11 October 2004

Photo competition winners

The overall winners of the UCT 175 Photographic Competition are Steffne Hughs, Brian Hunt and Nic Botha. The other placed winners are Amy Pather, Christopher Harris, Stacy Stent, Ilana Abratt, Melvin Smith, Louise Jenner-Clarke and Mark Oppenheimer. Special mention prizes of a Kodak camera also went to Pather, Oppenheimer, Marilyn Smith and Louise Jenner-Clarke. Your prizes will be delivered shortly. A special thanks goes to all those who took the trouble to enter their pictures in the competition. Too many entries were received to exhibit them all, but the winners must be congratulated for their fine entries.

Student Art for 175

The Art Student council will be running a student miniature exhibition in celebration of UCT's 175th birthday. The exhibition will consist of 175 small artworks, produced by students, to represent 175 years. All works will be on sale for R200, with the hope of raising funds for Michaelis student materials bursaries. The exhibition will run from October 11 to October 22, at the Michaelis Gallery on Hiddingh campus.

Classical Justice

The honourable Justice Deon van Zyl will deliver a lecture on the above topic on Wednesday, October 13, at 18:00 in the Beattie Building, Room 115.

The lecture will cover the classical Greek origin of the concept of justice in its Socratic/Platonic context and then demonstrate how this concept has been accepted in legal systems throughout the world, including the world of sport, as applied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Olympic Games in Athens.

Of relevance to this lecture is the fact that in February 1999, Van Zyl was appointed a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne) and served on its ad hoc arbitration panels, doing duty at the Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2003) and the Olympic Games (Athens 2004).

Sexual and emotional landscapes of the disabled

The Disability Unit will be hosting an art exhibition in the Centre for African Studies Gallery from October 14 to 21. The exhibition is the culmination of a photography and painting competition that seeks to explore the freedom of people living with disabilities to have intimacy and expressions of love, and to re-invent sexual and emotional landscapes. "History is marred by prejudice against people with disabilities, notably in terms of harsh restrictions imposed upon them concerning reproductive choices," states the Disability Unit. "The unit wishes to adopt a humanitarian approach, through which we aim to encourage people with disabilities to lay claim to an individual expression of identity." The launch will be on Monday, October 18, at 13h00. Remix, an integrated dance and theatre company that combines the talents of dancers with varying physical abilities, will deliver an introductory performance. Please RSVP for the launch on 650 2427 by Thursday, October 14.

Medical aid meetings coming up

Deadlines are fast approaching for staff members to decide which medical aid options they will be signing up for next year. To help them do the preliminary groundwork, UCT's Human Resources Department and provider Discovery Health will be hosting a score of information sessions over coming weeks. Staff are urged to attend these - they are invaluable and may spare many headaches and heartaches next year, says HR. In addition to the information sessions, HR and Discovery will also hold one-on-one consultations to help individuals trawl through and plan their healthcare options. Bookings for the one-on-ones will be made only at the upcoming information sessions, however, so staff are encouraged to make their way to at least one meeting. The information sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 19, at 09h30 in conference room 3, Barnard Fuller Building, health sciences, and at 13h00 in the Senate Room, Bremner Building; Wednesday, October 20, at 09h30 in the Sanlam Studio, Baxter Theatre (pensioners only), and at 13h00 in Cottage 8, Protem; Thursday, October 21, at 09h00 in lecture theatre 2B, Leslie Social Sciences Building, and at 13h00 in the Senate Room, Bremner Building; Friday, October 22, at 09h00 in the lecture theatre at the GSB, and at 13h00 in the Senate Room, Bremner Building; Monday, October 25, at 09h00 in the Senate Room, Bremner Building (Vitality presentation), and at 14h00 in lecture theatre 2B, Leslie Social Sciences Building; and on Wednesday, October 27, at 10h00 in the Senate Room, Bremner Building (pensioners only).

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