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Dr Lucy Montgomery on Open Access and monograph publishing
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

The Department of Library Services invites you to attend this lecture by Deputy Director at Knowledge Unlatched, Lucy Montgomery. Dr Montgomery will focus on monograph publishing and its impact and the challenges it faces across the globe

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Top international guest lecturer visits UP
DUR
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

The University’s Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG), led by Professor Don Cowan, has played host to one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field of microbial plant polysaccharide degradation and bioconversion of plant biomass.


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Aeronautical Engineers making a difference
L.Smith
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

In response to the much publicised problem of rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park, a team of students from the University of Pretoria and three partner universities are designing and building an unmanned fixed-wing aircraft equipped with intelligence gathering sensors, such as cameras with night vision, which will enable park rangers to pro-actively fight poaching.

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UP Professor awarded UNESCO-UNU Chair
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 11 Mar 2014

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, associate professor in the department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at UP, has been appointed as Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People by UNESCO in collaboration with the United Nations University.

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University of Pretoria hosts Setlogane Manchidi at its first alumni business breakfast for 2014
Edwin Naidu
Posted on 10 Mar 2014

Mr Setlogane Manchidi, Investec’s head of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in South Africa, launched this year’s series of alumni business breakfast events organised by the Office of Alumni Relations on Friday, 7 March 2014. The topic of his presentation was “Why purpose should be central to corporate giving".

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Tuks Camerata gets high recognition
Renee Conradie
Posted on 07 Mar 2014

Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.

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Prof Kenneth Ozoemena ranked in top 1% of world’s chemists
Martie Meyer
Posted on 06 Mar 2014

Based on his citation rate, Prof Kenneth Ozoemena, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry, was ranked in the world's top 1% of chemists. This is according to the Essential Science Indicators of ISI Thomson Reuters and is based on journal article citation rates.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
DUR
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, on behalf of the University community, joins South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

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Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution
Thompson Chengeta
Posted on 05 Mar 2014

On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

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Kumba Virtual Reality Centre for Mine Design
Renee Conradie
Posted on 05 Mar 2014

Another impressive ‘first in Africa’ project for the University of Pretoria: a virtual reality centre for Mining Design that will change the face of teaching. It is a dream that started late 2011, come true.

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