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On the move: August

FOR THE KIDS The former pro-vice-chancellor (health) and current research professor at Griffith’s School of Medicine has been appointed chair of the Children’s Health Research Alliance. Professor Allan Cripps has been well recognised for his contributions to science and research, ...

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The catch 22 of university content warnings

Where trigger and content warnings are becoming increasingly institutionalised in the United States, they’ve been slow to catch hold in Australia (despite what conservative opinion pieces may suggest). Monash was the first university to introduce a policy in 2017, and ...

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The problem with university branding efforts

In the heat of mid-January, when every university and college in Australia was “in market” for semester one recruitment, a CSIRO scientist invented a random university slogan generator (see image), a VERY simple word randomiser. Activate, Realise, Be, Disrupt, Push, ...

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On the move: June

RETIRING ON LAURELS One year from now, the University of Queensland’s VC, Professor Peter Høj, will be stepping down from a long era in the top job. “Under his leadership, UQ is now one of Australia’s best teaching institutions, with ...

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Should more universities embrace co-working spaces?

Co-working spaces are shared workspaces and have become a striking and very visible feature of metropolitan areas. They have proliferated and are growing fast around the globe in almost every continent, embraced not only by remote workers, start-up employees and ...

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On the move: May

GENE JENNY La Trobe University geneticist Professor Jenny Graves has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the US, joining a community of world-leading scientists. Considered one of the highest honours a scientist can receive, Graves – ...

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On the move: April

BRUMBY LEADS THE CHARGE Former Victorian premier John Brumby has become the eighth chancellor of La Trobe University. “Taking up this role is something of a homecoming,” Brumby said. “My first job in education was as a secondary teacher in ...

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