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Economic Report on Africa 2012 launched at UP
Dr Adam B Elhiraika
Gelaai op 09 Jul 2012

“Unleashing Africa's potential as a pole of global growth” was the topic addressed at the Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development (PGSARD) and the Public Policy and Governance Platform’s Brown Bag seminar on 7 June 2012 at the University of Pretoria.

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Engaging with and learning from NTT
GIBS News
Gelaai op 09 Dec 2011

Key Japanese companies such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel Corporation and Toshiba believe their future is to stay Japanese but to expand outside Japan.

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Second Annual Summer School in Biostatistics
Tessa Booysen
Gelaai op 29 Aug 2011

Inviting all researchers in clinical medicine, epidemiology, public health and biomedical or veterinary sciences!
The Summer School in Biostatistics is aimed at both new and experienced medical researchers.

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Renowned University of Pretoria academic takes topics like Stem Cell Research and Gender Identity to the public arena
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 16 Jul 2013

We regularly see headlines in the media around stem cells, DNA and the human genome, as well as sexuality which might be considered ‘different’ – the list is long. Questions about the interplay between our genetic makeup and parental influence in defining who and what we are never seem to cease.

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Pretoria-Fordham scholarly collaboration strengthens
Faculty / Fakulteit
Gelaai op 02 Jul 2013

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria is strengthening ties with the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. The Dean, Prof Irma Eloff, recently visited the Lincoln campus and the Rosehill campus at Fordham in New York.

Prof Eloff met with leading Fordham scholars in education, as well as arts and humanities. Mutual areas for long-term academic collaboration were explored.

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Young woman born without nose gets new face with help of University of Pretoria and Mediclinic
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 24 Jun 2013

Medical history was made at Mediclinic Kloof in Pretoria on Saturday when a young woman who was born without a nose received extensive maxillo-facial surgery and a new nasal prosthesis. Ms Ennica Mahkge (19) suffers from congenital total arrhinia (to be born without a nose).

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South African Chinese commemorate Dignity Day
UP Archives
Gelaai op 21 Jun 2013

The Chinese community of South Africa celebrated Dignity Day on 17 June. Professor Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was invited to address the gathering which marked the fifth anniversary of the historic court case that recognised the South African Chinese as having been historically disadvantaged under apartheid and before. Prof Harris’s on-going research on the South African Chinese over the past two decades - along with her doctoral thesis - were used as part of the evidence in the 2008 court submission.

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New Poultry Disease Management Agency (PDMA) and UP Research Poultry Chair launched in the Faculty of Veterinary Science
LT
Gelaai op 13 Jun 2013

The new PDMA-UP Poultry Research Chair in the Faculty of Veterinary Science was recently launched by the Faculty and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA). This exciting collaborative partnership aims among other things, at conducting research on poultry diseases that have an impact on our economy.

The first incumbent of this Chair, Prof Celia Abolnik, who was recently appointed by the Production Animal Studies Department, will be conducting research projects in conjunction with the Poultry Disease Management Agency (PDMA), the government as well as other relevant stakeholders.

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Faculty of Veterinary Science: Research article about Dinosaurs published in the prestigious journal, Nature
Dr Jan Myburgh
Gelaai op 07 Jun 2013

The Department of Paraclinical Sciences of the Faculty of Veterinary Science is not only expanding its horizons, it is also digging deeper into the past. Dr Fritz Huchzermeyer, an extraordinary lecturer in the Department, was a co-author of an article that was recently published in the prestigious journal, Nature.

The work was done in collaboration with paleontologists in China. This publication reported the preservation of ovarian follicles in Mesozoic birds from China and the early evolution of avian reproductive behaviour. Crocodilians and birds are closely related to dinosaurs and are, therefore, ideal models to explain the reproductive behaviour of these extinct animals.

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Prof Robin Crewe receives Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship to continue research on the African Honeybee
Nicolize Mulder
Gelaai op 06 Jun 2013

The Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust this week announced Prof Robin Crewe as the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2012. Prof Crewe, currently acting as Senior Vice-Principal at UP, is the thirteenth recipient of the Award since its inception and the first from UP.

“This very generous award provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to document the importance of understanding the biology of African honeybee populations to the conception of honeybee sociality globally and provide potential solutions to the threat of the loss of honeybee populations,” Prof Crewe said.

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