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Prof Lourie Terblanche receives EAPA Member of the Year award
Liana le Roux
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Prof Lourie Terblanche from our Department was recently awarded ‘EAPA Member of the Year’ at the Annual International Conference of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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Animal Science student wins international scholarship
Martie Meyer
Posted on 01 Oct 2012

Nadia Swanepoel, a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, was recently awarded a California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC) scholarship.

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TuksCricket : Tuks 1 off to flying start at USSA 2011
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 06 Dec 2011

Assupol Tuks 1 got off to a flying start yesterday on the opening day of the 2011 USSA Tournament hosted by the University of Pretoria.

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Klaradyn & Luminous make a digital impression
Web Office
Posted on 10 Nov 2011

It is official – the top residence website at the University of Pretoria is that of Klaradyn with Luminous taking the honours with the best website for a day house.

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Criminology lecturers receive best paper award: category Criminology at CRIMSA conference
Liana le Roux
Posted on 09 Nov 2011

Two of our criminology lecturers, Dr Francois Steyn and Dr Karen Booyens, were awarded the best paper award in the category Criminology at this year’s CRIMSA Conference that was held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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UP women man microphones to celebrate Women's Month.
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

Female academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) will be among the group of experts raising their opinions on current South African issues affecting women as part of a series of on-air panel discussions during Women’s Month.

This week, the programme Classic Business and Classic Government on the radio station Classic FM 102.7 will host a series of hour-long, live discussions entitled The Challenges and Progressions of Women in South Africa. Each evening from 18:30 a different group of females will move in behind the microphones to discuss women’s roles in areas such as business, politics and the media.

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Bat Boy premiers in SA at the Masker Theatre
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

"Bat Boy – the musical" is a most macabre and successful cult musical and this production at the Masker Theatre will be its South African premiere. The show runs from 20-24 August 2013.

The original Broadway run of Bat Boy was cut short by the 9/11 tragedies, but it has since been performed around the world. With music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe (now famous for Legally Blonde), this production takes its inspiration from an article about a half-bat, half-boy found in a cave, which appeared in the sensationalist World Weekly News in 1992. The cast is composed of drama students under the direction of the actress, choreographer and dancer Anitra Davel, while Dr Harold Mortimer (Oklahoma University) is the musical director.

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UP becomes key partner in global food security initiative
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to the fight against hunger was reaffirmed with the announcement of the University’s key involvement in a global food security initiative by the American government.

As part of Feed the Future – an initiative by the American federal government – UP and the Michigan State University (MSU) will use a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen developing countries’ abilities to fight hunger through improved food policy.

UP’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing (IFNuW) will partner with MSU’s Food Security Group and the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., to form the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

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Africa Deans of Education Forum established in Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on 05 Aug 2013

On 29 July 2013 the Africa Deans of Education Forum (ADEF) was established on the Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi. The Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, Prof Irma Eloff, and the acting Deputy-Vice Chancellor (and former Dean of Education) of the University of Nairobi, Prof Henry Mutoro, initiated and hosted the event.

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Young researcher attends Nobel Laureate Event
PL de Vaal
Posted on 03 Aug 2013

A young researcher from the SARChI Chair for Carbon Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria was invited to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July 2013, in Lindau (Germany). He was one of only 550 young researchers who were given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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