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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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Two UP professors elected to International Society for Plant Pathology
Martie Meyer
Posted on 25 Oct 2013

At the recent International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) meeting in Beijing it was announced that two South Africans (both from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences), Prof Brenda Wingfield and Prof Lise Korsten were elected to the ISPP Executive Committee. Their term of office is from 2013 until 2018.

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University of Pretoria academics interact with their French-speaking Belgian counterparts
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 24 Oct 2013

A delegation representing four universities in Belgium (Catholic University of Louvain, Université libre de Bruxelles/Free University of Brussels, University of Liège and University of Mons) interacted with University of Pretoria’s academics from various faculties. They were presented with some of the flagship projects currently running in the University of Pretoria’s faculties and the Institutional Research Themes (IRTs).

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Conversation Groups projects for individuals with acquired communication disorders celebrated
Dr Glenn Goldblum
Posted on 24 Oct 2013

The Conversation Groups for individuals living with aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria held their annual Open Evening on 16 October. The Groups comprise individuals with communication disorders following a stroke (aphasia), and a traumatic brain injury (cognitive-communication disorders).

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International student at UP honoured for making impact in Africa
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 22 Oct 2013

By thinking out of the box and exploring the idea to place business and community development in a box, an international student at UP studying industrial engineering has made it to a list of young movers and shakers on the continent.

Hasan Darwis, a final-year student from Syria, was recently named one of the top 35 foreigners under the age of 35 who are making an impact in Africa. The list was compiled by the organisation Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) after nominations from all over the world were submitted.

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UP’s medical article scoops prestigious Ralph Kirsch Award
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 17 Oct 2013

The Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Nuclear Medicine, Prof Mike Sathekge, became the first recipient of the newly launched prestigious Ralph Kirsch Golden Pen Award during the Medical Research Day of the University of Cape Town (UCT). The award presented by Her Excellency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, recognised Prof Sathekge’s article as the most cited article in three years (2010-2012) in the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). SAMJ is ranked number one among peer-reviewed medical journals in Africa.

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Professor Sarah Howie appointed to the Education Ministerial task team
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 17 Oct 2013

Professor Sarah Howie, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to serve on the Ministerial Committee of Education to investigate the current promotion requirements and other related matters that impact on the standard of the National Senior Certificate. The Minister finalised the appointment of the members to the Committee in June 2013.



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Prof Sandra Waddock visits SA to meet with ALCRL staff
ALCRL
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

Prof Sandra Waddock recently arrived in South Africa for a month-long visit at the invitation of Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership. Sandra is currently the Galligan Chair of Strategy, the Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility and Professor of Management at Boston College, USA.

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Doctoral student wins prestigious international award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

A study on how managers in information technology (IT) companies in South Africa perceive and manage virtual workers, awarded Dr Karen Luyt the prestigious Emerald Best International Dissertation Award. Dr Karen Luyt received a PhD in Organisation Behaviour during the April graduation ceremonies of the University of Pretoria and was one of four finalists for the award.

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HIV Awareness Campaign taken to a taxi rank in Hammanskraal
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 15 Oct 2013

The Department of Nursing Science partnered with various stakeholders, including the Department of Health and the University of Limpopo, to take a massive HIV/Aids awareness screening campaign to the Kopanong taxi rank in Hammanskraal. The main purpose was to reduce new HIV infections and to maintain an approach of zero tolerance towards new infections by encouraging people to have routine medical tests done and by educating them about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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