Arts & culture

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 Macquarie’s Rebecca Greensill writes for Home and Away

Macquarie’s Rebecca Greensill writes for Home and Away

Creative writing graduate Rebecca Greensill says she is living her dream as a script editor on Channel Seven’s Home and Away. She started with the Seven Network almost three years ago, and worked her way up the script department. Her first ever Home and Away episode aired on 14 May 2014 "Once I got my foot in the door, I just did whatever it took to keep it there,” she says. “I work...

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 Art Gallery exhibition wins prestigious award

Art Gallery exhibition wins prestigious award

Macquarie University's Art Gallery won a prestigious MAGNA (Museums and Galleries National Award) at the Museums Australia National Conference in May. The award was given in the temporary/travelling exhibition category for the Art Gallery's Affinities: 7 Museums, 50 objects exhibition, and beat competition from the War Memorial and National Gallery. The MAGNAs recognise excellent work natio...

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2014 Queens Birthday Honours

Companion of the Order of Australia Dr Megan Clark AC For eminent service to scientific research and development through fostering innovation, to science administration through strategic leadership roles, and to the development of public policy for technological sciences. The Honourable Barry Jones AC For eminent service to the community as a leading intellectual in Australian public life, t...

RESEARCH
 New insight into history

New insight into history

Sometimes scientific breakthroughs are the result of happy accidents or chance encounters. At a chance meeting between Dr John Magnussen, Professor of Radiology at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, and Roman pottery expert Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark, an Early Career Fellow at Macquarie’s Department of Ancient History, she lamented that analysing the composition of pottery samples us...

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 Dragon footprints

Dragon footprints

The Honourable Helen Sham Ho, OAM, Macquarie University Patron, alumna, and the first Chinese-born Parliamentarian features in a new video series exploring the contributions made to multicultural Australia by Chinese Australians. Chinese Australians have contributed to the fabric of Australian society since the early gold rush days, and their stories reflect one of Australia’s most signif...

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 Does culture matter?

Does culture matter?

In an age of economic rationalism, culture is coming under intense scrutiny, with many arts organisations needing to be propped up with funding, donations, and grants in order to stay afloat. But is it wise to pour millions of taxpayer dollars into this fuzzy thing called ‘culture’ and can the benefits to society be measured? Macquarie's Professor David Throsby thinks so. The notion of ‘v...