Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research established in UP’s Faculty of Education
Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The Living Lab for Innovative Teaching Research at the University of Pretoria (LLITUP), a research unit aimed at interdisciplinary research collaboration in teaching and learning, was launched at UP’s Groenkloof Library Research Commons on 17 October 2014.
Kovsie First Year Moot Court Competition - TuksLaw triumphs (again)!
Mary-Ann Gettliffe BCom (Law) III/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 20 Oct 2014
The University of Pretoria TuksLaw teams proved again that they are indeed the cream of the crop at the 10th Annual First Year Kovsie Moot Court Competition which was hosted by the University of the Free State from 2 to 6 October 2014.
UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows
Ansa Heyl / Tanya Nyathi
Posted on 17 Oct 2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.
The more termites, the merrier the aardwolves
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
What do aardwolves and whales have in common? Both are extremely picky eaters, to the point of only feeding on one foodstuff over and over again. As is the case with some whales and the plankton they eat, aardwolves will rather eat less than diversify their menus to include anything other than their favourite termites.
UP celebrates the beginning of a new era for TuksSport High School
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), turned the sod at the start of construction of a new building for TuksSport High School at the University of Pretoria’s LC de Villiers Sports Grounds. This milestone, made possible by a donation from the Athletics Foundation Trust, was celebrated by the staff from UP’s High Performance Centre and TuksSport.
Another winner in the Norton Rose Fulbright Tax Thesis Competition
Posted on 06 Oct 2014
Dr Benjamin Kujinga a former LLD student and now senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law was the winner in the doctoral category of the Norton Rose Fulbright Tax Thesis Competition for 2014. The title of his thesis is “Comparative analysis of the efficacy of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule as a measure against impermissible income tax avoidance in South Africa”, with Prof Riel Franzsen as his supervisor.
Faculty gets a new leader for teaching and learning
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 01 Oct 2014
Prof Johan Oberholster, currently the CA Programme Manager, has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, with effect from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2016. Prof Oberholster will continue in his position as CA Programme Manager during this period.
Unifying pathology and laboratory medicine in the era of P4 medicine
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
The 54th International Congress of the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology, which was proudly co-hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences, recently took place at the purpose-built CSIR International Convention Centre. The organising committee was mindful of the prestige of the conference and put together a superb programme for this forum and gathering of pathologists and scientists in laboratory medicine from both the public and the private sector.
Mail and Guardian chooses UP scientists as the voices of science
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
The newspaper Mail & Guardian (M&G) is running a six-month project called Science Voices, which aims to help postgraduate science students to present their academic writing in a language that is understandable and enjoyable for the general public to read. Postgraduate students submitted their articles to M&G and top articles were selected and published. Two PhD candidates and one MSc candidate from UP’s Institutional Research Theme (IRT) on Food, Nutrition and Well-being were selected for this prestigious profile supplement published by M&G.