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ANU Staff Newsletter

Thursday 21 September

All the important campus news, events and opportunities for ANU staff. In your inbox every Tuesday (and this week on a Thursday).

What you need to know

Reminder if you've been affected by Monday's incident; the University has taken additional measures to support our community.


ANU has established a centralised incident support hub where staff can access updates, essential support services and a guide on how to support students in distress

Farewelling Professor Maryanne Dever  

This week it was announced that Professor Maryanne Dever, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital) has accepted a position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Western Sydney University. 

Maryanne arrived at ANU in April 2021, a challenging time during the pandemic, and has achieved a great deal since then. Throughout her exceptional leadership, Maryanne has led the delivery of a world class timetabling system, the approval of the University’s first Learning and Teaching Strategy, and recently, great progress on securing approval of a $32m business case for a new digital ecosystem that will transform our approach to learning and teaching.  

We are most grateful for her uncompromising commitment to excellence at ANU. 

“Maryanne will be an outstanding DVC (Education) and I look forward to seeing all she is able to achieve at Western Sydney,” says Professor Grady Venville, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). 

Congratulations to Maryanne on her new role.  

Latin America Week 2023 

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) is thrilled to endorse the ANU Latin American Students Association's (LASA) inaugural "Latin America Week" happening from 18-24 September 2023. This event features a wide array of activities, spanning language, cinema, dance, football, Latin American studies, and comparative studies on Indigenous issues between Australia and Latin America. It offers a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and the public to gain insight into Latin American history, politics, culture, and lifestyle, as well as the research experiences of ANU scholars in this field. Latin America Week is proudly supported by the Latin American Embassies in Canberra. 

For the complete program, please download it here 

Celebrating Bi Visibility Day  

Bi Visibility Day is observed annually on 23 September to recognise and celebrate bisexual people, the bisexual community and the history of bisexuality. 

At ANU, the LGBTIQA+ Ally Network is made up of a group of staff and students across campus who are committed to providing an inclusive and respectful environment for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+).   

Join the ANU Ally Network 

Upcoming events

Queers and Beers 

Friday 29 September, 4.30pm 

Join staff members part of the Ally Network and on-campus LGBTQIA+ communities for an end-of-month celebration and networking opportunity. Bookings will be reserved under the ANU Ally Network - look out for the table with a rainbow flag. 

Register here 


LGBTQIA+ Ally Training 
Thursday 12 October, 10am-12pm 

LGBTIQA+ Ally Training is offered as part of the University's commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive campus where all people can safely work and study free of harassment or discrimination. 

This 90-minute training session will provide participants with knowledge and skills to create an inclusive culture for all LGBTIQA+ staff members and be an effective Ally within the ANU community. 

Register here 

International students get real world experiences through the The Study Australia Industry Experience Program 

ANU students now have a fantastic opportunity through a collaboration between ANU, Study Canberra, and Practera. The Study Australia Industry Experience Program (SAIEP) offers a two-week real-world work experience, happening from 25 September to 8 October, 2023. This virtual program connects international and domestic tertiary students from Australian institutions, forming multidisciplinary teams to tackle real industry projects for renowned organizations. 

Originally, ANU Careers and Employability promoted 60 spots, but thanks to Study Canberra's support, we've expanded to accommodate all 108 students who applied. 

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Events & activities

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 Is a Different Psychiatry Possible? 

Thursday 21 September, 6–7.30pm 

Professors Diana and Nikolas Rose examine a number of approaches that propose new models for psychiatric theory and practices; in the way that they incorporate ‘social’ dimensions, in the way they involve ‘communities’ in treatment, in the ways that they engage mental health service users, and in the ways that they try to shift the power relations within the psychiatric encounter. Get ready to challenge traditional notions of psychiatry at this event. 

Register here 

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Shakespeare the Reader: An Illustrated Lecture with ANU and Bell Shakespeare

 Friday 22 September, 6–8pm 

Join Dr Kate Flaherty, senior Lecturer in English and Drama at ANU, and actors from Bell Shakespeare as they explore the link between the books that inspired Shakespeare and Shakespeare's own work. This event is a mix of lecture and performance. 

Register here 

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Lunch Vox #8: Inclusive and accessible learning experiences at ANU

Monday 25 September, 12-1.30pm  

As staff, students and community members we all play a significant role in shaping the inclusiveness of our learning experiences. To further explore and promote accessibility in higher education we are thrilled to extend an invitation to our accessibility LunchVox event on 25 September from 12–1:30pm. This event aims to bring together the ANU community to unpack some of the equity and accessibility pillars of the ANU Learning and Teaching Strategy, heighten awareness of accessibility requirements in higher education and discuss innovative approaches and best practices for creating an inclusive learning environment. 

Please join us: your insights and contributions will be an invaluable addition to this important conversation. 

If you have any access requirements to fully participate in our event, please reach out to us at

Register for the in-person event  

Register for the online event  

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Malaysian Film Night – Imaginur, A Film by Nik Amir Mustapha 

Monday 25 September, 5-8pm 

ANU Malaysia Institute welcomes students, academics and the public in Canberra to the screening of award-winning director Nik Amir Mustapha’s latest film Imaginur. 

Register here 

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Come and try an e-bike

Tuesday 26 September, 11.30am - 2.30pm 

Curious about e-bikes and whether they would be right for you?  

The Canberra Electric Bike Library is hosting a Come and Try event at the ANU in conjunction with ANU Below Zero. Test ride an electric bike and have a chat with our e-bike experts. This is a free event on Tuesday 26 September between 11:30am and 2:30pm on the corner of University Ave and Kingsley Place.  

Register here 

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Discussing AI, Automated Systems, and the Future of War Seminar Series

 Wednesday 27 September, 12-1.30pm 

Join Dr Miah Hammond-Errey, Director of the Emerging Technology Program at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, as she presents the Impact of Big Data and Emerging Technologies on National Security, Intelligence Production, and Decision Making. 

Register here 

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Mad Knowledges and User-Led Research - A Conversation   

Thursday 28 September, 5.30-7.30pm 

Join Diana Rose and Michelle Banfield in discussing Diana’s book Mad Knowledges and User Led Research (Palgrave, 2022) which combines theory, research and activism around 'madness' and proposes the conditions needed to address the development of Mad epistemologies. This event is co-organised with the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation.  

Register here 


New Read and Publish Agreements with Oxford and Cambridge University Presses 

The ANU Library has agreements with publishers of hundreds of academic journals, allowing ANU authors to publish articles via open access without paying processing charges. Recent agreements are with John Benjamins publishing, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press. Increase the impact and engagement with your articles across the world. 

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Changes to Expense Reimbursement claims 

From Friday 6 October, there will be a change in how expense reimbursement claims will be processed for individuals with university IDs.  This includes all staff and students, as well as VaHAs. 

For all individuals with university IDs, you will no longer be required to download and complete a manual form for expense reimbursement.  Instead, expense reimbursement claims are moving to a self-service automated portal, where the user can complete the claim details online and submit to the appropriate financial delegate for approval. 

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Meet the Author Series

The ANU Meet the Author Series has captivated the Canberra community for nearly three decades, drawing some of the biggest names in literature, history and current affairs. 

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Catharine Lumby 

Thursday 28 September, 6-7pm 

Catharine Lumby will be in conversation with Dr Andrew Leigh MP on her new book Frank Moorhouse. A life, the definitive biography of one of Australia's best-known men of letters.

Register here 

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Chris Hammer

Tuesday 3 October, 6-7pm 

Chris Hammer will be in conversation with Dr Andrew Leigh on his new novel The Seven, the latest stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands and The Tilt.  

Register here 

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David Marr

Thursday 5 October, 6-7pm 

David Marr will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on his new book, Killing for Country: A Family Story, a gripping reckoning with the bloody history of Australia's frontier wars.  

Register here 

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Trent Dalton

Monday 9 October, 6-7pm 

Trent Dalton will be in conversation with Sally Pryor on Lola in the Mirror, the heartbreaking and inspiring new novel from the award-winning author of Australia's favourite bestsellers, Boy Swallows Universe, Love Stories and All Our Shimmering Skies.  

 Register here 


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