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VC Concert 2014
View our latest photo essay on UCT's annual Vice-Chancellor's Concert.

NOTICE

AIDS Community Educators (ACEs) - call for applications:
Closing date: 5 September 2014
Apply for readmission to Student Housing in 2015:
Available from Monday, 4 August 2014 to Wednesday, 20 August 2014.
Stella Clark Teachers Award Ceremony: 18 August 2014
Apply for PostGraduate Diploma in Addictions Care: Closing date: 30 September 2014

EVENTS

Teaching & Learning with Google Spreadsheets, Forms and Presentations
20 Aug

Nigeria Study Day. Speakers include Jimi Adesina, Harry Garuba, Andrea Brigalia and Samaila Suleiman
20 Aug

Dak'Art 2014
20 Aug

The coming tsunami of information exchange, by Prof Jennifer Roeleveld
20 Aug

National Health Insurance & South Africa's Private Sector, by Shivani Ramjee
21 Aug

Coming to UCT: Black students, transformation and the politics of race, by Shose Kessi
21 Aug

Dulce et Decorum est: Readings from the literary flowering of World War One, by John Maytham
21 Aug

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in the Cloud using Google Apps, Add-ons and Scripts
22 Aug

2nd International Symposium and Workshop of the Global Green Chemistry Centres (G2C2)
24 Aug - 26 Aug

Collaborative Mind and Concept Mapping in the Cloud with Google Drive
25 Aug

IN THE NEWS


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Colloquium, film mark crystallography pioneer's 'extraordinary life'

Prof RW JamesFormer UCT physics professor RW James is the link between two key events this year: the International Year of Crystallography and the centenary of Ernest Shackleton's doomed Antarctic expedition. The physics department will host a colloquium and will screen a film to mark these milestones.

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Sparkling VC Concert a celebration of note

VC ConcertIt was a triple celebration: a musical underscoring of 20 years of freedom; a tribute to UCT staff; and a parade of the musical and vocal gifts of students at UCT's South African College of Music.

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The race to equity in higher education institutions

EE and transformationAt a recent debate on employment equity and affirmative action, hosted by the university's Transformation Services Office, panellists agreed that South African universities still reflected structural inequality in society, but disagreed on the extent to which race- and class-based lenses could diagnose and solve the problem.

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City's Goema Orchestra season to play works by five UCT composers

Mandla MlangeniOn two Saturdays in August 2014, Cape Town Goema Orchestra will be performing new works by six Cape Town composers – five of whom are UCT graduates.

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Medical humanities in Africa

Medical HumanitiesBuilding on last year's ground-breaking conference, Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation, hosted by the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, UCT is set to host a second conference, Medical Humanities in Africa, in late August. What are the medical humanities? Conference co-organiser Dr Susan Levine explains.

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Homegrown paediatric care in Africa

Jo WilmshurstAfrica faces a crushing child-health burden, with diseases such as epilepsy often going undiagnosed. But UCT is training and supporting a corps of African paediatricians to manage these unique situations, said Professor Jo Wilmshurst in her inaugural lecture.

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