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Fabb to lead Griffith’s LiveLab

Award-winning producer Richard Fabb has been appointed as the new creative director of Griffith Film School’s commercial student enterprise LiveLab. “To come into the film school with no academic background and be part of the industry yet within the university ...

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Glover to chair Universities Australia

University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor professor Barney Glover will take over from current Universities Australia chair Sandra Harding on May 19. Harding said Glover has “demonstrated a deep knowledge and executive leadership role in research and a passionate commitment to ...

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CSU names Dentistry, Health Sciences chief

Professor Boyen Huang is the new head of the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University. Huang joins CSU from James Cook University, where he held the position of dentistry director of international affairs and associate professor of ...

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FedUni’s 1st chancellor gets 2nd term

Federation University Australia has announced the reappointment of its chancellor Dr Paul Hemming to a second three-year term. Hemming was appointed chancellor of University Ballarat in 2012. When Ballarat joined with the Gippsland campus of Monash University last year to ...

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UTAS council adds long-time attorney

Practising lawyer and University of Tasmania alumnus Leanne Topfer has been appointed to the university’s governing council. Topfer, who previously served on the UTAS North-West Advisory Board between 2005 and 2012, graduated from the university’s bachelor of laws course in ...

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Indigenous education institute picks director

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has appointed Robert Somerville as its new director. A Martu Aboriginal man from the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia, Somerville spent four years at Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous ...

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Biologist joins USC team fighting snail fever

The University of the Sunshine Coast has welcomed aboard Canadian biologist Dr Russell Wyeth, who will work with local researchers for the next six months. Wyeth arrives from St Francis Xavier University. He hopes to work with a team led by USC researcher Dr Scott ...

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Food security expert joins ANU climate institute

Leading climate scientist Dr Mark Howden has been appointed interim director of Australian National University’s Climate Change Institute. Howden is now the chief scientist at the CSIRO’s Agriculture Flagship. He is considered a global expert on the impact of climate ...

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Torrens installs new VC

The former executive dean of health sciences at the University of Adelaide, professor Justin Beilby, is the new vice-chancellor at Torrens University Australia. Beilby, who is also a practising GP, took over from inaugural vice-chancellor professor Fred McDougall in January. Torrens ...

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Murdoch adds water treatment expert

US desalination expert professor Wendell Ela has been announced as Murdoch University’s new professor of desalination and water treatment. Ela, who is presently professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona, will take up the post at ...

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