Businesswoman and former first lady Thérèse Rein, and international art scholar Dr Michael Brand, have been honoured as the joint recipients of the 2014 ANU Alumni of the Year award.
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”.
Steel bashed into the shape of a cushion, weighed down by a steel box. An ‘apex’ traveling downwards. A set of stairs lying sideways on the floor.
Five minutes with recent joint recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CHRISTINE PHILLIPS.
How far has gender equity really come? ANU researcher REBECCA SWEET explores the challenges of balancing a career in science with being a parent.
Professor Geoff Mercer passed away suddenly on Saturday 12 April, 2014 at the peak of his career. Geoff was treasured for his personal qualities, his attentiveness as a teacher and mentor, his dedication to service and his research achievements
Butterflies are pretty unassuming. They flit about, discreetly sipping nectar and quietly soaking up some sun. So who knew that they could be harbouring the blueprint for next-generation supercomputers or slow-release cancer drugs?
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.
As passengers sit on an Air Canada plane in Vancouver, waiting to take off for Hong Kong, the in-flight entertainment system lights up and a video starts to play.
The defence sector does not have, or want, the luxury of ideological distortion, vacillation or rejection of mainstream science.
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.
Amongst all the celebrations and excitement of Canberra's centenary celebrations in 2013, ANU missed its chance to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our most iconic buildings – Old Canberra House.
Some fresh young migrants to Canberra complain about the city. It doesn’t have any graffiti-lined alleyways, enough cafes, any swank bars or funky places to eat, much live music or a cool post-communist chic a la Berlin.
Remembered as one of Australia’s foremost experts on constitutional law, the former Dean of ANU College of Law, Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO, passed away in May.
Professor George Dracoulis who was a pillar of the University’s Department of Nuclear Physics and a highly respected researcher internationally, passed away suddenly on 19 June.
Australian National Dictionary editor AMANDA LAUGESEN tackles ten pound Poms and Jennings Germans.
To mark the centenary of the First World War, Australian Dictionary of Biography research fellow SAMUEL FURPHY recalls the lives of five Indigenous soldiers of the Great War.
For political and policy students, the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) is an elite entry into the halls of power.
A broad education has taken Dr Charley Lineweaver from astrophysics to cancer research and everything in between. KATE PRESTT reports.
Deep within the University campus lies the records of some of Australia’s most important moments. RICHARD FOX discovers what lays hidden in the ANU Archives.
Engineering alumni Tom Wood, ME ’06 and Andrew Hermann, BComm ‘06, BE (Hons) ‘06 have are set to help the drought-ridden US west coast with their cutting-edge technology. AARON WALKER reports.