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.
Senator Patrick Dodson delivered the 2017 ANU Mabo Commemoration Oration, held to recognise the 25th anniversary of the historic High Court ruling. Here is an edited extract of his address.
Emeritus Professor Brij V Lal AM recalls the pivotal role ANU has played in Pacific history.
After being on the faculty of the Julliard School of Music and Hofstra University in New York, Professor Kenneth Lampl recently became Head of the ANU School of Music. He talks about his vision to carve out a global niche for the School and how he will nurture the next generations of outstanding musicians.
Dr Penny Burns is working with the United Nations to help GPs become more involved in responding to disasters.
Former US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper AO, visited Australia this year as a guest of the ANU National Security College. He was joined by former Australian Ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley AC, for a discussion of the challenges, successes and future of the Australia-US alliance.
Researchers from ANU joined female scientists from around the world as part of the inaugural Homeward Bound leadership expedition to Antarctica to develop leadership, strategy and innovation skills, and learn about climate change. Here they share their experiences.
At the 2017 Commencement ceremony, Jamila Rizvi, BComm ‘10, LLB ’10 – among the most influential young voices in Australia – told new students that going to University was about becoming a citizen of the world. She encouraged them to think for themselves and set their own expectations, rather than remaining captive to those of their parents. And she revealed she met the love of her life, on campus.
CLAIRE LAIZANS (WILSON), B Arts/B Law (Hons) ’14 and MITCHELL LAIZANS, B Arts/B Asia-Pacific Studies ’13 have been inseparable since toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. Here’s how their love story unfolded:
Astrophysicist Dr BRAD TUCKER opens up about a day in his life that includes searching for supernovas, consulting with film studios and reading bedtime stories – and he has the calendar to prove it.
I had a great undergraduate experience here at ANU where I think I was the first person to do a combined archaeology and geography Honours thesis.
In 2016 ANU graduated its 100,000th alumnus. We asked ATHALIA IRWANSJAH BA/BAS (Korean) ’13, MA Asia-Pacific Studies (Hons) ’16, about her time at University and how it felt to be part of the next generation of ANU alumni.
Emeritus Professor Michael Coper was shocked to encounter widespread misconceptions and stereotypes about law and lawyers when he became Dean of the ANU College of Law in 1998.
Working with gamma rays gave AQEEL AKBER, BSc (Hons) ’15 a unique insight into a medical procedure on himself.
Award-winning author David Marr was in conversation at a recent Eat, Drink and be Literary event on campus to discuss his new Quarterly Essay, The White Queen, One Nation and the Politics of Race. In the essay, he looks at Australia’s politics of fear, resentment and race, and asks, who votes for One Nation, and why, and how should the major parties respond to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim voices? He writes of One Nation leader Pauline Hanson: “This woman went to prison, danced the cha-cha on national television for a couple of years, and failed so often at the ballot box she became a running joke. But the truth is she never left us. She was always knocking on the door.” Here is an edited transcript of the conversation:
Stuart Simson grabbed the opportunity to get in early on the Internet, and has risen to be the chair of one of the largest digital advertising agencies in Australia.
Everyone has one holiday etched into their memory – for better or for worse. Here’s what some of the ANU community nominate as the holiday they’ll never forget.
Actor Richard Roxburgh, B Econ ’84, is well known for his character Cleaver Greene, the mercurial barrister in the popular ABC-TV series Rake. Less well known is that the genesis of the character came from his student days at ANU – from an eccentric character who hung around the Union Bar. Roxburgh admits to spending too much time at the bar himself over the course of his economics degree. However, he managed to graduate and then detoured into a successful acting career. A new venture is writing a children’s book. He has always been drawn to and written stories to entertain himself, but Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children. Roxburgh returned to ANU to talk about his book to an audience at Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant where he took time out to speak to ROSS PEAKE.