It’s May 1971. Thousands of people have arrived at ANU for the Aquarius Festival of University Arts on the lawns between the Chifley Library and the then Student Union building.
In the heart of the national capital, fixed speed cameras interact with a motor registry computer, logging every driver that passes along its major roads.
We’re familiar with the images of human trafficking. Hungry, tired people crammed into the back of a truck. Underage girls deceived into becoming sex workers.
It was 11.30am on a warm Canberra summer’s day when Atem Atem, walking next to Lake Burley Griffin, heard a man shouting.
Standing on the lawns outside the historic HC Coombs Building is a glorious symbol of Mongolian life.
A big blue expanse stands before you. An intricate ink rubbing spread across eight large vertical scrolls. Its title says it all: The Complete Map of the Everlasting Unity of the Great Qing.
Where oxygen is limited or poisonous chemicals are abundant, human activity on Earth can be stopped.
Staring out the window over Santiago at the end of my 12-hour flight from Sydney, I had already started to fall a little in love with my new home.
I’ve been a twin for almost two decades now and I still think back to the glorious first three minutes of my life when I would’ve been my parents’ only child, just a blob of flesh, placenta and dried blood quivering at the new sensation of fresh air and freedom.
A three-minute video address to his workforce in the wake of a particular instance of poor behaviour in the Australian Army thrust Lieutenant-General DAVID MORRISON AM (Retd), BA ’79 into the national media spotlight in 2013.
I like that I can make a direct and meaningful impact on student learning. Our students learn and develop a lot from a range of work-integrated learning initiatives and industry linkages.
When I was a student at ANU 25 years ago, the idea of international flights out of Canberra was inconceivable.
A decade later, I discovered a wetting method that removes cyanogens from cassava flour.
In the early 1980s, the Australian novelist Xavier Herbert invited me to join him on a camping trip in Cape York in far north Queensland. At the time I was working as a lecturer in Darwin and completing my PhD on Aboriginal labour in the northern cattle industry.
Earlier this year, ANU screened The Hunting Ground, a documentary about the experiences of women at US universities who have experienced sexual assault.
Actor Alan Alda has graced stages and TV screens for six decades, starring in the likes of M*A*S*H and The West Wing, among others.
For more than four decades, Meredith has had both of them interwoven into a vocation that has brought her to the heart of some of Australia’s major social policy changes.
Time away from the textbooks is vitally important. Relax and unwind in a plethora of ways on the ANU campus.
Gravitational waves are vibrations of space and time themselves, one of the most outlandish predictions of Einstein’s 1916 General Theory of Relativity.
It is hard to imagine Canberra without its lake, a body of water large enough to reflect the changing weather. One day reflective, the next stormy and ruffled.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of ANU, as well as the publication of the second edition of the Australian National Dictionary (first edition, 1988).