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How Bridgerton keeps us pining for more

  • Professor Glenn King, from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation – a $250,000 recognition of his pioneering work.
  • Brisbane Broncos superstar Pat Carrigan will become the first UQ student or alum to play in an NRL grand final when his side lines up against the Penrith Panthers on Sunday. To celebrate, 'Contact' looks back on Carrigan’s most memorable games of 2023 in this special photo tribute.
  • UQ experts are here to help you understand why a Voice to Parliament has been proposed, what will change about Australia’s Constitution if it succeeds, and what your referendum vote will mean on October 14.
  • Phoebe Robinson lives 2 very different lives. During the day, she’s a Bachelor of Agribusiness student, gaining hands-on experience at UQ’s Gatton campus. But before that day starts, she’s pushing her body to its limits on the Brisbane River as she edges closer to her goal of representing Australia at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
  • How much misinformation have you been sleeping on when it comes to how to get a proper night’s rest? UQ Mythbusters is back and here to help you separate fact from fiction with the help of sleep science expert Professor Bruno van Swinderen from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).
  • Welcome to UQ Diaries, an anonymous 'Contact' magazine series that dives into the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. In September, we asked our UQ alumni if having a work-life balance is possible. Check out their responses!
  • The Bureau of Meteorology has declared that Australia is now in the grip of an El Niño climate pattern. 'Contact' spoke to Bureau of Meteorology CEO Dr Andrew Johnson to help you understand what El Niño means and what Australians should expect for the summer ahead.
  • UQ has achieved great success at both the 2023 Australian Institute of Architects Awards and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.
  • UQ's Associate Professor Remi Ayoko suggests that office noise increases the likelihood of people wanting to reclaim personal space through territorial behaviours such as displaying potted plants, photos or sports memorabilia.

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  • '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.
  • Among the many questions raised by the Optus data leak is why the company was storing so much personal information for so long. UQ Senior Research Fellow Dr Brendan Walker-Munro explains.
  • By 2050, experts predict that climate change could kill off the 2 main coffee varieties we drink daily while also jeopardising 60 per cent of the planet’s 124 wild coffee plants.
  • E-scooters offer commuters and tourists a way to cover shorter distances quickly – and without breaking a sweat. But one question previously unanswered is: what about the weather? If the skies open, do e-scooter users switch to cars or public transport? What about intense summer heat? 

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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Besides the many 'people' statues, UQ campuses host several other sculptural works of significance.
  • 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.
  • This International Women’s Day, UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO reflects on a major roadblock in achieving true gender equity: the persisting biases around gender roles, and in particular, that child-rearing is predominantly a woman’s responsibility.
  • Every year on 8 March, communities around the world celebrate International Women's Day (IWD). At UQ, we are incredibly proud of our brilliant, resilient, intelligent and inspiring women – students, staff, alumni, and in our broader community. Listen to or read a selection of the many stories from UQ women, and learn about some of the many UQ initiatives that support women's progress in their professional and personal lives.
  • Cairngorm House, a ‘Queenslander’ older than UQ itself, has played a formative role as factory, family home and Alumni Friends’ base during 120 years at Walcott Street, St Lucia.
  • Sometimes, the best love stories begin in unexpected places. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of the alumni who found love at UQ.
  • From world news and expert opinion to feel-good community stories and alumni success, there’s plenty to gain from reading Contact’s 10 most-read stories of 2021.

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