10 March 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Dr Adriana Marais and Mr Sphume Ndlovu.

Top UKZN Physics Students to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Two high-achieving UKZN physics students will attend one of the world’s most prestigious scientific gatherings, the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, at the end of June.

Dr Ataul Islam of the University of Pretoria (right) and UKZN’s Professor Mahmoud Soliman.

Research Helps Improve Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

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UKZN and University of Pretoria scientists have discovered how inherited mutations in the insulin gene lead to defective binding to the insulin receptor thereby resulting in diabetes mellitus.

Izingxoxo emhlanganweni wokucobelelana ngolwazi ngezimiso zezempilo nokuphepha elebhu.

Umhlangano Wokucobelelana Ngolwazi Ugqugquzela Imithetho Yezempilo Nokuphepha Kubasebenzi Basemalebhu

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Ezempilo nokuphepha kwazo zonke izisebenzi zaseNyuvesi kuyilungelo elibalulekile kakhulu, ngokusho konguMphathi Wezokusebenza eKolishi LezeSayensi YezeMpilo uNkz Metse Serumula.

Colour was the name of the game at the Pietermaritzburg School of Law.

Fighting Social Injustice and Racism a Colourful Affair for the School of Law

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The School of Law in Pietermaritzburg recently heeded a call to commitment to non-racism. Under the slogan “The only thing that should be separated by colour is laundry”, students and staff gathered at the Pietermaritzburg campus to partake in a fun activity that saw them splash each other with powdered paint, symbolising the School’s staff and students commitment and re-affirmation to non-racism.

2016 TAU Fellows.

Enhancing Teaching and Learning at UKZN

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Three UKZN academics are playing a significant role in enhancing teaching and learning through the Teaching Advancement at Universities (TAU) programme.

Students and speakers engaging on issues of sexual violence.

UKZN Students and Staff take a stand against Sexual Violence on Campus

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“Stand Up and Speak Out Against Sexual Violence on Campus!” was the call made at the recent Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies Student Support Services at the Westville campus.

Prize-winning Engineering student, Ms Iksha Singh, with her supervisor, Dr Elena Friedrich.

Top Honours for Civil Engineering Student

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Representing the Programme of Civil Engineering at UKZNstudent Ms Iksha Singh was awarded first prize in a SA Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) research and investigation competition.

Mr Dondo Mogajane engaging with the public at the National Budget discussion.

National Budget Discussed in Address at UKZN

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Deputy-Director General of Public Finance in the National Treasury, Mr Dondo Mogajane, on Friday 4 March addressed a UKZN audience of students and staff on the decision-making processes behind the 2016 National Budget.

Professor Thavi Govender.

200th ISI Publication for UKZN Researcher

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School of Health Sciences academic, Professor Thavi Govender, has distinguished himself by having 200 Institute of Science Index (ISI) articles and several book chapters published before his 40th birthday.

Participants at the public lecture in honour of Mzala Nxumalo.

College of Humanities hosts Public Lecture Honouring Activist Mzala Nxumalo

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The John Langalibalele Dube Chair in Rural Education within the College of Humanities and the Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society held a public lecture on the Pietermaritzburg campus to honour and pay homage to Mzala Nxumalo.

Chemistry academic, Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda, who has been elected a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.

High Honour for UKZN Academic

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UKZN Chemistry academic, Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda, has been elected to the Fellowship of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) after a rigorous review and evaluation by independent reviewers followed by a vote by Fellows of the Academy.

Professor Claudia Mitchell and Professor Relebohile Moletsane.

Education Academic Helps Contribute Chapter to Award-Winning Book

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Professor Relebohile Moletsane of the School of Education co-authored a chapter of the award-winning book Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: The Educational Challenge.

From left: student Mr Jules Mpula Mbel; research assistant, Mr Andre du Toit; UKZN’s Professor Frederick Veldman, and student Mr Johnny Mpoyi Lukasu.

Dietetics Professor Contributes to Capacity Building for Nutrition in the DRC

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Professor Frederick Veldman of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently as part of the five-year GROWNUT project with the University of Bergen’s Norwegian Programme...