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On the move: November

Davis moves on after 14 years Australia’s longest-serving VC, Professor Glyn Davis, has left his post at the University of Melbourne. Davis, UniMelb’s 19th VC, took the job in 2005 after a stint as Griffith VC and president. Davis will ...

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Strictly speaking: unicorns and zebras

We think of unicorns as imaginary, mythical creatures, so you may be surprised to learn they actually exist. In the world of business, it’s the name given to startup companies valued at more than US$1 billion. Venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined ...

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On the move: October

MQ Chancellor set to retire Michael Egan has announced he will be retiring from the Macquarie University chancellorship in February 2019. The former NSW state Labor treasurer came to the university as a council member in 2006 and leaves as ...

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UAC scores double win for innovation

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has been recognised for its industry-leading commitment to innovation—twice. UAC was ranked 41st on the 2018 Most Innovative Companies list from over 1,000 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand. The prestigious annual list, published ...

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Strictly speaking: capitals

Capital letters create alternative forms for each character in the Roman alphabet. They help to mark the particular functions of certain words: those that start a sentence or identify proper nouns for persons (e.g. Quentin Bryce) or places (e.g. Australia), ...

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On the move: September

Retiring after 67 years at UQ The University of Queensland’s Emeritus Professor Edward White, better known as Ted, from the School of Chemical Engineering, is about to hang up his academic gown. Ted has been a fixture of UQ for a ...

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