Public Security Project
Public Security Prototype System built on the arduino micro controller with a motion sensor for detection and LED, a siren attached through the breadboard for alerts  and the keypad for configuration. Photo Credit: Marian Muthui

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 the School of Science and Technology in conjunction up with the Mekatilili Program and Foondi Workshops hosted a Design and Internet of Things Workshop at the Innovation and Incubation Center.

USIU-Africa hosted the first ever Annual Scholars’ Bazaar presided over by University Trustee Dr. Kevit Desai and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza on Wednesday, June 14 in the library bookshop. The event also recognized the research efforts of the 103 faculty members and their publications in over 70 international referred journals and books in the academic year 2015-16.

On Thursday, June 15, USIU-Africa signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and the Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) creating a partnership in hospitality management, education, research and other development activities between the three institutions.

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.