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UCT speakers to analyse different facets of SA's education problems
The University of Cape Town will launch the Schools Improvement Initiative (SII) Seminar Series at 16:00 on 29 May 2012, to bring a multidisciplinary approach to the problems of schooling in South Africa.
29 May 2012
SKA decision will expand UCT's astronomy reach even further
The University of Cape Town enthusiastically welcomes the decision by the SKA Science and Engineering Committee (SSEC) and its associates to assign a portion of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) of radio telescopes to South Africa.
25 May 2012
UCT to honour literary giant Zakes Mda and medical pioneer Professor David Sanders in June
The University of Cape Town will award honorary degrees to 2 experts chosen not only for what they have contributed in their respective fields of expertise, but also to society as a whole.
23 May 2012
HIV: Surviving under immense pressure
University of Cape Town Professor Carolyn Williamson will deliver her inaugural lecture about her research into HIV, titled HIV: Surviving under immense pressure, on 23 May 2012 at 17:30 in the Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building at UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences in Mowbray.
18 May 2012
Editor-in-chief of Science magazine to speak on Science and World's Future at UCT
Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science magazine and professor emeritus of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California in San Francisco, will speak on Science and the World's Future on Wednesday, 23 May 2012, at 13:00 in Lecture Theatre 3, Kramer Law Building, in the first Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture for 2012 at the University of Cape Town.
14 May 2012
UCT professor to talk about the epistemic significance of disagreement
In his inaugural lecture titled Disagreement: its Epistemic Significance on 16 May, the University of Cape Town's Professor Benhard Weiss will tackle the question of how people should modify their views when they discover that other enquirers have arrived at different opinions.
14 May 2012
Drier winters could be end for Cape fynbos, UCT researcher warns
Geological evidence from as far back as 1800 years ago indicates that as the planet warms due to build-ups of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, winter rainfall in the Cape is likely to become scarcer as well.
11 May 2012
Africans to fill gap in curing malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease
Professor Kelly Chibale of UCT Drug Discovery and Development Centre to speak on Drug Discovery in Africa: Challenges, Status and Opportunities: 8 May 2012, 16:00, LT3 PD Hahn, Upper Campus.
07 May 2012
UCT algorithm uncorks best buys for wine
Finding a good wine is a bit like kissing lots of dressed up frogs, says Dr David Priilaid of the University of Cape Town. Currently convenor of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship in UCT's School of Management Studies, Priilaid has developed an algorithm that cuts through all the labels, snobbery and guesswork and can help wine lovers pick up good quality wines at very good prices.
04 May 2012
UCT students celebrate Africa month
As the University of Cape Town prepares for its annual Africa Day celebrations - which have been expanded to a full month of events over May - the student community is also getting involved with the Student Representative Council (SRC) and various student societies participating in a number of exciting events.
04 May 2012