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Tuesday 2 April

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  • Reminder: This Friday 5 April is the census date for Semester 1, 2024. Please ensure to visit the census date website to stay informed and ready.

Nominate inspiring women for ANU building names

ANU Vice-Chancellor Genevieve Bell calls on the community to nominate inspiring women for the building renaming project. Speaking at the Susan Ryan Oration last week for International Women’s Day, she highlighted the need to honour more women, as only five out of 150 buildings across campus are currently named after female leaders.

Our community will be able to nominate outstanding women who have made exceptional contributions to the University. Nominations will open this month and close in May. Selected names will be celebrated, starting later this year and continuing into 2025.

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ANU Anti-Racism Taskforce Recommendations Report

Last year the Anti-Racism Taskforce led by Professor Sujatha Raman conducted consultations and undertook research in relation to the prevention of and response to racism and racial discrimination in university spaces. The Taskforce then produced its Recommendations Report which sets out a three-phase implementation plan for ANU. 

ANU has already implemented the immediate and short-term actions in Phase 1 and is now on a path to implement longer-term actions in phases 2 and 3 of the Report which include improving data collection and widening both the participation of students and employing more staff from diverse backgrounds. The implementation of next phases and recommendations will be considered at the IDEA Governance Committee, and an update on progress will be provided throughout 2024.  

What's on

The face of the nation: exploring gender equality in international affairs

Thursday 4 April, 5-6pm 

Join the Chancellor, The Hon Julie Bishop, for a discussion on the new award-winning book, The Face of the Nation by Dr Elise Stephenson, Deputy Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at ANU.  

They will explore the lack of gender representation and diversity in international affairs, reflect on the barriers to participation, and consider strategies to advance change. This conversation will be facilitated by Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer. 

Thank you to the Trawalla Foundation and Women's Leadership Institute Australia for their generous support of this event. 

Register now 

Blue Island film screening

Tuesday 16 April, 6-8.30 pm

This mix of documentary and fiction by Chan Tze-woon reveals the current state of desolate depression among the people of Hong Kong. This 2022 film was shot in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English and features Chinese & English subtitles.

Hosted by Australian Centre on China in the World this film screening is part of the Assembly exhibition.

Register now 

Mathematical sciences lecture

Thursday 11 April, 5.30-6.30pm  

Join Mathematical Sciences Research Visitor Robin Zhang from MIT. As Robin explores the liebsten Jugendträume ("dearest childhood dreams") of Gotthold Eisenstein and Leopold Kronecker, recognised by David Hilbert in 1900 as one of math's greatest unsolved problems.

Hosted by the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute

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50 years of statutory interpretation

Thursday 18 April, 5.30-7pm 

Please join Chief Justice Stephen Gageler AC in celebrating the 10th edition of Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce's 'Statutory Interpretation in Australia' (Lexis Nexis, 2024), the most cited text on Australian law. 

For 50 years, courts, tribunals and legal practitioners have relied upon this text as their guide to the intricacies of statutory interpretation. Written by the ANU College of Law’s own Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce, this book is one of the most significant and enduing publications to have come from the ANU College of Law. 

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Meet the Author Student Giveaway - Lech Blaine 

Lech Blaine will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on his new quarterly essay Bad Cop. Peter Dutton's Strongman Politics. 

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Lech Blaine on Thursday 18 April, 6pm till 7pm. Enter this giveaway for a chance to win one of two copies of Bad Cop. Peter Dutton's Strongman Politics and have the opportunity to have your copy signed on the night.  

The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 12 April. 

Enter now 

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