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US Army honors engineering

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Au.sediba fossil casts turn heads at Smithsonian Institution
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Gilead Sciences Taps Roy Baynes, MD, PhD as SVP of Oncology Therapeutics

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Distinguished Oncologist, Cancer Researcher Bilchik returns to St. John’s as Chief of Medicine

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Gareth Joyce Appointed Vice President, Customer Services for Mercedes-Benz US

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Gavin Rochussen is using entrepreneurial skills to build J O Hambro

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US Army honors engineering movie-maker

The United States Army bestowed the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service on alumnus Alan Levy, 77, for his contribution to the construction of facilities that greatly benefited Soldiers and Families of the Army.

Accolades for alumni in the
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The University of the Witwatersrand Fund, Inc. (Wits Fund) hosted a Dinner in New York City on Tuesday May 8, 2012. Held in the beautiful University Club building on Fifth Avenue, the event celebrated Wits' 90th anniversary and honored the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Loyiso Nongxa.

Au.sediba fossil casts turn
heads at Smithsonian Institution

In an unprecedented collegial exchange of information, Professor Lee Berger, a renowned paleoanthropologist from the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of the Witwatersrand, donated casts of the Australopithecus sediba fossils to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Date Monday 21 May 2012 | Time 6:00pm | Venue Nando’s, 1210 18th Street, Washington DC
The reunion will be hosted by Professor Rob Moore, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Advancement & Partnerships and is sponsored by BrandSA

RSVP essential. RSVP by 16 May 2012 to Justine Dangor

  The Wits Schools of Law and Accountancy want to determine your satisfaction with your Wits experience and education. The Schools thus invite you to participate in surveys that will also provide information about your career, achievements and current position. Please complete the law survey here and the accountancy survey here by 31 May 2012. We appreciate your participation.  

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