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05 March 2007

A DELEGATION OF women on the People to People Ambassador Programme visited UCT recently to exchange ideas and discuss common issues with their counterparts. One of the subjects discussed was how culture affects women's career choices. The group was hosted by Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Zoology, and chair of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE).

PROFESSOR STEVE BURGESS of the UCT Graduate School of Business has recently been awarded the US-based Marketing Science Institute's (MSI) Visiting Scholar Award. He is the first recipient of the award, which is open to scholars around the world. The award will help support Burgess' sabbatical stay at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, where he will conduct new research on customer segmentation in emerging markets.

THE FIRST 2007 meeting between the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, and the 2006/2007 SRC centred on plans for the year and topics of concern to both groups. The spirit was a collegial one, says SRC president Zuki Mqolomba.

THE DEPARTMENT of Zoology's Lucy Kemp has won the prestigious South African Association for the Advancement of Science's S2A3 Bronze Medal, for her master's thesis on ancient fish traps. The medal comes with a monetary prize of R15 000.

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