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ANU Staff Newsletter

Tuesday 11 July

All the important campus news, events and opportunities for ANU staff. In your inbox every Tuesday.

What you need to know

  • Congratulations to all our graduating students in this week's graduation ceremonies. Read below for student stories.
  • ANU eForms will be unavailable on Thursday 13 July from 8.30am to 9am on Friday 14 July to facilitate system maintenance. Should tasks be completed early, the system may be brought back online ahead of schedule. 

Congratulations to our graduating students

A warm congratulations to all our graduating students in this week’s July Graduations. 

Read the stories of three recent graduates:

Student profile: Natasha Moir

Natasha plans to continue her important work in criminal law after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts/Laws.

"The last few years studying and working in the legal sector has solidified for me that law is the career I want to pursue.'

Read her story

Student profile: Poojaa Srinivasan

Poojaa Srinivasan has submitted her Honours thesis in Criminology and is now eagerly anticipating her upcoming mid-year graduation. 

For Poojaa, graduation is a "bittersweet" feeling, "in the sense I'm losing my identity as a student, and it’s a big change but I'm excited to venture out into the world."

Read Poojaa's story

Student profile: Xingweiai Fang

Xingweiai Fang has handed in his thesis and is getting ready to don the gown and cap this week, graduating with a Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies.

“If you are eager to challenge yourself and become a mature person who wants to get outstanding insights of this vastly-changing world, ANU is your first choice, it is the place that I cherish"

Read Xingweiai's story

ANU to build new national health precinct

A world-leading national health precinct housing the latest treatment and research will be built on the ANU campus under a new plan announced today. 

The ACT Government has sold ANU an 8,600 square metre block on Marcus Clarke Street for $16.75m, which the University will transform into a new home for its world-leading research and teaching in health, as well as a place where Canberrans can access the latest therapies and a centre for policy making in health. 

"This once-in-a-generation opportunity was too exciting to miss," ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said.

Uncharted Territory Artwork: Something You Have, Something You Know, Something You Are

Today – Sunday 16 July  

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of cybersecurity through Dr Baden Pailthorpe's innovative artwork on the ANU campus. Experience his mesmerising public art installation, unveiling a new visual language that sheds light on the hidden complexities of cybercrime and our reliance on digital systems, showcased on a stunning LED wall at Kambri until 16 July. 

Events & activities

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions

Wednesday 12 July, 6.30-8.30pm  

Thursday 13 July, 6.30-8.30pm  

Embark on an immersive journey where wellness and energy transitions merge in EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions. It’s a hands-on experience that ignites your imagination, inspiring you to curate and create your own unique wellness zine for energy transition options. Guest speakers, including First Nations experts and ANU researchers, share perspectives that enrich your EnergiZine. Presented by Engaged ANU and Questacon. 

Register for EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Protecting Our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium

Thursday 13 July, 10.30am-6.30pm 

As part of the Uncharted Territory festival, Protecting our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium is a must-attend event for anyone considering a career in cyber security or wanting to learn more about the industry. 

Brought to you by the Canberra Cyber Hub and UNSW Canberra, the event features a selection of engaging and thought-provoking panel discussions on technology and combatting cyber crime, upskilling opportunities and advice on how you can begin or transition into a career in cyber security. 

Register for Protecting Our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Caregiving Masterclass: Guiding Young Children’s Behaviour

Thursday 13 July, 6.30-8.30pm

This masterclass is open for all ANU parents and caregivers and will be delivered by Dr Louise Porter, a child psychologist and author of many books on children's behaviour. She is a widely sought after speaker on the topic of children's behaviour around the world

In this seminar, Dr Porter will suggest how parents can prevent most behavioural disruptions in children by meeting the children’s needs and, in the event of thoughtless behaviour, can use a guidance approach so that we do not provoke further outbursts. 

Register for the Caregiving Masterclass

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Lucie In the Sky

Friday 14 July – Saturday 15 July  

Six Dancers. Five drones. Endless Emotions. 

In a world-first project, Australasian Dance Collective debuts their thrilling combination of technology and art in Lucie In the Sky, merging the beauty of dance with the cutting-edge technology of drones. Get ready to suspend disbelief in this boundary-pushing performance as a new world is created on stage. 

Buy tickets to Lucie In the Sky 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

2023 Myanmar Update - From Coup to Revolution

Friday 21 July – Saturday 22 July  

The 2023 Myanmar Update aims to understand, celebrate, and explicate the Myanmar people’s resistance to the 1 February 2021 coup. The military’s violent crackdown on what was initially a peaceful popular uprising provoked a near-countrywide revolutionary movement, which has brought together an array of different political, ethnic, and religious groups fighting for the shared goal of ending military rule. 

The conference seeks to explore the complexities of the revolutionary struggle; the effects of the coup on the state and economy; and the myriad ways in which the people in Myanmar are coping with deepening violence and poverty. 

Register to the 2023 Myanmar Update 

Please note this two-day conference is free of charge. 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Meet the Author – Nick McKenzie  

Wednesday 26 July, 6pm-7pm  

Nick McKenzie will be in conversation with Karen Middleton on Nick's new book Crossing the Line, revealing the explosive inside story behind the Ben Roberts-Smith headlines and a testament to the power of investigative journalism. 

Register to the Meet the Author with Nick McKenzie


Research Infrastructure Survey 

ANU is developing an ambitious strategy to support research infrastructure at a whole-of-university level. 

As part of the discovery phase for this strategy, we are seeking your input. As infrastructure users, people in technical and administration support roles and university leaders, your insights are valuable to ensure the strategy is responsive to the needs of our ANU research community.  

The survey is open until COB Friday 14 July.  

Any queries, please contact rii@anu.edu.au 

Complete the survey 


Ticket Giveaway to Lucie In the Sky 

Friday 14 July, 7pm 

Saturday 15 July, 1.30pm - *giveaway night* 

Saturday 15 July, 6.30pm 

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the mesmerising performance of 'Lucie In the Sky'. Witness the captivating fusion of dance and technology as six talented dancers seamlessly interact with five drones, pushing the boundaries between humanity and cutting-edge technology. Experience this innovative production that explores intricate relationships, power dynamics, and the fascinating interdependence between humans and drones. Developed in collaboration with Australasian Dance Collective, World of Drones Education, and the ANU School of Cybernetics, this groundbreaking show promises an unforgettable journey into the realm of art and technology.  

We have a special giveaway for this weekend. You can win a double pass to the dance performance on Saturday 15 July at 1.30pm. One double pass is up for grabs. Follow the instructions in this entry form to go into the draw and you could be the lucky winner!   

Competition closes at noon AEDT on Thursday 13 July 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 

If you miss out on the giveaway you can purchase tickets to this weekend's shows on the Uncharted Territory website.


Staff Discount for Continuing Education Courses 

Did you know as an ANU Staff member you are eligible for discounted Continuing Education courses?

Start learning Arabic or Mandarin. Or gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Great Paintings and Great Artists by delving into the lives, work and society of the artists. Embark on a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of ancient Greco-Roman civilisation in Introduction to Classics.

ANU staff are eligible for a 50 per cent discount. Email the Continuing Education team to enrol today (using your ANU email address). 

Courses start soon so book in your seat now. 

Interactive Experience - A Conversation with A Robot

Today to Sunday 16 July, 10am-4pm 

Experience the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) with Pepper the Robot's public debut in Canberra during Uncharted Territory. Engage in thought-provoking conversations and witness Pepper's advanced capabilities in human-robot interaction, offering a glimpse into the future of AI technology and its potential in sectors like retail, health, and aged care. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of AI and its impact on our society at the Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, until 16 July. 


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