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 A year at a glance

A year at a glance

2014 is shaping up as Macquarie’s biggest ever: it is our 50th anniversary and a range of events and activities will be held throughout the year to mark our Jubilee. “We invite all of our alumni to get involved in the celebrations,” says Bruce Mortimer, Director Alumni Relations. “You can help celebrate our past by sharing your stories and images as part of the 50 Stories of Macquarie p...

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 Macquarie alumna helps demystify the therapy experience

Macquarie alumna helps demystify the therapy experience

Psychoanalysis has moved a long way from the techniques of Freud. These changes are seldom disseminated to the wider community and are frequently misunderstood, even by university scholars, psychologists and students of psychology. A new book by distinguished Macquarie alumna psychologist Dianna Kenny aims to change that. She has written more than two hundred publications and her new...

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 New Alumni Relations Director has big plans

New Alumni Relations Director has big plans

Macquarie has a new Director of Alumni Relations, Bruce Mortimer. He joined the university in mid-October, and brings more than a decade’s experience managing alumni programs at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University. Professor David Wilkinson has brought him on board with a mandate to make Macquarie’s alumni program truly world class. “We would like to extend our alum...

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 Vale Nina Jin Zhou

Vale Nina Jin Zhou

Nina was a Macquarie University graduate (Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Master of Applied Statistics) who made a significant contribution to the Macquarie community through her work with the Macquarie Transition Program, as a part of the refugee tutoring initiative and as president of the Macquarie University Computing Society (MUCS). She worked for th...

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 Harnessing the healing power of thinking positively

Harnessing the healing power of thinking positively

Paul Kraus was one of Macquarie’s first graduates, attending the new university when many of its other students were mothers who’d returned to study after raising families, Catholic brothers and nuns and, like him, people who'd been in the workforce. “When I learned I had been accepted I was thrilled at the prospect, when for so long I felt a university education was a glittering priz...

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 Award season

Award season

It might not be the bright lights of Hollywood, or feature the paparazzi or a red carpet that runs for miles. But to us, awards for academic achievement or community work deserve a brighter spotlight. And this year, the light shone on a number of our extended Macquarie family as they were acknowledged across a variety of awards. Alumnus Dr Philip Foreman AM was selected in this year’s Aus...