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Prof Lourie Terblanche receives EAPA Member of the Year award
Liana le Roux
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Prof Lourie Terblanche from our Department was recently awarded ‘EAPA Member of the Year’ at the Annual International Conference of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 04 Dec 2013

A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.

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UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition
Dr HC Myburgh
Posted on 03 Dec 2013

The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.

Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.

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Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UP
B Huyssen
Posted on 03 Dec 2013

The Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Prof Josua Meyer, has received an award by the World Education Congress as Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

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Season's greetings
Posted on 03 Dec 2013

Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.

Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.

Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.

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Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 27 Nov 2013

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Students contribute towards saving the rhino
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 27 Nov 2013

Students of the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria in October where ceramic rhinos, painted by students and lecturers, were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.

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Dean of Humanities co-editor of new book on apartheid racism
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Nov 2013

Prof Norman Duncan, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at UP, is one of the editors of a new thought-provoking book on racism, entitled Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Psychosocial Praxis. The book, co-edited by Professor Garth Stevens and Dr Derek Hook will be launched at the end of 2013.

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ASSAf recognises outstanding meritorious service
Patricia Scholtz
Posted on 22 Nov 2013

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has awarded Professor Robin Crewe the prestigious Gold Medal for Outstanding Meritorious Service at the launch of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria. It is only the second time the award that acknowledges exceptional service to the Academy, has been bestowed since its inception in 2008.

Crewe served as President of ASSAf from 2004 to 2012. During this time, the Academy grew from a small organisation to being a well-established Academy that enables the generation of evidence-based solutions to national problems.

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Seven new books launched in the Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education / Fakulteit Opvoedkunde
Posted on 21 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Education launched seven new books on 6 November 2013. The books flowed from the pens of a number of productive staff members in the Faculty.

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