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Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 32 | 15–19 August 2016


The 2016 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour - 22 August

The Standard Model of elementary particle physics: how well do we understand the Universe? - Dr Catalina Curceanu

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Physics Project Market Day : 16 August 2016

11:30am - 2pm 
Melville Hall

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Colleges of Science Gender Equity Seminar

The CMBE Gender Equity Committee and the CPMS Access and Equity Committee are together hosting the next Colleges of Science Gender Equity Seminar.  

     Tuesday August 30 1-2pm, Finkel Lecture theatre, JCSMR

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2016 ANU Staff Excellence Awards

The Staff Excellence Awards are an annual celebration to honour staff across the ANU who demonstrate excellence in achievement and contributions that advance the University's strategic goals.

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Call for nominations/applications: CMBE/CPMS Excellence in Education Awards

The ANU Colleges of Science offer annual awards, citations and special commendations for excellence in education. All CMBE/CPMS staff involved in teaching or supporting learning are encouraged to apply

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Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme and Endowment Fund

The University recognises that the contributions of highly skilled and dedicated professional staff are critical to the success and future of the University.

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Viewpoint: How Stereotypes Impact Women in Physics

From the RSPE Equity and Access Committee

Two studies by social scientists have discovered evidence of both subtle and blatant stereotyping of women in physics laboratories.

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Wear it Purple: Gender and Sexual Diversity - 26 August

From the RSPE Equity and Diversity Committee

Wear it Purple seeks to raise awareness about the issues faced by these yourg people and the need to eradicate bullying based on sexuality and gender diversity. 

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Higher Degree Research Student Supervisors

Supervision Development Workshops.  Please register via the links:
8 August - Mentoring your research student into their future career (new session)
27 September - Getting research supervision off to a good start (repeat from Semester 1)
7 October - Keeping students on track and using the ANU milestone system (new session).

HDR Travel Grants.  A reminder to all supervisors: please ensure your HDR students are aware of the VC’s HDR Travel Grants ($1,500 to $5,000).  92 Grants have been awarded so far this year.


Performance and Development Supervisor Modules

The University is offering four performance and development modules in the coming months.

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School Seminar Program - 18 August

Many-Body Localisation and Ghost Imaging using Ultracold Atoms - Dr Sean Hodgman

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RSPCA Cupcake Day

Monday 15 August : 10.30am
RSPE Tea Room & Physics North Tea Room

Cakes available to eat on the day, and orders for take-home packs during the month of August.

Please show your support to this worthy charity

*Donations of Pet food and supplies will also be appreciated


Staff movements

Work Health Safety (WHS)
Mr Anthony Hyde (WHS Manager) will be away 14 July - 23 August 2016. Please contact Dr Horst Punzmann (WHS committee chair) or Mr Graeme Cornish (RSPE Facilities Manager) in his absence.


Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Bike Shed Clean Up

We have a number of abandoned bikes in our bicycle storage areas (particularly the Oliphant Bike Shed) that will be removed by ANU Security in the near future.  This space is not for the long term storage of personal bicycles but rather for daily commuter bikes.  Please remove your personal bikes as soon as possible.


Request for invoice - form and process update

The 'Request for invoice form’ has been updated with a view:

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Advance Notice – PEC Planning Day

2016 PEC Planning Day is scheduled for Thursday 15 September, at Mount Stromlo. Further details to follow soon



Training courses:

Self-Service access via PULSE:

  • Incident Reporting
  • OSLO Training Online Course



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