Education (785 Stories)

ANU gets Microsoft Tech Lounge

By 25 February 2013

Microsoft has set up a lounge at the ANU where students can use their products to study or relax. Microsoft is probably hoping to lure some students away from the Apple brand. If they wanted to create a positive experience for students to associate with their products, they probably shouldn’t have included a Kinect.
In a [...]

Students beg ANU to go fossil free.

By 25 February 2013

Student groups are calling on ANU to deliver on its promise to sell its shares in gas supplier Metgasco, but to go further and consider the environmental and ethical impact of their entire portfolio.
In 2011 students from ANU Environment Collective welcomed the Vice Chancellor’s decision
to sell ANU’s shares in Metgasco, but are concerned tat a [...]

Constable Kenny gets a new website

By 22 February 2013

Behold the new website of Constable Kenny Koala.
It must have been a ripping business case.
Discuss amongst yourselves.

ANU bets the future on edX.

By 21 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU has become the first Australian university to become a part of edX, and online education initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our national university was one of five new partners announced by edX to partake in what they are calling an “online education revolution”.
“It is very exciting to be [...]

UC’s sacred cow stable gets Jake White

By 21 February 2013

Having run out of ways to use ActewAGL to shovel your money at people beloved of the ACT Government, the University of Canberra has of late been offering jobs to all sorts of high profile people.
The Brumbies have the word that the latest is coach Jake White:
Jake White has been recognised as an Adjunct [...]

Ambitions for the Greater Capital Region

By 15 February 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced her latest moves to integrate the surrounding countryside:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Katy Gallagher, will move to establish a parliamentary committee to inquire into and advance the ambitions of region cooperation and collaboration for the greater capital region.
Through its work the committee would be able to assist [...]

Online Interior Design Course in Canberra?

By 15 February 2013

Has anyone completed and been satisfied with an online interior design course? Need some recommendations!
I am wanting to complete this part time, for personal interest to begin with.
Thanks, K.

Carrie Graf to enter UC’s stable of sacred cows

By 14 February 2013

UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]

Library planning day 20 February

By 13 February 2013

TAMS are putting the word out that the annual Librarians Jamboree is taking place this 20 February and thus you won’t be darkening their doors that day:
Ms Little said that regular programs, including children’s Story Time and Giggle and Wiggle will also not run on this day, nor will the mobile library and home library [...]

O Week 2013 at ANU

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]

The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.

For more detail they’ve got a page.

Sod turning for UC super clinic

By 11 February 2013

The University of Canberra is letting it be known it’s celebrity hard hat day for their new medical facility:
Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher turn the first sod at the Super Clinic site this morning at 10am. They will be joined by University of Canberra [...]

Three cheers for a swimming policy

By 7 February 2013

Joy Burch has announced that the ACT now has a “Swimming Pool and Water Park Based Aquatic Activities policy”.
Ms Burch said the revised policy struck a balance to allow these events to take place in a fun, relaxed environment, while also making sure that all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure student safety.
“The policy [...]

The hallmarks of cancer at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Public lecture

By 7 February 2013

This has come across my desk and will no doubt be of interest to some.
Douglas Hanahan, PhD, is Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (Suisse de Recherche Expérimentale sur le Cancer, ISREC), and Professor of Molecular Oncology in the School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Ecole [...]

ANU gets the Tuckwell Scholarship program

By 5 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU have published a video explaining their new scholarship program:
The Tuckwell Scholarship program at The Australian National University (ANU) is the most transformational undergraduate program in Australia.
Launched in February 2013, the Scholarship program is funded by a landmark $50-million gift to ANU by alumnus Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise.
Each year, 25 new [...]

What can I do about a constantly changing uni course?

By 5 February 2013

How do unis keep getting away with it? In any other business, if the seller promised you one thing and then repeatedly delivered something different (or nothing at all), it would be breach of contract.

Meredith Hunter joins the faculty of the luvvies at UC

By 5 February 2013

The University of Canberra has announced they’re providing a soft landing for failed Greens leader Meredith Hunter:
Former ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter joined the University of Canberra today in a role that we see her help the newly-formed Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths engage more effectively with the community.
Ms Hunter will be [...]

ANU’s quantum microscope

By 4 February 2013

The Australian National University is letting us know about their latest achievement:
A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells.
The team, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Australian National University, believe their microscope could lead to a [...]

Michelle Grattan migrates to UC

By 4 February 2013

Mumbrella have a piece on the Queen of the Press Gallery moving to semi-retirement.
One of Australia’s leading political reporters Michelle Grattan has resigned from The Age to a position of professorial fellow with the University of Canberra.
In her new role she will continue to operate as a journalist, writing for The Conversation as the [...]

A big city girl spends nine years living in the Sumatran jungle with the rainforest people and founds schools, winning a host of international awards. This is her book launch …

By 1 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] Book Launch: The Jungle School by Butet Manurung
Bogong Theatre, Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon

The Jungle School, adapted from the personal diaries kept during her first year in the jungles of Sumatra, tells of Butet Manurung’s journey from outsider, to trusted teacher, friend and advocate of the hunter gatherer Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) and [...]

ANU and CIT coming together

By 31 January 2013

In the wake of the failed CIT UC merger push the ANU has announced they’re stepping up cooperation with the tafe:
ANU and CIT already collaborate in the fields of engineering and science, whereby CIT students who have successfully completed CIT Associate Degrees have continued into internationally recognised degree programs offered by ANU.
Under the new [...]

Schools kids bonus handouts in Canberra?

By 31 January 2013

School kids bonus… Paid twice in a year to help cover the costs in sending our precious kids to school in a hope they gain a respectable education and not be on the dole system when they leave and enter the adulthood.
So, I received mine for two of my precious angels, one starting year 7 [...]

An end to UC’s mad Melbourne dreams

By 24 January 2013

The Canberra Times reports that efforts by the University of Canberra to have a Melbourne campus have been scuppered by the Government:
The university unveiled last year its national aspirations, announcing a partnership with the Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne, creating the University of Canberra Melbourne.
As part of the plan, UC was to offer 11 degrees directly [...]

Professor Ken Freeman wins the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship

By 24 January 2013

ANU is celebrating another astronomical win:
Professor Ken Freeman from The Australian National University has been awarded the American Astronomical Society’s top prize.
The prestigious Henry Norris Russell Lectureship was awarded to Professor Freeman in recognition of a lifetime of seminal contributions to astronomy, including his work on the structure and dynamics of our Galaxy and [...]

50 Shades relegated to number 4 by ACT Library borrowers

By 23 January 2013

Shane Rattenbury has announced the most requested books in the ACT from the ACT Library service last year:
The most requested books (fiction and non-fiction) in 2012 were:
1. Speechless: a year in my father’s business by James Button;
2. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton;
3. 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver;
4. The Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L [...]

96 interns hit the hospital

By 23 January 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher is welcoming a big group of 96 medical interns:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, has welcomed 96 new medical interns who have commenced their clinical work at Canberra Hospital after a week of orientation.
“This is the biggest intake of intern doctors to ever join the ACT healthcare system, and [...]

Who wants to be the SKA Project Director?

By 19 January 2013

Government News has the exciting word that the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education is hunting around for a supremo to run the huge Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.
According to the tender documents the SKA Project director will be required to “work with and advise Australian federal and state governments and [...]

More prizes for ANU researchers

By 16 January 2013

The Australian National University is letting us know they’ve won another swag of prestigious awards:
The Australian Academy of Science announced the 2013 winners of its annual awards for scientific excellence today.

The ANU recipients and their awards are:
– Professor Kenneth Freeman FAA FRS, Career research award– Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture for scientific research of the [...]

Big local impact from bushfire at Siding Springs Observatory

By 16 January 2013

Although it’s a long way from Canberra, the bushfire that tore through the Warrumbungle Mountains, Coonabarabran, on Sunday night is having a significant effect on a lot of Canberra people. Siding Springs became Australia’s premier visual astronomy observatory site after the decision not to rebuild Mount Stromlo Observatory, destroyed in the January 2003 bushfire.

It appears [...]

Good music venues in Canberra?

By 14 January 2013

My name’s Lisa Richards,. I’m a singer-songwriter, and I’ve just moved to Canberra after living overseas for more than 20 years – 7 in New York City and 14 in Austin Texas.  I’d like to find out as much as I can about the local music scene – where to play, how to meet other [...]

ANU links ice to psychosis

By 10 January 2013

The Australian National University is sharing the fruits of their research into methamphetamine:
Dr Rebecca McKetin, of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, and colleagues tracked 278 methamphetamine – commonly known as ice – users over several years and found a clear dose-related [...]

Franklin and Barton centres bring another 208 childcare places

By 9 January 2013

Joy Burch is letting it be known there are more childcare places coming online:
“New childcare centres opening at the Franklin Early Childhood School (120 places) and at Barton (88 places) commencing operation shortly will give Canberra families combined total of 208 new places,” Ms Burch said.
“In addition, investment in existing ACT Government facilities has added [...]

Eyes up Canberra—super bright Space Station passes starting tonight

By 5 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s that time again when we get to look up and see the only place where humans live other than on Earth zipping across our skies. The International Space Station has a number of very bright passes coming up over the next few days—some at fairly family-friendly times (given it’s school holidays anyway).
For Canberra people [...]

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