Police and archaeologists have called on scientists at a national radiocarbon-dating facility at ANU to help solve centuries-old cold cases and other mysteries.
Robots don’t always have the best reputations – think Star War’s C3PO, iRobot or the Terminator – but at ANU, a robot that could help save lives has landed. KATE PRESTT reports.
It is hard to imagine that once upon a time the buildings on ANU campus consisted only of prefabricated buildings in the middle of an old pastoral property. The Sydney Morning Herald described the campus in 1950 as “still a shed in a paddock". The Acton area had been occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 20,000 years and was settled for pastoralisation in the 1820s. It was not until 1946 that Parliament passed the Act that established ANU.
First published by Woroni, the ANU student newspaper, on 17 October 2016. By LEWIS POPE.
Take five minutes to chat with MR JEREMY SMITH BIT '95, BE (Hons) '97, MPhil '09, Grad Cert '14, from the Research School of Engineering.
After meeting at the ANU Alumni Gala Dinner in Melbourne in November 2015, Elaine Li, BA ’13 and Jonathan Craig, LLM ’14 immediately liked each other, but a missed phone call meant they might not meet again.
Before his death in September 2014, Emeritus Professor at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) Tony McMichael had been looking forward to releasing the final revision of his manuscript for publication. His wife DR JUDITH HEALY describes how she took on the project.
During an internship in the Northern Territory, BONNIE MCLEAN developed a digital solution to help locals learn their languages.
One of the less publicised developments in higher education over the last quarter of a century has been the growth of internship programs, says Dr JOHN HART.
SUZY URBANIAK, BSc Geol (Hons) ’87, is passionate about taking her students out of the classroom and is surprised how little teaching styles have changed over the years.
The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO, 1975-1989, the third volume of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s history, shows the organisation was infiltrated by Soviet moles during the tumultuous later years of the Cold War, undermining many of the agency’s operations.
This ‘war’ was doomed to fail as soon as it was declared – it was always far more about the political rhetoric than any practical intent.
The 22nd ANUpoll, on Australians’ attitudes to national security and terrorism, asked questions that needed interdisciplinary answers.
Learning the language was embarrassing at times but ZOE CAMERON persevered and enjoyed her exchange.
The landmark second edition of The Australian National Dictionary, published in August, is more than a collection of great Australian words.
took a suggestion from a mutual friend to get JESS TSIMERIS, PhD ’15 and JIMMY THOMSON, PhD ’14 together, as they tell ROSS PEAKE.
Exchange student Leon Rebello made the most of his time in the Netherlands, riding a bicycle to classes at Utrecht University, and travelling to many other parts of Europe.
The ANU Reporter Photography Awards invited members of the University community to send in stunning photos from their trips around the world.
The nation’s first leader was Edmund Barton but it might easily have been otherwise, as Dr BRIAN WIMBORNE explains.
Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth, according to new research by The Australian National University (ANU) and Queensland Museum.