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Find love and make history

Barbara and Ken Klaebe on wedding day

The University of Adelaide is a place where history is made, the wonder of music is celebrated, passions are explored, and love is found. The late Barbara and Ken Klaebe, alumni of the University, discovered all this and so much more when they both pursued German studies as part of their Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1961.

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Help to "shoulder the burden"

Female scientist in rainbow laboratory coat

Being an international student can be exciting unless, like University of Adelaide PhD in Agriculture candidate Natalia Caliani, you are faced with a medical emergency and the extreme costs of accessing hospital care in a foreign country.

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Inspiring Future Engineers

Dr Brendan Scott (School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering) and Yashila Balakrishnan (AUCE President) explore off-world water management with students from Our Lady Queen of Peace School.

Primary and secondary students and teachers experienced a morning of engineering at The University of Adelaide Creation Studio as the STEM Teacher in Residence Program welcomed its inaugural cohort of partner schools.

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Elder Hall’s grand piano part of grand plan

Nico and Diana proposal

Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter, Nico Wyatt-Smith, knew he wanted to propose to his partner Diana in an intimate and unique way that reflected his musical talents.
A romantic at heart, in the past he had written love songs for his now fiancé and played them at home on his piano on their anniversaries, but he felt popping the question called for something more special, something grander.

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Sights set on becoming science teacher

Kylie Do, Augustus Short Scholarship recipient

Kylie knew she wanted to be a high school teacher since Year 12. With the help of the University of Adelaide’s Augustus Short Scholarship, the Bachelor or Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) graduate is well on her way to realising this dream.

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Inspired by nature

Scholarship recipient student standing next to a horse holding the reins

Driven by a love of plants and animals, and with a particular affinity for birds, Catherine, a previous Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, tells us about her journey before and after receiving the scholarship.

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Inspired to teach

Maria Blackmore

Despite a difficult childhood, Maria finished Dux of her school in 2013. Inspired by the positive impact her teachers had on her life and studies, she pursued a career in teaching, receiving an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2014. Today, Maria is an English and Humanities teacher at her old high school and a Council member for the City of Salisbury.

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A world of discovery

Kendall Jenner, Physics and Astronomy

Driven by a wonder about how the universe works and how it evolves over time, Kendall, an Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, will graduate in 2022 with a Master in Philosophy (Physics & Astronomy).   

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Celebrating our benefactors at FESTUM

FESTUM speakers in Bonython Hall

At the bi-annual FESTUM on 11th September 2021, we celebrated the phenomenal impact made by Board of Benefactors members; philanthropists who have given or pledged $25,000 or more to the University of Adelaide to support research, scholarships, and other priority areas.

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Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund reaches target

Dr George Duncan

The tragic and suspect death of a newly appointed lecturer to the Adelaide Law School in May 1972 was the catalyst for gay law reform in South Australia and Australia. Dr George Duncan’s drowning in the Torrens shocked South Australia.

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