[ 15 October, 2010; 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ]
GREAT PARTY. RED THEME.
After a sell-out success in 2009, with over 1000 tickets sold and $20,000 raised in support of HIV/AIDS, Red Party is back! 2010 promises to be a phenomenal second year, with TWO stages, THREE bars and a spectacular line-up.
7PM – FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER @ ANU BAR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! – $25 INCLUDES:
[ 1 October, 2010 to 7 November, 2010. ] The ANU informs us that the Drill Hall Gallery is going to play host to the floral paintings of local artist Elisabeth Kruger:
The works display Kruger’s recent focus on the human relationship with plant life: specifically the personal and fragile nature of the garden space and its cycle of luscious growth, flower and blossom which [...]
The ANU is letting us all know that the long touted shipping container accommodation is now open:
Australia’s first medium rise, modular accommodation for students will be officially opened at The Australian National University today.
“The Laurus Wing of Ursula Hall will provide purpose-built accommodation for 213 students, with support from the Commonwealth via the National Rental [...]
The unseemly haste at the demolition of McGregor Hall continues to amaze.
Photos have emerged on Facebook of the destruction of community property (fully functioning kitchen, the crockery including the Pensioners Club mugs, light shades, solid old office desks, tables and chairs, rotary awards…) as the Government and ANU attempt to eradicate all memory of its [...]
Would anyone be able to advise me of a place in Canberra that offers courses in Silversmithing?
I am looking at the ANU right now but I don’t really want to go through the process of trying to enroll in a degree/diploma when I am only interested in doing practical units. Any ideas?
This list I found [...]
Intriguing news from the ANU’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology where they’ve engineered special molecules to hold drugs inside our bodies for release at pre-determined times:
“Excitingly, unlike conventional capsules, we can control the rate at which a drug is released from our superbowl container molecule,” said Associate Professor Sherburn. [...]
I am a PhD student at the ANU who is trying to recruit for a study on women’s experiences of hurtful events.
I am looking for women who are 18 years and older and who are currently in a romantic relationship. The study will take 30-45 minutes and participants will need to come to the ANU [...]
[Yana Izdebskaya, Anton Desyatnikov, Vladlen Shvedov, Andrei Rode, Yuri Kivshar and Wieslaw Krolikowski. Photo: Tim Wetherell]
iTWire has a story on ANU’s research with what they’re calling tractor beams.
Apparently they can now move particles .1 of a millimetre in size a couple of metres which is a major jump up to the macro scale.
On the [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that ANU is falling down on its beloved world rankings.
The largest university in the nation’s capital dropped three places on the coveted QS World University rankings.
ANU was placed at No20 this week, its lowest since being included on the list, but it remains the highest-ranked university in Australia.
The university’s [...]
[ 16 September, 2010; 12:30 pm; ] This Concert Series is a new initiative from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre providing the Tuggeranong community with easy listening at lunch time.
Senior students from the ANU School of Music will present a varied program of Early, Romantic and Modern classical repertoire.
Each concert is 45 minutes long to fit your lunch hour – bring [...]
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With the ink barely dry on the government decision to override any planning objections at McGregor Hall, the ANU has wasted no time in bringing down the trees, some of which were provisionally listed with the Tree Conservator.
Of course it’s the sort of work you would do on a [...]
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The bad news keeps coming for McGregor Hall.
Hot on the heels of Yesterday’s rejection of heritage status Andrew Barr has used his call in powers to kill off the Development Application process.
It’s only the third time the Minister has used these powers and if you read his media release it’s all sunshine [...]
[ 27 August, 2010; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
To all those school leavers, ANU Open Day is on this Saturday!
Starting at 9am, and running until 4pm, there are enough lectures and tours to keep a student procrastinated from study!
Full Guide can be found online (2.4mb PDF link)
All the ANU Halls and Colleges will be open for inspection/tours throughout the day, so get those [...]
The Australian National University has the good news that their Classics Museum has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment.
Speaking at the official launch of the new museum last week ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans said the museum provides the broader public with the opportunity to engage with our ancient Mediterranean heritage.
“With this splendid [...]
The Eureka Prize is Australia’s highest science award, and this year the awards for two categories have gone to Canberra scientists working out of ANU and one working out of UC (quotes below from the respective uni media releases).
David Lindemayer won the prize for Environmental Research: “recognises his investigations into carbon storage in old-growth forests. [...]
On Friday night I overheard the following at a party:
You know that c*** at Uni who you couldn’t stand? That’s the kind of guy who’s controlling the parties and through them the country.
The Canberra Times yesterday had a piece on infighting amongst the next generation of factional warriors at ANU which has completely scuppered the [...]
The ANU has a story on research they’re doing on clumsiness and their need for 50 children to test:
Ms McLeod will look at how proprioception, or the sense of knowing where one’s limbs are in space, develops in children and whether this plays a role in being clumsy – a condition known as developmental [...]
McGregor Hall is still closed, taped off, and condemned with a date with the wreckers at the end of the month.
But as you can see it got a run on the ABC’s Stateline on Friday night (the ABC’s interest has at the least a correlation to the sudden discovery of asbestos in the building which [...]
A question for the Hivemind.
I’ve got an event on tomorrow that was at McGregor Hall but has now been shifted to John XXIII College at ANU.
Now, I know how bad parking was around campus a good few years ago when I was there, but was wondering if there are any (new/ unknown to me) [...]
I am a Western Australian student and I will have to go to ANU for uni next year and was looking at college accomodation but it’s really difficult without seeing the different collages which one is best.
I was wondering if anyone could give advice on the pros and cons of the different colleges?
The Australian National University is very excited by work at the John Curtin School of Medical Research finding new uses for old drugs in the search for better anti-virals.
The paper on their findings, Coexistence of two adamantane binding sites in the influenza A M2 ion channel, is published in the latest issue of Proceedings [...]
Architecture blog “Top Box Design” has cast its eye over the ANU’s new Hedley Bull Centre for international relations and comparative politics.
Aside from some lovely pictures they also had this to say in part:
Its hexagonal plan form references the adjacent Coombs Building, metaphorically connecting the new building to this important ANU landmark and its originating [...]
I am a domestic student studying at the Australian National University, and recent headlines about people being kicked out of “slum housing” was a reminder i should write to the RiotACT and put my experience into words. I’m not writing this as a ‘whinge’, but more to share my experience with others, and hopefully provide [...]
ANU’s new solar concentrator has been around for a while, but for those who haven’t noticed it yet it really is a big and impressive beast.
The Solar Thermal Group have a good blog post on its construction.
Canberra’s Australian National University is celebrating taking out a stunning four out of 15 Australian Laureate Fellowships:
Anthropologist Professor Margaret Jolly, mathematician Professor Amnon Neeman and specialist in human rights law Professor Hilary Charlesworth are the local recipients; Professor Hanna Kokko will come from the University of Helsinki to pursue her evolutionary biology research at [...]
[Light passes through the crystal in the quantum memory experiment. Photo: ANU]
ANU is trumpeting their success at freezing holograms:
The team at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering used a technique they pioneered to stop and control light from a laser, manipulating electrons in a crystal cooled to a chilly -270 degrees [...]
ANU is proudly announcing that they’ve replaced the grass on the Willows Oval with a synthetic turf:
Willows Oval at ANU has been fitted with the latest synthetic grass technology to create two new environmentally friendly, world-class playing fields.
The oval has received accreditation from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and also meets the [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he’s started the ball rolling to name a bridge after Sir Mark Oliphant:
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has written to the ACT Place Names Committee requesting that a bridge over Sullivan’s Creek on Parkes Way be named after Australian nuclear physicist and founder of the ANU Research School of [...]
Down where Sullivan’s Creek enters the ANU lurks the great shopping trolley collection.
Well they had to end up somewhere didn’t they?
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The ANU has the welcome news that they’re throwing up another 1023 new accommodation units over the next two years.
The ACT Government is making land available and the Commonwealth’s National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is putting in some of the money.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb said: “When the Commonwealth and ACT contributions are [...]
In a move confirming UC’s role as a technical college, the ANU has announced that they’ve signed an agreement to offer joint education degrees:
The Vice-Chancellors of ANU and UC signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Canberra this morning to capitalise on the complementary strengths of the two institutions in research, education and professional training. [...]
Although it launched last year (http://www.anu.edu.au/endowment/content/news/malouf_launches_classics_endowment/) I thought I’d advertise that the ANU now offers a Bachelor of Classical Studies degree. Rather than simply completing a bachelor for arts and including ancient history or languages course this is a specialized degree that involves either a major in ancient history plus 6 greek/latin courses or a [...]