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Definitive coastal study

A James Cook University academic Dr Eric Wolanski has launched what is believed to be the world’s most comprehensive work on estuarine and coastal science. The collection of 12 books, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science,  has more than 350 authors from ...

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Gold ‘foundation’ for new research

The University of Tasmania has secured $2.5 million from one of the world’s top gold producers as a foundation client of its new mineral research facility. Newcrest Mining Ltd and the university signed an agreement last week in which the ...

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Director for UQ mining centre

Dr Saleem Ali has been appointed the director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), at the University of Queensland (UQ). Named “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum 2011, Ali is recognised for his research and ...

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Honorary doctorate for leading scientist

A world leader in the field of environmental sciences and technology was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of the Sunshine Coast last week. Professor Ian Lowe, was presented with the honorary award at USC’s Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday ...

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Luiten gets physics chair at Adelaide

Professor Andre Luiten will relocate from Western Australia to take up the chair of experimental physics at the University of Adelaide in February 2013, with support from a $1 million South Australian Research Fellowship. Luiten will bring with him a ...

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Kofman to head Melbourne business faculty

Professor Paul Kofman is to become the new dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Currently deputy dean and professor of finance, Kofman, succeeds Professor Margaret Abernethy as faculty dean. Abernethy has stepped down ...

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Nursing college appoints new CEO

Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms FRCNA FCN has been appointed the inaugural chief executive officer of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Thoms is a registered nurse and midwife with wide experience across the health system. She has held positions in ...

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Deakin appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor

Deakin University has appointed Professor Trevor Day as pro vice-chancellor to lead its Faculty of Science and Technology.  He will be based at the university’s Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.  Day moved to Deakin from the University of Newcastle where he ...

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World recognition for Daube

Professor Mike Daube was presented the 2012 Luther L Terry Award for Distinguished Career at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health conference in Singapore recently. The awards honour outstanding leadership and accomplishment. Daube is professor of health policy ...

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New chair and deputy chair for English Australia

Chris Wallis, director of Swinburne College, has been appointed chair of English Australia. She will work with Marc Weedon‐Newstead, principal/group executive of the UNSW Institute of Languages, who takes on the role of deputy chair. Sue Blundell, executive director of ...

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