Senator Patrick Dodson delivered the 2017 ANU Mabo Commemoration Oration, held to recognise the 25th anniversary of the historic High Court ruling. Here is an edited extract of his address.
Emeritus Professor Brij V Lal AM recalls the pivotal role ANU has played in Pacific history.
After being on the faculty of the Julliard School of Music and Hofstra University in New York, Professor Kenneth Lampl recently became Head of the ANU School of Music. He talks about his vision to carve out a global niche for the School and how he will nurture the next generations of outstanding musicians.
Dr Penny Burns is working with the United Nations to help GPs become more involved in responding to disasters.
Former US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper AO, visited Australia this year as a guest of the ANU National Security College. He was joined by former Australian Ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley AC, for a discussion of the challenges, successes and future of the Australia-US alliance.
Each year the Australian Centre on China in the World produces a China Story Yearbook centred around a broad theme that encapsulates the major political, economic, social and cultural events in China during that year.
The cashless debit card, introduced in 2016 in Ceduna and the East Kimberley, restricts 80 per cent of a person’s regular social security payment to an industry-issued card that cannot be used to purchase alcohol and gambling products.
Campus sexual assault is not a new issue, but it has only recently received significant media attention in the United States and more recently in Australia. Dr Rosanne Kennedy explores the issue.
In my role as Sub-Dean within the ANU College of Law, I’m often reminded that many of our high-achieving students are quite scared of being average at anything.
The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at The Australian National University has been a leader in the development of new ideas and approaches to the study of regulation for 15 years.
Australian National Dictionary editor Dr AMANDA LAUGESEN, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01, traces the evolution of a term in consumer culture.
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Dr KAREN FOX, PhD ’09 explores stories of heroism in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
An ANU ecology group is working with farmers to improve agricultural practices that not only help the environment, but also help the lives and finances of farmers. AMANDA COX reports.
An ANU researcher is creating opportunities for lawyers to work in medical clinics to help patients with health problems that are linked to their legal issues. KIM LESTER reports.
Emeritus Professor MARIAN SAWER AO, BA (Hons) ’68, MA ’70, PhD ’75, reflects on the make-up of Federal Parliament.
Shooting lasers through the night sky into space sounds like something from science fiction, but ANU scientists and married couple François Rigaut and Céline d’Orgeville are doing this to track space junk and create clearer images of stars, planets and galaxies. WILL WRIGHT reports.
Researchers from ANU joined female scientists from around the world as part of the inaugural Homeward Bound leadership expedition to Antarctica to develop leadership, strategy and innovation skills, and learn about climate change. Here they share their experiences.
At the 2017 Commencement ceremony, Jamila Rizvi, BComm ‘10, LLB ’10 – among the most influential young voices in Australia – told new students that going to University was about becoming a citizen of the world. She encouraged them to think for themselves and set their own expectations, rather than remaining captive to those of their parents. And she revealed she met the love of her life, on campus.
In 2000 two art valuers had an ‘Oh my God’ moment while looking through the archives of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Out of the ashes of a telescope site at Mount Stromlo, an exciting new building has risen to inspire young people and help them gain a better understanding of science. ROSE SCHMEDDING, BA ’82 reports.
Throughout history, people described as witches have been persecuted. Research at ANU is focusing on what can be done to prevent this sorcery-related violence. ROSS PEAKE reports.
Could drones operate together to conduct surveillance or track bushfires, without human intervention? ANU researchers are working on the issue, as ELOISE RICHARDS reports.
CLAIRE LAIZANS (WILSON), B Arts/B Law (Hons) ’14 and MITCHELL LAIZANS, B Arts/B Asia-Pacific Studies ’13 have been inseparable since toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. Here’s how their love story unfolded: