This year, the Academic Research Office will for the first time hold a student research fair. The fair which is a joint project of the Academic Research Office and the Student Affairs Council, will bring together student researchers, to showcase their findings from July 12-13 at the Innovation & Incubation Center.

The university has advertised is looking for qualified candidates to fill positions in the Hospitality, Maintenance, Procurement, Security and Internal Audit departments.

As part of the preparations for the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Reaccreditation Visit scheduled to take place in Fall 2018, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza has urged staff, faculty and students to take part in the institutional self-assessment survey saying that it will help capture the ‘voices’ of all members in the institutional report.

USIU-Africa’s Crime and Violence Prevention Training (CVPT) project in the International Relations program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has received US$ 258,885 from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, also known as the World Bank.

Hockey

The ladies hockey team have been on a winning streak after the beat Vikings 1-0 and Sliders 2-1 in the ongoing Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Women’s Premier League last weekend at City Park in Nairobi, However, the men’s hockey team lost to Butali Warriors 0-3 during a men’s premier league match on the same weekend.

USIU-Africa students have been invited to participate in a campaign dubbed ‘My Little Big Thing’, targeting university & polytechnic students across Kenya aimed at promoting innovation and enterprise around 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of 17 global goals with 169 indicators contributing to the 2030 global development agenda – which aims to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice & inequality.

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Chief Manager - Marketing & Communications Ms. Jane Muriithi-Thomas, receives the African Excellence Award in Science and Education from a member of the jury panel Mr. Kevin Welman during the first African edition of the awards ceremony held on 21 April 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

For the second year in a row, USIU-Africa has won the premier African public relations and communications award - the
African Excellence Awards. USIU-Africa's "Our Land Our Future" campaign to manage the university's reputation and educate stakeholders on land grabbing issues, was named the top Crisis Communication campaign in the entire continent. Last year, the university's "Experience USIU-Africa" campaign won in the Science and Education category  during the inaugural African Excellence Awards held in South Africa in April 2016.

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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
Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono.  Photo: Diana Meso

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.