8 one year post doctoral research fellowships - Sweden


- with possible extension to two years

Mälardalen University is an expansive university with a strong focus on engineering, and the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering is a research intensive environment with strong focus on Embedded systems, Real-time systems and Software Engineering


The Swedish national strategic research centre on embedded software PROGRESS, hosted by Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden, is offering excellent career opportunities for top-talents by providing

Selected candidates will be provided a customized package, which based on personal preferences and career needs will include a selection of the following:
  • Research within PROGRESS.
  • Continuation of current research.
  • Supervision of master and PhD students.
  • Involvement in teaching on undergraduate, master, or PhD level.
  • A post-doctoral career programme, including training in supervision and other essential skills for an academic career.
  • Industrial contacts and participation in industrial cooperation projects.
  • Participation in international research projects.
The tax-exempt fellowship is in the range of k€ 25-30 per annum. Additional benefits include a roundtrip ticket to Västerås, funding of at least 4 conference trips, health insurance, and support to find accommodation etc.

Earliest starting date: September 1st 2009

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2009 (cut-off date; submissions received after that date are welcome and will be considered as long as there are fellowships available)

Required qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) and proven research excellence in at least one of the areas listed below.

Application
Submit your application electronically here (click)

The application should include the following:
  1. CV,
  2. Contact information for 2-3 reference persons;
  3. List of publications
  4. 1-2 page overview of research achievements and plan
  5. 1 page statement/motivation of why you want join PROGRESS as a postdoc,
  6. Information about which research direction(s) you are primarily interested in
  7. 1 page statement of career plans, including preferred elements in the customized postdoc package
  8. Your two most relevant conference or journal publications (in full-text).
More info at: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/progress/index.php?choice=postdoc09

Director of Finance and Administration - Botswana

Apply by: 01 September 2009

Crown Agents USA, Inc. seeks a Central Medical Stores **Director of Finance and Administration** in our Gabarone, Botswana.

**Our Business**
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is a U.S. incorporated international development company providing direct services, technical assistance and training to improve governance and economic growth.CA-USA is part of the Crown Agents international group, which works for the public and private sectors in more than 100 countries, as well as for international donors and development institutions. Crown Agents has a core staff of over 1000 employees in more than 35 countries. The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is implementing the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). SCMS is tasked with strengthening or establishing secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS will: assist programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provide quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them. SCMS will offer services in focus countries identified by the USG team, with SCMS field offices established in selected countries as required by the scope of work in the country.

**Roles & Responsibilities**
Responsible for the day to day operations of the of the Finance and Administration Department, ensuring that transparent procedures are followed for all expenditures and that adequate financial data and accurate reports are provided to support decision-making.

**Specific Responsibilities**
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing accounting, management and logistical support to facilitate the implementation of CMS activities
  • Conduct administrative, contractual operations and financial management systems according MOH/CMS established regulations, standard operating procedures and good business practice
  • Establish and maintain transparent financial systems of the highest integrity
  • Evaluate the financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that CMS receives value for money and that all financial transactions undertaken are in line with MOH/CMS established guidelines
  • Design and prepare routine (monthly, Quarterly, Annual) financial reports for the management team
  • Identify and implement interventions that promote efficient utilization of available resources
  • Ensure that CMS financial management systems are well maintained and remain up-to-date
  • Supervise administrative staff and provide management support to the technical team
  • Put in place systems for proper management of office assets
**Qualifications**
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Business, accounting, or office management experience
  • 5 years working experience in an administrative with advanced financial management, with preparing and managing budgets within an international organization
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of Microsoft applications specifically, Excel, Access and Word.
  • Knowledge in use of quickbooks accounting package
  • Demonstrated translation/interpersonal and team building skills
**Application Process**
To apply to this position, please submit your CV at our recruiting website: http://careers.crownagentsusa.com. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

British Library Studentship: Mapping Palestine

Cartography of Palestine in the Nineteenth Century
Department of Biblical Studies
Project Supervisor(s) Professor Keith Whitelam, University of Sheffield ([email protected])
Peter Barber, British Library

Application Deadline 30 July 2009

Project title: Mapping Palestine: Cartography of Palestine in the Nineteenth Century


Project description:
The research project will investigate the ways in which maps of Palestine in the nineteenth century, particularly those produced by the British military, played a vital role in the creation of meaning rather than providing passive representations of geographical or historical reality. It is often assumed that the scientific advances of trigonometrically-based cartography, which culminated in the Survey of Western Palestine by Conder and Kitchener, replaced biblically-inspired representations of Palestine. Sir Walter Besant claimed that 'nothing has ever been done for the illustration and right understanding of the historical portions of the Old and New Testament, since the translation into the vulgar tongue, as this great work'. The map is deeply embedded in many reconstructions of Israelite and Palestinian history, lending a seeming factuality, objectivity and authority to narrative descriptions. However, the map, rather than lessening the gap between reality and interpretation, adds another layer to the interpretative process. This project will explore how such maps continued to be instruments of subtle persuasion and will examine carefully their assumptions and rhetorical devices. It will examine the social and political location of the cartographers and those sponsoring their work (e.g. the military, the Palestine Exploration Fund, etc.) in the context of the growth of nationalism, the nation-state, and the development of European overseas expansion. It will utilise the correspondence and private papers of cartographers, along with the paper and minutes of learned societies, in order to understand the influence of these factors on their work.

The British Library contains important maps from the period, particularly from 1850 onwards, that have tended to be overlooked. It also contains important papers relating to the Conder-Kitchener survey in the Map Library (War Office mapping) and the Department of Manuscripts. The project will produce a detailed listing of these and other British mapping of Palestine undertaken by the military along with an analysis of their social and political context and their importance in shaping representations of Palestine within biblical studies.

Professor Whitelam's major research interests are in the history of ancient Palestine and the social and political influences that have shaped the way in which the history of the region has been presented. He has just complete In Pursuit of Palestine's Past: The Rhythms of Time (due 2010) and is editing a volume, Holy Land or Homeland? Models for Constructing the Historic Landscapes of Jesus (ed. Keith W. Whitelam with H. Moxnes and J. Crossley, Sheffield Phoenix Press: Sheffield [due 2010]).

How to apply:

Interested candidates can make informal enquiries to the project supervisor. To apply for this studentship, please refer to the University of Sheffield website at http://www.shef.ac.uk/pgresearch/studentships/concordat.html or http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs
Funding notes:
This is a British Library Studentship.

Students are expected to register from October 2009 for a three year full-time MPhil/PhD degree. Funding includes UK/EU tuition fees, maintenance expenses of £13,290 and training costs.

Overseas students can apply but they will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.

Chinese Subgroup & Phonology: PhD Student, University of Kansas, USA

Institution/Organization: University of Kansas Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.linguistics.ku.edu/

Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology
Chinese Subgroup

Description:
Research Assistantship in Tonal Phonology of Chinese

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas invites applications for a MA/PhD level Research Assistant beginning August 2009 on the tonalmphonology of Chinese.

The patterns of tone sandhi in Chinese dialects can be extremely intricate, and many mysteries remain unsolved as to how speakers internalize these patterns. The RA will participate in a project funded by the US National Science Foundation that investigates the productivity of tone sandhi patterns in various Chinese dialects using the wug test paradigm. The goals are to understand thefactors that influence the productivity of sandhi patterns--articulatoryconstraints, perceptual distinctiveness, lexical frequencies, and phonological
opacity of the patterns are some potential candidates--and to formally model these factors in phonological grammar. The RA is expected to fully participatein all aspects of the project, including literature review, experimental design, data collection and analyses, and presentation of the results at conferences and
in manuscripts.

The RA position is contingent upon being admitted to the MA or PhD program in Linguistics at the University of Kansas. The position provides a monthly stipend of $1,440 including the summer and full waiver of tuition and fees for two  years. There will also be opportunities for other teaching and research assistantships and fellowships for the remaining years of the successful applicant's graduate studies.

The applicant should have a strong background in phonology, phonetics, and native or near-native abilities in one or more Chinese dialects. Familiaritywith Wu dialects of Chinese such as Shanghai is particularly welcome.

Interested parties should email Dr. Jie Zhang by May 20, 2009 for detailed information on how to apply for the position and for graduate studies in Linguistics at KU. Please summarize your relevant experience and research interests in your initial email.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr. Jie Zhang
Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane, Blake Hall, Rm. 427
Lawrence KS 66044
USA

Contact Information:  Dr. Jie Zhang
[email protected]

Central Scholarship Bureau for Maryland Students

Description: CSB provides interest-free, noncompetitive, "last-resort" loans to post-secondary students attending undergraduate, graduate or vocational school. The loans are (per year): $2500 for freshmen, $3000 for sophomores/juniors and $3500 for seniors. Graduate students can be offered up to $5000 a year.

Attention: Scholarships and Grants: New Opportunities for Maryland Students!

Central Scholarship Bureau has added new grant and scholarship programs! In addition to the interest-free loan program, we now offer 17 grant and scholarship opportunities for the 2007-2008 school year. Below you'll find a listing of our grant and scholarship programs.

*Remember, any student who submits a complete CSB application package by the deadline of May 31, 2007, can be considered for any and all of these programs for which they meet the criteria, as well as for our interest-free loans.*

CURRENT GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR:
  • TEACHERS - The Straus Foundation Grants for Teachers, The Kassap Family Scholarship Fund for Teachers, The BHD Endowed Scholarship Fund for Teachers
  • FOR JEWISH STUDENTS - The Lessans Family Scholarship
  • CSB ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS - (details listed on main page) Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Woodlawn High School, Forest Park High School, Innovation High Schools
  • FOR STUDENTS ENTERING MEDICAL/NURSING PROFESSIONS - Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship, The Ellen R. Clayton Scholarship for Nursing Students
  • FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY - The Shoe City-WB54/WB50 Scholarship
  • FOR THE ARTS - The Leon Fleisher Scholarship Fund, The William G. Baker Scholarship Fund
  • COUNTY-BASED GRANTS - The Howard County General Hospital Scholarship(for Howard County residents), The Central Scholarship Bureau Harford County Town of Aberdeen Scholarship
Eligibility:
Anyone who:
  • has established residency within Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford or Howard Counties for at least a year before entering a post-secondary program;
  • is a student in good academic standing, and planning to take a minimum of nine credits a semester from any accredited institution;
  • Meets CSB income guidelines, i.e. family adjusted gross income of less than $75000 plus $10000 for each additional dependent child in a post-secondary program;
  • Has applied for all available government and school financial aid; and
  • Has a "last-resort" financial need that can be met within CSB guidelines.No application deadline for loans.
URL: http://www.centralsb.org

Deadline:01/01/2010

Video (KiSwahili gospel): Ahadi Zake by Marion Shako

Many thanks to my friend Peter M for this video!
Very uplifting! Kinds of songs I love to listen to. Good Sunday!

Up to 40 full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has announced up to 40 full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships are available on a first-in-first served basis to new domestic PhD students. Preference may be given to students seeking to study with one of Macquarie University's Concentrations of Research Excellence (CORE).

Eliigibility Criteria:
Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent resident
Eligible for and not previously enrolled in a HDR degree at Macquarie University.
Applicants should have completed an Australian Bachelor degree with first class honours in a relevant discipline or equivalent research qualifications, such as a Masters degree with substantial thesis component, and meet the University's minimum English requirements.
Rated 3 or above on the Macquarie University rating scale.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST ENROL IN 2009.

Award Entitlements:
MQRES stipend is currently $20,427 p.a. tax exempt (2009). Tenure is a maximum 3.5 years full-time, subject to satisfactory progress.
Relocation and Thesis allowances (details and conditions as per the scholarships website).
Additional support for project costs and conference travel will also be available from the Department or Faculty.

Eligible applications missing not receiving an award in this round will be included in the 2010 Australian Postgraduate Award

Round closing on 31 October 2009.

Application forms (see below) and conditions for awards are available from the Higher Degree Research Office, telephone +61-2-9850 7987, email: [email protected].

Some suggestions for projects follow. Applicants should clearly note the project they are interested in on the front of their application form, for example, 40MQRES Project #1. Further information regarding these projects may be obtained by contacting the supervisor listed in conjunction with the project description. Alternatively you may outline your own project.

Project 1. PhD Scholarship in Post-copulatory Sexual Selection

The Department of Brain, Behaviour & Evolution (BBE) are offering PhD study on Post-copulatory Sexual Selection of tephritid fruit flies. The project would be carried out in the Behavioural Biology Research Group under the supervision of A/Prof Phil Taylor (http://galliform.bhs.mq.edu.au/~phil/).

The overall theme is to explore factors influencing reproductive decisions and success of Queensland fruit flies (Bactrocera tryoni; Tephritidae) (‘Q-flies’), and the consequences of such decisions for both sexes. Within this overall theme, there is ample scope to tailor the project toward specific research interests of the student. For example, microsatellite DNA might be used to assess multiple paternity in wild or lab populations, and to identify male traits associated with paternity advantages. Spatial separation of each male’s sperm in the female storage organs and differential usage of ejaculates from different males might also be investigated. Strategic variation in sperm storage by females or ejaculate size of males might also be considered. The project may be purely curiosity driven, or may instead be more closely aligned to the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) used to manage these flies. These are just examples of the type of question that might be addressed in this system. We have been working on Q-fly mating and reproduction for several years now (see publications on the website) and have already resolved most technical issues. This previous work provides an excellent platform for a motivated and imaginative student. Ample facilities and resources are available to support a wide diversity of projects.

Depending on the preferred project direction, experience in the following areas would be valuable: Behavioural Ecology, Entomology, Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Molecular Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, Histology or Physiology. Demonstrated experience in the conduct of laboratory or field experiments, a working understanding of hypothesis testing and statistics, and evidence of research capability through publications or presentations at scientific meetings, would be an advantage.

Further information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the supervisor A/Prof Phil Taylor; email: [email protected].

Project 2. PhD Scholarship in Diamond Raman Lasers

The Department of Physics are offering a project in the engineering of advanced lasers sources. The successful candidate will undertake PhD research in the development of long-wave infrared laser sources based on synthetic diamond.

The development of practical and powerful long-wave infrared lasers (in the region > 5 microns) has been a long-standing challenge in many areas of technology and applied science. Such lasers are able to interact uniquely with biological tissue and the atmosphere and thus are of intense interest for addressing important challenges in medicine and environmental sensing. This project aims to utilize the outstanding optical and thermal properties of single-crystal diamond to create infrared lasers with performance required in applications. The skills gained in this project include all aspects of solid-state laser design and modeling, long wave infrared physics, as well as gain expertise in laser waveguide microfabrication and a knowledge of downstream applications.

Applicants should have completed equivalent research qualifications to an Australian undergraduate degree with first class honours in a relevant discipline (Physics, Opto-electronics, Engineering), such as a Masters degree with substantial thesis component. Early career professionals interested in returning to higher degree studies are also encouraged to apply.

Further information regarding this project, may be obtained by contacting the supervisor: Dr Richard Mildren, telephone: +61-2-9850-8965, email: [email protected]. You can find out more about Dr Mildren's research at www.ics.mq.edu.au/~rmildren.

Project 3. Biomimetic Synthesis of Marine Alkaloids

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences are offering a PhD project led by A/Professor Peter Karuso, internationally recognised for his research into the chemical biology of natural products. This project is being conducted in conjunction with Trinity Bioactives, a New Zealand company dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel natural products.

The overall aim of this research program is to use the structures of marine natural products to design biomimetic syntheses (retrosynthetic analysis based on biogenesis and biosynthesis) and then to develop these new synthetic methods into reactions suitable for Diversity Orientated Synthesis (DOS). This project builds on our biomimetic synthesis of ageladine A to construct small focussed libraries of analogues for biological screening and to develop the key Pictet-Spengler reaction of 2-aminohistamines. Suitable applicants would have first class Honours or an MSc in Organic Chemistry.

Further information on the project may be obtained by contacting AProf Peter Karuso; e-mail: [email protected]

Project 4: Reverse Chemical Proteomics of Marine Natural Products

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences are offering a PhD project led by A/Professor Peter Karuso, internationally recognised for his research into the chemical biology of natural products. This project is being conducted in conjunction with AProf Mark Molloy, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF).

Proteomics is a field invented at Macquarie University and was the home of the world’s first dedicated proteomics facility (APAF). To stay at the forefront of proteomics technologies, we are pioneering the field of reverse chemical proteomics and developing new tools for forward chemical proteomics. The overall aim of this research program is to synthesise or derivatise marine natural products as chemical probes for affinity capture of their cellular protein partners. Suitable applicants would have first class Honours or an MSc in Organic Chemistry. A minor or experience in biochemistry, genomics, mass spectrometry or phage display would be an advantage.

Further information on the project may be obtained by contacting AProf Peter Karuso; e-mail: [email protected]

Project 5. Improving Storytelling in Computer Games

The Department of Computing is offering a PhD project in the area of computer games. The aim of this project is to investigate how digital interactive storytelling can be improved by incorporating mechanisms and heuristics from other forms of interactive storytelling . Interactive digital entertainment, such as computer games, allow users to participate in the creation of the events and stories in the virtual world. The promise is that each user will have an individual and unique experience. However, inherent in all forms of interactive storytelling is the problem of reconciling the freedom of the user and the requirement for a pre-authored plot that has enough detail and coherence to be programmable.

The research will involve a detailed investigation of the methods used by humans in managing non-digital interactive storytelling. Empirical experiments will examine how plots are developed and modified during interaction, how unexpected user actions are handled and how conflicts between storyteller and user intentions are resolved. From the results of these experiments will be derived models that allow these methods to be incorporated in software. Depending on the successful applicant.s interest the final stage of the project would be a proof of concept software system, further experiments extending the range and scope of the models or a consideration of the implications of the results in terms of interactive digital media theory.

Applicants must demonstrate equivalent research qualifications or experience equivalent to an Australian first class Honours degree in one or more of the following areas: Computer Science, Information technology, Psychology, Media Studies. A knowledge of statistics and/or empirical research methods would be an advantage.

Further information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the supervisor Dr. Michael Hitchens; telephone: +61-2- 9850 9538, e-mail:[email protected]

Project 6. Security and Virtualisation

The Department of Computing are offering a PhD project in security and virtualisation. The dramatic resurgence in virtualisation technology and recent developments in trusted computing technology are creating the need for a new approach that combines these technologies to design novel secure virtualised systems. This research will conduct a detailed investigation of secure virtualised systems, develop a new policy based trust enhanced security model enabling dynamic sharing of resources in distributed virtualised environments, design an integrated security and trust management architecture, and demonstrate their effectiveness by developing a secure distributed virtualised Grid computing application scenarios.
Applicants must must demonstrate equivalent research qualifications or experience to an Australian First Class Honours degree in Computer Science or Software or Systems Engineering as well as evidence of their strong programming skills.

Further information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the supervisor Professor Vijay Varadharajan; telephone: +61 2 98509534, email: [email protected].

Project 7. Trust Management in Service Oriented Architectures

The Department of Computing are offering a PhD project on trust management in service oriented architectures. Trust management in service oriented architectures is becoming increasingly significant in distributed enterprise architectures and applications. This project will develop a trust model and trust management architecture for web services based service oriented architectures. It will design a trust management layer for web services and develop algorithms for trust evaluation and analysis. Then it will investigate the application of the proposed trust management architecture in securing distributed web services and applications over the Internet.

Applicants must demonstrate equivalent research qualifications or experience to an Australian First Class Honours degree in Computer Science or Software or Systems Engineering as well as evidence of their strong programming skills.

Further information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the supervisor Professor Vijay Varadharajan; telephone: +61 2 98509534, email: [email protected].
 
Project 8. WIreless Research

The Department of Electronics' Wireless Communications and Networking Laboratory conducts world-class research into next generation wireless technologies. The Research Laboratory has close collaboration links with international institutions and industry around the world. The Laboratory offers PhD research opportunities in exciting new areas of wireless research including cognitive radio networks, wireless body area networks for medical applications, personal area networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks and next generation mobile communications. Engineering graduates who would like to shape the future of wireless communications are encouraged to apply. As part of your research activities you will frequently interact with other researchers in the world with opportunities for extended research visits to other premier institutions. In addition to the standard MQRES scholarships, additional industry-based scholarship top-ups are also available to successful applicants.

For more information regarding projects in these areas may be obtained by contacting Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz, email:[email protected].

Project 9. Climatic Adaptation of Rice in Tropical Australia

The Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University is offering a PhD project led by Associate Professor Brian Atwell. The aim of the project is to investigate how rice and its wild relatives endemic to tropical regions of Australia have adapted to extreme climatic conditions, particularly of temperature and rainfall. The goal is to identify physiological mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance and describe the genes and gene products that underpin stress tolerance. The broad range of genetic material we have available from remote northern Australia and Asia will provide valuable genetic tools in this study.
Depending on the successful applicant’s interest, the PhD project could either focus on physiology and glasshouse studies in the university’s climate change facility, or intensive cell and molecular biology that would entail confocal microscopy, proteomics (Australian Proteome Analysis Facility) and genomics. The key processes of interest are drought and heat tolerance but this project would extend existing postgraduate studies to deal with their interaction. Collaborative studies with other universities such as Sydney, Western Sydney and Western Australia would be included in the project.
Applicants must demonstrate equivalent research qualifications or experience to an Australian First Class Honours degree in one of more of the following areas: plant physiology, biochemistry or cell and molecular biology.

Further information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the supervisor Associate Professor Brian Atwell; telephone: +61-2- 9850 8224, e-mail: [email protected].

Alternatively, create your own project proposal. Contact a Faculty for advice on supervision and discuss your ideas with potential supervisors.

Applications should be forwarded to:

The Scholarship Officer
The Research Hub
Level 3, C5C East
Macquarie University NSW 2109
AUSTRALIA

Prof. Haroub Othman is no more [update]

There are unconfirmed reports out there saying that Prof. Haroub Othman of the University of Dar-Es-Salaam has passed away a few moments ago in Zanzibar. Prof. Othman was in Zanzibar launching his new book.
The person who sen it in, in one e-group says:
I’m shocked, a friend and a parent for me, and this is a report from a friend of mine via MSN, we shall know as day unfolds, apparently had cardiac arrest.
Mroki Mroki, a Tanzania blogger based in Dar es Salaam posts in Kiswahili in his blog that Prof. Othman was in Zanzibar attending the Dhow Festival he met his death while sleeping.
Mhadhiri wa Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es salaam, Prof Haroub Othman (pichani) amefariki dunia alfajiri ya leo katika Kisiwa cha Unguja mjini Zanzibar. Habari zilizoifikia blog hii zinasema Prof. Othman alifariki akiwa usingizini na usiku alikuwa katika tamasha la Majahazi lililoanza jana visiwani humo.
[update starts here]
Issa Michuzi, Dar es Salaam based blogger confirms the death of Professor Haroub Othman through his son, Tahir Haroub Othman
MWANA WA MAREHEMU, TAHIR OTHMA, AKITHIBITISHA HABARI HII AKIWA NJIANI KUELEKEA MSIBANI AKITOKEA DAR, AMEIAMBIA GLOBU YA JAMII KWAMBA MAREHEMU AMEKUTWA AMEFARIKI ASUBUHI HII AMBAPO JANA ALILALA AKIWA BUHERI WA AFYA.
It is expected that Professor Othman will be laid to rest in Unguja, Zanzibar (not sure of date nor time for burial).

This blog sends condolences to the immediate family of the late Professor Haroub Othman, all Tanzanians and the rest of the world who knew him, especially for his keen contribution to socio-political and academic matters.

You provided me with so much insight to many socio-political world issues. I would listen to you or read any of your writings in order to gain understanding on the various national and international social-political situations. Your analysis always taught me something I didn't knew, giving a perspective that I never thought abut. I have rally missed a great guide in this part of life. I will always remember you through your work. My prayers are with you. You will be remembered! May your soul find a rest in eternal peace.
Bismillah Rahmani Rahim. RABANATIL FILDUNIA HASANATAN, Amin. Wafilakhera hasananatan. Amin. Wakiadhab, naal. Amin. Wakina adahb lakbul. Amin.
Innalillah wainna ilahi rajuun (Hakika kwake Mola tumetoka na kwake yeye ndiko tutarejea).
Walhamdulilahi Rabil Aramin!

Msiba uko nyumbani kwake sehemu za Michenzani eneo la Baraste, jumba namba 4 kwenye kona ya Mbonde Telecom (kibanda cha kupigia simu).
Marehemu atazikwa Unguja kesho siku ya Jumatatu, Juni 29 mwaka wa 2009 katika eneo la Kilimani, Zanzibar. Kwa mujibu wa mdogo wa marehemu, Ali Miraji Othman, familia imekubali kuwa hiki kilikuwa ni kifo cha kawaida, kwa hivyo haitafanya uchunguzi wowote ule.