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.

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and National Youth Green Growth Secretariat (NY2GS) of Kenya partnered with the USIU-Africa Environmental Society (ENSO) club to host university students from Nairobi to usher in the World Environmental Day 2017 themed “Connecting People to Nature” on Sunday June 4 at the auditorium.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will this week host the region’s first Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference from June 15-16 in the auditorium. Based on the theme “Challenges in the Administration of Justice and Emerging Crimes in East Africa”, the conference will bring together academics and practitioners in criminal justice to discuss challenging issues pertaining to the administration of justice and the response to emerging crimes in the region, such as money laundering, organized crime, human trafficking, terrorism and other related mutual assistance issues.

Basketball

The ladies basketball team have had low blows in the ongoing Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League since the beginning of this year, this according to their coach George Mayienga is because they have lost five key players. Sarah Chan (team’s top scorer) left the team because of injuries while Cynthia Irankunda (point guard) is away in Uganda. In addition Georgia Adhiambo joined Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) while Zipporah Adhiambo has been training because of work commitments.

The School of Science and Technology in conjunction with the Intel Student Developer Program and the IT Club of USIU-Africa are set to host an Artificial Intelligence workshop on Saturday, June 10 at the Innovation and Incubation Center.

Expanding the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to implement a ‘10/10’ initiative that supports 10,000 diaspora academics across the world over 10 years to partner with African universities is underway, says the project’s founder Dr Paul Zeleza. This month 35 universities in six African countries were selected to host 46 African-born academics working in North America, bringing to 282 the number of diaspora fellows awarded over four years.

Professor of History and International Relations Macharia Munene has authored a new book of short essays and commentaries titled, “Kenya: A Political Test of Nationhood”. From the Kenyan struggle for independence, to the rise of what he calls the the First and Second Republic, Prof. Munene traverses the dynamic and complex nature of nationhood by offering his perspective on national politics, international relations and diplomacy.