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Interuniversity Symposium on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
DUR
Posted on 25 Jun 2014

The Division of Plastic Surgery and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences held an interuniversity symposium on the topic 'Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery: at the interface between basic and clinical sciences'.

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Handle with care: Fascinated by bats
DUR
Posted on 24 Jun 2014

Caves, darkness and the constant chattering of bats swooshing past her head - it's all in a day’s work for Prof Wanda Markotter, who says she is "mesmerised" by these elusive creatures.


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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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TuksCricket : Tuks 1 off to flying start at USSA 2011
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 06 Dec 2011

Assupol Tuks 1 got off to a flying start yesterday on the opening day of the 2011 USSA Tournament hosted by the University of Pretoria.

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UP research tackles ticks
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

One hostile little creature is causing devastation to cattle farmers in all the major livestock-production provinces of South Africa. Dr Christine Maritz-Olivier of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria (UP) is leading a group of postgraduate students who are achieving success with finding a solution to alleviate and hopefully eradicate the current problem of cattle ticks. Their work includes an advisory service offered to farmers on the selection of dipping agents to which resistance has not yet been established on their farms, as well as on vaccine development against the parasite. This combination has proved to be a powerful force in combating this parasite. This service not only benefits the farmer, but also enriches the group’s research data.

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UP is pioneer in ground-breaking conservation research
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Library Services, in cooperation with South African National Parks (SANParks), held an insightful workshop in the Merensky 2 Library on 30 July 2014. The purpose was to present some of the valuable research being conducted at UP to assist with rhino and elephant conservation.

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UP vets receive Rhino Conservation Awards for their research
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

On World Game Ranger Day, 31 July, the Game Ranger Association of Africa (GRAA) held its annual Rhino Conservation Awards Ceremony to acknowledge the committed efforts of individuals and organisations involved in the protection of our endangered species. Those honoured during the ceremony included Drs Gerhard Steenkamp and Johan Marais, two outstanding veterinarians from the University of Pretoria.

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GIBS and Primedia Unlimited Mall Division uncover shopping mall gold
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Primedia Unlimited’s Mall Division have joined forces to conduct a shopping mall survey to ascertain shopper behaviour and how it is impacted by advertising.

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IFNuW leads a national accreditation initiative and opens career paths for students
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 01 Aug 2014

The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW) of the University of Pretoria (UP) is the driving force behind an important initiative aimed at ensuring the adequacy of food, not only in quantity but also in quality, that is available to the South African public.

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Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker
Renee Conradie
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.

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