Expert on self-determination theory visits Faculty of Education
Posted on 23 May 2012
Professor Christopher Niemiec from the University of Rochester, an established scholar and expert on self-determination theory, is visiting the Department of Educational Psychology between 22 and 28 May 2011.
UP Arts presents: The Real Group
UP Arts/UP Kunste
Posted on 02 Feb 2012
The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, who have been constantly developing and renewing their style since their formation 27 years ago. The Real Group is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today.
Research conducted for the dti on the National Credit Act 34 of 2005
Jani van Wyk
Posted on 16 Jan 2013
The University of Pretoria Law Clinic’s Research and Short Courses Section, in collaboration with Feasibility (Pty) Ltd, conducted research for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on the policy and objectives of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005. The dti intends to amend the legislation and commissioned the research team with the mandate to analyse the policy upon which the National Credit Act was founded and to develop such policy with the view of effecting amendments to the Act.
Seminar on Human Rights and Children with Disability
Ms Alecia Samuels
Posted on 15 Jan 2013
The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria will be hosting a two day seminar on 31 January and 1 February 2013 with researchers from Sweden, the USA and Portugal. The topic of the seminar is “Children with Disability: A focus on Human Rights and Intervention.” Highlights of the seminar include presentations from leading researchers in the field, notably Profs Rune Simeonsson (North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA), Mats Granlund (Jönköping University, Sweden) and Ana Pinto (Porto University, Portugal).
Philippa Kotzé’s death a great loss for UP
Posted on 11 Jan 2013
“Philippa was a great asset to the University. She will be fondly remembered by all the musicians she came into contact with, as well as her many friends and colleagues.” This was comment by Prof Antony Melck, Executive Director, following the death of Philippa Kotzé, Manager of the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra (UPSO). Philippa’s body was found on her birthday on 27 December 2012. She drowned in her swimming pool at her house in Clydesdale.
Drama hosts major Lessac workshop
Posted on 11 Jan 2013
The Drama Department at the University of Pretoria is currently hosting the first Intensive Lessac Kinesensic Workshop on African soil in collaboration with the Lessac Training and Research Institute of New York. It is a three-week (126-hour) intensive training course and kinesensic programme in voice and bodywork for actors, teachers, performers, directors, broadcasters, presenters, therapists and advanced theatre students. Having kicked off on 6 January, the training aims to enhance communication, human interaction and creativity. In theatre it promotes intelligibility, vocal variety, contrast and emotional expressivity.
UP Criminology students revamp Pretoria Correctional Centres
Posted on 18 Dec 2012
Criminology honours students at the University of Pretoria made a difference through a community engagement project that involved revamping some of the sections at two Pretoria local correctional facilities.
A group of ten students revamped the courtyards at the Pretoria Local Remand Detention Centre, while two groups revamped the reception areas of Baviaanspoort Correctional Facility, especially with child visitors in mind.