Matthew Teh, BSc ’17, LLB (Hons) ’17, felt privileged to make new friendships while indulging a passion for geoscience.
It’s been several years since Zakaria Bouguettaya and Andrew Clapham graduated, but they’re still at the fingertips of about 40 per cent of ANU students and more than 10 per cent of all university students in Australia. Eva Medcalf reports.
Dr Christopher Sainsbury is an accomplished composer and a highly experienced music educator. His work and commissions range from Australian community choirs and youth orchestras to professional performers such as Erik Bosgraaf and Izhar Elias (two of the Netherlands’ leading avant-garde performers), the Spanish guitar virtuoso Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, and locally the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As an Australian composer from an Indigenous background, he directs the Australian Indigenous Composer Initiative. Relating to this heritage he fosters a sense of regional identity in his work – the articulation of regionalism in music composition. Before his appointment at ANU he was the Head of Arts, Music, Screen Studies and Theatre at Sydney’s Eora College, an Aboriginal vocational education college based in Redfern. Here he reflects on a day in his role as Lecturer at the ANU School of Music.
Melinda Walker and Adam Agius met on campus after a gig. They have been rockin’ out together ever since.
Professor Mick Dodson is retiring after almost two decades as Director of the National Centre of Indigenous Studies at ANU. Throughout his career, he has been a prominent advocate for land rights and other issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He spoke with Ross Peake.
‘Canberra knows best’ simply doesn’t cut it in the national security arena. Anthony Bergin says we need a new federalism that recognises and integrates the role of Australia’s states and territories.
Dr Robert Wellington, Lecturer in Art History and Art Theory, was chosen to deliver the 2017 Last Lecture. The event is not a University award decided by a committee – students decide whom they would like to hear speaking at a 'red velvet' event in October, as a symbolic end to the academic year. Here is an edited extract of Dr Wellington’s lecture.
Elizabeth Lee LLB ’03, B Asian Studies ’03 reflects on the responsibilities of her role as lawyer-turned-politician.
Professor Ann McGrath AM says Captain Cook was not always popular with the Australian public.
ANU has announced a 10-year plan to drive the expansion of its program in engineering and computer science. The expansion in part will be led by one of the world's top technologists, Professor Genevieve Bell, who will be based within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Bell recently joined the University from Intel, and will lead a new Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute, to be known as the 3A Institute, co-founded with CSIRO's Data61, Australia's largest data innovation network. The 3A Institute will bring together the best researchers from around the world and a range of disciplines to build a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data and technology and of their impact on humanity. Here is an edited extract of a speech in which Professor Bell detailed her vision.
ANU academics Frances Morphy, MA Linguistics ’77, and Howard Morphy, PhD ’78, have devoted their professional lives to studying Aboriginal language, society and art.
Emerita Professor Anna Wierzbicka’s book is the product of a program of extensive research into ways of simplifying language to make it clear, understandable and cross-translatable.
Director of the ANU North American Liaison Office, Paul Harris, BA (Hons) ’98, M International Affairs ’07, discusses his significant new role.
Dr Jenny Davis is concerned about fake news, a term that has found its way into the public lexicon over the past 12 months.
Francesca Maclean, BSc ’13, BEng (Hons) ’13, PhD ’17, argues for an end to gender stereotypes that prevent women from entering this field.
Jeremy Liew, BSc (Hons) ’93, BA (Hons) ’94, is a venture capitalist who made headlines earlier this year when his prescient early investment in Snapchat reaped billions in profits for his company, Lightspeed Venture Partners. But a long time before Jeremy made history as one of the world’s most visionary investors, he was a gifted maths student at ANU not averse to champagne-inspired escapades. Eva Medcalf reports.
This year has been busy for ANU Law School’s Professor Kim Rubenstein – from publishing the second edition of Australian Citizenship Law to responding to the earlier proposed changes to the English language citizenship testing, to the ever-darkening cloud over the citizenship status of numerous federal parliamentarians.
The front cover of The Making of the Australian National University 1946–1996 features four undergraduates sitting on the lawn in front of Chifley Library. One of these students is Karl Slotte.
Neonatologist Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes shares a particularly long day in her life that includes attending to patients and parents at the Canberra Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), on call commitments and teaching at the ANU Medical School.
The otherworldly beauty of Iceland resonated with Caity Price, who overcame trepidations about not knowing the language while on exchange in Sweden, to enjoy her stay in Scandinavia and create lifelong travel memories.
After a mutual friend unsuccessfully tried to set up Georgina Vallance, LLB (Hons) ’13, GDLP ’14 and Celeste Kuypers, BA/BAS ’10, a chance meeting at a bar began something very special: the couple are now engaged and have scheduled a civil ceremony for March 2018.