You’d expect all of the advanced digital technology we have today to be a godsend to the painstaking movement to revive and repatriate Indigenous languages. But right now, a paper dictionary of an Indigenous Australian language has a better chance of long-term preservation than an online dictionary.
Alexandra Clare, LLB ’12, was honoured as the University’s 2019 Young Alumna of the Year for her contribution to humanitarian advocacy through creating opportunities for youth in conflict-affected countries across the Middle East. She is the co-founder of Re:Coded, which runs coding boot camps and creates professional opportunities in the technology industry.
This edition gives a powerful insight into the brilliant research happening all around the ANU campus.
This year Professor Tony Dreise became the first Indigenous Director of the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australia’s foremost research body in this area. He spoke to Adam Spence and Kaya Kaihe* about his new role.
China Story Yearbook: Power is a compilation of essays around the singular theme of power in China today. Elouise Ball reports.
Bob Hawke contributed many words to Australian English, as Australian National Dictionary editor Dr Amanda Laugesen, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01 explains.
Dr Samuel Furphy reflects on the lives of two of his relatives in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Researchers on the island of Luzon needed help to identify animal bones. That just happens to be the specialty of Professor Philip Piper from ANU. Jess Fagan reports.
In the 2019 International Women’s Day Lecture at ANU, Dr Sam Mostyn, HonLLD ’18, LLB ’89, BA ’86, spoke about her experiences in maledominated boardrooms. This is an edited extract of her speech.
Lao-Australian artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn’s paintings weave together language and Buddhist tradition across cultural boundaries. Joanne Leong reports.
A strange fungal disease is killing frogs and other amphibians in Australia and other parts of the world. Never fear, though – ANU scientists are on the case to stop the killing spree. Will Wright and Peter O’Rourke report.
Theoretical physicist Professor Susan Scott was part of a global effort that detected, for the first time, ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves. The discovery came from the collision of two black holes, 100 years after the existence of gravitational waves was predicted by Albert Einstein. This triumph of physics has led to a new age of space discovery, which will allow scientists to unlock many secrets of the Universe.
Scientists will build a research lab at the bottom of a gold mine in country Victoria in an effort to crack one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries. Will Wright reports.
What does the latest research predict about the future for Antarctica? Amanda Cox reports.
Anne Masters, MVISA ’11, and Adam Masters, PhD ’14, BA (Hons) ’09, have common interests – but drive each other crazy. They spoke to Evana Ho.
Undercover researchers at ANU are on the front line of a new war on drugs in cyberspace. Rachel Curtis reports.