TuksChess has been revived, and is here to stay for generations to come at the University of Pretoria.
The University wants to play a part in the growth of chess.
It is in this regard that the University has taken this chance, and decided to bring back chess as a sport .
It was in the aspect of wanting to create new GM’s (Grandmasters) in chess and therefore possibly becoming SA leaders in chess.
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day bigger and better! - 29/08/2014
This year’s eagerly anticipated Faculty of Health Sciences’ Research Day at the University of Pretoria (UP) was an eclectic mix of research, education and innovation. The event afforded researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students from UP the opportunity to present their research findings to the Faculty. Participants presented their endeavours in the form of oral and/or poster presentations.
Harnessing the power of the sun - 29/08/2014
Prof Ken Craig and his research group in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering are focusing on the sun and the energy it can provide us. Although the familiar domestic solar panels and solar geysers are becoming more widespread, these provide only local power or energy and are not suitable for large-scale power generation. Therefore, Prof Craig decided to focus on concentrated solar power or CSP.
UP specialist registrar awarded prestigious NIH fellowship - 29/08/2014
Dr Likhona Masika, a specialist registrar in UP’s Department of Chemical Pathology, has been awarded a prestigious two-year fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. The NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and is the world's largest biomedical research agency.
A new generation of research-driven leaders in agriculture - 28/08/2014
South Africa is a fertile land, so how is it that we have to date been unable to effectively feed our people? According to Mr Shaun Berry of BASF-Becker Underwood, a company involved in a joint research grant partnership with the University of Pretoria and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), not enough research is currently being done to develop new technology for South African farmers.
Ethical Research Workshop - 25/08/2014
On 18 August 2014, Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education at UP, hosted a seminar focusing on ethically responsible research. The theme of the seminar was ‘Human research participants and the ethically responsible advancement of science’. A paper was presented at the event by Dr Felice J Levine, Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association.
Chess is a board game which is played between two opponents.
The modern chess aroused in Europe, during the second half of the 15th century. Presently chess has earned a spot as one of the most popular games in the world. It is now played all over the world by everyone of any age.
Chess is played on what is known as a chessboard, which is a square-checkered board having 64 squares arranged in an eight by eight grid.
At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces (8 Pawns, 2 Rooks, 2 Knights, 2 Bishops, 1 Queen, and 1 King), one player has white, while the other has black ones.
The objective of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, whereby the King is in check and cannot move it out of check in the next move.