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March 2019

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New Turkish Ambassador H.E. Fikret Kerem Visits Mak

The new Turkish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Fikret Kerem ALP (3rd R), Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L) and the Acting Principal CHUSS-Dr Julius Kikooma (2nd R) with L-R: Mr. Gordon Murangira, Dr. Hawa Kasule and Ms. Hasifa Kabejja during the visit on 14th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The new Turkish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Fikret Kerem ALP on Thursday, 14th March, 2019 made an advance visit to Makerere University ahead of the planned meeting with a delegation from the Turkish Council for Higher Education set for 19th March, 2019.

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Countdown to RUN4MATHS 2nd Marathon - 16th March 2019

RUN4MATHS 2nd Marathon - 16th March 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University in conjunction with Uganda Women Mathematicians (UGAWOM) present the International Day of Mathematics (IDM) and Second RUN4MATHS Marathon due to take place on Saturday, 16th March 2019. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 annually (Pi = 3.14).

Chief Runner: Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda

Time and venue: 7:00am, Freedom Square, Makerere University

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Makerere University Careers Fair 2019

Students participate in a group activity at the Counselling and Guidance Centre (Opposite Mary Stuart Hall), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The CGC-MCFSP will be held from 21st - 22nd March 2019 at CTF2, CoBAMS.

The Makerere University Guidance and Counseling Centre in conjunction with Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program bring you the Annual Careers Fair 2019. The career Fair is a platform where students of Makerere University get an opportunity to interact with prospective employers from the industry. The purpose is to expose students to different players in the market and equip them with the latest information in the employment landscape.

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CAES Strengthens Ties with NC State

Dr. Steven A. Lommel (Left) makes his presenation as the Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (3rd L) and R-L: José Cisneros, Prof. Josip Simunovic, Dr. Abel Atukwase and Dr. Revocatus Twinomuhangi during the thematic workshop session hosted by CAES on 12th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Tuesday, 12th March 2019, Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted the thematic workshop session on Food Security and Climate Science as part of the three day Mak-North Carolina State (NC State) University summit.  Key presentations were made by Dr. Steven A. Lommel, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), NC State and José Cisneros, Director, CALS International Programs; Assistant Professor of Practice, Horticulture International & Entrepreneurship.

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Press Release: Forged Messages on Student Guild Elections

The Main Administration Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

It has come to the attention of Management that some fraudulent individuals are spreading fake communications suggesting that the University Management is inclined towards certain candidates in the ongoing guild race. We have further established that this deceitful tactic is commonly referred to as Chemical which is intended to malice and undermine fair competition in student guild elections.

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Modelling the impact of stunting on childhood survival in Buhweju District

The School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Stunting affects close to 2.4 million children in Uganda and it is among the major contributors to the annual loss in productivity equivalent to $899 million. This study sought to identify the risk factors for the persistently high stunting rates in Buhweju district, model impact of stunting reduction on child survival and the cost of interventions required to prevent it.

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Assessment of Tsetse Fly Invasion on Social Ecological Resilience of the People of Northern Karamoja

Acting Director, Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS), SFEGS, CAES-Assoc. Prof. David Tumusiime (green t-shirt) takes a stroll with his staff at the Field Station, Kibale National Park, Fort Portal, Uganda

This study sought to: i) characterize tsetse fly spatial distribution, ii) determine factors influencing tsetse fly prevalence and ii) determine the effect of Tsetse fly invasion on socio-ecological resilience of Northern Karamoja. Results showed that tsetse prevalence was high in close proximity to Kidepo Valley National Game Park. Tsetse distribution patterns varied with location, altitude, human population settlements, land cover/ vegetation types and rainfall gradients.

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Mak, NC State and Regional Universities to Collaborate in Research

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L) chats with NC State's Dr. Craig Yencho as Dr. Bailian Li – Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (R) listens during the summit opening day on 11th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Senior Vice Provost, Global Engagement, North Carolina State University (NC State), USA, Dr. Bailian Li has commended Makerere University (Mak) for its great contribution towards the rapid growth of Uganda through its research and teaching. This was on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 in Telepresence Centre, Senate Building where he was giving closing remarks at the end of the East African Higher Education Summit.

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Prof. Nawangwe hosts Prof. Lewis as Mak and Yale Mark 12 Years of Partnership

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L) and Yale University’s VP for Global Strategy-Prof. Pericles Lewis (4th R) with DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo (L), Principal CHS-Prof. Charles Ibingira (3rd R), Director MUYU Program-Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza (2nd L) and staff from CHS and Yale at the meeting on 13th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Wednesday 13th March 2019 hosted Prof. Pericles Lewis, Yale University’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Deputy Provost for International Affairs. Also in attendance were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) – Prof. William Bazeyo, Principal College of Health Sciences (CHS) – Prof. Charles Ibingira, Director, Makerere University Yale University (MUYU) Program – Prof.

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Mak’s Dr. Richard Edema Wins CFAES International Alumni Award 2019

Dr. Richard Edema (Centre) flanked by Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs Steven Neal (Left) and President CFAES Alumni Society, Nick Retting (Right) at the Award Ceremony on 2nd March 2019 at the Fawcett Center, Ohio State University Columbus Campus. Photo credit: CFAES, Ohio State

Makerere University alumnus and don, Dr. Richard Edema has won the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) International Alumni Award 2019 for his distinguished service to the university and society.