One of the most prominent roles of the media is representation. In particular, the action of speaking on behalf of a certain section of society, portraying them in a specific way.
Amid talk of reforming the higher education sector in Australia, the significant role that research plays in the way tertiary institutions work cannot be overlooked.
During the mid-1950s, 130 Warlpiri people – the traditional owners of the vast Tanami Desert, north-west of Alice Springs – were forcibly removed from their land and relocated to a new government settlement.
Walking the corridors of power at Parliament House as part of a flagship internship program has been an invigorating experience for hundreds of ANU students across the past two decades.
It is rare for scientists to see an ancient star exploding. So when it happened four times, ANU scientist Dr Brad Tucker was impressed.
Once rich in phosphate, the Pacific island of Banaba is now largely uninhabitable after decades of mining destroyed its landscape and buildings were left to rot.
The rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in vast swathes of territories in Syria and Iraq – and the US-led military response to it – has introduced another complex dimension to an oil-rich but already volatile Middle East.
For the past 30 years, ANU students have brought science to life as part of the Shell Questacon Science Circus. RICHARD FOX explores the tricks in the big yellow truck.
Groups of scientists across ANU are teaming up to fight one of the world’s most deadly diseases. DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’99 reports.
ANU has an enviable reputation in developing high quality public policy, as well as the people who implement it.
More than six million Australians are predicted to suffer from bone diseases by 2022. A team of ANU scientists are on the case to make their lives easier, as TEGAN KAHN, BMedSci (Hons) ’09, reports.
It was written to help end a dispute between a king and his rebellious barons. As Magna Carta reaches its 800th anniversary, JAMES GRUBEL explores its significance and continued relevance.
Donald Anthony Low – known as Anthony – was one of Australia’s most distinguished scholars on Africa who became the sixth Vice-Chancellor of ANU.
Professor Michael Raupach was a world-class researcher who was appointed Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute in early 2014. He died after a brief illness at the age of 64.
Could you imagine a world without light? The United Nations says you can’t, as AMANDA COX uncovers.
A house for a horse and a house for a family? The two notions don’t usually go hand in hand. AMY JARVIS fills in the blanks about the interesting and unusual history of the ANU Buggy Shed.
When the Kuomintang Chinese Nationalist Party fled mainland China in 1949 following civil war defeat to the Communist Party of China, their destination was the nearby island of Taiwan.
KATE PRESTT takes a look at a personal story behind the technological changes at the University libraries.
The sheer scale and size of China’s population means that country-wide public policy and plans often affect many millions of people.
Many ANU students from overseas find themselves torn between their cultural home and a love for their new country.
Diplomat-turned-ANU academic Dr Coral Bell AO held an internationally recognised reputation as a distinguished scholar and policy maker, broke down the barriers for women in foreign affairs roles and continues to be a source of inspiration today.