Archive | July, 2010
Biggest Maties Open Day to date

Biggest Maties Open Day to date

Thousands of prospective students visited the Stellenbosch campus on Friday for the annual Open Day – some came as far as Tzaneen and Katlehong to attend. The Open Day is sponsored by Standard Bank. Ms Lorna Bartlett, project coordinator for prospective students, says it is the most students to ever attend an open day and […]

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First African School of Physics brings cutting-edge physics and technology to sub-Saharan Africa

This August, students and scientists from African countries will get the rare opportunity to learn about innovative physics experiments, accelerators and technology on their own continent. The first African School of Physics will take place August 1-21 at the National Institute of Theoretical Physics in Stellenbosch (based at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study STIAS), South […]

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Chemistry student receives prestigious Commonwealth scholarship

Chemistry student receives prestigious Commonwealth scholarship

A doctoral student in organic chemistry, Simon Herbert, will be off to Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK) in September thanks to a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship. Simon is one of about 30 South Africans to receive receive this prestigious scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK this year. Over the past 50 years, […]

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Closing date for science expo drawing near

Prospective young scientists should hurry if they still want to enter their projects for the annual Stellenbosch regional competition of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists! Schools in the Boland, on the West Coast, in the Overberg, in the Southern Cape and in parts of the Karoo have only until 6 August to send in […]

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Communication, culture and the image of your organisation

COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND THE IMAGE OF YOUR ORGANISATION On 26 August 2010, the Stellenbosch University Language Centre will be presenting a half-day workshop (13:30–16:30) on Communication and culture and the image of your organisation. Within a corporate context we often make the mistake of not paying enough attention to the image we project through our […]

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science

Key tasks and duties. Conduct research in the Supramolecular Materials Group of Prof LJ Barbour (SARChI Research Chair in Nanostructured Functional Materials), partial supervision of postgraduate students, conduct original research in solid-state supramolecular chemistry, prepare scientific articles for publication.

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Gauteng alumni get behind the HOPE Project

On Tuesday night Prof Russel Botman, presented the HOPE Project to a group of about 150 alumni in Johannesburg. Prof Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), encouraged the alumni to become part of the project. In his presentation Prof Botman said the University wants to, via the HOPE Project, make a significant difference […]

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Endler Concert Series presents Young-Choon Park

Endler Concert Series presents Young-Choon Park

The 31 July solo piano recital by Portuguese pianist, Luis Magalhães will be followed by another on 7 August featuring the South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park. Park, a child prodigy who played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, studied at the Julliard School of Music in […]

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Memorial lectures at Faculty of Theology

World-renowned church leader and theologian Prof Wolfgang Huber will deliver the third bi-annual D.W. (Dawid) de Villiers Memorial Lectures on Friday 6 August at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University. Prof. de Villiers was a professor at and also dean of this faculty. The titles of the lectures are “Religion and Violence in a Globalised […]

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SU scientists develop a high-tech ‘tea bag’ filter for cleaner water

When microbiologist Prof Eugene Cloete became Dean of the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University (SU) in January 2009, he did not allow his expanded administrative duties to overwhelm his passion for his subject. To the contrary, he picked up on relevant research outside his own field of expertise, which sparked the invention of a […]

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Seminar: The ANC underground in Johannesburg during the 1976 Soweto Uprising

Presenter:  Dr Thula Simpson, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria Topic and abstract:  The ANC underground in Johannesburg during the 1976 Soweto Uprising This paper explores the ANC underground in Johannesburg during and after the Soweto uprising of 1976. It details the links that the ANC endeavoured to establish with the student […]

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Join the listen-live-and-learn houses now!

Students who want to become part of the listen-live-and-learn houses and communities must not delay – join today! The live and learn houses and communities are designed to provide students with a unique on-campus living environment that focuses on an educational and service orientated programme. Theme houses create unique opportunities for education within the living […]

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Seminar: LICSA: Leading indicators of currency crises in South Africa: A comparison of three machine learning techniques

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science  Presenter: Stephen Reid (Department of Statistics, Stellenbosch University)  Topic: LICSA: Leading indicators of currency crises in South Africa: A comparison of three machine learning techniques  Date: Friday 30 July 2010  Time: 13:00 to 14:00 Venue: Statistics Building (c/o Victoria- and Bosman streets, Stellenbosch), room 2021 Enquires: Danie Uys, Tel: […]

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Sign Language classes to be held in August till September

The Office for Students with Special Learning Needs (Disabilities) which is part of our Student Counselling and Development Centre (CSCD) at Stellenbosch University will be hosting Sign Language classes in August and September 2010. This is a disability awareness initiative which is held each year.  The Sign Languages classes will be presented free of charge […]

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Forum: Department of Biochemistry

Speaker:  James Dominy (Student of Prof Jannie Hofmyer) Title:  A biologically relevant minimal formal system for modelling self-fabricating organisms Date:  29 July 2010 Time:  13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries:  Prof Erick Strauss, Tl: 021 8085866, E-mail: estrauss@sun.ac.za

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