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02 August 2006

Events diary

The dates for the annual UCT functions for the second half of 2006 are as follows:

Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture: 15 August
TB Davie Lecture: 16 August
Long Service Awards: 18 August
Vice-Chancellor's Concert: 28 & 29 August
Steve Biko Memorial lecture: 26 September
Fellows Dinner: 19 October
Retirees Dinner: 22 November
Distinguished Teachers Dinner: 23 November
December Graduation: 11-15 December

Jeffery Dumo Baqwa Memorial Lecture

The Executive Director of Student Affairs Ms Moonira Khan, invites you to attend the 2nd Jeffery Dumo Baqwa Memorial Lecture on Thursday, August 3, from 18h30 at Forest Hill residence courtyard, Main Road, Mowbray.

The guest speaker, Professor Nyameko Barney Pityana, will speak on the challenges facing higher education in contemporary South Africa.

Pityana, a pioneer of student activism in the 1970s, is also an esteemed academic who has published widely in theology, particularly as it relates to other spheres of national life such as politics and culture.

In 2001, he was appointed vice-chancellor and principal at UNISA, and in 2002 as professor ad hominem in UNISA's Department of Constitutional, International and Indigenous Law. He holds life membership of the Psychology Society of South Africa and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

All enquiries about the lecture may be directed to AC Serote on 082 055 3930.

Vice-chancellor's open lecture

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, cordially invites members of staff, students and the public to attend the Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture on Tuesday, August 15, from 12h00 to 13h10 in the Baxter Concert Hall.

The guest speaker, 2005 Nobel laureate in chemistry, Professor Robert H Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology, will deliver the lecture entitled Green Chemistry, Catalysis, and Fundamental Chemistry.

Grubbs is one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2005 in recognition of the development of the metathesis catalysts in organic synthesis. These catalysts open new ways to produce chemicals that are essential for modern life in ways that do not cause pollution. The synthesis methods developed by Grubbs are more efficient, simpler to use and environmentally friendlier. It represents a great step forward for "Green Chemistry" by reducing potentially hazardous waste through smarter production.

For more information please contact Prof Raj Ramesar at tel 406 6297, or Gigi Edross at the AGEI at tel: 422 4207.

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