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Workshops on High Ability and Talent Development

On 5 and 6 October 2018, the South African Institute on High Ability and Talent Development will hold two workshops at the University of Johannesburg.

The workshops are aimed at finding, engaging,  challenging and elevating advanced, talented and highly able learners.

This is a collaborative project between the Faculty of Education (UJ) and the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, USA, in partnership with the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education (UJ), the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS), and the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH). The coordinators are Prof Juliet Perumal (UJ) and Dr Gillian Eriksson (UCF).


DAY 1: 5 October 2018, 08h30-13h00

DAY 2: 6 October 2018, 08h30-16h15

VENUE: School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), Bunting Road Campus, UJ, Auckland Park

INVITATION: To download an invitation, click here.


Advance registration is required, without cost. Very limited registration will be available on the day if space permits.

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Seminar on ‘The relativity of Bugs Bunny’

On Tuesday 6 November 2018, Prof Steven Karataglidis, a theoretical nuclear physicist at the University of Johannesburg, will lead a seminar at JIAS on ‘The Relativity of Bugs Bunny’.

DATE: Tuesday 6 November 2018.

TIME: 16h230 for 17h00. Refreshments will be served.

VENUE: JIAS, 1 Tolip Street, Westdene, Johannesburg.

RSVP: by 30 October to Reshmi Singh,

Prof Karataglidis is a theoretical nuclear physicist in the Department of Physics at UJ. He obtained a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1995, and worked in various locations before settling in South Africa in 2006. An avowed devotee of Chuck Jones since his childhood, he was the unofficial, unpaid, cartoon unhistorian of the Chuck Jones Gallery of Santa Fe which living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1999 to 2002.

He has commented as follows on the seminar:

‘You would be surprised where the applications of physics sometimes appear. I will present an overview of one of the most startling applications (or not, as the case may be) of the Laws of Physics, and of the influences that drove me and a number of my more enlightened colleagues to become physicists. Come prepared for some interesting discussions, as well as some fun.’


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