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Prof. Tukamuhabwa Wins UBBC Biotechnology Award 2018

Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa speaks at the release of MakSoy6N on Friday, 24th November 2017 at MAAIF's Namalere Department of Crop Protection. Right are samples of MakSoy6N. Prof. Tukamuhabwa won the UBBC Biotechnology Researcher Award 2018

Makerere University’s prolific Plant Breeder Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa has won the Biotechnology Award 2018 during the first Annual Biotechnology Awards ceremony by the Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafesty Consortium (UBBC) on Wednesday, 19th September 2018.

The award is in honor of his immense contribution to socio- economic development through biotechnology, scientific research and innovations.

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Sri Lanka, USA Show Signs of Improvement

Team USA lines up for action on Day3 of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship, 19th September 2018, Indoor Sports Facility, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championship - September 17 to 21

USA are yet to win from four matches, but that is not about to dampen their spirits.

They have exhibited remarkable improvement after every game and almost even pulled off a win against Kenya Wednesday.

At one point, they led before eventually succumbing to a fourth defeat in the third World University Netball Championships at Makerere.

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Vice Chancellor's Tribute to The Late Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi

The Late Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi with one of his innovations. Courtesy Image:gofundme

The Makerere University Council, Senate, Management, Alumni and the entire University community has learnt with great shock of the untimely death of Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi, which occurred on Tuesday, 18th September 2018.

Our heartfelt consideration goes out to the family upon the loss of a loving Husband, Father, Mentor, Son and dear friend. Please accept our sincere condolences. We commit you to God our Father, who alone knows the plans He has for each and every one of us.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Gets a New Chair

The Dean MakSPH-Assoc. Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (3rd R) joins Assoc. Prof. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye (2nd R) and Assoc. Prof. Noah Kiwanuka (3rd L) to cut the cake as Prof. Fred Wabwire-Mangen (L), Mr. Abraham Matovu (2nd L) and Mr. Dembe Amos Ashaba (R) applaud during the handover ceremony on 14th September 2018, MakSPH, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On the Friday afternoon of September 14th, 2018, Assoc. Prof. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye stepped down as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics which is in Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), paving way for Assoc. Prof. Noah Kiwanuka to succeed him. The well-attended ceremony which took in MakSPH Boardroom had a representative from the University administration, the Dean of MakSPH, Assoc. Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze , and representatives of the Chairs of the other departments in MakSPH.

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Mak Mourns Iconic Literary Alumnus Prof Rubadiri

A collage of the Late Prof. David James Rubadiri's photos and some of his literary works. Courtesy Image:The Writers Guild-Kenya Facebook page

We have learnt with the deepest sorrow imaginable of the death of Prof. David James Rubadiri.; Africa’s celebrated poet, scholar and diplomat and even more immediately Makerere University’s very own son. We would like to express our solidarity as the Makerere University with you all at this time of grief.

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3rd FISU WUNC Unwrapped in a Spectacular Way

R-L: Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, FISU Representative-Mr. Liberty Maidza, Chief Guest-Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi, Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo, Chair Convocation-Dr. Tanga Odoi, Chair MUASA-Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi and University Secretary-Mr. Charles Barugahare at the 3rd FISU WUNC Opening Ceremony, 17th September 2018, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The 3rd FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Netball Championship (WUNC) slated to run from Monday, 17th to Friday, 21st September 2018 kicked off with a mega opening ceremony in the Makerere University Freedom Square. Officially opened on17th September 2018,  by the President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, represented by the State Minister for Sports Hon.

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African Teams in Control of World University Netball Championship

Uganda's Mary Nuba (with ball) in action during Game 5 of the 3rd FISU WUNC against Kenya on Day2, 18th September 2018. Uganda won the tie 105-15 and later beat Singapore 77-19 in Game 8, Indoor Sports Facility, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

World University Netball Championship - September 17 to 21

African teams have taken a commanding lead in the third World University Netball Championships at Makerere University.

Hosts Uganda, defending champions South Africa and Zimbabwe are beating all opposition in the weeklong event at one of Africa’s oldest universities.

Uganda was in superb form on Tuesday beating neighbours Kenya 105-15 and Singapore 77-19 at Makerere’s new Indoor Sports Facility.

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The Tiny Potato Tubers: A Nightmare for Farmers in Uganda

The CARP+ Project PI Prof. Johnny Mugisha (R) inspects potato tubers. Image:RUFORUM

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the main crops grown in Uganda. Most of the production (87%) takes place in the highland areas of South-western region where the crop has become prominently important as a source of food and income for the smallholder farmers. However, the reality that many of us are unaware of is that not all the tubers farmers currently harvest are of any economic value.

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World University Netball Championship gets off to Thrilling Start

Zimbabwe takes on Sri Lanka during Game 2 of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship on 17th September 2018, Indoor Sports Facility, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The final score was 44 - 31 in favour of Zimbabwe.

World University Netball Championship - September 17 to 21

The third World University Netball Championship got off to a thrilling start at Makerere University on Monday.

Defending champions South Africa and hosts Uganda commanded the spotlight as they both thrashed netball new comers USA.

Uganda’s university students turned up in big numbers at Makerere’s new indoor arena.

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RAN to Support Implementation of LASER-PULSE Activities

RAN Team Members: Dr. Roy William Mayega (Front 3rd L), Dr. Dorothy Okello (Front 4th R) and Ms. Harriet Adong (2nd R) with LASER-PULSE consortium members at the Launch Workshop, 10th to 14th September 2018, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana USA

Upholding RAN’s steady progress, it is gratifying to share that since Monday, 10th through Friday, 14th September, 2018, part of the RAN team including Dr. Roy William Mayega; RAN Deputy Chief of Party, Dr. Dorothy Okello; Director Innovation and Harriet Adong, Communications Manager are participated in the Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER-PULSE) Launch Workshop. This first ever engagement brought together 20 partners working on the LASER-PULSE research grant was convened by Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana USA.

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