Archive | June, 2010
International honour for SU director

International honour for SU director

Ms Ellen Tise, Senior Director of Stellenbosch University’s Library and Information Service and President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), is in Washington where she has received an international award for her leadership and contributions to IFLA and international librarianship. The award was presented by the International Relations Committee (IRC) of […]

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Antarctic funding for scientist to study heat stress on Marion Island

Antarctic funding for scientist to study heat stress on Marion Island

A Stellenbosch University researcher working on aspects of climate change, Dr Susana Clusella-Trullas, has received an Antarctic Science 2010 Award to study how marine invertebrates on Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic respond to changing temperature regimes. Dr Clusella-Trullas is a core-team member of the DST-NRF Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB) based at Stellenbosch University, and […]

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SU Annual Research Indaba

The annual research indaba (presented for the first time in 2010) took place on 23 June 2010. It had as goal to provide the SU research community to discuss issues around, amongst others, research funding; how we can ensure, through the strategic application of available resources, that SU grows in international research stature and what […]

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Geographical Information Systems course

A short course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be held from 12-16 July 2010 at the Centre for Geographical Analysis. This introductory course is aimed at GIS beginners who need instruction in basic GIS functions such as map production, data capture, editing and manipulation. Participants will also be exposed to more advanced applications of […]

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C•I•B associate praised for book on invasive species at Sunday Times Literary Awards

C•I•B associate praised for book on invasive species at Sunday Times Literary Awards

C·I·B associate and award-winning environmental journalist, Leonie Joubert, has won her second Honorary Mention at the 22nd Sunday Times Literary Awards, this time for her non-fictional book, Invaded: the Biological Invasion of South Africa. Ms Joubert wrote the book in close partnership with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (C·I·B) at Stellenbosch University. […]

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Rector speaker at Cape Town Press Club

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Prof Russel Botman, was the guest speaker at the Cape Town Press Club on Wednesday 23 June. Prof Botman’s presentation was themed “The Role of Afrikaans within education and society at large” in which he discussed the current debates on language policy at the University, the challenges it […]

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Local Chamber Music Festival recruits internationally established South Africans to wow audience

Local Chamber Music Festival recruits internationally established South Africans to wow audience

Still two weeks away from the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and ticket sales have already gotten off to a great start in anticipation of the exciting concerts to come. The evening concerts feature the 25 internationally acclaimed faculty members that come from all corners of the globe including some favourites from past festivals such […]

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SU alumnus wins international prize

Prof John Dugard, a Stellenbosch University (SU) alumnus, is one of three recipients of the 2010 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize for championing the rights of members of historically oppressed groups through advocacy, legal reform and the development of international law as a means of safeguarding human rights. Prof Dugard, together with an Australian judge […]

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SU receives R6 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Stellenbosch University’s staff diversity and postgraduate goals have received a significant boost through an $800 000 (nearly R6 million) grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of the USA. The grant is to be used by the University’s bursary programme for talented young postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows in the social sciences and humanities. […]

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Stellenbosch – a place where  nations meet

Stellenbosch – a place where nations meet

A colourful and striking banner depicting four faces painted in the different colours of some of the teams competing in the 2010 Soccer World Cup is one of the last initiatives in the joint soccer campaign of Stellenbosch University and the Stellenbosch Municipality. The banner on the pedestrian bridge in Merriman Avenue is just one […]

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'Break down the pillars of the past' says youth at SU Youth Day celebrations

'Break down the pillars of the past' says youth at SU Youth Day celebrations

“Take up the tools of humility and shake off pride, self-conceit and self-righteousness. Let us – the youth of today – create our own past. In 2030 people must be able to talk about 16 June 2010 and not the one of 1976.”These were the words of one of the speakers at the Youth Day […]

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Unique soccer exhibition to open in Stellenbosch

With soccer fever running high, Stellenbosch University’s Sasol Art Museum and the Stellenbosch Museum are celebrating Youth Day with the opening of a unique exhibition for which a great deal research did not only go into delving in the history of this popular game in Stellenbosch, but also by trying to find out how children […]

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Forum: Control analysis of the action potential and its propagation in the Hodgkin-Huxley model

Department of Biochemistry Speaker: Francios du Toit (MSc) Title: Control analysis of the action potential and its propagation in the Hodgkin-Huxley model Date:  Thursday 17 June 2010 Time: 13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building , Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Jacky Snoep Tel: 021 808 5844 E-mail: jls@sun.ac.za

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Postdoctoral positions available in the Department of Genetics

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Aquaculture Division, Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University with the project title “Genetic improvement of the abalone Haliotis midae.” Haliotis midae, known locally as ‘perlemoen’, occurs along the shores of South Africa and is the only one of the five endemic species that is commercially exploited. Haliotis midae displays […]

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Invasion biologist receives international Antarctic prize

Invasion biologist receives international Antarctic prize

Prof Steven Chown of Stellenbosch University received the first Martha T. Muse Prize at the 4th International Polar Year Conference, which is currently being held in Oslo (Norway). It recognises his outstanding work in science and policy in Antarctica. The prize, worth about R750 000 ($100 000), is supported by the Tinker Foundation and administered […]

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