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In memoriam: Donald Gordon STIAS Fellow Lynn Margulis

In memoriam: Donald Gordon STIAS Fellow Lynn Margulis

Prof. Lynn Margulis, who in 2010 spent a month at STIAS as a Donald Gordon fellow, died on 22 November at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts after suffering a stroke. She was best known for her theory on the origin of eukaryotic organelles and her contributions to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted … [Read more]

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: "Many Voices One Song" Health promoting schools: Evidence, Strategies, Challenges and prospects (9–11 Nov 2011)

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: “Many Voices One Song” Health promoting schools: Evidence, Strategies, Challenges and prospects (9–11 Nov 2011)

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), associated with the University of British Columbia, held its second Peter Wall Colloquium Abroad at STIAS from 9–11 November 2011; the focus was on the concept of Health Promoting Schools. In his welcoming words the STIAS Director Prof Hendrik Geyer briefly recalled a formulation of the early … [Read more]

International Honour for Chairman of STIAS

International Honour for Chairman of STIAS

Mr Desmond Smith, Chairman of the Board STIAS, was elected as President of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) at its recent congress in Austria. Smith is the first person from Africa to become the leader of this prestigious body representing 75 member countries. According to Peter Doyle, current President of the Actuarial Society of South … [Read more]