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 Indian music and dance performance showcases Macquarie’s research diversity

Indian music and dance performance showcases Macquarie’s research diversity

Macquarie Theatre was filled almost to capacity for an Indian classical dance and music performance that formed part of a PhD research project. Mohan Ayyar, a PhD candidate in music at Macquarie University, is exploring the complex choices a composer makes when composing for the Indian dance form known as bharatanãtyam. As part of his creative practice thesis, Mohan composed the music scor...

FEATURES
 Macquarie students dig into Roman archaeology

Macquarie students dig into Roman archaeology

Macquarie students recently grabbed the opportunity to work with Italian archaeologists on Ancient Roman sites as part of the Australian Carsulae Archaeological Project. The month-long July trip was led by Macquarie Early Career Fellow Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clarke, and involved students learning the art of archaeological pickaxing, shovelling, trowelling, brushing and pottery washing. They were ...

FEATURES
 Big History makes history

Big History makes history

Big History has gone global with the launch of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera, alongside other courses from leading international universities. The course, comprising six modules and led by Big History founder Professor David Christian, will be accessible on demand to people from all over the world. It takes learners through the history of everything, starting with the...

RESEARCH
 Creating resilient societies

Creating resilient societies

In the midst of ongoing global turmoil, communities are coming under pressure from social, economic, environmental, and religious pressures. Building resilient societies is one of the key focus areas of our Strategic Research Framework 2015 – 2024: World-Leading Research; World-Changing Impact, as Macquarie seeks to understand cultures in our changing world and building ethical, just and inc...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Joanna Olivera, Bachelor of International Studies, 2011

Joanna Olivera, Bachelor of International Studies, 2011

An interest in international affairs led Joanna Olivera to study a Bachelor of International Studies at Macquarie – an interest she has turned into an exciting career. Joanna is currently working as a trade development manager for UK Trade and Investment at the British Consulate-General, Sydney, where she helps British companies export to Australia. Since starting work, Joanna says she...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Over the past couple of years we have caught up with a huge number of alumni at events and activities we have held around Australia and internationally, and have included some of their stories are below. We would love to hear from you too – if you would like to be featured in an upcoming issue of Macquarie Matters or other university publications contact us on our alumni experience page, ...