UP’s Prof Patricia Forbes elected to the Professional Standards Board of the Royal Society of Chemistry, made Fellow of SA Chemical Institute
Posted on December 01, 2020
Professor Patricia Forbes, incumbent of the Rand Water Chemistry Research Chair in the Department of Chemistry at UP, was not only recently elected to the Professional Standards Board of the Royal Society of Chemistry, she has also been made a Fellow of the South African Chemical Institute.
UP student Lauren Senna Fouché wins South African Translators’ Institute Student Prize 2020 for research on use of plain English in science material for educators
Posted on November 27, 2020
The Faculty of Humanities' Lauren Senna Fouché was jointly awarded the 2020 SATI student prize, a prestigious recognition for the most deserving full master’s dissertation dealing with translation, interpreting, text editing and related areas, including terminography and lexicography.
Doctoral research by UP Food Science grad may help lower obesity and diabetes rates
Posted on November 26, 2020
Research by Dr Clarity Ropafadzo Mapengo, who recently graduated from UP has found that infrared energy can be used to make starch in foods like maize meal less digestible, thereby promoting satiety and potentially decreasing the risk and incidence of diabetes and obesity.
Access current weather of Hatfield campus through our Department's weather station!
Posted on November 26, 2020
Recently, the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology obtained a new automatic weather station (AWS). The AWS is mounted on the roof of the Geography Building on the Hatfield Campus. The Davis Vantage Pro2 professional AWS records parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind...
Lecturer invited as the Regional Focal Point (RFP) for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) consultation of the African region
Posted on November 25, 2020
Dr Thando Ndarana has been awarded the role of the Regional Focal Point (RFP) for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) consultation of the African region. In this role, Thando will facilitate 'virtual town hall' meetings, to support the WCRP's vision of better engagement with the broader...
UP alumnus and research associate wins Population Ecology Young Author Award
Posted on November 24, 2020
Dr Chris Oosthuizen, an alumnus of UP’s Department of Zoology and Entomology and a research associate with UP’s Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, was recently awarded the Population Ecology Young Author Award.
Food scientist strives to improve people’s lives
Posted on November 17, 2020
“My parents taught me that the most significant achievement in life is not just attaining education or science, but rather making that education or science contribute towards improving lives.” These are the wise words of Dr Clarity Ropafadzo Mapengo, who recently graduated with a PhD...
World Food Day: UP co-hosts webinar on African Action for Zero Hunger
Posted on November 02, 2020
While Africa faces food insecurity challenges, there are also immense possibilities and opportunities for ending global hunger and malnutrition.