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SMU holds Data Carpentry Workshop

SMU holds Data Carpentry Workshop

SMU Library and the Department of ICT recently embarked on a three day workshop, held at E-Learning centre for academic, support staff and postgraduate students. The workshop entailed educating the SMU community on data to enhance analysis and sharing, OpenRefine for data cleaning and augmenting, data analysis and visualisation. “The tools will make the students […]

SMU Library houses Anatomical Bones

SMU Library houses Anatomical Bones

The SMU Library is a preservation space for 840 pieces of cloned bones from 21 male disarticulated skeletons. The library bone clone project was initiated by Prof Anna Oettle, Associate Professor of Anatomy Department. With this project, she was trying to ensure that Anatomy students have access to bones beyond the limited hours in in […]

SMU PhD and Thesis Writing Retreat: 21-24 September 2018

SMU PhD and Thesis Writing Retreat: 21-24 September 2018

Publish or Perish….. A University’s worth as a centre for generating knowledge is determined by the number and quality of publications produced, hence the popular phrase “publish or perish” that is used among academics. It is pertinent to note that research quality (which influences its impact) and not necessarily research productivity, also drives quality teaching […]

SMU Research Days – 21 to 23 August 2018

SMU Research Days – 21 to 23 August 2018

The members of the media are hereby informed about the SMU’s Research days programme which commences on Tuesday 21 to 23 August 2018, at 8h15, in Clin Path Building (CP) Lecture Hall 3L001. The research event is a premier event of the university in which researchers present and subject their research papers to review by […]

SMU becoming the Nelson Mandela Legacy

SMU becoming the Nelson Mandela Legacy

Nelson Mandela, the founding father of the democratic South Africa, would have turned 100 years old, on Wednesday 2018, had he been alive, today. To celebrate his centenary, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to preserve his legacy, issued a clarion call to all humanity to embrace the virtues of becoming Mandela’s legacy. […]