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VC Concert 2014
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NOTICE

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EVENTS

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in the Cloud using Google Apps, Add-ons and Scripts
22 Aug

2nd International Symposium and Workshop of the Global Green Chemistry Centres (G2C2)
24 Aug - 26 Aug

Collaborative Mind and Concept Mapping in the Cloud with Google Drive
25 Aug

Knowledge Democracy: Reclaiming Voice for All, by Dr Rajesh Tandon
26 Aug

Jus ante Bellum, the Responsibility to Protect and the Cosmopolitan Approach to Humanitarian Intervention
26 Aug

Live Art Festival
27 Aug - 06 Sep

Teaching & Learning with Google Spreadsheets, Forms and Presentations
27 Aug

Recycling, renewables & systems intelligence, by Prof Harro von Blottnitz
27 Aug

From Femlins to Saltwater Girls: Surfer Girls and Lifestyle Sport Consumption in South African surfing magazines, 1965–present, by Glen Thompson
28 Aug

TB Davie Memorial Academic Freedom Lecture, by Max du Preez
28 Aug

IN THE NEWS


Friday, 22 August 2014

Students hone business skills at FLUX

Flux

Described as a combination of television programmes The Apprentice and Dragon's Den, UCT FLUX saw 24 teams, consisting of six people each, compete across two days to come up with business solutions to local challenges.

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Four Women in Science winners in 2014

WISA

Four UCT scientists – Professor Genevieve Langdon and Associate Professor Michelle Kuttel as well as PhD students Kwezikazi Mkentane and Maletsabisa Molapo – have been recognised by the Department of Science and Technology as part of the 2014 Women in Science Awards.

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Learning to fly: lessons from computational fluid dynamics

Prof Arnaud Malan

Aeroplanes with flexible wings that withstand the strain of turbulence and indestructible tubes that ensure arteries stay open. These are just a few of the innovations that computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology may be able to ensure – and a UCT professor and his team are at the forefront of this high-tech development.

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Colloquium, film mark crystallography pioneer's 'extraordinary life'

Prof RW JamesFormer UCT physics professor RW James is the link between two key events this year: the International Year of Crystallography and the centenary of Ernest Shackleton's doomed Antarctic expedition. The physics department will host a colloquium and will screen a film to mark these milestones.

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Premiering at GIPCA's Live Art Festival

2nd Live Art FestivalThirty-nine innovative works by local and international artists will feature at the 2nd Live Art Festival, hosted by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts – many of them for the first time in South Africa or the world.

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Gangsterism: a stew of complex factors

Gangs

Has the time come to declare gangsterism a gross human rights violation, punishable under the United Nations Convention Against Torture? A three-day seminar on gangs kicked off at UCT on Tuesday to understand a complex phenomenon that needs multi-faceted, long-range strategies.

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