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Wits honours UP's Prof John Skinner
Posted on 31 May 2011

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has bestowed its highest academic honour - DSc Honoris Causa - on the University of Pretoria's Prof John Skinner in recognition of his huge contribution to South African and international science in the fields of zoology and mammalogy. The citation noted that "no one has done more to bring zoology to the attention of the South African community, whether it be game farmers, agricultural extension officers, or the visitor to a national park, or to bring South African mammalogy to the attention of the international research community".

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Prof Majozi wins NSTF-BHP Billiton Award
Posted on 31 May 2011

Prof Thokozani Majozi of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Science, received the NSTF-BHP Billiton Award for his research and its outputs at the awards gala dinner that took place on Thursday, 26 May 2011.

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International Year of Chemistry Celebrations: The University of Pretoria hosted the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM).
Posted on 31 May 2011

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has declared 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). The IYC 2011 commemorates the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to humankind, including how chemists and other scientists work to protect the environment, develop lifesaving new medicines and create cleaner, greener and more sustainable sources of energy, as well as design new materials for cars, buildings, electronics as products, medical implants and a host of other products.

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UP and Pretoria Central Prison hosted concert for offenders.
Posted on 31 May 2011

UP's Department of Community of Engagement and the Pretoria Central Prison hosted a theatrical production called "The Stormy Weather", at the prison's hall on Friday, 27 May 2011.

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Chemical Engineering Professor wins NSTF Award
Posted on 31 May 2011

Professor Thokozani Majozi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), has won one of the major NSTF Awards. The NSTF Category B Award recognizes the contribution of an individual through research and its outputs over the last 5 ? 10 years.

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Visit by Prof James Midgley from University of California, Berkeley
Posted on 30 May 2011

Prof James Midgley (Harry & Riva Specht Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley) - an authority in the field of developmental social work and social development and author of many books and articles on the topic - recently visited the Department of Social Work & Criminology.


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TuksRugby : UP-Tuks 1 almost there
Posted on 30 May 2011

UP-Tuks 1 is within breathing space of retaining the Lucas Strachan Shield, the silver ware at stake in the Carlton Cup first round.

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TuksAthletics Academy athletes shine in Namibia
TuksAthletics Academy
Posted on 30 May 2011

Four of the TuksSport High School & Tuks/hpc Athletics Academy athletes represented the SA team from 28 - 29 May at the Southern Region Youth Championships in Namibia and all of them brought back medals.

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UP Professor receives the Queen's Award for her contribution to forestry
Posted on 26 May 2011

The Commonwealth Forestry Association has bestowed Prof Jolanda Roux with the Queen's Award for her contribution to forestry. The award, which recognises the achievements and supports the future work of an outstanding mid-career forester, comprises a certificate, a cash prize and a travel grant.

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Book Launch: 'The Death of our Society'
Posted on 26 May 2011

The Centre for Politics and Research (Pretoria) invites you to the launch of Prince Mashele's book, "The death of our society", on Wednesday 8 June 2011.

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