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.
Canada and Australia are the product of colonialism, with resulting harm to Indigenous culture, but both nations are pursuing a path of reconciliation. Canadian Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould QC, spoke about progress in her country on this issue when she delivered the annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture. Below is an edited extract of her address.
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.
Learning the language was embarrassing at times but ZOE CAMERON persevered and enjoyed her exchange.
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.
On campus you can find collections of rare books, fossilised skeletons, maps and pollen.
Everyone has a favourite book, whether it’s a classic or not. Here’s what some of the ANU community nominate as their most memorable read.
First published by Woroni, the ANU Student Newspaper, on 20 July 2016. By SHAMIM MAZARI.
In the summer of 1999, Don Watson spent two months at the Humanities Research Centre, enjoying the peace and quiet of the ANU campus as he gathered his thoughts on his time as speech writer for Prime Minister Paul Keating.