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IUFRO appoints Prof Mike Wingfield as new President
Martie Meyer
Posted on 14 Oct 2014

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) announced the appointment of Prof Mike Wingfield as new President on 10 October 2014. IUFRO’s International Council elected him during a meeting at the 24th IUFRO World Congress, which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

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Centre for Human Rights celebrates human rights champion Navi Pillay
Norman Taku
Posted on 09 Oct 2014

On Friday 3 October 2014, the Centre for Human Rights was privileged to play host to Ms Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She delivered a public lecture on her work as High Commissioner in the Senate Hall of the University of Pretoria.

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Postgraduate Biochemistry student won first prize at SASBMB
Martie Meyer
Posted on 08 Oct 2014

Dina Coertzen, a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, recently won the first prize (award for the most meritorious poster) at the 24th Conference of the South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB).

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Unlocking the genetic triggers for schizophrenia
Michelle Galloway
Posted on 08 Oct 2014

‘Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder and has huge implications for sufferers and their families – some patients are unable to work or function in ordinary society. It is an umbrella term that may include different illnesses when we find the cause,’ says Prof Louw Roos of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP). ‘We currently treat the symptoms, not the causes, and, depending on treatment compliance, sufferers may end up in care facilities for long periods of time.’

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UP seals a partnership with the University of Stuttgart
DUR
Posted on 02 Oct 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria and her counterpart from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Prof Dr Wolfram Ressel, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutions.

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VC appointed to head NACI
DUR
Posted on 02 Oct 2014

The Vice Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor.

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Notification to Alumni
DUR
Posted on 01 Oct 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Alumni Annual General Meeting scheduled for 9 October 2014 is postponed until a date which will be communicated at a later stage.

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Heritage Day Message
DUR
Posted on 23 Sep 2014

September 24 is a very special day in South Africa’s calendar where we all come together to celebrate our heritage. This year the University of Pretoria celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and acknowledges the diversity of cultures and traditions that give us our shared heritage.

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TuksFootball shines for the University of Pretoria
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

TuksFootball has made the University extremely proud by retaining the Varsity Sports title, said the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey on Thursday at a function where the 2014 champions were duly honoured.

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Daspoort Clinic Celebrates 50 years!
DUR
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

Medical and health care science students have been providing free primary health care and assistive interventions to needy patients in Daspoort for 50 years.

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