Tuesday, 21 May 2013
|Record number of schools at Mathematics Competition|
He didn't look it, but Athini Nkota was feeling the pressure. The grade 11 learner from Zola High School in Khayelitsha was one of more than 7 000 participants waiting to get stuck into the annual UCT Mathematics Competition on 17 April. Read more ...
|Health sciences hosts centenary dinner in New York|
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price welcomed over 200 alumni from the US and Canada to the Faculty of Health Sciences centenary gala dinner at the Rosenthal Pavilion at New York University's Kimmel Centre on 31 March. Read more ...
|Possibilities, possibilities for hundreds of prospective students at Open Day|
The Mother City wore her finest on Saturday 13 April to welcome hundreds of prospective UCT students to Open Day. Learners from schools as far afield as Grahamstown, Johannesburg and Oudtshoorn jostled for information, particularly in the Jameson Hall where the Faculty of Science's hands-on exhibitions drew scores of interested viewers. Read more ...
|Three of UCT's best in Paris|
Women scientists lit up the Champs-Élysées in Paris recently in a display of posters featuring the 77 Laureates of the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, an exposition to mark the award's 15th anniversary. Read more ...
|Violence and alcohol: workshop examines dangerous brew|
A recent workshop hosted by the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) and the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR), examined the link between alcohol and violence in South Africa, at a time when the subject is high on the national agenda. Read more ...
|Desocialise employment? Le Roux's inaugural lecture poses the big questions|
The contract of employment was like the dodo - it existed once upon a time, but no living person had ever seen it. This was the contention of Professor Rochelle Le Roux, director of the Institute of Development and Labour Law, in her recent inaugural lecture, Employment: A dodo or simply living dangerously? Read more ...
|Mbembe at GIPCA symposium|
Cameroon-born philosopher, academic and social theorist Professor Achille Mbembe delivered a public keynote address at the Hiddingh campus last week, part of the Between the Lines symposium held at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) at Hiddingh Hall. Read more ...
|Baxter's Zabalaza Festival expands to hip-hop and opera|
Now in its third year, the Zabalaza Theatre festival programme has expanded to poetry, hip-hop, musical theatre and opera for the first time. Over 30 productions featuring 200 artists will be showcased in its three-week run this month. The festival is a developmental platform for theatre and other art forms and this year productions include contributions from the Western Cape, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria. Read more ...
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