Tag Archives: ANU

Seminar: Xavier Herbert

By 13 November 2015

[ 20 November 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Little attention is being paid to the works of Xavier Herbert, one of Australia’s outstanding novelists. So why are they so rarely recommended in school text lists? His best-known novels, Capricornia (1938) and Poor Fellow My Country (1975) were judged as highly significant, winning major awards. So, are his novels forgotten or repressed?
In this Keynote lecture and panel, it [...]

Surviving the Godzilla pollen season


Welcome to the hay fever capital, where we’re dealing with a record pollen count, so high that an asthma reliever may be a lifesaver for someone who has never had asthma till now.
According to ANU researcher Professor Simon Haberle pollen levels here are twice as high in 2015 compared to last season. And last season [...]

Look, McFly, it’s a hoverboard!

By 21 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ANU hoverboard

As the world prepares for Marty McFly to come Back to the Future today, an ANU scientist has this morning demonstrated a prototype hoverboard.
In the 1989 movie Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel forward to October 21, 2015 and experience amazing technologies including a levitating skateboard.
Dr Graham Walker from the [...]

Hordes out for Politics in the Pub

By 15 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Shorten crowd

Who said young people are not engaged with politics? Whoever it was clearly hasn’t attended a uni Politics in the Pub night in Canberra.
Clashing events at UC and the ANU last night attracted capacity crowds. The ANU Labor Club pub talk featuring Federal Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten was a completely full house, with [...]

School of Music student speaks out

ANU School of Music

When I was a first year at the ANU School of Music in 2012 there were 30 classical voice students. Now there are one-tenth of that number.
I enrolled in a degree of music performance so that I could gain knowledge and expertise in the field of opera. There’s no way I can be given the [...]

The great ALP Politics in the Pub-off

Politics in the Pub

Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party.
It’s a Politics in the Pub-off and we can’t wait to find out who wins.
Tomorrow night the ANU Labor Club will host Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the [...]

It’s time to reclaim our School of Music

Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it to the place we love and call home.
It was impossible. The lack of suitable venues, coupled with an inflexible attitude from government-funded arts bureaucrats, [...]

Co-lab: Science meets street art

By 15 September 2015
co-lab science meets street art

[ 19 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday to see what happens when science meets street art.
Co-Lab is a creative collaboration between Canberran street artists and early career scientists.
Five local street artists have paired up with five PhD Science students from ANU to take inspiration from their research, discoveries and concepts integral to their field.
From this collaboration street [...]

Free night of edutainment

By 11 August 2015

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final
An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit . . . three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to the Australian National University (ANU) and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on [...]

Canberrans taking a microscopic invention to the world

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Hi fellow Canberrans!
We are three ANU engineering graduates who would like to share with you our invention!
In 2014, Dr Steve Lee from the Australian National University was awarded the ANSTO Eureka prize for most innovative use of technology.  We spent the next 12 months designing a device that can make his plastic lenses in the [...]

Brian Schmidt appointed new ANU Vice-Chancellor

By 24 June 2015

Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).
He will take up the position on 1 January 2016 at the conclusion of the term of current Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO
ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC said the University Council was delighted the renowned astrophysicist [...]

5 urban Canberra walks to try this winter

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For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.

1. Lonsdale [...]

Mental health study examining sleeping habits – participants wanted

By 9 June 2015

I’m conducting an online study that examines how body weight, eating habits and physical activity can impact sleep.
So I’m looking for Australian residents age 18 years and older to take my quick 20-minute survey. If you are not convinced, all participants go in the draw to win one of three $100 Coles vouchers!
If you are [...]

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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[ 29 April 2015 7:30 pm to 2 May 2015 7:30 pm. ]

“If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them?
Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”

In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother, [...]

Two women assaulted, police seeking witnesses

woman walking alone at night

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who can assist in the investigation of an indecent assault which took place on campus at the University of Canberra last week.
On Wednesday 18 March, a woman was walking along a footpath at UC (on Kirinari Street, towards College Street) when a man approached, dragged her into the bushes and indecently [...]

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan

By 18 March 2015

[ 18 March 2015 to 3 April 2015. ]

This is a must-see exhibition for those with an interest in photography.

What may not be known is that during the 1950s and 1960s there were many very talented photographers at work in Taiwan.

This exhibition brings together a small selection of these Taiwanese photographs from this interesting period in Taiwan’s history.

The exhibition is of 44 beautiful black [...]

Seeking Inward Bound ANU runners

Ask Riot

Looking for those mildly crazy people who have run in the ANU’s Inward Bound Event over the years….
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a great record of who ran, where end point was or who won each year. I would like to put together a nice history of the race with any stories and results you might [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes.

Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

Participants wanted for online mental health study

By 20 January 2015

Researchers from the Australian National University are seeking Australians aged 18 years and older to participate in an online study investigating how the tendency to reflect, ruminate, or be mindful contributes to the development of stress, anxiety, depression or sleep difficulties.
Upon the completion of two 20-minute surveys, participants can enter a prize draw to win [...]

The human body – the final frontier?

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!

Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.

They [...]

Local Leaders – Dr Christine Charles (ANU’s Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory)

By 14 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
space simulation tank4

It’s not everyday that you get to interview a rocket scientist whose invention is helping to make interplanetary travel a reality.
Dr Christine Charles is head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory at the Australian National University. For the past decade and a half her research has been focused on finding new, more efficient [...]

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit… three minutes!

Join us for an evening of education and entertainment.

Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.

When: Wednesday 17 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Manning Clark [...]

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.

These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.

In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]

How do we feed the world as the population soars?

By 26 August 2014

[ 28 August 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?

The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia [...]

ANU Public Lecture – The Reinvention Revolution: The makeover industries in the twenty-first century

By 19 August 2014

[ 16 September 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] A public lecture by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Research Professor of Sociology, University of South Australia.

From cosmetic surgery to self-help manuals, psychotherapy to life coaching, career design to corporate re-brandings: ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. In this provocative public lecture, acclaimed sociologist Professor Anthony Elliott assesses the spread [...]

Cheap eats – The Coffee Grounds (ANU)


A mate asked me to meet him at the ANU as he wanted me to try out the campus café, The Coffee Grounds. I must admit that I did not have high expectations of a café on a university campus as I had envisioned being surrounded by students and eating boring food in a daggy [...]

ANU accommodation complex evacuated


Nearly 80 people have been evacuated from an Australian National University accommodation complex following a water leak.
All four floors of the building on Daley Road have suffered damage.
ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene, including one pumper and a commander.
Crews are attempting to isolate power.
Update to come.
(ESA Media Release)

Rubbish bin fire at ANU

By 26 May 2014

Investigations are underway into a fire which started in a rubbish compactor outside an arts building at the Australian National University.
Nearly 70 people have been evacuated from the building on Ellery Street.
Ventilation operations are underway in the building which is smoke logged. The fire did not enter the building.
Three pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and [...]

Student protests at ANU

By 21 May 2014

Scuffles broke out at the ANU today as protesters tried to force their way into the chancellery.
Today’s national day of action against Government plans to deregulate university fees saw protests in CBDs across the country.
Students are protesting changes to the higher education sector, including deregulation of fees and an increase in the interest rate [...]

Understanding the health effects of climate change

By 12 May 2014

[ 29 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]

Jubilate Deo – ANU Choral Society Concert 24 May


[ 24 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) presents “JUBILATE DEO”
The Gabrielis and Monteverdi, with Josquin, a Giovanni or three, and Friends.

Led by new director Andrew Koll, SCUNA will fill St Christopher’s cathedral in Manuka with a grand array of (mostly) renaissance music on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm.

Be prepared to be lifted high into the vaulted ceilings [...]

The Imposter Syndrome – why successful people often feel like frauds

By 21 April 2014

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need [...]

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