06 February 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Dr André J van Rensburg received the prestigious Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

Prestigious Wellcome Trust Award for UKZN’s Mental Health Champion

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Dr André J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health (CRH), joined the ranks of global pre-eminent scientists when he received the prestigious Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

UMnu Shabaaz Abdullah uklonyeliswe nge-James Moir Medal ngobuchule bakhe kwikhemistri.

Isiqengqe Sekhemistri Siklonyeliswe Ngendondo Ephambili

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UMnu Shabaaz Abdullah, owenza iziqu zeMastazi kuKhemistri, uklonyeliswe nge-James Moir Medal yi-South African Chemical Institute (i-SACI).

Mr Andile Mkhungo is excited to be at Medical School.

High Flyer Joins Med School

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Seventeen-year-old Umlazi resident, Mr Andile Mkhungo is excited to have been accepted at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine.

Mr Kapil Narain (left) and Mr Mohamed Suleman presenting their work in Geneva.

Medical Students Present their Innovative Solution to International Experts in Geneva

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Medical Students, Mr Kapil Narain (final-year) and Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman (second-year), were selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to present their strategic intervention to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to an international panel of experts.

Dr Kumaran Moodley preparing for Comrades 2020.

Comrades Runner Supports Children Living with Cancer

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Dr Kumaran Moodley, a Specialist Pediatrician at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, and member of the Child Health Priorities Committee will run the 2020 Comrades Marathon to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC).

I-Higher Health ikhuthaza izisebenzi nezitshudeni ukuthi zinakekele impilo yazo.

I-DHET Inxuse Abasebenzi Nabafundi Ukuba Banakekele iMpilo neMpilonhle yabo

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I-Higher Education and Training Health, Wellness and Development Centre, eyaziwa nge-Higher Health, inxuse abasebenzi nabafundi, ikakhulukazi abenza unyaka wokuqala, ukuba banakekele impilo nempilonhle yabo.

Dr Benedict Olalusi (second from left) with Mr Til Lux, Professor Panos Spyridis, Mr Lars Walter, Mr Nikolaos Mellios, and Dr Konstantinos Mitroulis, the team he worked with at TU Dortmund.

Civil Engineering Lecturer Visits German University on Gambrinus Fellowship

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Dr Oladimeji Benedict Olalusi, a researcher and lecturer in Civil Engineering, recently spent time at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU) in Germany on the institution’s 2019 Gambrinus Fellowship.

Saxophonist and an Emmy Award composer Ernest Dawkins.

Ernest Dawkins to Perform at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music welcomes back Ernest Dawkins on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 18h00.

Academics from the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Research Day.

SAEF Hosts Successful Annual Research Day

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UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) began the 2020 academic year on a high note when it hosted its annual Research Day in partnership with the Research Office at the College of Law and Management Studies.

Professor Raveen Parboosing appointed Associate Professor.

Virology Lecturer Appointed Associate Professor

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Pathologist, Professor Raveen Parboosing of the Discipline of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been appointed Associate Professor.

From left: Mr Juan Solis (UKZN), Mr Lawrence Ogunsanya (UKZN), winner Mr Siyabonga Khuzwayo and Mr Chris Mungle (Corobrik Sales Manager, eThekwini).

UKZN Students Win Top Architectural Awards

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Architecture student, Mr Siyabonga Khuzwayo, was named winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award.

Dr Nokukhanya Msomi.

Clinical Virologist Appointed Head of Department at UKZN

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Newly-appointed Head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at UKZN, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi says she looks forward to pursuing her vision in this new position.

UNks Layla Daniels uphase umatikuletsheni ngamalengiso ezifundweni eziyisikhombisa.

Isiqengqe sikaMatikuletsheni Wangowezi-2019 Sikhethe i-UKZN Ukufeza Iphupho Lokuba yi-CA

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UNks Layla Daniels (one-18), ophase umatikuletsheni ngamalengiso ezifundweni eziyisikhombisa e-Bechet High School e-Sydenham, eThekwini, ubhalise e-UKZN ebhalisela i-Bachelor of Commerce Kwezokuhlelwa Kwamabhuku eZimali ekolishi Lezifundo Zomthetho Nezokuphatha.

Highlights from the UKZN Parents’ Day 2020.

UKZN hosts Successful 2020 Parents’ Day

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UKZN’s 2020 Parents’ Day on its five campuses was a resounding success. This annual event is a platform for University staff to engage with parents and share useful information pertaining to the support that will be given to their children during their stay at UKZN.

Professor Kavilan Moodley (left) and Mr Warren Naidoo.

Swiss-South Africa Collaboration Develops a Novel Method to Detect Bending of Light in the Universe

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A new method to measure the effect of gravity on the propagation of light in the Universe proposed in a collaborative project led by cosmologists from UKZN and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), has resulted in an academic article being published in the prestigious academic journal, Physical Review Letters.

The UKZN students and lecturers at FAIR2019, from left: Mr Muhammad Ikram; Mr Yasar Abbas; Ms Cherisse Govender; Computer Science lecturer, Mr Edgar Jembere; Mr Asad Jeewa; Ms Yuvika Singh; Information Systems lecturer, Ms Sue Price; Ms Lisa Dayaram; Ms Nirvana Pillay; Mr Shuaib Gilani and Mr Bradley Pillay.

Computer Science Master’s Students Excel at Artificial Intelligence Conference

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Ten Computer Science master’s students at UKZN presented their work at an Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference in Cape Town recently.

Delegates at the first Genomics Data Carpentry workshop in Africa.

First Genomic Data Carpentry Workshop in Africa

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UKZN hosted the first Genomics Data Carpentry workshop in Africa from 2-3 December 2019.

Professor Sihawukele Ngubane with his book, Building Capacity for Sustainable Academic and Non-Fiction Authorship in Africa.

Arts Academic Launches New Book

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African Languages lecturer, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, is the editor of Building Capacity for Sustainable Academic and Non-Fiction Authorship in Africa published by the Uganda Textbook-Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association.

Professor Yousuf Vawda.

Academic Presents Paper at Global Conference

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Senior Research Associate in the School of Law, Professor Yousuf Vawda, presented a paper at the Global Forum on Intellectual Property, Access to Medicines and Innovation organised by the South Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany during December 2019.

Mr Kapil Narain during his tour of universities in the UK.

Medical Student Inaugural Recipient of Prestigious Medical Award

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Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, was honoured with the inaugural Rising Star Award by the South African Clinician Scientists’ Society and the Clinix Health Group.