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Tales from a cult survivor

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Tales from a cult survivor

  • 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.
  • When Telegraph journalist F.J. Bryan penned a letter to the University of Queensland (UQ) Senate proposing “a scheme for the higher education of journalists”, little did he know it was the beginning of a long legacy of Australian journalism.
  • The Commissioners have labelled it a “shocking tale of neglect” in a “cruel and harmful system”. 'Contact' speaks to UQ experts to discuss the key findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, what’s missing, and what needs to be done next.
  • UQ experts have joined forces on a project to make widespread reform in Australian law in areas such as espionage, whistleblowing, shield laws and free speech as they affect the media.
  • Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing student Sebastian Kirkpatrick shares his first-hand experience working as an intern for the UQ Alumni Book Fair and describes how volunteers like him are breathing new life into rare books.
  • Join award-winning journalists and UQ graduates Marian Wilkinson and Tegan Taylor, as they lift the curtain on climate-change politics and discuss how quality science reporting can play a role in helping Australia reach its emission targets.
  • Millions of people have learnt how to cook the perfect feta and tomato pasta on TikTok. They’ve also learnt how to tie their T-shirts into five different wearable designs, renovate their living room and the trick to sealing a loaf of bread. Are people really turning to TikTok to learn? And if they are, should you be too?
  • Nurses were not warriors – they were caregivers. But they too suffered trauma as a result of their service. And, like the men they devoted themselves to, they were worn down and in some cases shattered by the horrors they witnessed.
  • VIDEO: 'Contact' speaks to UQ Archivist Bruce Ibsen about his role in finding missing names from UQ Roll of Honour plaques and why it’s important to always remember the sacrifices made by soldiers who had so much to live for.

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  • In the lead-up to Women's Entrepreneurship Day, UQ Ventures' Ruby Wallace spoke with three UQ female founders to discuss their successes and share their advice on how to break into the entrepreneurship space.
  • In most parts of the world, lions ­are revered for their strength and majestic beauty. But in Africa, where they roam free, the so-called 'king of the jungle' is regarded more as a nuisance than a national treasure.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate Professor Megan Davis (Bachelor of Arts ’97; Bachelor of Laws ‘99) has dedicated her career to achieving constitutional reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For poet Ellen van Neerven, their second collection, Throat, was the opportunity to be entirely fearless in their storytelling.
  • Conductor calls on UQ ties to compose plan for residency scholarship.

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