Drama researchers interrogate masculinity
Posted on 26 Sep 2012
At the conference "Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media" (13-14 September 2012, Stellenbosch), two Drama lecturers and one postgraduate student delivered papers on various aspects of masculinity.
Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister outlines her country’s foreign policy
Posted on 02 Jul 2013
Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations of the Philippines, Laura Q Del Rosario, delivered a lecture on her country’s foreign policy’s implications in Southern Africa. She addressed both the domestic and international diplomatic corps, as well as University of Pretoria staff.
The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria is strengthening ties with the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. The Dean, Prof Irma Eloff, recently visited the Lincoln campus and the Rosehill campus at Fordham in New York.
Prof Eloff met with leading Fordham scholars in education, as well as arts and humanities. Mutual areas for long-term academic collaboration were explored.
Three UP scientists among NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards 2013 winners
Posted on 28 Jun 2013
Three distinguished UP scientists are among the winners of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards for 2013. The annual awards are hosted in partnership with BHP Billiton and the winners were announced during a ceremony on Thursday night.
Prof Robert Millar, Director of the Mammal Research Unit and the MRC Receptor Biology Unit received the lifetime achiever Award to an individual for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) over a lifetime.
Research on ‘Roll-your own’ cigarette smokers in SA indicates that they’re less confident to quit smoking
Posted on 25 Jun 2013
The Head of Clinical Unit in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, Prof Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, has conducted a research which highlighted the increase of roll-your own cigarette smoking in South Africa between 2007 and 2010. The increase is particularly in the lower socio-economic group, despite an aggregate decline in smoking prevalence in South Africa. The findings of the study suggest a need for a more intensive treatment intervention to increase self-efficacy to quit among roll-your-own cigarette smokers.
Young woman born without nose gets new face with help of University of Pretoria and Mediclinic
Posted on 24 Jun 2013
Medical history was made at Mediclinic Kloof in Pretoria on Saturday when a young woman who was born without a nose received extensive maxillo-facial surgery and a new nasal prosthesis. Ms Ennica Mahkge (19) suffers from congenital total arrhinia (to be born without a nose).
Woolly Winter Campaign a success! Prof De la Rey and Tuks FM Crew hand over the blankets
Posted on 24 Jun 2013
A group of elderly people at the Mamelodi Old Age Home received 200 blankets collected by staff and students at the University of Pretoria as part of their Woolly Winter Campaign headed by Tuks FM, with an endorsement by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey.