COMMITTEE OF NIGERIA PRO-CHANCELLORS GETS NEW CHAIRMAN

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors CPC of Nigerian Federal Universities has appointed Emeritus Professor Nimi Dimkpa Briggs the Pro- Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, as the Chairman Committee of Pro-chancellors of Federal Universities. The Secretary General of the CPC, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, said in a statement that the appointment was made in a meeting held at the CPC secretariat on September 20, 2021. Ochefu also said that Prof Nimi Briggs takes over from Professor Munzali Jubril, the serving Pro-Chancellor of Federal University, Lafia who had been the Chairman of…

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FISU talks Healthy Campus at European Commission initiative

As the European Commission recently celebrated the European Week for Regions & Cities from 11-14 October, FISU joined speakers from UEFA, European Parliament and officials from Finland and the Netherlands discussing the topic of “Healthy recovery through active development in our regions,” with an emphasis on creating a global, post-pandemic recovery strategy. Representing FISU at the event as a panel speaker was Director of Healthy Campus and Universities Relations, Fernando Parente, who spoke from the perspective of university sport with an emphasis on how students and campus communities stayed resilient during the COVID-19…

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Championship events key to building strong university sport foundation in Libya

Culled from FISU Website/University Sports News The Libyan Students Sports Federation, in its mandate to develop university sports in the country, has turned its attention to creating and maintaining championships of individual sports to increase student participation and general involvement in sporting activities across its university campuses. The latest in a trend of university championship in the country is the 3X3 basketball tournament organised in commemoration of the International Day of University Sports and a qualification tournament to the African 3×3 basketball championship scheduled in November 2021, hosted in Nairobi,…

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University Sport News: Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala on his memorable 2021 athletics season

 From International University Sports Federation /FISU Athletes Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala’s life and athletics career will never be the same as the 25 year-old soared into another level of sprinting, running personal best times and breaking his own national records and continental records while making a name for himself in the nation’s athletics circuit. The athlete from the University of Nairobi has been impressive in his rise, earning himself a reputation of discipline, strength and self confidence. In a year that has seen the Bungoma born athlete become one of…

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Robot farm: Pioneering facilities are a game-changer for UK atomic research

University of Bristol Press release issued: 20 October 2021 The University of Bristol is leading an initiative to make cutting-edge robotics, drones and testing spaces available for nuclear research with the launch of four ‘Hot Robotics’ facilities in the UK. The aim of the game-changing National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics (NNUF-HR) is to make robotics and facilities readily available to researchers from both academia and industry, to facilitate ground-breaking, impactful nuclear research. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the four NNUF-HR sites are managed by the individual…

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Five universities in the eastern Seoul area gather to share innovation ideas

– A colloquium was held to discuss how to improve the educational environment through digital innovation Source: Communications Team /University of South Korea News  On Friday February 19, 2021, five universities located in the eastern Seoul area—Kyunghee University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Hanyang University—signed an innovation sharing and exchange agreement, whose purpose is to improve the quality of contact-free education in the ‘new normal’ we are living through by sharing their innovative digital education content and technologies with one another. The event was held in…

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IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

University of Maryland, College Park News Release CONTACTS: Sara Gavin , 301-405-0603 sgavin@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md.—IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices born out of research at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Duke University, becomes the newest member of the Quantum Startup Foundry at UMD. This collaboration builds upon a strong partnership and a shared commitment between IonQ and UMD to accelerate cutting-edge quantum technologies and develop a thriving quantum ecosystem in the region. The announcement coincides with the news that IonQ has received the 2021 Innovation Award from the Association…

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U of Pittsburgh Alum Fodun Ologunde — From summa cum laude to Apple Inc. software engineer

University of Pittsburg News Though her journey began in Nigeria, it has taken her across the United States and eventually landed her at the University’s Pittsburgh campus to study computer engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering. While here, she discovered her purpose, followed her passion and cemented her place as a scholar and leader. Ologunde’s next stop is Austin, Texas, where she’s begun work as a software engineer for Apple Inc. “ I’m incredibly excited to embark on this journey and can’t wait to explore more of my strengths in…

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Historic Coronation of Mr. & Miss DSU 2021

Delaware State University Campus News In a historic Coronation Ceremony, Delaware State University crowned Jason Smith and Jewel Phillips as its 2021-2022 Mr. and Miss DSU. The Oct 16 ceremony was a historic Del State Coronation as Ms. Phillips became the first-ever Campus Queen to be the daughter of a former Miss DSU. Her mother Kimberly D. Deal, Esq., was the 1986-1987 Miss Delaware State College – a distinction that also made the 2021 Coronation the first time a mother placed the Del State queen’s crown on her daughter’s head. https://www.flickr.com/photos/48216028@N03/albums/72157720031259044/show The…

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Universities yet to grasp ‘enormity’ of slavery redress, says v-c

Admitting profits is a strong start, experts say, but academia has much more central culpability yet to remedy Culled from Times Higher Education/Paul Basken Western universities deserve credit for admitting their historical profits from slavery, according to expert assessments, but have much more work to do on the academic and reparations sides of the ledger. Major blind spots for higher education, after years of emotional public admissions about past ties to slave labour and profits, include the extensive but little-explored history of medical school experimentation on captives, experts told Times Higher Education’s World…

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