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April 2007 Issue
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Tuesday's the day to hear more about research

 Community Engagement

South Australian business and community leaders - and the general public - will hear from the University of Adelaide's leading researchers at a new Research Tuesdays seminar series starting on 10 April.

To be held on every second Tuesday of the month, Research Tuesdays will address significant issues for business and the wider community.

The first in the free public series on Tuesday 10 April will be University of Adelaide Federation Fellow and one of Australia's foremost demographers, Professor Graeme Hugo. He will provide insights into the impact on business of a changing Australian population.

"In developing business strategy, population size, composition and distribution are regarded as a static background. Yet the Australian population is changing in a myriad of ways, all of which have implications for the evolving demand for goods and services," Professor Hugo said.

Research Tuesdays will be hosted by the University's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor James McWha.

"The research outcomes of University of Adelaide researchers often have direct implications for local and national business and community practice and policy," Professor McWha said.

"Research Tuesdays will provide an opportunity for the University's leading researchers to engage with business and community leaders on issues that impact on them."

Forthcoming Research Tuesdays seminars are:

8 May
Professor Mark Tester, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow
"Tougher crops for a warming world"

12 June
Professor Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics
"What use is research in international trade policy and economic development?"

10 July
Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz, Professor of Computer Science
"The science of making profitable decisions"

14 August
Professor Rob Norman, Director, Research Centre for Reproductive Health
"The reproductive revolution - have we gone too far?"

Research Tuesdays seminars will be held at 5.30pm in the Napier Building Lower Ground. Admission is free. Please book by emailing or phone (08) 8303 3692.

Story by Robyn Mills

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Professor Graeme Hugo, the first speaker for the new Research Tuesdays seminar series

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