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UQ athletes chase Commonwealth Games glory

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UQ athletes chase Commonwealth Games glory

  • 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.
  • After saving millions lives around the world from cervical cancer, the UQ inventors of the HPV vaccine are investing in the next generation of researchers to fuel future discoveries.
  • Read more books, spend less money. Exercise more often, order Uber Eats less regularly. Decrease screen time, increase family time. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, you’re less than 8 percent likely to stick to it...
  • In this instalment of 'UQ by design', we look at some of the interesting pieces that are 'here today, gone tomorrow' – literally popping out of nowhere.
  • Each year, UQ recognises exceptional individuals in our community through Honorary Awards, including Honorary Doctorates and UQ Fellowships.
  • Occupy your curious child’s mind this summer with these easy science experiments from UQ research institutes.
  • The silly season is upon us, and in preparation for the celebrations to come, 'Contact' asked members of the UQ community to share their favourite festive recipes and the stories behind them.
  • Listen to the most engaging and inspiring stories from across the UQ community while you're on the go.
  • 'Contact' catches up with UQ graduate Laura Johansen from her Californian home to learn how she became the personal photographer for 'Mary Poppins' star Dick Van Dyke.

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  • At a time when the world is facing more uncertainty than ever, Contact stepped into the studio with professional artist and UQ PhD student Georgina Hooper to reflect on her mindful art practice and ask how to use art for enlightenment.
  • A champion for professional sportswomen and a pioneer for healthcare reform are among members of The University of Queensland community recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Aboriginal Fulbright Scholar Graham Akhurst has been energised by witnessing a pivotal time in America’s history firsthand.
  • From the bakery to the ballet and back. UQ graduate has turned – or is that pirouetted? – full circle and has written a book about her hometown of Warwick, called 'Earning a crust'.
  • Recently retired Queensland Court of Appeal judge the Honourable Anthe Philippides believes the arts are absolutely vital for humanity – they bring us joy, they make us think, and they can help us understand the views of others in ways we may never otherwise consider.
  • When Laura Stokes became the youngest person accepted into UQ's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 2014, she knew her studies would give her the tools overcome the challenges of being a woman in business.
  • In the year the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the international travel industry, stepping up to helm a travel insurance company was no smooth sailing. But UQ graduate Cara Morton has always been one to take on a challenge.
  • The UQ graduate who turned a veterinary science degree into a business empire.
  • The University of Queensland pays tribute to one of the most influential figures in the history of the University and the State, the Honourable Sir Llew Edwards AC.

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  • 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.
  • Watershed moments – where passion and outcry finally boil over into social change – always generate strong debate at the time, but ultimately shape the course of world history.

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