Golden Outstanding Award to Prof. Verdiana.G.Masanja
16 November, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From : General | Viewed by : 2293 | Print
Hacked email for DoS in Interim (Hodari Deo)
16 November, 2012 | Posted by: Mail Admin | From :Student Services | Viewed by : 4538 | Print
Just to inform that the Yahoo email for the Acting Dean of Students (Hodari Deo)and that spam messages are being spread to all addresses linked to him.
Please don't consider as real fact all messages coming from dhodari[at]yahoo[dot]fr
“Tree Plantation Week”-Friday, 16th November 2012
15 November, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From : VRAF's Office | Viewed by : 3020 | Print
• Deans (All)
• Directors (All)
Re: Special Umuganda/Mucunda Village
I have the pleasure to inform you that on the launch “Tree Plantation Week”, NUR in collaboration with Huye District is organizing a special Umuganda to plant trees in Friday, 16th November 2012 on Friday, 16th November 2012.
Deans and Directors are requested to avail members of their staff who are going to participate in this important activity without compromising the course of the normal activities.
NUR will provide transport.
Departure: 7.00 a.m. in front of the Directorate of Human Resource
Dr. Desire NDUSHABANDI
Vice Rector of Administration and Finance
2nd Annual Symposium for the Collaboration for Evidence Based Health Care in Africa
14 November, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From :Faculty of Medicine | Viewed by : 3805 | Print
Invitation to the 2nd Annual Symposium for the Collaboration for Evidence Based Health Care in Africa
The Collaboration for the Evidence Based Health Care in Africa (CEBHA) Initiative will hold its Second Annual Symposium
in Rwanda at Nobleza Hotel, Kigali, Kicukiro on Wednesday the 12th December 2012 Starting at 9AM courtesy of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the National University of Rwanda/ Faculty of Medicine and the Ministry of Health, Rwanda.
The Symposium aims at developing consensus and strategies for the development and sharing of evidence and experiences for Evidence Based Healthcare.
Health professionals, policy makers, researchers and academicians are invited. (See program attached)
Please register by sending an email to Josephine: dusabejosephine[at]yahoo[dot]com
and CC: pkyamanywa[at]nur.ac[dot]rw
by Friday the 7th of December 2012
(Please state your name, Institution/ Organisation and Post.)
Extension of Registration-Last Chance to late registrants
12 November, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From :Office of the Registrar | Viewed by : 9632 | Print
Please note the following:
- The Academic Registrar would like to inform all UG students who have not been able to register that online/web registration has been open since Friday, 2nd November and will be closed on Sunday, 18th November 2012, at midnight. Please note that as usual, late registrants will have to pay a late registration fee. Students who paid before the last deadline or whose sponsors have paid all fees in advance are not concerned by this measure.
- Students should check whether they are registered or not using MIS Online Registration. They can also check lists of registered students which are posted on NUR and Registry?s websites.
- Students who will encounter difficulties are requested to consult our IT Officers at the Office of the Registrar. Financial-related issues will be handled by the Directorate of Finance as usual.
- All students are requested to use online registration to upload photos for their student cards. They are requested to use standard passport photos with a white background. Photos must have the size which is between 100 and 500 kb and must not be scanned.
- Please note that this is the last chance to register. People who will not register by the aforementioned date will automatically lose their status as NUR?s students.
- The Academic Registrar would also like to remind Undergraduate Students that the following services have been closed:
- Request for admission and readmission (reintegration) at Undergraduate Level/Day programmes;
- Requests for change of qualifications (reorientation).
The Registrar would like to kindly request every everyone to spread this information to students he/she knows.
Ag Academic Registrar
Single Sign-On (SSO) @ NUR
31 October, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From :ICT Center | Viewed by : 3216 | Print
What is Single Sign-On (SSO)?
Web Single sign-on (SSO) is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the user for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session.
Does NUR need SSO?
A productive workforce is the result of both efficient operations and high utilization of labor resources. Neither of these objectives is achieved when users are forced to continually enter and reenter logon IDs and passwords. This repetition often leads to password fatigue, which can cause high levels of stress and a corresponding decrease in efficiency. It also reduces utilization by introducing redundancy of effort and increasing the potential for idle time.
While these effects might seem trivial at first blush, their impact can be significant when considered across an entire organization over an extended period of time. Redundant entry of logon credentials can easily consume a minute or two per employee per day, even in the absence of logon problems. Over the course of a year, this equates to more than one lost day per employee. Lost time for a workforce of as few as 250 people would be sufficient to account for an additional full time equivalent, and this is pretty much a best-case analysis.
Potential gains are far greater when the estimated average 20 minutes of productivity loss per incident caused by actual password problems is included. Consider this in an educational setting, where such problems result in lost instructional time, or worse yet, in a lab environment where the impact is amplified as teachers struggle to assist multiple students. The productivity gains alone can often justify an SSO implementation.
Elimination of password fatigue alone can greatly improve security efforts. Users who are forced to memorize multiple passwords often dismiss and avoid approved security practices to the extent possible. This might be achieved by resisting the use of strong passwords, using simple patterns which expose a group of passwords should one be determined, or any one of a number of such behaviors that expand the possibilities for cracking. Users might instead just write their passwords down, committing a security breach of the first order.
But end-user practices of this nature are not the only security issues addressed through SSO. Sometimes users also need to be protected from behaviors that aren’t deliberate. Creating an environment where logon only happens once, and does so with a familiar interface, can significantly reduce the possibility of phishing success. SSO also enables technology staff to implement and enforce uniform authentication/authorization policies across the organization, and with the use of federated authentication, ensures secure access to external resources.
Reduced Support Costs:
Once the implementation of an SSO solution is complete, the volume of helpdesk calls stemming from logon and password issues drops dramatically. Estimates for password-related helpdesk calls run as high a 85% of overall volume. According to the Gartner Group, the number is between 20% and 50%, with one recent report identifying calls for password resets and account lockouts to amount to 30% of the total. Forrester Research concurs, setting the range at 25% to 40% in one study and 20% to 50% in another.
So, does NUR need Single Sign-On?
The answer is very likely a resounding “Yes!”
Can NUR afford Single Sign-On?
Once all of the advantages are considered, the prospect is much more probable than it might otherwise seem. But one thing is certain: if NUR is looking for increased productivity, enhanced security, or reduction of support costs, a serious evaluation of Single Sign-On solutions is absolutely essential, and for those in the education sector, there’s no better time to start rather now.
Current Status @ NUR:
As Pilot phase the ICT Center has already upgraded the following sites to a SSO. Once you logged in to the any one of the following sites will enable you to access the remaining sites without asking again for username and password.
Sites already in SSO:
Work in progress for the following sites:
(As this works in JAVA, it will be required more time and expertise to write codes and the time of completion will be determined once we start working on it)
If you want to logout from all at once use
Don’t use Weak Passwords”
“Change your password in time”
Job Advertisement for Senior Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda / School of Public Health
31 October, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From : Jobs | Viewed by : 5917 | Print
Post: Senior Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda/ School of Public Health
Under the supervision of the Director of National University of Rwanda/ School of Public Health, the senior lecturer shall fulfil the following tasks:
Teach in any of the proposed areas below:
o Biostatistics and Epidemiology
o Health Policy, Economy and Management
o Community health or maternal and child health
o Research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
o Provide research mentorship for the school’s Masters and PhD students
o Facilitate learning and carrying out of research activities
o Provide fieldwork supervision for Masters students
o Design, prepare and develop teaching materials including modules and / or adaptation of courses per the NUR academic quality framework
o Deliver lectures, seminars at the university level
o Assess students' coursework
o Set and mark examinations;
o Undertake personal research projects and actively contribute to the institution’s research environment
o Contribute in writing up research findings and preparing them for publication;
o Design and seek grants for the School of Public Health
o Undertake continuing professional development (CPD) courses and participate in staff training activities for NURSPH
o Establish collaborative links outside the university with professional organizations and academic institutions
o Any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Required core competencies
o Ph.D. holder in Public Health.
o At least two years of experience in higher learning institutions.
o Ability to build, work in a team and getting the job done with high performance
o Working effectively within time constraints
o Maximizing resource allocation
o Having for-profit and not-for-profit skills learned in both environments.
o Have at least 2 articles published in peer reviewed journals
o Have led at least 1 grant as principal investigator
o Have written and succeeded in getting at least 1 grant as principal investigator
o In addition, chapters written in public health related books is recommended
o Must be fluent in English, knowledge of French will be an added advantage
Interested candidates should submit the following no later than Friday 30th November 2012 at 5pm:
o An application/cover letter in English
o Certified copies of degrees and certificates
o A detailed typed curriculum vitae that includes at least two professional references
o Copies of publications and grants participated in.
The complete application package should be addressed to
National University of Rwanda/ School of Public Health,
P.O. Box 5229,
and a copy to the
Human Resource Director,
National University of Rwanda,
P.O. Box 217, Butare.
Additional information can be obtained via telephone at 0788 451 045 or by email: info[at]nursph[dot]org
10% to 15% Offer for NUR Staff Members @ Buffalo
30 October, 2012 | Posted by: Administrator | From : General | Viewed by : 2446 | Print