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2017 S.W. Brooks Fellow Public Lecture (Professor Karen Manarin)

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:45:00 +0000

Join S.W. Brooks Fellow Professor Karen Manarin, Mount Royal University, Calgary, as she gives a public lecture on the topic of “Why Read?” Professor Manarin will explore how twenty-first-century technologies are changing the way people read, or making reading irrelevant altogether, even as more research is being conducted on the cognitive and affective benefits of reading. Professor Manarin outlines some of these larger trends before examining reading in a specific context: an undergraduate education. Professor Manarin is visiting the University of Queensland as a keynote speaker for the School of Communication and Arts Conference `Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice,` 6-8 July 2017 RSVP by 2 July 2017:

Public Lecture “Reading and Writing with Pleasure”

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:15:00 +0000

Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland, presents a public lecture on the topic of “Reading and Writing with Pleasure”. Seasoned writers understand that the joys of writing are inextricably bound up with the hard labour of craftsmanship. For our students, unfortunately, that message is not always so clear. Books, blogs and websites aimed at undergraduate writers tend to focus mainly on analytical thinking skills, productive writing habits and stylistic conventions rather than on fostering intellectual nourishment and delight. But if our literature students don’t come away from university with a genuine love of attentive reading and well-crafted writing, what’s the point? How can we engage them in readerly and writerly practices that nurture creativity, pleasure and play? Professor Sword is visiting the University of Queensland as a keynote speaker for the School of Communication and Arts Conference `Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice,` 6-8 July 2017. RSVP for this lecture by 2 July 2017, places are limited:

Voices in the Archive

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000

The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library houses important collections that document the experience of asylum seekers, including correspondence and artworks in the Julian Burnside and Kate Durham Collection and the Elaine Smith Collection. Three works by artist Kate Durham collectively titled SIEV X consist of 272 painted panels, oil on composition board. The title references the acronym for Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel X. It is a response to a maritime tragedy that occurred in 2001, when a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat carrying over 400 asylum seekers sank on its way to Australia. Almost all on board drowned. Please join us for a viewing of the SIEV X artwork, followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Gillian Whitlock in conversation with Julian Burnside AO QC, Kate Durham, Professor Andreas Schloenhardt and Adele Rice AM. The panel will explore legal, educational and artistic responses to the plight of refugees, and the vital role played by libraries and archives in preserving their narratives. 5pm-5.45pm Viewing of the SIEV X artwork in the Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (#2) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus Drinks and canapes served in the foyer of the Fryer Library 6pm-7.15pm Panel discussion in the Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14) Registration essential by Monday, 3 July 2017

UQ ChangeMakers with Andrew Liveris AO

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000

Join Brisbane’s business community at a lunch event with Andrew Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company for a broad ranging conversation about how Australia can improve its competitiveness globally, including consideration of sustainable energy policies and the importance of STEM education to a knowledge-based economy. UQ ChangeMakers is a forum for leaders to impart their personal experiences, knowledge and opinions about current trends and issues related to government, industry and higher education. Tickets are now on sale. This UQ-hosted event will be held on Friday 21 July, 12pm for 12.30pm at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills.

UQ St Lucia Open Day

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Learning how to plan a successful QTAC application, hearing about scholarships and exchange opportunities and getting tips from current university students are all options for anyone attending the UQ St Lucia Open Day. Visitors to Open Day can explore the St Lucia campus, check out the world-class facilities, learn more about the unique courses and career options at the UQ Centre information hub, meet inspiring teachers and staff and experience the vibrant campus lifestyle.

SRS Stats for Agricultural Researchers

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:45:00 +0000

The SAFS Researchers Society (SRS) is holding the `Stats for Agricultural Researchers` Seminar Series this August! The proposed activity is an applied Statistics workshop, especially designed for agricultural science researchers who work with complex samples that require advanced experimental design and statistical analyses. SAFS academics and experienced researchers in the areas of agricultural and food science will provide a 30-minute seminar about how they’ve incorporated experimental design and statistics in their research work, and then engage in an open forum to address questions from the audience. This event will run from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and registration starts at 9:45 am. Questions and comments will be entertained in an open forum to be held after all guest speakers have spoken. Morning tea will be provided after the first speaker has spoken and then a pot-luck lunch that is regularly run by SRS will be held at the conclusion of the seminars and open forum. These social activities in between and after the talks will be the moment where further questions and/or clarifications about the talks will be entertained. Register to attend this event: Learn more about SRS:

UQ Sustainability Week

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to promote and celebrate sustainability across UQ`s campuses and sites. Throughout the week a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University. The program typically includes: - specialist presentations and workshops - tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours - PV solar talks and site tours - forums and panel discussions - film screenings - competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours

2017 UQ Undergraduate Research Conference

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The UQ Advantage Office is proud to host the annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference during UQ`s Research Week. The event showcases some of UQ’s finest undergraduate research projects through oral, poster and elevator pitch presentations. The university wide conference is a great way for students to develop their communication skills, meet other students, and present their research project to the wider UQ community. Students are asked to apply online to present at the conference. All students, staff, alumni and friends are welcome to attend to watch the presentations.

Postgrad Advice Night

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Have your coursework and research questions answered, at UQ`s Postgraduate Advice Night. Discuss your study options, attend seminars, explore the campus and find out how UQ`s world-class postgraduate qualifications can help advance your career.

Teaching and Learning Week 2017

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Teaching and Learning Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and share innovative and excellent teaching and learning practices that engage and inspire students. The program is designed to provide staff with opportunities to network and discuss teaching and learning in contemporary contexts, and how this impacts on the student experience and outcomes.