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📈 ANU Recovery

Earlier today, the Vice-Chancellor released three additional documents for the ANU Recovery Plan.

» Read the documents here

🏡 Community catch-up

Mullets for mental health  

Fenner Hall recently participated in the Black Dog Insititute's campaign 'Mullets for Mental Health'! They managed to raise over $6000 with many Fenner ressies sporting some very filthy hairdos.

» Read about the money-making mullets


Fostering the next generation of research talent

Doing research is only one part of the equation. But how should we communicate it? This is one of the questions that Inger Mewburn has dedicated her career to addressing.

» Catch up with Inger

Let's unpack our emotional response to 2020

Dr Amy Dawel researches how people perceive and use emotions every day. Consider her advice for maintaining positive mental health practices during COVID-19.

» Read about Amy's research


Being resilient - a blog post from our Public Health Lead

Resilience is complicated. Professor Tracy Smart AO discusses her take on resilience during COVID-19 and the importance of charging your wellbeing battery.

» Read Tracy's musings

💡 Updates at a glance

We have moved to Step 3.2 of Canberra's Recovery Plan which includes an increase in events and gatherings. We have updated the Functions on Campus Protocol to reflect this.

Nominations are now open for the annual Vice-Chancellor's and Chancellor's Awards. Nominations will close on Friday 30 October 2020.

The ANU Library has developed a guide to COVID-19 resources. This guide was curated by subject specialist librarians and contains lists of resources on COVID-19 which are available from the ANU Library and on the open web.

Did you know ITS has developed an extensive IT knowledge base and information portal to help you with your IT enquires and keep you up to date with IT issues? Check out this one-stop-shop for all your techie needs.


🚢 Flagship opportunities

The Research School of Psychology Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Stephen Reicher. He will be discussing the contribution of psychology to understanding people’s behaviour under crisis.

Malaysia is facing unprecedented challenges in 2020. Join leading experts from Malaysia and Australia in search of alternative visions for the future at the 2020 Malaysia Update from 21-23 October.

The second Asian-Australian Leadership Summit (AALS) From the backrooms to the boardrooms will take place online on 26 to 29 October.


📣 What’s on your mind? Provide your input!

Join the Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at a workshop to discuss how ANU can transition to below zero emissions as soon as possible. Consultation closes 20 October so get your ideas in now.

Got five minutes? We are looking for current ANU staff members to let us know what they think of the refined visual and verbal ANU Story concepts.


🏅Community news

ANU researchers will help develop cheaper and more efficient solar cells, as well entirely new types, thanks to more than $3.2 million in Australian Government funding.

ANU researchers have collaborated with artists and cultural organisations in Vanuatu to open the Step Folem Step exhibition. This exhibition explores the impacts of climate change on Vanuatu, how indigenous knowledge might help address this crisis and the bringing of traditional art and styles into contemporary practice.

Professor Imogen Mitchell, ANU Medical School Director was seconded to Canberra Health Services in March to prepare ACT health facilities for the pandemic. Thanks to her work, the ACT is in a strong position to deal with what might lie ahead.

Not willing to have the Medical Science Workplaces course disrupted by COVID-19, Sara Rapson used creative thinking to allow students to visit, interact and explore potential workplaces.

Alumnus Brogan Goode and his partner Cindy Zeng dedicate most of their weekends to a unique cause – vlogging about Canberra’s vibrant hospitality sector. In a move to support local businesses, the couple use their social media channel, Capital Food Adventure, to encourage fellow Canberrans to explore their city’s surprising and unique flavours.


🎈For the calendar

6 – 16 October: The ANU Institute for Space (InSpace) are marking World Space Week with a suite of virtual events from 6-16 October.

13 October: As part of the National Security College's 10th Anniversary Conversation Series, Michael Pezzullo — Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs — will join Professor Rory Medcalf in conversation. The Secretary will share his perspectives on national security and how we can work together across Government, the private sector and in our communities to maintain a prosperous, secure and united Australia.

15 October: Can an algorithm be a better decision maker than a human, or is the seemingly objective nature of artificial intelligence (AI) misleading? Join Dr Claire Benn and Dr Jason Ketter as they discuss the ethics of AI, as part of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific's In Conversation series.

16 October: Join the College of Asia and the Pacific for their Conversations across the Creek: Bushfire Summer. Three scholars studying bushfires from different disciplinary and institutional perspectives will share their research and reflections on the nation's Bushfire summer with interested colleagues from across the university.

21 October: Join the ANU College of Law and their expert panellists as they confront a hypothetical domestic terrorist attack and explore the possible ramifications, anticipated reactions and the likely effects on the future of our society.

22 October: Nothing strikes stress into the heart of students and academics like assessment. Join us for an honest, constructive conversation about assessment in the days of remote learning at the next ANU Lunch Vox webinar, Testing Times: Exploring Assessment.


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