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Andrew Leigh is celebrating the victory of Canberra’s Sara Burke at the Australian Training Awards:
Aranda resident Sara Burke was on Friday 16 November announced as the Australian Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Australian Training Awards.
The La Bimbi Hairdresser recently completed a Certificate III in Hairdressing through the Canberra Institute of Technology. Now [...]
We popped along to the Beach Party promised at Questacon last night and can now share of the experience.
Perhaps as I should have expected; it’s a lot more Questacon without kids than it was beach party.
The slinky drop (pictured) will apparently be brilliant when the high speed video is published, but at the time was [...]
Joy Burch is celebrating the numeracy and literacy achievements of the ACT’s children:
The ACT remains the highest performing jurisdiction in Australia for reading and numeracy among students in Year 3 to 9, a COAG Reform Council report issued today shows.
ACT Minister for Education Joy Burch welcomed the results of the National Education Agreement (NEA) Education [...]
The Australian National University is celebrating their new big iron sweeping to the top of the Australian charts:
The National Computational Infrastructure’s new Fujitsu Primergy Supercomputer has debuted at number one in Australia, and number 24 in the world on the TOP500 list of best supercomputers, released overnight.
The result, announced at SC12, an annual Supercomputing Conference [...]
It may appear that women have reached parity with or even surpassed men with regard to their engagement in science education and employment. However, recent research, which the speakers will present and discuss, documents persistent gender differences not only in academic science careers but also in high school science subject choices and science-related adolescent career [...]
Big thanks to Dr_na for taking this one from Union Court.
You really think they’d be careful about dropping that apostrophe by now.
Customers certainly be glad of the chips and salad!
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[ 15 November, 2012 to 21 November, 2012. ] “They will love me for that which will destroy me.”
The Department of Science has the news that the ANU’s Professor Ken Freeman has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science:
In April 2010, an unusual party was held under the clear skies of the Namibian desert. It was an international science conference to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Ken Freeman, the Duffield Professor [...]
[ 14 November, 2012; 7:00 am to 9:00 am. ]
Are you looking for a place to safely observe the upcoming partial solar eclipse? Mt Stromlo Observatory will have several telescopes available for the Canberra community to view through. The partial eclipse will be visible in Canberra from 7am -9am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.
The event is free and bookings are not required. [...]
We have moved from another state to Canberra. We enrolled our child at a catholic high school.
Now this is not a session on bagging the school but due to some bullying issues we need to find our child a new school.
Most private schools I have contacted are full.
I have nothing against public [...]
I enrolled young Master Cholet at Isabella Pre-School earlier this year. Thankfully the little tyke has been accepted and is very much looking forward to being a big boy at big school. At this stage he attends a fabulous long daycare facility that does also provide pre-school education for his age group – but at [...]
By Professor Margaret Alston OAM
Director of Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability research unit, Monash University
This lecture will explore the changes and uncertainties relating to climate, policy, population movements and socio-economic factors on Australia’s rural heartland.
Tuesday 6 November 2012
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm, Refreshments from 5:30 pm (gold coin donation)
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Free entry [...]
By Professor Richard de Grijs
Professor of Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, Peking University, China
Distances in the Universe, even those in our solar system, are beyond the comprehension of most people. This lecture aims at leading the audience through the cosmic distance scale, from our own Earth to the neighbouring planets, the nearest stars, our own [...]
Members of the Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club fully support the proposal by the Royal Life Saving Society for swimming to be a mandatory part of the primary school curriculum in the ACT. In its 2012 National Drowning Report, the Royal Lifesaving Society has identified that there has been a 25% increase in the 5-year [...]
c_c has pointed me at an interesting post on the ANU Stalkerspace:
Was anyone else abused by these fugly fat moles today at ANU? Their t-shirts read “old ressies” and “old res boys 2012”. I will not tolerate the sexually explicit and abusive language directed at me today while i was walking to class with [...]
ANU’s Ian Young is letting it be known where they’re losing money in the wake of the mid-year economic forecast (MYEFO).
the promised growth in ‘Sustainable Research Excellence’ (SRE) funding, which supports the indirect costs of research, will be significantly slowed. The expected uplift in SRE funds will not take place in 2013 as promised, [...]
An interesting yarn in Crikey today about UC student James Kent and Dr Rehana Dutton:
In August 2011 Kent visited Dr Rehana Dutton at the university’s Health and Counselling Centre, after hearing from other students that Dutton refused to prescribe contraception. ”I went in primarily just to find out what the Billings and rhythm methods were,” [...]
ANU is letting us know their Professor Bill Gammage from the College of Arts and Social Sciences has won the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature.
Professor Gammage, from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, also took home the Premier’s Non-Fiction Prize – which includes $25,000 prize money – for his book The Biggest [...]
A Short Introduction to Climate Change by Tony Eggleton
A Short Introduction to Climate Change was written to explain climate change – one of the most important issues of our time – to everyday people with enquiring minds. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is [...]
I saw it yesterday.
Am I late?
Or was yesterday really first fluff fall day?
Pure gold from Gareth Evans (with a little help from CT?):
”It is a competitive environment … The ANU cannot afford to continue to peddle at the same pace.”
Read more: online
When: Thursday 11 October, 6-7pm
Where: The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
We exist in a temporal universe. On a day-to-day basis, time is a concept familiar to us for it affects all aspects of everybody’s life. Despite this, and [...]
The Greens’ Meredith Hunter has held forth on education:
To increase learning opportunities in the ACT, the Greens will:
– Increase funding to students with English as an Additional Language/Dialect to increase language proficiency standards;
– New Student Assistance Teams, to improve student engagement and better support schools and families;
– More professional development opportunities, for over 100 Learning [...]
The Australian National University is making sure we all know they’ve done well in the Time Higher Education World University Rankings:
ANU has continued to perform strongly against universities around the world rising one place from last year to 37th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings released overnight.
The result confirms the University’s [...]
It’s World Space Week 4 to 10 October, and here’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in astrophotography. A free presentation in Canberra by the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh.
You can check his award-winning photograph of the Whirlpool Galaxy M51 on my blog or better still click through to the high-resolution version for all [...]
To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]
With the school holidays approaching, entertaining the kids will be high on your agenda.
You want somewhere that’s fun, exciting and safe and is not going to break the bank.
You also want somewhere to relax and catch up with friends while you enjoy a great cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
KidCity in Mitchell is [...]
The Librarians are trying to crowdsource the painting of a wall at Erindale Library:
“We need your help to paint a mural that brightens up the area and can be enjoyed by all who visit the library,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.
“Participants will paint a selection of geometric shapes in vivid colours and designs and [...]
In an interesting move Zed Seselja is letting it be known rugby league legend Ricky Stuart is getting behind the Liberal plan for an Autism School:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has welcomed today’s funding pledge from Ricky Stuart for the autism school that the Canberra Liberals have committed to if elected. The Ricky Stuart [...]
My 16 yo daughter (year 10) has always had “issues” with maths, or to quote her “I like maths, it doesn’t like me”. Prior to this year she maintained a B average. I think that she decided she wouldn’t need maths in College, she’s now failing and is behind is key concept areas.
She now wants [...]
Katy Gallagher’s turned her thoughts to Tuggeranong and is sure to get the votes flooding in with a promise to build a maths facility at the Caroline Chisholm school:
if re-elected ACT Labor will commit an extra $8.7 million to build and staff a numeracy centre at Caroline Chisholm school over the next two years.
The Centre [...]