It started with a New Year’s resolution but for Dr Waratah Lahy, BA (Visual) (Hons) ’99, PhD ’07, sketching some of the most high profile speakers at ANU has earned her a healthy social media following.
It could be a scene straight from ancient Egypt, where the heads of pharaohs were adorned with snake crowns.
One third of all Australian members of ‘Generation Y’ – those aged between 18 and 34 – believe “older Australians should be careful with their money so they can leave an inheritance”.
The rise in prevalence of Zika virus in South America during the past 12 months has caught authorities on the hop.
For university students, textbooks have been both a saviour and a bane. Having most of the essential readings in a single volume enables students to access resources easily.
Western societies seem to have discovered with a revulsion mixed with surprise that some of its Muslim youth are not only attracted to, but are participating in, Daesh’s terrorism.
Higher education is front and centre in the debate over the Federal Government’s budget. The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has outlined a reform agenda which is probably the most significant in the history of higher education in Australia.
The oil-rich Gulf region is in the throes of some major geostrategic power shifts, unseen since the Iranian revolution of 1978/79 that resulted in the transformation of Iran from a pro-Western monarchy to an Islamic republic, with an anti-American posture.
When I tell people that I am an historian and that my speciality is the Gallipoli campaign, I am often asked: “How can you possibly write something new about something that is already the subject of hundreds of books?”
On the first day of the new Parliament in 1993, Paul Keating took me aside, ostensibly to “apologise” for all the “nasty names” he had called me over the years, and to record that he actually “quite respected” me, and that he could have accepted “losing to me”.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it looked as though the sun was setting on the institution of knighthood and its comparatively young female counterpart, damehood.
I am glad that ATAR bashing season is over for another year. Glad because, for all the huffing and puffing about admission standards and retention, we seem to have missed an important point.
Women make a much greater contribution to the economy than many think. As mammals, they make milk.
As the global population continues to rise, the challenges of giving people access to healthy and nutritious food grow by the day.
War came so fast a century ago, and so unexpectedly, and everything changed so completely when it came, that it still shocks one today.
During his successful Governor of Jakarta election campaign in 2012, Joko Widodo (or Jokowi) liked to tell a story.
During the past couple of years, the debate about whether ANU should invest in companies related to the fossil fuels industry has intensified.
In combining artistic license and mathematical algorithms, Jonathan McCabe Ma (EA) ’00 has created a career-long passion that has taken his work around the world.
Many women use menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, also known as HRT) but our new research has shown menopausal Australian women who are currently using MHT have double the risk of breast cancer compared to those who have never used it.
After prolonged debate, deliberation and delay, the Healthy Welfare Card will soon be launched at two trial sites in remote Australia.
The protection of citizens abroad evokes many ideas about citizenship, values, foreign relations, human rights, diplomacy and law.
While it is clear that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has generated many negative images and stories, there is a positive aspect that can be illustrated by three events happening in different parts of Africa during the epidemic.
There is growing support for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples in the Australian constitution.
Last year I was nominated by ANU for a national teaching award. In putting together the application I realised that, over the years, students have taught me far more than I have ever taught them.