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ANU Staff Newsletter

Tuesday 11 April

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

What you need to know

  • The University's 2022 financial results have been finalised through the auditing process and approved by ANU Council on 31 March 2023. Our full audited financial statements will be included in our annual report, which will be tabled in Parliament later this year. Read the University's 2022 financial results.
  • On Thursday 13 April North Road (past the childcare entrance) will be closed for the day. A traffic person will be stationed on the Daley Road intersection guiding childcare drop offs and redirecting traffic.

Discover the latest research and stories

ANU Reporter showcases the vital work happening within our community, telling compelling stories, providing expert analysis that helps answer topical and complex questions, and showcasing ground breaking research happening on campus. 

Check out some of our latest stories:

Swinging Thor's hammer: the ANU researcher battling bacteria 

Professor Si Ming Man is weaponising our immune systems against infection and disease, and says it's an exciting time to be a scientist. 

Read more 

What are our waves worth? Surfing economics can help us work that out 

Dr Ana Manero, a Research Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, is researching the value of surfing to the Australian economy and its contribution to the wellbeing of society. 

Read more 

Education is unequal in many Indigenous communities. Faith wants to fix that 

Faith Stevens is a Yolngu woman from Galiwin’ku and a Kambri Scholar at ANU, working to pursue her goal of education reform in Indigenous communities. 

Read more 

Events & activities

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Diversity at the Frontier: Gender Equality in Space

Thursday 13 April, 6-7.30pm 

On 25 March 2019, NASA announced it would launch the first all-female spacewalk of two women at the International Space Station. Yet, days after the announcement was made, the spacewalk was cancelled as there was only one space suit that would fit a woman. Months later, the historic spacewalk was completed, yet the incident highlighted the gender gap that remains in space.

Join our panel of national and international experts to explore the importance of diversity and gender equality in space.

Register for the Gender Equality in Space Conference

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

after the past

Thursday 13 April – Friday 12 May, 10.30am-3pm 

Come along to a group exhibition featuring work by alumni of the ANU School of Art & Design. 

Exhibiting artists: Joel Arthur, Esther Carlin, Bryan Foong, Louis Grant, Aidan Hartshorn, Alex Hobba, Jacquie Meng, Belle Palmer 

Register for after the past

Righteous, Regal and Recherché?

Opening of Symposium by University House

Friday 14 April, 12-7pm. 

University House is excited to announce the launch of a new wine bar in the heart of the ANU Kambri Precinct – Symposium.

Read more about the launch of Symposium  

Negotiating your wellbeing 

Meet the Author – Jennifer Robinson   

Monday 17 April, 6-7pm 

Jennifer Robinson, will be in conversation with Kim Rubenstein on Jennifer's book, How Many More Women? Exposing how the law silences women, co-authored with Dr Keina Yoshida. 

Register for Meet the Author with Jennifer Robinson 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Meet the Author – Michelle Arrow, Marie Coleman, Elizabeth Reid & Blair Williams

Tuesday 18 April, 6-7pm 

Women and Whitlam. Revisiting the revolution, edited by Michelle Arrow, brings together three generations, including Elizabeth Evatt, Eva Cox, Patricia Amphlett, Elizabeth Reid, Sara Dowse, Tanya Plibersek, Heidi Norman, Blair Williams and Ranuka Tandan, to revisit the Whitlam revolution and to build on it for the future. 

Register for Meet the Author with Michelle Arrow, Marie Coleman, Elizabeth Reid & Blair Williams 



Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation - call for nominations 

From 2023, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation will be awarded to align with National Reconciliation week, in May-June each year.

This award aims to encourage and recognise ANU staff members for initiatives and activities that support the pursuit of reconciliation, within the University or beyond.

At ANU, reconciliation is a whole-of-university effort. We are proud to be on a journey in pursuit of strengthened relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all members of our community and the nation.

Nominations are now open and close Tuesday 2 May 2023. Further information and nomination via the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation site


Health, Safety and Wellbeing Training Calendar 

FREE on campus trainings for all staff and students are available from Thursday 20 April to Thursday 22 June.

Learn more about what constitutes sexual violence, clarify the roles and pathways of support services and disclosure tools, gain practical skills for intervention, and join the ANU Ally Network through its Ally training as support for LGBTQIA+ communities experiences.  

Hear what previous attendees had to say:   

Understanding sexual violence and bystander intervention 

the training provides a useful strategy to interact in the situation…there are lots of support around campus that I can seek help if I cannot deal with the situation by myself’  

LGBTQIA+ Ally Training 

a safe place to understand the different groups that make up LGBTQIA+ and ask questions.’  

For more information, please visit www.anu.edu.au/respect or contact respect@anu.edu.au.

Are you following us on Instagram?

75th Anniversary Debate: University of the future

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our recent post about the snakes you can find at ANU.

Our bush campus is home to many kinds of wildlife, including snakes. Dr Gavin Smith from @act_snakes_removals explains what to do if you have a close encounter of the serpent kind. 

Watch the video

Make sure you're following @ouranu for all the latest highlights across campus. 


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