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Cameo modelling of proposed Childcare and Family Payment reforms for Federal election 2016

RSSS - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:29

A new paper by Ben Philips and Cukkoo Joseph of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods casts a light on proposed Childcare and Family Payment reforms.

The paper summarises the results of a comparison of the financial impacts on hypothetical families (cameos) of proposed changes to family payments and child care payments in Australia under the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition.

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Seminar talk: Moral Judgments on Risk and Moral Heuristics

Philosophy - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 11:39

You are invited to a seminar talk at the ANU Research School of Psychology:

Date and Time: Friday 1st July, 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Peter Baume Building (42a), Room 2.01
Presenter: Fei Song, Department of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Abstract:

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Gravity: Its History and Philosophy - Call for Papers

Philosophy - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 10:41
University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct. 28 -30, 2016 Invited speakers

Peter Saulson, Syracuse University, LIGO

Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota

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Gravity: Its History and Philosophy - Call for Papers

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 10:41
University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct. 28 -30, 2016 Invited speakers

Peter Saulson, Syracuse University, LIGO

Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota

Peter Bender, JILA, University of Colorado

The conference topic is gravity from antiquity to the present. Historical and philosophical papers on both theory and experiment are welcome.

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Categories: News, School of History

Call for Papers - The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History

Philosophy - news - Fri, 2016-06-24 15:52
Tuesday 31 January – Friday 3 February 2017

Rationale

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New evidence links exclusive breastfeeding with later childhood behaviour

Demography - news - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:05

A new study published in PLOS Medicine deepens our understanding of early life experiences and later child outcomes. An international team of researchers, including ANU Lecturer Brian Houle, assessed over 1,500 children in South Africa on cognitive development, executive function, and behaviour.

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Ken Inglis in History: A Laconic Colloquium

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:40

Monash University are Hosting a two day Colloquium for ANU Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis. This event will honour Ken's remarkable career. 

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Dr Lawrence Bamblett the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History Welcomed to the ANU

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:01

On the 1st of June, the Vice Chancellor held a luncheon to welcome Dr Lawrence Bamblett, the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History.

Dr Bamblett will be located in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in the School of History.

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MSPT Graduate Workshop - 'Enfranchising the Youth'

Philosophy - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 11:40

"The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory" in the School of Philosophy organises a lunchtime seminar every week. The MSPT seminar normally takes place on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 in the HC Coombes Building, Seminar Room D. The current convenor for the MSPT seminar series is Seth Lazar (sethlazar@gmail.com).

MSPT Seminars are announced on both the the philsoc mailing list, and the CMSPT mailing list

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Philosoc Thursday Seminar - Presented by Melissa Fusco from the Univesity of California Berkeley

Philosophy - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 10:17

The ANU Philosophy Society is a group of academics and graduate students in Philosophy and other disciplines, who meet regularly, giving seminars and discussing them.

All philosophy events at ANU, including Philsoc talks, are announced on the philsoc mailing list. Subscribe to the philsoc mailing list.

This week’s Thursday Philosophy Seminar will be given by Melissa Fusco from Berkeley. The talk is between 4pm and 6pm in Seminar Room A in the HC Coombes Building, Fellows Road.

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Latest ANU Demography Newsletter

Demography - news - Thu, 2016-06-16 10:53

For updates on our activities please read our most recent newsletter.

ANU Demography Newsletter

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PhD awarded to Cuc Hoang

Demography - news - Wed, 2016-06-15 15:12

Congratulations to Cuc Hoang on being awarded her PhD. The title of her thesis is 'Modes of care for the elderly in Vietnam: Adaptation to change'. Cuc will graduate in July 2016.

The thesis explores existing adaptations in order to document and understand how the Vietnamese tradition of filial piety is practiced in aged care in Vietnam today. The impact of adaptation on the subjective well-being of the elderly is also examined.

Categories: News, School of Demography

Adrian Hayes invited to talk about the demographic dividend in Africa

Demography - news - Tue, 2016-06-14 14:24

Adjunct Associate Professor Adrian Hayes attended the 7th African Population Conference in Pretoria 27 Nov – 6 Dec 2015 as a representative of the Asian Population Association invited to speak at a special session entitled, ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend in Africa: What can we learn from Asia and Latin America?’ In some policy circles in sub-Saharan Africa there is now a palpable optimism – some of it undoubtedly unrealistic – that the dividend will bring unprecedented economic benefits to the continent.

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Philsoc Seminar - Daniel Nolan (ANU): Naturalised Modal Epistemology

Philosophy - news - Tue, 2016-06-14 10:16
Philsoc Seminar

Date and time: Tues, 14/06/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Coombs Seminar Room A

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CMSPT Seminars - Why Should Welfare 'Fit'?

Philosophy - news - Tue, 2016-06-14 10:05
CMSPT Seminar: Dale Dorsey (University of Kansas)

Monday 20/06/2016, Seminar Room A, 1230-1400

Presentations by ANU and visiting philosophers working on moral, social and political theory.

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More migration data needed for better policy: ANU demographer

Demography - news - Fri, 2016-06-10 10:04

Population researchers have called on governments to collect and share more information about migration to keep better track of the millions of people who move from one country to another each year.

Record numbers of people have fled the ongoing conflict in Syria, bringing global attention to international migration.

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Jack Caldwell 1928-2016

Demography - news - Wed, 2016-06-08 09:57

The world’s most famous demographer, noted for his ground-breaking work on fertility, mortality and the spread of disease in South Asia and Africa, died on 12 March 2016 aged 87 years. His death is a sad loss to the demographic community and the Australian National University.

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Intensive course for academics from Myanmar

Demography - news - Tue, 2016-06-07 16:16

The fourth cohort of 12 Yangon University academics came to Australian National University (ANU) 16 - 27 May 2016 to participate in the intensive short course training program in Social and Demographic Research Methods (SDRM) under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded Government Partnerships for Development Program (GPfD). This is the final group in this program which has been running since 2014.

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Lachlan Walmsley Short-Listed for the AAP Postgraduate Presentation Prize

Philosophy - news - Tue, 2016-06-07 13:38

ANU Sschool of History Graduate Student Lachlan Walmsley's paper; Please Explain – Radical Enactivism’s Explanatory Debt, has been short-listed for the Australia Association of Philosophy's Postgraduate Presentation Prize.

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