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Maths Olympics 2014 Photo Assay
View highlights of the recent International Maths Olympiad (IMO) in our latest photo essay.


All Africa House Fellowships:
Call for applications
Deadline: 28 July 2014
Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme 2015 Scholarship: Applications invited
Closing date extended until 31 July 2014 noon
Naming of Buildings Committee (NOBC): Call for comments and proposals
Deadline: 13 August 2014


Effective course communications using Vula - Part 1 (repeat)
30 Jul

Paper in Africa, by Michaelle Biddle
30 Jul

Reversing the Brain Drain, by Jo-Anne Wilmshurst
30 Jul

New Appointees Orientation Programme
30 Jul - 20 Aug

Words We Learned Since 9/11
31 Jul

Rethinking African Fertility, by A/Prof Tom Moultrie
31 Jul

Why Academic Freedom? by John Higgins
31 Jul

Effective course communications using Vula - Part 1 (repeat)
01 Aug

4 Women, 4 Journeys in Clay
02 Aug - 23 Aug

Slowly by Howard Barker
02 Aug


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

SHAWCO brings sunshine on Mandela Day

Mandela DayWintry weather dampened few spirits on 18 July as SHAWCO commemorated Mandela Day by helping school children from around the Cape Flats vivify their communities, in keeping with the late Madiba's example of paying it forward.


UCT and Children's Hospital highlight World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding Week

UCT staff from the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative and a multidisciplinary team of dieticians and nurses from the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital will host several events to mark World Breastfeeding Week, from 1-7 August.


July School: fertile ground for future collaboration

LSE_UCT July School

The LSE-UCT July School, which ran in Cape Town from 30 June to 11 July, provided students and staff with an opportunity not only to learn from each other over an intense two-week period, but also to plant the seeds for future collaborations, say the programme's co-ordinators.


UCT mourns death of literary grande dame Nadine Gordimer

Nadine GordimerUCT notes with sadness the passing of South African literary giant Nadine Gordimer (90) at her home in Johannesburg on 13 July. Gordimer is counted among the university's extended community, having been awarded a Doctor of Literature in 1986, just five years before winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.


Fundraising phonathon a roaring success

Prof John Barrow

UCT's 2014 phonathon was an unprecedented success, with student callers raising more than three times their target in this month-long fundraising initiative. Some 41 students connected with over 12 000 alumni in a bid to raise money for university projects like Student Financial Aid and the Schools Improvement Initiative.


Made in the stars

Prof John Barrow

The universe is an interplay of great age and size, the formation of planets and stars over aeons creating the building blocks for life, said Prof John Barrow during his recent Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture.