Christina Lee, a third-year Law and Arts (Human Rights) student, has already experienced the power of university students to change the world.
Former political journalist Mark Kenny has become a Senior Fellow at the Australian Studies Institute. But he still goes to Question Time. He spoke to Ross Peake about his new role.
Jochen Prantl is researching how countries can wield influence on the UN Security Council.
Indonesian tradition would never have allowed Tony, a Briton, to marry Yohanni, who is a Mingangkabau. Adam Spence reports.
The best known research of Dr Vanessa Pirotta, BSc ’10, is the use of drones to collect whale snot for an assessment of whale health.
Australian musician, environmental campaigner and former Cabinet Minister Peter Garrett AM was awarded an Honorary Doctorate earlier this year. Here is the speech he delivered at the conferral ceremony.
If you enjoy your next visit to the Museum of Australian Democracy, the person to thank is Katrina Power, BA (Art History and Curatorship) (Hons) ’97.
Biomedical Engineer Dr Kiara Bruggeman, PhD ’17, has developed a new type of hydrogel, a material that mimics healthy brain tissue. This new technology could be used in stroke patients to administer drugs directly to the damaged area of the brain. These drugs have traditionally been administered by a permanent needle or canula, which the brain doesn’t recognise. By mimicking healthy brain tissue, the hydrogel allows the drugs to be readily accepted by the brain. Here’s a day in her life.
Alison Alder, Head of the Printmedia and Drawing Workshop at the ANU School of Art and Design, immerses herself in political art.
Australia’s defence policy has always been a tight focus for Emeritus Professor Hugh White AO, although he has approached it from many different angles during his diverse career as an intelligence analyst, journalist, ministerial staffer, senior public servant, think-tanker and academic. He spoke to Olivia Wenholz.
Historian and lexicographer Dr Amanda Laugesen, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01, is Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, which is co-funded by ANU and Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand to research Australian English and edit Oxford’s Australian dictionaries. Its main research project is the Australian National Dictionary, a dictionary of Australian words and their origins. February is always a busy time for Centre staff, as dictionary projects are often in their copy-editing stage. Here Dr Laugesen reflects on a typical day in which the search for new words continues.
A new modelling tool gives a better understanding of how effective welfare payments are, write Associate Professor Ben Phillips and Professor Matthew Gray.
Alexandra Catling indulges in her passion for scientific research on a trip to south east Asian forests. And discovers leeches.
A passion for gender equity brought two eminent people together to deliver this year’s inaugural Foundation Day lecture – former ANU Chancellor Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC and ANU Alumna of the Year Dr Susan Ryan AO. Here are edited extracts of their speeches.
Her career has taken her far and wide around the world, not following a typical path. Ross Peake reports.
Dr Jodie Ward, BSc (Hons) ’03, PhD ’07, discusses her path from a childhood fascination with zoology to leading the way in DNA identification for missing persons. Eva Medcalf reports.
Dr Matthew Brookhouse, BSc (Forestry) ’97, PhD ’08, loves to peer back through time by examining the growth rings from trees. Yes, he’s a dendrochronologist. And he’s made an amazing discovery about a Henry VIII portrait. Ross Peake reports.
Amy Chin-Atkins, BSc ’92, PhD ’98, and David Atkins, BSc ’93, EMPA ’18, PhD ’98, began dating when they were studying science.
Dr Liz Allen, M SocRes ’08, PhD ’15, is a demographer and Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. Here she reflects on an important day in her career and the nation’s history.
When ANU student Thomas Larkin travels to New Britain, he discovers his research can make a real difference to the local economy.
In this lecture, delivered at ANU, Dr Virginia Marshall poses the question: Are Australia's frameworks, laws and policies robust enough to ensure Aboriginal communities can exercise cultural and economic control in light of the principles of self-determination? Here is an edited extract of her speech.
India’s foreign policy elites are grappling with a wide array of strategic challenges as the country’s power rises, writes Dr David Brewster, PhD ’10.
Richard and Celia Anderson, BA ’13, met when he was an exchange student from the UK and they were both on the Burton and Garran Hall residents' committee. After a long-distance relationship, visa application process and two weddings, they recently gave up a smashed avocado lifestyle to buy their first house together.
Following a 40-year fascination with the political situation in Afghanistan, Professor William Maley AM has released his third book on the country, Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding. The book explores the difficult task of statebuilding after severe disruption, and seeks to identify what has gone wrong and why.