04 February 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu.

Humanities Academic Awarded Prestigious VC Research Award

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Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and the international reputation she has earned in her discipline.

Dr Céline Hanzen.

Postdoctoral Researcher Selected for Global Women in STEMM Programme

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A postdoctoral researcher in the School of Life Sciences, Dr Céline Hanzen, is one of 100 women selected to participate in the global Homeward Bound programme, an initiative to promote leadership among women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM).

PhD student Mr Aubrey Sosibo (left) and senior lecturer Dr Andile Khathi.

Research Reveals Potential of Pre-Diabetes and COVID-19 Being a Deadly Combination

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Pre-diabetes should be treated as a comorbidity for COVID-19 and all patients infected with the virus need to be screened for the diabetes condition to reduce deaths and provide optimal clinical care.

Professor Vannie Naidoo.

UKZN Professor Addresses African University Week

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UKZN’s Professor Vannie Naidoo presented a paper titled: Digitalising Higher Education - The Case of E-learning During COVID-19, at the African Universities Week held annually to commemorate the birth of the Association of African Universities (AAU) in 1967 in Rabat, Morocco.

A variety of professionals presented at the College of Health Science’s exit orientation programme.

Easing the Transition from University to the World of Work

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UKZN’s College of Health Science’s (CHS) Student Support Services team (SSS) held an Exit Orientation and Graduate Recruitment workshop to prepare final-year students for the world of work.

Poet Ms Jennifer Sheokarah.

Education Student’s Poem Selected for Anthology

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PhD in Education student Ms Jennifer Sheokarah’s poem I Know a Woman was selected out of 400 entries to form part of an anthology titled Yesterdays and Imagining Realities that was published recently.

From left to right: Ms Lilly Njila, Mr Sihawu Kunene, Mr Jabulani Nyembe and Dr Thea van der Westhuizen.

UKZN Shines at Annual Entrepreneurship Awards Event

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Former UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Research Professor Deresh Ramjugernath has been recognised for his ‘exceptional institutional support for entrepreneurship development in 2020’.

Due to the pandemic, students with disabilities are experiencing new struggles which require novel and different forms of support.

Disability and Online Learning at UKZN – an Overview by Jessica Freedman

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It is sometimes difficult to know what support is available for students with a disability/disabilities and how they can access the help on offer.

Dr Yaseera Ismail.

Physics Lecturer Selected for Future Professors Programme

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Dr Yaseera Ismail, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and a member of the Centre for Quantum Technology, has been selected for the second cohort of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Future Professors Programme (FPP), an initiative aimed at accelerating the development of senior researchers at universities to help them become full professors.

Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane releases new album.

Jazz Lecturer Launches Fifth Album

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UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has released his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu, a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown period.