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Scientific talk by Prof. Arnold Caplan, the ‘Father of Stem Cells’ at KAVI-ICR

Date: March 17, 2017
Venue: KAVI-ICR Boardroom
Time: 2.00 pm
Topic: Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Clinical Use
 
About Prof. Arnold Caplan
 
Also known as the ‘Father of Stem Cells’, Arnold Caplan is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Skeletal Research Center at Case Western Reserve University.  He has won various awards which include the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as part of their 1990 Kappa Delta Awards Program, the 1999 Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research given by the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Genzyme Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Cartilage Repair Society in 2007, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and is an Inaugural Member of the “Pioneers of Innovation” chosen by the Advocacy Committee of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2014.
Prof. Caplan has over 400 published papers and manuscripts and is recognized for his efforts in trying to understand the development, maturation and aging and regeneration of cartilage, bone, skin and other mesenchymal tissues.
 

Call for Papers: 6th Annual Conference UNIVERSITIES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Wednesday 19th July 2017
University of Nairobi, School of Business 
University Way, Nairobi City (CBD), Kenya
 
Theme: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa
Entrepreneurship and enterprise development holds a huge potential for unlocking economic potential of African countries, reducing the income disparities and repositioning the continent strategically in the global economic, social and political spheres. Despite having a large pool of untapped natural resources and human capital, several African countries decry weak economies, poor governance and widespread poverty and human suffering. Nonetheless, universities have the chance to provide the impetus for changing the status quo through knowledge creation, dissemination and technology transfer.
 
Borrowing from experiences of developed countries as well as middle income countries, entrepreneurship triggers mobilization and redirecting of resources to opportunities with greater economic returns. Hence, university and industry linkages in diverse ways support enterprise development, participation of poor people in the economic process and creation of employment opportunities in Africa. Furthermore, the interaction of African universities with foreign universities promotes technology transfer to African enterprise and increases the chances of international market access through cultural awareness.
 

University of Nairobi to host the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition

The University of Nairobi in partnership with a consortium of Universities, Research and Development Organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and in conjunction with the World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) is organizing the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition. The congress which is scheduled for 28th to 31st March, 2017 will be held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

The Congress, whose theme is Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa”,seeks to contribute to the global agenda of reducing postharvest food loss and waste.  It seeks to define actionable solutions to reverse the current trend where an estimated 30 per cent or 1.3 billion metric tons of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted along various supply chains. These losses resultin at least 15% lost income for over 470 million actors across the agriculture value chain. The Congress will provide an opportunity to respond to the calls for action outlinedin United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Malabo Declaration (2014) which have set a target of halving postharvest losses by 2030 and 2025 respectively.

This great convening will bring together over 500 delegates in the postharvest arenaincluding world renowned speakers, innovators and exhibitors. The delegates are drawn from diverse sectors including researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, farmers/farmer organizations, development agencies, civil society and policy makers from all over the world. The Congress will provide a platform for the delegates to learn, share information and build strategic partnerships with the overall objective of identifying effective interventions to reduce food loss waste on the continent.Some of the high level speakers invited to share their thoughts at the congress include Kenya’s Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto;Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa Region Managing Director, MamadouBiteye;African Development Bank’s President, AdesinaAdeyemi; AGRA’s president, Agnes Kalibataamong others.

Notice To All December 2, 2016 Graduates: Collection of Certificates

NOTICE TO ALL DECEMBER 2, 2016 GRADUATES
 
All Graduates of the 56th Congregation for the conferment of degrees and award of diplomas held on December 2, 2016 are requested to collect their certificates at the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus in the following order:
 
1.       MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017
 
          BACHELORS DEGREES ONLY
 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Economics
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS)
  • Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS)
 
2.       MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
 
          BACHELORS DEGREES ONLY
 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • School of Business
 
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Dental Sciences
  • School of Nursing Sciences
 

Commencement Dates – 2017/2018 Academic Year

1.COMMENCEMENT DATES – 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
 
The University of Nairobi wishes to inform the following groups of students (Module I and Module II Intergrated) that the commencement dates for the 2017/2018 academic year are as follows:
 
  1. MONDAY, 9TH JANUARY, 2017
  • First year students (freshers) in the School of Education and College of Humanities & Social Sciences (C.H.S.S.).
  1.  MONDAY, 16TH JANUARY, 2017
  • Fourth year students (K.C.S.E. 2012) in C.A.V.S., C.A.E., C.B.P.S., School of Education, B.Sc. (Biochemistry) and B.Sc. (Medical Lab. Tech.).
  • Second years (K.C.S.E. 2014) in C.H.S.S.
  • Second year and third year students in the School of Education to commence their second semester.
 
  1. MONDAY, 27TH MARCH, 2017
  • Fourth year students in College of Health Sciences (except B.Sc. Biochem & Medical Lab. Tech.)
 

Call for Papers: The Triple Helix Summit

The 15th International conference of the Triple Helix Association (THA) will be held on 20th – 22nd February, 2017 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of this THA international conference is “Accelerating the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through ICT and Data”. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sustainabledevelopmentgoals

Presenters are encouraged to submit brief papers on ground breaking innovations, research and best practices in Health, Education, Environment and ICT & Data that can turn around the pace of attaining the SDGs. All papers and innovation and best practice cases will be double blind peer reviewed. Authors of accepted papers and cases will be invited to present their work at the Summit and papers and cases will be included in the programme subject to successful registration of the participating authors. Accepted papers and cases will be published in the conference proceedings that will be made available on the www.triplehelixsummit.org.

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Varsity management inspects construction of Kisumu Campus

Members of the University of Nairobi’s Council on November 12, 2016, were at the Kisumu Campus on an inspection mission of the progress of the construction of the Complex.

The construction works of the library, computer lab and the lecture theatres is on course. While giving the progress report, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, assured the members of council that the Kisumu Campus Complex will be ready for inspection in two weeks time. In his remarks, Prof. Mbithi lauded the all those who have participated in making sure that the construction of complex progress is realized as per the Commission for University Education (CUE) requirements. Further, he gave a vivid explanation of the upcoming complex and the intentions to expand the Campus.

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Nairobi Innovation Week 2017: Call for papers and posters

 

The innovation week brings together partners from government, private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for show-casing and encouraging innovation over and above networking and sharing knowledge.

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (may have been submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.

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Hult Prize at University of Nairobi

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which
brings together the brightest college and university students from around
the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative
is the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for social good and one of
the planet’s leading forces for good.

Participants compete in local events organized on campuses around the world
or apply online to partake in the regional finals which are held in five
international cities around the world, including: Boston, San Francisco,
London, Dubai, Shanghai and on-line.

Winning start-ups from each city move onto the Hult Prize Accelerator for the summer before attending the President Bill Clinton hosted global finals, which take place each
September at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

 

56th Graduation Ceremony- Friday, December 2, 2016

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all those students from the above two Colleges who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2015/2016) and members of the public, that the 56th Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 commencing at 7.30 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.  The following is pertinent information: