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A year of celebrations

The celebrations for our 150th have already begun – the party has officially started.

World News - Autumn 2024

We invited some of this community to be our special “foreign correspondents” - to give a brief insight into their lives, careers and success around the world.

Letters to the editor

We invited readers of our Spring/Summer issue of Lumen to tell us how studying at the University of Adelaide helped change their lives – what impact we had on their history.

Onnie Chan

Education has always played a significant role in my life, thanks to my mother’s influence. Now, I am turning a new page because of my studies at the University of Adelaide.

Based on a true story

From Braveheart (1995) to Pearl Harbor (2001) to Netflix’s The Crown and SBS’s Versailles, films and television series have long been regarded as unreliable documents to history.

Lumen readers' prize

Your chance to win 150th anniversary prizes.

Onnie Chan

Education has always played a significant role in my life, thanks to my mother’s influence. Now, I am turning a new page because of my studies at the University of Adelaide.

David Penberthy

OnDit, the UniBar and other formative experiences.

Natasha Stott Despoja

My association with the University is never far away.

Moya Dodd

It was a hot summer day in early 1982 when I ventured onto campus for my first Orientation Week.

Hieu Van Le

I realised early on that acquiring knowledge was key to starting a new life in a new land.

Jardine Kiwat

CASM – the best door I’ve ever walked through.

Based on a true story

From Braveheart (1995) to Pearl Harbor (2001) to Netflix’s The Crown and SBS’s Versailles, films and television series have long been regarded as unreliable documents to history.

Helping some people, some of the time

Idealism lies at the heart of Nicholas Jose’s latest novel.

Should I drink it now?

Why not all wines age well.

Look at moi! It's Cardy, but not as we knew it

The Lumen wine review: were Kath and Kim right all along? Is Cardy cool again?

Law: The Way of the Ancestors

A review of Marcia Langton and Aaron Corn’s book on Indigenous Law, launched at the University of Adelaide in May.

Book review: Childhood

A Review of Shannon Burns’ Childhood, by Jennifer Rutherford and Brian Castro.

Letters to the editor

We invited readers of our Spring/Summer issue of Lumen to tell us how studying at the University of Adelaide helped change their lives – what impact we had on their history.

Lumen readers' prize

Your chance to win 150th anniversary prizes.

The Vice-Chancellor’s 150th Wine Collection

Professor Høj presents a collection of alumni wines.

David Penberthy

OnDit, the UniBar and other formative experiences.

New Alumni Council Chair

The University of Adelaide Alumni Council has welcomed a new Chair: Ms Robyn Mudie.

Moya Dodd

It was a hot summer day in early 1982 when I ventured onto campus for my first Orientation Week.

A year of celebrations

The celebrations for our 150th have already begun – the party has officially started.

Famous visitors

A look at the signatures of our history.

Jubilee and Centenary Celebrations

Cast a glance backwards at past major milestones.

Our earliest film

The Maths Lawns in front of the Barr Smith Library have not always been dedicated to gentle academic pursuits.

Future history

While our history is our foundation, the future is being created now in the minds of our people.

On the dog’s back?

Everyone thinks they have the best dog. None of them are wrong.

World News - Autumn 2024

We invited some of this community to be our special “foreign correspondents” - to give a brief insight into their lives, careers and success around the world.

News in brief - Autumn 2024

Media stories from across the University.

Misinformation. Lies. And artificial intelligence

We can use AI, but only once we understand it.

World news - Spring 2023

We invited some of our family of “foreign correspondents” to give a brief insight into their lives and careers.

News in brief - Spring 2023

The people and research of the University receive wide media attention locally, nationally and internationally.

Environment report card – failing our planet

Professor Andy Lowe, Interim Director, Environment Institute, gives his sobering overview of the state of the planet.

Welcome to Lumen – Autumn 2024

Guest history editor Keith Conlon discusses the new look Lumen where we celebrate the University in its 150th year.

The new issue shares our history, stories from prominent alumni, book and wine reviews, and highlights the achievements of alumni, staff and students around the world.

About Lumen

Lumen is the University of Adelaide’s peak magazine – for and about the University. It is published bi-annually and distributed via a print edition and email to more than 100,000 recipients.

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From the Newsroom

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May

AIML receives state government funding boost

The University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) has received $6 million from the state government to strengthen its work and expand domestic artificial intelligence (AI) capability.

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May

First centre dedicated to sustainable and resilient supply chains

Positioning South Australia as a focus in supply chain research, the University of Adelaide has today launched the Centre for Sustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chains (CSORSC).

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May

Improving car safety for Road Safety Week

With 2023 marking the highest number of lives lost on South Australian roads since 2011, the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) highlights the importance of vehicle safety as National Road Safety Week (NRSW) kicks off.

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May

Funding to investigate Australia’s greatest health challenges

University of Adelaide researchers have received $14,631,111 from the National Health and Medical Research Foundation’s (NHMRF) Investigator Grants, supporting Australia’s highest-performing health researchers.

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University events

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May

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

This two-part epic is a complex, metaphorical and symbolic examination of sexuality in 1980s USA by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Tony Kushner. Playing over four weekends, Angels in America is a two-part play, presented in two halves over two separate performances. Thursday 2 to Saturday 25 May, 1 pm, 2 pm and 7 pm. The Little theatre. Register.

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May

Tasting Australia Masterclass Series

Tasting Australia is the country’s longest running eating and drinking festival – celebration and collaboration of people, produce and place lie at the heart of our existence.

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May

Tasting Australia Masterclass: From the Reef

First Nations foods are increasingly gaining popularity in the mainstream and are rapidly being adopted into our diets. These plants and animals represent a plethora of foods that are pre-adapted to our environmental landscape and have been sustaining life in the Torres Strait for thousands of years. Yet it is only in recent years that these foods have been more widely adopted and integrated into modern First Nations cuisine.

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May

Tasting Australia Masterclass: Vine Champions (sold out)

This once-in- a-lifetime masterclass draws together some of the most distinguished University of Adelaide wine making alumni under a special celebration collection of wines carefully hand picked in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the University of Adelaide.

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