Archive | February, 2012
Selfportret van Paul Emsley, swartkryt en potloof tekening (60 x 51 cm)

Green Woordfees (Wordfest) counts down the hours

The 2012 Stellenbosch University Woordfees(Wordfest), themed “Green”, kicks off on Friday and, based on the number of tickets sold, it will be the biggest and of course greenest festival to date. More tickets have been sold than than during the whole 2011 festival. A large number of shows have been sold out and tickets are […]

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Department Sociology and Social Anthropology presents seminar

Speaker: Prof Rob Pattman, Professor of Sociology, Department Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University Title: ‘Exploring Gender and Race through Collective Memory Work’ Date:  Thursday, 01 March 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, or  (021 808 9286).

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Tired of looking for parking?

There is an alternative! Park safely at Coetzenburg or Lentelus. Drive from there to the campus on one of Stellenbosch University’s special shuttles. During the pilot project these shuttles operate on weekdays from 07:30 to 17:00 between the Coetzenburg parking area and the Conserve and between the Lentelus parking area and Joubert Street. For more […]

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Effective HIV/Aids community mobilisation is interrogated by internationally acclaimed professor

Title of seminar: Creating contexts that enable effective community mobilisation: comparative case studies from KwaZulu-Natal and Western Kenya. Short description: Prof Catherine Campbell from the London School of Economics will be hosting a discussion on Creating contexts that enable effective community mobilization: comparative case studies from KwaZulu-Natal and Western Kenya at the Psychology Department on […]

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HR presents programme for academic staff

Human Resources is running a programme for SU academic staff  – “Wellness: From Conceptualization to Operationalization” – 08 and 27 March 2012 (Course 1) – 20 and 28 March 2012 (Course 2).  Several spaces are still available. For more information on this programme as well as how to enroll, please see attached document.  Closing date […]

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Maties announces major cycling project

Stellenbosch University (SU) will be launching a major cycling project to coincide with the institution’s Sustainability Day celebrations on 15 March. A total of 400 commuter bikes have been imported from the Netherlands for this purpose. Staff and students can rent a bicycle for R1 000 a year, R600 of which will be refunded if the […]

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This is the new mobility plan – Rector at presentation

The Stellenbosch Campus a residential area (erf), new thoughts on parking, more accommodation for students, a campus wide bicycle project and a shuttle service. These are all aspects of the Campus Master Plan that Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, announced this afternoon (Monday 27 February) to staff of Stellenbosch University (SU). The theme of […]

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Women in Leadership Course: Applications open

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development hereby invites female students to apply for its accredited Women in Leadership Short Course. The aim of the course is to expose female students to certain leadership principles, equipping them with skills which they can apply in their current or future endeavours. The course outcome […]

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Colour’s a regional thing for the mountain pride butterfly and cluster disa, study shows

The fickleness of the mountain pride butterfly to prefer feeding on orange flowers in one area and red ones in another has caused the cluster disa to become something of an adaptable chameleon – all in an effort to fool the iconic fynbos butterfly into visiting it. Mountain pride butterflies (Aeropetes tulbaghia) in the Cape […]

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Still places available for Money Sense workshop

Human Resources is running a programme for SU staff at job levels 13-17 – “Money Sense” – from 14 to 15 March 2012 and several spaces are still available. For more information on this programme as well as how to enroll, please see attached document.  Closing date for entries is 5 March 2012.

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SU’s Dr Stella Viljoen to talk at Stellenbosch Art Association

You are invited to the Stellenbosch Arts Association’s next Art Talk. Speaker:  Stella Viljoen Title: “Art is as art does” Date: Wednesday, 29 February Time: 17:30 Venue: Sasol Art Museum Members free and R30 for guests. Postmodern art is frequently lambasted by the popular press as pseudo-intellectual posturing. This critique is sometimes extended by conservatives […]

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Maties tops the leader board

The FNB Maties has taken a well-deserved  first place on the leader board of the FNB Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff International, after beating the FNB Tuks of the University of Pretoria 23-22 in a hard-fought game last night (27 February 2012). (Full report in English to follow). In ʼn wedstryd wat in veral die […]

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Former Maties help SA women’s hockey team qualify for Olympic Games

On Saturday, 25 February, the South African women’s hockey team qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London courtesy of a 3-1 win over India in an Olympic qualifying tournament. A total of seven former Maties players formed part of the victorious playing squad. South Africa and five other countries participated in the tournament, with […]

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Scientific writing skills for theses and dissertations

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students working on their theses or dissertations. 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 topics about writing theses and dissertations will be discussed, such as the role […]

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Postdoctoral and MSc positions available

Postdoctoral and MSc positions available in the field of psychiatric pharmacogenomics in the Department of Genetics at Stellenbosch University. Project Description: This project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Genetics and Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University.  The aim of the study is to elucidate genetic factors contributing to antipsychotic response and adverse drug reactions.  […]

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