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Tag Archives: ANU

Tuckwells fund new ANU residences, possibly on Bruce Hall site

By 12 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Graham and Louise Tuckwell.

Billionaire philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell have announced a commitment to the ANU worth about $200 million over 30 years to fund a major expansion of the Tuckwell Scholarship program through the building of two new halls of residence on campus, possibly on the site of Bruce Hall, at a cost of $100 million over [...]

Will the City Loop bus be a hit or miss?

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
City loop bus side view

Will the new free City Loop bus, which commenced operations today, attract sufficient users to make it worth running?
The smart-looking loop bus will be whizzing around town till October at least, reminding us all of the benefits of convenient public transport (like trams) ahead of the ACT Legislative Assembly election that month. But will it [...]

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and independents.
Political marketing researcher Dr Andrew Hughes of the ANU Research School of Management has studied political advertising, based on measuring people’s reactions to ads [...]

Fitzharris hires ex-Political ACT blogger

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Political ACT

Former RiotACT regular and blogger at The Political ACT Richard Fox has this week joined the staff of ACT Transport and Municipal Services Minister Meegan Fitzharris.
While The Political ACT blog was still live this morning and remained active on Twitter until ten days ago, the site disappeared from public view this afternoon.
Fox started as [...]

Cheap Eats: $5 Breakfast Bowl at The Food Co-op Café

By 7 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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University precincts are known for their profusion of cheap eats. And the Australian National University’s The Food Co-op Café delivers on affordable and ethical food.
A bowl of chia coconut and banana porridge with an almond milk chai latte
Have you had that experience of buying a packet of plastic-wrapped rice, lugging it home, pouring it into [...]

ANU seeks ACCC help in admissions centres stoush

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Marine Hughes Warrington

The Australian National University has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging anti-competitive behaviour by state-based university admissions centres.
ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington said the University has raised anti-competition concerns with the ACCC after being denied membership of three state-based university admissions centres.
As Australia’s national university, around half [...]

ANU part of gravity wave breakthrough predicted by Einstein

By 12 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Black Hole Merger Simulation

An ANU scientist has led the Australian team within a global scientific collaboration that has proven the existence of gravitational waves, 100 years after their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
The confirmed observation of a gravitational wave, ripples in space caused by the collision of two black holes, is a major [...]

Schmidt seeks to reinvigorate School of Music, announces consultation

By 2 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Brian Schmidt

One month after succeeding Professor Ian Young as Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt AC has announced a comprehensive community consultation on the ANU School of Music with the aim of reinvigorating it by 2017.
Professor Schmidt said the consultations would involve discussions with a wide range of interested parties and would be [...]

Cheap Eats: The Coffee Grounds

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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“Come and have lunch with me in the New Year,” said a contact, met professionally yet also morphing into a friend. “There is a new place at the Australian National University near the Sports Hall called The Coffee Grounds.”
I didn’t want to be a spoil sport and say that I can’t drink coffee. And as [...]

Uber-factor makes ‘sharing economy’ word of the year

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Uber

Sharing economy v. An economic system based on sharing of access to goods, resources, and services, typically by means of the Internet.
You knew the arrival of ridesharing service Uber had disrupted the taxi business, but did you also know it has disrupted the very language we speak, inspiring rapid uptake of 2015′s word of the [...]

Archi-tales: Northbourne heritage

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The decision by the ACT Heritage Council to heritage list 17 of the Northbourne housing precinct does confuse the developments being proposed for the gateway to Canberra.
While the government has agreed to leave the 17 listed buildings, it will promptly go ahead with the demolition of other Northbourne buildings identified to be sold and the [...]

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

By 28 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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
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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

By 14 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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

By 9 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Lonsdale Street

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

By 26 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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
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[ 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

By 6 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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
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[ 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
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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 [...]

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