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Flinders makes two senior appointments

Flinders University has appointed Diane Ranck as director, marketing and communications, and John White as director, human resources. Ranck will join the university on 1 December from the University of Sydney where she has spent nine years in senior managerial ...

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UWA academic wins non-fiction prize

Dr Antonio Buti, a senior law lecturer at the University of Western Australia, has won the non-fiction category of the West Australian Premier's Book Awards for his biography of Sir Ronald Wilson. The book Sir Ronald Wilson: a Matter of ...

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Kaplan appointed dean at QUT

Professor Simon Kaplan has been appointed the first executive dean of the new Faculty of Science and Technology at Queensland University of Technology. Kaplan joined QUT in 2004 as the Faculty of Information Technology executive dean. He began his academic ...

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Cox named engineer of the year

Associate Professor Ron Cox from UNSW has collected the Sir John Holland Award for Civil Engineer of the Year 2008. Cox is director of the Water Research Laboratory, one of the largest water and coastal research facilities in Australia. The ...

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Stone fairy enchants Canberra, 34 years on

Rededicating a foundation stone in 1974 at the University of Canberra (then Canberra CAE), ex-Prime Minister John Gorton was surprised to find American student and activist Marcia McReynolds hiding under a blanket. With a sweatshirt emblazoned with the words ‘Stone ...

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Meet the parents

Ever thought you were turning into your parents? Now it seems, it’s true. Research from the University of New England has found there is a 40 per cent chance it could be happening to you. Psychologist John Malouff and a ...

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Two senior appointments for JCU

James Cook University appointed Professor Andrew Vann as its new senior deputy vice-chancellor and Professor Chris Cocklin (pictured) as deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation).Cocklin was previously pro vice-chancellor of JCU’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT. He joined the university ...

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Del Mar awarded Rose-Hunt Medal

Bond University’s dean of health sciences and medicine, Professor Chris Del Mar, has been presented with the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for outstanding commitment to Australian general practice. The medal is named after ...

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New CEO for UniSA’s commercialisation arm

UniSA has appointed Graham Smith to the role of CEO of ITEK, the university’s commercialisation company. Smith’s most recent position was chief executive of the Katolyst Group, an organisation specialising in improving the development and commercialisation capabilities of New Zealand ...

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