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ANU studies penises, decides bigger is better

By 9 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

CSIRO and the ANU launch biodiversity research centre

By 2 April 2013

The CSIRO and ANU will announce an initiative to help better our understanding of our environment at the official launch of the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis tomorrow.
“The Centre is drawing on CSIRO and ANU’s world class expertise, and harnessing new and emerging technologies in biodiversity science to improve our knowledge of Australia’s biodiversity and enable [...]

Students seek review into ANU Fossil Fuel investments

By 2 April 2013

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 [...]

ANU’s four new science fellows

By 27 March 2013

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 [...]

Gascoigne’s art collection donated to ANU

By 22 March 2013

The personal collection of the late Canberran artist Rosalie Gascoigne AM, and her husband Ben Gascoigne AO, has been donated to the ANU by the couple’s children.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young officially accepted the donation to the ANU art collection at a reception at the Drill Hall Gallery last week.
The 12-piece collection includes some of the [...]

New sculpture at ANU lets you explore the stars

By 22 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Renowned artist, and candidate for the best name ever, Wolfgang Buttress has put the finishing touched on the ANU Science Precinct with a new sculpture called UNA. I see what he did there.
The magic of the sculpture is revealed once you look inside, peering through the hole of a single ‘star’. The highly polished [...]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra v Simon Crean

By 15 March 2013

We’ve just been sent a highly unusual open letter expressing the CSO’s displeasure with recent comments made by the Commonwealth Arts Minister Simon Crean.
It finishes thusly:
I believe the CSO does more than enough to warrant recognition of our unique place as the professional orchestra of the nation’s capital. To confuse us with the ANU or [...]

Oh good, more stuff to do in March

By 8 March 2013

Furthering my belief that this March is Canberra’s retort to the ridiculous claim that nothing interesting ever happens here, the ANU have just sent me some info on a little thing they like to call Thinking Spaces.
Running nightly from 15-27 March, Thinking Spaces features large-scale light projections of archival photographs and films on many of [...]

Tours of ANU

By 8 March 2013

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, [...]

Happy 50th Menzies Library

By 8 March 2013

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 [...]

Big French gong for Kurt Lambeck

By 8 March 2013

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 [...]

ANU researchers discover new fish

By 7 March 2013

ANU has just announced a new species of fish after the discovery of a massive fish skull, pictured above. Yes that is a crocodile skull next to it. Awesome.
Dr Gavin Young from the Research School of Earth Sciences and his research team were excavating the skeleton of an extinct armoured fish from 360 million-year-old [...]

Tech Connect at ANU

By 6 March 2013

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 [...]

Somebody is a little upset about the ANU med school

By 27 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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.

ANU gets Microsoft Tech Lounge

By 25 February 2013

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 [...]

ANU bets the future on edX.

By 21 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU has become the first Australian university to become a part of edX, and online education initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our national university was one of five new partners announced by edX to partake in what they are calling an “online education revolution”.
“It is very exciting to be [...]

O Week 2013 at ANU

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]

The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.

For more detail they’ve got a page.

ANU gets the Tuckwell Scholarship program

By 5 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ANU have published a video explaining their new scholarship program:
The Tuckwell Scholarship program at The Australian National University (ANU) is the most transformational undergraduate program in Australia.
Launched in February 2013, the Scholarship program is funded by a landmark $50-million gift to ANU by alumnus Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise.
Each year, 25 new [...]

What can I do about a constantly changing uni course?

By 5 February 2013

How do unis keep getting away with it? In any other business, if the seller promised you one thing and then repeatedly delivered something different (or nothing at all), it would be breach of contract.

ANU’s quantum microscope

By 4 February 2013

The Australian National University is letting us know about their latest achievement:
A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells.
The team, a collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Australian National University, believe their microscope could lead to a [...]

ANU ArtsFest Coming Soon!

By 1 February 2013

[ 12 February 2013 at 12:00 pm; ] ArtsFest, as the name suggests, is an arts festival. But not just that. It is a celebration of student art, music and intellect at the ANU. Tuesday 12th of February at ANU’s Union Court from 12pm – 6pm. There will be a student art exhibition and live music stage with acts [...]

ANU and CIT coming together

By 31 January 2013

In the wake of the failed CIT UC merger push the ANU has announced they’re stepping up cooperation with the tafe:
ANU and CIT already collaborate in the fields of engineering and science, whereby CIT students who have successfully completed CIT Associate Degrees have continued into internationally recognised degree programs offered by ANU.
Under the new [...]

Canberra uprising

By 24 January 2013

For those interested in ending violence against women I note that ANU is hosting a Days One Billion Rising Event:
The Australian National University is proud to host an uprising event in Canberra in support of V Days One Billion Rising Event to stop violence against women. The ANU would like to [...]

Professor Ken Freeman wins the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship

By 24 January 2013

ANU is celebrating another astronomical win:
Professor Ken Freeman from The Australian National University has been awarded the American Astronomical Society’s top prize.
The prestigious Henry Norris Russell Lectureship was awarded to Professor Freeman in recognition of a lifetime of seminal contributions to astronomy, including his work on the structure and dynamics of our Galaxy and [...]

More prizes for ANU researchers

By 16 January 2013

The Australian National University is letting us know they’ve won another swag of prestigious awards:
The Australian Academy of Science announced the 2013 winners of its annual awards for scientific excellence today.

The ANU recipients and their awards are:
– Professor Kenneth Freeman FAA FRS, Career research award– Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture for scientific research of the [...]

Big local impact from bushfire at Siding Springs Observatory

By 16 January 2013

Although it’s a long way from Canberra, the bushfire that tore through the Warrumbungle Mountains, Coonabarabran, on Sunday night is having a significant effect on a lot of Canberra people. Siding Springs became Australia’s premier visual astronomy observatory site after the decision not to rebuild Mount Stromlo Observatory, destroyed in the January 2003 bushfire.

It appears [...]

ANU links ice to psychosis

By 10 January 2013

The Australian National University is sharing the fruits of their research into methamphetamine:
Dr Rebecca McKetin, of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, and colleagues tracked 278 methamphetamine – commonly known as ice – users over several years and found a clear dose-related [...]

Gareth Evans gets another three years as Chancellor at ANU

By 18 December 2012

The Australian National University has let it be known that former Labor Foreign Minister Gareth Evans will continue as the Chancellor.
Vice-Chancellor Ian Young AO said:
“I am very pleased that ANU Council has approved the renewed term, and that Professor Evans has agreed to continue to serve us as Chancellor.
“Professor Evans makes an invaluable contribution to [...]

Time lapse of supercomputer construction

By 13 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

If you like your iron big and local (and really who doesn’t) then this video posted by NCINationalFacility is for you:
The Fujitsu Primergy cluster high-performance supercomputer was constructed at the National Computational Infrastructure in late 2012. Located at The Australian National University, the machine has:
57,000 cores = 15,000 home PC’s
160 terabytes of RAM = [...]

Vietnamese language classes

By 11 December 2012

Vietnamese language course..beginner 1 level at ANU

Public Lecture: Feminist scholarship and the public realm 1970-2012

By 10 December 2012

We are familiar with the story of feminist gains and losses in Australia over the last 40 years – the equal opportunity and reproductive health struggles, the triumphs and tribulations of the femocrats, the advance and retreat of gender equity in school systems, and more. In most of these struggles feminist research has played an [...]

$125k of compulsory student fees taken

By 7 December 2012

The ANU’s Woroni has detailed just how much loot a former ANU student has drained out of student association funds.
The Canberra Times has gone further and apparently the former student’s wealthy family is talking about paying back the bare minimum to make this all go away.
And the higher ups on campus are taking an intriguing [...]

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