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SA Scientists band together to help fight COVID-19

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A team of South Australian scientists is joining forces in the fight against COVID-19 to greater inform the local, national and global response efforts, including the creation of a vaccine.

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Where people burn out most during COVID-19

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Research is identifying the regions where working adults are more likely to burnout during the COVID-19 crisis: The key is the distance to the epicentre – but not how you might imagine.

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Two options for COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery

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Leading researchers from the University of Adelaide have contributed to a major Group of Eight report which presents two clear options to lead Australia out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Celebrating 125 years of Women's Suffrage

Pictured: Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) and Chair of the University’s Gender Equity Committee; Natasha Stott Despoja AO, Founding Chairperson of Our Watch; Dr Hillary Smith, representing the family of Emeritus Professor Sally Smith; Hon Margaret Nyland AM, former judge and Royal Commissioner; Hon Cathy Branson AC QC, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide; Dr Niki Vincent, SA’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner; Caitlyn Georgeson, LGBTIQ Advocate; Tory Shepherd, The A

This year, the University of Adelaide has celebrated the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in South Australia by showcasing our pioneering female alumni, staff and students, as well as promoting our proud record of inclusion as the first university in Australia, and among the first in the world, to admit women to all of our degree programs.

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2019 Sir John Downer Oration

Pictured: Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President; Hon Vickie Chapman MP, SA Deputy Premier and Attorney-General; Hon Cathy Branson AC QC, Deputy Chancellor; Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer of Australia; Nicky Downer AM; Hon Alexander Downer AO; Georgina Downer.

The Federal Treasurer, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP recently presented the 2019 Sir John Downer Oration where he spoke about federalism and the Australian economy.

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Glenthorne Farm transfers to State for new national park

Pictured: Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President; Hon David Speirs MP, SA Minister for Environment and Water.

Glenthorne National Park has taken a major step closer to becoming a reality, with the official transfer of land from the University of Adelaide to the State Government now signed. 

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Ingenuity 2019

Ingenuity 2019

Ingenuity is an annual Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences event which features a range of interactive, STEM-focused activities and projects developed by our final year students.

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Centre to unlock future of space exploration

For Engagement eNews October, a story about the new centre of space exploration. Pictured: Sustainable in-situ resource utilisation: the key to living in space.

A new centre at the University of Adelaide will focus on solving the challenge of making long-term space exploration viable.

The new Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources will bring together experts who will develop ways to sustainably use resources in space.

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Local boost for agtech, food and wine start-ups

For Engagement eNews October 2019, photo of Hon David Pisoni MP at the launch of ThincLab Waite

South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills Hon David Pisoni MP recently launched the the University of Adelaide's ThincLab Waite, Adelaide's first and only incubator dedicated to start-ups in the agtech, food innovation and wine sectors.

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Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Photo from Engagement eNews of Reconciliation Action Plan Launch. Pictured: Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin, Tauondi Aboriginal College Aboriginal Cultural Service Mentor, Cultural Performer and 2011 SA Young Australian of the Year welcomes guests to the launch of the University's Reconciliation Action Plan.

In September, the Deputy Premier and Attorney General The Hon Vickie Chapman MP launched the University's inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Yangadlitya ('For The Future').

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