IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
|VC calls for engagement on campus
The Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price has called on the entire UCT community to use the week ahead to engage with one another on ways to begin reconciliatory engagement, to address transformation issues, and to make meaningful progress in this regard. Read more...
|Mystery tooth linked to Paul Gauguin
Dr Petrus le Roux has verified that a molar found in the Marquesas Islands probably belonged to artist Paul Gauguin. Read more...
|Kevin Naidoo: Computing, carbohydrates and cancer
Professor Kevin Naidoo, from UCT’s Scientific Computing Research Unit, is using computational chemistry to clarify the role that carbohydrates play in identifying types of cancer. Read more...
|Parliament picket sparks free-education debate
UCT academics led a picket outside Parliament on 22 September for better funding of higher education in South Africa. Read more...
|Quadruple awards for UCT brewers
UCT brewers scooped four titles in the SAB Intervarsity Brewing Challenge – top honours going to their playfully named Dunkel Breaking My Heart. Read more...
|Heritage tour spotlights city’s little-known slave history
Amie Soudien’s Heritage Day tour in the city will present narratives around the little-known life of manumitted slave and South African stammoeder Ansla van Bengalen. Read more...
|Students present demands at mass meeting
Chief among student demands at a mass meeting on UCT’s upper campus on 19 September was a call to bring back interdicted students and for free, decolonised education. Read more...
|UCT in global antimicrobial research
UCT’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre is one of five drug research organisations invited to participate in a global research project on antimicrobial resistance. Read more...
|Lobola and love: a film-maker’s journey
ICA fellow Sihle Hlophe is exploring the hidden history of the Bantu people through her latest project, Lobola: A Bride’s True Price. Read more...
Community leaders for orthopaedic injury research day
The Orthopaedic Research Unit will host several experts and community leaders in trauma and sports science at their second symposium on 30 September 2016.
The theme of this symposium is Orthopaedic Research for You (OR4U).
The focus is to generate discussion on preventing and treating sports injuries and injuries caused by violence and major trauma, which will result in collaborative projects that are relevant and useful to our community.
Community invitees include Don Pinnock (gang violence in Cape Town), Gary Kirsten (grassroots cricket) and Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes (insulin and sports injuries).
The symposium will be held in the Tafelberg venue at Groote Schuur Hospital from 08:00 to 16:00.
The event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.
Find out more about the OR4U symposium... | Download the programme... | RSVP...
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