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Daniell clan celebrate a century of connection

The impact of a University of Adelaide education has spread far and wide for one Adelaide family whose connection with the institution goes back 100 years. Four generations of the Daniell/Crisp/Mattner families have attended the University since Edward Mattner enrolled to study arts, science and education before enlisting in World War 1 and serving on […]

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A vision to restore sight to the blind

Mechatronic engineering graduate Kerry Halupka took the “road less travelled” when it came to choosing a research path in her Honours year. The 22-year-old Andy Thomas Scholar opted for a project which brought together the disciplines of engineering, medicine and physiology to help give people the gift of sight. The motivation was personal and close […]

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Civil engineer praises value of scholarships

A range of scholarships paved the way for civil engineer Katherine Daniell to enrich her academic and personal life both in Australia and abroad. Almost a decade after graduating, the Sir General John Monash Scholar is enjoying the fruits of her hard work, helping Australia to find solutions to the challenges posed by climate change […]

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Award-winning cardiologist returns home to Adelaide

Dr Peter Psaltis graduated from the University of Adelaide’s medical school in 1999 as the recipient of more than 20 academic prizes, including the Honours Alumni University Medal. He has gone on to pursue a rewarding career in clinical and academic cardiology, taking out nine early career investigator awards for his research and winning an […]

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Yes, it really is rocket science

Since graduating with his MBBS in 2000, aerospace medical specialist Thomas Smith has scaled some lofty heights. The 2003 Rhodes Scholar has trained at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, conducted field research in the Peruvian Andes and delivered life-saving treatment in the air to patients across more than 20 countries. In 2012, the Oxford-based researcher returned […]

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Tamson’s path to academia

2003 Rhodes Scholar Tamson Pietsch nurtured her love of ideas and scholarship during her undergraduate days at the University of Adelaide. Whole afternoons spent in the Union Building, drinking coffee and debating ‘the big questions of life’ with fellow students set her on the path to a career in academia.

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Matt’s policy on science

2005 Rhodes Scholar Matt Wenham has enjoyed a varied career path, using his science degree to teach high school students in rural Malawi before crossing continents to Washington DC where he now works for a non-profit think tank that links scientists and policy makers.

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Soprano reaches new heights

Soprano Sky Ingram is living her dream in London, learning her craft from the world’s best. The 28-year-old Elder Conservatorium of Music graduate is one of just a dozen singers from around the world to win a place at the acclaimed National Opera Studio, where she has just completed her first term. Sky’s selection was […]

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Jonathan weaves an academic web

In the tradition of Rhodes Scholars, Jonathan Webb has not only set a high scholastic bar, but pursued his love of the arts and packed in a few more activities while studying at Oxford, including a 100-mile cycle ride in the Cotswolds.

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Mark bound for Oxford in 2014

2012 Rhodes Scholar Mark Hassall has only just completed his medical degree but already has his eyes set on becoming a leader in Indigenous health. He will study for a Masters in Global Health Science when he attends Oxford University next year.

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