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Grade 11 learner gets a taste of student life
Mon, 23 May 2011 - 14:39

Aspiring Humanities student, Mzoxolo Sitoto, experienced a taste of student life when he networked with students and SRC representatives at a function held at Leo Marquard residence.

Tributes continue for Professor Watson
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 - 11:33

Tributes have been pouring in for Stephen Watson, Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Programme at UCT. Watson passed away at his home in the early hours of Sunday morning (10 April 2011) after a short battle with cancer. The following tribute has been compiled by his colleagues in the English department:

Wannabe@Humanities: A student recruitment network
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 - 14:39

In 2011, the Humanities student recruitment office launched the Wannabe@Humanities Network an initiative which connects disadvantaged school kids with Humanities student mentors on upper campus.

Humanities and Social Science Faculties win PanSALB Award
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 - 14:57

Dr Ian van Rooyen and Dr Rose Mantoa Smouse from the Humanities School of Languages and Literatures, in collaboration with Professor Derek Hellenberg of the Faculty of Health Sciences, represented their respective Faculties as recipients of the prestigious PanSALB Multilingualism Award in the Education category for the use of multilingualism in language policy and implementation in courses and study guides.

Professor John Higgins selected for international judging panel
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 - 13:57

Professor John Higgins from UCT's English Department, was recently chosen as one of three international judges for the British Sociological Association/Sage Prize for the best and most innovative article appearing in the journal Cultural Sociology in 2010.

10 Years On and Jeannette Unite's Paradox Of Plenty
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 - 13:15

An unusually large proportion of the students who graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in the year 2001 went on to become noted, at times even notorious, artists in the South African and international art scene.

Paul Smit wins prize for lucidity
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 - 18:21

Paul Smit, who just completed his Honours in Philosophy, has been awarded the 2008 Keswick Prize for Lucidity. This annual University-wide award, sponsored by Sir Chips Keswick, is made to a fourth-year or Honours student, who has been judged to have written the most lucid essay on a technical subject without recourse to jargon.

Africa tells its own story
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 - 17:57

A/Professor Shamil Jeppie of the Dept of Historical Studies has been invited by UNESCO to join its scientific committee to determine how best way to use its eight-volume General History of Africa for teaching purposes at schools and universities throughout the continent. He is one of ten Africa-based experts to have received this prestigious honour.

Humanities is the most popular faculty
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 - 14:06

The faculty of humanities has more students than other faculty in the university. We have a total of 5147 students, marginally more than our closest rival, the commerce faculty, which has a total of 5008 registered students. We have 1,331 students registering for the first time, with a total of 3,847 undergraduates. Post-graduates total 891 and there are another 409 post-docs and occasional students.

A book worth remembering
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 - 14:08

A fascinating new book, Marking The Mind, A History of Memory, by Kurt Danziger, honorary professor in the UCT department of psychology, has just been published by Cambridge Press. Danziger, who was once exiled from South African for anti-apartheid activities,explores how different kinds of memories became important at different times. He gives a historical context to such themes as narratives of the self and short-term memory.

Royal Academy Award
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 - 15:32

UCT dance lecturer Dr Eduard Greyling was awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Choreology last year. The Fellowship is the highest award given by the Royal Academy of Dance in London and has only been awarded forty times since its inception in 1966.

Hendrik Hofmeyr turns 50
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 - 14:15

Composer Hendrik Hofmeyr turns 50 this year, and the event is being celebrated by a number of concerts at UCT and elsewhere.