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  • 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.
  • Lacking inspiration for the perfect gift for that someone special in your life? Never fear, the 'Contact' gift guide is here!
  • '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.
  • As the US – and the world – comes to terms with the prospect of a second presidential term by Donald Trump, 'Contact' sat down with UQ experts to analyse the midterms results and Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.
  • Several Australian Commonwealth Games representatives are among 19 student-athletes recognised for their sporting achievements as UQ celebrates 110 years of the UQ Blues Awards.
  • UQ graduate Ashley Hanger wanted to lighten the load for her partner and ended up founding a diabetes supply enterprise, Stripped Supply.
  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.
  • '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to UQ experts to better understand how certain people behave when dating online and why it's important to address the outdated stereotypes of what constitutes consent – both online and in person.

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  • 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? 
  • Contact asked experts from across UQ about why certain diseases – like monkeypox attract stigma, what impact this stigma has on various communities, and what we can do to stop it?
  • Australia is bracing for another wet spring and summer, but it’s not just the landscape and catchment areas that will struggle to cope with 1 million Australian households already facing extreme levels of insurance stress.
  • UQ staff members share their inspiring and, at times, distressing stories of living with ADHD, and how they have learned to embrace the challenges and positives in their adult lives.
  • After 40 years as an archaeologist, Professor Marshall Weisler has a treasure trove of stories from the field – from life on an uninhabited island to discovering the longest ocean voyage in prehistory.
  • It’s been dubbed “quiet quitting”; a concept that encourages people to stop going above and beyond for their employers and instead do the bare minimum at work for the sake of their mental health. But how healthy is such an approach to work, and what else can people do to ensure they find balance in their lives?
  • The recently announced mandate of phasing out fossil fuel vehicle sales in the ACT by 2035 is certainly a welcome decision, and it is hoped that other states and territories – like Queensland – will follow its lead.
  • Dr Gilbert Price is part of a long line of UQ researchers who have hunted for megafauna fossils near the rural Queensland town of Chinchilla, some of which are over 3.5 million years old!

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  • UQ conferred 5400 students in July, including students who were unable to attend graduation ceremonies in 2020 and 2021. Get to know some of UQ's outstanding mid-year graduates.
  • 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.

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  • The recently announced mandate of phasing out fossil fuel vehicle sales in the ACT by 2035 is certainly a welcome decision, and it is hoped that other states and territories – like Queensland – will follow its lead.
  • To celebrate the launch of The Queensland Commitment, 'Contact' spoke to Queenslanders across all stages of their educational journey about what their education and their state means to them.
  • 'Contact' sits down with UQ alum and journalist Rhianna Patrick, who is a driving force for Indigenous reporting and representation.
  • Around the world and in Australia, parents and teachers are alarmed about increasing youth vaping and e-cigarette use. News and media stories have labelled it as the ‘vaping epidemic’ that creates a cohort of nicotine-addicted youth. So, what do we know from the research so far?
  • Tourists travelling to Bali have been warned to avoid farm stays and traditional Balinese cooking classes, as authorities ready for a possible incursion of foot and mouth disease in Australia.
  • A research team is exploring the viability of a four-day work week following the success of trials in Europe. UQ's Professor John Quiggin discusses the factors that could turn this proposal into a reality.
  • There have been almost 300 mass shootings in the US this year, and many Australians have watched on asking the same old questions: why do some Americans feel so strongly about guns? Has anything changed? And how can the United States remain so divided about the path forward?
  • At our ChangeMakers event on 16 May – Leading through uncertainty in 2022 – we asked our expert UQ alumni about how uncertainty has affected leadership: what is most challenging and how can you navigate it? What do people expect and need from leaders in turbulent times? And how can leaders benefit from disruption and uncertainty?
  • Effie Zahos discusses three things you need to think about before you take advantage of the government's home deposit schemes – plus how the Budget’s pre-election sweeteners affect you.

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  • In this instalment of 'UQ by design', we look at our magnificent museums, located across each campus. The University is home to several museums, of both historical and artistic significance, where you can while away an hour or a day.
  • It's a blooming beautiful time of the year at UQ. Enjoy these stunning snaps showcasing our historic Jacaranda trees.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?
  • How we see light can bring great joy in life, whether looking through a stained-glass window, watching a colourfully illuminated building at night – or even crossing the road.
  • Whether looking for a place to sit or a light to read under, UQ features outdoor furniture and interior light fittings that incorporate unique recycled materials.
  • After acting in stage shows like 'The Lion King' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', UQ PhD candidate Tim Richards has returned to his first love – dinosaurs – and has helped identify a major discovery in process.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at the marvellous murals on the walls of particular buildings.
  • From living with baboons in Ethiopia to surviving an encounter with polar bears in Canada. Find out how a chance meeting with Sir David Attenborough forever changed the life of UQ science graduate Dr Chadden Hunter.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at the sandstone carvings 'hiding in plain sight' around the Great Court at UQ St Lucia.

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