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Interim Chief Operating Officer's message

The University is continuing to progress the ambitions outlined in the Sustainability Strategy 2030– Here for good.

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Celebrating our colleagues: Jaz Wong

As Director of Communications and Marketing at AUG Student Services, Jaz Wong plays an important role as one of the University's international agency partners. 

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor's message

Our history and our future are headline news this year and reflected in the core themes of the Autumn issue of Lumen, which is now available online

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Acting Executive Dean's message

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economics (ABLE) encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines and plays a leading role in shaping diverse intellectual landscapes. 

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Acting Executive Dean's message

Spanning three campuses, the activities of the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology keep our researchers and students at the forefront of developing technologies and the latest discoveries in STEM.

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Adelaide University updates

19

Apr

Get to know our Learning Management System

The Curriculum Domain will be hosting two virtual demonstrations of the Adelaide University Learning Management System (LMS) via Zoom in the coming weeks.

19

Apr

Provide your feedback: Consultation now open

Last week we released a Discussion Paper seeking formal feedback from staff on two significant aspects of the next phase of our planning and transition as we advance the creation of Adelaide University.

19

Apr

New AU Interim Staff Intranet

Today, we are launching the new Adelaide University Interim Staff Intranet, which will become the central repository for sharing information across our staff communities as we continue to move through the transition period.

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Noticeboard

23

Apr

New Printer Queue appearing soon on University staff-managed devices

In preparation for the rollout of new printers across the University, University staff-managed devices using Windows, macOS, and on tablet will have an additional printer queue called Follow-You-Print-Q, added to the printer selection list. This update is expected to occur from May.

19

Apr

UoA-SDU Joint Seed Funding Program

The UoA-SDU Joint Seed Funding Program has been established to deepen the collaboration and engagement between the University of Adelaide and Shandong University. Applications for the inaugural round are now open until Monday 13 May. Read the guidelines and apply for up to AU$15,000 for your initiative. More information.

19

Apr

Annual Teaching Awards Program

The University of Adelaide's annual awards program provides an opportunity to celebrate the innovative and sustained ways that both academic and professional staff engage students to learn. Applications will open soon for the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence, and Commendations for the Enhancement of and Innovation in Student Learning. More information.

19

Apr

North Terrace Fitness Hub opening

The new Fitness Hub on Level 4, Union House at the North Terrace campus will open on Monday 6 May. The new gym will feature a dedicated group fitness studio and state-of-the-art recovery amenities including ice baths and compression boots. The Level 5 Fitness Hub will be closed from Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May. More information.

19

Apr

Wellbeing Grants Program – Applications now open

The student health and wellbeing team is now accepting applications for grants up to $1000. Students and staff are encouraged to apply and run an initiative or event that promotes student wellbeing in one or more of the following eight wellbeing areas: cultural, financial, physical, social, emotional, workplace, intellectual and environmental wellbeing. Applications close Monday 20 May, 5 pm. More information and to apply visit the website.

19

Apr

International Fellows Awards recipients

Recipients of Round 1 of the 2024 University of Adelaide International Fellows Award have been selected, and we are looking forward to welcoming Professor Harald Giessen (University of Stuttgart), Professor Anne Goriely (University of Oxford) and Professor Mark Stephens (University of Glasgow) to our campuses. These Fellows represent diverse collaborations across each of the University’s three faculties.

17

Apr

Council News

The University Council met on Monday 8 April. The Chancellor reported on key activities and an update was provided by the Vice-Chancellor. A summary of the meeting is available in the latest issue of Council News.

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Events

15

Apr

AU Sport School Holiday Program

Bookings are open for the Adelaide University Sport Autumn School Holiday Program for kids aged from 5 to 11. From martial arts to tennis, cricket, soccer, athletics and more, there is a range of sports and activities to keep your children engaged and having fun. The program is designed to develop gross motor skills in a safe, social environment with qualified coaches and staff. It's the perfect boredom buster, energy burner, and friendship builder for these upcoming school holidays. Register. 

26

Apr

Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert | Rhythm Song

Join acclaimed alumna, harpist and soprano Emma Horwood and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra principal percussionist Steve Peterka as they create a unique soundscape with pedal and Celtic harps, voice and percussion including bells, chimes, cymbals, crotales, castanets, ocean drum, rain stick and cajón. Friday 26 April, 1.10–2 pm. Elder Hall, North Terrace campus. Tickets.

27

Apr

Elder Conservatorium After Hours Concert | Matthew Sheens Solo

One of the Con’s most successful jazz graduates, New York-based Matthew Sheens returns to Elder Hall for the first time in over a decade to perform music from his recent albums, including his latest Written in the Dark. Saturday 27 April, 6.30–9 pm. Elder Hall, North Terrace campus. Tickets.

28

Apr

Adelaide Bass Day 2024

The Elder Conservatorium and the University of Adelaide are presenting a Double Bass Day, bringing together performers, teachers, students, luthiers and exhibitors from all over Australia. Sunday 28 April, 9 am to 6 pm. Elder Hall, North Terrace campus. Tickets.

28

Apr

String Quartet Extravaganza

Eight of Australia's best young string quartets perform works by Smetana, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Shield and more. Sunday 28 April, 5-7 pm. Hartley Concert Room, Elder Conservatorium of Music, North Terrace campus. Tickets $20. 

29

Apr

Health Equity Reading Group

Dr Toby Freeman will present the article Illustrating the impact of commercial determinants of health on the global COVID-19 pandemic: Thematic analysis of 16 country case studies. Dr Julia Anaf will present the paper Civil Society Action against transnational corporations: implications for health promotion. Monday 29 April, 12–1 pm. Online. Register.

29

Apr

Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Effective University-Industry Collaboration

This three-hour workshop will explore the critical success factors and best practices for fostering productive partnerships between universities and industry partners. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the key barriers and challenges that often hinder these partnerships and learn practical strategies for overcoming them. Monday 29 April, 1–4 pm. Level 7, 704/705 MBA Suite, Nexus 10 Building, North Terrace campus. Register.

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Training opportunities

23

Apr

AdvanceHE Fellowship Session #2

The Teaching Excellence Team are offering a program of support for academic and professional staff involved in teaching, supporting learning, and leading in higher education who wish to apply for fellowship. These sessions will be facilitated by Melanie Brown, Manager, Teaching Excellence. Tuesday 7 May, 12–1 pm. Online. Register.

19

Apr

ThincBoards: Get Your Business Board Ready

Join ThincLab and Managing Director of Steam Ventures , Sasha Baranikov (previously Co-Founder of Uniti Group ASX:UWL) in our 2 day short course on getting your business board ready. Thursday 9 to Friday 10 May, 9 am to 5 pm. ThincLab Room 101, 10 Pulateney St, Adelaide. Register.

19

Apr

Professional Learning - Write effective multiple-choice quizzes with AI-assistance

In this workshop, you will be supported to effectively design multiple-choice quizzes that assess student learning and give you meaningful insights into their misconceptions. We will also demonstrate how to use generative-AI tools to efficiently draft questions and responses, ready for fact-checking and refinement. Thursday 16 May, 2–3 pm. Online.

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Policies and reviews

23

Apr

Alcohol Management and Use Policy

Minor amendments to the Alcohol Management and Use Policy have been approved by the Interim Chief Operating Officer and are effective immediately.

23

Apr

Review of the Undergraduate Programs in Criminology

The University is currently undertaking a Review of the Undergraduate Programs in Criminology. Education Quality invites staff to make a submission on matters relevant to the Terms of Reference. Submissions can be uploaded to the online form now until Friday 31 May, 5 pm. More information.

19

Apr

Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy

The Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy has been reviewed and is now available for consultation. Please view the draft policy and provide any written feedback via the feedback form or to epc@adelaide.edu.au by Friday 3 May.

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The Conversation

Johannesburg in a time of darkness: Ivan Vladislavić’s new memoir reminds us of the city’s fragility

The South African novelist messes with the line between fiction and non-fiction.

What are ‘Ozempic babies’? Can the drug really increase your chance of pregnancy?

Some women who use drugs like Ozempic have reported unexpected pregnancies. What’s going on?

Water theft laws and penalties in the Murray-Darling Basin are a dog’s breakfast. Here’s how we can fix them

Inconsistent laws and penalties for water theft in the Murray-Darling Basin make compliance and enforcement especially challenging. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

With democracy under threat in Narendra Modi’s India, how free and fair will this year’s election be?

The government’s alleged targeting of opposition figures, as well as a new system allowing anonymous donations to political parties, is believed to have given the BJP a huge edge.

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