of good quality.

Language and Arts cluster staff being trained by Mr Craig Dahl, on how to use the Study 1200 software.

New Language Laboratory for Edgewood Campus

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A new language laboratory recently completed on the Edgewood campus will support learning of all languages offered by the College of Humanities to the University community.

Mr Thesan Appalsamy.

Greenbury High Matric Star Opts to Study Chemical Engineering at UKZN

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Greenbury High School 2015 matric achiever Mr Thesan Appalsamy has registered to study for a Chemical Engineering degree at UKZN this year.

Top 2015 matric achievers, Ewan Slabber, Connor Gons and Nkyle Bisseru, all of Durban, are among the new cohort of Mechanical Engineering students at UKZN.

School of Engineering Welcomes Top Matriculants

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The School of Engineering is extremely proud to welcome Nikyle Bisseru and Arivind Arunakirinathar of Durban High School and Ewan Slabber and Connor Gons of Glenwood Boys High, who have all chosen UKZN’s Discipline of Mechanical Engineering as the starting point for their tertiary education.

Dr Pheliwe Mazula-Kironde.

New Development Medical Officer for Occupational and Environmental Health

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The UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health has welcomed Dr Pheliwe Mazula-Kironde as its new Developmental Medical Officer.