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Student Spotlight: Shakespeare Matters with Mahendra Chitrarasu

Meet University of Adelaide student, Mahendra Chitrarasu. He is a 2nd year Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student, majoring in English and philosophy. He is also part of the Shakespeare Matters MOOC team, where he worked with the AdelaideX team and Dr Lucy Potter to develop materials for section 4 of this course, focusing on The […]

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A day in the life of a data scientist: a Q&A with Dr Simon “Jono” Tuke

The data scientist profession has been labelled as the sexiest job of the 21st century. With a statement as bold as this, we wanted to explore exactly what it is that a data scientist does. We spoke to Dr Simon “Jono” Tuke, a lecturer in statistics at the University of Adelaide, about the art of […]

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9 reasons why The Lion King is basically Hamlet (and 1 reason it probably isn’t).

Written by Galen Cuthbertson  In the universe of Disney factoids, saying that “The Lion King is a remake of Hamlet” is one of the brightest stars. It’s got all the things that make a Disney factoid great: it’s about a classic film, it feels a little conspiratorial, and it makes you feel pretty clever when […]

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Shakespeare’s contribution to psychology: a Q&A with Dr Matt Dry

“There is something special and unique about Shakespeare’s body of work that makes it as fascinating and relevant today as when the plays were first written.” The study of Shakespeare is not just for arts and humanities enthusiasts. The impact of his work reaches far beyond. Shakespeare carries relevance for every discipline, especially psychology. We chatted […]

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Why you don’t actually suck at maths: a Q&A with Dr Lewis Mitchell

It’s always the same conversation at parties when Dr Lewis Mitchell introduces himself as a mathematician. There is always someone in the room that says: “I sucked at maths” or “I just don’t have a maths brain”. These common throw-away comments are ones that Lewis believes to be untrue. Listed as one of Australia’s Top […]

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Five (very) minor Shakespeare characters who totally steal the show

Written by Galen Cuthbertson  It’s easy to focus on the major characters in Shakespeare’s plays but we should to take a moment to shift our attention to some of the lesser known characters that contribute so much. Here, we pay tribute to five (very) minor Shakespeare characters that totally steal the show:

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The 5 characteristics of good project managers

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. But what does it take to be a good project manager? We have compiled the top 5 characteristics of good project managers.

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Is social media addiction harmful to your mental health?

Today is World Mental Health Day. Held on the 10th of October each year, this annual event focuses on global mental health education and awareness. With so much stigma still attached to mental illness, education and advocacy are more important than ever. In the spirit of education, we ask Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Senior Lecturer in […]

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AdelaideX Trending Courses: July-September 2017

As we move into the final quarter of 2017, we look back on our most popular courses from the past three months. From analysing enrolment numbers, we have established our most popular learning outcomes involve becoming more organised, impressing dinner guests with wine knowledge and learning the art of data interpretation. Here are our top three […]

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Celebrating linguistic diversity: a Q&A with Ghil’ad Zuckermann

Today is the European Day of Languages.  This day is celebrated annually and focuses on linguistic diversity in Europe and promoting language learning. To honour this day, we interviewed Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, to discuss the importance of linguistic diversity, his favourite European languages, and why […]

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