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How Bridgerton keeps us pining for more

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How Bridgerton keeps us pining for more

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  • Twenty fours years since the release of the ever-timely book Sister Girl, its author, Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, and editor, Associate Professor Sandra Phillips, reflect on identity and reconciliation ahead of the book’s relaunch this month.
  • Read more books, spend less money. Exercise more often, order Uber Eats less regularly. Decrease screen time, increase family time. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, you’re less than 8 percent likely to stick to it...
  • UQ's vision is to become a global leader in disability inclusion. Contact spoke with Accessibility and Learning Support Assistant Manager Leonie Meyn about her job to ensure that all users – whatever their ability – can access the Library’s full range of facilities and resources.
  • Exploring the environmental benefits of plant-based eating, plus a UQ dietician shares their top tips for eating green.
  • Emeritus Professor Roland 'Roly' Sussex weighs in on Oxford English Dictionary's Word Of The Year or “WOTY” for 2021 – “vax”.
  • Meet the innovative UQ lecturer helping students learn business management in less than 60 seconds.
  • Meet the UQ lecturer teaching students to develop mobile applications to help those in need.
  • 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.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?

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  • In this edition of The Real YouQ, we catch up with UQ's very own Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AC, who was named as a Companion of the Order of Australia in this year's Australia Day Honours list and whose tenure as UQ's Vice-Chancellor has been extended for 5 years. 
  • As the UQ Hockey Club prepares to celebrate 100 years of men’s hockey at UQ, Division 1 women’s captain and Queensland and Australian representative Morgan Gallagher caught up with club legend and Hockey Australia Hall of Famer Don McWatters to reflect on the club’s proud history.
  • We're back with another edition of Love at UQ. From bench seats in Forgan Smith, to years spent on Heron Island, join us as we celebrate the special bonds that university life creates.
  • UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and leading criminologist and educator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle are among the UQ community recognised with 2024 Australia Day Honours.
  • In this edition of The Real YouQ, we catch up with UQ alum and Brisbane Lions AFLW star Natalie Grider, fresh off the back of celebrating the club’s second AFLW premiership last month.
  • This year marks the 10th anniversary of InspireU, which brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across the state to UQ's St Lucia campus in Brisbane for week-long camps. 'Contact' asked previous InspireU participants about their experiences, and how the program has impacted their lives.
  • The University of Queensland has recognised renowned ballet dancer and author, Li Cunxin AO, and pioneering chemical engineer, Katherine Hirschfeld AM, with Honorary Doctorates during UQ’s 2023 end-of-year graduations.
  • From 'Barbie' to 'Bluey' to arguments over daylight saving, take a look back at the year that was as 'Contact' revisits the top 10 most-read articles of 2023.
  • To celebrate 110 years working, learning, researching and engaging in the regions, 'Contact' takes a look back at UQ's rich history across Queensland.

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  • The latest UQ Talks panel discuss the fundamentals of why our brains make the decisions they do and offer insights into how to make better choices.
  • Meet the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger and UQ graduate walking the Thin Green Line in honour of fallen rangers.
  • How does it feel to have no home? What does it look like from ‘outside the inside’? And how do people cope? Engage with how housing instability impacts health and wellbeing, from the point of view of those actually living it in Brisbane, at Health Home Hope – a photographic exhibition on housing instability and health.
  • For as long as she can remember, Emerald Gaydon has set her eyes on the stars on her quest to become an astronaut. On a recent adventure to the Himalayas, she felt so close she could almost touch them.
  • Did you know there are over 20,700 different bee species in the world? UQ’s resident bee expert Dr Tobias Smith shares his top 7 most interesting facts about bees to help inform the public about the role the hard-working pollinators play in our delicate ecosystem.
  • Thanks to a recent gift of several photo albums to the Fryer Library by his widow Nina, Bruce Green's contribution to UQ can be remembered now and into the future.
  • As UQ prepares for the annual Alumni Book Fair and Rare Book Auction, 'Contact' stumbled upon some centuries-old cookbooks and decided to recreate some classic recipes. Do these delicacies still hold up today? We’ve got the scoop.
  • Gloria, a beloved pet green tree python, bit off more than she could chew and ingested a puppy pee pad along with her dinner. Luckily, her owners noticed something was amiss, and took the snake to the UQ VETS clinic at Gatton for treatment.
  • UQ alum Brett Clark has put his body and life on the line to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents. Contact spoke to Clark about his dice with frostbite in Antarctica, his narrow escape from injury during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the personal motivation driving his quest.

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