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Why the Taliban won Afghanistan,
and why they won’t hold it

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Why the Taliban won Afghanistan, and why they won’t hold it

  • VIDEO: Watch as four UQ Chess Club members take on UQ’s own international chess grandmaster Dr David Smerdon, while grilling him on the secrets to his success.
  • 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.
  • More than a year into the pandemic, UQ experts check in on the state of the employment sector.
  • Find out how UQ is taking action during National Reconciliation Week, and read about many of UQ’s inspiring Indigenous graduates, staff and students.
  • 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 sentinel statues dotted across the campuses to honour significant people in history.
  • 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).
  • UQ student Chelsea Morrigan reflects on how transphobia – both from the world around her, and from within herself – shaped her identity on her journey to transition.
  • 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.

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