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Paediatric UPdate 2013 a highlight on the calendar
Philip Snyman
Posted on 25 Feb 2013

Over the coming weekend, from 1 to 3 March 2013, the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Pretoria will be hosting the highlight on the Department’s calendar, the annual Paediatric UPdate, now in its fifth year.

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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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Memorandum of Understanding signed between UP and UNL
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 23 Jul 2013

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States of America, signed an Institutional Relations Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, 19 July 2013 at the Principal’s Office at the University of Pretoria.

"We are proud to be partnering with UNL and look forward to strengthening the academic ties around education research and postgraduate studies between the institutions," says Prof Irma Eloff, Dean of the Faculty of Education.

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Building global partnerships in educational research
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 22 Jul 2013

The Faculty of Education is increasing its research intensity and the pursuit of knowledge in education and educational processes. In doing so, it is partnering with global research societies and organisations.

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, recently met with Dr Felice J Levine, the Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Dr Shirley Malcom, the Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programmes of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in Washington DC.

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University of Pretoria staff and students celebrate Mandela Day
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 22 Jul 2013

The University of Pretoria joined the world in celebrating the 95th birthday of former President Nelson Mandela, who sacrificed 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. His birthday, which falls on18 July, has been declared International Mandela Day by the United Nations. Millions of people around the world celebrated this day by volunteering 67 minutes of their time to help make the world a better place by doing something for others.

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Faculty launches its two week long OP 4 Madiba project
Posted on 19 Jul 2013

Nelson Mandela sacrificed most of his life for his country and its people by serving others. He wants South Africans to follow his example, using just 67 minutes of our time. Although Mandela Day was celebrated on 18 July, the Faculty of Veterinary Science has decided to launch a two-week long project called OP 4 MADIBA in support of Mandela Day stretching from 22 July to 2 August 2013.

The project, in collaboration with Community Engagement staff, will be divided in two phases over the two weeks and is aimed at collecting donations for a disadvantaged or poor-resource entity such as an old-aged home.

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Pretoria’s fountains celebrated in new coffee-table book
Web Office / Webkantoor
Posted on 18 Jul 2013

The welcoming springs at the south entrance to the city of Pretoria, commonly known as ‘The Fountains’, are more than a spectacular water feature and have in fact been supplying Pretoria with water for almost 160 years.

To highlight the importance of groundwater for urban areas, a coffee-table book entitled Pretoria’s Fountains – Arteries of Life was launched on 16 July 2013 at the University of Pretoria (UP). This book is the culmination of the Hydrological Heritage Overview project, funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and led by UP.

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Successful inaugural African GeoRabble
Posted on 16 Jul 2013

The inaugural African GeoRabble was hosted by the University of Pretoria and sponsored by AAM Africa. Over 30 GeoRabblers from industries spanning education, government, private and non-profit organisations were treated to geoinspired talks from academic and industrial leaders.

First up was Peter Schmitz who shared on how GIS is being used to solve complex crime mysteries.

Peter was followed by Marius van der Merwe who unpacked “cloud computing in plain English”, how it affects the GIS community in a world where people demand information at their fingertips. This was a truly inspiring look into the future of GIS applications and data storage, dissemination and analysis.

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Renowned University of Pretoria academic takes topics like Stem Cell Research and Gender Identity to the public arena
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 16 Jul 2013

We regularly see headlines in the media around stem cells, DNA and the human genome, as well as sexuality which might be considered ‘different’ – the list is long. Questions about the interplay between our genetic makeup and parental influence in defining who and what we are never seem to cease.

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