Archive | April, 2011

President Zuma honours SU professors

Prof Marlene van Niekerk, award-winning author from Stellenbosch University’s Department of Afrikaans and Dutch and Prof Piet Steyn, a former head of the SU Division of Research Development, both received National Orders from President Jacob Zuma on April 27, Freedom Day.  The National Orders are the highest awards bestowed by the President of the Republic of […]

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Elsevier’s Reaxys database training 9 May 2011

Elsevier’s Reaxys database is the successor of the Crossfire Beilstein and Gmelin database. Reaxys is an intuitive, user-friendly, web-based platform to search in Beilstein, Gmelin and The Patent Chemistry Database (PCD) for experimentally validated data on organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry. Reaxys enables you to search by structure, reaction, text and property data. A new […]

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Bibliographic data management with RefWorks Advanced 10 May 2011

Do you have a Refworks account and know how to compile a bibliography? Then you are ready for an advanced training session on Refworks. Refworks is a referencing software tool, freely available to all Stellenbosch University students, and allowing you to create a bibliography as you move along with your research. It automatically captures relevant […]

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Science PhD degrees awarded in March 2011

  PhD grade toegeken in Maart 2011 AMER, Ismael (Polimeerwetenskap) Molecular weight effects on crystallization of polypropylene.  The use of fractionation techniques for semicrystalline polymers like polypropylene is quite common. It is generally accepted that the fractionation by crystallizability of polypropylene is dependent only on the degree of isotacticity of the polymer. Crystallization phenomena was […]

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Step up measures to prevent further agricultural pests from spreading, expert warns

South Africa’s regulating authorities need to step up their measures to prevent species with the potential to become pests in the agricultural sector from crossing our borders and doing any damage.  So says renowned insect expert Prof Jan Giliomee, a research associate of the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University, who have for […]

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Top students honoured

The best students at Stellenbosch University in molecular biology and biotechnology, chemistry and polymer science received awards. These were sponsored by industry partners. Dewald van Heerden received the Merck award as the best final year student in chemistry. He is working towards his HonsBSc in Chemistry this year. Carmien Tolmie received the Merck award as […]

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Equip students with moral responsibility, says SU dean

To care for other people means you have a moral responsibility toward them, said Professor Yusef Waghid, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Wednesday (20 April).  He was the keynote speaker at a two-day service-learning research colloquium (20 and 21 April) hosted by SU at the Wallenberg Research Centre at […]

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Seminar: America’s Dirty Little Secret – Campaign Finance and Public Policy Development

Political Science Friday Seminar Speaker:    Larry Ishmael (Ph.D. Candidate in Sustainable Development, School of Public Management  and Planning, Stellenbosch University) Topic:     America’s Dirty Little Secret – Campaign Finance and Public Policy Development Date:         29 April 2011 Time:         12:15 – 13:30 Venue:      Room 648, Arts & Social Sciences Building Contact:    Derica Lambrechts, 021 808 2476,

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Theft of bicycles on campus still troublesome

The USBD is still experiencing many reports of theft of bicycles on campus, especially at the Engineering and Rooiplein area.  Bicycle theft is due to the campus being an open area and students being soft targets. can provide an added deterrent. Chain locks should be very thick to prevent it simply been cut with pliers or […]

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Seminar: Alcohol and ARVs: Being Manly with HIV/AIDS

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Dr Sakhumzi Mfecane, Department of Anthropology, University of the Western Cape Title: Alcohol and ARVs: Being Manly with HIV/AIDS Date:  Thursday 28 April 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, or  (021 808 2417)

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Building brochures like a pro

Stellenbosch University Language Centre, 5 May 2011 You are not a graphic designer, yet you are required to create a brochure! What do you do? Where do you start? Our workshop Building brochures like a pro will teach you some of the tricks of the trade and professionals will share some tips and insider information.  […]

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Seminar: Department Of Modern Foreign Languages

You are cordially invited to a seminar by Prof Carlotta von Maltzan (Stellenbosch University – German Section) on the M.A in German: Double degree Stellenbosch University and Leipzig University. The seminar will take place on Friday 6 May 2011 from 13h00 – 13h50 in the Arts Building: Seminar Room 551.

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SPL delivers long term results

Deferred dividends. This is how Prof  Kobus Mϋller, director of the School of Public Leadership (SPL) summarises the successes of this School. “One of our many challenges is to address the wicked issues that threaten public interest. Things like poverty, unemployment, corruption and climate change. These are difficult issues for which there are no easy […]

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Media24 Rachel’s Angels Trust Two Oceans Initiative

A group of students from the University Stellenbosch i.e. Matthew de la Hey, Alan Clarke, Mike Hay, Wesley Cullum, Tamika Wilson, Kate Anderson, Nardus Hattingh, Matthew Murray, Joni Groom and Kate Johnson approached the Rachel’s Angels Trust with the idea to run the Two Oceans Half-Marathon in the Rachel’s Angels name to make the general […]

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