As part of the ANU Women of Note lecture series, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor GILLIAN TRIGGS, came to the University to talk about the problem of sexual harassment at Australian universities. She also told a large audience about growing up in London where she studied ballet but realised early on she was never going to make it as a successor to Margo Fonteyn. After coming to Australia with her parents, she studied law and found her life’s direction in international law. She married a diplomat and was able to work for her Australian law firm at each diplomatic post. She says she was honoured and not a little surprised when offered the role as President as she was not really a human rights expert. Here is an edited extract of her speech.
Take five minutes to have a chat with DR ASH LENTON, Research Fellow with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Professor Lawrence Saha says we will probably never stop hearing about this testing program.The stakeholders are numerous, the attitudes towards it are very diverse and the consequences can be serious. But what is it all about?
ALLAN BEHM BA Hons (Asian Studies) ’72 reflects on how a busy career in foreign affairs, consulting and politics has led him to two unexpected organisations.
With both his parents dead, ANU student BASHIR YOUSUFI left Afghanistan to find a new life.
A $12.5 million strategic investment is revitalising the ANU School of Music, says Professor MALCOLM GILLIES.
When Judith Clingan started studying French, early English and German as one of the University’s first undergraduate cohort in the early 1960s, she didn’t know her love of music would give her a lifelong link to ANU.
The rugged landscape of Oman is a geologist’s dream and for PhD candidate JOËLLE DUCOMMUN the desert became a reality.
The human right to privacy raises a plethora of global policy, legal and political challenges for governments.
Running late to a dinner from a psychology class worked out very well for MARCIA and LUAN VANNITHONE, as they tell RICHARD FOX.
We sat down with EMERITUS PROFESSOR PETER DRYSDALE AO, PhD ’68 to talk about his four decades as a lecturer.
The experience of the mountain the day after the 18 January 2003 Canberra fires is etched on my brain.
From an education perspective, engineering is a relatively new discipline at ANU but our alumni show what an astounding and unbelievably rewarding career path it can lead to.
Did I really send my son to crèche with a raw potato? My husband feebly proclaimed to all that I thought it was a pear. I blamed the child. Perhaps it was just the 80s, the madness of learning to be a mother and an academic at the same time. It never dawned on me that the PhD was just circuit training, and it would take me a decade to find my rhythm for teaching, marking, supervising, researching, publishing and trying to get the next job.
Starting a PhD in the Research School of Social Sciences in 1971, I was something of a category mistake.
In 1964, ANU was a campus of two parts. There was the Institute of Advanced Studies, with its internationally-recognised research focus, and the School of General Studies (SGS), with a traditional undergraduate and postgraduate structure.
ANU was most fortunate in having been allocated a beautiful site by Walter Griffin with an intimate town and gown relationship as well as close Federal and local governmental access. Its first few decades after 1946 were a unique opportunity for an optimum development of a new and significant campus in Canberra.
Tackling the challenge of mental health issues among young people is a topic universities across the world are struggling to get to grips with.
Much has happened to the national university during the past seven decades. Turn back time and look through 70 important dates for ANU.
Staring out the window over Santiago at the end of my 12-hour flight from Sydney, I had already started to fall a little in love with my new home.
I’ve been a twin for almost two decades now and I still think back to the glorious first three minutes of my life when I would’ve been my parents’ only child, just a blob of flesh, placenta and dried blood quivering at the new sensation of fresh air and freedom.
A three-minute video address to his workforce in the wake of a particular instance of poor behaviour in the Australian Army thrust Lieutenant-General DAVID MORRISON AM (Retd), BA ’79 into the national media spotlight in 2013.