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18 April 2019 | Story Rulanzen Martin

The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice IRSJ) has initiated a Social Justice Week at the University of the Free State (UFS), which started on Friday 12 April  until Wednesday 17 April 2019. 

Ten key events took place during the week. It ranged from dialogues, workshops, talk shows, debates, and interactive displays and events on issues of multilingualism and diversity, social innovation, engaged scholarship, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, gender sensitisation, sexual consent, sexual preparedness, universal access, disability, anti-discrimination, and security.

There was also a round-table discussion on 17 April 2019 with various UFS stakeholders on off-campus student security as well as an inter-institutional discussion on the same topic. The UFS Debating Society will take on the topic of the UFS Language Policy, while Olga Barends from the Free State Centre for Human Rights will host a dialogue on sexual consent.

The IRSJ has also designed and implemented SOJO-VATION: Social Innovation/ Social Change, which strives to create a foundational platform where ideas of social justice, innovation, and engaged scholarship at the UFS and in society can be hosted. SOJO-VATION partners with the Office for Student Leadership, Development, and Community Engagement.

The collaborating partners for the Social Justice Week includes various UFS stakeholders such as the Sasol library, the Gender and Sexual Equity Office, UFS Protection Services, the Free State Centre for Human Rights, the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Office for Student Leadership Development, Kovsie Innovation, GALA, the FFree State Centre for Human Rights, SRC Associations, the Office for Student Governance, Kovsie Innovate, Start-Up-Grind, EVC, EBL, Community Engagement, the Institutional Transformation Plan (ITP) Dialogues Office, Residence Dialogues, UFS Debating Society, Debate Afrika!, the Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS), and the Gateway Office. 

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Inaugural lecture: Derivatives of general order
2005-08-22

Prof Alain Cloot, from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Free State (UFS), will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 24 August 2005 at 19:00 in the CR Swart Auditorium on campus.  

The topic of the lecture is “Derivatives of general order: A modelling tool”.

Prof Cloot obtained the degree of Civ Eng in Physics (1980) and a Doctorate in Applied Sciences (1984) from the University of Liege (Belgium).

He started his career in 1985 as a Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the UFS and was subsequently promoted to Senior Lector (1987), Associate Professor (1991) and Professor (2004).

His research focuses on mathematical modelling and he has already published 40 manuscripts as author or co-author of national- and international journals and is acting as referee for six scientific publications.   He also made 16 contributions at national and international conferences.

For any enquiries, please contact Ms Joan Nel at (051) 401-9301.

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21 August 2005
 

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