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UCT to honour heroes in teaching, reconciliation and computer technology
The University of Cape Town this year will award honorary degrees to David Potter, the founder of microcomputer systems companies Psion and Psion Teklogix; Cape Town teaching legend Stella Petersen; UCT Emeritus Professor Martin West; and struggle and reconciliation leader Mary Burton. The degrees will be awarded to Petersen and West during graduation ceremonies in June, and to Burton and Potter in December.
23 Feb 2011
Statement by the UCT Dean of the Faculty of Humanities on the so-called "closing down of CAS" and merging of academic departments
There has been some public speculation over the past week about proposals for departmental reorganisation in the Faculty of Humanities at UCT, and the so-called "closing down" of the Centre for African Studies (CAS). Claims have been made that CAS and all its courses, programmes, exchange links, intellectual activities and so forth have either been, or are about to be closed down, and that students have been excluded from discussion on the matters. This is completely untrue. No decision, administrative or otherwise, has been made in relation to any department in the Faculty at this time, and any decision that may finally be made will be arrived at through open discussion and debate within the faculty. A statement was made about this on 14th February but it appears that further details are required.
21 Feb 2011
No plans to close Centre for African Studies, says UCT Dean
Rumours have been circulating that the Centre for African Studies (CAS) at UCT is to be "closed down" and that students will no longer have access to the courses and programmes that have been offered by CAS in the past. This is not true. The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town is investigating a proposal to merge the departments of Social Anthropology, Linguistics, the African Gender Institute (AGI) and the Centre for African Studies (CAS) into a new Department of Anthropology, Linguistics and Gender Studies. If the proposal is accepted, all programmes currently offered by all these departments, including CAS, would continue to be offered.
15 Feb 2011
Mizrahi to lead infectious disease research at UCT
Professor Valerie Mizrahi has been appointed as Director of the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM) at the University of Cape Town as of 1 January 2011.
14 Feb 2011