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School of Dance celebrates 80 years
30 Oct - 01 Nov

Teaching with Visuals - Part 1
31 Oct

IDM Ten-Year Anniversary Symposium
02 Nov - 04 Nov

New approaches to analyzing the immune response to vaccination or infection, by Prof Mark Davis
02 Nov

Teaching with Visuals - Part 2
03 Nov

Navigating Research Writing short course
04 Nov - 07 Nov

Putting the urban at the heart of the 2030 sustainable development goals, by Aromar Revi
05 Nov

Teaching with Visuals - Part 2
05 Nov

Curl Up & Dye, by Sue Pam-Grant
05 Nov - 22 Nov

Why ePortfolios in your course for 2015?
06 Nov


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Shell's seismic data to help train UCT students

Transformation Debate

High-quality three-dimensional seismic data, collected off the West Coast of South Africa by petroleum giants Total and Shell, will help geologists accurately pinpoint gas and oil in the area and also provide an invaluable training tool for the Department of Geological Sciences.


PRAESA receives international children's literacy award


UCT-affiliated research unit PRAESA, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, was recently awarded the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award, a biennial award to groups or institutions making a lasting contribution to reading promotion for children and young people.


African universities' collaboration still strong after almost 20 years

Africa gathered

Fellows from across Africa gathered at UCT to reminisce about their experience with USHEPiA, a ground-breaking programme aimed at building institutional and human capacity at African universities.


Stellar cast visits disturbia

Silent Voice

Straight from its success at the 2014 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival, Aubrey Sekhabi's high-octane, action-packed thriller Silent Voice is currently being staged at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio until 1 November.


Heroes of the SS Mendi remembered

SS Mendi memorial

On 21 February 1917, 616 South African men died on the SS Mendi. Some 607 of them were part of the 823-strong 5th Battalion South African Native Labour Corps, who boarded the ship to lend support to the war effort in Europe. Ninety-seven years later, UCT and the Department of Defence and Military Veterans commemorated these men and their great sacrifice and courage.


Nine new fellows a sign of UCT's 'research strength'

College of Fellows' annual dinnerNew UCT research fellows and up-and-coming young researchers were acknowledged for their outstanding academic work and contribution to the university at the College of Fellows' annual dinner.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsCafé Scientifique gets new sponsor

Café Scientifique – a "science for the sociable" platform where UCT research is shared with members of the public over a glass of wine – is being sponsored in 2015 by intellectual property (IP) law firm Spoor & Fisher.

Prof Danie Visser (second from the right), deputy vice-chancellor responsible for research, welcomed the new sponsor, represented by Dirk Hanekom (second from the left).

"Spoor & Fisher is a specialist IP law firm, and it was therefore a natural fit for us to partner with RCIPS (Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services) in making these events possible," said Hanekom. "We are excited and proud to be associated with Café Scientifique, and look forward to the 2015 programme."

Piet Barnard (far left), director of RCIPS, believes the events have stimulated considerable interest in UCT innovation activities. "Mentors for potential start-up companies have come forward and many useful questions have been asked by the attendees," he said. Also in the image is Dr Andrew Bailey, RCIPS' IP manager.

Photo by Michael Hammond

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