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Russel Botman Kuyper Prize 2-s

‘Despairing youth should be given hope of a better future’ – Prof Russel Botman in 2013 Kuyper Prize Lecture, Princeton, USA

Globalisation could increasingly drive the youth worldwide into the arms of fanatical and extremist groups because of public and economic policy that continue to exclude the poor and other marginalised groups, Prof Russel Botman, recipient of the 2013 Abraham Kuyper Prize, warned in the US last night (18 April). Botman, who is Rector and Vice-Chancellor […]

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Seminar: Department Sociology and Social Anthropology (23 April)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Dunbar Moodie, Department of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva and New York Topic: “Cyril’s eyes lit up.” Roelf Meyer, Francois Venter, the Afrikaner Broederbond and the decision to abandon “group rights” in favour of a “regstaat” (constitutional state)”. Date: Tuesday 23 April 2013 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th […]

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Seminar: Lay health worker (LHW) policy and practice (23 April)

Karen Daniels, employed as a Specialist Scientist at the Health Systems Unit of the Medical Research Council of South Africa, will speak about: Lay health worker (LHW) policy and practice: Lessons from South Africa and elsewhere, at the Department of Psychology. Daniels’ history is long and her interests are wide, so much so that she has […]

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Seminar: Department of Psychology (25 April)

Professor Birthe Loa Knizek, a clinical psychologist at the Faculty of Nursing, University College of Sør-Trøndelag (Norway), will present a seminar at the Department of Psychology about Moral discourses among Ugandan mental health workers on suicide and suicidal individuals. Suicidal behavior is still criminalized in Uganda. Religious and cultural norms condemn suicidal behavior and suicidal people to a […]

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History seminar (24 April)

Speaker: Glen Thompson (Stellenbosch University) Topic: “From Femlins to Saltwater Girls: Sport, Lifestyle and Femininities in South African Surfing Culture, c.1965 to present.” Date: Wednesday 24 April Time: 13:00-14:00 Venue: Room 3040, Wilcocks Building, Ryneveld Street Contact person: Prof Sandra Swart, sss@sun.ac.za

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Biochemistry Forum: MSc Progress Lecture (18 April)

Biochemistry Forum: MSc Progress Lecture Student: Sunette Klopper Title: Cloning and functional charaterization of thiol disulfide interchange system proteins from Staphylococcus aureus Supervisor: Prof E Strauss Date: Thursday 18 April 2013 Time: 13:00 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Amanda Swart on 021 8085864 or acswart@sun.ac.za

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STIAS Lecture: Prof Ian Hacking (30 April)

You are hereby invited to attend the fourth public STIAS lecture of 2013. This presents an opportunity to academics, researchers and students at SU and in the Western Cape, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows. On this occasion Prof Ian Hacking, Professeur honoraire, Chaire de philosophie […]

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Seminar: Suicidal behaviour as communication (16 April)

Prof Heidi Hjelmeland, a professor of Health Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim as well as Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway, will present a seminar at the Department of Psychology with the title: What is the meaning? Suicidal behaviour as communication. Prof Hjelmeland has […]

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Political Science Friday Seminar (19 April)

Speaker: Prof Jeremy Seekings, Centre for Social Science Research, UCT Topic: The politics of job destruction in the clothing industry: Capital, labour and state in post-apartheid South Africa Date: 19 April 2013 Time: 12:15 – 13:30 Venue: Room 648, Arts & Social Sciences Building Contact: Derica Lambrechts, 808 2476, derica@sun.ac.za

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Department of Economics: Research seminar (22 April)

Speaker: Prof Estian Calitz (Stellenbosch University) Topic: The accuracy of fiscal projections in South Africa Date: Monday 22 April 2013 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B Contact person: Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za)

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Department of Business Management: Seminar (19 April)

Speakers: Prof C Gerber, Prof S Viviers and Prof P Erasmus (Stellenbosch University) Topic: Postgraduate research training: Are we really succeeding? Date: 19 April 2013 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: R716 Schumann building Contact person: Nadia Mans-Kemp at nadiamans@sun.ac.za

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Seminar: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (11 April)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Heather Brookes, Schools Development Unit, School of Education, University of Cape Town Topic: Tsotsitaal,’ style and performance among urban black male youth in a Johannesburg township Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 […]

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Well-known Egyptologist to speak on dogs in ancient Egypt (4 May)

Well-known Egyptologist Prof Salima Ikram from the American University in Cairo (AUC) will visit the Cape as the guest of Prof Sakkie Cornelius of the Department of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University (SU). This is part of a project to study ancient Egyptian animal mummies in Iziko Museums of South Africa (Cape Town). She will be giving a […]

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Workshop: Barefoot running and training in minimalist shoes (11 April)

Dr Ranel Venter and Mr Kurt Schutte will present a workshop on barefoot running and training in minimalist shoes. The presenters have done in this field over a period of five years. This workshop has a practical focus and will address possible facts and myths on barefoot and minimalist shoe running. Guidelines on a transition programme […]

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Biochemistry Forum: MSc Progress Lecture (11 April)

Student: Christopher van Niekerk Title: ’Investigating aspects of self-production in the context of artificial chemistries’ Supervisor: Prof J-HS Hofmeyr Date: Thursday 11 April 2013 Time: 13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Amanda Swart – 021 808 5864 or acswart@sun.ac.za

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