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EVENTS

Chamber Music Concert, arranged by Becky Steltzner
26 May

Excel Tips & Tricks
26 May

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival
03 Jun - 06 Jun

Lessing's Jewish Self-Hatred
03 Jun

Women Playwrights International Conference
29 Jun - 02 Jul

13th Annual Meeting of the Primate Ecology and Genetics Group SA
11 Jul - 12 Jul

UCT Social Responsiveness Student Conference
13 Jul - 16 Jul

9th Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music
16 Jul - 18 Jul

The 9th Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM)
17 Jul - 18 Jul

Peter Klatzow's 70th birthday tribute
21 Jul

Transform UCT

statue

What started as a question around whether UCT should continue to house a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on its campus has become a much larger movement for change, a call to re-imagine and re-engage with what a transformed African and South African university looks like – whether in terms of its ethos, curriculum, research, symbols, policies or demographics.

UPDATE: While the Rhodes statue has been temporarily removed, UCT is applying for its permanent removal – a process that involves a public consultation process. Mail rhodes.statue@chand.co.za to comment on this final step.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Undergraduate research: from the bottom up

Undergraduate research

Once the research bug bites you, it will never let you go, says deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning, Professor Sandra Klopper. She is leading a campaign to encourage research-led teaching at UCT and increase the visibility of undergraduate research.

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Reviving extinct languages the mobile way

Sunkanmi Olaleye

A desire to preserve languages and pay tribute to the rich San culture is at the heart of the Xamobile project, which will allow users to text and perhaps even play games in the extinct |Xam language on mobile devices.

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Disrupting gender: 'decolonisation necessarily requires degendering'

Disrupting gender

The Trans Collective's first seminar, Disrupting Gender, asked how the physical and non-physical spaces of the university could be reconfigured to include all forms of gender variance expression.

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People and wildlife: a status report

Wildlife in crisis

Director of UCT's Centre of Criminology, Prof Mark Shaw, gives an overview of the first day of discussions at the Wildlife in Crisis conference, looking at all possible responses involving people and their interactions with wildlife.

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Fire alarm shows early success

Fire alarm shows early success

An engineering Honours thesis by UCT graduate Francois Petousis gave rise to a fire detector, designed and distributed by technology start-up Lumkani.

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Up and coming research stars receive awards

Up and coming research stars receive awards

How can we better understand drug-induced liver injury? What happens when HIV infections coincide with tuberculosis and diabetes? What mechanisms are behind the distribution and decline of animal species?

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsN-GAP creates five new UCT academic posts

UCT has been awarded over R10 million to create five new academic posts.

This is in terms of the New Generation of Academics Programme (N-GAP) initiated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as part of its broader Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework. N-GAP seeks to address the challenges of transformation and the aging higher education workforce.

The new posts are in the disciplines of architecture, human biology, African studies, public law and environmental sciences. These posts are among 125 permanent academic posts created at local universities. For the first six years the posts are funded by the DHET, after which the universities takes over funding.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for UCT to appoint young black South African academics through this programme and promote transformation at UCT," said deputy vice-chancellor for institutional innovation, Professor Francis Petersen.

The advertisements for these posts will appear on the UCT website soon.

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