Jameson plaza was awash with the splendour of the many dozens of student societies and sports clubs who displayed their wares from 8 to 10 March. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Over 800 first-year students on financial aid have received free laptops and backpacks thanks to a campus-wide initiative, spearheaded by UCT’s Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS). Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Free laptops for hundreds of first-year students | University of Cape Town News

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University of Cape Town Libraries will be celebrating South African Library Week from 18 - 26 March 2017. With the theme of MY Library, YOUR Library, SA Library Week aims to create a sense of ownership in library communities. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

South African Library Week

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Dr Jonathan Shock of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is one of six UCT scholars who won the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Taking the shock out of teaching maths

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Gordon Dodge, who was recently shortlisted for the Filippi Spirit Award, is currently completing his PhD in chemical engineering at UCT. He talks about his journey with the UCT Rowing Club, introducing people to the sport through their novice rowing programme, and his ambitions for future water rehabilitation. Watch the video: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Gordon Dodge PhD Chemical Engineering student

Gordon Dodge, who was recently shortlisted for the Filippi Spirit Award, is currently completing his PhD in chemical engineering at UCT. He talks about his j...

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Author Professor Jacqueline Rose, renowned worldwide for her scholarship on the intersection of feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and politics, delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture at UCT on 16 March 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Prof Jacqueline Rose delivers UCT's VC Open Lecture

Renowned author Professor Jacqueline Rose, known worldwide for her scholarship on the intersection of feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and politics, deli...

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03/17/2017 at 06:23. Facebook
It doesn’t matter whether you opt to be shaved or sprayed, come along and support the Faculty of Health Sciences’ CANSA Shavathon on 17 March from 09:30 to 16:30 in the main courtyard at the medical school. This year’s theme is Loud in Colour. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Good hair day coming!

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UCT has partnered with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation to develop GluCAB, a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

A new frontier for cancer diagnostics

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From a 25-year-old double-graduate doctor to the personification of #BlackGirlMagic; and from the importance of prefixes to the long-term plans needed to secure our future water; UCT students, academics and alumni show us what is possible through study, research and social responsiveness. Read all about it in the latest UCT News newsletter: [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT News, March 2017

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Professor Jacqueline Rose, professor of humanities and co-director for the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, will be delivering the Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture on 16 March.

The lecture will take place at 18:30 for 19:00 in Kramer LT1 in the Kramer Law Building on middle campus. [ Bit.ly Link ]

VC’s Open Lecture

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A new transcontinental research project will study the role of technology in the future of higher education, and how it is affecting traditional campus-based degrees. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Unbundling higher education

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Campus Announcement: SRC elections and other updates. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Campus Announcement: SRC elections and other updates

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Matthew Amoni’s dilemma was whether to study science or medicine. Now he’s a doctor and a PhD candidate on an intercalated programme that’s combined both. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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A doctor, a mother and an author, Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso is serving up some serious #BlackGirlMagic, having accomplished an enormous amount in her young life. Read more:
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#BlackGirlMagic for the literary world | University of Cape Town News

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“Plaza week was very fun because we got introduced to many different societies.” - Zizo Jayiya, 1st year UCT student

#UCTFresher2017 If you missed out on Plaza Week, here’s a wrap of what went down. [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT Plaza Week 2017

The #UCTFreshers2017 share their experience of the 2017 UCT Plaza Week.

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The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT has been officially launched, a meeting of academia and people-focused design thinking and innovation. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Africa's first design-thinking school launched at UCT | University of Cape Town News

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The award-winning Zabalaza Theatre Festival, which forms a critical part of the development theatre space, is coming to the Baxter this March. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Zabalaza strives for success | University of Cape Town News

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An upcoming seminar series will bring some heavyweights to the UCT Faculty of Law to discuss the meaning, content and application of decolonising law. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Decolonising law series on the cards

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Itumeleng Mpofu, a third-year politics, philosophy and economics student, is one of the top six young leaders on South African TV show One Day Leader SA. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Meet mover and shaker, Itumeleng Mpofu |

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VC Dr Max Price invites the Cape Town community to attend the first Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture of 2017, which is to be presented by Professor Jacqueline Rose. The lecture will take place on Thursday, 16 March 2017, at 18:30 for 19:00 in Kramer LT1, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, UCT.

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Professor Jacqueline Rose to present the 2017 VC's Open Lecture

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