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Happy 50th Lumen!

Lumen 1972 Vol 1 No 1 p 1

The first issue of Lumen was published on October 27, 1972. It was created, in part, to set up better communications in advance of the 100th birthday of the University. Now we prepare for next year’s 150th celebrations.

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Resources for a sustainable future

Barr Smith library

As South Australia’s leading research- intensive institution, the University of Adelaide continues to accelerate transitions towards sustainability with investment in research that has a measurable impact.

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Giving: Donor spotlight

Alex hanging a gate on his property in the Murray Mallee where he is regenerating the land with his partner Aurelia

For Alex Bishop-Thorpe, a member of the University’s monthly giving program, supporting a charity or cause you are passionate about is your vote for the world you want.

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Scholarship spotlight

Dr Jennifer Possingham, Dieu Phan and Graham Possingham at the 2022 Scholarship Celebration

Food sustains human life, yet the trends of increasing population, increasingly extreme climate, decreasing agricultural labour, and reduced agricultural land are placing huge strains on food security globally, especially in developing countries.

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Rebooting the Muse

Elder Hall

Harnessing digital technologies for sustainability in the Australian performing arts.

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A passion for magic brings joy to nursing

Rob Ellinger has always had a passion for magic. Hear how he brings joy to his patients and workplace through magic in his role as a Registered Nurse at the Women and Childrens Hospital while training in advanced clinical hypnosis.

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Award-winning engineer and elite athlete’s inspiring career journey

Margaret Gayen

Competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games during the third year of her university degree was a defining moment for Margaret Gayen (Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Sports) (Honours), 2015). Margaret began her engineering career at Ellex Medical in 2016 designing and building medical laser systems for treating eye diseases.

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Miss India Australia 2022

Muskan Jangra

2022 was a significant year for alumna Muskan Jangra. It was the year she completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and was crowned Miss India Australia 2022. Muskan also began her medical career as a doctor at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2022. 

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James Brown

James Brown

James Brown graduated from the Elder Conservatorium with a B Mus (Hons) in 2003 followed by a Masters majoring in Music Performance in 2007. He describes his time at University of Adelaide as part of his musical journey where he learned lots of life lessons and enjoyed connecting with other creative people. As he says, “Hanging out with a bunch of other like-minded musicians on a daily basis was deeply beneficial, and the University certainly provided that.” 

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Dr Phiala Shanahan

Phiala Shanahan

South Australia Woman of the Year 2023 winner and recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2022, Professor Phiala Shanahan has made a significant contribution to physics, as the youngest Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the age of 27. She has become a leader in theoretical physics and is a passionate educator.

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