Economist and Assistant Professor of International Relations Dr. Elijah Munyi was featured on local television station KTN’s show Bottomline East Africa, on Friday, June 24. He was invited together with other panelists, to discuss the United Kingdom referendum vote on membership of the European Union (EU) popularly dubbed “Brexit”.

Dr. Munyi expounded on the packaging of the “Brexit” issues, explaining that the EU policies affecting the immigration crisis, had an outsized influence on the decision by a majority of UK citizens to leave the European Union.
Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Joseph Ngugi’s Management of Technological Innovation class hosted Mr. Peter Ndiang'ui (Country Manager, OLX Kenya) to discuss ingredients of a successful innovation venture. Mr. Ndiang’ui described how routine technology simplifies jobs by using machines for complex tasks. He also expounded on other pillars of a successful venture such as how OLX created standards and regulations that facilitate change, as well as a business model that is cost-effective.

OLX is a global online classifieds platform that offers goods for sale such as cars, furniture, electronics, jobs and services listings that is primarily available as a mobile application.
The Board of Trustees has appointed Ms Katherine Marie Perry to serve on the University Council with effect from 1 July 2016. Ms. Perry is currently the Coordinator for the Kenya program of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a position she has held for the past 5 years.

As PEPFAR Country Coordinator, Ms. Perry is responsible for coordinating the U.S. government agencies’ overall budget of $500 plus million with planning, overall management, budgeting and reporting processes for the U.S. government HIV country program.

Prior to taking up the position in Kenya as the PEPFAR Coordinator, Ms. Perry worked in Nigeria as the Country Representative for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for four and a half years. She was also instrumental in renovating a state-of-the art bio-safety level II laboratory in Nigeria; the first of its kind in the country. Ms. Perry also spearheaded a PhD program in Medicinal Chemistry in collaboration with the University of Ibadan and a pharmaceutical company.

Based on her skills and expertise, Ms. Perry will serve on both the Council’s Academic Committee and the Finance/Budget & Development Committee.
Ms. VictoriLocal news anchor Victoria Rubadiria Rubadiri, a local television anchor and host of magazine show – Victoria’s Lounge - will host a VCT talk show dubbed “ Y Be S/He”, that will feature a panel discussion on stereotypes and myths related to voluntary counseling testing and evaluation.
The two-hour show, which will also include an appearance by award-winning recording artiste Avril, will begin at 12.30pm in the auditorium on Thursday, June 30.
The Counseling services department has organized the annual Mr & Miss Life this Thursday, June 30 at the auditorium, beginning at 6pm. The event will see two pageant winners selected from the thirteen finalists.
They will primarily be expected to spearhead behavior change campaigns through peer engagement activities such as focus group discussions, training of peer educators and topical issue awareness throughout the course of their one-year term.
VCT testing sites on campus during a past VCT Week campaign.Screening for HIV/AIDS, cervical and breast cancer will be taking place this coming week beginning Monday, June 27 to Friday July 1, at designated tents throughout campus. Working with the university Health Services team, university community members will also benefit from a physical exam, testing of blood pressure, sugar levels, height and weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) and an eye test.
The Counseling Services department has also partnered with Family Health Options Kenya to provide additional post-screening support through their network of clinics.

David Mwambari 09112015 01Dr. David Mwambari (Assistant Professor of International Relations) attended a research workshop entitled “Researching the state of peace and security in Africa: Identifying priority Areas, Methodological Issues and Impact Factors.” The workshop was held on 9-10 June 2016 at the King’s College London's African Leadership Centre, and brought together senior academicians, mid-level scholars, junior faculty and doctoral students from over a dozen countries in North, East, Central, South and West Africa.

As an outcome of the workshop, participants including Dr. Mwambari, will start a five-year research project that will directly lead to publications and policy briefs.

Enid Otieno - University CouncilThe Board of Trustees has appointed Mrs. Enid Achieng Otieno to serve on the University Council. 
Mrs. Otieno who is the Head of Internal Audit at ICEA Lion Assurance Company, is expected to bring her wealth of experience spanning almost two decades to the Council's Academic Affairs and Audit Committees.
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Ms. Ciiru Waithaka, a member of the current cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10000 Women program was recognized By U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, June 14, during remarks at “The United State of Women Dinner,” as part of the White House United State of Women Summit, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.

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The second edition of the USIU-Africa Annual Fun Run will be held on Saturday 9 July from 7:30 am starting at the athletics track. The event is part of several fundraising initiatives of the Fundraising and External Relations Office, aimed at contributing to the financial aid fund within the university.