Archive | January, 2010

School of Public Management and Planning presents Winelands Conference on Public and Development Management

The 2010 Winelands Conference on Public and Development Management organised by the School of Public Management and Planning will be held from 15 to 19 March 2010. The theme of the main conference, held  from 17 – 19 March, is “Public Leadership for Added Citizen Value”. There is an added innovation to the Conference this […]

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Do you want to be a part of MFM’s brand new website? Get involved by writing reviews for us!

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Invasive species among top three threats to the planet – new publication

Invasive species among top three threats to the planet – new publication

Invasive alien species, ranging from disease and plants, to rats and goats, are one of the top three threats to life on this planet. This is according to a new publication coordinated by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) in which invasion biologists from the Centre for Invasion Biology took the lead.

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Three members of Convocation management resign

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), Wednesday afternoon expressed his regret over the resignation of Ms Sanette Nowers, Mr Johann Aspeling and Dr Michael le Cordeur from the Executive Committee of Stellenbosch University’s Convocation. “The management of Stellenbosch University regrets the resignation of three members of the Executive Committee of the […]

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FNB Maties ready for action in first Varsity Cup match

FNB Maties ready for action in first Varsity Cup match

The FNB Maties are ready for action in today’s first showdown in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International against the Madibaz of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. The match will be broadcast live at 16:30 on Supersport 1. The Maties have been heavily depleted by unions since last year’s Varsity Cup […]

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Seminar on face recognition at the Department of Physiological Sciences

Speaker: Prof Johan Koeslag, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Medical Physiology at SU. Title: How is the individuality of a face recognized? Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2010 Time: 09h00 Venue:  Room 2042 (Histology Lecture Hall), Mike de Vries Building Enquiries: Grazelsa Simon, tel 021 808 3146, e-mal gas@sun.ac.za

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One stop service for Facilities Management clients implemented

Facilities Management is in the process of implementing a new helpdesk.  It will serve as one reporting point for all needs, defects and services at Facilities Management and that all new requests of reporting regarding spatial needs, buildings projects, maintenance, services on grounds, and utility services, risk and protections services be reported at this Helpdesk.  These reportings […]

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Students warned against open groundfloor windows

Risk and Protection Services are warning students residing in student houses and rooms on ground floor levels, to be cautious of theft incidents out of open windows. Three incidents of this nature have already been reported whereby a student’s jewellery box was stolen through her open window while she was sleeping. Students are requested to […]

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Inaugural Lecture: Prof Johan du Preez

Prof Johan du Preez of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering will deliver his Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday 9 February 2010. The title is ‘n Kort geskiedenis (260 miljoen jaar) van die ontwikkeling van outomatiese spraakherkenning Date: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 Time: 17:30 Venue: Auditorium, Electrical and Engineering Building RSVP before 5 February 2010 […]

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Vehicle Registration of Stellenbosch Campus students

All Stellenbosch campus Students, residential students as well as private ward students, must register their vehicles for 2010 at the Risk and Protection offices at 62 Merriman Avenue. The parking disc should be displayed on the windshield of the vehicle for access to the student parking areas. The yearly parking fee goes directly onto the […]

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Post-doctoral position at the Institute for Plant Biotechnology (IPB)

The project: Title: Proteomic analysis of plants treated with growth promoting substances and functional analysis of the genes identified Plants will be treated with growth-promoting substances and analyzed for changes in protein expression. Proteins that are up or down-regulated will be further characterized, and the corresponding genes functionally analyzed using reverse genetic approaches. This will […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Brain Imaging Study

This study, another venture of the Cross-University Brain-Behaviour Initiative (CUBBI) of the University of Cape Town & MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, aims to investigate the effects of a chemical agent (escitalopram) on a person’s thinking patterns and emotional responses, as determined by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It also […]

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Library and Information Service to present Symposium on Knowledge Economy

Access to information and the role of libraries in the Knowledge Economy is the topic of the Library and Information Service’s 2010 Symposium which will be held at STIAS from 18 to 19 February 2010. Knowledge, new and old, is a significant driver for growth, wealth creation and employment. In the developing world it must […]

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PhD Defence – Department Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 28 January 2010 Time: 13:00 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Speaker: Ms Barbara Spathelf Title: Qualitative structure-activity relationships of the major tyrocidines, cyclic decapeptides from Bacillus Aneurinolyticus. Promotor: Prof Marina Rautenbach Enquiries: Prof Marina Rautenbach, Tel: 021 8085872, E-mail: mra@sun.ac.za

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SUSPI to Present Level 1 Sport Massage Course in February

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be presenting a Level 1 Sport Massage course during February. Dates: 9-25 February 2010 Costs: R1850 (SU Students); R2100 (General public) + R250 exam fee Requirements: Working knowledge of anatomy and matric exemption Venue: Lecture Hall C, Sport Science Department, Coetzenburg Enquiries: Annatjie Goedhals – learning@sun.ac.za or […]

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