Chemistry lecturer receives prestigious award
Posted on 31 Aug 2009
The Chemical Education Medal of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) for 2008 was awarded to Dr Marietjie Potgieter of the UP Department of Chemistry for her research in the field of Chemical Education.
UP Alumni a Hugo Kauder Finalist
Posted on 28 Aug 2009
Cobus du Toit, an alumni of the University of Pretoria, is one of the finalists in the 5th International Hugo Kauder Competition for flute, oboe and clarinet, which will take place in New Haven in Colorado in the USA on 11 September 2009. Ten woodwind players including flutists, clarinetists and oboists under the age of 35 of various nationalities have been selected to perform in front of a distinguished live jury.
Women and Entrepreneurship were the theme of a highly enjoyable Women’s Day celebration that was held in the Atrium of the Postgraduate Centre at the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus on Saturday 15 August 2009.
District 9 – A little known fact about the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the movie
Posted on 28 Aug 2009
District 9, the new film by the renowned film producer and Oscar-winning director, Peter Jackson, who was responsible for the production and special effects of movies such as King Kong and Lord of the Rings, was released on the big screen by Ster Kinekor on Friday 28 August. Not many people know that some of the scenes for the movie were filmed at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria in December 2008.
The University of Pretoria on Wednesday, 26 August, officially congratulated new 800m world champion Caster Semenya, a student at the university, at a function hosted by acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Chris de Beer. It was her first day back on campus.
UP Improves Safety and Security Surveillance on Campus
Posted on 26 Aug 2009
The University of Pretoria today unveiled a new Operational Management Centre, featuring advanced electronic surveillance equipment, which will significantly contribute to improved safety for some 46 000 students, staff and visitors entering the university premises every day.
First and only veterinarian awarded the Nobel Prize to deliver Theiler Memorial Lecture at Veterinary Science Faculty Day on 27 August
Posted on 25 Aug 2009
Prof Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the first and only person with a veterinary qualification to be awarded a Nobel Prize, will provide the highlight of this year’s Faculty Day on 27 August when he will deliver the Arnold Theiler Memorial Lecture at the Onderstepoort campus of the Faculty of Veterinary Science.