UP Veterinary student wins Global Research Prize
A UP veterinary science student has won the 2021 Prize for Global Research of the Province of Antwerp for his thesis on viral diseases in African hoofed animals. Dr Hendrik Swanepoel, a South African veterinarian, completed his Master’s degree through a collaborative programme between the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science and Institute of Tropical Medicine
(ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium.
How the pandemic has affected the world of art
During Heritage Month, the CEO of the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria, Lekgetho Makola, spoke about how the pandemic has hit the art world and how galleries have had to adapt by using online platforms to display art. Makola spoke about the importance of art and the importance of the centre in trying to create a Pan- Africanist artistic experience and making that experience accessible. The centre has started doing live streamed tours managed by staff and have set up interactive sessions
where staff members and the public are able to speak to artists about their work.
UP Lecturer wins World Building Congress competition
Karen Botes, a UP architecture lecturer, has won the World Building Congress 2022 abstract competition. The competition requires participants to write a 300 word abstract that relates to building for the future. The purpose of this competition is to connect the international building community to discuss their latest research. Botes’s submission was chosen out of 900 abstracts and was similar to the ideas expressed in the literature review for her PhD study in Landscape Architecture.
Prof. Robert Miller wins a TWAS Award
Professor Robert Millar, Director of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology at UP Centre, was awarded by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for 2020. TWAS awards are presented to scientists from developing countries in acknowledgement of their contribution to the science field. The World Academy of Sciences aims for the advancement of science in developing countries and the promotion of “sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy”.