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Monash’s carbon-free pledge questioned

With much fanfare, Monash recently announced it’s going clean. The Group of Eight member vowed that by 2030, all its energy will be derived from renewable sources. Additionally, it has committed to being carbon neutral by this date. This means that ...

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Meet Australia’s highest-cited scholar

Professor Herb W. Marsh is in good company. The educational psychologist from ACU has joined Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky as one of the most-cited researchers in the world. According to a Spanish agency funded by the European ...

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Melbourne’s tragedy given meaning with colour: Deakin

In typical Melbourne fashion, street art has brought academics, the public and politicians together. Bollards, stumpy posts that prevent traffic from entering an area, have been affectionately renamed ‘bollarts’, following their zhuzhing-up by passers by. According to Deakin University urban design researchers, this ...

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Swinburne PhD brands Timor-Leste

“Selling for good” is not a phrase you often hear in the marketing world, but that’s what Sara Currie is doing. The Swinburne alum is using her PhD to put Timor-Leste on the tourist map. A chance encounter with former Timorese president ...

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Report contemplates future of sex robots

Frigid Farrah is a sex robot with a personality. She is, as her name suggests, sexually coy. Advances made on her likely won’t be “appreciated”, say her creators, True Companion. But what are the ethics associated with this situation? Should the fact ...

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Battle of the brands: which uni has the best marketing?

Campus Review news editor Patrick Avenell was dismayed to see his local bus displaying an advertisement for his alma mater, Australian National University, the top-ranked university in Australia. He thought the ad, and its placement on a humble people-carrier, cheapened the university’s ...

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