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Monash journalism alumni, students win seven Quill Awards

Monash students and graduates showcased their journalism excellence at the 2017 Quill Awards at Crown on Friday night, winning seven categories. “So many Quills Awards demonstrate the incredible calibre of our students and the opportunities they have to learn practical journalism skills during their studies,” said Monash Media, Film and Journalism’s Head of School Associate Professor Mia Lindgren.

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How women can build a safer world

GPS’s Professor Jacqui True recently co-facilitated an Australian-led dialogue in Indonesia on the theme of building government and civil society partnerships to implement a gender-based approach to combating violent extremism. This article is part of a Monash Lens series to mark International Women’s Day, highlighting the influence Monash women are having in their fields.

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Measuring consciousness: a philosophical approach to the science of consciousness

What kinds of brain activity are evidence for consciousness? How might you use tools like neuroimaging or EEG to justify ascribing consciousness to brain-damage patients? These are just some of the questions that Monash Arts researcher, Professor Tim Bayne is looking into, complimenting scientific and medical understanding of the human brain with his new research…

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Biography of an Australian hero: interview with PhD alum Jan Richardson

In 1946 Aboriginal pastoral workers in the Pilbara staged a daring strike over their unjust and inhumane working and living conditions which became known as the ‘Pilbara Strike’. Don McLeod, a white man with a mining and business background was a key figure in coordinating the strike and working with Aboriginal communities in building their…

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Kevin Rudd’s Indigenous apology: sorry, but not much has changed in 10 years

By Professor Lynette Russell On February 13, 2008, then-prime minister Kevin Rudd issued an apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples on behalf of the Federal Parliament. Now, with a decade of hindsight, the national apology can be seen to stand as a momentous, but ultimately futile, gesture. On the day, the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (then…

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James Zong plays Carnegie Hall

James Zong is a classical pianist studying a Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Laws double degree which allows him to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries. He recently performed at Carnegie Hall after winning the East Coast International Competition in America.  …

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World first research into an Australian sandy cay island: interview with Professor Ian McNiven

If the Tudulgal could thrive on a small sandy island and become a leading control centre in Australia’s Torres Straits, how can these insights help build more resilient and sustainable communities around the world? Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Professor Ian McNiven shares news on a new break-through ARC Discovery project underway in collaboration with the Tudulgal and local communities in the north of Australia.

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Monash academic speaks at ‘the greatest literary show on earth’

Billed as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) welcomed more than 350,000 visitors in 2017. Those numbers look set to grow in 2018 as thousands of enthusiasts moved through the Diggi Palace gates to experience the festival. The event showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. This year, one of those voices was Monash Arts academic Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty.

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