ANU is spruiking an interesting concept from the School of Art:
Art Machine will see machines transform text, video and photos submitted online into original ‘visual structures’ and digital displays. Exhibition curator Christopher Fulham, from the ANU School of Art, said that Art Machine will present the submitted digital content in a range of ways.
The Australian National University has announced the signing of an MoU with Ernst & Young to supply great big brains as needed by the corporate services mega corp.
Ernst & Young Canberra Managing Partner, Lucille Halloran said the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at Ernst & Young’s Canberra offices marked the official commencement of [...]
The dispute over the ANU library mergers continues, reaching farcical highs now that The Canberra Times has run more stories about it than the University’s on campus rag Woroni. Curious though is why the article doesn’t mention why the dispute is continuing. Perhaps in copy and pasting the media release writing the article, CT forgot to [...]
[ 30 July, 2011 to 31 July, 2011. ] Hi everyone,
The 19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship takes place next month on 30/31 July at the ANU.
The tournament consists of 7 rounds with a time control of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start.
First prize for the open section is $1000 and $400 for the minor.
Players of all [...]
ANU have announced a fascinating breakthrough to generate electricity through mechanical power without needing magnetic dynamos.
Dr Simon Ruffell from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering and Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and Dr Sharath Sriram from RMIT University have used nanotechnology to convert mechanical pressure into electricity.
The breakthrough was made by combining piezoelectrics, materials [...]
ANU has announced that former Mallesons partner Ilana Atlas will be deputising for Gareth Evans in the role of Pro-Chancellor.
Ms Atlas has extensive experience in business and has held executive and non-executive roles across a number of industry sectors. She has served on the University Council since July 2004. She takes over from The [...]
ANU have announced they are slipping the surly bonds of earth and have trousered $3.1 million in Commonwealth money to build help satellites.
They’ll be building space simulation facility here in Canberra for Australian groups to test equipment in.
Lots of vacuum, extreme temperatures, and hard radiation then?
The Australian National University is touting research by Dr Stefan Broer, head of the molecular nutrition group in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, showing that mice getting lots of protein end up being bigger mice.
“So we focused on mice that could not transport amino acids from the intestine into the cells of [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that ANU’s long war against Aon Risk Services has ended in a victorious undisclosed settlement.
The Australian National University has spent eight years suing global insurance giant Aon Risk Services in the ACT Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia over $27 million it claimed it was owed after [...]
The Australian National University is having a good old gloat at its 12th place in the 2011 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.
In the latest set of international rankings by QS, the University is sixth in modern languages, philosophy and geography and area studies, 10th in linguistics and 12th in history.
The modern languages [...]
In thrilling news out of ANU Dr Daniel Bayliss has discovered a planet going the wrong way around its star. Which is a bit of a first.
Using one of the world’s largest telescopes in Chile, Daniel and his collaborators discovered that a distant planet WASP-17b is moving in the opposite direction to the spin [...]
The Australian National University has congratulated its boffins who have won second round Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects funding.
The winners are:
- Socio-psychological factors and compliance with work health and safety regulation – theory, policy and practice – Professor Valerie A Braithwaite
- From prehistory to history: landscape and cultural [...]
ANU has announced the launch of a new website called “Life in the Suburbs” to help identify the creatures that can be found in Canberra.
“It includes guidelines for managing ACT-specific urban habitat, steps to reduce human-induced threats to urban biodiversity and practical guidelines for developing habitat gardens and landscapes.”
Life in the Suburbs also includes a [...]
The ANU is letting us know about their new Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. Which is nice, but perhaps they’re bigging themselves up just a tad?
Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and eventually eliminate them have been boosted by the launch of a new centre at The Australian National University.
The Centre [...]
The hot air is still blowing over the library merger at ANU. Two articles now in the Canberra TImes about it, the latest with an honours student giving the very credible argument that he found a “sh**ty old” book not used in a decade that inspired an assignment so libraries should remain as is.
The ANU [...]
I have noticed something rather strange at ANU. The disabled toilets tend not to have soap in them. Not just no soap, but no soap dispensers. I thought this might be an isolated thing, but no, when I went for a wander today I found six accessible toilets, only one of which had soap in [...]
The ABC reports that ANU’s former Vice Chancellor Ian Chubb has been given the nod to be the next Chief Scientist of Australia.
His predecessor, Penny Sackett, resigned part-way through her term earlier this year for “personal and professional” reasons, revealing she had not been asked to brief Julia Gillard since she became Prime Minister.
Professor Chubb [...]
ANU has proudly announced that Kim Il Carr (the Innovation Minister) has launched the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre on Mt Stromlo.
The new one of a kind facility, funded under the Education Investment Fund program, will initially support development of the international, billion-dollar Giant Magellan Telescope and a number of Australian Space Research Program [...]
Thanks to Davo1111 for pointing out that the School of Art and School of music protest sit in is now immortalised on YouTube.
Looks kind of fun really.
The interesting thing I’m finding is that those most critical of the protesting students appear to be jealous they don’t get invited to school of art parties.
For all you hard core smokers out there who want a ciggie with your meal in Canberra you still can! Want to eat some food with your cigarette? Want a welcoming environment where the management will ignore those annoying non smokers? Want to be able to tell those annoying anti smokers to F off? Well, [...]
update to previous posted article
This week ANU school of Art and Music students protest moves by head of ANU libraries Vic Elliot’s plans to merge both schools libraries.
This is ANU making moves to cut costs associated with the up keep of these libraries, which leads to the assumption that the cost of these libraries outweighs the resources they [...]
Do you like design? Do you like Japanese stuff?
If you answered no to both of these you probably lack both a heart and a head.
But if you said yes then you’ll be thrilled to learn that the ANU has announced they’re opening an exhibition of contemporary Japanese design this Thursday, running to 21 April.
It’s difficult deciding what to write in a bad review of a restaurant. Nobody wants to read a self-righteous rant that lists everything that went wrong in ungrateful and indulgent detail, but there is still a responsibility to accurately describe the trinity of rudeness, incompetence and clumsiness that a restaurant can occasionally manage to concoct.
ABC News and tonight’s 7:30 are covering the Canberra angle on the release today of a survey by the National Union of Students revealing the troubling extent of sexual violence and safety fears of students at Australian universities, including institutions in Canberra. The argument is that Canberra’s universities should do more to prevent it, with [...]
The ANU reports they’ve penned a deal under which the reknowned French High College the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) will be setting up a branch here in Canberra.
The agreement, signed today by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young and French Ambassador His Excellency Michel Filhol, will see the two institutions share social [...]
Spare a thought for the blokes working on the ANU’s “Exchange” site this morning.
Not fun weather for pouring concrete.
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Some people may know that there is a dirt car park at the base of black mountain on the corner of clunies ross street and black mountain road, for years I have been parking there and walking in to the ANU to avoid the hassle of parking on campus, never have I seen any no [...]
The Australian National University has announced the dawn of a new era as Professor Ian Young moves from Swinburne University to take up the big job here:
Professor Young starts as ANU Vice-Chancellor today. Formerly the Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology, he is also a world-ranking coastal and ocean engineer.
He replaces Professor Ian Chubb, [...]
ANU has posted posted the speech given by their Chancellor Gareth Evans to the farewell dinner of long serving Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb.
Here were the highlights of achievement:
Let me count the ways in which Ian Chubb’s leadership has been so special. He has consolidated our position as Australia’s No 1 university, and unequivocally our top research [...]
Notdingers has sent in this pic of the ANU’s terrifying solar array cooking something that’s smoking vile green this morning.
Let’s hope for the sake of those on Parkes Way that it’s nothing too toxic.
UPDATE: Apologies, the green is the tint from Notdingers’ car window.
For the past three months, the new Woroni team, for the first time independent of ANUSA has promised it was working hard to finally deliver a proper newspaper. No doubt The Canberra Times management was losing sleep over christmas awaiting the launch of their new, free competitor. Now that it’s out, I think they’ll sleep [...]