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to_top DATES FOR PRESENTING MATERIAL 
   TO PRINTERY FOR SECOND HALF

Following are listed the deadline dates for presentation to the Printery of your teaching materials for the second half of the year. Due to peak demands at certain times of the year, the workload in the Printery needs to be regulated. It is important for academic staff to recognise this and to plan their work for submission accordingly.

Adherence to the following dates will enable the printing of materials to be scheduled effectively and printing deadlines to be met (within reason).

Distance Education Units
Submit by Friday 26 May

Ready for first despatch of course material by the Centre for Open Education (COE) in early June.

Internal Units
Submit by Monday 5 June

Ready for commencement of classes Monday 24 July

Internal and Distance Education Unit
(for sale in the Co-op Bookshop)
Submit by Monday 5 June

Ready for sale by Monday 17 July

Steve Clifton
Acting Printery Manager


to_top THE MEDIA OFFICE CAN HELP YOU!

Are you about to release a major study or some interesting research findings? If so, Macquarie's Media Office would like to hear from you.

Often major research findings or reports are launched at conferences or other events and are then reported in the media. The Media Office might then receive a barrage of phone calls from journalists wishing to interview the researchers, and we are often not able to find them - especially if they are still at the conference!

So that your University's media staff can proactively manage the media in these situations, provide relevant contact details, and ensure maximum exposure for you and Macquarie, we would appreciate it if you would let us know beforehand when you are about to release something that might attract media interest.

Please contact Kathy Vozella, Media Officer, on x7456 or e-mail k.vozella@vc.mq.edu.au to discuss your plans and needs for releasing and promoting your research.


to_top VENUES FOR DISCUSSION GROUP

Due to refurbishment of the Lincoln Building, the venues for forthcoming meetings of the Macquarie University Discussion Group have been changed to Building E6A. The revised schedule of meetings (from 1.00 to 2.00pm) is as follows:

19 May:    Emeritus Professor Edwin Judge: The Republic Revisited, now in E6A 131
16 June:   Professor John Croucher: Gambling for Fun, Profit and Education, now in E6A 131.
21 July:    Professor Philip Bell: Persuasion and the Media, now in E6A 102

Barry Leal, Carrick Martin
Convenors


to_top GIVE BLOOD THIS MONTH

The Australian Red Cross mobile blood bank will be at Building E7B from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June.

Session times are as follows:

Tuesday       30 May 10.00am - 3.45pm
Wednesday 31 May   9.45am - 3.45pm
Thursday       1 June   9.45am - 3.45pm
Friday            2 June   9.45am - 3.00pm

Every year thousands of Australians are the recipients of blood and life-giving products made from blood. Some are victims of accidents, others victims of diseases. They range from the very old to babies born with immune deficiency disorders; from patients undergoing routine surgery to those battling long-term illness such as cancer or kidney failure. All these people rely on the goodwill of voluntary blood donors - the unsung heroes of our community. For further information phone 13 14 95.


to_top SESSIONAL TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES AT SIBT

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) is updating its eligibility lists for the Diplomas of Business Administration, Commerce, Computer Science and Communications programs.

Expressions of interest are invited from university staff to deliver lecture and tutorial classes in the following units on campus:

ECON 110, ECON 111, ACST 101;STAT 170, BBA 101, BBA 102, BBA 111, COMP 123, COMP 124, COMP 125, MATH 130, MATH 135, ELEC 166, EAP 100, LING 109, CUL 100, MAS 104, MAS 106, PHIL 134.

Units will be offered subject to course confirmation and student enrolments.

By agreement with the University, academic staff may lecture in SIBT programs on a casual basis with the approval of the Head of Division. Maximum class size is 50 students in lectures and 25 students in tutorials. Classes are presented in block teaching format. Semester 2 dates for SIBT are 26 June to 6 October. (Olympic Break 14 to 29 September).

The following hourly rates currently apply for teaching at SIBT, plus the required superannuation contribution:

Initial Lecture: $115
Initial Tutorial: $60.00

Further information can be obtained from Andrew Dawkins x6233 or e-mail: adawkins@sibt.nsw.edu.au


to_top WORLD BANK WORLDWIDE INTERNET DISCUSSION

During the month of May, the Panos Institute London - http://www.panos.org.uk - and World Bank Institute are co-sponsoring a month-long public electronic conference, open to global participation, on Globalization, Development and Poverty.

This electronic conference, the first in a proposed series on this topic, will build on the broad public debate on the impact of globalization on the world's poor that is occurring in the context of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

Open to anyone with access to electronic mail, the E-conference will bring together activists, scholars, development specialists, staff of the World Bank and other international institutions, the media, NGOs, and others who deal with these issues on a daily basis. The four-week conference will not seek to cover every issue or settle every disagreement relative to the impact of globalization on development and poverty. Rather, its aim will be to clarify the dimensions of the debate, the state of our knowledge of the key issues, the main areas of disagreement, and the areas of greatest need for further analysis. In this fashion, it will lay the groundwork for a proposed longer series of electronic conferences over the next several months devoted to a more in-depth investigation of the issues.

Many have observed that, in the recent public debates on these matters, there has been a tendency for those with differing views to "talk past each other". The goal of this electronic conference is to chart the dimensions of the debate, so as to permit a longer, more focused and more productive public discussion of these issues in the months ahead.

The electronic conference will be hosted by the World Bank's online discussion facility, the Development Forum -http://www.worldbank.org/devforum - and co-moderated by a team from the World Bank Institute and the Panos Institute London. The Panos Institute London is an independent non-governmental organisation working to stimulate open debate on development issues, and particularly to facilitate access to such debates by people in developing countries.

To permit greater participation from developing countries, the discussion will be in the form of a moderated e-mail list, archived to the Development Forum website, with links to related sites and background information on globalization and development. The organisers will make a special effort to reach out to networks in developing countries to invite greater global participation in the debate.

Participants will be welcome to post messages in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. While messages will not be translated, the moderators will take into account messages in all four languages in their preparation of the weekly discussion summaries, and these summaries will be made available in all four languages.

The proposed themes for the four weeks of the discussion are as follows:

Week 1: Globalization, Development and Poverty: what do we know? This first week will focus on "taking the measure" of the issues; trying to understand better what we know, what we don't know, what the fundamental disagreements are; what some of the underlying assumptions of the debate are.

Week 2: Poverty, Basic Needs, and Development. The second week will focus in particular on the world's poorest and their stake in the debate, particularly by focusing on basic needs (such as food security) and how they relate to globalization and its impact.

Week 3: Modes of Development. Underlying much of the debate about globalization is a set of disagreements about models of growth, consumption and sustainability. The third week will focus on mapping those issues, particularly relating to whether globalization imposes or implies a dominant mode of development.

Week 4: Whose Development? Globalization, Empowerment and the Poor. The fourth week will focus on how globalization shapes and constrains the choices facing nations and communities (and particularly the poor) about their development.

To sign up, go to http://www.worldbank.org/and click on the E-conference link. After you have signed up, various options exist, and you can elect not to receive all posted messages or to receive a digest by sending an e-mail to: lyris@lists.worldbank.org


to_top TRAIN FOR CITY TO SURF!

The City to Surf fun run is on Sunday 16 July this year. The Sports Association has a good supply of entry forms, and they are also available from the Union Spot. It would be great to have a few staff teams running in the event. There is a minimum of three per team.

If you need help with a training schedule, come to training at the gym every Wednesday morning, starting at 7.00am on Wednesday 17 May. The cost is $6.50 per person.

A bus to and from the City to Surf will be available again this year at a cost of $10 (to be paid at the Union Spot). The $10 includes a T-shirt for the event and a barbecue at Bondi. This offer is limited to the first 80 people to apply.

For more information on the Wednesday training group, contact Malcolm Boyes, Sports Association Recreation Officer, on x9484 or 0414 680 568.


to_top TIME FOR QUIET REFLECTION

Members of staff are invited to join in Taize worship services offered by the Uniting Church and Catholic Chaplains. Taize worship involves prayers, scripture readings, meditative song and quiet reflection. Taize worship is ecumenical and inclusive. It is a time for stillness and refreshment amidst the busy-ness of University life.

All services are held in Building W5C 211. Dates this semester are Monday 15 May and Monday 12 June from 1.10 to 1.50pm. For further information please contact Rev Peter Walker on x7597.


to_top APN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is an inter-governmental network, with secretariat in Japan, whose mission is to foster global environmental change research in the Asia-Pacific region, increase developing country participation in that research, and strengthen interactions between the science community and policy makers. The APN has invited proposals for funding beginning in April 2001 and is able to provide a limited amount of financial support (normally up to US$100,000 per project per annum) for research and workshop activities that fall within its areas of interest. For the first time the APN Call for Proposals will involve an optional pre-proposal stage, and the APN recommends all those who intend to apply for APN funding to submit a pre-proposal, particularly those researchers who have never previously been successful in an APN Call for Proposals. An outline of eligibility and guidelines for application follows.

General Scope of the APN Call for Proposals 2000
The APN is prepared to support activities in the field of global environmental change relating to

The APN will not support the running costs of institutions or the establishment or maintenance of long-term observation and monitoring systems.

Developing Regional Cooperation on Global Change Research
The primary goal of the APN is to develop regional cooperation on global change research in Asia and the Pacific. Accordingly projects submitted to the APN must involve significant regional cooperation. The APN will not fund one-country projects. A major reason for inviting pre-proposals is to assist potential proponents to identify regional collaborators. Full APN Proposals must involve at least three APN approved countries, two of which must be developing countries.

APN Areas of Scientific Interest
The APN is primarily concerned with global environmental change issues that involve the integration of natural science with social and economic factors. The Human Dimensions of Global Change is therefore central to the APN Research Framework. Proposals must directly address one or more of the following areas of interest to the APN:

Climate Change and Variability
Changes in Coastal Zones and Inland Waters
Changes in Atmospheric Composition
Changes in Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Note: In this Call for Proposals the APN is giving particular emphasis to Climate Change and Variability and The Human Dimensions of Global Change.

Pre-Proposals
The APN welcomes pre-proposals at any time. However, following a review of its proposal process the APN has decided to introduce a formal pre-proposal system in order to help proponents to strengthen their proposals, to provide opportunities to combine similar proposals into broader regional projects, and to assist proponents to confirm the compatibility of their proposals with APN Guidelines.

The APN will respond to all pre-proposals with feedback and suggested improvements, and will provide assistance in identifying suitable collaborators in the region, as appropriate.

For those intending to submit a proposal in 2000, the deadline for pre-proposals is 9 June 2000.

Deadline for Full Proposals
The deadline for full proposals is 30 September 2000.

Format for Proposals and Further Information
Guidance on the format for pre-proposals and full proposals is set out in the APN Call for Proposals 2000 - Guide for Proponents which gives a full explanation of the proposal process, the criteria against which proposals will be judged. Proponents should be careful to use the new, updated guide and should not follow the procedures from previous years. Copies can be downloaded from APN homepage http://www.apn.gr.jp or are available by e-mail, fax or post from the Secretariat.

For further information on the APN Call for Proposals please contact Dr Gerhard Breulmann, Program Manager, APN Secretariat, IHD Centre Building 5F, 1-5-1 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori, Chuo-Ku Kobe 651-0073, Japan. Tel: +81 78 230 8017, fax: +81 78 230 8018, e-mail: info@apn.gr.jp


to_top ARTS AND CRAFTS SEARCH ENGINE

To find Australian arts and crafts on the web, visit the Australian arts and crafts search engine: ARTstralia, You can subscribe to newsletters, see the recent award winners, and find out what is happening in your state, or just search the web! It is all onlline now at www.artstralia.com.au

You will find information about the Contemporary Design Craft Expo at the Royal Hall of Industries, Fox Studios, Moore Park from 1 to 4 June.

Later in the year you can watch for the Australian Craft Show at the Sydney Showground and Exhibition Complex at Homebush Bay produced by Auscraft (www.auscraft.com.au)



 
 

to_top STUDENTS AT      MACQUARIE NEWS

New TV Nights
Turn on, tune in and lounge out with SAM's new TV night from 7.30pm every Monday night in the Bar with: Friends, Ally McBeal, Spin City and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All on the giant screen with free slices of gourmet pizza - be quick, as they won't last!

State of Origin II
Catch all the excitement of State of Origin II on the big screen in the Bar from 7.00pm on Wednesday 24 May and take advantage of our half time Beer and Dinner Deal.

Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Macquarie University Union Limited will be held in The Macquarie Atrium on 24 May at 1.00pm.

Indigenous Celebration Week
Indigenous Celebration Week is from 22 to 26 May. Watch out for the Bush Tucker BBQ, Darug art sales and hot indigenous Northern Territory band NoKturnal on Tuesday 23 May at lunchtime in the Courtyard (or Bar if it rains). There will also be a surprise appearance by one of the country's leading indigenous sportspersons. See What's Up for more details.

New Look for the Courtview Restaurant
The Courtview Restaurant has a brand new look. Come and visit the fresh, modern Courtview and try our new Autumn menu, including hearty dishes such as Curry Lamb Pie, Szechwan Peppered Steak and Tuscan Soup as well as lighter alternatives such as Smoked Salmon Tartlet and Baby Octopus Risotto. All meals are still under $10.

The Courtview is on Level 2 of the SAM Building, is fully licensed and open Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 2.30pm. Reservations are advised on x7609 or by e-mail to admin@union.mq.edu.au(please remember to include your phone number, as e-mail reservations are confirmed by phone).

Passing Show
Issue 3 of Passing Show is out now. Pick up a copy at any of the red SAM boxes around campus.

SAMů the new name
Students At Macquarie (SAM) is the new name that Macquarie University Union Limited has adopted for the new century.

Emma Walters, x7045
SAM Events/Member Services Manager



 
 

to_top  CPD News 

 http://www.cpd.mq.edu.au
Click on the "What's New" icon
for the most current information



Centre for Professional Development: Activities and Enrolments
Further information about CPD programs and services is available on the renovated homepage (http://www.cpd.mq.edu.au) You can now enrol online for CPD workshops and seminars - just select the workshop you wish to attend and follow the links to enrol. (Please note that you will need to have your staff number handy.)

Budgeting and Accounting to Support Strategic Objectives
Monday 15 May 9.30am - 4.30pm E6A 116

These are some of the issues that participants in this workshop will discuss with members of the University Executive and Office of Financial Services. Lunch will be provided.

Facilitators: Stephen Marshall and staff members from the University Executive and the
                      Office of Financial Services
Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598

Reflective Teachers Special Interest Group
Tuesday 16 May 1.00 - 2.00pm E6A 116

Disciplinary Differences in Teaching - Can we learn from each other? Moya Adams reports on themes from the York University 1999 Improving Student Learning Symposium entitled Disciplinary Differences in Learning and Teaching.

Are there common principles for teaching and learning across disciplines? What can we learn from each other in different disciplines? Bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Facilitator: Moya Adams
Enquiries: Moya Adams, x8446

ARC Small Grant Scheme: Information for Applicants
Thursday 18 May 1.00 - 2.00pm E6A 116

This workshop provides participants with information about the ARC Small Grant Scheme, and an opportunity to ask questions of those who will be assessing these applications about their preparation.

Facilitators: Peter Bergquist, Members of ARC Small Grant Selection Panel
Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598

The Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice for Researchers
Monday 22 May 1.00 - 3.00pm E6A 116

Lunch will be provided from 12.30pm

What does it mean to be an ethical researcher?
This workshop will provide participants with up to date information about:

Facilitators: Professor Peter Bergquist and members of the University's Ethics Committee.
Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598



 

to_top  MACQUARIE IN THE MEDIA 

Media mentions: While we use a commercial print media monitoring service, it sometimes misses the mentions and it does not cover radio or television. To ensure a more comprehensive and accurate MACQUARIE IN THE MEDIA column, please always let us know whenever you have been a subject or an author of any print media item, including reviews of your work or letters-to-the-editor from you. This column relies on your help for mentions in, or appearances on, the electronic media. Kindly forward the information by email to Kathy Vozella: kvozella@vc.mq.edu.au by fax to (9850) 9457; or through internal mail to W6B 148.

Dr Gayle Avery (MGSM): says praise or acknowledgment is one of the three great motivators (the others are interesting work and being kept informed), but Australians are uncomfortable with feedback of any kind, negative as well as positive, The Weekend Australian, 6 May

Ms Belinda Baker (law graduate): became Macquarie's first medallist in law for outstanding achievement throughout her degree, Manly Daily, 22 April

Mr Tim Besley (Chancellor): says the link between our knowledge base and the nation's economic success is critical, but universities must be prepared to accept reforms as a condition of increased investment, The Weekend Australian, 6 May

Dr Suzan Burton (MGSM): believes the potential impact of e-tailing on traditional retailers has been overstated, B&T Weekly, 14 April

Sir John Carrick (Doctor of Letters honoris causa, Macquarie University): told graduates he viewed education as the tool for drawing out the potential of the child - spiritual, intellectual, moral and physical, Campus Review, 26 April - 2 May

Associate Professor Frank Clarke (Modern History): ran a special Easter segment of the Big History Question nationwide over the local and regional radio network, ABC Radio, 21 April; presented his regular series on Australian Prime Ministers - Sir Joseph Cook, Radio 2BL, 26 April

Professor Max Coltheart (Psychology): will be speaking on Capgras syndrome as part of a National Science Week lecture on May 10 at Macquarie, focusing on the connections between brain damage and delusory belief, The Northern District Times, 26 April; ABC Radio 2BL, 5 May

Professor John Croucher (Statistics): has been appointed chair of the Responsible Gaming Committee, North Shore Times, 5 April

Ms Zelda D'Aprano (Doctor of Laws honoris causa, Macquarie University): told graduates that her honorary doctorate recognised a lifetime spent campaigning against injustices and a greater quality of life for all, Campus Review, 26 April-2 May; Northern District Times, 3 May

Associate Professor Alma Fleet (Institute of Early Childhood): wrote a Letter to the Editor saying that Leunig and Bettina Arndt's representations about child care were simplistic, and that the focus of the debate should be on quality, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May

Mr Graham Godbee (MGSM): said high school study in entrepreneurship is needed and that Australia needs to create an entrepreneurial culture that will encourage more people to take a risk on new ventures, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April

Professor James Guthrie (MGSM): said, in an article about the pressure new-economy innovation is putting on the patent system, that the issue is not just legal property rights - investors and other stakeholders are trying to understand the complexity of valuing the contribution of these new systems, Business Review Weekly, 5 May

Mr Sooksan Kantabutra (DBA candidate, MGSM): wrote an article about what management consultants do, The Nation (a major English language newspaper in Thailand), 10 January

Dr Christiana Kohler (Ancient History): led the team of people who were the first in more than 4,500 years to enter a tomb in the ancient Egyptian cemetery of Helwan near Cairo, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April

Dr Denise Leith: who is an authority on the Freeport mining operation, spoke at a conference at the University of Sydney launching a project to study the controversial Indonesian province of West Papua, Campus Review, 26 April - 2 May

Mr Nicholas Milton (Macquarie Trio): has scored the post of permanent guest conductor with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, but plans to maintain his Australian-based commitments which include violinist with the Macquarie Trio, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April; The Age, 1 May

Dr George Parsons (Modern History): wrote a Letter to the Editor about the knowledge of the Swans crowd, The Australian, 28 April; participated in a panel discussion about barracking, ABC Radio 2BL, 20 April

Dr Stuart Piggin (Robert Menzies College): urged the new Primate of Australia, Dr Peter Carnley who said the Anglican Diocese of Sydney was moving towards female ordination, to be more careful in his public statements, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April

Mr Andrew Piggott (chemistry graduate): spent his honours year synthesising chemical compounds known as sulphonamides, which could one day be used by organ transplant patients to help combat the problem of organ rejection, Manly Daily, 22 April

Ms Wendy Russell (psychology student): is now in the first year of her Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree and is also assistant director for the next Marian Street Children's Theatre show, The North Shore Times, 3 May

Ms Saiedeh Saghafi (Australian Optical Society postgraduate research award winner): hopes her success will encourage other Iranian students to travel to Australia to study, Campus Review, 26 April - 2 May

Ms Lucy Surgeon (graduate): completed a degree in Mass Communications - television production from Macquarie University and is now a production secretary with ABC TV, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May

Mr Sean Turnell (Economics): wrote in a Letter to the Editor that by far the largest portion of the heroin on Sydney's streets comes from Burma and the attempt by Burma's Ambassador to justify his regime's policies in the pages of our free press insults the intelligence of us all, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May

Dr Judy Ungerer (Linguistics and Psychology): was a co-author of a report which found that informal childcare provided by babysitters, relatives and friends is likely to have a detrimental effect on a child's development, including their ability to cope with the first year of school, The Australian, 2 May; The Herald-Sun, 3 May; 7.30 Report ABC TV, 2 May; Today Show Channel 9, 4 May; The Newcastle Herald, 6 May; report findings supported in Eva Cox's column in The Australian, 5 May;

Dr Andrew Vincent (Politics): was part of a three member team visiting Kuwait to promote Australia as a desirable alternative to post secondary education to Britain or North America, The Kuwait Times, 16 April

Mr Rawdon Waller (Philosophy graduate): was awarded the University Medal for Philosophy for his honours thesis which delved into the world of the conscious mind, The North Shore Times, 3 May

Mr McKenzie Wark (Media): says that what is absent from David Williamson's play, The Great Man, is an inability to think of a political and cultural world where people's more dubious motives can be made to yield a positive outcome. He argues this is symptomatic of the Left, The Australian, 26 April; last year described Johanna Griggs as having a talent for being ordinary, The Sun-Herald, 7 May

Professor Di Yerbury (Vice-Chancellor): said the awarding of an honorary doctorate to NSW Police Commissioner Peter Ryan was a unanimous vote of the university, The Sun-Herald, 23 April; was a guest at an International Women's Day breakfast where she said that despite advances of many women there was still gender inequality, especially in politics, Northern District Times, 8 March

Issues and Events

Macquarie Universityis one of the new stations proposed in the new Parramatta-Chatswood rail link, which is tipped to lift home prices in Sydney's north-west, The Sunday Telegraph, 23 April

A one-day seminar on King Arthur was be held at Macquarie University on Saturday 29 April, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April

A Macquarie University documentary series on innovative arts companies featured the Illawarra theatre company, the New Australian Theatre Group, The Illawarra Mercury, 21 April

Ryde Council beat Macquarie University'sbid for an aquatic centre to hold the Olympic water polo heats, and now ratepayers are facing a 9 percent increase in rates to fund the Council's budget blowout, The Northern District Times, 19 April

Macquarie University takes on Manly in Australian Football on Sat 29 April at Macquarie University, The Manly Daily, 20 April

Macquarie University's Open Education Centre facilitates enrolment in non-award units within the university, which may be credited towards a degree should students choose to go further with their studies, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management will open a new centre for entrepreneurship this year, complementing the activities of Macquarie University which plans to include a business incubator centre in its research park, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April

Macquarie University presented an honorary doctorate to NSW Police Commissioner Peter Ryan, The Sun-Herald, 28 April

Parking for the Olympics at park and ride sites will be free with the exception of one at Macquarie University, The Liverpool Leader, 26 April

Macquarie University's UAI this year for the Bachelor of Education degree was 70.10, the lowest required by that university. The highest required by Macquarie University for actuarial and legal studies was 98.50, The Australian Financial Review, 1 May

The Macquarie Trio plays piano trios by Beethoven and Rachmaninov, and the Brahms Horn Trio with Robert Johnson on Wednesday in Melba Hall, The Age, 1 May

The Wiggles arose from a merger between students of Early Childhood Education at Macquarie University in Sydney and members of a rock band with the most untoddler-friendly name of the Cockroaches, The Age, 1 May

Macquarie University's new student accommodation is being built with steel building frames due to the threat of termite damage and will initially house officials from the Canadian Olympic team, The Blacktown City Guardian, 26 April

The Macquarie Trio's Subscription Series is one of Melbourne's best-kept secrets, The Herald-Sun, 5 May; the audience for the Macquarie Trio's latest subscription concert in St James Church definitely took a shine to Rachmaninov's Trio Elegiaque No 2 in D Minor, The Australian, 8 May; The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 May

Macquarie University's Australian Centre for Egyptology is presenting a special conference, Egypt in Turmoil - The Amarna Age, The Sydney Weekly, 2 May

Macquarie University's popular series of free Sunday afternoon concerts is now in its 15th year and will recommence on 7 May, The Sydney Weekly, 2 May

Macquarie University Special Education Centre Early Years Program is holding a Play School concert as part of their fund raising efforts for 2000, The Sydney Weekly, 2 May

Macquarie University's midyear enrolment applications close on 2 June and where last year's HSC students are concerned, only those who made the course cutoff in the main NSW UAC round last January will be eligible to apply, The Weekend Australian, 6 May

Macquarie University is charging Olympic Games officials $5,460 for a three-week stay on-campus, including breakfast, while room prices are normally listed from $3,317 to $4,185 per semester, The Sunday Telegraph, 7 May



 
 

to_top  CONFERENCES

Asia-Pacific Conference on Problem-Based Learning
4 to 7 December 2000, Singapore
This conference, with the theme Problem-Based Learning: Educational Innovation Across Disciplines, has a website at http://www.tp.edu.sg/pblconference Abstracts of 200 words for papers, symposia or workshops should be submitted only as an e-mail attachment to pblcentre@tp.edu.sg Suggested topics are managing the PBL process, cognitive development of students in PBL, assessment in PBL, curriculum development in PBL, innovative teaching techniques in PBL, effective problem design, facilitation in PBL, staff development in PBL, preparation and motivation of students in PBL, IT and PBL, PBL across cultures and languages, PBL practices in industry, PBL and the knowledge-based economy, PBL and the learning organisation, PBL and life-long learning, industry feedback about PBL, students'/graduates' perspectives on PBL and staff perspectives and reactions to PBL.

Keynote speakers at the conference will come from Canada, Hong Kong and USA. Demands of our changing world point to the need for a new paradigm in education. The search for educational methodologies that emphasize real world challenges, higher-order thinking, independent learning and interpersonal skills appears to have a confluence in the holistic approach of problem-based learning.



 

to_top  SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Australian Academy of Science-sponsored grants for international collaboration in scientific research are detailed on the web at http://www.science.org.au/internat Grants inclulde Scientific Visits to Europe, Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Canada and Mexico, as well as Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan and Korea. Awards for young Australian Researchers cover Europe and USA.

Information and application forms can be found on the web (as above) or from the Academy of Science International Programs, GPO Box 783, Canberra ACT 2601; fax 6257 4620 or e-mail is@science.org.au

CANADIAN STUDIES AWARDS
Applications for the following awards for academics and researchers in the arts, social sciences and humanities have closing dates in September and November as marked below. Topics within the social sciences and humanities which lend themselves most readily to Canadian Studies include business studies, economics, law, international relations, public administration, history, politics, geography, arts, literature in English or French, linguistics, education, communications policy, media studies, planning, science policy, social administration, environmental studies, architecture, and other related fields.

Specific awards are outlined below. For further information visit the ACSANZ website at http://www.powerup.com.au/~acsanz/

For guidelines and application forms contact Canadian High Commission, Academic & Public Affairs Section, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600. Phone 6270 4000, fax 6270 4083, e-mail: eva.zarka@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

Canada-Asia Pacific Award in Canadian Studies (CAPA)
This program assists scholars in higher eduction institutions or research and policy planning institutes in the Asia-Pacific Region to undertake short-term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region. Up to two awards are made annually, each consisting of a grant ranging between C$5,000 and C$10,000 to assist with direct costs related to the research project and, when a research trip to Canada is warranted, providing assistance towards international airfare and a weekly flat rate allowance for a period not exceeding five weeks. (Deadline: 30 September.)

Faculty Research Program (FRP)
To assist individual academics in universities and research institutes to undertake short-term research about Canada or aspects of Canada's bilateral relations with Australia and New Zealand, including interdisciplinary and comparative studies within the social sciences and humanities. The maximum value of any one award is C$5,900, consisting of the international airfare, domestic trave and living expenses for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of four weeks. (Deadline: 30 September.)

Faculty Enrichment Program (FEP)
To assist academics in higher education institutions to develop and teach courses about Canada, including comparative courses where not less than 50% of the teaching time is spent on the Canadian portion. The maximum value of any one award is C$5,900, consisting of the international airfare, domestic travel and living expenses for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of four weeks. (Deadline: 30 September.)

ACSANZ Postgraduate Awards for Canadian Studies
Up to three grants valued at A$2,800 for Master and Doctoral candidates engaged in research into Canadian Studies or comparative topics to undertake research trips to Canada for up to six months duration. Deadline: 30 September.

ICCS Graduate Student Thesis / Dissertation Scholarship
Five grants world-wide of C$3,500 for Master and Doctoral candidates to undertake thesis-related research on Canada at a Canadian university for four to six weeks. Deadline: 15 November.

Canadian Studies Academic Internship Program
Teaching or research internships (assistantships) of one to three months duration at a Canadian or foreign university with a Canadian Studies Program. Grants of C$2,500 per month plus return airline ticket. Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree on a topic primarily related to Canada, and not be employed in a full-time university teaching position. Deadline: 15 November.

Program for International Research Linkages (PIRL)
Valued at up to C$8,000 this program aims to promote and facilitate international collaborative research between research teams from Canada and one or more countries where Canadian Studies are represented. Specifically, the PIRL will fund research seminars or other forms of research linkages Deadline: 15 November. Website: http://www.powerup.com.au/~acsanz/

NEW MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School
Graduate Fellowships
Each fellowship is worth US$15,000. Candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree and have exhibited academic excellence. Any candidate to an MA or full-year Graduate Program may apply.

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
Each scholarship is worth US$10,000. Candidates must have completed at least three semesters of university study, have exhibited academic excellence and enrol at the Rothberg international School for a full academic year. Application deadline: 15 May 2000. For more information contact The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, Justine Chait, phone: 9332 4060, e-mail study_fhu@sydneyoffice.comWebsite: http://overseas.huji.ac.il

RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (INC)
ERNEST JACKSON MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANTS
The River Basin Management Society exists to further river basin management practice, including education, training, research and development. A total sum $5,000 is available for grants in 2000. The Society will provide grants of up to $2,000 to assist tertiary students undertaking research in the field of river basin management. PhD, Master and 4th year honours level students undertaking relevant research are encouraged to apply. Closing date: 31 May 2000. Further information and application form is available from the Postgraduate Studies Section (Level 3, Room 328 Lincoln Building).

TURKISH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP 2000/2001
Scholarships are available for year 12 graduates who would like to study or are currently studying at universities in Turkey. Students who do not have enough knowledge of the Turkish language will have Turkish language courses in the first year. Monthly scholarship of 47.5 million Turkish Lira. Closing date: 10 July 2000.

Further information and application form is available from the Postgraduate Studies Section (Level 3, Room 328 Lincoln Building).

AUSTRALIAN POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE LONDON
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS 2000-2001
The Australian Friends of the London School of Economics (LSE) wish to offer two scholarships, each valued at $A4,000, to assist Australian students who are undertaking postgraduate studies at the LSE. To be eligible, students must be Australian citizens and either be starting a course this year or be currently enrolled as postgraduate students at the LSE.

Applicants are invited to send a statement giving details of the course they are undertaking, a curriculum vitae and evidence that they meet the above criteria. Applications close on 1 August 2000 and should be sent to Professor Russell Lansbury, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney NSW 2006. Fax 9351 4729, e-mail: r.lansbury@econ.usyd.edu.au

FRENCH GOVERNMENT SCIENTIFIC FELLOWSHIPS 2001
In the year 2001, the Embassy of France in Canberra will manage a limited number of scientific fellowships offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris to enable Australian scientists, involved in French-Australian scientific research projects, to visit the French host laboratory or institution in order to pursue their current collaborative research, to complete their training or to implement a well-defined project that can be beneficial to Australia and France. The fellowships are tenable for a duration of three to six months, and must be taken up during 2001, between March and December 2001.

Applicants may be working in any field of natural, basic and applied science, in engineering, or in a field associated with cultural aspects of science. Proposals will be assessed on scientific merit and on the applicant's qualifications and achievements. It is recommended that applicants avoid planning to visit France during the French holiday seasons, such as during July and August.

Interested applicants should provide a detailed program of the proposed collaboration; a statement outlining why the research or training should be carried in France, and how it would benefit France and Australia; and a letter of acceptance from the host laboratory or institution.

Applicants should be able to communicate in French or be prepared to undertake refresher courses prior to departure, be between 25 and 40 years old at 1 January 2001, be an Australian citizen living and working in Australia, possess tertiary academic qualifications, and have at least two years experience in scientific research.

Each fellowship provides a monthly allowance ranging from FF 5,500 to FF 5,800 (roughly A$1,25 to A$1,500), and basic medical cover. Airfares, other costs of travel and of accommodation are not provided, and there are no benefits for dependants. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 August 2000. Application forms are available from our website: http://www.france.net.au/frames_eng.html For further information, please contact Jeanine Mordek, phone 6216 0139 or 6216 0100, fax 6216 0156 , e-mail: jmordek@france.net.au

JULIAN SMALL FOUNDATION RESEARCH GRANT 2000
Applications are sought from postgraduate and undergraduate students who are undertaking research and involved in the study of law, or the study of industrial relations. Julian Small was one of Australia's leading industrial lawyers. The Foundation was established with a generous donation from Julian's partners at Minter Ellison and has many other supporters. The Foundation's annual grant has a maximum value of $6,000. The Trustee Directors may, in their discretion, also make available a second grant of up to $4,000. The successful applicant will be chosen on the basis of a research proposal which clearly sets out how the research will advance thinking and practice in the area of employment law and industrial relations in Australia.

Closing date: Friday 18 August 2000. Application forms may be obtained from the Postgraduate Studies Section (Level 3, Room 328 Lincoln Building) x7277.
 



 

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http://www.jobs.mq.edu.au

IT VACANCIES
As an innovative university, Macquarie University provides a flexible, friendly and collegiate work environment for research, teaching, learning and community outreach activities. It has on campus day care, staff recreation clubs, societies and fitness and sporting facilities. The University is located next to its growing Research Park and a leading shopping centre in the leafy North Ryde area and has direct and easy bus access from the city and most suburbs in Sydney.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES
Information Projects Unit
The Information Projects Unit of the Office of Information Services is seeking applications for three positions to work as part of a small team on the development of the University's corporate website.

Internet Services Technical Administrator (Level 8) (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 18386. The appointee will be responsible for the management, development and maintenance of the University's central Internet servers. Applicants must have demonstrated experience with the management and development of a large website; with a sound knowledge of Internet protocols and web services; excellent oral and written communication skills; problem solving skills and ability to work as part of a team; and proved ability to interact effectively with senior management. Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant tertiary degree; knowledge and experience with Apache, Internet Information Server, CGI, Perl, XML and administrator knowledge of Unix, NT and Macintosh environments. The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Remuneration package and further information: See below.

Senior Database Developer (Level 8) (Full-time (fixed-term)) - Ref. 18907. The appointee will identify, specify, design, build and maintain databases for the University. The appointee will be required to work with customers to plan, develop and implement database solutions. Applicants must have demonstrated knowldege of database design and development; excellent oral and written communication skills; problem solving skills; ability to work as part of a team; and proved ability to interact effectively with senior management. Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant tertiary degree; knowledge of Oracle, MS Access, HTML, SQL and ASP. The position is available on a full-time (fixed-term) basis for a period of two years, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 6 weeks. Remuneration package and further information: See below.

Web Developer/Programmer (Level 7) (Full-time (fixed-term)) - Ref. 18908. The appointee will be responsible for the development of database-driven web sites.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the development of database-driven web sites, excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills and ability to work as part of a team. Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant tertiary degree and experience in the development of web sites using ASP and MS Access, and with knowledge of Perl, CGI, VBScript, XML and SQL. The position is available on a full-time (fixed-term) basis for a period of one year. Remuneration package and further information: See below.

General
Remuneration packages will be negotiated depending on the level of demonstrated expertise and experience. For the continuing and the two year fixed-term positions, contributory membership of a university approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment; for the one year fixed-term appointment, the superannuation guarantee benefit is provided.

Level 8 (continuing & fixed-term) - within the range $58,430 to $65,074 per annum, including base salary within the range $49,374 to $54,988 per annum, 17% employer's contribution to superannuation, and annual leave loading (7% employee contribution is a requirement).

Level 7 (fixed-term)- within the range $48,654 to $52,445 per annum, including base salary within the range $44,908 to $48,407 per annum, 7% employer's contribution to superannuation, and annual leave loading.

Salary rates are under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement. All enquiries concerning these positions or your application should be referred to Ms Peggy Havukainen on phone 9850 6555 or e-mail Peggy.Havukainen@mq.edu.au

OFFICE OF COMPUTING SERVICES
The Management Information Services (MIS) Group within the Office of Computing Services (OCS) provides applications development, package implementation, integration and maintenance services for the Personnel, Finance, Research, Student, Management Reporting and Executive Information Systems. Following the successful completion of Y2K projects, the MIS Group has commenced a number of development initiatives and is seeking an additional three experienced IT professionals to assist in their implementation. There is an opportunity and challenge (in addition to appropriate training) to become an accomplished player in applications implementation teams with expertise in the areas of Web, e-business, object-oriented programming, data warehousing, client/server etc, in an open systems environment. If you are a self-motivated team player, possessing strong "hands-on" technical experience in a computing office, then the following positions may be of interest:

Analyst/Designer/Programmer (Level 8) (Full-time (continuing)) Ref. 9774 (Full-time (fixed-term)) Ref. 18835/18836.One full-time (continuing) and two full-time (fixed-term) positions are available. Applicants should indicate on their applications whether they wish to be considered for continuing and/or fixed-term appointment. The appointees will develop, implement, integrate and maintain application systems which include systems analysis, design, programming, testing and documentation. Applicants must be experienced Analyst Programmers in a tool set of one of the Oracle, ADABAS/Natural, Informix, Ingres or Sybase products; with good oral and written communication skills and a familiarity with the Unix or MVS type operating systems. Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience is essential. Experience in developing applications in Oracle, ADABAS/Natural, Web, Crystal Report Writer, Visual Basic, PERL and C++ is desirable.

General
Remuneration packages will be negotiated depending on the level of demonstrated expertise and experience. For the continuing position, contributory membership of a university approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment; for the fixed-term appointments, the superannuation guarantee benefit is provided.

Level 8 (continuing) - within the range $58,430 to $65,074 per annum, including base salary within the range $49,374 to $54,988 per annum, 17% employer's contribution to superannuation, and annual leave loading (7% employee contribution is a requirement).

Level 8 (fixed-term) - within the range $53,492 to $59,575 per annum, including base salary within the range $49,374 to $54,988 per annum, 7% employer's contribution to superannuation, and annual leave loading.

Salary rates are under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.

All enquiries concerning these positions or your application should be referred to Mrs Lyn Bonnett on phone 9850 7172 or e-mail Lyn.Bonnett@mq.edu.au These positions will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. The full-time (fixed term) positions are available for a period of up to thirteen months.

APPLICATIONS: Applications including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR: Centre for Flexible Learning: Online Learning Systems Administrator/Developer (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 18906. The Centre for Flexible Learning is responsible for the Macquarie University Online Teaching Facility (MUOTF) which is the University's central hosting and delivery mechanism for Internet-based teaching. Based on WebCT but with substantial locally-developed systems, it permits content delivery, assessment, communications, student administration, unit administration (account creation and management, communications management, user tracking), evaluation and student documentation. MUOTF (http://online.mq.edu.au/) currently supports 200 Macquarie course units and is used by 14,000 students. The appointee will be required to develop and maintain MUOTF to meet student and staff needs and ensure its technical integration with other Macquarie University systems. Applicants must have a university degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Applicants must also have knowledge of HTTP and Web server software, PERL, advanced HTML and JavaScript, C/C++ or Java, together with experience in writing CGIs and knowledge of Unix. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, good problem solving skills, good oral and written communication skills as well as experience in administering an operational system or managing the development and implementation of a large software project are also essential. Preference will be given to applicants with qualifications in computing, and/or with experience in any of the following: Web-based course delivery tools (eg. WebCT), streaming media servers, XML, Unix or Windows NT system administration, PHP or ASP, SQL, SSL, LDAP. All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Dr Peter Love, Director, New Learning Technologies, on 9850 9677 or e-mail peter.love@mq.edu.au The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 8 $49,374 to $54,988 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR: Research Office: Database Officer (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 16855.The appointee will have overall responsibility for the Research Management Information System (RMIS) and the University's Publications Database (OPUS), and will be responsible for the preparation and submission of major government reports on the University's research performance; oversight of the Research Office's IT applications; and statistical reports for internal use. Applicants must have extensive administrative experience and experience with standard desktop database applications, especially FileMakerPro. A tertiary degree, or equivalent, preferably in the area of data management or a computer-related field is essential. Applicants must also be familiar with Netscape, Web-based applications and the full range of Microsoft applications. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in research administration and/or university administration. The applicant should also be able to meet deadlines, prioritise workload and display a high level of interpersonal skills, and work in a small team environment.

The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Dr Peter Freeman on (02) 9850 8612 or e-mail peter.freeman@mq.edu.au  Salary  range: Level 7 $44,908 to $48,407 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 22 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE: Admissions Officer (Full-time (continuing)) (Two Positions) - Ref. 18903 & 18904.The appointees will assess applications for enrolment from international students; prepare documentation concerning visas, medical insurance and other relevant matters; prepare and word process general correspondence, utilizing student data base systems. Applicants must have excellent administrative, interpersonal, communication and co-ordinating skills; ability to prioritise and to work to internal and external guidelines and deadlines; ability to use reference material effectively; ability to work in a team situation; understanding of other cultures and sensitivity to people of such cultures; ability to work confidently with various computer software. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant tertiary qualifications.

All enquiries concerning these positions or your application should be referred to Ms Robyn Tayler, International Admissions Manager on 9850 6321 or e-mail Robyn.Tayler@mq.edu.au These positions are available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 5 $34,525 to $38,991 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR: Public Relations Unit: Office Administrator (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 16390. The appointee will give administrative support to the Public Relations and Marketing Unit including managing the financial and purchasing functions for the Unit, providing client service as required to both staff and community, assisting the Manager in coordinating major PR events and providing administrative support for community outreach projects. Applicants must have a knowledge of and experience in finance and purchasing systems, high level customer service skills, the ability to manage a wide variety of tasks including coordination of major PR events and community outreach projects and skills in data-base management.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in general office duties and effective organising and time management skills. All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Ms Kathryn Vozella on 9850 7456 or e-mail kathy.vozella@mq.edu.au The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 5 $34,525 to $38,991 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 26 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

DIVISION OF HUMANITIES: Administrative Assistant (English/Music) (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 18612. The appointee will manage an office which serves both the Department of English and the Centre for Contemporary Music Studies. This involves maintaining departmental records and systems; providing administrative assistance; dealing with enquiries by telephone, mail, fax and in person; and carrying out other administrative duties for the Division from time to time as required. Applicants must have extensive relevant administrative experience; good organisational, interpersonal and intercultural skills, and the ability to communicate at all levels. They must be able to demonstrate initiative as well as the ability to work in a team environment. Applicants must have effective time management skills, a high level of keyboard skills and demonstrated competency in the use of standard office software. Preference will be given to applicants with administrative experience in a tertiary education environment, and with a qualification in office management or secretarial studies.

All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Ms Mary Feely on 9850 8736 or e-mail mary@hmn.mq.edu.auThe position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 5 $34,525 to $38,991 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS OFFICE: Cleaning Services Co-ordinator (Full-time (continuing)) - Ref. 18166.The appointee will be responsible for daily inspection, monitoring and reporting on cleaning quality and contractor performance throughout the University, as well as investigation of cleaning complaints, supervision of contract cleaners and stock control. This involves extensive walking, climbing stairs, and bending. Applicants must have experience in coordinating and supervising commercial cleaning contracts and staff supervision. Possession of a current NSW Driver's Licence and high level written and oral communication skills are also essential. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of the principles, practices and procedures of cleaning and cleaning product selection and application. Sound knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity Principles are required.

Preference will be given to applicants with relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in an educational facility or large institution. Computer literacy would be well regarded. All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Mr Mike Rochfort on 9850 7187. The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis, and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 5 $34,525 to $38,991 per annum, plus superannuation. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR: Centre for Flexible Learning: Audiovisual Operator (Full-time (continuing)) (Two Positions) - Ref. 9893 & 18905. The Centre for Flexible Learning is seeking to appoint two Audiovisual Operators to work in the Audiovisual Technical Services (AVTS) unit. AVTS has responsibility for audio recording lectures and video playbacks to theatres and classroom across campus as well as other AV services. The positions will involve regular evening and occasional weekend shift work. The appointees will be responsible for a range of duties including setting up and operating reasonably complex audiovisual equipment, operating AV Control Rooms, basic maintenance of AV equipment and dealing with straightforward client enquiries. Applicants must have completed an AV Production Certificate or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience/education/training, and have experience with reasonably complex AV systems and equipment including the operation of audiovisual equipment such as slide, data and overhead projectors, video and audio record/playback equipment together with associated patching and control systems. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to organise work to cope with high workloads, be able to work well as part of a team, possess good communication skills and a commitment to quality customer service.

Preference will be given to applicants with basic computing skills. All enquiries concerning these positions or your application should be referred to Carolyn Wivell, Executive Manager, on 9850 7550 or e-mail carolyn.wivell@mq.edu.au

The positions are available on a full-time continuing basis, tenable in 2000 until 1 December and thereafter for 40 weeks per annum (35 hours per week) from February to November each year. The appointments will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of three months. Salary range: Level 3 $27,403 to $31,025 per annum (pro rata rates apply), plus superannuation, and shift allowances where applicable. (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR AND VICE-PRINCIPAL: University Counselling and Health Services: Counsellor(s) - Ref. 7934
Expressions of Interest
The University Counselling and Health Services Unit is seeking to establish an eligibility list for casual counsellors to work on a relief basis assisting in the delivery of counselling services to staff and students at Macquarie. Counselling strategies used to assist clients in the personal, social and educational areas are of a short term duration. Applicants must be registered psychologists with at least five years counselling experience, preferably in a tertiary education institution. Postgraduate qualifications in clinical or counselling psychology are essential. Applicants should note that an eligibility list is a pool of suitably qualified people whose experience may be called upon from time to time depending upon Unit's needs. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee employment with Macquarie University.

Enquiries and further information may be obtained from Ms Christine Gardiner, Director, UCHS on 9850 7403. The position is available on a casual basis with hours to be negotiated. The times of work may vary between one and five days per week. Salary range: Level 8 $32.9505 to $36.6971 per hour (casual rate). (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae and quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 19 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR AND VICE-PRINCIPAL: Accommodation Services Unit: Casual Accommodation Assistant - Ref. 18884
Expressions of Interest
The appointee will provide administrative and relocation assistance in the Accommodation Services Unit. Responsibilities include administrative support, attending to front desk and telephone enquiries, maintaining a listing service of available accommodation and assisting with the relocation of household equipment in new properties. The position requires a lot of physical activity. The relocation of household equipment is physically demanding. It requires the carrying of household goods, eg. kitchen utensils, saucepans, toasters, cutlery, crockery, linen etc to the units which are sometimes up three flights of stairs. It involves bed making, including screwing in of castors and cleaning activities. Applicants must have high level keyboard and word processing skills including previous experience in the use of spreadsheet applications. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including experience working with persons from different cultural and language backgrounds. Applicants must also have effective time management skills and be able to work with limited supervision.

Preference will be given to applicants with a current NSW drivers licence. Applicants should note that an eligibility list is a pool of suitably qualified people whose experience may be called upon from time to time depending upon the Unit's needs. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee employment with Macquarie University. All enquiries concerning the position or your application should be referred to Marianne Pichler on 9850 7316. The position is available on a casual basis up to 35 hours per week. Salary range: Level 4 $21.1074 to $22.5576 per hour (casual rate). (Under review, under a proposed new Enterprise Agreement.) Applications, including full curriculum vitae, quoting the reference number, visa status, and the names and addresses (including e-mail address) of three referees, should be forwarded to the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 by 24 May 2000. Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply
Equal Employment Opportunity and No Smoking in the Workplace are University Policies



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The Centre for Professional Development has the following for sale. For further information contact CPD on x9721: Nashuatec photocopier, older desktop model, approx. 55cm x 45cm, with 2 free toners. $20 ono. Royal blue divider screen, self-standing, approx. 150cm x 150cm. $20 ono.



 

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FOR SALE: Bedhead, single bed size, polished black tubular style with gold/chrome trimmings, excellent condition. Reasonable offer accepted. Contact Lorraine on x7521 or e-mail lrusso@library.mq.edu.au

FOR SALE: Intel Celeron (Pentium II) 333MHz 32 Mb RAM, 3.8 Gig HDD. Windows 98 and Office 97 installed, Logitech Mouse, Unisys mini keyboard, Hyundai 17" monitor. Contact Tom on 0414 695 493.

FOR SALE: Daewoo Cielo 1997, blue, 1.5L, 3-door hatch, manual, a/c, single owner, log books, registered until March 2001, QUT673, $8,000. Phone Tim on x8065 or 9716 6285 after 5:30pm.

TO LET: Chatswood. Fully furnished 4 bedroom house available from 2 July to 2 January 2001. Rent: $520p.w. Suit visiting academic. Walk station, shops, Macquarie buses, schools. Contact Ian Palmer 9514 3926 (W), 0410 612 946 or Ian.Palmer@uts.edu.au



 
 

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2000

Friday 12 May
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SEMINAR:Corporate Social Reporting in Ireland: Legitimacy Denied? presented by Dr Brendan O'Dwyer (Dublin City University Business School). 11.00am to 12.30pm in the University Union Function Room 3. Enquiries: Geoffrey Loudon x8536, e-mail: gloudon@efs.mq.edu.au or Lois Cook x8535, e-mail: lcook@efs.mq.edu.au

Friday 12 May
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR:Granitoid Genesis by Zircon Geochemistry, presented by Professor Bill Griffin (GEMOC). 1.05pm in Building E7B 100 (off covered courtyard). Enquiries: John Veevers x8355 or Ann Wilde x8373.

Friday 12, Saturday 13 May
ANCIENT HISTORY: Society for the Study of Early Christianity ANNUAL WEEKEND CONFERENCE: Off the Beaten Track with St Paul. Keynote speaker will be Dr Mehmet Taslialan (Director of the Museum at Yalvac (Pisidian Antioch, Turkey)). 14 papers; cost $97 ($87 SSEC members). Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided. Enquiries: Pat Geidans x7512, Anne Irish x8833, Beth Lewis x7560, Alanna Nobbs x8844.

Monday 15 May
CPD WORKSHOP: Budgeting and Accounting to Support Strategic Objectives, facilitated by Stephen Marshall and staff from the University Executive and the Office of Financial Services. 9.30am - 4.30pm in E6A 116. Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598. Bookings: Kim Richard, x9721, e-mail kimberley.richard@mq.edu.au

Tuesday 16 May
CPD WORKSHOP: Reflective Teachers Special Interest Group: Disciplinary Differences in Teaching - Can we Learn from Each Other? facilitated by Moya Adams. 1.00 - 2.00pm in E6A 116. Enquiries: Moya Adams, x8446.

Wednesday 17 May
POLITICS SEMINAR:Equality and Modern Social Democracy, presented by Andrew Leigh (Macquarie). 12 noon in W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869.

Wednesday 17 May
MODERN HISTORY RESEARCH SEMINAR:Visual Representations of Australian Ports in the Nineteenth Century - Illustrated Periodicals and Photographs, presented by Cindy McCreery (History, University of NSW). (Chair Jill Roe.) 1.00 to 3.00pm in W6A 127. Enquiries: David Christian x8806.

Thursday 18 May
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE: Biodiversity and Invertebrate Animals: Alien Empire (1) (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Thursday 18 May
CPD WORKSHOP: ARC Small Grant Scheme: Information for Applicants, facilitated by Peter Bergquist and Members of ARC Small Grant Selection Panel. 1.00 - 2.00pm in E6A 116. Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598. Bookings: Kim Richard, x9721, e-mail kimberley.richard@mq.edu.au

Thursday 18 May
STATISTICS SEMINAR:Two-Sample Problem and Scanning Martingales in R^m, presented by Estate Khmaladze (UNSW). 4.00 to 5.00pm in W5C 302. Enquiries: Sandra Ticehurst x8555 or Andrzej Kozek x8556.

Thursday 18 May
MACQUARIE ANCIENT HISTORY ASSOCIATION: Getting Around the Roman Empire Today Series: Janet Gale will give an illustrated talk on Roman Ruins in Libya and Morocco. Enquiries: e-mail: gjane@enternet.com.au

Friday 19 May
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SEMINAR: Executive Compensation and the Boundary of the Firm: The Case of Short-Lived Projects, presented by Professor Bruce Grundy (Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne). 11.00am to 12.30pm in the University Union Function Room 3. Enquiries: Geoffrey Loudon x8536, e-mail: gloudon@efs.mq.edu.au or Lois Cook x8535, e-mail: lcook@efs.mq.edu.au

Friday 19 May
MACQUARIE DISCUSSION GROUP:The Republic Revisited, presented by Emeritus Professor Edwin Judge.1.00 to 2.00pm in Building E6A 131. All staff welcome.

Friday 19 May
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR:Nature of the Mantle above the Subduction Zone in Japan, presented by Dr Natsue Abe (GEMOC). 1.05pm in Building E7B 100 (off covered courtyard). Enquiries: John Veevers x8355 or Ann Wilde x8373.

Monday 22 May
CPD WORKSHOP: The Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice for Researchers, facilitated by Peter Bergquist and members of the University's Ethics Committee. 1.00 - 3.00pm (with lunch provided from 12.30pm) in E6A 116. Enquiries: Alison Cameron, x7598. Bookings: Kim Richard, x9721, e-mail kimberley.richard@mq.edu.au

Tuesday 23 May
PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR SERIES:Deconstructing Colour, presented by Ian Gold (Monash). 11.00am to 12.45pm in W6A 720. Enquiries: Nina Ralph x8837 or John Sutton x8817.

Wednesday 24 May
POLITICS SEMINAR:Current Struggles over Indigenous Citizenship Capacity, presented by Tim Rowse (Government, University of Sydney). 12 noon in W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869.

Wednesday 24 May
MODERN HISTORY RESEARCH SEMINAR: Behavioural Consistency and Historical Idiosyncracy: The Macro-History of Urbanism, presented by Roland Fletcher (Archaeology, University of Sydney). (Chair David Christian.) 1.00 to 3.00pm in W6A 127. Enquiries: David Christian x8806.

Thursday 25 May
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE:Biodiversity and Invertebrate Animals: Alien Empire (2) (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Friday 26 May
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SEMINAR:The Organisational Culture of Public Accounting Firms: Evidence from Taiwanese Local and US Affiliated Firms, presented by Professor Graeme Harrison and Associate Professor Jill McKinnon (Macquarie). 11.00am to 12.30pm in the University Union Function Room 3. Enquiries: Geoffrey Loudon x8536, e-mail: gloudon@efs.mq.edu.au or Lois Cook x8535, e-mail: lcook@efs.mq.edu.au

Friday 26 May
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR: Hydrothermal Activity in the Bismarck Sea, presented by Dr Ray Binns (CSIRO Exploration & Mining). 1.05pm in Building E7B 100 (off covered courtyard). Enquiries: John Veevers x8355 or Ann Wilde x8373.

Friday 26 May
MACQUARIE ANCIENT HISTORY ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL:Swords and Sandals Season: The Siege of Syracuse. 7.30pm in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, X5B Level 3.

Sunday 28 May
MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS:The Occasional Performing Sinfonia performs Unfinished Symphony (Schubert), Concert Piece for Four Horns and Orchestra (Schumann), Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky). 2.30pm in the Macquarie Theatre. Admission is free. Enquiries: Michael Edgeloe x8925, 9428 1463 or medge@ics.mq.edu.au

Wednesday 31 May
POLITICS SEMINAR:A Generous Welfare State Does Not Have to Reduce Economic Efficiency: Economic Panel Survey Results for the US, Germany and the Netherlands, presented by Bruce Headey (Political Science, University of Melbourne). 12 noon in W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869.

Wednesday 31 May
MODERN HISTORY RESEARCH SEMINAR: Essentials for Marriage: Abruzzesi-Italians' Handbook on Wedded Bliss, presented by Adriana Piscicelli (History, Macquarie University). 1.00 to 3.00pm in W6A 127. Enquiries: David Christian x8806.

Wednesday 31 May
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE GROUP: A meeting will be held from 1.00 to 2.00pm in C3A 918. Megan Etheridge will present the findings from the first year student focus groups conducted in late March. Further information about the first year experience group is available from Judith Dickson x7464 or Kerrie- Lee Krause x8675.

Wednesday 31 May
CPD WORKSHOP: Introduction to Problem Based Learning-Session 3. 10.00am - 2.00pm in E6A 116. Third session in series. Participants must have attended earlier sessions.

Wednesday 31 May
ANCIENT HISTORY: Society for the Study of Early Christianity Judaism Series:The Samaritans as an Exemplar of Jewish Response to Sectarianism, presented by Emeritus Professor Alan Crown. 7.30pm in X5B 321. Cost $10 ($5 SSEC members). Kosher supper provided. Enquiries: Pat Geidans x7512, Anne Irish x8833, Beth Lewis x7560, Alanna Nobbs x8844.

June

Thursday 1 June
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE: Biodiversity and Invertebrate Animals: Alien Empire (3) (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Friday 2 June
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SEMINAR: Portfolio Properties of Extreme Returns, presented by Associate Professor Jayaram Muthuswamy (University of Sydney). 11.00am to 12.30pm in the University Union Function Room 3. Enquiries: Geoffrey Loudon x8536, e-mail: gloudon@efs.mq.edu.au or Lois Cook x8535, e-mail: lcook@efs.mq.edu.au

Friday 2 June
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR:Tectonics and Metallogeny of the Late Archean Abitibi Belt: A New Perspective, presented by Dr Derek Wyman (University of Sydney). 1.05pm in Building E7B 100 (off covered courtyard). Enquiries: John Veevers x8355 or Ann Wilde x8373.

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE: A two-day conference on recent important developments in environmental law. Speakers include Hon Justice Paul Stein, Professor David Farrier, Professor Neil Gunningham and other leading experts on environmental law. For further information or to receive a brochure contact Sue Wards on x7930, fax: x7686 or e-mail: susan.wards@mq.edu.au

Tuesday 6 June
PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR SERIES:(Topic to be confirmed), presented by Carol Rovane (Columbia). 11.00am to 12.45pm in W6A 720. Enquiries: Nina Ralph x8837 or John Sutton x8817.

Wednesday 7 June
POLITICS SEMINAR:Bush, Clinton and Cuba, presented by Morris Morley (Macquarie). W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869. 12 noon in W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869.

Wednesday 7 June
MODERN HISTORY RESEARCH SEMINAR:War Widows Remember: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief Post World War II, presented by Joy Damousi (History, University of Melbourne). (Chair Olwyn Green.) 1.00 to 3.00pm in W6A 127. Enquiries: David Christian x8806.

Thursday 8 June
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE:Africa's Hidden Wildlife, presented by Mark Dangerfield. 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Thursday 8 June
CFL INFORMATION SESSION:Introduction to WebCT and QuickCT. 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Mollie Thomson Room, Library. Enquiries: Phoebe Dangerfield x7570, e-mail: phoebe.dangerfield@mq.edu.au

Friday 9 June
CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY & BIORESOURCES SEMINAR:Why are there so Few (or so Many) Frogs in the World? Presented by Graham Pyke (Australian Museum). 1.00 to 2.00pm in E8A 290.

Friday 9 June
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCES SEMINAR:Topic to be advised, presented by Dr Roger Summons (AGSO). 1.05pm in Building E7B 100 (off covered courtyard). Enquiries: John Veevers x8355 or Ann Wilde x8373.

Tuesday 13 June
PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR: Critical Reflection and the Emotions, presented by Catriona Mackenzie (Macquarie). 11.00am to 12.45pm in W6A 720. Enquiries: Nina Ralph x8837 or John Sutton x8817.

Tuesday 13 June
LUNCH TIME TALK:­ In Search of King Solomon's Ring: Studies on the Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots, presented by distinguished scientist Irene Pepperberg (Associate Professor at the University of Arizona). 1.00 - 2.00pm in X5B T1.

Wednesday 14 June
POLITICS SEMINAR:Australian Democracy in Comparative Perspective, presented by Pippa Norris (Associate Director (Research) Joan Shorenstein, Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University)). 12 noon in W6A 107. Enquiries: Jim Gillespie x8811 or Catherine Wall x8869.

Thursday 15 June
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE: Among the Wild Chimpanzees (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Thursday 15 June
ANCIENT HISTORY: Society for the Study of Early Christianity Research Series:The Letters of Mani the Living, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, presented by Dr Iain Gardner. 7.30pm in X5B 321. Cost $7 ($5 SSEC members). Enquiries: Pat Geidans x7512, Anne Irish x8833, Beth Lewis x7560, Alanna Nobbs x8844.

Friday 16 June
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE SEMINAR: Budgeting in Catholic Parishes, presented by Dr Ron Kluvers (Victoria University of Technology). 11.00am to 12.30pm in the University Union Function Room 3. Enquiries: Geoffrey Loudon x8536, e-mail: gloudon@efs.mq.edu.au or Lois Cook x8535, e-mail: lcook@efs.mq.edu.au

Friday 16 June
MACQUARIE DISCUSSION GROUP: Gambling for Fun, Profit and Education, presented by Professor John Croucher.1.00 to 2.00pm in Building E6A 131. All staff welcome.

Friday 16 June
CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY & BIORESOURCES SEMINAR: A New Method for Non-Parametric Analysis of Variance, presented by Marti Anderson (University of Auckland).1.00 to 2.00pm in E8A 290.

Sunday 18 June
MUSIC ON WINTER SUNDAYS: Charisma (clarinet, cello and piano) performs trios by Beethoven, Brahms, Ries (pupil of Beethoven) and Zemlinsky (whose early works attracted the attention of Brahms). 2.30pm in the Macquarie Theatre. Admission is free. Enquiries: Michael Edgeloe x8925, 9428 1463 or medge@ics.mq.edu.au

Monday 19 June
THE MOYAL LECTURE SERIES on Mathematics, Physics and Statistics: Professor Joe Gani (Statistics, ANU) will give this year's lecture. 7.30pm in E6A Lecture Theatre followed by a discussion session, supper and drinks. Enquiries: Associate Professor John Corbett x8945.

Tuesday 20 June
PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR:Two Men and a Plank, presented by Claire Finkelstein (Law, Berkeley). 11.00am to 12.45pm in W6A 720. Enquiries: Nina Ralph x8837 or John Sutton x8817.

Thursday 22 June
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE:The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June
MACQUARIE ANCIENT HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL WEEKEND CONFERENCE: To be held at Morpeth.

Wednesday 28 June
ANCIENT HISTORY: Society for the Study of Early Christianity Judaism Series:The Hebrew Bible and Ancient Inscriptions, presented by Dr Ian Young. 7.30pm in X5B 321.Cost $10 ($5 SSEC members). Kosher supper provided. Enquiries: Pat Geidans x7512, Anne Irish x8833, Beth Lewis x7560, Alanna Nobbs x8844.

Thursday 29 June
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MUSEUM PRESENTS THURSDAY ALIVE:The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour (video). 1.00 to 2.00pm in the Biological Sciences Museum E8B 110. Enquiries: Frank Stadler x8168 or e-mail: fstadler@rna.bio.mq.edu.au

Thursday 29 June
CFL WORKSHOP: WebCT Training: Workshop 1, Educational Design Issues. 10.00am to 12noon in the Mollie Thomson Room, Library. Enquiries and bookings: Phoebe Dangerfield x7570, e-mail: phoebe.dangerfield@mq.edu.au



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All items for inclusion to be submitted in writing, preferably on disk, if lengthy, or by e-mail (vilma.monios@mq.edu.au) by noon, Monday  22 May  2000.
Barbara McGarity, W6B, x7379, Fax x7391.