Archive | June, 2009

Post-doctoral position in molecular biology at IPB

The project: Title: Manipulation of carbohydrate metabolism in transgenic sugarcane and metabolite and transcript profiling of the transgenic linesDifferent constructs will be generated to affect carbohydrate metabolism, transformed into sugarcane and selected transgenic lines will be characterized in depth with respect to the changes effected by the transgene on cell biology and metabolism. Requirements for […]

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Post-doctoral position in plant molecular and cell biology at IPB

The project: Title: Ectopic expression of transcription factors in transgenic suspension cells of a range of medicinal plants and sugarcane and global study of the effects induced. Different constructs will be generated to over-express a range of different transcription factors from Arabidopsis, transformed into callus of different Salvia species, Pelargonium sidoides, Hapargophytum procumbens and sugarcane. […]

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USB audience hears from Seseli about building trust and using networks

USB audience hears from Seseli about building trust and using networks

People should be more trusting of each other and not only trust those who look like themselves or share similar backgrounds – because they might miss what a wider spectrum of people has to offer their business. This is one of the main lessons Mothobi Seseli, MD of Argon Asset Management, has learned since building […]

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Workshop: Postgraduate Supervision 12 – 14 August 2009

Target group: This workshop is aimed at participants who are inexperienced supervisors from universities and who wish to get a good overview of postgraduate supervision and to develop specific skills in this regard.Facilitators: Prof Eli Bitzer, Dr Ruth Albertyn, Dr Liezel Frick. Venue: Stellenbosch Lodge. Date: 12 to 14 August 2009 Registration fee: Contact Liesl […]

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Auditions: University Chamber Choir

Schola Cantorum Stellenbosch, the official academic chamber choir of the university is inviting prospective choir singers to audition for the 2nd semester of 2009. Apart from taking part in master classes and post graduate examinations, the programme for this part of the year includes two concerts for the Konservatorium’s concert series. Music to be performed […]

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Webstudies Workshop

The following Webstudies workshops are presented on a monthly basis: 1. Introduction to Webstudies 2. E-Assessments with Webstudies 3. Respondus 4. Turnitin Click here: http://www0.sun.ac.za/webstudies/registration_registrasie.php  to view and register for July’s workshops.

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SABI/NRF bursary applications for Master's and doctoral studies 2010 (new applications)

Only South African citizens may apply Only full time Master’s and doctoral studies in animal (excluding humans)/plant/microbe systematics on a competitive basis. (Systematics is defined as the science of organismal diversity. Applicants who recently obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the subject(s) with which they wish to continue into doctoral studies Bursary values: […]

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Access, success and financial support important for student success

Access to institutions, success and financial support: these are the elements for student success at South African institutions of higher education. This was the message from Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, at a gala event of a conference held in Stellenbosch this week. The conference is titled Access to Financial Aid in Further and […]

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Another harmful whitefly establishes itself in South Africa

Another harmful whitefly establishes itself in South Africa

The exotic Pomegranate or Ash whitefly, which can severely damage garden shrubs, apple and pear trees, olive trees, citrus and pomegranate trees, was noticed recently for the first time in South Africa by Prof Jan Giliomee, a research associate at the Department of  Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University.   After this it was identified […]

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Seminar: The dynamic implications of foreign aid and its variability

Speaker: Ales Bulir (IMF) Topic:  The dynamic implications of foreign aid and its variability Date: Wednesday 8 July 2009 Time: 12:00 to 13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann building, 7th floor, Room 719

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Seminar: Trends in, and determinants of, financial supervisory independence and accountability

Department of Economics Speaker: Marc Quintyn (IMF) Topic: Trends in, and determinants of, financial supervisory independence and accountability Date: Thursday 2 July 2009 Time: 12:00 to 13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, room 719

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Seminar: Development aid and economic growth: a positive long-run relation

Department of Economics Speaker: Camelia Minoiu (IMF) Topic: Development aid and economic growth: a positive long-run relation Date: Monday 6 July 2009 Time: 12:00 to 13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, Room 719

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Communication from Council

The Council of Stellenbosch University took the following decisions at its meeting on 22 June 2009:1. Appointment of members of Council to the Selection Committee for the Appointment of a Dean: Theology Dr Adelbert Scholtz was appointed to this committee as Council representative. 2. Infrastructure funding: Department of Education Council accepted the recommendations of its […]

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Seek consultation before designing your own logo

The logo of Stellenbosch University (the S-leaf) was approved in 2000 and with it guidelines for the use of the different university emblems were developed. Although provision were made for faculty emblems, it is completely unacceptable for academic department or support divisions to design their own logos.  Stellenbosch University (SU) has three corporate emblems: the […]

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