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Turkey

With the recent celebration of Thanksgiving in the US, and the imminence of Christmas, it’s timely to consider the name of a bird that is common to both traditions – the turkey. Turkeys don’t actually come from Turkey. They were ...

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Ford appointed to national council

A female elder and senior lecturer with Charles Darwin University has been appointed to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Dr Payi-Linda Ford, a senior lecturer with CDU’s School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, is ...

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Curtin bolsters Muresk team with new appointment

Curtin University of Technology’s Muresk Institute has appointed Dr Roger Mandel as agronomy lecturer. Mandel joins Curtin from Charles Stuart University where he has previously taught agriculture and viticulture science and conducted research. He has had a long history in ...

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New head of ACU National business school

ACU National has appointed Dr Brian D’Netto as the new national head of the School of Business. The appointment follows the completion of an external review of the university’s business and informatics program, which recommended it combine its three business ...

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CRCs are for public good: new guidelines

Public good has been reinstated as a key objective of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program, under new guidelines revealed by innovation minister Kim Carr when he announced the latest CRC funding round late last month. Carr said the new-look ...

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Crime and prevention: plagiarism

Student academic misconduct is a serious problem for higher education institutions. The quality of an institution’s awards relies on assessing the student’s academic performance, not their ability to cut and paste, collude, cheat or pay for essays. Misconduct – in ...

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Making the connection

While the higher education sector might be booming with its largesse of $13.7 billion from educational exports, there is another section of education doing it very tough. I am referring to the more than 30 per cent (on average, and ...

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King appointed to PhillipsKPA

Conor King, institutional strategist at Victoria Universit,y is to join PhillipsKPA as a principal consultant. He has been with VU since 2006. Prior to that he was director, policy and analysis, with the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee from 1998 to 2005 ...

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