Archive | February, 2011

Fourth edition of Clinical Gynaecology launched

The textbook Clinical Gynaecology, now in its fourth edition, was recently launched at a function at the Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The book, published by Juta, was first published in English during 1993 with most of the authors from Stellenbosch University. With the current issue authors from all the medical schools in South […]

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Forum: Department of Biochemistry

Forum:  Department of Biochemistry Candidate: Anscha Troskie Title: Antifungal activity of the tyrocidine peptides from Bacillus aneurinolyticus Date: Thursday 3 March 2011 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Johann Rohwer Tel: 021 808 5843 E-mail:

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Public Lecture: Department of Modern Foreign Languages

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Prof Dr Florian Vaßen (Leibniz Universität Hannover – Germany) on “Collective Creativity as a theatrical play of artists and spectators”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 9 March 2011 from 13h00 – 13h50 in the Arts Building: Seminar Room 551.

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Registration for Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The online registration form for the 5th Annual Stellenbosch University Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the pre-conference workshops is now available at The two day conference will be taking place at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on 17 and 18 May 2011 and the pre-conference workshops will be […]

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Information Technology: Changes in internet bandwidth and tariffs

LINESPEED/BANDWIDTH With the participation of the University in the Sanren and Seacom projects the new bandwidth available to the University is 245.76Mbps of which 147.456Mbps is for international access. It is foreseen that further planned development within the Sanren and Seacom projects will by the end of 2011 allow the University access to a total […]

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Information Technology: Training March 2011, Stellenbosch campus

Register now for IT training in March 2011 on Stellenbosch campus. Sign on to the staff portal at and follow the SUN-e-HR links to SUN Employee Self Service, Self Service: Learning, Learner Home, Information Technology.

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Integrating graduate attributes: Learning from the University of Sydney’s experience

Prof Simon Barrie, Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) at the University of Sydney will be presenting a seminar on Integrating graduate attributes: Learning from the University of Sydney’s experience  on 17 March 2011. Prof Barrie is an international advisor and reference group member for several large scale projects on graduate attributes […]

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Seminar: “How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes?”

Speaker: Dr Stephen Taylor (Stellenbosch University) Topic: How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes? Date: Monday 7 March 2011 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B Please download paper from Contact person: Carina Smit (

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Parking on pavements

All vehicles parked on pavements, are subject to municipal regulations.  SU does not accept any responsibility for the payment of any fines outside or on campus.  Vehicles are parked at owners’ risk. SU does not accept any liability for any loss of and/or damage to vehicles or their contents and you undertake to keep SU indemnified and to […]

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Engineering bolsters health-care

In an exciting inaugural lecture in the Jannasch Hall of Stellenbosch University (US)’s Conservatoire on 17 February 2011 Professor Cornie Scheffer of the Faculty of Engineering at SU introduced his audience to the world of biomechanical engineering.  A graphic representation of the movements of a model slowly running up and down the stairs were projected […]

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2011 STIAS Lecture Series: Prof Evelyn Fox Keller

 You are hereby cordially invited to attend the first STIAS lecture of 2011. 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 Evelyn Fox Keller, Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science in […]

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Sustaining Cape Town

Blueprint for a sustainable Cape Town

Review by DESMOND THOMPSON. Cape Town is in “an unsustainable mess”, Professor Mark Swilling of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) School of Public Leadership writes in a new book edited by him, Sustaining Cape Town: Imagining a Livable City. Following this bleak assessment, though, is solid research by 19 independent contributors offering well-considered solutions to the city’s […]

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Technology changes our world

“Enormous advancements in technology have driven a complete revolution in the information landscape,” Prof Arnold van Zyl, Vice-Rector: Research at Stellenbosch University (SU), said in his inaugural lecture as Extraordinary Professor in the Faculty of Engineering on 17 February 2011 in the Jannasch Hall of the SU Conservatoire. He pointed out that the introduction of the first […]

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Prof Johan Hattingh receives ministerial award for his work in environmental ethics

Prof Johan Hattingh from the Philosophy Department recently received an award from the Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Dr Ivan Meyer, for the contribution he has made to environmental ethics, both nationally and internationally. The Western Cape Arts, Culture, Heritage, Library and Archive Services 2010/11 Awards ceremony was held at Kronenburg Estate […]

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IMG_9390 OCC Wheelchair Race

McCreadie and Van Dyk do Maties proud at Outeniqua Chair Challenge

Maties-Helderberg Sports Club for Athletes with Disabilities did exceptionally well at the annual Outeniqua Chair Challenge in George the past weekend where Stuart McCreadie not only won the hand cycle division in the men’s open paraplegic 42.2km division with a time of  1:10:02, he also set a new record in that division. Another one of […]

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