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Disability awareness in Mamelodi schools
Fiona Millan
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

On Thursday 14 April 2011, the Occupational Therapy (OT) students of the University of Pretoria held a disability day to spread disability awareness across Mamelodi.

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Dead artist opens his own exhibition
UP Arts
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

Throughout his life the famous South African avant-garde artist, Christo Coetzee (1929-2000) was a controversial figure. On 4 May 2011 Christo Coetzee will open an extraordinary exhibition of 64 of his works in the Edoardo Villa Museum, Old Merensky Building on the main campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Katinka Heyns-Barnard receives honorary degree
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

On 14 April 2011, South African entertainment legend Katina Heyns-Barnard received an honorary doctorate from the UP Drama Department.

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UP academic co-chairs the Global Young Academy
Martie Meyer
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

The Global Young Academy (GYA), an international, independent, science-based institution that aims for excellence and impact that was launched last year, elected Prof Bernard Slippers of the University of Pretoria (UP) as the Co-chair. Prof Slippers is an Associate Professor from the Department of Genetics in the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute.

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International expert appointed as the new Director of the Mammal Research Institute
Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

Prof Robert (Bob) Millar has been appointed as the new Director of the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences from 1 April 2011.

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Seventeen doctorates for Faculty of Theology
Posted on 16 Apr 2011

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria has celebrated the achievements of their students at the Autumn Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 8 April 2011. Seventeen students were awarded the degree Doctor of Philosophy.

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TuksAthletics Academy athletes to represent SA
Academy office
Posted on 15 Apr 2011

Four of TuksSport High School learners were selected to be part of the SA team that will compete in the Southern Region Youth Championships in Windhoek, Namibia from 27-29 May. The four athletes have also qualified for the World Youth Championships that will be taking place in Lille, France in July this year.



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Higher Education qualification for Head of Theology Department
Posted on 15 Apr 2011

Prof Graham Duncan, Head of the Department of Church History and Church Polity was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) with distinction from the Faculty of Education at the Autumn Graduation Ceremony on 12 April 2011.

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University of Pretoria supports appointment of its Senior Vice-Principal as Administrator of University of Zululand
Posted on 15 Apr 2011

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande's decision to appoint Prof Chris de Beer, Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP) as Administrator of the University of Zululand enjoys the full support of UP.

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UP academics nominated for NSTF Awards
Posted on 15 Apr 2011

Four of the University of Pretoria's academics and the University's Faculty of Veterinary Science have been named as finalists in this year's National Science and Technology Foundation (NSTF) Awards.

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