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Murdoch adds water treatment expert

Wendell Ela ON LEFT

US desalination expert professor Wendell Ela has been announced as Murdoch University’s new professor of desalination and water treatment. Ela, who is presently professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona, will take up the post at ...

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UNSW names dean of medicine

Professor Rodney Phillips (2)

Vice-dean of medical sciences at Oxford University professor Rodney Phillips is set to return to his native Australia to join the University of NSW as its new dean of medicine, replacing the outgoing professor Peter Smith. Phillips, who left Australia ...

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New PVC for education at UniSA

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Australian Research Council executive director for humanities and creative arts professor Denise Meredyth will join the University of South Australia in 2015 as pro vice chancellor for education, arts and social sciences. In a statement, UniSA vice-chancellor professor David Lloyd ...

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Goldsmith chancellor at Swinburne

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Swinburne University of Technology alumnus and financial services industry figure Graham Goldsmith has been formally installed as the university’s new chancellor. Goldsmith said that as chancellor he hoped “to make at least a modest contribution to this university and to ...

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ANU unveils new sensation

Andrew Farriss - CREDIT Marlina Neeley

Songwriter and founding member of the rock group INXS, Andrew Farriss, is set to join Australian National University this year as a visiting fellow at ANU’s School of Music. The university stated that, as its H.C. Coombs Fellow, Farriss would ...

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Sydney Uni names biomed research chief

Philip de Chazal

Internationally recognised biomedical engineering and sleep-disorder expert professor Philip de Chazal has been appointed ResMed chair in biomedical engineering at the University of Sydney. The university stated that de Chazal would lead its research and educational activities in biomedical engineering, ...

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Tasmania’s new governor is UTAS prof

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The University of Tasmania has praised the appointment of professor Kate Warner as the first female governor of Tasmania. Warner was the university’s first female law faculty professor and its first female law faculty dean. Her colleagues estimate she’s had ...

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UNE names new chancellor

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The University of New England has announced local grazier and businessman James Harris as its chancellor. As well as operating a large grazing operation in the region, Harris has been a UNE council member since 1994. His family has long ...

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Married pair join CDU law faculty

CDU Juliette and Jo McIntyre

A husband and wife duo of lawyers have each gained appointments at Charles Darwin University. Originally from Adelaide, Joe and Juliette McIntyre will join CDU School of Law from Thompson Rivers University in Canada. Prior to their stint at Thompson Rivers ...

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Academy of Humanities adds China expert


Professor John Fitzgerald, a leading expert on China, Australia and the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region, has been elected president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Fitzgerald was China representative of the Ford Foundation in Beijing from 2008–12, until ...

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