Archive | March, 2010

Have a blessed Easter

Prof Russel Botman, Recor and Vice-Chancellor, and management, wish all Christian students, staff and friends a blessed and spiritually fulfilling Easter.

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A happy and kosher Pesach from Rector and Management

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor and the SU management, wish all Jewish students, staff and friends a happy and kosher Pesach.

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Top meat scientist at SU receives prestige award from Australian university

Top meat scientist at SU receives prestige award from Australian university

Prof Louw Hoffma, a top meat scientist at Stellenbosch University,  has been named as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial lecture that forms part of the Institute of Agriculture: Food and Agriculture lecture series. He recently delivered  a public lecture titled “Game: more than just meat” in Perth.  Prof Hoffman is […]

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New Council members for SU

Six leading South Africans have been elected to the Council of Stellenbosch University (SU) – four by the Convocation, namely Prof Wannie Carstens, Dr George du Toit, Adv Jan Heunis and Dr Rhoda Kadalie, and two by the donors of the University, namely Mr George Steyn and Prof PW van der Walt. SU announced the […]

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Centre For Human Performance Sciences (CHPS) seeks academic affiliates and service providers

The Centre for Human Performance Sciences (CHPS) seeks to cultivate an interface between the diverse academic resources of Stellenbosch University and the activities of the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI). CHPS has subsequently initiated a process of AFFILIATION in which academic departments, laboratories and individuals can formally indicate their interest in participating in exercise, […]

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HEAIDS report on HIV prevalence at SA higher education institutions released

Stellenbosch University (SU) was one of the first of the 23 South African higher education institutions to participate in a national survey on HIV prevalence and risk assessment among both students and staff. This survey was recently completed and the results were released by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, in […]

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Research Seminar: District level total factor productivity in agriculture: Western Cape Province, South Africa, 1952-2002

Department of Economics Speaker: Prof Colin Thirtle (Imperial College and Stellenbosch University) Topic: District level total factor productivity in agriculture: Western Cape Province, South Africa, 1952-2002 Date: Thursday 1 April 2010 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505 Contact person: Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za)

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Roundtable Discussion: The Afrikaanse Taaldebat and identity politics in higher education

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speakers: Prof Kees van der Waal, Dr Lloyd Hill and Miss Jana Barnard Title: The Afrikaanse Taaldebat and identity politics in higher education Date: 1 April 2010 Time: 13:00 Venue: Room 403, Arts building, fourth floor Contact person: Cyrildine Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za, 808-2417

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Hat trick for Maties in Varsity Cup!

Hat trick for Maties in Varsity Cup!

The FNB Maties are once again the champions in the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International. The Maroon Machine managed to beat the other main contender in the competition – in front of a 20 000 strong crowd -  the Ikeys of the University of Cape Town, 17-14. The Maties is still the only […]

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SU professor to lead AIMS

SU professor to lead AIMS

Stellenbosch University (SU) mathematics professor, Barry Green, has been appointed as the new director of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

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SU staff invited to Rector’s discussions about OSP

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, invites all SU staff members to a discussion about the OSP and SU’s developmental campaign which is aimed at ensuring Stellenbosch’s success for future generations. The dates for the discussions are: 30 March: Tygerberg campus, Teaching Block, Main lecture hall, 12:15 – 13:15 RSVP: Ms Mandi […]

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Partnership with Elsevier furthers Stellenbosch University’s leadership in learning for the 21st century

Stellenbosch University (SU) has announced a partnership with Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, which will make a significant contribution to the international competitiveness of the University. It will further enhance the University’s active role in the development of Southern Africa (and the Continent at large) – an essential component […]

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Maties kept in the dark for Earth Hour

Maties kept in the dark for Earth Hour

In support of Earth Hour 2010 Stellenbosch University switched off lights around the usually well-lit Marais Plain (“Rooiplein”) at 20:30 on Saturday 27 March. Hundreds of students also convened on the Rooiplein to take part in a big open air picnic. Earth Hour events were also held in University residences. Lydia Women’s Residence, having a formal function on Saturday […]

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SU performing artists nominated for this year’s SA Music Awards

Stellenbosch University (SU) can be proud of  the news that two of the five nominations for this year’s SAMA in the Best Popular Classical Music comes from the SU stable. Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann are nominated for their CD, TwoPianists – Brahms, Lutoslawski, Arensky and Copland. Both of these internationally recognised performers are lecturers at […]

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Maties Mathematics and Science Week held successfully

Maties Mathematics and Science Week held successfully

Maths and science are great fun! That was the message conveyed to thousands of Grade 10 to Grade 12 learners during the third Standard Bank Maties Mathematics and Science Week held at Stellenbosch University (SU) last week. The Mathematics and Science Week is held annually in March for learners taking physics, maths and life-science subjects at school. According […]

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