The School of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the first Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference from June 15-16, 2017, themed “Challenges in the Administration of Justice and Emerging Crimes in East Africa”. The two day conference was well attended by scholars and practitioners in the local and regional criminal justice system.

The conference aimed at creating a platform for attendees to come up with solutions relating to crime and justice, especially at the time that many countries and faced with problems in responding to crime and especially emerging crime. The keynote speakers were the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Kenya, Mr. Ndegwa Muhoro and the honorable Justice Prof. Joel Mwaura Ngugi Judge of the High Court of Kenya.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza delivered the keynote address at the UNESCO Sub-Regional Workshop  on "Mobilizing higher education and distance learning assets, capabilities and networks to help accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Agenda 2063 literacy targets in sub-Saharan Africa" from June 13-15 at the Nairobi Hilton.

The Chandaria School of Business has introduced to 2 new concentrations in the existing Master of Business Administration program, to replace widely-popular Global Executive Master of Business Administration program.

Congratulations are in order to Mr. Isaiah Cherutich (Lecturer of Journalism), who was sworn-in as a member of the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal on Friday June 16, by Deputy Chief Justice Hon. Philomena Mwilu, at the Supreme Court of Kenya.

The founder of a charity program for orphans in Homabay County has told USIU-Africa students to find local solutions to fund good causes here at home, because foreign sources are certain to eventually dry up. Ms Consolata A. Kunyada, director of the 10-year old, UK donor funded Mango Tree Orphan Support Program, was a guest lecturer in the CFD 6180 Resource Mobilization class taught by Assistant Professor Kodi Barth in the MA in Communications Studies program at the School of Science and Technology.

USIU-Africa hosted Mr. Bob Collymore (Safaricom Chief Executive Officer) to deliver the Keynote Address of the Inaugural Chancellor’s Public Lecture on Wednesday, June 7 in the auditorium. The Lecture gathered industry leaders, policy makers, government, researchers, academia, civil society and students to discuss how to leverage the digital disruption and design their preferred future. 

Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Charlie Obimbo from the University of Guelph, in the Canadian city of Ontario, has returned to USIU-Africa for a second time as a Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship Program Fellow.

The Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) held a graduation ceremony for 18 students on Friday, June 2. The annual ceremony concludes two and a half semesters of training - a journey that this time round began in during the Fall 2016 semester.

The Academic Research Office is hosting the first annual Research Bazaar on Wednesday, June 14 in the library bookshop.

The USIU-Africa Chapter of the Kenya Red Cross Society in conjunction with Blood Link Foundation carried out a blood drive within the campus on Wednesday 7th June 2017. The drive is held every semester to replenish blood banks at local hospitals and emergency care units.