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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 10 | 11–15 March 2019


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you had a pleasant long weekend.

The census date for all RSPE PDRs is looming and is a good opportunity to round-off discussions with your supervisor around how your work weaves into the Department 3-6-9.  Your PDR, in combination with the 3-6-9, forms the basis for our first School-wide retreat, planned for around mid-year.  Please have a look at the PDR notes, there are some examples of how you can articulate your contributions over the coming year. School-wide, over 60% of PDRs are now due and must all be completed by May 1st.

This week’s pic shows some of gorgeous morning tea provided to celebrate International Women’s Day, last Friday.

Have a great, short, week.



Conversations Across the Creek

Robertson Bldg., 12:30-2:00, Friday 15th March: Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre and the Research School of Chemistry.

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Distinguished Lecture - Prof Donald Fortescue

Fieldwork in Art and Astrophysics - Discerning Signal from Noise at the South Pole - Professor Donald Fortescue. Finkel Theatre, Thursday 28th March @ 12:30.

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Teachers can change lives...

A/Prof Cormac Corr and A/Prof Alexandra Webb share their philosophy of teaching and learning Monday 1 April, 2019 12:15-1:45pm, CHELT Seminar Room.

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STEM Professionals in Schools

STEM Professionals in Schools is a national volunteer program that facilitates partnerships between schools and industry to bring real STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) into the classroom.

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Equity and Diversity

Social scientists have been studying workplace inclusivity and diversity for many years, and a peer-reviewed body of literature already exists that could inform and provide guidance. 

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Science July Camps

The “Future Chemist Consortium” in conjunction with the University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China (USTC) and the Australian Government New Colombo Plan would like to invite you to participate in the Future Chemist and Physicist International Summer Camp, hosted at USTC for two weeks in 1-14 July 2019.

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The Global Connection Fund

Bridging Grants (BG) are a program of assistance that targets early stage proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities.

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Open Prizes and Awards opportunities

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Applications close on 3 May.


The Hilda John Endowment

The Hilda John Endowment was established through a generous bequest, directed to the ANU to be held in perpetuity. The fund purpose is to provide support for research and development in environmental matters with emphasis on land and water – and with particular attention to problems relating to salinity.

Researchers and research groups are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for world-class research projects up to 5 years in length. For guidelines, please contact Dale Holland ( EOIs close 25 March.




Departmental Seminars

19 March
Ms Shao Qi Lim
Hyperdoping Si with deep level impurities for infrared optoelectronics
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School Seminar

21 March
Lindsey Bignell
SABRE and the Search for Dark Matter

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Further details about School Seminars or Events can be found on the RSPE Intranet and School News and Events Page.


Building Update

Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Two weeks ahead

Two day program


Autumn BBQ

Fundraising BBQ for Epilepsy, Friday 15 March, 12:30 Oliphant Tea Room. Only $10 (sausage, salad, bread roll and drink) See Jo for details. All money to Elilepsy ACT.

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RSPE Orientation

Every Monday at 10:00am all new starters are invited to meet at reception to have a short tour of the School’s central areas and receive a welcome pack.

Bookings are not required.


Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin

HR Team - Jaeger

Jaeger Hub Contacts

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan



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