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Monday Morning Mile

Monday Morning Mile is a free, community fun run. You can also walk, jog, roll, hop, dance, skip or push a stroller. With no cut-off time, you can go as fast or as slow as you like. Every Monday 6.30 am. Park 10, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide SA. Register.

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Graduations: Academic Procession and Staff Volunteer registration

The April/May graduation ceremonies will be held between Monday 29 April and Thursday 9 May in Bonython Hall. Academic staff are encouraged to register to attend as part of the Academic Procession by Monday 8 April. Staff helpers are also required to assist at the ceremonies and can register here.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor's message

Professor Jennie Shaw

The start of semester one is such an important time for many of our students, especially those new to the University.

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Vale Emeritus Prof Allen Kerr

Allen Kerr in lab

Allen Kerr was the Emeritus Professor in Plant Pathology at the Waite campus and a world-renowned scientist. His work at the Waite over many decades had a tremendous impact on plant pathology and plant genetic modification. Allen passed away in December aged 97. A celebration of his life will be held for his family, friends, and colleagues on Sunday 24 March, 3–6 pm at Urrbrae House, Waite campus. RSVP via email to David Kerr by Friday 1 March.  

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Dr. Sarah Scholten receives Emerging Leaders award

Dr. Sarah Scholten has received the Emerging Leader's Commendation at the 2024 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards. Recognised for outstanding contributions to the community through groundbreaking research at the University, her work pushes precision measurement boundaries using light. 

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Code of conduct update

The Code of Conduct has been reviewed and approved with minor updates on 14 February, effective immediately.

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Council News

The University Council met on Monday, 12 February.  A summary of the meeting is available in the latest issue of Council News.

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New security feature in Box

When opening a file in Box, you will be alerted if a potentially malicious file is detected. When receiving an alert, there will be instances where you know your file is safe to open. It’s your responsibility to be cyber safe and only open files that you trust.

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IPAS annual student presentation winners

Ten outstanding students delivered 3-minute presentations in the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing’s annual showcase. Jarred Scaffidi-Muta won the People's Choice Tanya Monro Presentation Award, and Ané Kritzinger earned the Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Award. The competition was an opportunity for the community to support and celebrate talent and groundbreaking research.

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Teaching space audit

The regular audit of teaching spaces begins on Monday 18 March. This audit informs investment planning for University teaching space resources, to provide better teaching environments for students and staff. Audit staff count the number of students in each room, every hour between 8 am and 6 pm. More information.

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