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University of Adelaide announces ICAC response

The University of Adelaide will make changes to its policies, processes and culture as part of a series of measures to improve the handling of reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour, as recommended by an independent report.

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Top talent to boost State’s quantum materials future

South Australia’s expertise and capabilities in advanced materials that underpin future industries such as those developing the next-generation of computers, will be given a boost, thanks to the appointment of one of the world’s leading experts in quantum materials to the University of Adelaide.

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Researchers on a mission from the Moon to Mars

Research that could help materials be found in space more easily, enable satellites to swarm together and extend the reach of telecommunications is being kick-started by new funding. The projects, headed by scientists at the University of Adelaide, will contribute to investigating the feasibility of deep space exploration to destinations such as Mars.

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Vice-Chancellor raises $44,000 to support Adelaide’s homeless

Professor Peter Høj AC has raised more than $44,000 to provide support services and meals for homeless people, as part of his participation in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

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Latest COVID-19 detector dog research and trials underway at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs, including four Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs, one South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS) dog and one dog from the University of Adelaide (gifted by the ABF), have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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News in brief

Flinders Ranges rocks reveal Earth’s secrets

The first virtual plate reconstruction of the Earth’s last billion years of geological history is providing deeper insight into what formed our planet and made it into how it is today.

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Combatting child sex abuse: Research Tuesdays

Disturbingly, there is considerable evidence to suggest global demand for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is growing.

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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

Insect expert Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences, has thrown her support behind a new mission launched by the Australian Academy of Science’s Taxonomy Australia, to discover and document all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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Events

15

Jul

Festival of Ideas 2021

Presented this year in partnership with Illuminate Adelaide, inspired by the program of speakers and events. This festival will explore the theme of 'Bright Future' through panels, forms and special events.

17

Jul

Sir Sidney Kidman Public Lecture

Balancing on a tower of chairs is not easy. It requires decades of training, self-discipline, teamwork, trust, mental acuity, physical strength, long term goals and more. Coming to terms with the rise of China requires many of the same qualities and skills but our political acrobats sometimes lack the requisite training. Carrillo Gantner, whose career in the performing arts has included decades of productive engagement with China, will reflect on some of the lessons learned and how they might apply more broadly to enhance the challenging Australia China relationship.

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