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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Australian music icon among honorary degrees

Adelaide-bred singer songwriter Paul Kelly will be one of four distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the University of Adelaide's September graduation ceremonies this week.

Paul Kelly, Australian inventor and engineer Professor Neil Weste, Papua New Guinea (PNG) medical pioneer Dr Roy Scragg OBE and leading plant scientist Professor Dabing Zhang from Shanghai Jaio Tong University will join more than 1,100 students at graduation ceremonies in Bonython Hall from Tuesday to Thursday 16-18 September.

Paul Kelly (on Tuesday morning, 16 September) will be awarded a Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) in acknowledgement of his "exceptionally distinguished service to society", recognising his contribution to Australian music and creative writing, community service through benefits and fund-raising and his significant collaborations with Indigenous Australian musicians and filmmakers. [Full Story]

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia

The University of Adelaide's durum breeding program today at the Hart Field Day will release a new durum wheat variety called DBA-Aurora. [Full Story]

Friday, 12 September 2014

Expert administrator to lead Uni of Adelaide operations

A leading university administrator with significant finance and change management experience has been appointed as the University of Adelaide's Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President (Services and Resources). [Full Story]

Friday, 12 September 2014

Debate on human rights vs human needs

What is the difference between "human rights" and "human needs"? [Full Story]

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Chip packets help make safer water in PNG

Mechanical engineering students and staff have designed a low-cost and easily made drinking water treatment system suitable for remote communities in Papua New Guinea. [Full Story]

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Lunchtimes at Elder Hall - Soundstream Collective
Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Elder Hall

Elder Perspectives - Accompanists' Guild of SA
Saturday, 20 September 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Elder Hall

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood to present Annual Florey Lecture
Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus

2014 John Bray Oration: 'Pro Bono: Good for the Profession, Good for the Country'
Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

Public Lecture: What's happening to universities? Historical and comparative perspectives
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Reading Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus

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