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The Career Journey – Piecing Together the Puzzle: Dr Mike Wilmore speaks at School Counsellors’ Conference

The annual School Counsellors’ Conference, with its theme “The Career Journey – Piecing Together the Puzzle” was held on Friday 15 June 2012. The Conference was attended by approximately 80 Teachers and School Counsellors from a range of metropolitan, country, public and private schools. On the day, delegates heard first hand from University Academics about […]

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Oxford Dictionary recognises bogans

THEY have been made famous by characters like Kath & Kim and Kylie Mole, and now the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) officially recognises bogans with the inclusion of the term in the dictionary’s list of new word entries for June. The definition in the OED, defines a bogan as an Australian and New Zealand colloquial “depreciative term for unfashionable, […]

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“End of the Night Girl” shortlisted for the 2012 Dobbie Literary Award

Adelaide author, Amy Matthews, has had her first published work, End of the Night Girl, shortlisted for the 2012 Dobbie Literary Award. In an interview with Adelaide Matters for their July edition, Amy compares writing a novel to running a marathon:

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Faculty visits Loretto College

Staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences attended the Loretto College Careers Carousel on Wednesday 13 June as part of its annual recruitment drive.  The Careers Carousel, exclusively for Year 10-12 students and their parents, provided the chance to hear about a range of careers and further study opportunities from University, TAFE and industry contacts.      […]

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Faculty Major Sponsor of Salisbury Writers’ Festival, 24 Aug – 2 Sept 2012

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is the major sponsor of the 2012 Salisbury Writer’s Festival.  The Festival, held over 10 days, from 24 August to 2 September 2012, offers writing and reading enthusiasts the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops aimed at developing writing skills, and offering the chance to meet […]

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Elder Conservatorium’s Young Musicians’ Program

A group of budding young musicians has been playing up a storm at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. Watch the Channel 7 News report:

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Prof Graeme Hugo wins Order of Australia in Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours

Prof Graeme Hugo has been awarded an Order of Australia for distinguished service to population research, particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organisations.   The Order of Australia is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a […]

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Gareth Pritchard – The Legendary Lecturer

Gareth shines again! In the most recent edition of The Counter Guide, produced by the SRC, Dr Gareth Pritchard was voted THE Legendary Lecturer.  A third of all nominations were for Gareth, and in the words of the editor,  “that’s a special kind of awesome. We salute you!”   Read on for student’s comments.

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Foot in the Door 2012: High School Students Re-enact Mexican Missile Crisis!

In June, high achieving high school students from around the state attendend the highly successful Foot in the Door program at the University of Adelaide.  Students attended an exclusive interactive session along with a Faculty based activity targeting their specific area of interest (and a buffet lunch!).  For students interested in Humanities & Social Sciences, this […]

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Adelaide leads new curriculum on native title

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $133,000 to set the basis for a national curriculum to train more Native Title experts in Australia and address a critical shortfall in this area.

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