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Professor John Keane and the Horizons of Democracy

One of the speakers at the 2012 international Symposium, hosted at UNISA by the Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding was Professor John Keane of the History Department of Sydney … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dr Simon Holford and the Ceduna Delta

If you look at a map of South Australia it all looks very dry, with one major river system the Murray Darling. However if you think and observe geologically you … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dr Simon Baxter v the Diamondback Moth

If you were watching QI recently you’ll have been reminded that moths don’t eat holes in your clothes.Their larvae do the damage. There’s been some very interesting research at the … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

James Colley versus His Own Stupid Brain

Described as ‘ the intellectual’s comedian’, James Colley blends standup comedy with scientific questioning to create an entertainment about the way the brain works. He’s a scheduled performer at the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Professor Patricia Springborg on Democracy and Islam

The International Centre for Muslim and Non Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia hosted an international symposium ‘Re-orienting Democracy’ in December 2012. Among the participants was Professor Patricia … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The French Invasion of New South Wales 1802

The Nicolas Baudin expedition of 1800-1804 is best remembered in South Australia for the meeting which took place between Baudin and Captain Matthew Flinders in Encounter Bay. However,  the draft … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adam Kilpatrick and the Thar Desert

Three University of Adelaide students have won Australian government scholarships to study in Asia next year. Adam Kilpatrick is completing is PhD in science and he’ll be  working in India … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr Douglas Bardsley and Remote Area Management

Action to involve Aboriginal communities in the management of their remote desert environments needs to be stepped up – or risk losing the benefit of their traditional links with the … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr Hossein Esmaeili and the Irregular Migration Workshop

Whether they are referred to as boat people, refugees, queue jumpers or perhaps irregular migrants, the situation of  people fleeing to Australia is much in the news. On December 5th … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Professor Warren Bebbington and the Beacon of Enlightenment

The University of Adelaide has just released ‘Beacon of Enlightenment’, the strategic plan for 2013-2023. It forecasts major changes to teaching methodolgy, and the essential population of the university.  Ewart Shaw … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

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