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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Early intervention could boost education levels

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

In a study now published in the journal Child Development, researchers from the University of Adelaide's School of Population Health and colleagues at the University of Bristol in the UK have modelled the likely outcomes of interventions to improve academic skills in children up to school age. They considered what effect these interventions would have on education by age 16.

Speaking during Children's Week (18-26 October), lead author Dr Catherine Chittleborough from the University of Adelaide says socioeconomic disadvantage is a known risk factor for education and related outcomes. [Full Story]

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cereals researcher elected to Australian Academy

Leading University of Adelaide cereals researcher Professor Geoff Fincher has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) - one of the highest honours available in the field in Australia. [Full Story]

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New methods to calculate risk of floods

University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk across Australia. [Full Story]

Monday, 20 October 2014

Why has Halloween infiltrated Australian culture?

Halloween appears to have infiltrated Australian culture, and the reason could run much deeper than Americanisation. [Full Story]

Friday, 17 October 2014

Stellar health funding result for Uni of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, one of Australia's most research-intensive institutions, has been awarded more than $22 million in Federal Government funding to support an array of critical health and medical research projects. [Full Story]

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Postgraduate Coursework Information Night
Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Basement rooms, Ingkarni Wardli, North Terrace Campus

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Alastair Burt
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Napier G04, North Terrace Campus

Ingenuity 2014: An exhibition of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Adelaide Convention Centre

Research 21 Series - The Relevance of Hannah Arendt: On Judgement and Responsibility Presented by Peter Burdon
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Napier G03, North Terrace Campus

Friends of the Library event: Brett Gooden - The development of the Spacesuit
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

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