Archive | May, 2010

Roundtable discussion: THE FORGOTTEN CENTENARY: The Union Of South Africa 31 May 1910

The Departments of Sociology & Social Anthropology and History are presenting a Roundtable Discussion by:  Albert Grundlingh, Bill Nasson and Cherryl Walker  Titled:  THE FORGOTTEN CENTENARY: The Union Of South Africa 31 May 1910  Date:  3 JUNE 2010 Time: 13h00 Venue: Arts building, Room 403  

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Seminar: The brain and exercise performance: A link forgotten for 80 years

Department of Physiological Sciences Speaker:  Prof T Noakes (University of Cape Town) Title:  The brain and exercise performance:  A link forgotten for 80 years. Date:  Wednesday 2 June 2010 Time:  09h00 Venue:  Histology Lecture Hall, R 2042, Mike de Vries Building Enquiries:  Dr Ben Loos (bloos@sun.ac.za)

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Enter Online for 2010 SUSPI Youth Winter Sports Camp

Enter Online for 2010 SUSPI Youth Winter Sports Camp

Please be informed that online entries are currently open for the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI)’s Youth Winter Sports Camp to be held from 21 – 25 June 2010. Online entry can be done at www.suspi.co.za/wintersport. The extended winter school vacation has necessitated an event of this nature which will provide much needed activity […]

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Forum: Viral Nanoparticles – Tools for Materials Science and Biomedicine

In the Forum of the Department of Genetics, Dr Nicole Steinmetz (The Scripps Research Institute, USA) will give an insight into viral nanoparticles and their potential to revolutionize materials science and medicine. Date: Tuesday 15 June 2010 Time: 13h00 Where: JC Smuts Building, Room A203 Queries: dstephan@sun.ac.za

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Seminar: New SA HIV Treatment Guidelines

Are you familiar with South Africa’s new HIV Treatment Guidelines? Title: The New SA HIV Treatment Guidelines Where: Main Lecture Hall, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tygerberg When: Thursday 10 June 2010  at 12h30 -14h00 Topics & Speakers:  •Initial Treatment in ART-Naive: A Global Perspective on When and What to Start: Jean Nachega •The New South African HIV […]

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Maties Alumni Golf Day in the North held for bursary funds

Maties Alumni Golf Day in the North held for bursary funds

The annual Maties Alumni Golf Day in the North has recently been presented with great success. The Golf Day is held to collect funds for bursaries for needy students of Stellenbosch University (SU). The Maties Alumni Golf Club (North) was established in 1961 by Dan de Villiers (manager of the Springbok rugby team that toured Australia […]

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Better student housing crucial for better higher education, says Rector at international summit

“Higher education is crucial for development and better Student Housing is crucial for better higher education.” These were the words of Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) in welcoming delegates to the Student Housing African Summit, presented by the Southern African Chapter of the Association of College and University Student Housing […]

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Vigilance for theft of laptops

Students are warned to be cautious for theft of laptops out of open windows. Even where burglar bars are installed and rooms which are higher than ground floor, are targeted. Students are requested to not put electronic equipment near open windows. Move items away from open windows where possible. Ensure that there are no objects […]

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Manie Geyer

Prof Manie Geyer of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will be deliver his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 15 June 2010. His lecture is titled On the evolution of urban systems. Time: 17h30 Venue: Jannasch Hall, Conservatoire, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please indicate special dietary requirements. RSVP before […]

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THRIP Information session on campus: 31 May 2010

All current and prospective THRIP grant holders are invited to a THRIP information session at 10:00 on Monday, 31 May 2010 in the Committee Room, Admin A 2067 (opposite the Post-graduate bursary office). The presenter will be Etresia du Plessis, Marketing & Communications Officer of THRIP. At 11:00 a THRIP Guide workshop will be held […]

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Become part of World Cup fever in Stellenbosch!

The Soccer World Cup might not be coming to Stellenbosch, but that does not stop us from having our own ‘World Cup’! Come and share in the fun on Friday 4 June from 12:30 when the soccer teams of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) and the SRC  go head to head for […]

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USB-ED establishes new unit for Project Management

USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), has further extended its activities with the establishment of the Centre for Project Management Intelligence. The new centre follows the pioneering work done by Prof Chris Brown, a well-known academic in project management, which introduced the […]

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Contract research position: Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University

A contract research position is available for the remainder of 2010 to assist with microsatellite marker characterization and genotyping in commercial populations of the South African abalone Haliotis midae.  This research will be conducted in the Molecular Aquatic Research Laboratory at the University of Stellenbosch in the Department of Genetics. Successful applicants should have at […]

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SU says farewell to former Chancellor

SU says farewell to former Chancellor

The loss to the Union Buildings (to not have had Dr Frederik van Zyl Slabbert as State President) was the gain of Stellenbosch University (SU). That was the message of Prof Russel Botman, SU Rector and Vice-chancellor at the memorial service that was held in the Endler on the Stellenbosch campus for the former Chancellor. […]

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Research Day: Conservation Ecology and Entomology

The annual Research Day of the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology will take place on the 28th of May 2010. The day will start with a guest lecture by Dr Mike Picker (UCT) entitled Insects as ecosystem engineers. Talks will start at o8:00 in Room 1002, JS Marais building, and will include several presentations […]

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