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Exhibition Opening - Saturnalia: How the Romans Give

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:00 +0000

Each year a team of undergraduate interns works with the Antiquities Museum to develop a small exhibition alongside their studies. The 2016 Interns have worked to produce an exhibition highlighting the different types of gifts given in the Roman festive season, the Saturnalia. Objects from the Museum collection are paired with short epigrams describing them, drawn from the 1st century Roman poet, Martial. Martial lists over 200 suitable gifts, alongside short verses intended as ancient ‘gift tags’ to accompany them. The Romans loved to give and receive these small gifts, much the same as we do today. Visitors to the exhibition opening will receive canapes and drinks on arrival as part of their ticket price. The 2016 interns will give a presentation on the topic of Roman gift giving from 6:30pm. A Small Rattle If some little crying homeborn slave clings to your neck, let him shake this noisy rattle with his tender hand. Martial, Epigrams, 14.54

UQ Innovation Showcase

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000

The Innovation Showcase is a unique event that displays ideas and research projects from UQ`s graduating Information Technology, Multimedia Design, and Software and Electrical Engineering students. The Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for you to experience over 100 student projects including the latest `smart appliances`, unmanned aerial vehicles, biomedical devices, robotics and leading-edge software. Students will demonstrate their projects from 4:00pm, with the official awards ceremony to commence at 5:45pm. Please see the student resources page for information regarding project requirements and to download the poster template.