Mayor Rattenbury is encouraging us to vote for our favourite local librarians in the Australia’s favourite librarian competition competition.
Let’s take a look at the entries shall we?
1. Sue Box –Libraries ACT. Nominated for her service to patrons. Sue is adept at finding out what a patron really wants and will hunt it down until she [...]
So I may or may not have recently been slapped with one of the new ACT library ‘administration fees’ after being unaware of a book being out for the last couple of months thanks to letters being sent to my old address =(
Does anyone have any experience with not paying library fines in the [...]
It might be apocryphal. But I was once told a story that many of the philosophy seats in American universities are paid for by the US Marine Corp. The thinking is that it costs north of a million dollars a year to train, equip, and maintain a single jarhead grunt. But you can keep a [...]
ANU has posted a 40 minute slab of interview with Sir David Butler 40 years after his book “The Canberra Model” attempted to explain our system of power and Government:
Professor John Uhr sits down with Sir David Butler to discuss his 1973 book, The Canberra Model, and David’s history with Australia and Canberra.
This year [...]
If you’re looking for ways to occupy the kids TAMS are suggesting the new arboretum:
Join in the hive of activity at the National Arboretum Canberra during the school holidays, with fun activities for children to take part in and over 104 tree species for them to discover.
“Canberra’s newest major attraction is open each day throughout [...]
ANU researchers have been doing research on penis sizes.
Like as a real thing, not just as a hobby. This is what they do.
Through rigid methodology, many hard and long days of work, and despite stiff opposition, the ANU has finally probed the depths of this topic and hit the metaphorical g-spot of knowledge.
What they discovered [...]
TAMS have given notice they’re in the middle of fixing a monumental cockup:
Each year the ACT Government undertakes a routine verification process of student MyWay cards to ensure only eligible students receive discounted travel.
During the last update on 31 March 2013 a total of 8600 student MyWay cards were incorrectly reverted to standard cards.
“Unfortunately there [...]
Joy Burch has just announced that 10 ACT teachers in the ACT have had their salary bumped up to six figures. Another 10 will receive the bump soon. This is all a part of a commitment by the ACT Government to keep talented teachers in classrooms.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said the [...]
Last month students were begging ANU to follow through on its promise to sell its shares in Metagasco.
This month they want the ANU to be more transparent in letting the public know what is going on.
Following ANU’s decision to refuse public access to 54 documents about ANU’s investments in coal, oil and gas—including ANU’s ill-fated [...]
I’ve just been googling and decided I needed to consult the hive.
I would like to book my 8yo in for 2 days of horse riding during the 2nd week of school holidays. Can’t really afford 4 and have care for the other days.
But it looks like the main equestrian places I can find online require [...]
Dr Tom Calma AO has launched the new look Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) – a milestone for the organisation that has trained more than 1,000 Indigenous leaders throughout Australia. A new DVD, celebrating the work of the AILC, has also been released.
Dr Calma, Australian of the Year Finalist and AILC Chairman commented, “We’re working [...]
Four academics from the ANU have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013.
22 new scientists were elected this year so four of them being from the ANU is noteworthy. The new fellows will be fully admitted into the fellowship during a three day celebration later this month
The Academy annually honours [...]
Joy Burch has sent forth information on the designs for a $14.5 million facility at Canberra College for pregnant teenagers and young parents:
ACT Minister for Education and Training, Ms Joy Burch MLA, today welcomed the designs for the new $14.5 million CCCares facility at Canberra College in Phillip.
The designs signal an important milestone towards fulfilling [...]
Canberra’s Melanie Poole is the Anne Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholar in Public Policy for 2013, which is a pretty awesome thing and kind of a big deal. Congratulations Melanie!
Ms Melanie Poole, Parliamentary Advocacy Co-ordinator, with CARE Australia will spend two years in the United States to undertake a Masters in Public Policy. Melanie’s work [...]
Celebrating Canberra’s 100th, and their own 45th birthday, UC has installed a forest of cardboard cutout people onto their concourse. I grabbed some photos during the launch of the exhibition today.
Dozens of figures have been created by members of the University community, including children from its early childhood centre (who will attend the launch), [...]
The National Museum of Australia has employed robots to help their education programs and hasten mankinds fall to robot overlords. These two chess piece-like robots are known as B1 and B2, and as a part of their fiendish robotic machinations to destroy all of us puny meat-bags they will be allowing school children from regional [...]
CSIRO is making it known they’re bringing physics to the masses:
An exhibition exploring the physics of the universe in sculpture and on the canvas by south coast artist Bob Baker opens Monday night at CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Bodalla artist Bob Baker explores and expresses some of the deepest physical structures in our universe, not through the [...]
The Brumbies have announced a new scholarship at the University of Canberra:
A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship [...]
Dickson College’s ‘Trying to be funny by shouting “ME TOO” weeks after the original joke was made’ class have just put out a Harlem Shake video. Note this video has actually been posted up by Dickson College itself. You know a meme is dead once your school administration starts getting involved.
In other news, the Economist [...]
Joy Burch is claiming the credit for Canberra children’s literacy and numeracy results.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch welcomed the release of the My School website, which includes 2012 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results and capital and recurrent expenditure for individual schools.
“The information on the My School website reinforces [...]
The Australian National University is letting it be knows that they’re running heritage tours of their labyrinthine campus.
The ANU Heritage Office has compiled the fascinating history of the University’s heritage-listed buildings and surrounds for four new tours to mark the Centenary of Canberra celebrations.
The tours have been designed to cover a range of themes, [...]
The Menzies Library will be holding a series of anniversary day events on the 13th this month to celebrate the big old buildings 50th birthday. Celebrations include tours, lectures, tea, and an exhibition that will be open until the 15th. Check out the website for a full timetable of event.
Celebratory events will include special heritage [...]
ANU has let it be known that their Professor of Geophysics Kurt Lambeck has been awarded the Legion of Honour:
Professor Lambeck, of the Research School of Earth Sciences, was recognised for his contribution to the field of science and for his strong ties to France.
He first visited France in the 1970s to help set [...]
The Auditor-General has announced the first report of 2013 Care and Protection System.
The report is vast, and the conclusions lengthy.
But it appears we don’t know where the children are, or how they are.
It is, apparently, hoped that things are getting better, but we can’t know that either.
UPDATE: Joy Burch is taking a glass half full [...]
Word reaches us that the exciting world of IT entrepreneurship is coming to ANU next week:
In a full-day event called TECHCONNECT, taking place at the ANU Commons on 14 March, aspiring startups will hear from the likes of John De Margheriti, founder of BigWorld and Ken Kroeger, founder of Seeing Machines on why [...]
There’s a stack to look at in the sky during the first half of March. First there’s the Comet C/2011 L4, also known as PANSTARRS. This lovely photo was taken by Canberra Astronomical Society member Vello Tabur on 5 March. Look just south of where the sun goes does, immediately after sunset. No scope required, [...]
[ 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; 2 April 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] Renowned geneticist and Academy Secretary for Education and Public Awareness, Professor Graves will describe how the map of the marsupial genome is unlocking genetic secrets with deep implications for human health
In a press release sent out today the University of Canberra has declared that they have a plan make themselves into a world ranked university.
They don’t however reveal what the plan is, or really how they intend to go about… well anything.
The plan outlines a commitment to deeper internationalisation and improvements which will see the [...]
Also Chicken Gourmet, the lack of beaches in Canberra, and a bunch of other stuff.
It takes a certain amount of angry to make a Downfall video about something, I hope Andrew Stacey feels better now.
The University of Canberra has created a truly wonderful welcome video and placed it as a gift unto the nations on YouTube.
There are some magical moments. Below is my own favourite at 2:37.
For the pint of your choosing and/or the glory of being declared a winner, have a go at finding something funnier!
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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 [...]