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Dr Stephan Geyer receives the 2011 ASASWEI 'Young Up and Coming Academic' award
Liana le Roux
Posted on 13 Sep 2011

Dr Stephan Geyer, a social work lecturer at the University of Pretoria, recently received the 2011 'Young Up and Coming Academic' Award from ASASWEI (Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions).

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Lowering the value of MBAs will be detrimental to SA business and education says Nick Binedell
GIBS News
Posted on 03 Oct 2011

The MBA is well-established globally as a premier degree designed for business, which is accepted as not fitting neatly within the educational hierarchy.

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Remember not to forget...
Megan Ferguson
Posted on 30 Sep 2011

On Wednesday the 21st of September a group of Occupational Therapy students from the University of Pretoria, together with their lecturer, embarked on a journey to create awareness about Alzheimer's Disease.

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Penumbra at Aardklop National Arts Festival
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 28 Sep 2011

The Drama department will present the physical theatre production Penumbra on 6 and 7 October 2011 at the Aardklop National Arts Festival. Students from different year groups partake in the production. The production won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2011 Grahamstown Arts Festival.

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First recipient of the SAIGA Research Award in Government Auditing announced
Department of Auditing
Posted on 28 Sep 2011

The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) announced that Professor Dieter Gloeck, staff member of the Department of Auditing, is the first winner of SAIGA's prestigious Research Award. Professor Gloeck is an extraordinary Professor at the Department of Auditing.

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UP wins IEEE Outstanding Paper Award
Sunil Maharaj
Posted on 28 Sep 2011

Prof. Sunil Maharaj of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mr. Kahesh Dhuness, postgraduate student, won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Outstanding Paper Award for their paper entitled "A cognitive radio application of OM-OFDM for implementation in DVB-T2" at the recently held IEEE Africon'11 Conference.

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Growing food in an old coal bunker:University of Pretoria graduate's green vision scoops sustainability award
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 28 Sep 2011

Sustainability in architecture reaches far beyond the application of materials. This was proven in the work of Calayde Davey, whose master's dissertation in architecture at the University of Pretoria was awarded the first prize in the Africa and Middle East Region's Holcim Next Generation Award for post-graduate students.

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Magnet MBA survey rates GIBS tops
GIBS News
Posted on 27 Sep 2011

Independent research by Magnet Communications shows that MBA students rate GIBS the highest in 7 out of 10 categories in a survey of business school satisfaction levels

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Gogola - Growth through Knowledge
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 26 Sep 2011

The executive head of the Aardklop National Arts Festival asked the department to create this exciting project in collaboration with AngloGold Ashanti's environmental management division. The project centres on environmental awareness and protection.

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Last in the Sexuality Seminar Series for 2011
Felix Liersch
Posted on 26 Sep 2011

The seminars are co-hosted by the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies, the Centre for the Study of AIDS and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology (all at UP), with the South African Sexual Health Association.

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