ANU is now the proud holder of a Guinness World Record. On a chilly evening in August, more than 1,800 people gathered on Fellows Oval to break the world record for the most people stargazing in one place at the same time.
Breaking down the cultural barriers to university has been at the heart of the Tjabal Centre since one man’s passion created it, as AARON WALKER explains.
Bettongs went the way of the dodo in mainland Australia but an ANU-led program has seen them flourish on Canberra’s outskirts, as KATE PRESTT reports.
ANU is currently considering revitalising the area between Childers Street and Sullivans Creek, including the University Avenue precinct.
Deep in Australia’s western desert, an ANU research project aims to preserve local languages before they become extinct. PARIS LORD reports.
When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, EMERITUS PROFESSOR ROSS TAYLOR AC was surprised to find his ANU experience led him to the opportunity of a lifetime. DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’99 reports.
What’s in a name? A procession of John Carvers has helped shape ANU and Australian science for decades, as DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’99 explains.
Thousands of students have roamed the corridors of one of Canberra’s oldest education institutions but there are many hidden quirks to the School of Art Building, as SIMON JENKINS uncovers.
In a tranquil part of the campus sits University House, a quiet sanctuary with a surprising take on art. REBECCA BLACKBURN, GradDipRes&EnvMan (Hons) ’99, BA ’91, BSc ’91 tours the building’s collection.
Children’s TV shows are often brightly coloured and fun but ANU research in 1989 discovered a darker side, as RICHARD FOX reports.
Taking science into remote communities has been at the heart of the Shell Questacon Science Circus for 30 years. To expand its message, a Circus alumnus – DR GRAHAM WALKER, BSc ’01, GradDipScComm ’02, PhD ’13 – led a team into southern Africa, bringing science shows to 41,000 people in five countries across southern Africa.
If your sister was your last remaining relative, she would be waiting for 56 years [for a permanent visa].
Racial privilege is a strange beast. Other privileges are fairly obvious: you're tall, you're male and you went to a 'good school'. They tie into something tangible that advantages you over others.
When Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, he became a leading figure in the Congress Party. Six years later, he was the leader of the Indian National Congress and started the country’s massive independence movement.
Take a few minutes with European archaeology lecturer DR CATHERINE FRIEMAN, from the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology
It was like the movie Casablanca. In 1979, young astronomer CHARLEY LINEWEAVER and lawyer MOLLY TOWNES O’BRIEN met in the cafeteria at Brown University in the US.
The idea of shared leadership is increasingly mainstream. But, as MARIAN SAWER AO, BA ’68, MA ’70, PhD ’75 writes, the reality still lags behind.
Yoga is now a part of mainstream Western culture. But SHAMEEM BLACK, GradCertHE ’12 explains this presents a few challenges for its originating country, India.
Chinese businesses are adapting to societal change and influencing the government’s policies, writes undergraduate student NICHOLAS HORTON.
Death during childbirth is rare in Australia but is still highly prevalent in Pacific nations, as STEVE ROBSON writes.
When Aung Kyaw Myint left Myanmar (then Burma) for the very first time, he found a welcoming adopted homeland in Australia.
The ANU campus is a beautiful space to study, exercise, work and live. Check out the flora and fauna on campus that make it so picturesque.