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 Narcissist CEOs not necessarily good for business

Narcissist CEOs not necessarily good for business

Cutting-edge research led by Macquarie Graduate School of Management Dean Alex Frino and colleagues about the impact of narcissistic leadership traits on corporate performance is continuing to attract media attention both in Australia and around the world. Their research, which uses natural language technology to identify narcissism, as well as other personality traits, by analysing CEO’s ver...

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 New postgraduate law degree opens doors in Australia and internationally

New postgraduate law degree opens doors in Australia and internationally

As the new academic year begins, Macquarie’s first Juris Doctor (JD) students are about to commence their studies. Continuing the School's tradition of providing interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of law, the JD program will develop students' understanding of the Australian legal system, including corporate and commercial law, environmental law, perspectives on international law, and so...

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 Big History gets even bigger

Big History gets even bigger

Big History’s potential for it to be a major turning point in modern education will be the focus when educators, scholars and policy makers as well as multimedia and technology innovators come together at the inaugural Big History and the Future of Education conference. Big History is the brainchild of Macquarie’s Professor David Christian, who developed the concept in 1989 as a way to ...

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 New hope for a cure

New hope for a cure

In May this year, the Macquarie University Foundation launched its Annual Appeal activity with research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND) forming a key component of the Appeal for the first time. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressive, terminal neurological disease, with no known cure. An estimated 1400 people have MND in Australia and thousands more carers and families live wi...

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 Hear today – Australian Hearing Hub

Hear today – Australian Hearing Hub

With one in four Australians expected to experience some form of hearing loss by 2050, the recently opened Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University is set to improve the lives of millions of people at all stages of life. It brings together some of the country’s best researchers, educators and service providers to help people who experience hearing and language disorders, and is a on...

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 From biological to cultural diversity

From biological to cultural diversity

'Fighting' for a PhD, for most candidates, is a metaphor. For Dr Paul Mason in the Department of Anthropology, it was an everyday experience of fieldwork in Indonesia and Brazil. Paul’s research into rituals of combat-dancing took him from the highlands of West Sumatra to the shanty towns of Brazil, and he took anthropology to the limits by actually participating in the combat-dancing rit...