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KeFA Grant Proposal Writing Course August 1-12, 2011

Sponsored by A Kenya Free of AIDS Project (KeFA), University of Nairobi's Centre for HIV Prevention and Research, University of Washington (USA), National Institutes of Health (USA)

Inaugural National Swimming Instructors and Lifesavers Course, 8th to 12 august 2011 at Main Campus, UoN

The inaugural national swimming instructors and lifesavers course shall be held at the University of Nairobi, main campus from 8th to 12 august 2011.

IBM Partners with KENET/UON to Launch Corporate Services

The IBM Corporate Service Core (IBM CSC) which was launched on 4th July 2011 at the new KENET training room at the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library University of Nairobi, gave their first Interim report on 20 July, 2011.

The launch event was attended by representatives from various KENET member institutions who inluded Vice Chancellors, Principals and Heads of ICT. The guest of Honor was Prof. Crispin Kiamba who is the Parmanent Secretary in the ministry of Higher Education, Science.

UoN Vice-Chancellor appointed head of AAU

June 2,2011: The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. George A.O Magoha was elected the President of the Association of African Universities (AAU), during the General Conference  of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Principals  (COREVIP) held at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Prof  Magoha first joined the Executive Board of AAU in February, 2005 immediately after his appointment as Vice-Chancellor  of the University of Nairobi, at the  general conference of the AAU held in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2009, Professor  Magoha was elected the first Vice President of the AAU to represent the larger  Eastern Africa region, during  the General Conference  held in Abuja, Nigeria. 

SCI hosts a Successful Regional Workshop on WSNs

The School of Computing and Informatics played host to a very successful Workshop on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Weather Monitoring in East Africa (the first one of its kind in the Region).  The Workshop attracted participants from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya. The participants were composed of researchers, professionals and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) from both computer science and meteorology.  The 3-day (July 6-8) workshop was aimed at equipping the participants with practical skills on how to use wireless sensor networks to forecast/monitor weather.

Student innovations in science exhibitions

The Department of Architecture and Building Science participated in the annual National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) exhibition, held recently at KICC. The theme of the exhibition was “Universities as centers of innovation”. On display were three different projects by students and seminar presentations by staff.  Among the projects were “meals on wheels”, a project by Chispine Makana, whose aim was to provide street-food vendors with a portable, affordable alternative to handcarts. The second project was by Nicholas Tallam on Turbo Hydraulic.

 

The exhibition was organized by the NCST and officially opened by the minister for Higher Education, Science and Technlogy, Prof. Hellen Sambili who toured UoN stands among others. 

Seeding Labs Donation To Department Of Chemistry

Seeding Labs which is based in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America is a non-profit Organization that provides affordable research equipment and training assistance to scientists in developing countries since 2003. This is to help build capacity for teaching and research in the sciences.

It recently donated an assortment of glassware ( glass bottles, filter flasks, conical flasks, volumetric flasks, round bottomed flasks, separating funnels, beakers, test tubes, droppers, , pipettes) and other pieces of equipment

Donation From Seeding Labs – USA To The School Of Biological Sciences, University Of Nairobi

SBS has receive equipment worth Kshs. 3,500,000/= from Seeding Labs, a consortium of American Institutions which helps to collect laboratory equipment and supply them to the developing world.  The equipments that SBS has received will go a long way in bringing about collaboration between Kenyan’s (members of the School) and their American counterparts.

According to the MOU between Seeding Labs and School of Biological Sciences, each academic staff member is expected to examine the equipments in their area and then write a proposal in collaboration with an American Researcher.  The Seeding Labs will facilitate linkage between the two researchers.

The equipments received will boost molecular biology and technology research in our country.

1st International Scientific Conference Concludes Successfully

Left: CHS Principal Prof Isaac O. Kibwage addresses conference participants
 
The College of Health Sciences successfully organized and hosted its 1st International Scientific Conference from 15th-17th June 2011 whose theme was: “Towards Optimum Health Care”.   
 
The biannual event brought together seasoned and upcoming scientists; and diverse health care practitioners from different nationalities who participated in activities such as oral and poster presentations of their original research work, plenary talks, and symposia.
 

New Appointment

Mr Narry P. Onaya-Odeck, the Registrar Administration has retired from the service of the University. The Vice Chancellor has appointed Mrs. Elizabeth G. Ongwae to act as Registrar Administration with effect from May 27, 2011. Prior to the appointment, Mrs. Ongwae was Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section. (See Photo of Mrs. Ongwae)

The Vice chancellor has, with effect from the same date, also appointed Miss. Rosemary A. Ngesa to act as Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section.

 We wish Mr. Onaya-Odeck a long and happy retirement