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Physics opens doors

Dr Peter Brooker pictured at the University of Cape Town 1972

Looking back, Dr Peter Brooker is grateful for the opportunities a University of Adelaide education in physics gave him. Now Peter is paying tribute to his education and encouraging Australia’s next generation of physicists through the Peter Brooker Prize in Physics.

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Classic Scholarship Success

Shona Edwards

Shona Edwards was on track to complete her undergraduate studies in 2018 when she was diagnosed with papillary meningioma – a tumour at the base of her spine. 

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Children's University Adelaide

Children's University, Graduation Day

Thanks to a recent partnership with Farina Restoration Group, three new remote schools joined the Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO) program in term three 2022.

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Revolutionising fertility treatment

Dr Kylie Dunning IVF research

Any couple trying to conceive through IVF will tell you it is a tiring, stressful and costly journey. Thankfully, researchers at The University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, have developed a ground-breaking new micro-device which will revolutionise 

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Something to smile about

Margie Steffens and Karen Hawke

Karen first discovered the University of Adelaide’s Community Outreach Dental Program in 2012 when she was a tenant at the Light Square Common Ground community housing complex. She and her young son were among the first patients of the service after Karen’s social worker recommended the newly launched program.

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The love of music

Ruth Schuetz

The love of music was instilled in Ruth Schuetz (Diploma of Arts and Education, 1950) as a child, a connection that endured throughout her life. In 2020 at the age of 95, Ruth passed away leaving a gift in her Will to the Elder Lunchtime concert series.

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Written in the notes

 David and Elsabeth on their wedding day

Thanks to a shared love of music, the Elder Hall lunchtime concert series, being in the right place at the right time, and the connection of a mutual friend, University of Adelaide alumni David and Elsabeth were meant to be.

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The Hugh Martin Weir Prize remembers a veteran

Hugh Martin Weir

The Hugh Martin Weir Prize, established by Glen and Robina Weir in 2011, honours the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915–2004) and his fellow prisoners of war.

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Kulpi Minupa scholarships support medicine students to go rural

Kulpi Minupa Program participants with donor Jill Hoopmann

Medical student Tarran Dunn, along with six other peers, travelled 300 kilometres north of Adelaide to Port Augusta this winter for a pilot eight-week clinical placement program, Kulpi Minupa, working with local Aboriginal communities.

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Overcoming adversity to nurse the community to health

Student Emergency Fund recipient, Georgia

Last year, against all odds, Bachelor of Nursing student Georgia celebrated with her peers as they finished the final class of their degree. Only months earlier, Georgia was experiencing extreme financial hardship, questioning how she could keep her finances afloat while studying.

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