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Future scientists awarded as outstanding achievers
Martie Meyer
Posted on 09 May 2014

“This is probably the biggest concentration of IQ in Pretoria right now,” Prof Zander Myburg smilingly said at the Annual Top Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 8 May 2014.

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UP's Dr Paul Smit invited to deliver papers at prestigious universities
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 09 May 2014

The 1st Multi-disciplinary Summit of Global and International Research Associations will be held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia during May 2014. Dr Paul Smit, of the Department of Human Resource Management, has been invited to present a paper at the Summit at two prestigious universities.

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Event managers in the making at UP
Renee Conradie
Posted on 08 May 2014

When final-year culinary arts students complete their bachelor’s degrees in Consumer Science Hospitality Management they are sufficiently trained and experienced to handle most any event. As part of the management component of the degree, each student is required to plan and manage a function for a real, paying client.

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UP students become Cambridge Scholars
DUR
Posted on 06 May 2014

Mr Michael Dafel and Miss Romilde Kotze have been named Gates Cambridge Scholars. The Scholarship was founded and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and enables students to apply their skills at one of the world’s leading universities. The scholarship applications attracted over 3 600 applications for postgraduate studies at Cambridge University, but only 55 of the most brilliant academic minds and socially conscious people were chosen internationally.

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UP alumna receives award at US university
Renee Conradie
Posted on 02 May 2014

Prof Brenda Louw, Emeritus Professor and former Head of the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria (2003-2009), has been awarded the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Graduate Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentoring.

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AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for research universities to bring development in African continent
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 30 Apr 2014

The Chairperson of the African Union, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, delivered a public lecture on the role of research in African universities and how it can bring about development in the continent of Africa. The lecture paved a way for the planning and introduction of the African Development Focus at the University of Pretoria, which would be a focal point of the journey of institutional transformation.

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University of Pretoria hosts the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
DUR
Posted on 30 Apr 2014

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, hosted a function for the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at the University on Tuesday, 29 April.

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Researcher uses long bone pics to ID SA’s missing children
DUR
Posted on 29 Apr 2014

Forensic anthropologist Dr Kyra Stull has developed a reliable tool that police, forensic pathologists and anthropologists can use to age and sex the remains of unidentified missing children. In the process, she has also compiled the world’s largest known sample of children’s long bone images.

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Actuarial graduates excel
Martie Meyer
Posted on 26 Apr 2014

Werner Pansegrouw made the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science proud when he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal for Excellent Undergraduate Academic Achievement as the best student in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

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Sarchi Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control to boost South Africa’s only comprehensive malaria research effort
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

“Malaria is a very complex disease. Trying to stop it is like trying to hit thousands of tennis balls with a teaspoon.” Using this analogy, Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a member of the Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria (UPCSMC) reiterates the importance of on-going, trans-disciplinary research in an effort to eliminate the disease that remains one of Africa’s greatest killers.

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