The university cafeteria amended its new dinner times this semester to further accommodate academic schedules for its mainly student clientele. Patrons can expend to enjoy lunch service up until 4.30pm during weekdays, with dinner being served an hour earlier at 6pm. The new change comes hot on the heels of the introduction of new African cuisine that will be served on a rotational basis every Thursday as part of the lunch offering.
The annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) competition will be held from October 6-7, 2016 at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation Office in Nairobi.

A research paper by Dr. Kioko Ireri, an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been published in the current issue of Journalism Practice – a leading journal in journalism field. The paper, “A National Survey On The Professional Role Conceptions Of Journalists In Kenya” investigates the professional role conceptions that Kenyan journalists perceive to be the most important in their work.

USIU-Africa has partnered with the African Process and Performance Institute (APPI) to offer a USIU-AFRICA / APPI Certified Process & Performance Professional (CPPP) program beginning October 24, 2016.

(FIAPE), during a plenary conference in Salamanca, Spain. FIAPE is the largest worldwide umbrella institution representing 14, 000 teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language across 19 countries and regions scattered across four continents.

The ICT division ran a series of events from 20-22 September, aimed at educating members of the university community on services offered by the division. Students, staff and faculty interacted with the IT team, had their questions answered, issues addressed and also offered feedback. Freshmen benefited from on-site training on our online learning platform – Blackboard.

The ICT Division has organized the Tech Week scheduled to run from Tuesday, September 20 to Thursday September 22 outside the Student Affairs Council (SAC) offices.

The University Legal Counsel/Company Secretary, Ms. Helen Ambasa, has been appointed by the Board of the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to its Training Committee with effect from 29th July, 2016.

1325 graduands from 17 programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels participated in the 38th Commencement ceremony held on Saturday, August 20 in the graduation yard.

In August 2016, Palgrave Macmillan published the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza’s The Transformation of Global Higher Education, 1945-2015, as part of their African Histories and Modernities book series. The new book is a comprehensive overview of the development of higher education across different world regions from the end of the Second World War, right up to the present.

In the book, Prof. Zeleza identifies the main trends in the transformation of global higher education, their various manifestations, and what impact they have had in the diverse education systems and institutions, throughout the world.

The African Histories and Modernities book series by Palgrave Macmillan, is a collection of African scholarly contributions that seek to ‘…affect the way we think about African and global histories.”

Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza who is a Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, is an accomplished and much-feted academic. Over the course of his career which has spanned almost four
decades, he has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, reviews, short stories and online essays, and authored or edited 27 books.

Several of his books have won international awards including Africa’s most prestigious book prize, the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, for his books - A Modern Economic History of Africa (1993) and
Manufacturing African Studies and Crises (1997). His most recent books include In Search of African Diasporas: Testimonies and Encounters (2012) and Africa’s Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora
Transformations (2014). 

The book is available online from Palgrave Macmillan  through this link: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137578570