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EVENTS

The Role of Scholars in Mauritanian History, by Elemine Ould Mohalmed Baba Moustapha
06 Mar

Remaking Place – public art symposium
08 Mar - 14 Mar

Discreet Choice Modelling and Stated Choice Survey Design
09 Mar - 13 Mar

Using Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Part 1
09 Mar

Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies, by Brian Levy (GSDPP, UCT)
10 Mar

Mozart & Haydn Revealed
10 Mar

UCT's three experts on poverty and inequality to give talk to students
10 Mar

Using Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Part 1
11 Mar

Reading the Booker: Reflections from Southern Africa
11 Mar

Risk assessment of delta-hedging strategies for equity-based derivatives with transactions costs, by Chris McPetrie
12 Mar

IN THE NEWS

Friday, 6 March 2015

Peninsula fires right on cue

Man Booker Prize

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.

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Reflecting on the life and work of André Brink

Man Booker Prize

Past and present members of UCT's Department of English remember a writer, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, and a source of inspiration – the late André P Brink.

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Literary giant remembered

Brink MemorialAt a memorial service on Monday 2 March, André Brink was remembered as a friend, a colleague, a teacher, a source of inspiration, and a writer whose "sympathy was always clearly with the downtrodden".

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Kidney transplants a viable option for some HIV-positive patients

Professor Elmi Muller The survival rates of HIV-positive patients who have received kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors are showing significant success, according to a recently published paper by UCT academics.

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The conundrum of provisional truth in science

Professor Bengt Gustafsson Leading astrophysicist Professor Bengt Gustafsson asked researchers to consider the way they express 'provisional truth' in their quest for knowledge, when he addressed a packed lecture theatre in the New Snape Building earlier this month.

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Trackers show vultures on decline

Bearded Vultures

The third of March is World Wildlife Day. Did you know that there are only 400 bearded vultures left in the wild in southern Africa? A team of UCT researchers has used aerospace technology to study the role humans play in the steep decline of this critically endangered species.

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Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsFrom student to master: Michaelis exhibitions underway

The Michaelis School of Fine Arts' Masters Graduate Show is currently underway on Hiddingh campus.

The series of exhibitions mark the culmination of the Masters in Fine Arts programme and the works represent the range and depth of their art practices over the rigorous two-year degree.

Caption: An image from Christine Cronje's two-channel video called The Weeping. (Courtesy of Christine Cronje)

The 2015 Masters Graduate Shows include:

Each exhibition is hosted by Michaelis Gallery on Hiddingh Campus and attendance is free. To find out more, please call 021 480 7111.

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