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Mr.Yuvenalis Nyachio (Pupil, Division of Legal Services) , Mr. James Ogolla (University Advancement Director), Mr. Moses Kurgat (Immediate former Chairperson – Industrial Property Tribunal), Ms. Helen Ambasa (Legal Services Director/Company Secretary) ,  Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice Chancellor),  Mr. Sylvance Sange (Managing Director – Kenya Industrial Property Institute), Ms. Yvonne Mwendi (Legal Counsel), Mr. Edward Sigei (Ag. Director of Kenya Copyright Board), Ms. Joyflo Wanjiru (Pupil, Division of Legal Services) and Mr. Jared Raburu (Administration Director).

The University’s Legal Division organized a highly successful legal awareness workshop under the theme of “Know Your Rights” on May 9-10, to demystify legal issues such as Intellectual Property Rights; Land and Related Transactions; the Bribery Act; Cyber security law; Traffic Laws; and Sexual Harassment as well as enable an understanding of the University’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy by the staff, faculty and students. 

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Participants at the just concluded Kenya Chemical Society pose for a group photo with DVC- Academic and Student Affairs
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The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in collaboration with the Kenya Chemical Society (KCS) held the 9th International KCS conference from May 9-12 in the auditorium. KCS - a non-political scientific and professional society for chemists, technologists, technicians and allied professionals from diverse backgrounds in academia and industry  - invited chemical scientists and stakeholders from academia, government and global organizations to discuss ‘The Role of Chemistry in Inventing a Sustainable Future’

Four alumni were among the 40 winners at the 6th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) ceremony organized by the Media Council of Kenya, on Wednesday, May 3 in Nairobi.

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USIU-Africa will once again welcome Dr. Richard Munang (United Nations Environment Program Regional Climate Change Coordinator), to speak on climate change and “innovative volunteerism” in the auditorium on Thursday, May 18.

USIU-Africa Film Club’s film “The Package” won the Best Cinematography of the Year award in the professional category, in the MachakosFest International Film Festival in November last year. 

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Ms. Paula Musuva (Lecturer of Forensic Information Technology) explains a point during a session of the week-long ISACA Bootcamp hosted by the School of Science and Technology on Wednesday, April 26. Ms. Musuva sits on the ISACA Kenya Board as Academic Relations Director. 

USIU-Africa partnered with ISACA Kenya to host a week-long inter-varsity boot camp from Monday April 24 to Friday April 28,  that was attended by 32 students from Daystar University, Strathmore University, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), University of Nairobi and USIU-Africa.

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Ms. Pilar Garcia, an Editor with Spanish publisher Grupo SM, leads participants through course material, during an Association of Teachers of Spanish – Kenya training workshop hosted in the library on Friday, April 21. Photo: Diana Meso

The Association of Teachers of Spanish-Kenya (ATS-K) and USIU-Africa held the fourth Spanish Teachers Capacity Building Workshop from April 20- 22 in the Library Conference room. The three-day workshop provided a platform for the more than 30 Spanish teachers from schools and universities all over Kenya, to expand their knowledge in Spanish and interact with their peers.

USIU-Africa hosted a two-day conference for African users of a visual programming tool called Scratch from 28-29 April at the Innovation and Incubation Center. The tool which was developed by the MIT Media Lab, helps scholars and educators ease into the advanced world of computer programming, and is integrated into several learning approaches such as student-centered discovery as the key in the learning process.

What if you learned that you could eliminate a time intensive workplace process that causes harm to your business?  What if you also discovered that despite the process' harm, nearly all professional companies in Kenya with more than ten permanent employees utilize it?  So, ditching the common procedure could unlock a distinct competitive advantage for your firm.  Such a scenario represents a plausible easy decision for you as the manager of your entity.

USIU-Africa was represented by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza and Associate Dean Dr. Amos Njuguna at the 2017 State of Education in Africa (SOE) Conference held at the Crown Plaza Nairobi, from 3-4 May 2017. The event which was organized by The Africa-America Institute (AAI), focused on exploring innovations, exposing challenges and; expressing the necessary practices and intended approaches to address the needs of the future of education in Africa.