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 Pioneers of the wired world

Pioneers of the wired world

These days we take Wi-Fi for granted, but 20 years ago any thoughts of linking computers wirelessly were largely theoretical. A determined and hardworking team of researchers at Macquarie University and CSIRO helped turned Wi-Fi into a reality. In the early 1990s, Dr David Skellern, then head of Macquarie’s Department of Electronics, joined forces with CSIRO and Dr Neil Weste, a professor...

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 Resilience – the key to coping with emotional distress

Resilience – the key to coping with emotional distress

Helping people handle stress, deal with change and bounce back from failure is becoming increasingly common everywhere from the military to banks, the sports field – and schools. “All psychology is basically about resilience,” says Professor Ron Rapee, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Emotional Health (CEH). “Being able to man...

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 In the workplace, it’s about control

In the workplace, it’s about control

While researching and developing ways to help people become more emotionally resilient is an evolving, increasingly significant area of scientific enquiry, bringing resilience training into the world of work can be problematic, according to Professor Robert Spillane, Professor and past Director of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Trained in psychology and a teacher of philo...

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 Narcissist CEOs not necessarily good for business

Narcissist CEOs not necessarily good for business

Cutting-edge research led by Macquarie Graduate School of Management Dean Alex Frino and colleagues about the impact of narcissistic leadership traits on corporate performance is continuing to attract media attention both in Australia and around the world. Their research, which uses natural language technology to identify narcissism, as well as other personality traits, by analysing CEO’s ver...

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 New postgraduate law degree opens doors in Australia and internationally

New postgraduate law degree opens doors in Australia and internationally

As the new academic year begins, Macquarie’s first Juris Doctor (JD) students are about to commence their studies. Continuing the School's tradition of providing interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of law, the JD program will develop students' understanding of the Australian legal system, including corporate and commercial law, environmental law, perspectives on international law, and so...

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 Big History gets even bigger

Big History gets even bigger

Big History’s potential for it to be a major turning point in modern education will be the focus when educators, scholars and policy makers as well as multimedia and technology innovators come together at the inaugural Big History and the Future of Education conference. Big History is the brainchild of Macquarie’s Professor David Christian, who developed the concept in 1989 as a way to ...