ANU Reporter

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30
Oct

Obituary: Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO

Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO 1930-2014 Written by Tim Grainger, ANU College of Law Remembered as one of Australia’s foremost experts on constitutional law, the former Dean of ANU College of Law, Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines AO, passed away in May. Born in Sydney on 12 December, 1930, Zines graduated with a first class honours […]

ANU Reporter digital edition
30
Oct

New ANU Reporter launched

From saving rhinos in Vietnam to winning gold at the Commonwealth Games, the new edition of ANU Reporter has stories celebrating the breadth and depth of life at ANU. Building on significant changes to the magazine this year, the latest edition brings together the voices of ANU staff, students and alumni from the worlds of […]

Dan Rosauer
27
Oct

Walking the corridors of power

For political and policy students, the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) is an elite entry into the halls of power. With its many contacts and enviable position in the national capital, the program arranges 13-week internships with high-profile politicians and policy leaders to develop research skills and professional networks. In the latest edition of ANU […]

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27
Oct

Woroni: An economist’s approach to poverty

Traditionally, poverty has been defined by an individual’s level of income. For instance, poverty is measured on a scale, with the most extreme form of poverty being measured as those who live on $1.25 per day or less. But a new methodology to define poverty in first world countries is needed, and Nobel Prize-winning economist […]

ANU Archives
27
Oct

Recording a nation’s history

As peace returned after the horrors of the Second World War , four men gathered in the English cities of Oxford and London with a plan – to create a national university for a land on the other side of the planet. These men – Sir Howard Florey, Mark Oliphant, Professor William Hancock and Professor […]

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27
Oct

Exhibition space: Colour Music

Around the turn of the twentieth century, visual artists were looking to their musical counterparts for inspiration. Constrained by the necessity of literal depiction the artists were envious of the freedom music gave its composers. They sought to paint the way musicians composed – tied not to narrative or figurative form but free to explore […]

Roberto Azevedo
27
Oct

Trading for the region

Australia’s role as a major regional player will be demonstrated at the G-20 summit, says World Trade Organization director-general ROBERTO AZEVEDO. As head of the world’s only international body dealing with rules of trade between nations, Roberto Azevedo plays a key role in the development of links in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of […]

Dr Horst Punzmann (left) and Professor Michael Shats test their wave-generated tractor beam. Photo by Stuart Hay.
27
Oct

Science fiction turns fact

Mention the phrase ‘tractor beam’ to a Star Wars fan and they will regale you with a quote from Han Solo or explain to you how tractor beams were used to help guide spacecraft into a safe landing. Science fiction has a strong record for predicting future trends and a group of ANU physicists could […]

Lucy Kirk Tuckwell Scholarship
27
Oct

A scholarship like no other

In 2013, Graham and Louise Tuckwell gave the largest ever donation to an Australian university when they started the $50 million Tuckwell Scholarship Program to find Australia’s future leaders. The first cohort started at ANU earlier this year. In the latest edition of ANU Reporter, one of the first Tuckwell Scholars LUKY KIRK shares her […]

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27
Oct

Opera’s digital renaissance

In 1607, Claudio Monteverdi revolutionised the relationship between music and drama on stage with the premiere of his opera L’Orfeo. More than 400 years later, L’Orfeo was part of a new theatrical revolution which is seeing the staging of opera go digital. In August, the ANU School of Music mounted two performances of L’Orfeo, transforming […]

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