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21 October 2013
Access Challenge & OER Hack-a-thon: As part of the 2013 Open Access Programme organised by the OpenUCT Initiative from 21-25 October, the issue of how far one can get academically without UCT-provided access to scholarly resources is explored, before the OER Hack-a-thon looks at 'hacking' resources to turn them into Open Educational Resources. When: 23 October; 10h00 - 14h00. Where: Molly Blackburn Hall.
GSB Distinguished Speakers Programme with Di Seccombe: When: 24 October 2013 at 17h00 for 17h30. Where: GSB Exhibition Hall.
SaVI Conference - Understanding & Preventing Violence in Africa: This colloquium offers an opportunity to academics and researchers working on violence and violence prevention in Africa to present their current research on these topics. Practitioners are also encouraged to make presentations on such interventions. Submit colloquium papers by 28 October 2013. Contact Lameez Mota (firstname.lastname@example.org ). When: 1-2 November. Where: Premier Hotel Cape Manor, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Seminar - The Wicked Challenge of Sustaining South Africa's Water Security: Professor Mike Muller, former director-general of the Department of Water Affairs, considers some of the less obvious but more significant difficulties that confront water managers and the SA community, and what is needed to address these difficulties. Organised by the South African Academy of Engineering. When: 7 November, 17h30 - 18h30. Where: Seminar Room, Chemical Engineering Building, UCT.
Dermatology Congress: The South Africa Dermatology Nursing Association (SADNA), a subgroup of the Dermatology Society of SA, is holding an all-day pre-congress workshop on 29 August. The aim of the workshop is to disseminate & share knowledge of patients with skin disorders to as large an audience as possible. When: 29 August - 1 September. Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Medical Humanities Series: The bricolage of health and healing in South Africa. Historian and medical anthropologist Catherine Burns, from WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), will begin to question the absence of an institutionalised, interdisciplinary relationship between the humanities and medicine, in light of the layered and heavily politicised history of South African health systems throughout the 20th Century. When: 29 August. Where: UCT Medical Campus, Anatomy Lecture Theatre.
The Laura Searle prize for concerto playing (final round): 10th edition of the Laura Searle Prize for Concerto Playing. Open to all piano students at the SACM, & part of the prize is to perform with the UCT Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Prices: R55 / UCT Staff: R50. Senior citizens & students: R40 / Learners: R30. Book at Computicket or at the door. When: 12 November at 20h15. Where: Baxter Concert Hall.