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UCT Awards Zakes Mda Honorary Doctorate 2012

Acclaimed writer Zakes Mda has been named as the eighth public figure who will receive an honorary doctorate from UCT in June 2012.  Mda commutes between South Africa and the United States, where he is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University.  Mda will be presented with an honorary doctorate in literature (DLitt) at […]

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Justice Kate O’Regan Meets UCT NY Alumni

Justice Kate O’Regan Meets UCT NY Alumni

Feb. 21, 2012 – Justice Kate O’Regan presented to UCT Alumni in New York on “The Role of the Constitutional Court in South Africa”.   The event was hosted by UCT Board Chairman Trevor Norwitz, Esq. of Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz.  

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Alum Neville Isdell (former CEO of Coca-Cola) at UCT on February 14th, 2012

UCT in Cape Town invites you to a talk and a book launch by UCT alumnus and former CEO of Coca-Cola, Mr Neville Isdell at the UCT middle campus: Topic: “Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO’s life story of building the world’s most popular brand” Date: Tuesday 14 February Time: 16h30 for 17h00 Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 Kramer Law […]

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Alumni Obituary: Dr. Boris Rikin, M.D.

UCT Alumnus Dr. Boris Rifkin, M.D. (M.B., Ch. B., 1954), passed away on April 18, 2011 in Naples, Florida.  Aside from being a well known psychiatric expert and office bearer in the American Psychiatric and Connecticut Medical Associations amongst other societies, Boris would also be remembered as a member of the UCT Baseball Team (captain in […]

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Boston: UCT Alumnus Stan Sagov Performs at Regatta Bar March 31

UCT Boston Alumnus Stanley Sagov is performing in Cambridge, MA on Saturday night, March 31st. Although this is not an official UCT hosted event, UCT Fund recommends this as a possible alumni meet up event before or after the performance. Here are the details: STANLEY SAGOV & the Remembering the Future Jazz Band will perform […]

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UCT Opera School Alum Wins Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, Next Stop: Kennedy Center

UCT Opera School Alum Wins Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, Next Stop: Kennedy Center

Dec. 3, 2011 – Musa Ngqungwana (BMus Honors 2010, PDO 2009) has won the Metropolitan Opera New York Regional auditions in Philadelphia.   Ngqungwana will continue to District level at the Kennedy Center on Jan. 29th, and is currently studying at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts. 

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Miami Alumna Claire Breukel Curates Performance at Miami Art Museum (MAM)

Rashaad Newsome Performance Curated by Alumna Claire Breukel (BA Fine Arts, 2000) Thursday, December 1, 2011 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm MAM welcomes the international art world to Miami with Party on the Plaza, a high-energy evening of art, entertainment and cocktails under the stars. After disappearing from view for 40 years, MAM celebrates The Return […]

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Los Angeles Alumnus Carl Lauryssen, MD, MBCHB 1988

Alumnus Lauryssen, MD serves as co-director of spine research and development at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Lauryssen featured as one of 10 Spine and Neurosurgeons Working With Stem Cells.

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Klaus Jurgen Bathe

Boston Alumnus Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

BSc (Eng) (Civil) 1967, DSc (Eng) 1981) MIT Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe receives his seventh honorary doctorate in Argentina. Since 1997, Professor Bathe has donated to UCT Fund around R3 million through his foundation, notably the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Scholarships in Engineering at UCT.

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UCT Zoologist Dr. Claire Spottiswoode

Researcher at UCT’s Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Dr. Spottiswoode’s research on honeyguide chicks is highlighted in The New York Times, September 12, 2011 issue.

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