The 18th ANUpoll conducted by AusCen was released on 29 April, finding overwhelming support for immigration, including its effects on the economy and society in Australia. However, there was significant support (65 per cent) for stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants.
Overall, the ANUpoll found Australians are overwhelmingly proud of their country and proud of its achievements in sport, science, arts and literature.
A team of four CAIS students represented Australia and the ANU at the Third International Universities Arabic Debating Championship held in Doha, Qatar from 26 to 29 April 2015. The team was compromised of: Yara Hussien, Thomas Randall, Derek Bayley and Andrew Findell-Aghnatios, and was led by CAIS PhD scholar Adel Abdel Ghafar.
AusCen is pleased to announce the establishment of its Scientific Advisory Board. The centre will benefit from the advice and support of the world's leading experts in survey research methodology.
The announcement of the AusCen Scientific Advisory Board members affirms the centre's position as a national leader in applied social research, and particularly survey methdology.
Since travelling to Washington DC together in January of 2014 the six of us have remained really close. We all arrived at ANU following different paths, Isabella, Harry and Pramilaa came from Sydney to study, Stephen and Sarzi were local Canberrans and Madison from rural Victoria.
CAIS is fortunate to have several generous donors in the fields of Masters in Middle East and Central Asian Studies, Persian language and Iranian Studies. As a result there have been prizes awarded to students over several years. In 2014 the following prizes were awarded:Khalifa Al-Falasi Prize
The Al-Falasi Prize is awarded annually to the student with the best overall results in a Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies - Advanced. In 2014 the prize was awarded to Mr Dean Fitzgibbon.
History Honours Workshop
AusCen currently has three academic positions available: Director (Level E/Professor), Senior Fellow (Level C) and Research Fellow (Level B). Applications close 13 April 2015. Please contact Professor Ian McAllister or Dr Jill Sheppard if you require further information.
Amidst debate on constitutional recognition of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the latest ANUPoll of Australian public opinion on Indigenous issues provides a snapshot of Australian attitudes towards Indigenous issues.
The table setting or Haft Seen for Nowruz is a feature of the celebrations that signifies 'new life'.
No Nowruz celebration is complete without a Haft Seen table. The Haft Seen or the seven objects beginning with the letter ‘S’, is a traditional ritual of Nowruz. Each object has a special significance and importance for the New Year.
Date: 26th March 2015
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU
Presented by Estelle Blackburn, author of Broken Lives: the complete life and crimes of serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke (South Yarra, Vic: Hardie Grant, 1998).
Estelle will speak about her experiences of writing a biography of serial killer, Eric Cooke (1931 – 1964) who was the last man to be executed in Western Australia.
The Great Hall of Parliament House was the perfect setting to celebrate a flagship program that has seen hundreds of ANU students intern with politicians, lobby groups, embassies and other organisations across Canberra.
Students, graduates, politicians, ambassadors and academics attended an anniversary dinner on Tuesday to mark the coming of age of the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP).
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An interdisciplinary symposium exploring media in Indigenous Histories
ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ian Young recently announced that Prof. Amin Saikal has been promoted to the level of University Distinguished Professor. This promotion, to the highest academic level within the University, recognizes the international standing of Prof. Saikal as a scholar. Prof. Young said he was delighted to be congratulating Prof. Saikal on this achievement.
Following the call for Expressions of Interest in the CASS/Indiana University Faculty Exchange 2014, Dr Douglas Craig from the School of History was successful and will be traveling to Indiana in the second half of this year. He will be working on his next book - The Politics of the Great War in the United States, 1917-1929 – in the History Department.
Two PhD Students will visit Indiana on a $5,000 scholarship. Congratulations to Robyn Curtis from the School of History and Thomas Nulley-Valdes from the SLLL.
Date: 26th February 2015
Venue: Hedley Bull Seminar Room 3
The Workshop aims to start conversations on a range of contemporary issues significant to both life-writing and, more generally, to the humanities such as:
The Australian National University’s Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (CAIS) is offering Arabic and Persian Online courses at Introductory level, requiring no prior experience of either language, starting from February 2015.
These courses are delivered through an interactive learning platform, using a variety of media, interactive quizzes, handwriting exercises, dialogue practice and more.
You can now test* the first lessons for yourself:
To try the first lesson in online Arabic
Hope you all had a refreshing break and a relaxing start to 2015. Get Ready for ANU Day is now two weeks away, it has come around very fast indeed.
Academic Advice Day is now officially known as Get Ready for ANU Day.
The Student Experience team will be providing Subway lunch for all staff.
Signage for Get Ready for ANU Day will be same as Open Day 2014 and the same layout from Academic Advice Day 2014.
For more information relating to this event please refer toImage students2-320x215.jpg