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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Drama researchers interrogate masculinity
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

At the conference "Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media" (13-14 September 2012, Stellenbosch), two Drama lecturers and one postgraduate student delivered papers on various aspects of masculinity.

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New technique finds anti-HIV compounds in indigenous plant species
DUR
Posted on 10 Apr 2014

An indigenous grey-leaved shrub with clusters of tiny honey-scented flowers has given University of Pretoria researcher Dr Heino Heyman all the proof that he wanted: that nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based techniques can speed up the testing of various compounds to see which can be used at best to develop HIV medicines

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Economics PhD recipient appointed at the University of Chicago
Department of Economics
Posted on 10 Apr 2014

Dr Jacques Ngoie Kibambe, who received his MPhil (2005) and his PhD (2009) in Economics from the University of Pretoria, has recently been offered the opportunity to join the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, as a research fellow. During his two-year fellowship he will be researching household bargaining and its impact on educational attainment in South Africa.

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UP student recipient of Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Prestige Prize in Architecture
Nico Botes
Posted on 09 Apr 2014

Mr Craig Mitchell, a student in the Department of Architecture at UP, is one of three recipients of bursaries worth R50 000 each. At a function in Durban last Thursday evening, Dr Riaan Els, CEO of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation, announced the three recipients.

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Journey to a world-class academic department
DUR
Posted on 08 Apr 2014

In the 70 years that The Department of Surgery at University of Pretoria has been in existence it has produced internationally sought after general medical doctors and generalist surgeons. The new focus of the department is to develop specialised specialist surgeons and academic clinician scientists while retaining its excellence in training general medical doctors and generalist surgeons.

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Alexander Melck wins at SAFTAs
Drama Department
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

Alexander Melck, an MA student at the Drama Department, won the presitigious South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Editing of a Documentary Short.

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Have airlines created their own currency?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

At the recent 17th Hamburg Aviation Conference in Germany, Prof Berendien Lubbe, of the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, warned that the number of unredeemed passenger airline miles is reaching what some have termed “catastrophic proportions”. Prof Lubbe was the only South African invited to present a paper at the conference.

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Postgraduate Students Crossing Boundaries in Tourism Research
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies
Posted on 04 Apr 2014

The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was once again invited to showcase their growing research capacity at the annual research colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT). The UP Department was well represented by the team members of an ongoing research project on the harmonisation of tourist guide standards across the Southern African region.

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Prof De la Rey kick-starts the 2014 Woolly Winter Campaign
DUR
Posted on 03 Apr 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, launched the 2014 Woolly Winter Campaign by donating her first blanket at Tuks FM studios. The campaign is the University’s annual blanket drive initiative aimed at supporting and bringing relief to those in dire need of warmth this winter.

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