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CAIS - news - Thu, 2017-05-25 13:41
25 May 2017 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies huda jordan.jpg Huda with her Applied Arabic students in Jordan, January 2017.

CAIS Director, Amin Saikal and all CAIS staff offer their warmest congratulations to Dr Huda Al-Tamimi for her great achievement in winning the VC's Teaching Excellence Award.

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50 Years On: Does the ‘67 Referendum Still Matter?

School of History - news - Wed, 2017-05-24 11:33
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To mark the semicentennial anniversary of the iconic ’67 referendum on Aboriginal rights, Benjamin T. Jones of the School of History sat in conversation with Ann McGrath and Jo Chivers. The panel discussed issues such as sovereignty, reconciliation, constitutional change, and if the referendum still matters today.

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Peter Hughes: Citizenship Test Mark II – How much juice can you squeeze out of an orange?

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:03
2017 School of Demography

Posted on 25 April 2017 on John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

It seems that Coalition governments have developed a habit of squeezing the citizenship “orange” for political advantage when there are some community concerns about migrants.

Last week’s announcement by the Turnbull Coalition government, at a time of poor government performance in opinion polls, of a “toughening” of the Australian citizenship test for migrants has a familiar ring to it.

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PhD Candidate Annemarie McLaren wins prestigious Hakluyt Society essay prize

School of History - news - Wed, 2017-04-26 10:55
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School of History PhD candidate Annemarie McLaren has been awarded the prestigious Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017 for her submission “‘Neither Middle Ground' nor Native Ground': Reading the life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney". The prize is £750 and membership of the Hakluyt Society for one year. 

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ANUpoll; Innovation, Science, and Business

RSSS - news - Fri, 2017-04-21 09:11
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The latest ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of scientists and experts.

The ANUpoll also found 67 per cent of those surveyed believe science is best funded by government rather than private business, while 82 per cent believe politicians should rely more on expert scientific advice.

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What's the cost? Cost-Benefit tool developed to measure crime intervention

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-13 10:22
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Joint collaboration between the ANU's CSRM and the University College of London (UCL) has led to the development of a Cost-Benefit Tool for the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. CSRM's Dr Matthew Manning is the lead developer of the tool which been designed to help practitioners make more accurate cost-benefit assessments of their interventions.

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First results from the 2016 Census paint a picture of who the ‘typical’ Australian is

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-11 13:52
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CSRM's Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle has written a piece for the Conversation today on the first results from the 2016 Census. 

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Prof. Tom Griffiths wins the Ernest Scott Prize for History for his book 'The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft'

School of History - news - Mon, 2017-04-10 14:00
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Congratulations Tom Griffiths on winning the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for History, supported by the History Program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. This prize is among the premier awards for books in History published in Australia and New Zealand, and the citation (below) for The Art of Time Travel captures much of what there is to celebrate, admire and learn from Tom’s scholarship and wisdom.  Thank you, Tom, for those gifts to our School, and to our discipline.

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CAIS Arabic students compete in international debating comp

CAIS - news - Mon, 2017-04-10 10:08
10 April 2017 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies debaters.jpg The CAIS Arabic team are in the front row on the left. Our congratulations to them for being there and taking part in the most challenging of all debates.

The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is extraordinarily proud of the small group of Arabic students who have travelled to Qatar to take part in the International University Arabic Debating Championship. The team of experienced Arabic scholars from CAIS have their work cut out for them, competing against native Arabic speakers. Despite this obvious handicap, the team are courageously putting all their efforts into each debate. While they don't have the advantage of the locals they are able to show their great skills and knowledge of Arabic in this international forum.

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Welfare changes cost single parents up to $6000

RSSS - news - Mon, 2017-04-10 09:52
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Research by the CSRM's modelling team has appeared in today's Sydney Morning Herald. The research examines the cumulative impact of cuts made since 2005. 

The paper can be found here.

Honest History book launch at Muse Canberra

School of History - news - Fri, 2017-04-07 11:42
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On 6 April, ANU History's Prof. Tom Griffiths launched a collection of essay’s published by the redoubtable Honest History coalition at Muse Bookshop, Kingston, Canberra. The 19 essays in David Stephens and Alison Broinowski’s Honest History Book (NewSouth), include work by Frank Bongiorno and Rebecca Jones. Central to the collection in the argument that while war has been important to Australia – mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood – we must separate myth from reality.

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Income Trends for Selected Single Parent Families

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-06 15:19
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The CSRM's Ben Phillips and Cukkoo Joseph have released a paper on income trends for selected single parent families. 

The paper can be found here

Dr Marisa Fogarty on ABC radio

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:17
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Director of the ANU Centre for Gambling Research Marisa Fogarty was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra this week. Missed out? You can download the interview here.

The Arab World: Between collapse and transformation lecture

CAIS - news - Wed, 2017-04-05 15:22
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Since the rebellions of 2011, the Arab order is in a state of disorder, sitting atop a time bomb made up of youth, who constitute the overwhelming majority. Today’s youth, want more freedom, dignity, jobs, and security. The unaccountable and security driven states cannot satisfy their aspirations and, in fact, push them in the opposite direction. Although the monarchies have tended to have more legitimacy than the entrenched despots of the Arab republics, their populations still experienced lack of political expression, freedoms, and government accountability.

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Biography Workshop

NCB - news - Wed, 2017-04-05 11:23
04 April 2017 National Centre for Biography

Date: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Venue: Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Bldg. (13), Ellery Cres. ANU
Time: 12 midday until about 1.30 p.m.
Inquiries: Malcolm.allbrook@anu.edu.au

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Launch of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

School of History - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 15:11
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Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange was launched by Doug Craig on Friday afternoon.

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Webinar; Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 14:48
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On the 29 March 2017, Dr. Steven McEarchen (Director, Australian Data Archive) and Dr. George Alter (Research Professor, ICPSR & Visiting Prof, ANU) hosted a webinar on 'Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences.'

This webinar was part of the 'Making data social: Social sciences and data webinar series', a joint initiative between the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

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Webinar; Provenance and Social Science data

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 14:44
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On the 22 March 2017, Dr. Steven McEarchen (Director, Australian Data Archive) and Dr. George Alter (Research Professor, ICPSR & Visiting Prof, ANU) hosted a webinar with Nicholas Car (Data Architect, Geosciene Australia) on 'Provenance and Social Science Data'.

This webinar was part of the 'Making data social: Social sciences and data webinar series', a joint initiative between the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

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94 new ADB entries added to website

NCB - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 11:36
04 April 2017 National Centre for Biography

94 new entries for people who died in 1993 were added to Australian Dictionary of Biography website today. Troy Lovegrove (1986-1993) and Eve van Grafhorst (1982- 1993) are, by far, the youngest of ‘1993ers’. HIV-AIDS child sufferers, they spent their short lives working against the stigmatization of those with the disease.

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Keynote from 'How the Personal became Political: Re-assessing Australia's Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970's'

School of History - news - Thu, 2017-03-30 12:39
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Earlier this month, the Gender Institute hosted a symposium on 'How the Personal became Political: Re-assessing Australia's Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970's', together with Angela Woollacott from the School of History.

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