Archive | May, 2011

Brand new gender, HIV and disability course for staff

Human Resources, Wellness is offering a brand new short course for university staff titled: “Positive Leadership, Positive Change: Building leadership skills with regards to Gender, Disability and HIV in Higher education.”  The course targets middle management, academic and service staff and aims to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes in university staff to positively contribute […]

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‘In Paradisum’ completes Endler Concert Series’ first season

Schola Cantorum, the Academic Choir of the Department of Music at Stellenbosch University, rounds off the Endler Concert Series first season with In Paradisum on Thursday, 2 June in the Endler Hall at 20:00. The concert features two sublime works in the choral repertoire.  Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem is considered to be a true masterpiece and […]

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The influence of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) on glucocorticoid biosynthesis

MSc Progress Lecture Candidate: Lindie Schloms (MSc student of Prof A Swart) Title:  The influence of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) on glucocorticoid biosynthesis Date: Thursday 02 June 2011 Time: 09:00 – 10:00 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Equiries: Prof Johann Rohwer, tel: 021 8085843, e-mail:  

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LENS: Walkabout by Hentie van der Merwe

Hentie van der Merwe, artist and senior lecturer in photography at  Stellenbosch University will host a walkabout of LENS the exhibition that is currently on show at the Sasol Art Museum. The walkabouts will take place on the following dates: 1 June, 20 & 27 July Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Price: R20 For more information […]

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Poverty threatens reconciliation, warns Former Chief Justice Langa

The high level of poverty and large wealth gap in South Africa pose a serious threat to democracy, the rule of law and national reconciliation, Former Chief Justice Pius Langa warned last night [30 May 2011] at a Colloquium on Law and Poverty hosted by Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Law Faculty. “Not enough attention has been […]

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Ignorance in Africa must be turned upside down – Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training

“It is this generation, through institutions such as our universities and the AAU who are deeply immersed in the search for and the production and dissemination of knowledge, that ignorance must be turned upside down and Africa be revered as a continent where some of the oldest universities in the world are located.” This is […]

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Wordfest in Salzburg

Prof Edwin Hees (English/Drama), Prof Sarah Nuttall (English) and Dr Daniel Roux (English) will be participating in a workshop at the University of Salzburg on 9 and 10 June to commemorate ten years of the exchange partnership with Stellenbosch.  The programme of readings, discussions and practical translations has been organised by Prof Dorothea Steiner, Department […]

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IT training: June and July 2011

IT training in the following Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Outlook, is available on Tygerberg and Stellenbosch campuses during June and July 2011. Online entries can be done via the staff portal – htp:// Sign On, Select My SUN-e-HR, Sun Employment Self Service,Training and Development, Learner Home, Information Technology Complete the entry process until […]

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Helping students with writing research proposals

This six-hour course covers some of the typical writing difficulties that students encounter when writing an academic proposal. It will also help you to identify such difficulties and suggest ways of solving them. We shall pay attention to the components of a research proposal and their functions as well as how to avoid overlap and […]

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Scientific writing skills for academic articles

This six-hour workshop is aimed at postgraduate students who are in the process of writing an academic article. The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to refine their scientific writing skills in an interactive, practical way and to receive answers about academic writing in general. Various aspects about writing academic articles will be discussed, […]

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Knowledge must be used to address societal challenges, says Rector at COREVIP

“We can only claim to be of real significance if we use our knowledge to address the societal challenges we face as a continent. This is the niche that we need to carve out for higher education in Africa: to be relevant to the needs of our people.” This was the message of Prof Russel […]

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Public Protector to speak at SPL Public Leadership Forum

Adv Thuli Madonsela, the Public Protector will be the first guest speaker at the Public Leadership Forum that will be launched on 1 June by Stellenbosch University’s School of Public Leadership (SPL). “The Public Leadership Forum is a series of public lectures on topical aspects of good government and ethical and effective public leadership,” says […]

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Law and Poverty Colloquium kicks off

Transnational businesses are getting away with injustices against the global poor because the Westphalian nation-state system is shielding them from valid claims by the dispossessed, argued philosopher Prof Nancy Fraser at the opening of the Law Faculty’s Colloquium on Law and Poverty yesterday [29 May 2011]. “We airbrush away all actors, processes and mechanisms that […]

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SU hosts heads of African universities this week

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and various other Stellenbosch University staff members will be speakers at the COREViP conference of the Association of African Universities (AAU) held in Stellenbosch this week. The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, will open the conference this morning (Monday 30 May). More=than 200 […]

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SU students have a good go at geosciences competition

In their first go at the competition, a student team from the Department of Earth Sciences at Stellenbosch University has reached fourth place in the African regional finals of the Imperial Barrel Award in Nigeria. The Imperial Barrel Award, an initiative from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, is an annual basin/prospect evaluation competition for […]

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