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Sex at each stage of adulthood: a Q&A with Dr Tonia Mezzini

How does sex change over the different phases of adulthood? Can sex be good or bad for you? Talking about sex can be an uncomfortable topic at the best of times, so talking about sex AND ageing can be even more challenging. This could explain why it is not something that is widely spoken about. Despite […]

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‘Roll Up, Roll Up!’ A light show at the University of Adelaide

Christian Haines, a sonic arts lecturer at the University of Adelaide, has once again taken part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Working with The Electric Canvas, Haines, and fellow AdelaideX colleague Stephen Whittington, have been responsible for creating the soundtrack that accompanies the Parade of Light show on the Mitchell Building, called ‘Roll Up, Roll […]

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Why study sonic arts?

Sonic arts is a fairly new field so it has a lot of potential for development and providing opportunities for those who want to pursue it as a hobby or profession. With the upcoming re-release of the AdelaideX Music Technology Fundamentals online course, we chatted to Christian Haines, an Electronic Music Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. […]

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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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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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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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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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