Archive | April, 2009

SU Choir and Hope College Chapel Choir together in exciting concert

The SU Choir, conducted by Mr André van der Merwe, will be performing with the Hope College Chapel Choir from Michigan in the USA in the Endler Hall on Sunday 10 May 2009 at 16:30. Dr Brad Richmond will conduct the Hope College Chapel Choir. Both choirs are older than 70 years and excellent choral […]

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New citrus pest discovered in the Western Cape

Two researchers, one of them a research fellow at the Department of Botany and  Zoology at Stellenbosch University, were the first to recognise a plague affecting plants in the Western Cape and has recently submitted their findings for publication in a scientific journal. Prof Jan Giliomee, with the assistance of Mr Ian Millar of the […]

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SU Language Centre creates platform for discussions on language policy

A conference on language policy, language planning and language support in higher education is the Stellenbosch University Language Centre’s latest contribution to the language debate in higher education. This international conference, where the Centre wishes to explore the challenges of multilingualism from all angles, takes place at the Spier Estate just outside Stellenbosch from 17 […]

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Autumn concert in SU Botanical Garden

On Sunday 19 April two musicians from Stellenbosch, cellist Marelise Fourie and pianist Hanneke Zwamborn-Basson, will perform works by Vivaldi, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns, to name a few,  in the second Musique de table concert entitled Autumn leaves. The concert starts at 11:00. This concerts forms part of the new Symbiosis concert series in and around […]

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Seminar: 'Being Blind': JM Coetzee and the Task of the Translator

Speaker: Lucy Graham (SU) Title: ‘Being Blind': JM Coetzee and the Task of the Translator Date: Thursday 23 April 2009 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: “Green” Molteno Room (579), English Department, 5th Floor, Arts & Social Sciences Building For further information email megsam@sun.ac.za All welcome!

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Seminar: Global Ethics: Why relativism and fundamentalism must be refuted

Speaker: May Thorseth (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Title:  Global Ethics: Why relativism and fundamentalism must be refuted Date: Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Time: 12:30 – 14:00 Venue: Arts building, Room 657

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Workshop: Writing for publication (advanced) 11 – 15 May 2009

Date: Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May 2009 Time: 09:00 Venue: Wallenberg Research Centre at STIAS, Stellenbosch Registrations and registration fee:  Contact Liesl Cronje at LCCRON@sun.ac.za Facilitators: Prof. Eli Bitzer, Dr Liezel Frick, Dr Ruth Albertyn, Jackie Viljoen, Ella Belcher. Target group The workshop is aimed at academic staff who are relatively experienced authors […]

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GIS course presented at the Centre for Geographical Analysis.

There are still seats available for the basic course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that will be held from 13-15 May 2009 at the Centre for Geographical Analysis. This introductory course is aimed at GIS beginners who needs instruction in basic GIS functions such as map production, data capture, editing and manipulation. Participants will also […]

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Plan your research carefully and statistically correct!

Contact the Centre for Statistical Consultation to assist in proper statistical design of your research. Only when statistics are based on sound statistical design of the underlying experiments, correct analysis can be done. Ensure correct statistical design of your research by contacting the Centre for Statistical Consultation. Most Faculties budgeted to assist post-graduate students and […]

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Does emotional intelligence matter in the workplace? Are you emotionally intelligent?

If an organisation wants to be successful, the people in the business have to work together effectively.  Emotional Intelligence has been shown to be a predicator of success in personal relationships, family functioning and the workplace. Emotional Intelligence can affect behaviour, including employee commitment, teamwork, and quality of service, innovation and loyalty. In order to […]

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Maties Soccer team gets promotion and makes history in one go!

The Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Maties Football first team recently made history when they claimed the first league title in the club’s 62-year history. The team then went on to earn promotion to the next level within the South African football league structure, after superb displays in a playoff tournament held recently in Mossel Bay. These […]

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Big injection for research on red meat at SU

Big injection for research on red meat at SU

Research on red meat at Stellenbosch University (SU) has received a massive injection with the granting of bursaries for postgraduate study by the Red Meat Industry Forum of South Africa.  According to Dr Daan Opperman, Chairperson of the Red Meat Research and Development Trust of South Africa, a vacuum has arisen over the past 14 […]

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Practical arrangements for Earth Hour on 28 March!

Stellenbosch University has pledged its support for the worldwide Earth Hour 2009 to be held this coming Saturday. Students and staff are reminded that everyone is responsible for his/her own actions, for example, by switching off the lights in residence rooms and offices or at home. Due to SU’s research activities and for safety reasons […]

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Renowned research practitioner appointed as professor extraordinary at SU Business Management Dept

Renowned research practitioner appointed as professor extraordinary at SU Business Management Dept

Jannie Hofmeyr, Director Innovation of the Synovate Group, has recently been appointed as Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University. This category of appointments gives recognition to individuals for their proven specialized expertise in a specific professional field, and/or their eminence in their profession and field of study, as well as […]

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SU students achieve remarkable results

SU students achieve remarkable results

The 34 students of Stellenbosch University (SU), who recently obtained their Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, have been informed that they have qualified as Certified Financial Planners (CFP®). The remarkable aspect of this achievement is the fact that fourteen students have passed the demanding qualifying examination with distinction. The students received their CFP certificates […]

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