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UNIVERSITY NEWS
 Take your studies further

Take your studies further

As we reported previously, one of the standout findings in the 2014 Alumni Survey was the level of interest many of you have in further study. At Macquarie, we have a range of postgraduate degrees and short courses that will help you build on your existing skills and develop the knowledge you seek, in the comfort of a familiar, welcoming environment. So if you’d like to reconnect with old fr...

FEATURES
 Change your life with postgraduate study

Change your life with postgraduate study

  Postgraduate study can help you broaden your career options, open doors to more financial security, professional success and valuable business connections, while fitting around your busy life. Whether you want to study full-time or part-time, need to fit your studies around kids or a busy social life, Macquarie has a range of postgraduate study options to help you develop the balance...

RESEARCH
 Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Embalming study ‘rewrites’ key chapter in Egyptian history

Macquarie researchers have discovered new evidence to suggest that mummification started in ancient Egypt 1500 years earlier than previously thought. Traditional theories on ancient Egyptian mummification suggest that in prehistory — the Late Neolithic and Predynastic periods between c. 4500 and 3100 B.C. — bodies were desiccated naturally through the action of the hot, dry desert sand....

UNIVERSITY NEWS
 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 ...

UNIVERSITY NEWS
 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...

UNIVERSITY NEWS
 Exciting new facilities open on campus

Exciting new facilities open on campus

Macquarie has recently unveiled innovative learning spaces that promise to transform students’ experience of university life, from the way they study, to the way news is produced. Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE) The old library has been transformed with the opening of MUSE, a new social learning space custom-designed to give students a place where the boisterous, social ...