Milestones and highlights from 2013 - August

09 December 2013
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Second term address Long service awards Cecilia de Villiers
  • State-of-the-art patch clamping apparatus donated by world-leading neuroscientist Prof Henry Markram allows UCT researchers to 'listen in' on the brain's electrical communications. Patch clamping has revolutionised research in cellular and molecular biology and increased understanding of the brain's circuitry.
  • Forty-five long-servers are honoured in stately Smuts Hall. Among them are Cecilia de Villiers (45 years), and four colleagues with 35 years on the clock at UCT. Twenty-seven staffers celebrated 15 years' service, and 13 marked 25 years.
  • The annual two-performance Vice-Chancellor's Concert for staff and their families goes on show at the Baxter. The programme include a surprise pre-concert performance in the foyer by the School of Dance, and items by the UCT Choir and members of the South African College of Music.
  • Using the same format as a TV talk show, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price outlines his second term's plans in conversation with Judge Dennis Davis at the Baxter Theatre to an audience of staff and students. He sticks with the watchwords of redress, transformation, integrity, research excellence, and engaged citizenship.
  • SHAWCO volunteers and staff are lauded for their efforts to improve the lives of others at a function to celebrate the organisation's 70th anniversary.

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