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Gillard copped media gender bias: report


She was strong and she was a woman. And with that came an “abundance of gendered criticism” from mainstream media over Julia Gillard’s rise to prime minister, new research has found. An Australian National University PhD candidate’s paper titled He’s ...

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Lockout laws do reduce violence: study


Lockout laws and restrictions on the sale of alcohol in late-night venues might be controversial but they substantially reduce rates of violence, a major international review has found. This verdict, from researchers at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, is based on ...

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SCU should be like CSU, but different: Shoemaker

Southern Cross University. Photo: SCU.

Southern Cross University’s new vice-chancellor, professor Adam Shoemaker, wants SCU to become the Charles Sturt University of the New South Wales north coast – while at the same time distinguishing itself from other regional institutions. Speaking to Campus Review shortly ...

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Edith Cowan’s Chapman declares he’s a feminist


Following in the footsteps of broadcaster Alan Jones, Edith Cowan University vice-chancellor professor Steve Chapman has embraced the title feminist, calling on others to do the same. At Campus Review’s recent Higher Equity conference, Chapman apologised “for everything white male ...

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‘THE’ subject rankings dominated by US and UK unis

The University of Oxford makes the top 5 in seven of the subject rankings.

In the first year that Times Higher Education has included business and economics, and computer science, in its World University Rankings by subject, the Australian National University has outdone all other local institutions in both these areas. Meanwhile, the University of ...

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UON enters the MOOC sphere

Dr Bernadette Drabsch sketches a bone dagger from Papua New Guinea. Photo: UON.

The University of Newcastle has unveiled its first MOOC, and it covers the rather obscure subject of natural history illustration. Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural history illustration is to commence on October 26 and will be taught by UON academics and illustrators Dr ...

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Islamophobes know little of Islam, research finds


The preliminary findings of a Deakin University study suggest that the key to fighting Islamophobia is teaching people about Islam. The preliminary findings of the Muslims and Islamic Religiosity in the West research project included 57 per cent of 304 survey responses ...

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