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Central Bank Governor gives lecture at UON

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The School of Business in collaboration with the School of Economics recently held a public lecture with Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya as the guest speaker. The lecture was targeting the School of Business PhD class.

The guest speaker made a presentation on ‘Linking entrepreneurial innovation, increasing productivity and greater competitiveness with economic growth.’

From an interesting point to view, Prof. Ndung’u drew a relationship between different technological innovations in Kenya and the kind of impacts they are having on the country’s economic growth. He talked about how innovations create a market that is competitive as it leads to changes in policy terrain and rent capture.

UON’s new Google Ambassadors

Team Awesome: (From Left) Paul Nyaga, Sylvia Karanja and Muuo Isaac.

 

University of Nairobi (UoN) now has new Google Ambassadors. The team comprises 2nd year Bachelor of Law student Muuo Isaac, who is the lead Ambassador and 3rd year Computer Science students Paul Nyaga and Sylvia Karanja.

Known as ‘Team Awesome,’ the young Ambassadors are working towards hosting different fun filled events to introduce the University to new Google tools, technologies and create awareness about Google opportunities for university staff and students.

Book on Kenya-Korean relations launched

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(From Left) Prof. E.H.N. Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Ambassador, Republic of Korea, H.E. Chan-Woo K and Dr. Jennifer Muchiri, one of the book editors untie a ribbon to signify the launch of book The Essay as a Handshake.

The University of Nairobi and the Academy of Korean Studies have launched a book titled The Essay as a Handshake: Impressions on the Kenyan-Korean Interface.

The book is a result of the Kenya-Korea Essay Competition that was held last year through the Bridging the Divide: Networking African and Korean Researchers’ Project. The competition attracted the participation of over 80 UoN students who submitted essays, 11 of which were selected for publishing.

UoN hosts AFRA regional workshop

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Sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through the African Regional Cooperative Agreement (AFRA) for Research, Development and Training, the ‘Train-the-Trainers for Radiation Protection Officers Workshop’ was recently held at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology.

The workshop which attracted the participation of 15 African countries and the United Kingdom was officially opened by Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, University of Nairobi.

School of Business Management 3rd AIBUMA Conference Live Stream

The AIBUMA conference aims at providing a forum for disciplinary and interdisciplinary communications, where researchers (in Social and Natural Sciences, as well as in Engineering), intellectuals, policy/decision makers and Consultants would share the results of their research, studies and thoughts, with regards to societies and private/public organizations.

This is an annual event that began in 2010 and is organized and hosted by the School of Business, University of Nairobi.

Today, the conference is aired live on NTV as well as on the aibuma website.

Visit  the Conference Website:  http://www.aibuma.org/about.htm

New University College Council inaugurated

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The newly inaugurated council.

The Embu University College (EUC) council was inaugurated after its upgrading from Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) by President Mwai Kibaki, a government legal notice last year. The college becomes the third constituent college of the University of Nairobi – others being the South East University College (SEUCO) and the Kenya Polytechnic University College.  EUC will admit its first batch of 350 students this academic year to pursue courses in science and agriculture.

Previously known as Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College, the Embu University College is a new addition to UoN. It is one of the nine new university constituent colleges upgraded in a legal order by the government.

CASELAP holds fourth annual lecture on climate change

The guest speaker, Prof. Randall S. Abate, a scholar from Florida A&M University.

 

Climate change poses grave development challenges to Kenya, Africa and the whole world. It is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe.

To this end,  the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) and the School of Law recently held a public lecture on climate change titled “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies.” The lecture is part of the annual lecture series organized by CASELAP which began three years ago, as part of an intellectual focus on environmental matters.

The distinguished speaker, Prof. Randall S. Abate, a scholar from Florida A&M University, spoke on the vast effects of climate change, how indigenous people are affected and the laws and initiatives put in place to protect this group of people.

UoN Professor stars in an election movie

Prof. Paul Mbatia of the Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi and Prof. Wesley Shrum, a Sociologist at Louisiana State University, have produced a documentary movie dubbed Brother Time. The movie is a Kenyan tale of violence and humanity.

Brother Time is a tale of two Rift Valley neighbours, whose friendship turn to conflict as ethnic passions threaten to engulf them. The film is narrated by Kenyans who witnessed ‘the clashes.’ It is a peace building documentary film made for the 2013 general election.

SONU Secretariat sworn in

The Speaker, Student Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) Mr. Philbert  K’ongola  and the Clerk Cypriano Singi among other officials of the SONU Secretariat were sworn in by the Chief Legal Officer Ms Rebecca Ngondo in a ceremony witnessed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Prof. Isaac Mbeche and SONU executive officials.