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Re-a-bua dialogue sessions – celebrating diversity and creating unity at UP
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 11 Jun 2014

In September 2013, the Department of Human Capital and Transformation embarked on an exciting initiative to get staff and students talking about issues related to the creation of an inclusive and enabling environment at UP.

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Building a bridge between the ancient past and the present
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 10 Jun 2014

Prof Kobus Kok, a lecturer in UP’s Department of New-Testament Studies, is one of the first New Testament academics in the world to bring the Dialogical Self Theory in line with the construction of early Christian identity. Through his latest research, he is building a bridge between the past and the present by reading the ancient texts through a socio-scientific lens in order to illustrate the ancient world’s relevance for today.

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UP Graduates chosen for cross-continental management programme
Department of Economics
Posted on 10 Jun 2014

Two graduates of the Department of Economics, Mashuping Liphoko and Mpho Tsebe, have been chosen to join the amazing 3Continent Master of Science in Global Management (3CMGM) programme. This is the second consecutive year in which UP graduates have been selected for this highly acclaimed program.

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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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High-performance research leads to high-performance individuals
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 09 Jun 2014

Imagine a top rugby player knew the exact reason why he had not been selected for the team and why his position had been given to another player. What if schools in resource-constrained communities could really become facilities used optimally for social change? In a day and age where power and competition are what motivate achievement, solutions for improvement would be greatly beneficial. Prof Peet du Toit of the Department of Physiology has devised methods to evaluate performance and applications to improve education methods. These indicators are based on a holistic approach to research, testing an array of variables to give a thorough indication of an individual’s true level of performance and development.

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Re-thinking development: finding peace on Earth
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

It was fitting, on World Environment Day, for UP to host Dr Vandana Shiva, who has been acclaimed by Time magazine as an "environmental hero". Dr Shiva, speaking on "Re-thinking development in the 21st century', had a full house at the 5 June event.

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UP expert contributes to textbook set to become benchmark for international forensic medicine
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

Dr Ryan Blumenthal, a senior specialist in the Department of Forensic Medicine in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences, contributed a chapter to the Handbook of Forensic Medicine, edited by Burkhard Madea and published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2014. The book is set to become the benchmark for international forensic medicine.

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Brian Molefe Alumni Breakfast
DUR
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

Transnet’s CEO, Brian Molefe, hosted the UP Alumni breakfast by providing an insightful talk on how industrialisation and intra-Africa trade can drive Africa forward. Molefe examined how infrastructure development projects can boost industrialisation initiatives, and emphasised the importance of innovation as a stimulus for creative solutions for African problems.

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UP students win national leg of 2014 CIMA Global Business Challenge
Department of Financial Management
Posted on 05 Jun 2014

Four BCom (Financial Management) students, Annetjie van Rooyen, Thube Mbethe, Lise-Marie Landman and Hanre Erasmus won the national leg of the 2014 CIMA Global Business Challenge.

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Hearing screening now child’s play thanks to Tukkies App
DUR
Posted on 05 Jun 2014

Is it possible that a hearing screening test can be so quick and easy to do that even a toddler can perform it? Yes, it is, thanks to the hearScreen cell phone app that has been developed by audiologist Prof De Wet Swanepoel and his team from the University of Pretoria (UP).

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