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 September Graduation season commences, Hon Docs awarded

September Graduation season commences, Hon Docs awarded

More than 2280 graduates received their degrees, diplomas and certificates in Macquarie University’s September 2017 graduation series over a joyous and hectic two week period. Of the degrees conferred, 87 were Doctoral candidates and for the first time the largest cohort – 67 graduates – from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences crossed the stage. During the ceremonies eight...

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 Vale Jill Roe

Vale Jill Roe

The university community, alumni and friends came together on Monday 20 February to celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Jill Roe, one of the university’s founding tutors (and later professor), who died earlier this year. Jillian Roe AO was born in 1940 in Tumby Bay, SA, a small farming town where her father was a farmer and her mother a nurse. After finishing school at Adelaide Girls...

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 Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

Macquarie alumna’s book made into TV series for HBO

In a tranquil seaside town, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting mums, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumours and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the confli...

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 Holding the past in your hands

Holding the past in your hands

For students, holding a piece of the past in their hands can be a powerful learning experience – one that has traditionally been denied because of the fragility and value of most archaeological remains. Macquarie University has pioneered a new technique that allows superb replicas of artefacts to be created inexpensively allowing students, researchers and passionate amateur historians to ...

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 Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

Alumni profile – Dr Jeff McMullen

An ABC foreign correspondent for almost two decades, prize-winning Four Corners documentary maker, long-serving Sixty Minutes reporter, and best-selling author, Macquarie alumnus Jeff McMullen has been a well-known and respected journalist for 50 years. He covered the highest war on earth in the Himalayas, camped with a lost tribe of Stone Age Indians in the Amazon, drank mare’s milk with...

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 Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Every four years, the International Association for Coptic Studies gets together for their worldwide conference. This year, one of Macquarie’s own Master of Research students, Sue, was awarded the prize for best thesis. We caught up with Sue to hear more about her amazing achievement, and what motivates her to be a lifelong learner. “I’m just starting my PhD. I’ve been learning a...