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Celebrated tropical botanist delivers last Centenary lecture
Prof Braam van Wyk and Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 21 Nov 2008

Renowned French botanist and Botany Professor Emeritus Francis Hallé of the University of Montpellier, France, delivered the last of the Centenary lectures at the University of Pretoria on 18 November 2008. He spoke on canopy exploration in tropical rainforests.

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Indian academic to deliver centenary lecture on constitutional provisions pertaining to access and equity in education
Posted on 11 Nov 2008

Dr Kavita A Sharma, Principal of the Hindu College, University of Delhi, will speak on “Constitutional provisions pertaining to access and equity in education including the 1st and 93rd amendments of the Indian Constitution and interpretation of those provisions by the courts” at the University of Pretoria on Thursday 13 November 2008.

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Business leader delivers Anton Rupert Memorial Lecture
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 16 Oct 2008

Business leader Dr Johann Rupert delivered the Anton Rupert Memorial Lecture at the University of Pretoria on 15 October. The lecture formed part of the centenary celebrations of the University.

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Unique University of Pretoria art project links up with social responsiblilty
Posted on 29 Sep 2008

The centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria were energised by ideas and experiences in performance art, community art and land art.

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Stef Bos in SAAM
Posted on 04 Aug 2008

See Stef Bos at the University of Pretoria, Friday 8 August.

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Ibero-American Music Festival on at the University
Posted on 18 Jul 2008

The second concert of the Ibero-American Music Festival takes place at the University on Saturday 19 July 2008 at 19:00 in the Musaion.

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International behavioural ecologist presents Centenary lecture
Posted on 18 Jul 2008

Intenational behavioural ecologist and sociobiologist Prof Raghavendra Gadagkar of the Centre for Ecological Studies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bagalore, India, presented a Centenary lecture at the University on 15 July 2008.

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International behavioural ecologist to present Centenary lecture at University
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 09 Jul 2008

Prof Raghavendra Gadagkar of the Centre for Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science will present a public lecture on his work at the University on Tuesday 15 July 2008.

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Pioneer on cognitive aging to visit University
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 13 Jun 2008

Dr Anderson Smith, Senior Vice-Provost of Academic Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology and a pioneer in the Institute's programme on cognitive aging will present a public lecture on adult changes in memory at the University on 19 June 2008.

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Most valuable exhibition ever hosted on campus
Gerard de Kamper
Posted on 13 Jun 2008

Mr Alec Wapnick, an alumnus of Tukkies and prominent Pretoria businessman, has over decades built up an extraordinary collection of works of art on the growth and development of Pretoria. The collection will be exhibited on the University's Hatfield campus from 17 June.

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TuksAlumni Legends 2008 attracts thousands
Danie van Wyk
Posted on 06 Jun 2008

The past weekend (31 May 2008) TuksAlumni Road Runners staged their annual 21.1 and 10 km walks/runs at the Air Force Base Waterkloof in Centurion. Approximately 1800 runners and walkers competed.

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Choir celebrates 40 years
Pamela Oosthuizen
Posted on 26 May 2008

Tuks Camerata, previously known as the Tukkie Choir, celebrated its 40th birthday during the University of Pretoria's Alumni Homecoming Week in May.

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Hendrik van der Bijl lecture to focus on engineering education in South Africa
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 26 May 2008

The annual Hendrik van der Bijl memorial lecture on the role of engineering in society takes place at the University of Pretoria on 28 May 2008.

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The Department of Visual Arts showcases alumni as part of UP's centenary celebrations
Posted on 22 May 2008

As part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria (UP) the Department of Visual Arts is staging two exhibitions that showcase the work of alumni and staff who have made their mark on the local and international design and fine arts landscape.

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Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the British government, Sir David King, presents Centenary Lecture
Phindi Nkosi
Posted on 08 May 2008

South African-born, Sir David King, presented the annual Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecture at the University of Pretoria as part of the Centenary Lecture Series of the University of Pretoria. This prestigious event was attended by scientists, local and international delegates as well as the general public

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Centenary flame burns brightly
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 23 Apr 2008

All who enter the Hatfield campus through the main entrance in Roper Street will notice the flame which burns in front of the Client Service Centre at certain times of the day.

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Renowned electrochemist speaks on electrochemistry for nanotechnology
Dr Kenneth Ozoemena
Posted on 18 Apr 2008

Prof Richard Compton of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of the University of Oxford and a world-renowned electrochemist and Editor-in-Chief of the Electrochemistry Communications (a top journal amongst the major electrochemistry journals), was the main speaker at the just concluded SA-UK Research Network workshop on "Electrochemistry for Nanotechnology" .

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Nobel prize winner Prof Sydney Brenner visits UP campus
Estelle Walmsley & Rene Bosman
Posted on 31 Mar 2008

South African-born Prof Sydney Brenner, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in the category of Physiology or Medicine for 2002, visited the UP campus recently as a guest of the University.

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University honours Leading Minds in Research
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 27 Mar 2008

The University honoured close on one hundred researchers at a prestigious gala event on March 26 as part of its centenary celebrations. Tribute was paid to UP's Leading Minds for the contributions made in their respective fields of expertise over the past hundred years.

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Nobel prize winner Prof Sydney Brenner to visit UP campus
Estelle Walmsley
Posted on 20 Mar 2008

South African-born Prof Sydney Brenner, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in the category of Physiology or Medicine for 2002, visits the UP campus next week as a guest of the University.

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Tuks Camerata celebrates 40 years of choral singing in centenary year
Pamela Oosthuizen
Posted on 19 Mar 2008

Tuks Camerata, the University of Pretoria choir that specialises in Western art music, celebrates 40 years of choral singing today.

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BookJol makes its mark
Posted on 10 Mar 2008

Thousands of people visited the first UP BookJol at the University of Pretoria's Hatfield campus.
Exhibitions by leading booksellers, interesting lectures by the who?s who in the world of South African literature and a symposium on e-books were just some of the events that attracted visitors from Pretoria and beyond.

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Unique UP book collection at BookJol
Posted on 05 Mar 2008

Approximately a thousand of the University of Pretoria's own publications is on display at the BookJol taking place until Saturday, 8 March.


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A century in the service of knowledge UP celebrates a 100 years
Emmerentia Nel
Posted on 08 Feb 2008

On February 10, the University of Pretoria celebrates its centenary and staff, students, alumni and former principals and Chancellors gathered at the Aula on the Hatfield campus on Friday, February 8, for the official birthday party.

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UP celebrates Centenary with candle light walk
Posted on 08 Feb 2008

A special candle light walk by students to celebrate the University of Pretoria's centenary took place at the University of Pretoria (UP), Main Campus on Thursday 7, February 2008.

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First centenary publication is out
Posted on 10 Jan 2008

A calendar produced by the Department of Plant Science in commemoration of its centenary is now available. The department, previously known as the Department of Botany, celebrates its centenary in tandem with the University.

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UP Centenary Staff Celebration
Posted on 26 Nov 2007

In commemoration of the University's Centenary in 2008, a birthday celebration will be held for staff on the Hatfield campus on Friday afternoon 8 February.

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Centenary Flame
Posted on 22 Nov 2007

A flame symbolizing one hundred years of scholarship and learning will burn throughout the centenary year to mark the historic event.

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Centenary Rose
Posted on 09 Oct 2007

A rose specially pollinated, selected and cultivated to celebrate the University of Pretoria's Centenary in 2008 was launched at a garden party at the University on Tuesday 9 October 2007.

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Centenary Shop
Posted on 09 Oct 2007

A shop stocked with Centenary memorabilia will soon be opening its doors in the Old Arts building on the Hatfield campus and will be open for business early in 2008.

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