Category: Past Seminars

Beating Childhood Diabetes

With huge medical advances being made over the last 30 years, how is it that the rate of type 1 diabetes—like many other childhood diseases—has dramatically increased? Our modern environment holds the key. Researchers at The University of Adelaide have been investigating how exposure to modifiable influences early in life, even in utero, can influence diabetes development. […]

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The Learning Code

Big things are happening in education. With the nature of our workforce changing rapidly, so too is the task of preparing our children, and indeed ourselves, to succeed within it. University of Adelaide computer-science education researchers are at the forefront of progress; using technology to better understand how we learn, and build more effective environments […]

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A University of Adelaide thesis project explained in just three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide? That’s the challenge ten of our research students will tackle in the national 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The ability to effectively communicate research impact is a skill that all of our researchers must develop. In 2016, we are […]

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Ice Storm

Although the societal impact of all addictive substances is of real concern, the methamphetamine known as ‘Ice’ arguably strikes more fear into contemporary Australians than any other. Highly addictive, Ice has been shown to trigger aggressive behaviour, paranoia and occasionally psychosis. There are also currently no effective pharmacotherapies to help addicts manage its use, leaving […]

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Unreconciled: Museums, Galleries and Aboriginal Art History

The value of the South Australian Museum is unquestioned. It holds among the most extensive and important collections of Aboriginal creativity and material culture in the world. But what values, and whose values, does a museum promote in the way it cares for and displays art and material culture? How does this differ from the […]

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Heart Breaks

If you thought breast cancer was the biggest killer of women in Australia, think again. Heart disease kills three times more, taking a life every hour. Progress, however, is being made. Researchers at the University of Adelaide are breaking new ground, and in this special Research Tuesdays forum—presented in conjunction with the Heart Foundation—you’ll hear […]

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