Message from the Vice-Chancellor
The recent naming of University of Adelaide alumnus Dr Robin Warren as the joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine highlights the significant impact that graduates of this University have had, and continue to have, on the community.
Dr Warren won the award for his work with Barry Marshall on the link between a particular type of bacterium and stomach ulcers, and becomes the fifth member of the University's extended community to receive a Nobel Prize.
The continuing impact of the University's staff, students and alumni is strikingly illustrated in the diverse mix of stories featured in this issue of Lumen.
This year, the Roseworthy campus celebrated 100 years of affiliation with the University, and the feature story in this issue looks at the vital role that Roseworthy is playing in the future of global agriculture research and education.
Awareness of the environmental impact of the choices we make in infrastructure and housing is growing, and it is illuminating to read of the visionary work of two Adelaide graduates, Effie Best and Paul Downton, in the Christie Walk architectural development in Adelaide's city centre.
The University of Adelaide has a long tradition of Life Impact, and we are reminded of that in a story on the life of Laura Margaret Fowler, the University's first woman medical graduate who, with her husband Charles Hope (also an Adelaide graduate), devoted thirty years of her life to the cause of public health in Bengal.
Traditions also inhere in buildings, and the University's iconic heritage buildings are the focus of another article, which explores the importance of built heritage and the efforts we are making through the Development and Alumni office to ensure it is preserved and maintained for future generations.
From Singapore and Sabah to Adelaide's Vietnamese community and the remote South Australian town of Karcultaby, Adelaide graduates can be found actively contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of their communities.
In this issue of Lumen, we tell some of their stories. I hope you enjoy it.
JAMES A. McWHA