A preparatory simulation exercise for the 4th Africa Model United Nations Conference will be held on this Saturday, February 25 between 10am and 4pm at the auditorium. The exercise is intended to provide local delegates with an opportunity to be trained on rules of procedures and the code of conduct of the United Nations.

The Division of Information Communications and Technology (ICT) has introduced a password management mobile application, to make it easier for USIU-Africa network users to reset passwords and unlock accounts conveniently.

The sixth Seminar on Postmodernism and Post-colonialism in Philosophy, Film and Literature hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences will be held from March 3-9 on campus.

Loyola Marymount University and the University of Koblenz-Landau have signed agreements with the university to formalize their partnership in student and academic affairs. The Memorandum of Understanding between USIU-Africa and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was formally signed on Monday, January 23, during a week-long visit by USIU-Africa officials to the LMU’s Los Angeles campus led by Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic and Student Affairs Ambassador Prof. Ruthie Rono.

The agreement will establish a framework to support envisaged joint activities such as student exchanges and faculty collaborations in the areas of teaching and curriculum development, internships and community service, research and consultancy services.

Professor Ruthie Rono pointed out that this partnership is in line with the institution’s goal of providing education with a global perspective. “We are keen on exposing the students internationally and we have entered into this cross-border collaborative agreement with the aim of sharing resources and expertise as well as providing opportunities for faculty and student exchange, she added.

The memorandum of understanding between the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany and USIU-Africa is expected to foster cooperation in teaching, research and promotion of joint professional development and research activities, as well as faculty and students exchange programs.

Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) League


Intense competition was witnessed last weekend when our men’s basketball team thrashed Kenyatta University’s Ruiru Campus and Daystar University 61-42 and 42-26 respectively, while their female counterparts walked over Mount Kenya University with a 20-0 win. The men however, lost to their subsequent match against Kenyatta University 38-25.

In 2005, LEGO, the Danish toy maker, took the technology community by surprise when they cheered the hacking of its 3D modelling platform called LEGO Factory. Executives initially fancied the idea of legal action as an archetypal corporate reaction especially since the company still struggled to recuperate from near bankruptcy.

Professor Munyae Mulinge (Professor of Sociology) takes a class of graduate and doctoral students through the steps of proposal and dissertation writing on Friday, February 17.

The USIU-Africa Language Support Unit hosted for this year’s first Writing Clinic on Friday, February 17 from 10 am in the Chandaria School of Business. The clinic was organized around two simultaneous sessions for undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Dr. David Mwambari (Assistant Professor of International Relations) delivers brief remarks during the Consultative Meeting on Identity, Violence and Social Cohesion in Kenya at the InterContinental Nairobi on Monday, February 13. Looking on are (from third left): Dr. Pierre Sane (USIU-Africa University Council member), Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee (UN Resident Coordinator) and Prof. Peter Kagwanja (African Policy Information Center, University of Nairobi).

Dr. David Mwambari (Assistant Professor of International Relations) spoke at the Consultative Meeting on Identity, Violence and Social Cohesion in Kenya at the InterContinental Nairobi organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Intercontinental Nairobi on Monday, February 13.

Dr. Dana Basnight Brown (Associate Professor of Psychology and Research Scientist)

Dr. Dana Basnight-Brown (Associate Professor of Psychology and Research Scientist) made a presentation on "An Overview of Cognitive Science: Key Themes and Methodologies" to members of the scientific community at the IBM Research – Africa research facility’s IBM Think Lab, at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Dr. Kioko Ireri (Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication) hands over 48 copies of Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa to Dr. Sylvia Ogola (University Librarian) on Tuesday, February 14. Looking on is Mr. Daniel Okello (Principal Librarian - Acquisitions).

Non-profit German political foundation - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung -  has donated 48 copies of a new book in media law to USIU-Africa’s Journalism Program.