21st and 22nd professorial inaugural lectures ceremony
The University of Malawi will conduct a ceremonial academic practice of Inaugural Lecture to be delivered by recently elevated professors of the University.
The 21st and 22nd Professorial Inaugural Lectures will be presented by Professor Wapulumuka Oliver Mulwafu and Professor Edrinnie Elizabeth Lora-Kayambazinthu respectively, and will take place on Friday 28th August, 2015 at the Great Hall, Chancellor College, Zomba from 1.00 pm.
The Professors will address the University community and the public on the following topics:
Professor Wapulumuka Oliver Mulwafu: Is the Battle on Conservation of Natural Resources in Malawi Winnable? Perspectives from Historical Knowledge
Professor Edrinnie Elizabeth Lora-Kayambazinthu: Language Maintenance and Language Shift in Malawi: The Family’s Role
An Inaugural Lecture, like a graduation ceremony, is an event of great significance in the calendar of an accredited University. Through it, the University is able to recognize the achievements of those who have risen to the highest academic rank and to introduce them to the nation at large. In particular, through the carefully researched addresses delivered by the senior academic members being recognized, the University is able to interface with the wider Malawian society on matters of national development.
In this respect, the inaugural lecture acts as an occasion when a cross-section of the nation convenes to reflect on the mission of the University, including the University’s role in national development. Through these lectures, the esteemed professors highlight topical issues in the field of their specialty as part of knowledge dissemination.
For inquiries please contact Mr. Francis Machado on the following numbers:
01 524 193 or 01 524 534