The long-awaited launch of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will take place 8.30am this Thursday, March 23 at a ceremony to be held in the Freida Brown Student Center’s third floor restaurant area.

The USIU-Africa community held a memorial at the Library Bookshop on Friday March 10, to celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas Sheridan Gale (Professor Emeritus of International Relations) who served as a faculty member for 26 years.

Libraries the world over are grappling with the growth of online resources that have now eclipsed traditional volumes of thick tomes that with which university libraries were synonymous. Though the USIU-Africa Library and Information Center has about 10000 square meters of floor space spread on three floors and a basement, its users have gravitated towards using the widely accessible electronic resources in which the university has been steadily investing.

Last Saturday, March 11, the men’s rugby team thoroughly thrashed South Coast Pirates 27-0 in the ongoing Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Championship League match in Mombasa last week. The men’s rugby team will seek to cement their dominance when two teams meet again here on campus on Saturday, March 18.

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Dr. Haron Mwangi (Chief Executive, Media Council CEO) delivers keynote remarks during the Media Roundtable held on Wednesday, March 1 at the Intercontinental Nairobi.

On Wednesday, March 1, USIU-Africa hosted members of the fourth estate at a media roundtable at the Intercontinental Nairobi. The gathering met to discuss the issues surrounding media coverage of the higher education subsector.

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Director of University Advancement Mr. James Ogolla (center right) hands over a gift pack to Director General of Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Mr. Francis W. Wangusi (center left)   following a courtesy call on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. He was accompanied by Mr. René Denis, Audiovisual Attaché for Eastern Africa, French Embassy in Nairobi (second left). Looking on are from left: Acting Director of Consumer and Public Affairs - CAK Mr. Christopher Wambua, (left), Multimedia Services Director- CAK Eng. Leo K. Boruett (second right), and Corporate Planning Manager -CAK Ms. Emma Anne Otieno (right). The discussion between USIU-Africa, the French Embassy in Nairobi and CAK focused on potential partnership opportunities and CAK support for the proposed Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing programs. 

Members of the USIU-Africa community have come together to organize a food drive in response to the biting famine currently ravaging large parts of the East African region, and affecting an estimated 11 million people.

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Scenes from Culture Week 2016

USIU-Africa’s annual celebration of culture is taking place this coming week beginning Tuesday, March 14. Every year, students organize a three day bonanza to celebrate the melting pot of cultures that is USIU-Africa.

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Prof. Agnes Binagwaho and Dr. Pierre Paul paid a courtesy call on Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza before a meeting with University Advancement and School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences officials.
From left: Mr. James Ogolla (Director of Advancement), Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Agnes Binagwaho, Mr. Eannes Ongus (Principal Fundraising Officer) and Dr.  Pierre Paul

On March 2, 2017, Prof. Agnes Binagwaho (Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery; Former Minister of Health of Rwanda; Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School) and Dr.  Pierre Paul (Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery; Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health) paid a courtesy call on Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza and met with officials of the Division of Advancement and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to explore areas of collaboration.

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Linet Aguko (Admissions office) explains to visitors at the USIU-Africa stand during the CUE exhibition at CUEA.
Our admission team represented the university at the Commission of University Education (CUE) exhibition at the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) from February 27 - March 3. The weeklong exhibition which was attended by over 40 universities accredited by CUE from all over the country gave a chance to all universities to showcase their recent research outcomes and innovations.