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Sunday, 26 February 2017
IRTC foundations being laid

IRTC foundations being laid

Representation, terms of reference, clemency and other important background issues were discussed at UCT’s Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission Steering Committee meeting on 23 February.

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UCT fourth in emerging-economy universities

UCT fourth in emerging-economy universities

UCT has been placed fourth in a 2017 global ranking for universities in emerging economies, the only African university in the top five.

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When the taps run dry

When the taps run dry

Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Future Water Institute paints a stark picture of what continued water shortages could bring, and what we can do to avoid it.

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NAPP retreat was no sleepy affair

NAPP retreat was no sleepy affair

The most recent New Academic Practitioner’s Programme’s retreat heralded a new way of working for the pipeline programme, said convenor Dr Kasturi Behari-Leak.

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Teen suicide in the spotlight

Teen suicide in the spotlight

Teen Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from 18 to 25 February, aims to highlight the seriousness of suicide and depression among our youth.

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Countering complications of starting ART in TB and HIV-infected patients

Countering complications of starting ART in TB and HIV-infected patients

Untreated HIV infection is associated with progressive weakening of the body’s immune system. This predisposes a person infected with HIV to other serious infections.

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'A teacher all her life'

A teacher all her life

Life-giving in death, body donors are essential to teaching anatomy. But that's not all the cadavers have to teach young doctors and surgeons at UCT.

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Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Giant, exceptional gem diamonds, like the Cullinan, grew from liquid metal pockets deep in the Earth's mantle aeons ago. But these unique time capsules have other stories to tell.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsEngineering honour for O'Connor

Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor of the Centre for Minerals Research, Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The election recognises O’Connor’s “distinguished contributions” to engineering, particularly to the sustainable recovery of minerals from complex ores and for the global advancement of mineral processing technology. The NAE Class of 2017 will be inducted at the academy’s annual meeting in Washington in October.

O’Connor said that he was both honoured and humbled by the election.

“I am also greatly indebted to many colleagues at UCT who have contributed in many different ways to this recognition. I wish to share this honour with them since this election also recognises the outstanding research carried out over many years in the Centre for Minerals Research.”

Story Helen Swingler. Photo Michael Hammond.

Caption: Emer Prof Cyril O’Connor has been elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

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