For reasons beyond all sanity Senator Zed Seselja is launching a DVD about brutal siege warfare at a Primary School today.
Senator Zed Seselja will today launch Giralang Primary School’s DVD featuring the Rats of Tobruk.
The DVD is a result of Giralang Primary winning a Department of Veterans Affairs Schools’ Grant to establish the Rats [...]
Anyone who cares what anyone else re-tweets is, inherently, an oxygen thief who would improve the world by their passing from it.
So despite numerous people trying to egg us on about Joy Burch ill advisedly retweeting a crude character assessment of the Peter Pan of Young Liberals, Christopher Pyne, we decided to prove our fitness [...]
Senator Seselja is looking for your input to an issues paper on child care:
Senator Seselja said the Productivity Commission will take a holistic view to reform, including looking at issues facing mothers returning to the workforce, rural, regional and remote communities, shift workers, and disadvantaged and vulnerable children. “The work lives of Australian families are [...]
If you haven’t been playing along in the aftermath of the weekend’s Marist graduation as reported by an eye witness and a police media release, the response from the students involved has been quite the eye opener.
In the interests of fairness I won’t be summarising but I think you’ll find it worth your time.
Joy Burch is breaking out the bubbly over the ACT’s international education rankings:
ACT Minister for Education and Training, Joy Burch, has welcomed the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assessed students both internationally and locally in areas of mathematical, scientific and reading literacy in 2012.
Almost 510,000 students from 65 different countries took part [...]
I felt a bit like David Attenborough at around 2 am last night as I got to witness the annual migration of the graduating students of Marist College from Civic to Woden.
I watched in awe as this 100 – 200 strong group of mainly intoxicated young men in varying stages of undress rampaged through [...]
ACT Universities will apparently lose $79 million in funding due to the Coalitions plans to take $2.3 billion out of the higher education budget.
The Greens want to team up with Labor to block this in the senate.
Despite this being first flagged by Labor… well can’t blame the Greens for trying.
I missed a few episodes, who [...]
ANU Vice-Chancellor Ian Young is letting it be known he’s going to be heading up the Group of Eight (AKA the Real Universities as opposed to jumped up TAFEs):
Professor Young says he is looking forward to taking up the post in January.
“The Go8 plays an incredibly important role in influencing national polices for high [...]
We’re still waiting to hear back from Trinity Christian School about their disabled parking arrangements.
But more recently, this time last month, the Liberals started making noise about their desire for a pedestrian crossing over McBryde Crescent.
One of our readers had some interesting things to say on the subject:
7:53 am, 25 Oct 13
drove past there [...]
The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]
Today Joy Burch congratulated 27 ACT teachers and principals who were recognised for their work, dedication and innovation at the 2013 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) ACT Awards.
“Quality teachers and leaders are the bedrock of a quality education system,” Ms Burch said.
“The depth and diversity of talent of the ACEL ACT award [...]
Hey avid research school watchers,
You probably don’t exist but if you do the new Research School of Population Health will be launching tonight, so grab your cameras and Research School Bingo cards and have a blast.
The Australian National University’s Research School of Population Health (RSPH) will be officially launched at Parliament House this evening.
The formation [...]
By Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra
A couple of years ago, early one morning, I received an SMS advising “resadents to stay indoors because of a nearby insadent”. I was shocked by the spelling, as much as the message. Surely, I thought, if it was a real message then the spelling would be correct.
Spelling matters. In [...]
EVENT: Would you like to improve your skills on mandolin or guitar? Learn how to achieve a sweet, smooth tremolo? Improve your playing in the “dusty bits” up the neck? Learn how to play with dynamics? Would you like to be able to play better on guitar or mandolin in an ensemble setting?
COZMO (Capital of [...]
Duffy primary seems to be getting some sort of a Lego style upgrade, might be worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood/have a thing for school upgrades.
The Duffy community will have the chance to see a major upgrade of their local primary school in action this weekend as state-of-the-art classroom modules are delivered to [...]
Dr Carol Hayes is a senior lecturer from the ANU College of Asia and Pacific, and she just won an award for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching, which is all sorts of great.
The citation for the award praised Dr Hayes’ leadership in Japanese studies across Asia and the Pacific.
Hayes has been [...]
Today’s pre-made attention grabbing headline is courtesy of Dr Charles Lineweaver, an Associate Professor with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences who tonight will be giving a lecture about the “linkages between the origins of multi-cellularity, sex and death” and “where we’ve come from and how the evolution of gender differences has shaped [...]
At first glance it’s disappointing to see ANU has been working on making lasers smaller. We want great big honking lasers thankyou very much.
But when you read a bit more it’s very exciting:
Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from [...]
One single super awesome and presumably amazingly good looking donor just donated $1 million to the ANU to improve language studies there.
So is our donor a believer in shared language breaking down the barriers between race and has given this money as part of a goal to bring people together and end all war, or [...]
Your move ANU.
Puppies are helping University of Canberra students to unwind ahead of exams as part of Stress Less Week.
ANU is letting people know that their former staff member and current Vice President of Indonesia is picking up an honorary doctorate today.
Combined with yesterday’s tree planting at the arboretum it’s a far cry from the otherwise difficult period of indo-australian relations we’re going through.
ACT Policing has warned students celebrating end of year school formals to behave or face the full brunt of the law.
Thousands of students across the ACT will be attending celebrations over the next few weeks to mark the end of their high school or college life.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson says while [...]
Joy Burch is celebrating a swing towards her education system in the 2013 ACT School Census.
ACT Public Schools have enjoyed another jump in enrolments with an increase of 921 students in the last 12 months according to results of the ACT School Census August 2013.
This increase equates to a 2.3% increase in enrolments between [...]
ANU has the rather splendid news that inspiration Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is coming to Canberra to collect a hat!
The Australian National University will award an Honorary Doctorate to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi late in November.
Vice-Chancellor of ANU, Professor Ian Young AO, said that he was delighted when he heard [...]
The Register has a story about ANU’s Dr Brad Tucker and his plans to get the broken Kepler space telescope doing something useful:
Dr Tucker outlined the proposed new science mission to The Register, explaining that if NASA okays the project, a large chunk of Kepler’s future will be helping to unravel the mysteries of [...]
The ANU media team, one imagines with some white knuckles, are getting word out about Vice Chancellor Ian Young’s own research into ocean swells:
Research led by the Vice-Chancellor will allow oceanographers and meteorologists to better predict the rate at which ocean swells decay, or deteriorate, as they travel across the globe.
“Ocean cargo shipping, offshore [...]
This just in from the University of Canberra:
The world’s best poets are expected to enter a new poetry competition from the University of Canberra.
With a first prize of $15,000 and a total prize pool of $25,000, the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize is one of the most generous competitions of its kind in [...]
It’s a big subject and YouTube gives us an hour and seven minutes of Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt giving it the works:
ANU was established in 1946 as a national university. With a mission focussed on research, its role and funding models were fundamentally different to the nation’s existing universities. Despite this formula, rapidly creating Australia’s [...]
The NTEU has announced they’re happy with what ANU is offering:
I am pleased to advise that, after intense negotiations with ANU management over the last two weeks, we now have a draft enterprise agreement that we are likely to recommend that members accept: one which provides for decent salaries, decent workloads, and important improvements in [...]
The Australian National University has the intriguing news that they’ve taken to levitating mirrors like milking stools on three legged lasers:
Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise sensor by floating a [...]
ANU has tweeted a New York Times story on the Global Employability Survey and Canberra’s own ANU has made the top 20.
Beating Cornell, McGill, and the LSE. Nice.
By Geoff Sharrock, University of Melbourne
Why is Australian higher education the way it is today? To answer this we must go back to Labor minister John Dawkins, who initiated a radical suite of reforms a quarter of a century ago.
His impact on the sector is hard to overstate. In a new book, The Dawkins [...]