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 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Jennifer Star and Shaun Star

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Jennifer Star and Shaun Star

CATEGORY: RISING STARS Distinguished alumni Jennifer (Jen) and Shaun Star, who met at Macquarie, are a force for good in the world. They are often reverently referred to as a ‘powerhouse couple’ but ‘rising stars’ reflects their alumni award, their surname and their aspirations to help others. Jen lives in Delhi, India, and runs Tara.Ed, a not-for-profit organisation that promote...

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 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Dr Abigail Allwood

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Dr Abigail Allwood

CATEGORY: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Is there life on Mars? It’s a question many ponder, but few are qualified or engaged to answer this timeless question. That is, unless you are Dr Abigail Allwood, first female and one of seven principal science investigators to lead NASA’s next mission to Mars, scheduled for 2020. She will also be the first Australian to lead a NASA team searching for si...

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 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Liz Ellis AO

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Liz Ellis AO

CATEGORY: SPORT Liz Ellis’ reputation as one of Australia’s greatest netball players often precedes her academic achievements and other interests. You may not know that she has a double major in Ancient History and Politics – and is a history buff. “I still love it”, Ellis says. A happy pastime and relic from her time as a student is devouring history books and downloading podc...

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 The heart of business

The heart of business

Australia’s infatuation with start-up culture is at an all-time high. Last year 20,000 new small businesses were created in New South Wales alone. And according to the latest annual Startup Muster survey, of the 1500 ‘approximately’ new business founders interviewed, 70 per cent were based in co-working spaces. And this, according to Mara, is where the problem lies. The stereotypica...

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 Alumni Authors

Alumni Authors

Welcome to the MQ Matters series showcasing the books and articles written by Macquarie alumni to add to your reading stacks. From fiction, biographies, non-fiction, children’s literature or articles, Macquarie alumni are researching, writing and publishing thought-provoking, insightful and entertaining books to enjoy and share. If you have a book or article to share with your Macquari...

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 More Databases and Journal Access for Alumni at the MQ Library

More Databases and Journal Access for Alumni at the MQ Library

The Macquarie University Library has expanded its suite of databases, journals, ebooks and borrowing rights to alumni. Alumni membership to the Macquarie Library continues to be ‘free for life’ and alumni can now access 42 databases across 20 platforms. These provide alumni with over 19 000, 5 000 ebooks and 7 000 videos. Additionally, alumni can now access over 350,000 other documents,...