Archive | October, 2010
Support by alumni crucial for HOPE Project

Support by alumni crucial for HOPE Project

South Africans abroad have an important role to play in support of Stellenbosch University (SU) and its HOPE Project. This was the message of Professor Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, to about 150 alumni and friends of the University Thursday evening at the UK launch of the HOPE Project in London. A member of the […]

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And the Grammy goes to…

The piano duo of Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhães might soon hear the words “And the Grammy goes to” – they recently got the good news that three of the CDs from the TwoPianists stable have made through the first round of Grammy screening. The categories in which the CDs were judged: Best Chamber Music […]

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Prestigious Aspen Institute announces Mark Swilling as winner of 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award

Prestigious Aspen Institute announces Mark Swilling as winner of 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award

Prof Mark Swilling of the School for Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University has been named the 2010 Faculty Pioneer by the Centre for Business Education at the prestigious Aspen Institute in the USA. The recognition programme, dubbed the “Oscars of the business school world” by The Financial Times in the UK, celebrates business school instructors […]

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Maties plays basketball in UCT jerseys

A Matie stays a Matie, even though they are playing basketball in jerseys of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Stellenbosch University’s (SU) basketball team recently showed that even though Maties and UCT might be rivals on the sports field , it should not stand in the way of good sportsmanship. The team from UCT […]

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SU researchers playing leading role in cancer research

Navorsers by die Fakulteit Gesondheidswetenskappe staan aan die voorpunt van die eerste kliniese studie om nuwe tegnologie wat aangewend kan word vir die lokalisering van kankergewasse gedurende radioterapie te evalueer. Hierdie internasionale studie word gedoen in samewerking met Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc van Amerika. Die hoë standaarde en internasionale erkenning wat die Afdeling Pulmonologie, en […]

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Stellenbosch University enters the war on corruption

Stellenbosch University enters the war on corruption

Equipping public sector officials with the skills to root out corruption within their own departments might be the “missing link” in tackling this growing problem in South Africa, Professor Gavin Woods of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) School for Public Leadership (SPL) said in his inaugural lecture last night [26 October 2010]. Many government structures “do not […]

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Another successful ‘Day in the Life of a Matie’ hosted!

Another successful ‘Day in the Life of a Matie’ hosted!

On the 22nd of October 2010 the Centre for Prospective Students (CPS) hosted approximately 80 Grade 11 learners from Lentegeur, Mondale, Spineroad, Malibu and Kleinvlei High on the Stellenbosch campus. The event was A Day in the Life of a Matie – a daylong programme that is specifically designed to reach top academic learners and inspire them to enter higher education and to make Stellenbosch University their preferred choice of tertiary institution.

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Nurture your ideas' says SU Science Dean at first 'High Science meets High School'

Nurture your ideas' says SU Science Dean at first 'High Science meets High School'

“Never underestimate those ideas in your mind, share them with others.” With these words Prof Eugene Cloete, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University (SU) captivated his audience at the first ever ‘High science meets high school’ event held at the Khayamandi Tourism Corridor in Stellenboschon Monday (25 October 2010). The event, attended […]

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Department of Economics: Mini Symposium

The Economics Society of South Africa and the Department of Economics invites you to a mini symposium. Speakers: Andreas Freytag (Professor in Economics, University of Jena) Cees Bruggemans (Chief Economist, FNB and Honorary Professor in Economics) Alfredo Cuevas (Senior Resident Representative, IMF: South Africa) Moderator: Stan du Plessis Topic: Surviving the currency war Date: 28 […]

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STIAS Lecture Series for 2010

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the fourth public STIAS lecture of the year. This event will offer all SU researchers and students, as well as members of the public, the opportunity to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows. At this event Prof Lynn Margulis (University of Massachusetts Amberst) and Donald Gordon […]

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Exemption of Tuition Fees for Staff Members for 2011

All Staff Members qualifying for staff rebate of Tuition Fees for Self,Spouse or Child can apply on Sun-e-HR on or before 10 December 2010. Health Sciences Personnel (Tygerberg) may also apply now, except Personnel of the Joint Staff, but employed on the conditions of service of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC), National […]

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MSc Defence: Department of Biochemistry

Candidate:  Shandré Steenmans Title: The identification, contiguous sequence annotation, cloning and site directed mutagenesis of the P100 vaccine candidate gene of the ostrich mycoplasma Ms02. Date:  Thursday 28 October 2010 Time:  13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Supervisor: Prof Dirk U Bellstedt Enqueries: Prof Erick Strauss, Tel: 021 808 5866, E-pos: estrauss@sun.ac.za

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Free workshop for SU staff: Effective minutes for successful meetings

Effective minutes for successful meetings Stellenbosch University Language Centre 19 November 2010 On Friday 19 November, we are once again presenting our popular full-day workshop on the writing of effective minutes. In this workshop you will get an opportunity to sharpen your minute-taking skills in an interactive, practical way. And you will have a chance […]

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Applications for the Work-study Programme now open for 2011

The Centre for student Affairs invites students to apply for the above programme. Successful candidates will be employed from February 2011-October 2011 What is the criteria? – 3rd year and Post-graduate Students only – Work experience inside/ outside the University – Good interpersonal skills Students doing or intending to do internships with companies in 2011 […]

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Closing Date for SUSPI’s 2010 Youth Summer Sports Camp Approaching

Entries for the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI)’s 2010 Youth Summer Sports Camp are closing on the 5th of November 2010. Online entry can be done at www.suspi.co.za/summersport. Basic Camp Information: * Camp will take place from 13 – 15 December 2010 * Consist of a three day package at R375 per entrant and […]

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