PWIAS funds major HIV project at Tygerberg Hospital

PWIAS funds major HIV project at Tygerberg Hospital

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has awarded a Major Thematic Grant of $500 000 CAD (R3,5 million) over three years for a project to identify the immunological explanation for the increased infectious morbidity and mortality of HIV-Exposed but Uninfected (HEU) babies. A team of researchers … [Read more]

Projects in Political Science and related fields at STIAS

Projects in Political Science and related fields at STIAS

Projects in Political Science and related fields formed a strong focus at STIAS during August and September 2010 — quite aptly so, as the biennial conference of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) was hosted at the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre from 1-4 September 2010. Prof Ursula van Beek (Stellenbosch Univ) was joined … [Read more]

STIAS Fellow and member of the US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology teaches at African School of Physics

STIAS Fellow and member of the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology teaches at African School of Physics

Prof S. James Gates Jr. (Jim) &mdash John S. Toll Professor and Director of the Center for String & Particle Theory at the University of Maryland — was one of the very first STIAS Fellows. In February 2002 he participated in the second STIAS project on “String Theory and Quantum Gravity – New Developments and … [Read more]

STIAS reaches an important milestone – a full complement of Fellows at the Wallenberg Research Centre!

STIAS reaches an important milestone – a full complement of Fellows at the Wallenberg Research Centre!

In early August the STIAS Fellows’ Programme reached an important milestone: a full complement of STIAS Fellows was resident at the Wallenberg Research Centre for the first time since the November 2007 inauguration of STIAS’ main research facility. During this period two group projects were hosted at STIAS: Genres of Critique, with project leaders Karin … [Read more]

STIAS Board Member appointed as Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

STIAS Board Member appointed as Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Prof Christof Heyns, Dean of the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law and STIAS Board member, has been appointed as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions by the the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. The Special Rapporteur is one of the “special procedures” for human rights protection established by the United … [Read more]

STIAS Research Advisory Committee Meeting

STIAS Research Advisory Committee Meeting

The STIAS Research Advisory Committee recently convened at Mostertsdrift for a planning session and to review the STIAS Research Programme. The present members are: Prof Charles Ngwena, Law Faculty, University of the Free State Prof Paul Cilliers, Centre for Studies in Complexity, Stellenbosch University Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria Dr Morné … [Read more]

Sydney Brenner and Nina Jablonski present lectures at STIAS

Sydney Brenner and Nina Jablonski present lectures at STIAS

Prof Sydney Brenner, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology/Medicine and a STIAS visiting fellow, and world-renowned anthropologist and palaeontologist Prof Nina Jablonski, received honorary doctoral degrees from Stellenbosch University at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday 10 March 2010. They both also presented public lectures at STIAS. On Tuesday 9 March Prof Jablonski presented “Why … [Read more]

Minister Naledi Pandor visits STIAS

Minister Naledi Pandor visits STIAS

On Friday 12 February 2010 Minister Naledi Pandor and senior representatives from her office and the Department of Science and Technology visited STIAS where they met with Prof Hendrik Geyer (STIAS Director), members of the STIAS Research Programme Committee and the present group of STIAS Fellows. This visit followed on discussions Prof Geyer had with … [Read more]

Dr Peter Wallenberg visits STIAS

Dr Peter Wallenberg visits STIAS

“International business leader, friend of Africa, benefactor of STIAS” reads the inscription for Dr Peter Wallenberg on a commemorative plaque in the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre which carries the name of the STIAS benefactor. It was for these roles, and many more, that Stellenbosch University honoured Dr Wallenberg with an honorary doctorate at a recent … [Read more]

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: The HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Infant: How Can the Excess Morbidity and Mortality be Explained? (3–5 Nov 2009)

STIAS–PWIAS Colloquium: The HIV-Exposed but Uninfected Infant: How Can the Excess Morbidity and Mortality be Explained? (3–5 Nov 2009)

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS), associated with the University of British Columbia, will hold its first Peter Wall Colloquium Abroad from November 3-5, 2009 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). The colloquium seeks to explain why babies exposed to HIV but uninfected (HEU) by their mothers are at enhanced risk … [Read more]