Tag Archives: ANU

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

By 1 November, 2012

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

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

By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life

By 16 October, 2012

Meet “Australia’s literary microphone mistress”. Times Literary Supplement.
Former presenter of ABC’s Radio National The Book Show, Ramona Koval, will speak about By the Book, a story about reading and living, and of the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley.
In it, Koval discusses her [...]

What price can the ANU peddle at?

By 16 October, 2012

Pure gold from Gareth Evans (with a little help from CT?):
”It is a competitive environment … The ANU cannot afford to continue to peddle at the same pace.”
Read more: online

Australia-China at forty: a stretch of the imagination

By 14 October, 2012

[ 1 November, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Dr Stephen FitzGerald will discuss issues for Australia within the over-arching Australia-China relationship: the leadership of ideas, strategic views, public policy debate and decision-making, including decisions about the US that affect Australia’s relations with China. He suggests it will take a stretch of the imagination for Australia to have a real view of political China [...]

Public Lecture: Give Me Excess of It by Richard Gill

By 7 October, 2012

When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 6-7pm
Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
Richard Gill is one of Australia’s best-known – and best-loved – musical figures. His career has taken him from music teacher in Sydney’s western suburbs to Music Director of the Victorian Opera. Along the [...]

Public Lecture: The nature of time

By 6 October, 2012

When: Thursday 11 October, 6-7pm
Where: The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
We exist in a temporal universe. On a day-to-day basis, time is a concept familiar to us for it affects all aspects of everybody’s life. Despite this, and [...]

A Swedish Affair at the School of music

By 5 October, 2012

[ 11 October, 2012; 7:30 pm; ] A Swedish Affair – featuring The Song Company and the ANU School of Music Chamber Choir.

Music by Grieg, Grainger, Nysted, Rautavaara, Jennefelt, Wikander and others.

As part of the 2012 HC Coombs Fellowship, The Song Company joins forces with the ANU School of Music Chamber Choir in presenting an exquisite selection of music from a continent [...]

ANU thrilled with latest rankings results

By 4 October, 2012

The Australian National University is making sure we all know they’ve done well in the Time Higher Education World University Rankings:
ANU has continued to perform strongly against universities around the world rising one place from last year to 37th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings released overnight.
The result confirms the University’s [...]

Public Lecture: Planetary Geology for Begineers

By 1 October, 2012

To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]

Public Lecture – The changing face of the Himalayas: Finding opportunities amidst uncertainties

By 1 October, 2012

When: Friday 5 October 2012, 12-1pm
Where: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Building 130, corner Liversidge Street and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra
Rapid changes present development challenges in the Himalayan region. The frequency of floods and droughts seems to be on the rise, as is the demand for water, food and energy. In the [...]

Parking ANU style

By 28 September, 2012

Chris ensured ANU is not neglected in our study of the parking habits of Canberrans:
After having a little giggle viewing recent “Parking ….. Style” pictures, i decided to share one that i came across in student parking at the ANU.
If there was one requirement of entrance for study at the ANU, it should be the [...]

Katy promises more cancer treatment and reserach

By 24 September, 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced another bung for cancer issues:
If re-elected ACT Labor will invest almost $20 million to provide more cancer outpatient services, employ more doctors and nurses, expand lymphoedema services and support ANU cancer research.

ANU number one in Australia in latest rankings

By 14 September, 2012

The Australian National University is celebrating the lastest QS World University rankings:
ANU continues to climb through the ranks of global universities, rising to 24th in the world according to the QS World University rankings released this week.
Two places up from last year, and the best result for an Australian university, the ranking is the [...]

Katy’s plan for cancer research

By 12 September, 2012

Another day, another aspirational policy from Chief Minister Gallagher.
Today we’re going to tackle cancer:
if re-elected ACT Labor will partner with the ANU to provide $1.5 million to support the establishment of high profile Centenary Chair in Cancer Research at JCSMR [John Curtin School of Medical Research].
The Chair will be closely linked with the Canberra Region [...]

Chris Goodnow gets a GlaxoSmithKline Award

By 12 September, 2012

ANU is letting us know about another prize win:
Professor Chris Goodnow has claimed the prestigious GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence for his pioneering work on autoimmune diseases. The prize includes $80,000 research funding.
The funding will allow Professor Goodnow from The John Curtin School of Medical Research to test a controversial theory, that autoimmune [...]

Kurt Lambek wins the Balzan Prize for his climate science work

By 11 September, 2012

ANU is celebrating the award of the very big Balzan Prize to their Professor Kurt Lambek:
Professor Lambek, from the Research School of Earth Sciences in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has won more than $750,000 for his exceptional contribution to the understanding of the relationship between post-glacial rebound and sea level [...]

Researchers get the low down on female genital cosmetic surgery.

By 10 September, 2012

This just in:
Female genital cosmetic surgery: what do women think about it?
Two researchers from the University of Melbourne and ANU are about to find out.
The project is called Vulvatalk and the researchers are currently recruiting participants through social network giant, Facebook. This is the first major research project to actively seek out Australian women’s opinions [...]

Regional Reactions to the Rise of Brazil – Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power, 2012

By 5 September, 2012

Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) second conference:
 
Regional Reactions to the Rise of Brazil -
Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power, 2012
Wednesday 12 September and Thursday 13 September
All Day Event
9:30am – 6:00pmThe Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank)
Australian National University
 
Brazil has risen. Whether through discussions of the BRIC emerging market countries in [...]

ANU boffins take quantum entanglement to 8bit

By 30 August, 2012

The ANU is understandably chuffed that they’re able to entangle eight modes of light within a single laser beam (beating the 2011 record of four modes per beam):
Mr Seiji Armstrong, a PhD researcher from the Department of Quantum Science in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has led a team which has [...]

Bimblebox documentary – in Canberra 8 Sep 12

By 30 August, 2012

Looking for something to do on Saturday 8 Sep? Well, look no more! The informative documentary Bimblebox is showing at the Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (“the Tank”) at ANU from 5pm to 7pm, and it’s free!
Get along to hear about the effects of coal mining, and how it can threaten even Nature Reserves like Bimblebox.

Art School Ball 2012

By 28 August, 2012

[ 6 October, 2012 6:30 pm to 7 October, 2012 1:30 am. ] get pure.

Explosion at ANU

By 23 August, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at the Cockcroft / John Carver Building at the Australian National University, Acton after a lead acid battery explosion.
No fire, however smoke and fumes from the battery explosion activated an Automatic Fire Alarm at 10.36am.
The battery was a uninterrupted power supply battery system, which was stored in the [...]

ANU ranked 64th in the world. Making it second best in Australia

By 15 August, 2012

The Shanghai Ranking Academic Ranking of World Universities is out and it’s not pretty reading for Australia.
The US and UK dominate with Japan, Switzerland, Canada and France getting smattering of entries in the top 40.
Melbourne University get in at 57, and then our ANU makes 64.
Barely scraping into the top 100 are the Universities of [...]

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