Emerita Professor Anna Wierzbicka’s book is the product of a program of extensive research into ways of simplifying language to make it clear, understandable and cross-translatable.
Director of the ANU North American Liaison Office, Paul Harris, BA (Hons) ’98, M International Affairs ’07, discusses his significant new role.
Dr Jenny Davis is concerned about fake news, a term that has found its way into the public lexicon over the past 12 months.
Francesca Maclean, BSc ’13, BEng (Hons) ’13, PhD ’17, argues for an end to gender stereotypes that prevent women from entering this field.
Jeremy Liew, BSc (Hons) ’93, BA (Hons) ’94, is a venture capitalist who made headlines earlier this year when his prescient early investment in Snapchat reaped billions in profits for his company, Lightspeed Venture Partners. But a long time before Jeremy made history as one of the world’s most visionary investors, he was a gifted maths student at ANU not averse to champagne-inspired escapades. Eva Medcalf reports.
This year has been busy for ANU Law School’s Professor Kim Rubenstein – from publishing the second edition of Australian Citizenship Law to responding to the earlier proposed changes to the English language citizenship testing, to the ever-darkening cloud over the citizenship status of numerous federal parliamentarians.
One of the most difficult aspects of our political system for the average voter to understand and accept is how major issues of longer term national significance are essentially ignored in the day-by-day political contest – simply left to drift!
Modern slavery is a condition experienced by at least 20 million people, mostly in our Indo-Pacific region, who quite literally are forced to work.
In November 2007 the then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates lamented: “How has one man in a cave [Osama Bin Laden] managed to out-communicate the world’s greatest communication society?”
The creative work of women has created a groundswell of energy and enthusiasm in cultural discourse in recent years, but central to any female artist’s journey is an assortment of barriers preventing equality of recognition and opportunity for women in the creative arts.
The PROMPT Gallery at the ANU Pop-Up Village – at just 4 m by 5 m – illustrates a trend towards tiny galleries.
The ANU School of Art and Design was commissioned to design glass trophies for the prestigious Australian of the Year awards, as Ross Peake reports.
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Professor David McClelland from the ANU Department of Quantum Science reflects on the stunning discovery of gravitational waves.
The front cover of The Making of the Australian National University 1946–1996 features four undergraduates sitting on the lawn in front of Chifley Library. One of these students is Karl Slotte.
Neonatologist Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes shares a particularly long day in her life that includes attending to patients and parents at the Canberra Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), on call commitments and teaching at the ANU Medical School.
The revitalisation of Union Court will combine the best elements of existing campus life and bring a new learning, cultural, physical and social experience in a village setting.
An ANU anthropologist may have stumbled upon a significant clue to the fate of famous eighteenth century French navigator La Pérouse. Aaron Walker reports.
Heritage and development are often seen to be on opposite sides of the proverbial fence, but at ANU heritage plays a key role in the evolution of the campus.
Growing brain cells in a laboratory may lead to a better understanding of how neurons form computing circuits and process information. Kate Prestt reports.
The otherworldly beauty of Iceland resonated with Caity Price, who overcame trepidations about not knowing the language while on exchange in Sweden, to enjoy her stay in Scandinavia and create lifelong travel memories.
After a mutual friend unsuccessfully tried to set up Georgina Vallance, LLB (Hons) ’13, GDLP ’14 and Celeste Kuypers, BA/BAS ’10, a chance meeting at a bar began something very special: the couple are now engaged and have scheduled a civil ceremony for March 2018.