Archive | September, 2010

SU to present Open Access seminar

Open access is a movement that ultimately seeks to make scholarly materials such as published and unpublished articles, manuscripts, datasets, theses, dissertations and many more available to the public in a way that they never have been before. Seminar on Open Access to Information The Library and Information Service,  Stellenbosch University takes pleasure in inviting […]

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Seminar: These People are my People, these Places are my Places”: Cultural Hybridity and Identity in the Work of South African Artist, David Kramer

English Department Speaker: Tilla Slabbert (SU) Title: These People are my People, these Places are my Places”: Cultural Hybridity and Identity in the Work of South African Artist, David Kramer Date: Thursday 7 October 2010 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: “Yellow”/“Green” Molteno Room (579), English Department, 5th Floor, Arts & Social Sciences Building For further information e-mail megsam@sun.ac.za […]

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SU Dean of Science honoured for work in water research and management

SU Dean of Science honoured for work in water research and management

 Stellenbosch University Dean of Science, microbiologist and inventor of the teabag water filter, Prof Eugene Cloete, is the only representative from Africa to be inducted into the new Fellows Programme of the International Water Association (IWA), which is the largest international association for water professionals. It recognises unusual and outstanding distinction in the water profession. […]

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IMSTUS team on their way to Pretoria for Science Expo

Projects about solar powered cell phones, the emotional wellbeing of horses, sheepdog, the aerodynamics of the Jabulani soccer ball and the effect of coffee are among the twenty projects that have been entered by primary and high school learners who are part of the Stellenbosch regional team that will participate in the National Eskom Expo for Young […]

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Centre for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute to host presentations at SU

The Centre for Chinese Studies in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University will be hosting two upcoming events. Please see the attached images for more information. On 30 September 2010, the CCS and CI will host a presentation by Ms Gao Qing from Harvard University in the Arts and Social Sciences building at […]

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Colloquium: Department of Physics

Department of Physics Colloquium   When: Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 12:00 Title/Event   Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) and its applications   Speaker    Dr Indresan Govender (Department of Physics, University of Cape Town)   Abstract    Initially developed for the medical industry, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technique that exploits […]

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Lesbigay End of year function

Lesbigay End of year function

Lesbigay will be having this year’s closing function at the Brazen Head.  It promises to be a night to be remembered with a Tim Burton themed live show.  Come dressed as your favourite Tim Burton character.  First ten through the door will receive free entrance. Venue: Brazen Head Date: 2 October 2010 Time: 19:00 Cost: […]

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MSc Defence: Department of Biochemistry

Candidate:  Francois du Toit Title: Control analysis of the Action Potential and its propagation in the Hodgkin-Huxley model Supervisor: Prof Jacky Snoep MSc Defence Date:  Thursday 30 September 2010 Time:  13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Erick Strauss, Tel: 021 808 5866, E-mail: estrauss@sun.ac.za

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SU trains Python kids

SU trains Python kids

The programming language Python was on the lips and at the fingertips of more than 80 learners from 55 schools who attended an introductory computer programming course at Stellenbosch University (SU) over the weekend. Learners from as far afield as Worcester, Hermanus and Vredenburg were taught the basics of Python, and were provided with resources […]

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Top Applied Maths students honoured

Top Applied Maths students honoured

The best students in Applied Mathematics at Stellenbosch University were honoured during a prize giving ceremony in the Department of Mathematical Sciences: Division Applied Mathematics. The top achievers in the various year groups were Ralph Rudd (best honours student), Maryke Thom (best third year student), Renier van Rooyen (best second year student) and Gerdus Benade […]

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The Centre for Prospective Students is reaching for the 2015 diversity aim!

The Centre for Prospective Students is reaching for the 2015 diversity aim!

Over the years the Centre for Prospective Students (CPS) introduced a number of focused recruitment activities aimed at increasing the participation rates of students from diverse backgrounds and cultures on campus. The Advisors at the CPS attend parent evenings and career exhibitions in several provinces and also visit an average of 250 to300 schools annually. It is with projects like these that the CPS is throwing its weight behind the University’s commitment to diversify the campus by 34% by 2015.

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Public Research Seminar: Words that rock the cradle: The interpretation, adaptation & translation of nursery rhymes

Department of Modern Foreign Languages Speaker: Ms Marietjie Fouché (Stellenbosch University – French Section) Title: Words that rock the cradle:  The interpretation, adaptation & translation of nursery rhymes Date: Friday 1st October 2010 Time: 13h00 – 13h50 Venue: Seminar Room 551 Arts Building / Lettere-Gebou

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Seminar: Key issues in the history of coastal tourism

History Department Presenter:  Prof John Walton (Prof  Walton from Central Lancashire University in the United Kingdom is a key person in the development of tourism studies and the history of tourism in particular. He has published several books and more than a 100 articles. He is currently a guest of the History Department.) Topic:  Key […]

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JS Gericke Library: Short loan material now available online

The Library and Information Service is pleased to announce a new electronic reserve service which was established on 1 September 2010. The new system provides full-text, online access to journal articles and notes which were traditionally only available in paper format in the Library’s short loan section.  Instead of placing the paper copies of notes […]

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Seminar: Squeezing Writers Out: a Deductivist Stranglehold on the Construction of ‘South African English Literature’?

English Department Speaker: Leon de Kock (SU) Title: Squeezing Writers Out: a Deductivist Stranglehold on the Construction of ‘South African English Literature’? Date: Thursday 30 September 2010 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: “Yellow”/“Green” Molteno Room (579), English Department, 5th Floor, Arts & Social Sciences Building For further information email megsam@sun.ac.za All welcome!

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