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Children of the revolution

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  • Australia’s renewable energy research capacity has been boosted with the completion of the UQ Warwick Solar Farm in 2020. UQ students are also gaining valuable experience that will help Queensland reach its renewable energy targets by 2030.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of '11 Decades in 11 weeks at UQ'.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of '11 Decades in 11 weeks at UQ'.
  • Wear It Purple was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers.
  • $125m Warwick Solar Farm powers UQ to 100 per cent renewable.
  • UQ graduate and journalist Andrew Kidd Fraser reflects on his time at university during a period of political change, and tells why UQ was still the place to be as Brisbane fought to shake itself from its dull slumber.
  • Contact heads to the archives to bring you the best images from the past 110 years. This week, we look back on 1990–2000.

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  • Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO reflects on 2020, the response of the UQ community to COVID-19, and the role of universities in pandemic recovery.
  • The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, with the impacts expected to last well into 2021 and beyond. Professor Shaun Bond, UQ’s Frank Finn Professor of Finance, considers some specific steps.
  • UQ graduate Elliot Stein analyses what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for Australia.
  • Less than a week out from the US election, the world is waiting for an outcome that will have huge ramifications both in the US and across the globe.
  • With this year’s turbulent onset of COVID-19, we are reminded that life can change suddenly, along with assumptions about ‘jobs of the future’ or what constitutes a ‘safe’ career.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate and journalist Andrew Kidd Fraser reflects on his long career in print and sheds light on what he believes we can expect for the future of print media.
  • Queenslanders will vote in a state election on 31 October. In the midst of a global pandemic, it will be a campaign like never before.

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