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125 years at Gatton

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125 years at Gatton

  • The Andrew N. Liveris Building has been unveiled as the new home of UQ chemical engineering, alongside the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Leadership and Innovation.
  • This Easter there’s frisky business involved in restoring Australia’s endangered bilby population.
  • UQ authors and fans on why you should try new book genres – and where to start.
  • Commentary and analysis from Madonna King and UQ experts
  • Besides the many 'people' statues, UQ campuses host several other sculptural works of significance.
  • We have to pivot to a new insurance model for climate change before we go under, warns University of Queensland expert
  • UQ experts explain the soaring prices at the pump, the history of energy wars in Australia and options for a secure energy future.
  • Photographer and writer Jessica Howard (BJ ’03) is committed to sharing the spirit of rural Australia. Jessica writes for Contact about her most recent endeavour – to amplify the stories of outback Australia as the editor and publisher of Bush Journal.
  • What would you do with $10,000 equity-free funding? It’s a big question! And something the 2022 UQ Ventures ilab Accelerator participants have had the pleasure of pondering.

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  • 'Contact' catches up with UQ graduate Laura Johansen from her Californian home to learn how she became the personal photographer for 'Mary Poppins' star Dick Van Dyke.
  • There's a resurgence of the great Australian road trip, but it's a new generation of happy campers who are hitting the highway. Contact speaks to the UQ experts about the latest off-track travel trend.
  • As the global population continues to grow, our farms must produce more than ever. But we also know that human activity – including agriculture – is changing our climate, and we need to take action. So, how can we produce more without further damaging to the planet?
  • In the lead-up to Women's Entrepreneurship Day, UQ Ventures spoke with four female founders to discuss the barriers and challenges they've overcome while working in a male-dominated sector.
  • The ‘blue ocean’ between banks and payday lenders is proving to be a golden pond for Brisbane-based personal lender Jacaranda Finance.
  • Claire Ashman spent 36 years cut off from the outside world in two repressive religious sects, following a strict form of Tridentine Catholicism. It was only by interrogating the status quo that she was able forge a new life for herself and her eight children.
  • VIDEO: Find out how a UQ degree set Dave Donaghy on his path to leading one of Australia's biggest sports brands.
  • It's a blooming beautiful time of the year at UQ. Enjoy these stunning snaps showcasing our historic Jacaranda trees.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?

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  • When Laura Stokes became the youngest person accepted into UQ's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 2014, she knew her studies would give her the tools overcome the challenges of being a woman in business.
  • What are they? How do they work? Are they here to stay? And are they bad for the environment?
  • 'Contact' speaks to young UQ experts to gather their tips on how to approach your next networking event.
  • On Wednesday 26 May, just after 9pm, look to the east. If the skies are clear, you will see the moon bathed in red. Dubbed the ‘blood super moon eclipse’, the first lunar eclipse of 2021 is more than just a visual spectacle.
  • Top execs share their stories of imposter syndrome and how they overcame it.
  • On 17 May each year, LGBTIAQ+ communities and their allies celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
  • An exhibition showcasing the persecution and murder of hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled patients by medical practitioners and nurses in Nazi Germany has been brought to Brisbane by several academics from The University of Queensland.
  • UQ experts have joined forces on a project to make widespread reform in Australian law in areas such as espionage, whistleblowing, shield laws and free speech as they affect the media.
  • Millions of people have learnt how to cook the perfect feta and tomato pasta on TikTok. They’ve also learnt how to tie their T-shirts into five different wearable designs, renovate their living room and the trick to sealing a loaf of bread. Are people really turning to TikTok to learn? And if they are, should you be too?

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  • 'Scientist. Journalist. Innovator.' That’s how science communicator and all-round passionate advocate for the natural world Kirsten Slemint (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Journalism ’19) describes herself.
  • Learn about the dedicated UQ students volunteering with the Pro Bono Centre at the frontline of domestic and family violence law reform.
  • UQ has paid tribute to Emeritus Professor Dr Mary Mahoney AO, a long-serving UQ Senator and first woman to hold the position of Deputy Chancellor.
  • Whether looking for a place to sit or a light to read under, UQ features outdoor furniture and interior light fittings that incorporate unique recycled materials.
  • While we may not all be able to get together on campus to celebrate Wear It Purple Day again this year, UQ encourages all alumni, staff and students to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community – no matter where you are.
  • Daryl Mears has had enough of gardening. It’s a fair admission for a man who has devoted his life to preserving and protecting one of Australia’s finest gardens and along with it, the legacy of the Darling Downs couple who created the horticultural prize more than 90 years ago.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at the marvellous murals on the walls of particular buildings.
  • UQ PhD student Hannah Allan would like to help unite contemporary science with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural understanding and traditional knowledges, for effective and holistic management of Country.
  • UQ science lecturer Jim Walker says the best way to achieve a national collective database describing the health of Australia’s regional and remote ecosystems is to work alongside Indigenous peoples.

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