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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 35 | 18–22 September 2017


Acting Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Tim, I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the organisation and discussion at PEC planning day - see image above. It has been a successful day where we learnt more about the changes to the teaching program that our Deputy Director Education, Joe Hope is driving. The discussions have also been very constructive. Tim and Jong also Skyped in from Beijing where they reported great enthusiasm from every universities they visited so far. We look forward to a brighter future in our teaching and education program.

Nominations for the 2018 ANU Alumni Awards, aimed at recognising and celebrating alumni and students who are making a difference not only to ANU but also to our global community, are now opened. Please let Tim know if you would like to nominate a student or alumnus for an award.

Please nominate your colleagues for the 2017 Director’s award in recognition for their outstanding service to our School. The award will be presented at Founder’s Day.

Founder’s Day Program is looking good. Thanks to all who have volunteered to present the departmental talks.

Have a good weekend.





Greetings from Jong Chow and Tim Senden at Shandong University, Weihai campus. A great place to teach a summer course.


EMCR Representative - revised

Nomination deadline has been extended...

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JCS Teaching Excellence Awards

Applications Close 18 September - Excellence in Teaching Awards.

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3MT Runner Up - Congratulations

Jacob Ross - Building the legoverse - See the facebook link to watch Jake's performance (38 minutes in).


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Access and Equity

More women in science and technology an 'economic imperative’

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ANU Ally Network: Pride Week 2017

21 September 2017 - ANU Pride Week Market Day @ the Pop-Up Village

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HDR Retreat - Kioloa 6-8 November 2017

HDR student organised initiative - A weekend at the South Coast - Registrations Closes - 28 September 2017 

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Departmental seminars

Professor Leslie Yeo 
19 September
Phonon-Mediated Microfluidic Manipulation of Nanomaterials and Biomacromolecules
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Mr Lachlan Smilie 
22 September
The morphology of deep subsurface modifications induced by pulsed laser irradiation for Si wafer dicing
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Public Lecture - 21 September

How old is the Sphinx? What the evidence reveals - Dr Peter J Riggs

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Milk in Link Common Room

Moving to reduced fat milk.

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Staff Movements

Director's Office
Tim Senden will be travelling in China 7-20 September 2017. Hoe Tan will be acting. 

Nuclear Physics
Andrew Stuchbery will be away 17-23 September 2017 at 
the 16th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS16) Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Anton Wallner will be Acting HoD during this period.

Petra Rickman, is on leave 18 – 22 September 2017.  Please send any urgent administrative matters to


RSPE Health & Safety Courses

WHS courses - book through Horus.

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Safety incident & hazard reporting guidelines.

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