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UP Arts Presents: NataniŽl, Charl du Plessis & UP Symphony Orchestra
Philippa Kotzť
Posted on 14 Oct 2010

The University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra in Concert, performing the thrilling Bolero by Ravel, as well as accompanying Charl du Plessis playing Gershwin's evergreen Rhapsody in Blue and backing up NataniŽl telling the "true" story of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with Suites from the ballet. The conductor is Eric Rycroft.

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UP Student wins first prize in the Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest
Posted on 13 Oct 2010

A PhD Chemical Engineering student at the University of Pretoria, Heinrich Badenhorst, was awarded the first prize of the international Carl Zeiss Nano Image contest, in the category of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

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UP Student wins first prize in the Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest
Posted on 13 Oct 2010

A PhD Chemical Engineering student at the University of Pretoria, Heinrich Badenhorst, was awarded the first prize of the international Carl Zeiss Nano Image contest, in the category of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The contest had three categories (Scanning Electron Microscopy; Helium Ion Microscopy and the Transmission Electron Microscopy), which had 120 entries from scientists and engineers at different institutions globally.

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION 21 October 2010
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Oct 2010

Workshop on addressing customary law as a regional human rights issue: The protection of the girl child in domestic and regional courts

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Taxonomist receives prestigious prize
Martie Maree
Posted on 13 Oct 2010

Prof Braam van Wyk, Curator of the HGWJ Schweickerdt Herbarium at the University of Pretoria (UP) and a plant taxonomist by training, was recently honoured by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art). The Havenga prize was awarded to Prof Van Wyk for his extensive research publishing as well as for his contribution to Afrikaans.

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Seminar 15 Oct 2010: South Africa's second term as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council
Wilma Martin
Posted on 12 Oct 2010

The Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs (ISPA) and the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria cordially invite you to a seminar in its series on Mediation in Africa entitled "South Africa's second term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council".

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TuksCricket : Mignon shines for SA
Posted on 12 Oct 2010

Newly signed Tuks player Mignon du Preez is currently playing for the South African Women?s Team in the ICC Women's Cricket Challenge.

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Saving the Rhino: Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the forefront of the fight against Rhino poaching
CH/CvB
Posted on 12 Oct 2010

The poaching of rhinos has reached alarming levels in 2010. With the specific aim of providing a tool to support the forensic investigation of the poaching cases, the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the Faculty at the Onderstepoort Campus established a method to successfully extract nuclear DNA from rhinoceros horn and genotype it using a set of DNA markers.

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UP support science with bursaries
Martie Maree
Posted on 12 Oct 2010

The University of Pretoria (UP) has a long and proud tradition of being one of the main sponsors of and hosting the national finals of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. This partnership was reaffirmed during a gala dinner in October where the 30th anniversary of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists was celebrated.

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TuksSwimming : Roland bags silver in freestyle final
Posted on 10 Oct 2010

He might be coming to the end of his illustrious international career, but TuksSwimming ace Roland Schoeman still made his presence felt at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi by winning three medals.

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