Archive | July, 2009

Developmental workshops to unlock full student potential at Southern African universities

Stellenbosch University, the Southern African Association for Counselling and Development in Higher Education (SAACDHE) and Golden Key International Honours Society have joined forces in a groundbreaking project for the development of workshops to optimise student potential at higher education institutions in Southern Africa. The project started with basic pre-planning and a written proposal in 2008. […]

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Fast facts on dealing with swine flu on campus

Mexican flu/swine flu/ novel A/H1N1 is similar to the seasonal flu, influenza A A/H3N2 experienced during this year’s Western Cape winter. Both are Influenza A viruses, but different strains, causing the same symptoms. Treatment of Mexican flu is exactly the same as for seasonal flu: consult a doctor; stay in bed; control fever through medication; […]

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Preventative measures still the best way to curb the spread of H1N1-virus

Preventative measures still the best way to curb the spread of H1N1-virus “To follow the prescribed preventative measures, such as washing your hands regularly and coughing or sneezing into a handkerchief (or even into the crook of your arm) and to seek immediate medical attention if any flu symptoms are experienced, even if it later […]

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Campus publications now available in innovative online format

The Stellenbosch University Annual Report, the alumni magazine Matieland and the Stellenbosch Foundation’s Report to Donors are now, for the first time, available in a user-friendly online format.This new “page-turning technology” creates a virtual experience of reading the “real”, printed pages. Navigation is simplified; readers can zoom in on article section, create snapshots or access […]

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Don’t forget to attend the Women’s Day celebration on 7 August

On 7 August 2009 Stellenbosch University (SU) will honour and celebrate all the women at this institution by hosting a Women’s Day celebration. So jot down 7 August in your diary and come and celebrate Women’s Day in the Fismer Hall of the Conservatorium. This year’s Women’s Day celebration is organised by the Office for Employment […]

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Bring your books to the Boekhoek!

The Boekhoek is a middleman in the secondhand book industry. Students can give in their old academic books and set their own sale prices. Maties RAG then sells these books on behalf of the students. When is the Boekhoek open? 20 July 2009 to 7 August 2009 Trading hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00-14:00. Where? […]

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Printing gremlin creates confusion with Kampusnuus publication date

Staff will notice that the publication date of the July edition of the Kampusnuus displays as 27-07-2008 instead of  27-07-2009. But readers do not have to worry that they have received an old edition of Kampusnuus. The 27-07-2008 edition is indeed the brand new edition of Kampusnuus. It’s only a case of the printing gremlin […]

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Adjustment of remuneration disparities July 2009

The University Council voted an amount of R8 million as part of the 2009 remuneration budget to help address disparities in remuneration. In March and April 2009, Human Resources undertook market research with the assistance of Remchannel information to find out at which post levels there still were concrete disparities in relation to the relevant […]

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Leading biofuels experts to talk in Stellenbosch

Prof Lee Lynd, a renowned biofuels expert and chair of the new Global Sustainable Bioenergy (GSB) project, will deliver a public lecture on 3 August at Stellenbosch University about ways to explore the potential of biofuels. This forms part of a special BioEnergy Seminar Series organized by the Biofuels Research Chair in the Stellenbosch University […]

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Seminar: Black Loyalism in the Post-War Years: The Royal Tour of South Africa, 1947

History Department Speaker:  Hilary Sapire (Birkbeck College, University of London)  Topic: Black Loyalism in the Post-War Years: The Royal Tour of South Africa, 1947 Venue: Wilcocks Building Room 316 Date : Wednesday 29 July 2009 Time:  13:00-14:00 ALL WELCOME Contact: Dr Sandra Swart at e-mail: sss@sun.ac.za

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Colloquium: Investigation into a beam-column connection in precast concrete

Presenter: Mr Jin Zang (MScEng candidate) Title: Investigation into a beam-column connection in precast concrete Date: 30 July 2009 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: Room S202, Auditorium, Second Level, Civil Engineering BuildingAbstract: Precast concrete sections have many advantages such as better quality control and less construction time which makes the use of precast concrete sections […]

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Forum: Glycolytic flux in red blood cells infected with malaria parasites.

Department Biochemistry Speaker: Edwi Albering Tile: Glycolytic flux in red blood cells infected with malaria parasites. Date: 30 July 2009 Time: 13:00 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111 Enquiries: Prof Ann Louw Tel: 021 808 5873 E-mail: al@sun.ac.za

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SA zoologists honour Prof Chown

Prof Steven Chown, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology and professor in Zoology at Stellenbosch University (SU), is the 2009 recipient of the Gold Medal from the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA).According to the ZSSA, Prof Chown counts amongst the “zoological elite”, and has made significant contributions to all spheres […]

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SU Library actively facilitates Open Access scholarly publishing

The of Stellenbosch University (SU) Library and Information Service has recently taken a major step towards supporting Open Access initiatives by means of an institutional membership of BioMed Central (BMC). Biomed Central, an online publisher that specialises in biological and medical research, provides researchers with the opportunity to publish free of charge and also provides […]

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New guidelines for Short Courses: Printing of Certificates

As agreed upon by the Academic Planning Committee of Senate, the Division for Communication and Liaison and the Short Course Section, short courses are certified by the University by means of certificates of competence or certificates of attendance. A definite distinction between the University’s official degree or diploma certificates and certificates for short courses is […]

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