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Tag Archives: ANU

ANU research kicking goals

By 6 December 2012

The Australian National University is revelling in some very good assessments of its all important research work:
The Australian National University has scored the top mark in the Commonwealth Government’s major research quality measure in 63 per cent of fields assessed, up from 52 per cent in 2010.
Over 89 per cent of disciplines assessed for ANU [...]

Bill Gammage wins ACT Book of the Year

By 5 December 2012

Joy Burch has announced that ANU’s Bill Gammage has won ACT Book of the Year for his book The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia.
This must be a relief for all concerned as it has already won The Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History and the Victorian prize for literature.
“It is my [...]

Terence Maloon taking over at the Drill Hall Gallery

By 4 December 2012

The ANU has announced the Drill Hall Gallery has snagged Terence Maloon, former Senior Curator of Special Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to run the Drill Hall Gallery and the significant ANU Art Collection:
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO said that Mr Maloon’s extensive experience as a curator, writer and [...]

ANU offering an extension diploma to the best and brightest year 11 and 12s

By 3 December 2012

The ANU has the big news about their plans for an extension diploma for chosen year 11 and 12 students:
The ACT region’s best and brightest senior secondary students will get a head start on university study with the launch of the ANU Extension Diploma of Advanced Studies today.
Year 11 and 12 students will be [...]

Final Australia and Europe in conversation

By 3 December 2012

50 years ago, in March 1962, Sir Edwin McCarthy took up his position as the first Australian Ambassador to the EU. Since then EU-Australia relations have had their ups and downs but today the relationship is broader, deeper and stronger than ever – but many challenges lie ahead.
Every month this year, two or three Ambassadors [...]

Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan: causes and implications

By 2 December 2012

“Green-on-blue” attacks are attacks by members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on usually unsuspecting members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), including Australians. Green-on-blue deaths have been increasing each year in Afghanistan over the past four years. During 2012 to the end of November, 16 percent of ISAF deaths in Afghanistan have [...]

Australia and Europe in conversation – number 10

By 26 November 2012

50 years ago, in March 1962, Sir Edwin McCarthy took up his position as the first Australian Ambassador to the EU. Since then EU-Australia relations have had their ups and downs but today the relationship is broader, deeper and stronger than ever – but many challenges lie ahead.
Every month this year, two or three Ambassadors [...]

Attempted rape at ANU. Possibly part of a series

By 23 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred last night (Thursday, November 22) in Acton.
At about 9.40pm, a 20-year-old woman was walking along Daley Road when a man approached her from behind, restraining her with both arms and pinned her against a wall. The man attempted to indecently assault the woman. [...]

Blow up the humanities? A British perspective on university futures

By 23 November 2012

In Blow Up The Humanities, Professor Toby Miller has provocatively outlined an argument for a new model of humanities teaching and scholarship that will address the social, cultural and economic crises it faces. In England, the newly formed Council for the Defence of British Universities argues the university system is being deliberately designed to subordinate everything [...]

ANU gets a big bag of Harold Mitchell’s money

By 22 November 2012

ANU is celebrating a $2.5 million donation to their Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young said the generous gift from the Harold Mitchell Foundation would allow the Centre to continue its important work, and announced that the University would match the gift, bringing the total value of [...]

Don’t blame Maccas for your fat kid

By 22 November 2012

The ANU has the bad news for parents that physical activity has more to do with childhood obesity than what they eat.
So blaming junk food advertising isn’t going to cut it.
Lead researcher Professor Richard Telford from the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital said the [...]

Look on my works ye mighty

By 20 November 2012

A fortnight ago we thrilled to the promotion of the ANUS Burger at ANU.
We can report it’s now just a beef burger.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Centre of Gravity Series launch and public lecture

By 19 November 2012

[ 21 November 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] On November 21, The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) will launch its new policy paper series: The Centre of Gravity (COG) Series. The Series will launch with a public lecture by Rory Medcalf, of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Rory is author of the first paper in the Series, Pivoting the Map of Asia: An Indo-Pacific [...]

Rule of Law, Democracy, and the Ombudsman

By 19 November 2012

[ 22 November 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] The origins and development of the ombudsman institution are outlined and the significance of the ombudsman is addressed from the perspective of two parameters, democracy and rule of law, that form and shape both the context in which the institution  functions and its ability to serve citizens effectively. The contribution of the ombudsman institution to [...]

Australia’s most powerful supercomputer at ANU

By 13 November 2012

The Australian National University is celebrating their new big iron sweeping to the top of the Australian charts:
The National Computational Infrastructure’s new Fujitsu Primergy Supercomputer has debuted at number one in Australia, and number 24 in the world on the TOP500 list of best supercomputers, released overnight.
The result, announced at SC12, an annual Supercomputing Conference [...]

Women in science: from high school expectations to academic career

By 13 November 2012

It may appear that women have reached parity with or even surpassed men with regard to their engagement in science education and employment. However, recent research, which the speakers will present and discuss, documents persistent gender differences not only in academic science careers but also in high school science subject choices and science-related adolescent career [...]

Public Lecture: 100 years of Antarctic science: Scott’s tragic race for the South Pole

By 12 November 2012

100 years ago Thomas Griffith Taylor sat on the verandah of the Bachelor’s Quarters on Acton Peninsula (now the ANU Heritage Early Childhood Centre), writing a letter to his Antarctic Expedition leader, Captain Robert Falconer Scott. He had no idea that the team had perished eight months earlier; he had returned home early to continue [...]

ANU desperate for green cred?

By 11 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

We were walking our ill-allsorted collection of mutts down by the lake, at the Lindsey Prior arboretum this morning,  and watching all the fitties doing their rowing. It made for a lovely walk, and a very pleasant morning. We stopped off at the new benches which have been installed there. Very nicely done, and they [...]

Public Lecture: Fifty shades of brown

By 11 November 2012

The daughter of an Aboriginal man and a ten pound pom, Alison talks about her own identity and family, which is not defined by black, white, brown, or any colour. She talks about pride where there once wasn’t any. Passionate about the living definition of culture, Alison unpacks the values at the heart of Aboriginal [...]

AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium

By 9 November 2012

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents the…
AEROSPACE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012
Time: 6:00pm till 7:30pm
Location: Engineering Lecture Theatre, Building #32, Faulty of Engineering, Off North Road, Australian National University, Canberra
Join us for the annual AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium and find out about the latest aerospace research [...]

Meanwhile at the Australian National University

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Big thanks to Dr_na for taking this one from Union Court.
You really think they’d be careful about dropping that apostrophe by now.
Customers certainly be glad of the chips and salad!
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Public Lecture: For Love…

By 3 November 2012

Building on the rich legacy of Clare Burton’s research and advocacy for women in the workforce, Jane Caro and Catherine Fox will bring their own take on the idea of “for love…”. As authors of The F Word: How we learnt to swear by feminism, their approach blends decades of experience as workers, mothers and commentators [...]

ANU’s Ken Freeman wins the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

By 1 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Department of Science has the news that the ANU’s Professor Ken Freeman has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science:
In April 2010, an unusual party was held under the clear skies of the Namibian desert. It was an international science conference to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Ken Freeman, the Duffield Professor [...]

Meet Ian Rankin the world famous crime writer

By 23 October 2012

Meet Ian Rankin, one of the world’s most famous crime fiction writers, in conversation with Colin Steele.
Ian’s new book, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, sees the return of his detective, John Rebus, five years after Rebus’s retirement. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin’s latest [...]

UC charmers pay ANU a stone week visit

By 23 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

c_c has pointed me at an interesting post on the ANU Stalkerspace:
Was anyone else abused by these fugly fat moles today at ANU? Their t-shirts read “old ressies” and “old res boys 2012”. I will not tolerate the sexually explicit and abusive language directed at me today while i was walking to class with [...]

Public Lecture: Diplomatic protection of Australians abroad

By 23 October 2012

Since the 2001 detention of David Hicks in Afghanistan, increasing attention has been given to the plight of Australian citizens detained overseas and the legal and policy issues that confront the Australian Government in responding to their plight. Successive Australian Foreign Ministers during this period have acknowledged the increasing workload associated with these consular cases, [...]

ANU bemoans the mini budget

By 22 October 2012

ANU’s Ian Young is letting it be known where they’re losing money in the wake of the mid-year economic forecast (MYEFO).
the promised growth in ‘Sustainable Research Excellence’ (SRE) funding, which supports the indirect costs of research, will be significantly slowed. The expected uplift in SRE funds will not take place in 2013 as promised, [...]

Book launch: Canberra by Paul Daley

By 21 October 2012

Paul Daley will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on Daley’s new book, Canberra, part of the critically acclaimed City Series.
“Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without,” says [...]

The Holocaust as a unique event in history

By 20 October 2012

The Holocaust is a water shed event in the history of the 20th century for both Jews and non-Jews. It forces us as human beings to look at ourselves and ask the eternal question: how was this humanly possible? The universal dimensions of this particular story can and do speak to us all. This presentation [...]

Bill Gammage wins the Victorian Prize for Literature

By 17 October 2012

ANU is letting us know their Professor Bill Gammage from the College of Arts and Social Sciences has won the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature.
Professor Gammage, from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, also took home the Premier’s Non-Fiction Prize – which includes $25,000 prize money – for his book The Biggest [...]

Book launch: A beginner’s guide to climate change

By 17 October 2012

A Short Introduction to Climate Change by Tony Eggleton
A Short Introduction to Climate Change was written to explain climate change – one of the most important issues of our time – to everyday people with enquiring minds. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is [...]

Australia and Europe in Conversation – 31 October 2012

By 16 October 2012

Australia and Europe in Conversation at the ANU Centre for European Studies 31 October 2012

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