Campus highlights

03 June 2005

Free reflexology and massage

Burnt out? Need a relaxing reflexology session? Free? Come along to the Department of Communication and Development office at Welgelegen at the top of Chapel Road, (which runs between Tugwell and Kilindini residences). This service is highly recommended, but please book by e-mailing The dates and times are: Wednesday, June 15, between 13h00 and 15h00; Monday, June 20, from 09h30 to 12h00; Wednesday, July 27, from 13h00 to 15h00; Monday, August 1, from 09h30 to 12h00; Wednesday, August 10, from 13h00 to 15h00; Wednesday, August 24, from 13h00 to 15h00, and Monday, August 29, between 09h30 and 12h00. Also on offer are half-hour massage sessions. To book please e-mail The massage sessions are available between 13h00 and 15h30 on the following Wednesdays: August 3, 17 and 31; September 14; October 5 and 19, and November 2.

Computer boffs off to Poland

UCT students Timothy Stranex and Migael Strydom are part of a four-man team that will take part in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Poland in August. The team will compete against young people from 80 other countries for gold, silver and bronze in computer programming. The Standard Bank/CSSA Computer Olympiad, which serves as the selection vehicle for the team, invites participants from all high schools in South Africa. The four team members and the two reserves made it through the four-stage selection process, which started in April 2004 with 13 000 participants in the first round. Stranex matriculated at Crawford College, Durban, and is studying computer engineering at UCT. He is also studying Japanese. Strydom was a grade 12 learner at Pretoria Boys' High when he entered the competition. He is now a computer science student at UCT, and balances his academic interests with cross-country running. Team leader will be computer science lecturer Donald Cook, who has been accompanying teams since 1996. Deputy team leaders are UCT master's students Bruce Merry and Carl Hultquist, both past multiple-medal winners at the IOI.

Nocturnes exhibition at UCT Irma Stern Museum

The city and harbour of Cape Town at night are the predominant focus of landscape painter Mary Visser's latest exhibition Nocturnes at the UCT Irma Stern Museum until June 11. Ranging from naturalistic charcoal drawings to large-scale abstracted oils, Visser is known for her varied use of media and changing stylistic approach to subjects that include harbours, city streets and farmlands. In her night scenes, Visser seeks to create an equivalent for her experience of the mystery of familiar landscapes. The UCT Irma Stern Museum, situated in Cecil Rd, Rosebank, is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 until 17h00. For further details tel 685 5686.

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