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Journalist Kristy Muir always had a passion for writing coupled with a curious nature, but never thought she could make money from being creative. A circuitous route to university, she left school at 16 at the start of year 12 before working for a couple of years in retail, hospitality and hairdressing. “I then thought I should complete my schooling with the goal of enrolling…

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Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has received a Federal Government grant to partner with China to create a world-first drug to treat children infected with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) across Asia-Pacific. General Manager of the Institute for Glycomics Dr Chris Davis was among the 38 researchers and commercialisation professionals across Australia who would each receive $7000 in Priming Grants. Dr Chris Davis. Local…

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Dedicated and passionate Gumurrii Learning Assistance Officer (LAO) Carol Edwards is inspiring Griffith University (GU) Indigenous students to achieve academic success. Edwards, mother of two and grandmother of three, a descendant of the Turrbal people commenced working at the GU Indigenous Support Unit Gumurrii in 2012. In 2017 Gumurrii, with Edwards assistance, helped 137 indigenous students graduate, covering all disciplines including medicine. Her devotion to…

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By Dr Shelley Bielefeld Senior Lecturer Griffith Law School Australia’s social security system has undergone significant change in recent years, where the poor are increasingly subject to technologically enhanced oversight. The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is part of this trend. The CDC was triggered by a recommendation in the 2014 Forrest Review, purportedly to address alcohol addiction, substance abuse and gambling issues. Under the Social…

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A trio of Griffith University academics have been awarded a high honour for their collaborative work on a research paper. Head of Aviation Associate Professor Gui Lohmann, Dr Barbara Yen from the School of Engineering and Built Environment, and Dr Abraham Leung (all of whom are members of Griffith’s Cities Research Institute) were bestowed the Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for the Best Article of the…

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By Kieran Tranter and Edwin Bikundo It is little known that among Carl Schmitt’s first publications was Die Buribunken published in the journal SUMMA in 1918. Even readers otherwise familiar with Schmitt’s later writings would be surprised. Die Buribunken can only be described as a piece of speculative fiction. In it a thirty year old Schmitt discusses the future emergence of a specific posthuman –…

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Queensland College of Art PhD candidate Dale Harding has unveiled a stunning new work at the Tate Liverpool, as part of the tenth Liverpool Biennial. Dale joins more than 40 artists from 22 countries at the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, which opened over the weekend and attracts more than a million visitors during its 15 week run. Dale was commissioned to create a stunning wall…

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An award-winning expert in conservative and right-wing politics will explore the rise and growth of populism at a Griffith University event in Brisbane this week. Professor Tim Bale – the author of several books on contemporary European politics, and Professor of Politics at London’s Queen Mary University – will give the keynote address at the Populist and Mainstream Parties Workshop on Wednesday 18 July. In…

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Norwegian-born Jon Andre Pedersen admits he was looking for change and inspiration after not making the most of his high school years. Australia loomed as the place he might find new direction, and Griffith University has played a vital part in the career that has ensued. Since graduating in 2015 with a double degree in International Business and International Relations, Jon has pursued several business…

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The double bass is the largest of all the stringed instruments in the orchestra, with its rich, mellifluous tones underpinning some of the finest classical music ever written. Legendary composers such as Brahms, Mahler and Stravinsky, for example, embraced the majesty of the double bass in many of their most feted works. All of which is good musical news for Queensland Conservatorium alumnus and double bassist…

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