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Bookaneer looks like a modern coinage – a word invented to make reading more attractive to small children by associating it with pirates. Indeed, an episode of the popular TV show for young learners, Sesame Street, has Elmo joining the ...

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Curtin Public Health School picks chief


Professor Rachel Huxley has been appointed Curtin University’s new head of the School of Public Health. Huxley joins Curtin after her appointment as chair of epidemiology at the University of Queensland. Professor Michael Berndt, Curtin pro-vice chancellor of health sciences, says Huxley is ...

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Tourism giant joins Griffith University


Paul Donovan, a prominent Gold Coast tourism figure, has been recruited as an adjunct professor at Griffith University’s Institute for Tourism. Donovan is the executive general manager of business development and marketing for Queensland airports, and was also the chief executive of Gold Coast airports ...

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ANU prof joins economics society


Professor Rabee Tourky, director of the Australian National University’s Research School of Economics and Trevor Swan chair, has been named a fellow in the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. The society is one of the largest and most ...

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CSU student elected NAPSA president


A Charles Sturt University pharmacy student has been elected to head the National Australia Pharmacy Students Association. Eleanna Ballis, who is studying a bachelor of pharmacy degree at CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus, was elected president of the peak body at ...

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UTAS names interim Underwood Centre chief


Professor Elaine Stratford has been appointed as interim director for the University of Tasmania’s Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. This centre is designed to evaluate approaches to boosting the state’s educational outcomes, and works in partnership with the Tasmanian ...

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UniSA adds oncology expert


Professor Eva Bezak, one of Australia’s leading researchers in radiation oncology, has been appointed to University of South Australia’s division of health sciences. Bezak was recruited under the university’s 100 Professors Scheme, which aims to boost UniSA’s research and education ...

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Private trainers, unis praise incoming TEQSA chief

Anthony McClaran

The appointment of Anthony McClaran as the new chief executive of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) has been hailed by private training providers as “great news for the higher education sector”. Universities also welcomed the move and McClaran is ...

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Evocca names CEO, CFO


Craig White has joined the Evocca College executive leadership team as chief executive. This follows the decision of managing director Robert Gordon to step down and focus on his board position. The position of chief financial officer, which White holds, ...

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La Trobe extends VC’s contract


The La Trobe University Council has offered vice-chancellor professor John Dewar a contract for a second five-year term. Dewar, who is an internationally recognised family law specialist and researcher, said he is excited to have the opportunity. “La Trobe is a great and ...

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