Archive | February, 2013

Media volunteers needed for PGIO SIAN Meeting 2013

The Postgraduate and International Office (PGIO) invites registered Stellenbosch University students with a love of photography or writing / journaling / blogging to apply for volunteer positions as photographers or writers during the SIAN Meeting 2013. The SIAN Meeting – Stellenbosch International Academic Networks Meeting – is an annual gathering in Stellenbosch that comprises seminars, […]

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SU Wordfest attracts participants from the Netherlands

People from the Netherlands think South Africa is an exotic place. And that is part of the reason why the numbers of visitors from this country to South Africa is growing. They are also curious about what is happening in the arts here. The SU Wordfest attracts them because it’s a comprehensive arts festival away […]

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Nobel Prize winner is STIAS fellow during March

Prof Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine of Physiology in 2008 for his discovery of papilloma viruses that play a role in cervical cancers, will be a STIAS fellow during March 2013. He will be working on a project that he summarises as follows: “During the past […]

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SU promotes Family Medicine in Africa

The advancement of Family Medicine in Africa was the theme of a visit by a group of high-level delegates from Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) to Makerere University in Uganda and Kenyatta University in Kenya in February this year. This was the first official visit of a SU delegation to […]

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Short term job opportunity for final-year or postgraduate students

Are you a final-year or postgraduate student at SU? If yes, then we just might have the perfect short term job opportunity for you! What: Telethon caller for Alumni Relations Telethon  When: 18 to 27 March 2013 Time: Evenings (between 17:00 and 20:00) Rate per hour: R40 per hour You must be bilingual (Afrikaans and […]

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New IT course dates now available

New IT course dates now available

To help you realise that New Year’s resolution of becoming a tech guru, we’ve lined up a range of IT courses. All you have to do is sign up and turn up. IT offers courses on both Tygerberg and Stellenbosch campuses for, amongst others, the following applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, Sharepoint and Project […]

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Wordfest is around the corner; another winner announced

Stanley February, assistant technical official at the Department of Physics, is the lucky winner of two Wordfest tickets for the show Verna Vels 80. He correctly answered that Verna Vels was die creator of the much-loved character Liewe Heksie. This week a reader of the Boschtelegram can win two tickets to the show Dirty Bounce, which […]

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Southern Africa’s energy landscape under spotlight at STIAS discussion

An impressive panel of local and international experts will be interrogating Southern Africa’s broad energy and electricity landscape at the first STIAS-Wallenberg Round Table Meeting in Stellenbosch in March 2013.  South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan 2010–2030, as well as the chapters on energy infrastructure and environmental affairs of the National Development Plan accepted by government in […]

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Oliver C Ruppel (19 March)

Prof Oliver C Ruppel of the Department of Mercantile Law will be presenting his inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Title: Intersections of Law and Cooperative Global Climate Governance: Challenges in the Anthropocene Date: Tuesday, 19 March Time: 17:00 for 17:30 Venue: Ou Hoofgebou, cnr of Ryneveld and Victoria Street. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. […]

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SU wine for sale

Enjoy ‘Die Laan’ and ‘Maties’ University wine on sale at Welgevallen Cellar, Suidwal St, Stellenbosch. They accept cash as well as debit/credit cards. Find the prices and order form here. For more info phone 021 808 2925 or 083 622 6394 or e-mail Riaan at rfw@sun.ac.za or winesales@sun.ac.za. Cellar closes 7 December 2012 at 13:00 and re-opens 7 January 2013.

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Society complicit in sexual violence, says SU professor

As a society, we are complicit in the current rape crisis in South Africa. This was one of the viewpoints of Professor Louise du Toit of the Department of Philosophy at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Monday (25 February). She delivered the first Stellenbosch Forum lecture of 2013. The Stellenbosch Forum lecture series provides regular opportunities […]

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Zanne Stapelberg in opera gala

Although South Africa has produced quite a number of fine singers, it is only a select few who have the distinction and honour of appearing as a featured soloist in an Opera Gala with a full Symphony Orchestra. One such artist is Zanne Stapelberg, who has captured the hearts of opera lovers and concert-goers alike, […]

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Library and Information Service: March 2013 training and events

Register now for training opportunities at the Library! Throughout the year the Library offers workshops to ensure optimal use of the University’s wide array of information resources and discovery tools and to equip clients as best possible to achieve success in their studies and research. During March 2013, they are offering the following sessions: Creating […]

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Host families required for one week in June or October 2013

A group of approximately 30 high school students from Argentina will be visiting Stellenbosch for one week in June or October. During the students’ visit to Stellenbosch, host families will be required to: Provide accommodation (own room) with a family living in the town of Stellenbosch and nearby suburbs Host families are responsible for providing […]

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Sustainability: Larva production for the benefit of man, animal and environment

This is the third in a series of articles about sustainability and specifically sustainability within the University. What are our staff members contributing in their fields of expertise; in which sustainable projects and initiatives are they involved and what contribution do they make to this important issue in the rest of South Africa? First article: […]

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