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The ANU brings word that Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb will be leaving the uni next year after more than a decade leading it up the world rankings.
“Professor Chubb has invigorated ANU, made the most of its exceptional research strengths, and extended those riches to all students, making the educational experience at ANU a [...]
Spotted in Union Court at the ANU around 1pm today – I wonder what happened here…
Apologies for the crappy photo – I was too busy to get my camera out at the time.
UPDATE: Apparently the car was there for a road safety demonstration.
Canberra’a Australian National University (ANU) has courageously announced some intriguing research by Dr Stewart Fallon into the mechanism by which the Great Southern Ocean dumped massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 19,500 years ago.
“Our study suggests that the ice age put the brakes on ocean mixing in the deep Southern ocean, meaning that [...]
ANU has announced that Dr Charani Ranasinghe from The John Curtin School of Medical Research has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grant is for a potential AIDS vaccine which has an intriguing approach:
“Systemic HIV vaccines – which are injected into the body directly – have [...]
[ 17 May, 2010 to 21 May, 2010. ]
ANU students of the LGBTI — lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex — persuasion may be interested to know about the upcoming Gay Pride Week, 17-21 May.
Under the theme of “Come so far; so far to go” (no giggling please), ANU students will celebrate the positive advances made in recent years, while committing to making the campus [...]
It would seem in the past two years that the ANU Student elections have become more personal and bitter than ever. Surely something is to be read into the publishing of a full page notice announcing, or perhaps celebrating, the censure of ANUSA President Tully Fletcher this week.
Given that so many of todays politicians have [...]
The ANU informs us that their research shows merely torching as many hectares as possible is no fire prevention substitute for targeting areas where the burn will do the most good:
The researchers question whether widespread fuel-reduction burning is as protective as it is widely believed to be. They report modelling that shows it is [...]
ANU is proudly announcing that the nice Mr Rudd is funding a new research school:
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this afternoon announced that the Commonwealth will fund the Australian Centre on China in the World to be based at ANU. He did so while delivering the 70th George E Morrison Lecture at ANU this afternoon.
Perchanced to see yesterday what looks like a a huge concrete slab the size of a city block being laid between the ANU Sports Centre and Barry Drive. What’s it for?
Wasn’t able to get up close so I couldn’t try and identify anything about it other than the workmen were laying a diagonal pattern of [...]
The 2 Brians is a joint exhibition of photography by two friends, Brian Stewart of Yarralumla and Brian Rope of Melba. The prints will be exhibited from 1 February at The Gods Café and Bar, situated in the Arts Centre, Union Court, Australian National University, Canberra. The Gods is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5pm, [...]
[ 5 February, 2010 8:00 pm to 6 February, 2010 1:00 am. ]
A Night of Classic Metal is an epic show featuring the best classic metal — from Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and more (a HUGE show of 3 hours + of classic metal) — presented by Canberra band, Live Evil.
As well as featuring the rousing anthems, shredding [...]
After a blazing performance at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Sunday night, Cell Block 69 are keen to inform the good Rock and pop fans of Canberry of just exactly where the party is at. Tonight the 23rd Dec 1989 at the ANU Bar / Stadium !
This news comes reportedly from a friend who knows [...]
Some nerd pr0n for you all.
The ANU has announced they’ve got a shiny new Sun supercomputer:
The new facility is part of a joint procurement by ANU and the Bureau of Meteorology to provide two state-of-the-art systems capable of modelling the dynamics of climate change and extreme weather events. The computer is a Sun Constellation and [...]
As part of my PhD in psychology at the Australian National University, I’m running an online study on women’s understanding of health promotion messages.
And I would love it if you could participate in my project!
ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME who are 18 years or over.
Participation involves watching a video and answering some questions about it. [...]
[First filed Jul 18, 2009]
The Canberra Times has a curious story on one Daniel Besser, going by the name of “Dr Daniel Ben-Avraham” at the ANU who was running an international joint research project despite, according to the article, not actually having scientific qualifications:
He had convinced them he had a doctorate in physics, and [...]
The Canberra Times brings word of the Laurus Wing to ANU’s Ursula Hall which arrived in modular form as converted shipping containers.
The result is very long and skinny accommodation units which are vastly bigger than the hutches many other halls offer at ANU.
At $215 a week for singles they’d need to be.
[ 21 October, 2009; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] What a cool coincidence that I came across the Capt’n Snooze post! Yep, Rod is still a successful comedian and did a kick-arse show in Canb recently called ‘Bugger The Polar Bears, This Is Serious’. Funny funny guy. He’s quite a prominent political and social activist, and is particularly interested in climate [...]
Australian Scientific Instruments (ASI), a commercial enterprise of The Australian National University (ANU), has sold its “SHRIMP IIe” instrument to the University of Granada in Spain for $6 million.
The “SHRIMP IIe” is an ion microprobe that measures the ages of rocks. The acronym “SHRIMP” stands for Sensitive, High Resolution Ion Microprobe. Ironically, the “SHRIMP IIe” [...]
[ 5 September, 2009; 5:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ] This Saturday, September 5th, starting at 7pm and finishing late, will be the first Red Party in the ACT.
This is a furdraising event held at universities across Australia and internationally. This is a BIG party with first class entertainment and a RED theme. Red Party will feature 2 stages with Canberra’s most talented DJs and Bands. The Artists will be [...]
And no, we’re not talking about Friday morning classes…
Woroni informs us that good old assassin games are being updated with a trendy zombie pallour:
Humans vs Zombies works a lot like a game of gang-up tag – except it is played over a week. All players start the game as humans and one is chosen to [...]
ANU has informed the world that the School of Music is going to start streaming the audio of its concerts.
The School of Music’s new online initiative, Streaming Sounds, will be launched at a live performance in Llewellyn Hall on Sunday 16 August at 3pm.
Titled Clarinet.Ballistix, this free concert will be streamed live on the internet [...]
The Canberra Times has a bit on ANU collecting $88 million of Federale money to join in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project.
While the telescope is being built in Chile’s high altitude Atacama Desert our own Mount Stromlo will be getting $23.4 million in upgrades for the building of telescope bits.
UPDATED: The ANU’s now got [...]
[ 31 July, 2009 to 8 August, 2009. ] Back in February I was immensely impressed by Moonlight’s production of Lorca’s “The House of Bernada Alba”. (Moonlight is the graduate theatre company of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, so they tend to be a bit cerebral, which is something we need more of around here IMHO).
They enjoyed doing that so much [...]
My partner and I had registered for the free public debate “Should we ban the burka” hosted by The Australian National University and The Canberra Times.
When we registered it was to be held at Finkel Lecture Theatre at the John Curtin School of Medical Research @ 12.30pm but apparently it changed to the Coombes [...]
With the much of the Inner North and South verminous with houses built over 55 years ago, and with that housing stock painfully inadequate to the people who want to live in those areas it seems very strange that the Canberra Times is complaining about plans made by the ANU to knock down five not [...]
The ABC has a story about the ANU posting a huge $108 million deficit in its annual report.
The problem is the august body’s huge investment portfolio has taken a $160 million hit.
A bit like your super, everyone is hoping it will recover if/when the markets take off again.
The Canberra Times brings word of the end of an era in Canberra legal matters with Michael Firestone’s epic and voluminous disability complaint against the ANU finally being dismissed.
Mr Firestone, a former PhD linguistics student, alleged the university discriminated against him when it kicked him out for harassing students and staff and again when [...]
ANU informs us that the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, lead by Dr Helmut Jerjen, has debunked that hack, Sir Isaac Newton:
“Our studies of satellite galaxies have revealed some astonishing phenomena,” said Dr Jerjen. “First of all, there is something wrong about their distribution. Standard Cold Dark Matter theory tells us the satellites [...]
The ANU Reporter’s Jane O’Dwyer has had a look at the heated parliamentary debates of 1946 surrounding the foundation of Canberra’s Australian National University.
The concerns of Adair “Chill” Blain, Member for the Northern Territory, seem particularly far sighted:
He also feared the rise of ‘rat-bag’ views would infest the University though the inclusion of the [...]
The ANU have proudly announced that their Space Plasma Power and Propulsion group have sold a plasma thruster design to EADS-Astrium for use in a satellite.
“EADS-Astrium has decided to fund the University of Surrey to produce a prototype Helicon Double layer thruster suitable for space use. For this to occur the University of Surrey requires [...]
[ 15 April, 2009 to 16 April, 2009. ] Here’s a fun announcement out of ANU in the lead-up to Anzac Day.
The Second International Gallipoli Symposium is taking place at ANU’s Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies from 15 to 16 April 2009.
“For many people, Gallipoli exists in a kind of time bubble that popped into being in 1915, a chamber of national memories [...]
The world has a new contender for most incomprehensible and jargon laden sentence ever published:
Work continues on the proposal to reconceptualise the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
One would think the rest of the article might shed more light, but one would be sorely disappointed:
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mandy Thomas is heading a working party to [...]