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Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza (Center) receives a high performance computing central processing unit from the High Performance Computing Group at Intel Corporation’s East Africa Office on Friday, July 21, in his office. The device was presented by Mr. Mark Matunga (Corporate Affairs Director, Intel East Africa) for use by students from the School of Science ad Technology to crunch data. Looking on from left: Mr. Mike Mwangi, Ms. Lavinniah Muthoni (Communications Consultant, Intel EA), Ms. Everlyn Musa (Program Coordinator, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program) Mr. Mark Matunga, Prof. Paul Zeleza, Mr. Benson Kinoti (Education Programs Manager, Intel EA), Dr. Paul Okanda (ICT Director), Dr. Jimmy Macharia (Dean of the School of Science & Technology) and Mr. James Ogolla (University Advancement Director).

The High Performance Computing Group at Intel Corporation’s East Africa Office has donated a High Performance Computing (HPC) device worth over KES 5 million, to the School of Science and Technology for use by students in their research projects.

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Dockers Campus Ambassador Mr. Victor Mshindi (right) trains entrepreneurs in using Dockers - a software container service built to simplify and automate the process of software development and deployment. Photo:Antonio Longangi

Former IT Club president and current Dockers Campus Ambassador Mr. Victor Mshindi (Information Systems and Technology Senior) hosted an IT training workshop on Friday 21 July at the Freida Brown Student Center. The workshop introduced IST and Applied Computer Technology students to Docker - a software container service built to simplify and automate the process of software development and deployment. The session, which ran from 9 am to 4 pm and was attended by students from Technical University of Kenya, the Kenya Methodist University and USIU-Africa.

USIU-Africa’s Amos Njiraini’s startup Eco-Create and Innovate (ECANDI) - an environmentally conscious and economically efficient recycling solutions startup that combines the aesthetics of recycled glass with the durability of the glass’s structure - is the winner of final round of the  ‘My Little Big Thing’ Universities Sustainability Innovation Challenge.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs Ambassador Prof. Ruthie Rono (front row, second left) poses for a photo with the speakers and guests of the Pre-Election Anxiety and Trauma Conference held on Saturday, July 15 in the auditorium.

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USIU-Africa Psychology alumni organized a Pre-Election Anxiety and Trauma Conference on Saturday, July 15 at the auditorium. The conference which was attended by about 150 alumni and other psychology professionals aimed at managing anxiety and trauma ahead of the forthcoming Kenyan General Elections scheduled for August 8.

USIU-Africa Alumni Association in partnership with SwivelBox held a week-long academy whose aim was to equip 14-18 year olds with entrepreneurial skills from July 17-21 on campus. Swivelbox trainers guided the eleven teenagers on how to develop ideas, nurture them and bring them to life. They were taught about the importance of customer relationships and were equipped with skills to pitch their ideas to interested parties as well as to develop sustainable financial business models.

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Mr. Richard Njau (Director, 4UP Digital) speaks to entrepreneurs during talk on “Mental Digital Shift” on Thursday, July 20 in the Innovation & Incubation Center


Mr. Richard Njau (Director, 4UP Digital) was invited by the New Economy Venture Accelerator to speak participants in the entrepreneurship program about a “Mental Digital Shift”, on Thursday, July 20. The session held at the Innovation and Incubation Center, focused on getting participants to begin thinking of new opportunities made available through digital platforms such as social media.

Ms. Rachel Osewe (Journalism Senior) organized a campaign dubbed “Stay Woke: Say No to Terrorism” to increase awareness of terrorism among college students, from June 13 to July 20. Using social media and radio, Ms. Osewe’s campaign sought to encourage students to remain vigilant, in the face of on-going threats to personal and national security. The climax of the campaign was a panel discussion held in the cafeteria’s executive dining room on Monday, July 17.

USIU-Africa’s ladies basketball team defeated Strathmore University 54-39 during a Kenya Basketball Federation Women’s Premier League match on Saturday July 15 at the Nyayo Gymnasium.

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Dr. Josephine Arasa takes up her new role as Acting Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on Monday, July 24.

Friday, July 21 – In an email to the university community, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza announced the University Senate’s approval of the appointment of Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Josephine Nyaboke Arasa as Acting Associate DVC (Student Affairs).

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Students take part in a 67 minute cleanup of Roysambu Primary School to commemorate the International Nelson Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 28. Photo: Antonio Longangi

Students from USIU-Africa joined the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa in Kenya and the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) to conduct a cleanup of Roysambu Primary School on Tuesday, July 18. The cleanup was organized by the United Nations Information Center to commemorate International Nelson Mandela Day - where each year on July 18, people all over the world spend 67 minutes in community service.