Department of Physics continues to encourage rural scholars to enroll for Maths and Science.
Posted on 19 Oct 2009
The Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria recently sponsored the Magale Youth Centre science competition held at the Dichoeung rural community near Mable Hall to encourage learners to enroll for Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Pretoria. 12 secondary schools participated.
Kyle Jarvis gets picked for Zim International Cricket Team
Posted on 16 Oct 2009
Two seasons ago a young hot blooded Zimbabwean, by the name of Kyle Jarvis, enrolled to study BSC Sport Science at the University of Pretoria and subsequently joined TuksCricket Club to further his cricket.
Faculty Veterinarians in an attempt to restore vulture's eyesight with a first of its kind operation
Posted on 15 Oct 2009
Veterinarians of the Faculty of Veterinary Science on Friday morning successfully performed an operation to save and restore a vulture's eyesight which was affected by cataracts. The operation that was completed in just over an hour not only was the first of its kind done on any vulture species in Africa but also the first of its kind on a bird of the Gyps species in the world.
On 9 October 2009, four teams from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law competed in the University of the Free State First Year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein, with two teams competing in English and Afrikaans respectively.
University of Pretoria Scientists Unravel Sequence of Notorious Tree Killing Fungus
Posted on 14 Oct 2009
Scientists at the University of Pretoria have produced the full genome sequence of the tree killing fungus, Fusarium circinatum, renewing hope that the global destruction that it wreaks in commercial pine plantations may be stemmed in years to come.
University of Pretoria’s Law Students’ Team Excels at International Competition
Posted on 13 Oct 2009
Two students from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law have won the Ambassador's Round trophy of the 28th John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Disadvantaged kids from Cape Flats revel in exposure to historical wonders of SA
Posted on 13 Oct 2009
The University of Pretoria treated 62 disadvantaged primary school children from the Cape Flats, most of whom have never travelled beyond the confines of their home district, to an experience of a lifetime that included visits to the Cradle of Mankind, Freedom Park, the Voortrekker Monument and the Apartheid Museum.