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 Creating a kinder world

Creating a kinder world

Macquarie alumnus Professor Joseph Pugliese (BA/DipEd 1985) has spent his career focusing on social justice issues, exploring deep themes like the relationship between knowledge and power, the way discrimination and injustice are meted out in today’s world, the concept of state violence and institutional racism, and ideas around regimes of colonialism and empire. Today, Pugliese is the Pr...

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 Shocking film

Shocking film

In the famous Milgram experiments in social psychology, performed over 50 years ago, subjects were instructed to give electric shocks of increasing intensity to another person (an actor pretending to be another subject) each time the person failed an experimental task. Prompted by the defence of Nazis who claimed they were just following orders, the experiments were designed by Yale Univers...

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 Media for the masses

Media for the masses

The media is in a state of paradox where the world increasingly relies on effective communication, while traditional media is cutting journalists and other objective commentary. Macquarie is preparing graduates to carve out careers that creatively combine their passion with entrepreneurial skills and their powers of persuasion across a range of platforms. “The media has been in flux throu...

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 Research briefs

Research briefs

Macquarie University has a tradition of breaking the mould, of being a centre where high levels of research engagement are strongly encouraged and where a pervasive research culture spanning all academic levels provides the opportunity for innovative breakthroughs. Some of the most intriguing stories are below. Healthy reefs Planet of the bugs Transforming surgical innovation Creat...

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 Australia Day Honours

Australia Day Honours

It was another outstanding year for alumni and staff who were recognised in the Australia Day honours. Four Macquarie University professors were recognised for their contribution to education and to their disciplines. Emeritus Professor Farhat Yusuf, Professor Rosalind Croucher and Professor John Croucher all received Order of Australia (AM) awards, while. Adjunct Professor Jim Patrick A...

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 Historians and scientists collaborate to crack 2,500 year-old mystery

Historians and scientists collaborate to crack 2,500 year-old mystery

Researchers at the Faculty of Arts’ Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS) have joined forces with scientists from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to solve a 25 century old mystery behind the technology used to produce ancient ‘incuse’ coins. First minted around 540 BC in the cities of Southern Italy (modern Basilicata and Calabria)...