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UQ's biggest Swiftie explains the Eras Tour

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UQ's biggest Swiftie explains the Eras Tour

  • At just 10 years old, Elijah Richardson has made some serious waves in ocean conservation. Here at UQ, we were thrilled to hear that Elijah was recently interviewed for the ABC television series, War On Waste.
  • 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.
  • Ahead of the International Blind Sport Federation World Games in Birmingham this month, Contact sat down with UQ student Sidney Whipp to find out how he’s balancing first-year studies and representing Australia in goalball – with his best friend Quarry by his side.
  • Professor Victor Nurcombe has dedicated his professional life to understanding and improving repair processes within the human body. In a cruel twist, the pioneer stem-cell researcher now finds himself on the other end of the science as he undergoes treatment for terminal bone-marrow cancer. 'Contact' caught up with Professor Nurcombe as he reflects on his esteemed career and the remarkable UQ family legacy that paved the way before him.
  • Robin Levison CA FAICD has been a bright light in the business world for many years. But his latest venture will see him propelled even closer to the heavens – the Moon and Mars, actually.
  • UQ's award-winning publishing house, University of Queensland Press, has launched a new series showcasing classics of Indigenous Australian literature. We took a closer look at the new series, and why you should add these 8 beautiful new editions to your bedside stack.
  • Meet the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger and UQ graduate walking the Thin Green Line in honour of fallen rangers.
  • 'Contact' delves into the fascinating world of memory with Professor Frederic Meunier from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute to debunk common myths surrounding this complex cognitive process, and find out what the science has to say about memory-boosting trends.
  • Welcome to The Real YouQ, the latest 'Contact' Q&A series offering a glimpse into the real lives of members of the UQ community. In this edition, we meet celebrated TEDx speaker, author and cult survivor Claire Ashman.

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  • The University of Queensland is set to take a second-generation molecular clamp vaccine to a proof-of-concept human trial.
  • Get out on the water with UQ researchers as they aim learn more about the hearing ranges of humpback whales.
  • As he transitions into retirement, UQ has recognised Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer's outstanding contribution to society by renaming the UQ Diamantina Institute in his honour.
  • 'Contact' sat down with the research assistants who are paving the way for future generations around the world by exploring the quality of life of Gen Z’s with Down syndrome.
  • The recent collapse of the soft plastics recycling scheme is further proof that plastic recycling is a broken system. Australia cannot achieve its new target if the focus is on the collection, recycling and disposal alone.
  • 'Contact' spoke to UQ experts to better understand how certain people behave when dating online and why it's important to address the outdated stereotypes of what constitutes consent – both online and in person.
  • Even if you weren't one of the 9 million Australian's caught up in the recent Optus data leak, Dr Brendan Walker-Munro and Professor Ryan Ko explain why you should be more vigilant than ever before.
  • Ten years after establishing the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, scientists like Professor Jürgen Götz and his team are working to stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks using ultrasound technology.
  • Each year, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Rural Women – acknowledging the integral role rural women and girls play in society. In honour of the day, 'Contact' is revisiting the stories of some of UQ’s remarkable rural women.

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  • After 11 years of juggling the demands of an elite sporting career with study, Queensland Firebird Gabi Simpson has been acknowledged for her hard work and success, graduating from The University of Queensland as valedictorian.
  • This year marks the 125-year commemoration of UQ’s Gatton campus, including its long and storied history as the Queensland Agricultural College (QAC) before amalgamating with UQ in 1990.
  • Hundreds of UQ community members attended dozens of events across the University during National Reconciliation Week, from 27 May to 3 June. Together, they celebrated the 2022 theme: Be Brave. Make Change.
  • UQ has recently launched an Indigenous Design Framework to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design values on UQ campuses, to better recognise and celebrate Indigenous connections and support.
  • Celebrating almost 30 years of the Philip Dimmock Memorial Bursary at UQ
  • Siblings share Young Achievers Program journey to study at UQ.
  • UQ is currently ranked #2 in the world for sports-related subjects, a testament to our world-class sport facilities, research and training. But what is the definition of ‘sport’? You may be surprised at some of the more unusual activities on offer at and around the University.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of 'UQ by design', a 12-part Contact series celebrating the beauty and abundance of UQ's cultural assets. In this final episode, we look at UQ's stunning signage and some other decorative features of interest.
  • The life of a donated book is a curious one. The annual UQ Alumni Book Fair is a community favourite for local book lovers, but what exactly is the process that books go through before they make it to the sales floor?

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