Personal control is widely recognised as a fundamental psychological resource and a powerful influence on wellbeing throughout life. A sense of control in one’s daily life and social environment is particularly important during life transitions.
When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m a philosopher, their expression often evinces a mix of embarrassment and amusement.
After more than three decades at ANU, Photographer Stuart Hay has vivid memories of the towering figures who have marched across the campus.
The Australian National University’s big new initiative in the 21st century cyber domain has a surprising resonance with the nation’s military history of a century ago.
One of the most difficult aspects of our political system for the average voter to understand and accept is how major issues of longer term national significance are essentially ignored in the day-by-day political contest – simply left to drift!
Modern slavery is a condition experienced by at least 20 million people, mostly in our Indo-Pacific region, who quite literally are forced to work.
In November 2007 the then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates lamented: “How has one man in a cave [Osama Bin Laden] managed to out-communicate the world’s greatest communication society?”
The creative work of women has created a groundswell of energy and enthusiasm in cultural discourse in recent years, but central to any female artist’s journey is an assortment of barriers preventing equality of recognition and opportunity for women in the creative arts.
The PROMPT Gallery at the ANU Pop-Up Village – at just 4 m by 5 m – illustrates a trend towards tiny galleries.
The revitalisation of Union Court will combine the best elements of existing campus life and bring a new learning, cultural, physical and social experience in a village setting.
Each year the Australian Centre on China in the World produces a China Story Yearbook centred around a broad theme that encapsulates the major political, economic, social and cultural events in China during that year.
The cashless debit card, introduced in 2016 in Ceduna and the East Kimberley, restricts 80 per cent of a person’s regular social security payment to an industry-issued card that cannot be used to purchase alcohol and gambling products.
Campus sexual assault is not a new issue, but it has only recently received significant media attention in the United States and more recently in Australia. Dr Rosanne Kennedy explores the issue.
In my role as Sub-Dean within the ANU College of Law, I’m often reminded that many of our high-achieving students are quite scared of being average at anything.
In 2000 two art valuers had an ‘Oh my God’ moment while looking through the archives of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
One of the most valuable characteristics of the studio craft and design movement is providing a safe space for innovation.
The Prime Minister’s recent decision to back coal rests on the assumption that it can somehow be made 'clean' or more precisely, that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies can be made to work for coal plants. The problem is that they can’t and the US experience shows why.
It is hard to imagine that once upon a time the buildings on ANU campus consisted only of prefabricated buildings in the middle of an old pastoral property. The Sydney Morning Herald described the campus in 1950 as “still a shed in a paddock". The Acton area had been occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 20,000 years and was settled for pastoralisation in the 1820s. It was not until 1946 that Parliament passed the Act that established ANU.
This ‘war’ was doomed to fail as soon as it was declared – it was always far more about the political rhetoric than any practical intent.
The 22nd ANUpoll, on Australians’ attitudes to national security and terrorism, asked questions that needed interdisciplinary answers.