Archive | April, 2012

SU students and staff receive prestigious scholarships

The Postgraduate and International Office (PGIO) is proud to announce that several SU students and staff have qualified for the Commonwealth and Erasmus Mundus scholarships for 2012. Commonwealth The Commonwealth scholarship allows students from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake Master’s, PhD and split-site studies in the UK. Funded by the UK Department for International Development […]

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Department of Economics: Public lecture

Date: Tuesday 8 May 2012 Time: 18:00-20:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 204 Speaker: Prof Léonce Ndikumana (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Topic: The extent of and reasons for capital flight from Africa: implications for economic policy RSVP: A cocktail function will be held after the public lecture. If you would like to […]

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Department of Economics: Research seminar

Date: Thursday 10 May 2012 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann building, Fifth floor, Room 505 Speaker: Prof Léonce Ndikumana (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Topic: Africa’s emerging “new partners”, with special reference to China Please note that there are only 30 seats available in the venue. If you would like to attend, please write your […]

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Acclaimed Harvard physicist to speak at SU

On Monday, 28 May, the Physics department at Stellenbosch University will have the pleasure of hosting acclaimed physicist, Prof Eric Mazur, from Harvard University. Besides winning various awards for his work in Physics, Prof Mazur has a keen interest in teaching and is a world leader in the area of teaching innovation. “I thought I was […]

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Redefining Exercise

Are you training but not seeing any results? Come join us for only 30min of high intensity training. We will show you the finer detail on training to get the required results and to prevent injuries.   CORE, ARMS AND LEGS sessions Monday, Wednesday at 13:15 and 17:15 and Friday at 13:15 and 15:15 @ […]

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‘Thys Visser’s death a great loss for Stellenbosch University’ – Rector

Stellenbosch University learnt with shock and sorrow of the sudden death of Mr Thys Visser, chairperson of the Stellenbosch Trust. Mr Visser died in a car crash just outside Rawsonville on Thursday, 26 April 2012. “He was an incredible source of strength and support for the future-centred positioning of the University and he was always […]

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Zackie Achmat to speak at World Press Freedom Day celebration

The well-known aids activist and former chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), will be a speaker at a celebration of World Press Freedom Day of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Thursday 3 May. The event will take place barely two weeks before the National Council of Provinces seeks to finalise […]

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Debating Society on Tygerberg campus gets its second wind

On a campus where the medical leaders of the future are trained, the need for critical thinking and thought-provoking debate is one that must be kept alive and nurtured. It is with this in mind that Chad Beyer, a second year Medical student, decided to revive the Tygerberg Debating Society. This society is autonomous to […]

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Department of Economics: Research seminar

Date: Monday, 30 April 2012 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505 Speaker: Marisa Coetzee (Stellenbosch University) Topic: Who benefits most? Results from a benefit incidence analysis of South African education. Please note that there are only 30 seats available in the venue. If you would like to attend, please write down […]

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Sawn timber for sale

Sawn SA Pine timber for sale at the Department of Forest and Wood Science. Prices: Dimensions 36×111 mm from R5.63/m; Dimensions 36×149 from R7.52/m. Contact Wilmour Hendrikse wh@sun.ac.za or 021-808 2622.

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Vehicle thieves are currently targeting the campus

Risk & Protection Services (R&PS) are currently experiencing an increase in reports of motor vehicle theft on Stellenbosch campus. The area of Neethling street has been targeted the past week.  It also appears that white vehicles and especially Toyota and Ford brands are in demand by vehicle thieves. Information from the local SAPS indicates the same […]

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Public and private collecting – a talk by Stefan Hundt

Stefan Hundt, Curator of the Sanlam art collection, is an art historian and art appraiser and will talk at the Stellenbosch Arts Association about collecting for the corporation and public collections. The talk will take place at 17:30 on Wednesday, 25  April at the Sasol Art Museum. All welcome, members free and R30 for guests.

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Biochemistry Form: MSc defence

Candidate:  Amanda Dodd Title: Protein immobilisation on magnetic nanoparticles for the production of lactose free milk. Supervisor: Prof P Swart Date:  Thursday 26 April 2012 Time: 09:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries:  Prof Amanda Swart, Tel: 021 8085864, E-mail: acswart@sun.ac.za

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Visitors enchanted at Engineering Open Day

“Everything I needed!” and “Much more that I expected.” These are some of the positive comments made by people who attended the Faculty of Engineering’s Open Day on 21 April. This popular event takes place every year to create public awareness regarding the exciting world of engineers and also to simulate interest in this creative […]

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Library workshop: Finding statutory information for your thesis or dissertation

In the case of most theses and dissertations, reference is made to legislation and/or statutory regulations which govern or influence the topic of research.  This presentation will introduce participants to key resources of legislatory and regulatory information available on the Library catalogue and website.  Participants in these sessions will learn how to find acts, statutes […]

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