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Natasha’s gift of education

Quality education for everyone – no matter what their background – has been a key motivator for Natasha Stott Despoja AM for as long as she can remember. For the past five years Natasha has funded an undergraduate scholarship to support a financially disadvantaged female student of academic merit to study humanities full-time. “Scholarships are […]

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Still united by drama – 25 years on

Three former University of Adelaide drama classmates have joined forces in the South Australian premiere of The Dark Room by Angela Betzien. Director David Mealor, actor Nick Garsden and publicist Connie Kosti studied together in the late 1980s before heading off on varied career paths within the world of theatre. With their combined years of […]

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A colourful adventure in sound

Bachelor of Music graduate Jakub Gaudasinski has achieved international success with the global release of his electronic music record Entanglement – his most ambitious musical project to date. Building upon a strong academic foundation at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium, Jakub has taken the art of music-making to new levels, proving he has what it takes […]

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A global citizen making a better world for women

Jane Sloane sees herself as a ‘citizen of the world’ and while she has called many corners of the globe home, she firmly holds onto her Australian identity. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide in 1985 and later completing a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of […]

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Help us save Elder Hall

There are defining moments in everyone’s life and for cellist Janis Laurs, a crucial one occurred in Elder Hall on a sunny winter’s afternoon in 1959. “My parents took me to see the Elder Conservatorium Junior Orchestra when I was eight years old and I was absolutely mesmerised. That day I fell in love with […]

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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Staff profile: Dr Joy McEntee

Award-winning teacher Dr Joy McEntee joined the University of Adelaide in 1998 and currently lectures in American literature and film in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing. Dr McEntee has received a number of distinctions based on the quality of her teaching, including a Stephen Cole Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2000), a Fulbright […]

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Law wins out over music and maths

Triple degree graduate Brendan Lim has kept his career choices wide open, holding degrees in law, music and mathematics from the University of Adelaide. A legal path beckons for now, with the 28-year-old currently completing his JSD at Yale Law School after a stint as Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of Australia. Brendan is a General […]

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A play on words brings career satisfaction

A passion for Shakespeare and research has evolved into a fulfilling career in the United Kingdom for BA graduate Sarah Olive. The 31-year-old former Adelaide resident is combining her interest in the world’s most famous bard and her Bachelor of Arts degree in her current role – program leader for the BA English in Education […]

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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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