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Women in Computing – UP staff and students inspire girls
Irene Schoeman
Posted on 09 Jun 2014

Sci-Enza, the science centre at the University of Pretoria (UP), was selected to receive a WeTech Seed Fund Grant to support its ICT: Girls who dare to be there! project in Pretoria.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
DUR
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, on behalf of the University community, joins South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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International association honours Prof Kobus Maree as distinguished psychologist
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 25 Jul 2014

Professor Kobus Maree, professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was named a fellow of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP) at its quadrennial international congress held in Paris during July. Some 4 500 psychologists from 100 countries attended the congress of this association founded in 1920.

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TuksSport athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games
Vuyo Nxakala
Posted on 25 Jul 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games, and it will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Around 4 560 athletes will be competing in 17 different sports.

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UP staff member finds herself in a different league
Renee Conradie
Posted on 25 Jul 2014

Fatima Cassim, who heads the Division of Information Design in the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, sees increasing potential for design to address some of the complex social, environmental and political problems that society faces. She believes, in particular, that design thinking as a problem-solving methodology can help to envision and enable new futures and mobilise citizens to take action in more meaningful ways. In keeping with this viewpoint, she focuses on design activism and design citizenship in her doctoral thesis at UP.

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UP Fine Arts graduate overall winner of the Absa L’Atelier art competition 2014
Shenaz Mahomed
Posted on 24 Jul 2014

The Absa L’Atelier art competition is South Africa’s most prestigious annual art event. The award to be won in this competition not only assures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. The competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). This year, recent UP graduate Liberty Battson was announced the overall winner for 2014.

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Faculty of Health Sciences’ research in Limpopo paves the road for exciting collaborations on prostate cancer
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 24 Jul 2014

The Department of Urology and School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP) have been instrumental in the health research being done in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. The presence of UP in the Thohoyandou area has led to a collaborative partnership with a globally recognised access programme, PHAKAMISA, that aims to directly impact on the outcomes achieved with treating and caring for patients suffering from cancer and on the needs of those managing this dreaded disease. This will include support to health care providers as well as prostate cancer patients.

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UP's Dr Phatho Cele Zondi to be Chief Medical Officer for Team SA at 2014 Commonwealth Games
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 23 Jul 2014

Dr Phatho Cele Zondi, lecturer in Sports Medicine at UP, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Team South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. These games will take place from 23 July to 3 August.

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The role of religion in society and culture researched
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

Religion is becoming an increasingly important phenomenon within the global village. It occurs persistently in various forms. Therefore research on the role of religion in politics, sociology, psychology and cultural studies cannot be ignored. Prof Johann Meylahn, a practical theologian in UP’s Faculty of Theology, who has a C2 rating from the NRF, is currently doing research in this field. Philosophy and lived-religion is his latest research interest. He brings philosophy, specifically critical theory, hermeneutics, metaphysics and phenomenology, into conversation with lived-religion.

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