Much media attention is being given to the rising toll of methamphetamine-related harm in Australia, fuelled by the increased availability and use of high purity crystalline methamphetamine (crystal meth or ice).
Natural disasters damage and destroy homes and land vital to people’s livelihoods, as well as killing owners and destroying land records.
Fifty years ago, Ernest Llewellyn had a dream to bring the grand musical conservatories of the US and Europe to Canberra. RICHARD FOX reports on the ever-evolving ANU School of Music.
Australian politics hit a tumultuous patch between 2010 and 2013. As Prime Minister Julia Gillard traversed the pitfalls of a minority government, MICHAEL COONEY, BA (Hons) ’96, MA ’01, was at the heart of the action.
Many millions of people throughout the world have illegally downloaded the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Legally speaking, what they have done is a violation of intellectual property rights, or ‘piracy’. But is it morally wrong?
Vietnam as if… follows five young people who have moved from the countryside to the city.
A quirky 1960s phrase had more of a sinister tone than it suggested, as Australian National Dictionary editor AMANDA LAUGESEN, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01 writes.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography’s DR SAMUEL FURPHY explores the stories of seven nation-shaping public servants.
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.