Tag: South Africa

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Nelson Mandela’s prison guard to speak at Bridgewater College on Nov. 15

Afrikaner Christo Brand – one of the men who guarded Nelson Mandela for 12 years in a South African prison and who became the future South African president’s confidant and accomplice – will speak at Bridgewater College on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Warner, Kaine voice concern over lack of progress in South African poultry negotiations

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan Senate colleagues in expressing concern about the lack of progress being made in negotiations with South Africa over antidumping duties that have effectively blocked the import of American chicken for the last 15 years.

VCU engineering professor makes major breakthrough in reducing cost of key AIDS drug

A team of researchers led by a Virginia Commonwealth University engineering professor has invented a far more cost-effective way to manufacture a widely used AIDS drug, potentially greatly expanding access to the much-needed drug in countries with emerging economies, such as South Africa.


The need for a truth and reconciliation process

The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process.

Bridgewater College to host International Poetry Festival

Poets and publishers from around the world will converge upon Bridgewater College Jan. 15-18 for a conference to celebrate poetry, creativity and the global exchange of ideas.

Late goal lifts #8 Duke field hockey over JMU, 3-2

A high shot knocked in at the far post by No. 8 Duke in the 67th minute of play proved to be the difference in JMU field hockey’s 3-2 loss in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday afternoon.

JMU field hockey shuts out American in home finale, 1-0

A goal in the ninth minute of play Wednesday night proved to be the difference in James Madison field hockey’s 1-0 win over American in the 2014 home finale at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.

JMU field hockey drops double OT heartbreaker to Delaware, 6-5

Delaware scored the golden goal with just 2:19 left to play in the second overtime to bring the James Madison field hockey team’s comeback bid just short as the Dukes fell 6-5 in double overtime to the defending Colonial Athletic Association champion Blue Hens in both teams’ league opener on Friday night at the JMU Field Hockey Complex.

JMU field hockey holds at #20 in national poll

The JMU field hockey team held steady in the national rankings this week, voted No. 20 nationally, alongside Princeton, in the week two Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Coaches Poll announced Tuesday.

#20 JMU field hockey tops Appalachian State, 6-0

The 20th-ranked James Madison field hockey team opened on a 6-0 run against Appalachian State and rolled to a 7-1 victory on Friday afternoon at Adcock Field.

Award-winning poet opens 2014-15 Writers Read series at EMU

Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium.

JMU field hockey rallies, downs Richmond in 2OT, 2-1

The James Madison field hockey team pulled out a thrilling to 2-1 victory in double overtime against Richmond Sunday afternoon at the JMU Field Hockey Complex to move to 3-0 on the year and drop the Spiders to 2-2 overall.

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UVA’s McCarthy, Bard win in opening round of match play at US Amateur

Virginia golfers Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) and Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) picked up wins in the opening round of match play at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships taking place in Johns Creek, Ga., at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Andy Schmookler: Dispirited Liberal America

Some of my liberal friends say they have lost all hope for American democracy, and a great many others act as if they had.

VCU professor receives Fulbright award to study invasive frog species

James Vonesh, Ph.D., a biology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to study a globally invasive frog species in South Africa.

Bridgewater College prof to participate in educators summit

Dr. Jennie Carr, an assistant professor of elementary education at Bridgewater College, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Global SMART Exemplary Educators (SEE) Summit in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Chris Graham: We almost let JFK happen again

Whatever you believe happened in Dallas 50 years ago, this much most of us can agree on. Dallas police and the Secret Service failed to protect the President of the United States, and that failure led directly to his assassination. So you’re thinking, We’ve certainly learned our lessons since JFK. We’re not going to ever again let POTUS get into a situation where buildings on a motorcade route haven’t been swept.

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South African student explores innovative HIV ideas at UVa.

Lufuno Mavhandu, who grew up in the small village of Muduluni, is conducting research at UVa. as part of an important collaboration between the Myles H. Thaler Center for AIDS and Human Retrovirus Research in the School of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology at South Africa’s University of Venda.

EMU students detail South Africa excursion

   Story by Jim Bishop EMU news: www.emu.edu The atmosphere was electric, and the audience got caught up in the enthusiasm exuded by the 24 Eastern Mennonite University students who shared highlights of their fall semester cross-cultural seminar in South Africa in a university chapel program Wednesday, Dec. 8. The group, led by Harlan de […]

Vet student goes wild

Story by Chris Graham  They’re about as big as a 6-foot tall male, a tad bit thicker – up to 600 pounds – and when stressed, you don’t want to find yourself sitting on top of a wildebeest. Which is precisely where second-year Virginia Tech graduate veterinary student Becky Davis found herself one day in […]

Redeemer, South African school teaming up

Amid decaying buildings, dusty streets and behind miles upon miles of razor wire fence is the township of Edendale on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Along the main road leading into Edendale sits the Bonginkosi Preschool (http://bonginkosi.wordpress.com), a Christian preschool which has served children aged 2-6 in Edendale since 1976. Smiling faces and shouts […]