Archive | December, 2010

2010 Masters and Doctoral Research Colloquium

The following students of the Sustainability Institute have completed their post-graduate theses in 2009 and 2010 and will present their research to staff, students and invited guests. Tuesday 7 December 8h30-9h30: Blake Robinson Toward Sustainable Urban Resource Flows: a case study of Cape Town’s infrastructure 9h30-10h30: Sasha Lagrange Carbon Finance & Reforestation: A Survey of […]

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Matieland available online

The latest edition of Matieland, Stellenbosch University’s alumni magazine, is now available online at www.matiesalumni.net or click here.   (The English translation of Matieland will be available soon.) The edition is packed with articles on among others the media personality and MatiesAlumna, Ruda Landman, and a follow-up article on the HOPE Project. In the article “Groen […]

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InnovUS office first on campus to install PV solar panels

The InnovUS office was recently abuzz with excitement – it is after all the first administrative building on the Stellenbosch University campus to install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. This green initiative was celebrated with a launch held at its offices in De Beer Street, Stellenbosch. The PV panels at InnovUS will allow the office to […]

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‘Never stop believing in your dreams’

Ronalda Benjamin has her eyes set firmly on a succesful future and won’t let anything get in her way. Ronalda, a previous winner of the Rector’s Award for Succeeding Against the Odds has received her BScHons (Mathemathical Sciences) cum laude during the recent graduation ceremonies. She said getting to this point wasn’t always easy, but […]

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Wilcocks fire: investigation into the possible cause of fire is underway

Wilcocks fire: investigation into the possible cause of fire is underway

The investigation into the possible cause of the fire which destroyed parts of the Wilcocks building,  is currently underway and in the interest of safety and security, the building is still cordoned off, but arrangements for staff to get access to their offices and essential office equipment on the first and second floor are currently […]

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Cost to company structuring 2011: Available from 15 December 2010

 You have till 18 January 2011 to revise and accept the components of your cost to company on the relevant web page (go to SUN-e-HR employee self service and click on package structuring) on the University’s intranet. The parties involved will thus agree to the remuneration structure as selected by you on the web page. […]

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Grace Kim thankful for blessings

Grace Kim (23), a Matie student who completed her masters’ degree in English Literature recently, has become the first female student to be awarded the sought-after Rhodes Bursary from Paul Roos Gymnasium.  The Rhodes Bursary, probably the most prestigious bursary in the world, is the legacy of Cecil John Rhodes and has been awarded annually […]

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Writing Consultants – Law Faculty

The Law Faculty currently invites applications for part time writing consultants committed to the enhancement of good writing and communication skills in a legal context to assist undergraduate law students in the development of their writing skills. Key aspects of the position include: -          Assistance to undergraduate law students in the development of their writing […]

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Mboweni, Basson receive honorary degrees at SU

Graduation week at Stellenbosch University (SU) came to an end on Friday with honorary degrees awarded to business leader Mr Whitey Basson and former Reserve Bank Governor Mr Tito Mboweni at the graduation ceremony of the Faculties of Science and Military Science. They both received the degree Doctor in Commerce (DComm) honoris causa. Mr Basson, […]

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Fire at Wilcocks building under control, student saved from third floor

A fire destroyed most of the roof and third floor of the Wilcocks Building on the Stellenbosch University main campus. No one was injured but a staff member and student were traumatized and treated for shock. The building housed the Departments of Psychology and History, the Postgraduate and International Office and the University Archives. The cause […]

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SUN MeDIA closed for year-end function: 10 December

SUN MeDIA will be closed from 11:00 today, 10 December,  for our year-end function. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, 13 December 2010.  

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Maties blood runs deep

It’s not every day you find five generations of Maties in one family, but Melissa Dietrich’s Matie “bloodline” started in the 1870s. Melissa received her MPhil degree (cum laude) at Thursday’s ceremony. It all started with her great-great grandfather Rev Herman Frederik Schoon who studied at the Theological Seminary in the 1870s. Then there was […]

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Elsevier launches SciVerse Applications beta

Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services,  announced the launch of SciVerse Applications beta, a new module within the SciVerse platform that will empower the scientific community to develop and share customized solutions that advance the search and discovery process.  The launch includes the release of content APIs from […]

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Study grants agreement signed between SU and global pharmaceutical company

An agreement that will lead to study grants offered to postgraduate medical students throughout Africa to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology, was recently signed between Novartis, a global pharmaceutical company, and Stellenbosch University (SU) Faculty of Health Sciences. Clinical epidemiology improves patient care by providing scientifically valid answers to questions about diagnosis, prevention, […]

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Chancellor’s Medal of 2008 receives his masters’ degree cum laude

Stephen Reid, the recipient of the Chancellor’s Medal of 2008, obtained his masters’ degree in Mathematical Statistics cum laude at one of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) graduation ceremonies held on Wednesday. In his first year Stephen obtained a weighted average of 96, 2 %, in his second year 96, 3% and in his third year 92, […]

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