Archive for October 29th, 2012
Flying high with allies in alloy
Australian research into lighter metals for airplanes is attracting the interest of some of the world’s biggest manufacturers. A team from Monash University is setting the stage for what could be a shift in commercial aviation by creating lighter and Antonia Maiolo | 29th October, 2012 | News | More..
Disadvantage affects school completion
Parents from low socio-economic backgrounds are less likely to encourage their children to finish high school, a study has found. Only about six in 10 children from disadvantaged households in Australia currently complete high school, while 90 per cent of Campus Review | 29th October, 2012 | News | More..
Indefinite appointments give unlimited tenure to academics, which must be one of the few positive uses of the adjective. The cut-down form – indeff, turned into the verb indeffed – carries the weight of a life-sentence for those whose editorial Emeritus Professor Pam Peters | 29th October, 2012 | Strictly speaking | More..
Pulp fact: Juicers miss the good healthy stuff
Fruits and vegetables rich in fibre can help prevent colon cancer and other cancers of the stomach, a University of Queensland scientist has found. Fibre has long been linked to maintaining a healthy bowel but Dr Anneline Padayachee (right), who Campus Review | 29th October, 2012 | News | More..
Techs pay for school problems
The redistribution of Level 1 and 2 funding to private providers and Wananga will not solve issues of learning and student transition to tertiary education. The Tertiary Education Commission, which has oversight of all post-school education in New Zealand, has Stuart Middleton | 29th October, 2012 | VET | More..
What students want
The feedback from various groups is illuminating, and humbling, students want opportunity and good amenities but mostly they want to engage with academics. In 2000, Mel Gibson starred in the movie What Women Want. Playing Chicago advertising executive and chauvinist Sandra Harding | 29th October, 2012 | VC's corner | More..
Researchers chew over edible vaccines
Patients may soon no longer need to fear needles and injections as a study continues to explore the possibilities of edible vaccines. The study, run by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Ondek and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Campus Review | 29th October, 2012 | News | More..