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 What’s next for Macquarie?

What’s next for Macquarie?

Macquarie’s tradition of doing things differently over the past 50 years has created an impressive legacy of inspiring discoveries. Since 1964, we have been doing some seemingly weird, and certainly wonderful things. We’ve helped fit stilts to tiny desert ants to create an ‘ant odometer’, revealing how they measure distance and ultimately how they navigate. We’re part of an intern...

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 Learning circle opens

Learning circle opens

In July a ‘learning circle’ was unveiled to honour our long-standing relationship with the Darug people, the traditional occupants of the lands on which Macquarie is built, and to pay respects to the elders both past and present. Hosted by the Department of Indigenous Studies (Warawara), the launch event saw Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton joined by members of the Darug nation ...

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 Macquarie’s Professor Lesley Hughes wins Eureka Prize

Macquarie’s Professor Lesley Hughes wins Eureka Prize

Professor Lesley Hughes. Photo by Chris StaceyMacquarie University climate change scientist Professor Lesley Hughes has won the 2014 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. Professor Hughes has been researching and communicating the science of climate change for more than 20 years. She was appointed commissioner of the independent gover...

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 Macquarie at 50, Augustus at 2000

Macquarie at 50, Augustus at 2000

Macquarie may be celebrating a milestone this year, but recently Ancient History staff took the opportunity to commemorate another occasion: 2000 years since the death of Augustus Caesar. The Faculty of Arts launched their Jubilee event season with the lecture: Macquarie at 50, Augustus at 2000 in mid-August. The driving force of this event – Associate Professor Thomas Hillard and the Dep...

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 Leave your mark

Leave your mark

In our Jubilee year, Macquarie is offering you the unique opportunity to leave your mark on the university by having your name – or the name of a loved one – immortalised on a plaque in the Macquarie Theatre. Hundreds of students wander in and out of the Macquarie Theatre each week and with a donation of just $500, your contribution to the life of the University will be recognised with ...

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 Walking down memory lane

Walking down memory lane

The Jubilee celebrations have given staff and former students a chance to explore the history and discover new things about the University they thought they knew so well. Take the University’s main walkway through campus. At almost one kilometre long, it is affectionately known as ‘Wally’s Walk’, and was named as a tribute to Dr Walter V Abraham, Macquarie University’s Architect P...