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New Kid on the Block - May 2016
UCT’s upper campus has a new addition to its skyline in the form of a 400-seater lecture theatre at the southern end of University Avenue. View the gallery.
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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • The latest campus announcement provides information on key matters that have arisen lately. Read the email...
  • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price writes to the UCT community about the work that the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) has been doing and to clarify its role at the university with regard to eliminating sexual violence. Read the email...
  • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price will be giving staff an overview of austerity measures and discussing any questions or concerns on Tuesday, 24 May:
    • 13:45–14:45: New Science Lecture Theatre, upper campus
    • 15:00–16:00: Kramer 1, middle campus
    Staff are welcome to attend either session. Additional sessions will be scheduled if required.
  • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price writes to UCT staff about austerity measures and costs savings.
    Read the email...
  • The Academic Freedom Committee has released a statement stressing the importance of academic freedom in light of recent calls to have Dr Kenneth Hughes removed as lecturer in UCT’s School of Economics. Read the statement...
  • The application for an interim interdict after the violence and vandalism on campus on 16 February 2016 has been made a final order of the court. Five of the original 17 respondents are subject to the original application. Read the court order...

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EVENTS

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IN THE NEWS

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Student Parliament addresses important student issues

Student Parliament addresses important student issues

Student Parliament recently gathered at the New Snape Building to address student issues such as UCT’s strategic plan, the new SRC constitution, safety on campus and Jammie Shuttles.

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UCT student wins The Voice South Africa

UCT student wins The Voice South Africa

UCT student Richard Stirton wins The Voice South Africa and gains a foothold into the South African music industry.

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50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ speech

50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's 'Ripple of Hope' speech

Robert F Kennedy’s historic “Ripple of Hope” speech will be remembered at a special event in Jameson Hall on 4 June 2016.

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10 UCT researchers selected as finalists for the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards

10 UCT researchers selected as finalists for the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards are often referred to as the “Science Oscars” of South Africa and are the most sought-after national awards of their kind.

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Birds of a feather: different colours, same territory

Birds of a feather: Different colours, same territory

UCT researchers have published a paper that may help evolutionary biologists understand how multiple colour varieties in species can co-exist in the face of natural selection.

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UCT’s Jennifer Thomson elected as president of international women's organisation

UCT's Jennifer Thomson elected as president of international women's organisation

Jennifer Thomson, emeritus professor of microbiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, has been elected president of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) at the organisation’s 5th General Assembly and International Conference in Kuwait.

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UCT researchers identify genetic patterns for six common cancers

UCT researchers identify genetic patterns for six common cancers

A unique discovery at UCT opens the path to early cancer diagnosis and specialised treatment breakthroughs.

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Professionalisation the tonic for municipalities’ dysfunction

Professionalisation the tonic for municipalities' dysfunction

Law student and nGAP scholar Phindile Ntliziywana tackles a problem close to his heart in his PhD: the professionalisation of local government.

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Three UCT students are through to The Voice SA finals

UCT student, Richard Stirton, and alumni Zoe Modiga and Jeremy Olivier, have made it through to The Voice SA finals

UCT student Richard Stirton and alumni Zoe Modiga and Jeremy Olivier have made it through to The Voice SA finals.

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UCT’s Students’ Representative Council is to host a business breakfast on 24 May 2016 to raise funds for its #FundingFutures campaign. The campaign, which has already brought in R2.2 million, is aimed at helping students who are facing financial exclusion but who do not qualify for the UCT financial aid programme.

“We call on the Cape Town community to join the UCT SRC in our efforts to not only address the staggering lack of transformation in our workplaces, but also in our efforts to raise funds to ensure that academically eligible students at the university are able to leave with a degree and not debt,” says Busiswe Nxumalo, SRC fundraising and corporate relations coordinator.

The business breakfast takes place from 07:30 to 10:00 in the Baxter residence dining hall and costs R375 per person or R3000 per table of 10.

To book call 021 650 5928 or email srcentertainment@uct.ac.za.

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