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Chad Lee-Stronach Awarded a Vice-Chancellor's 2016 Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating

Philosophy - news - Fri, 2016-05-27 16:40

Congratulations to Chad Lee-Stronach for his selection as a recipient of a Vice-Chancellor’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating.

The Award, which includes a sum of $1,000, will be presented at the Conferring of Degrees ceremony in July 2016.



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2016 Allan Martin Public Lecture: Child refugees and Australian internationalism: past, present, future

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-05-27 12:28

The 2016 Allan Martin Public Lecture was delivered by Professor Joy Damousi. Professor Damousi's lecture: Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future is now available through the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences SoundCloud account.

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‘Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia’ Book Discussion

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-05-27 11:37

The School of History recently hosted a discussion of professor Anne McGrath's new publication Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia.

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Visualising Modern Australia with Frank Bongiorno

School of History - news - Tue, 2016-05-24 11:31

What can the audio-visual materials of the National Archives of tell us about social and political change in modern Australia? Frank Bongiorno, author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015), spoke about how major changes in public and private life during the 1960's and 1970's can be traced through film and sound at the National Archives. How did men's and women's roles change? What kinds of attitudes to marriage and sexuality can be in the AV record?

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The Majlis - A roundtable on contemporary issues in Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and North African politics

CAIS - news - Mon, 2016-05-16 09:32

In both Arabic and Persian, the term majlis describes a regular gathering of like-minded individuals. It is regularly used in the Arabian Peninsula as a forum for friends and colleagues to meet and discuss political and social developments, to engage in debate, to share views and research, and to network.

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Ben Phillips examines the Federal Budget 2016-17

RSSS - news - Wed, 2016-05-11 16:19
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This report provides a distributional analysis by income level and family type of the Federal 2016-17 Budget. The report models a range of budget measures that directly impact households such as changes to family payments, childcare, taxation, tobacco excise and superannuation. The modelling finds that the largest financial impacts fall upon lower income families with children while high income groups are, on average, less impacted.

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Celebrate the life of Professor Jack Caldwell

Demography - news - Thu, 2016-05-05 15:48

The ANU community are mourning the loss of Professor John Charles "Jack" Caldwell, a demographer who was noted for his ground-breaking work on fertility, mortality and the spread of disease in South Asia and Africa.

"Jack was a humble and unassuming man with an adventurous mind and an abiding commitment to a better understanding of human behavior," said Professor Peter McDonald.

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ANUpoll finds divided opinions on tax reform and debt

RSSS - news - Mon, 2016-05-02 13:57
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In the most recent ANUpoll, researchers from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods have found that Australians are divided on the importance of government debt, with just less than half believing it to be the most important economic issue facing Australia.

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ANU criminologists examine history of violence in Cambodia

School of Sociology - news - Fri, 2016-04-29 15:37

A new book by ANU scholars examines how violence in Cambodia has gradually declined over the decades from the French colonial period to today, despite the genocide and mass murders by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.

Violence and the Civilising Process (CUP, 2015) by Roderic Broadhurst, Thierry Bouhours and Brigitte Bouhours is based on extensive field work in the southeast Asian nation including interviews with Cambodian citizens, police officers, and examinations of crime scenes.

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Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality

Demography - news - Tue, 2016-04-19 10:06

About thirty people attended the Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality which was held on 13 and 14 April 2016. Participants included demographers, epidemiologists, actuaries, statisticians and other social scientists from several Australian and overseas universities and Australian government departments.

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NCB Conference - True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography

NCB - news - Thu, 2016-04-07 13:26

The NCB is hosting an international conference, exploring the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, at the National Library of Australia on 1-2 July 2016.

At 5pm at Univerity House on 30th June, the eve of the conference, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of volume one of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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Criminology undergraduates studying peers’ wifi and cybercrime risks

School of Sociology - news - Thu, 2016-04-07 08:11


Criminology students at The Australian National University are studying their peers’ Wi-Fi internet usage this semester to determine their awareness of online risks.

It’s part of an internship in the ANU Cybercrime Observatory and aims to assess the habits of up to 100 people, most of whom are first-year or new students.


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Iran at the Crossroads - launched at Australia's UN mission

CAIS - news - Tue, 2016-03-29 13:50

Professor Amin Saikal attended an event  hosted by the Australian mission to the United Nations in New York on 24 March.  The purpose of the event was to launch one of his most recent publications. Present at the launch of the book 'Iran at the Crossroads' (Polity Press, 2016) were (from right to left) HE Mr Gholam Ali Khoshroo, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, Prof.

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Congratulations to the School of History

School of History - news - Thu, 2016-03-24 13:52

Congratulations on the splendid recognition of the School in this year’s QS World University Rankings. History at ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world!

And congratulations to Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The decade that transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize .

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80 new entries added to Australian Dictionary of Biography

NCB - news - Thu, 2016-03-24 07:51

What do Eddie Mabo, Sidney Nolan, Lang Hancock and Peter Allen have in common? They've all been added to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

In its 50th anniversary year, the Australian Dictionary of Biography has added 80 new profiles of prominent Australians who left their mark on the nation.

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ANU Sociology is once again ranked #1!

School of Sociology - news - Wed, 2016-03-23 10:15

The ANU School of Sociology has once again been ranked number one in the country, and number 16 in the world in the discipline according to the the 2016 QS World Rankings. This makes Sociology one of 15 subjects where ANU is placed in the top 25 of the world and one of 15 disciplines in which they came first in the country, more than any other university in Australia.

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Sociology student named 2016 ACT Young Woman of the Year

School of Sociology - news - Tue, 2016-03-22 11:07

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ANU Sociology student Rachael Stevens has been named the 2016 ACT Young Woman of the Year for mentoring and inspiring girls with mental illness.

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Biography Workshop

NCB - news - Mon, 2016-03-21 07:38

Biography Workshop
Date: 24th March 2016
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU
Time: 12.00-1.30 pm

Dr Chris Wallace will consider doctoral studies as a crucible for change in the memoirs of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick and writer Biff Ward.

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Press Release - Annual publication of ADB articles, March 2016

School of History - news - Thu, 2016-03-17 14:45

The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) is the largest and most successful cooperative research enterprise in the humanities and social sciences in Australia. Hundreds of academics and other professionals give of their time freely to serve on Working Parties throughout Australia to choose who will have entries and to nominate the 4500 authors who have written the Dictionary’s 13,000 entries. The ANU hosts the editorial staff in the School of History.

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Jack Caldwell 1928-2016

Demography - news - Thu, 2016-03-17 10:59

Emeritus Professor John Charles (Jack) Caldwell, Head of the Demography Program at ANU  from 1970 to 1988, and one of the world's leading demographers, died on Saturday 12 March at the at the age of 87 years.

A memorial service will be held for Emeritus Professor Jack Caldwell at 3pm, Tuesday 22 March 2016, at Norwood Park Chapel in the Crematorium, 65 Sandford St, Mitchell, ACT.

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