Once again Associate DVC-Academic Affairs Prof. Francis Wambalaba and Assistant Professor of Management Scott Bellows hosted a colloquium featuring a debate on the issues and candidates in the forthcoming United States presidential election slated for Tuesday, November 8.

The Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Center, has organized a symposium for the Living Lab (Expanding Business Opportunities for Youth in the Fish & Poultry Sectors in Kenya) and the Certificate in Management & Innovation for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs projects, at the Library Bookshop from November 1-2, starting 8:30am.

The Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC) held a three-day workshop in the Library and Information Center beginning Tuesday, October 24, which was opened by DVC-Academic Affairs Ambassador Prof. Ruthie Rono, and attended by librarians from selected member libraries.

The Library and Information Center celebrated the International Open Access Week by organizing a breakfast roundtable for faculty and researchers, to discuss how USIU-Africa has embraced the Open Access Initiative. “Open Access” to information is the free, immediate and online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed.

Applications from students are invited for 2016 Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards. The Awards whose theme is “The Future of Food”, will attempt to find innovations that promote sustainability in the future of food, in terms of food production, packaging, information availability or distribution.

The UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) are currently accepting proposals on behalf of the Development Frontiers Research Fund.  The fund is set within the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research that funds world class social science research that addresses the goal of reducing poverty amongst the poorest countries and people globally.

Full-time faculty have been invited to apply funding to conduct research on topics in the areas of their interest for funding by the university. The university research grants are only available to full-time faculty who must fit the selected criteria to be eligible, and have a ceiling of KES 500 000 per grant for all schools apart from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (whose maximum amount is KES 1 million).

On Saturday, 8 October, the men’s and women’s volleyball, soccer and hockey teams participated in the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) 2016 games held at various venues in the city.

Dr. Gabriel Otieno, Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics had his Ph.D. dissertation: “Transmission Dynamics and Optimal Control of Malaria in Kenya” published in the Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society Volume 2016 journal.

Assistant Professor of International Relations Dr. David Mwambari is the recipient of the 2015 Rhys Issac Prize awarded by the University of La Trobe "to a student in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences who has developed a PhD thesis that is judged to be outstanding". His doctoral thesis was first awarded the Nancy Mills Award “for theses of exceptional merit” during his graduation in December 2015.