Moran Award for History of Science Research Kelly McKinley

Congratulations to PhD student Kelly McKinley, Dept. of History, School of Humanities, who is the joint winner of the Australian Academy of Science 2018 Moran Research Award for the History of Science Research, for her research investigating the history of activism and public attitudes in Australia towards genetic modification science in agriculture and food production. (more…)

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Congratulations to Mary Griffiths who has been successful in being allocated funding from the Australian Smart Cities Consortium (ASCC) to conduct a research project on Connected Places and Smart Wayfinding for the Port Adelaide Centre.

The ASCC is a University of Adelaide initiative that aims to work with partners on city-scale solutions to complex challenges so that citizens and businesses capture the full benefits from urban informatics (insights from multiple, large datasets), the Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in technology.

Mary’s project will use a mixed methods approach that is conducted by an interdisciplinary team, supplemented and supported by computer sciences student project work for the design of app prototypes. The team will explore: What makes people consider that a place is attractive and navigable? How do they feel included and safe in connected places? Do the urban planners’ expectations match those of citizens, residents and visitors? What are user preferences in relation to the design of effective participation and navigational tools?

There are many other themes for research under the ASCC umbrella and other opportunities for research funding related to smart cities. These include that the DVCR has recently nominated smart cities as one possible priority area under the currently open Interdisciplinary Research Funding grants.

Those interested in learning more about the ASCC or in discussing potential opportunities for smart cities research can contact the Faculty’s Research Development Manager, Simon Ladd, in the first instance.

Watch the Smart Cities: what do you want from your city video here: 

Smart Cities: what do you want from your city?

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Fracking – Past and Present

SPEAKER: Elinor Alexander (BSc Hons) -Director, Geology and Exploration Branch, Energy Resources Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet

 WHEN: Monday 4 th September  2017   at 7:00 pm

 WHERE: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, Level 3      

This presentation examines facts relating to the geology and engineering behind hydraulic fracture stimulation and how petroleum exploration and production activity is regulated in South Australia.  Numerous parliamentary and scientific inquiries in Australia, the UK and elsewhere have concluded that well regulated and responsibly implemented hydraulic fracture stimulations do not pose a serious threat to water resources.

South Australia’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Energy Resources Division is the lead agency facilitating ecologically sustainable petroleum exploration and development.  The Division regulates petroleum exploration and production in the State including hydraulic fracture stimulation, a technique in use for over 40 years in the State with no harmful impacts.

Visitors are welcome to attend

Gold coin donation

Refreshments available after the talk

For further information please contact


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This Faculty Research Forum will focus on issues related to gender, equality, diversity, and inclusion. All Faculty members and those from other faculties are cordially invited. The Forum will be of interest not only to researchers but anyone involved in teaching and HDR supervision.  When: TUESDAY 29 August 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm Where: Schulz Building, […]

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It's Raining Poetry

Two PhD students at the University of Adelaide, Camille Roulière and Marianne Braux, have organised an exciting street art/poetry event with the support of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. Featuring a selection of poems from local Adelaide poets (including Jill Jones, Jennifer Liston, Alison Bennett, Banjo James and […]

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Teach for Australia

Looking for an exciting, challenging graduate employment opportunity with the chance to make a real difference for yourself and others? Teach For Australia is a not-for-profit, Top 100 graduate employer that aims to combat educational inequity throughout Australia by training and placing highly skilled, inspiring individuals such as yourselves as teachers in disadvantaged schools. 

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Opportunities for current students with Projects Abroad – Australian and NewZealand For all the programmes below; Dates are flexible – outside significant holidays the students can choose when to undertake the internship which should mean it can fit in anywhere in the academic calendar They have dedicated supervision – there will an assigned supervisor at […]

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Annual Fay Gale Public Lecture

This public lecture was inaugurated by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2010 and is named in honour of the late Professor Fay Gale.  Each year a distinguished female social scientist is chosen by the Academy and this year the Annual Fay Gale Public Lecture is to be delivered by Professor Chris Beasley. […]

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Book launch - River Dialogues by Georgina Drew

Join us in celebrating the recent publication of Dr Georgina Drew’s new book ‘River Dialogues: Hindu Faith and the Political Ecology of Dams on the Sacred Ganga’ (2017) published by the University of Arizona press. The book will be introduced by Professor Timothy Doyle, and the launch is supported by the Fay Gale Centre for […]

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Parul - Master of Education student

The Master of Education has changed Parul’s outlook as a high school teacher in surprising ways. As a recipient of the DECD Masters for Teachers Scholarship, Parul was ready to go back to the classroom as a student herself, and enrolled part-time so she could continue to work as a full-time teacher of Biology and […]

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