Archive | May, 2009

Stellenbosch University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announce collaboration

Stellenbosch University, one of the premier research universities in South Africa, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, are teaming up to expand science and engineering capacity and to encourage young people to focus their energies on addressing the great global challenges of our time. The agreement was formalised […]

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Big Band Music in Endler

Lovers of jazz will be treated to an exciting line-up of big band music that will be sure to warm your bones in the Endler on Friday 5 June 2009. The Music Certificate Programme at the Music Department celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. The concert, which forms part of the celebrations, will showcase the […]

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SU wins 3 NSTF categories

Three Stellenbosch University scientists, Prof Piet Steyn, Prof Dave Richardson and Dr Monique Zaahl were category winners at the 2009 National Science and Technology Forum Awards. The winners were announced at a gala event in Gauteng recently. The NSTF Awards recognise individuals who have contributed to the promotion of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET); teams […]

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One day conference at the Faculty of Theology

The Theology Faculty will host a One day conference with the title Theology Quo Vadis? on 10 June 2009. Time: From 08:30 – 18:30 Venue: Hofmeyr Hall, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University The conference will consist of six sessions with an introductory paper delivered on each of the theological disciplines (Old and New Testament, Systematic […]

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American students get an African perspective on visit to Stellenbosch

True leadership, and more so ethical leadership, is what is needed to bridge the divides between communities and allow people to get a better understanding of the experiences of others. This was one of the threads that have been consistent throughout the visit of a group of student leaders from the Centre for Student Leadership […]

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Extension: Register/update your Community Interaction projects for 2009!

SU staff members in all faculties and support service divisions are requested to register new projects for 2009 and/or confirm existing projects which continue to be active in 2009 before 15 June 2009. New Projects: These refer to projects initiated in 2009. Registration in this regard means that project owners are requested to fill in […]

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SU faculty of Law hosts international colloquium

The Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University recently had the honour of hosting an international colloquium on so-called “mixed jurisdictions” at the request of two prominent international societies, namely the International Association of Legal Science and the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists. These jurisdictions, of which the South African law is a prime example, […]

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Forum:The impact of regulations on biotech R&D

Departmental forum: Genetics Speaker: Dr Hennie Groenewald (Biosafety South Africa) Title: The impact of regulations on biotech R&D Date: Tuesday 2 June 2009 Venue: JC Smuts building room A203 Time: 13:00

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Stellenbosch University shines at national CI conference

Stellenbosch University (SU) cemented their leadership in the area of community interaction (CI) when Prof Julian Smith, Vice-Rector: Community Interaction and Personnel was invited for the second consecutive year as the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the National Community Engagement Managers Forum held in Bloemfontein recently. At the conference, held on the campus […]

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International duo to perform in Endler Hall

Suren Bagratuni, internationally respected cellist and no stranger to the South African concert stages, will be joined by the critically acclaimed pianist, Ayano Shimada, for a recital in the Endler Hall as part of the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Prestige Concert Series. The performance, originally scheduled for 24 May will now take place on 4 June at […]

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Prof Steven Chown receives prestigious award for scholastic contributions

Prof Steven Chown receives prestigious award for scholastic contributions

Prof Steven Chown, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB) and a Professor in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University, was awarded the Bill Venter/Altron Literary Award for 2009. Prof Chown, together with Prof Sue W. Nicolson of the University of Pretoria, received the award for the book, Insect […]

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Workshop: E-mail and correspondence in your official capacity

Eight (8) SU staff members can attend this workshop free of charge! Effective correspondence (including e-mail) does not only reflect positively on yourself, it also creates a professional image of the environment you represent. Ineffective correspondence, on the other hand, not only influences productivity in the working environment, but it can also project a negative […]

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Reporting of insurance claims

The University’s Insurers require that any damages to assets, accidents and/or any losses that could lead to an insurance claim must be reported within 24 hours even if supporting documentation is still outstanding.  A claim can be affected or even declined by the Insurers if the claim was not reported timely.  It is easier to […]

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New SU Hyperbaric and Occupational Medicine Facility Opens

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Hyperbaric and Occupational Medicine Facility (SUHOMF) has recently opened its doors and is available for hyperbaric oxygen treatment of both provincial and private outpatients. The facility boasts Sechrist 3200 and Hyox hyperbaric systems that can accommodate up to 8 patients per day. The facility can also provide specialised diving, aviation and […]

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Nataniël to perform at sixth Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival

Nataniël, well-known South African icon, will be one of the artists performing at the sisth Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, that will take place from 3 to 12 July 2009 in the Conservatorium at Stellenbosch University. It is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Prof Nina Schumann, and from its humble beginnings in 2004, has grown […]

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