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Award recipient focuses on mental health in disadvantaged communities
In recognition of his contribution to welfare-related research, Professor Dan Stein, head of UCT's Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, was awarded the prestigious Alan Pifer Research Award on 24 March 2010. The annual award honours UCT researchers whose welfare-related work has contributed to the advancement and welfare of South Africa's disadvantaged people.
31 Mar 2010
UCT student council uses apartheid strategy to pull students together
Students and staff at the University of Cape Town were shocked in February 2010 when they found stickers declaring certain parts of the campus "Whites Only" "Asians Only" and "Blacks Only". The apartheid-style stickers were pasted on places like benches, banking ATMs, and entrances to lecture theatres and libraries. If outraged students tore them down, they later found them replaced, sometimes on the same day.
24 Mar 2010
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to deliver Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture
Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak on Voyage of Dialogue and Discovery: Peace and Security in the 21st Century, at the VC's Open Lecture on 23 March 2010.
19 Mar 2010
Tiffin brings new rhythm to UCT jazz vocals programme
As a young child, jazz sensation Amanda Tiffin used to take the part of "teacher" when playing with her siblings, so her appointment as the new head of jazz vocals at UCT's South African College of Music (SACM) has brought her full circle.
17 Mar 2010
New wiki welcomes fynbos fans and fundis
The University of Cape Town has joined forces with the University of Regensburg in Germany to start a FynbosWiki that makes information on fynbos and fynbos ecology easily accessible online. Researchers from the 2 institutions are using the site to collate and exchange knowledge of the fynbos biome and beyond, and to share this information with others.
10 Mar 2010
UCT signs first Lusophone partnership with another African university
The University of Cape Town today signed its first partnership agreement with a university in a Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) African nation. UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price and Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) Rector, Prof Doutor Filipe José Couto signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) committing the 2 universities to cooperate and collaborate in teaching, research and other areas across the faculties of the 2 universities.
09 Mar 2010