Students

Young Australian Leader Selected for Prestigious Japanese Cultural Exchange Program

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce student Nikki Vu has been selected to join 240 young leaders from around the world in a prestigious youth development program, the Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, operated by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.  Nikki is majoring in International Commerce and International Studies with a minor…

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New York journalism tour inspires Masters students

By Emma Doherty, Master of Journalism student Monash University’s 2017 New York Field School has been an eye-opening opportunity for journalism, media and communications Masters students to discover what an exciting time it is to be a journalist. More importantly, the touring students have been incredibly fortunate to learn about an industry that is constantly rising…

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Jessica Phillips awarded Cecile Parrish scholarship

Jessica Phillips, a graduate of the Honours program in Literary Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, has been awarded the Cecile Parrish Scholarship. This Scholarship is endowed by the Cecile Parrish Memorial Fund, established by the trustees of the late Renee Parrish of Singapore in commemoration of her daughter Cecile, a…

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MISC graduate wins anthropology prize

Monash Indigenous Studies Centre PhD graduate Jason Gibson has been awarded the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)’s Alpha Archaeology Prize for 2017. Every year the AASV offers the opportunity for students from Monash, La Trobe and the University of Melbourne to present a paper at their regular lectures – as long as it…

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Monash University students visit UPI for annual exchange

On 26 November, Dr Jemma Purdey led 19 undergraduate and masters students on the annual Australia and Asia Study Tour to Indonesia where they are being hosted by the Australian Studies Centre at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI). Prof Dasim Budimansyah, Deputy Director of the Australian Studies Centre said ongoing cooperation is important for building relations.…

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Monash graduates take top honours at National Jazz Awards

Melbourne trombonist James Macaulay has taken out top honours at the 2017 National Jazz Awards, with trumpeter Niran Dasika as runner up. Both are graduates of the Sir Zelman Cohen School of Music. Current student, trombonist Josh Bennier was also amongst the top ten. The Awards were presented at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in early November. Designed to…

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Women in Media: raising voices and the challenges of manterruption

The Monash Arts School of Media, Film & Journalism in partnership with Australia intercultural society (AIS) organised a panel to discuss women in media on 8 November 2017 at Monash Law Chamber. Co-hosted by the two institutions, the collaboration invited panellists Laurel Irving from Channel 7 and Wendy Tuohy from the Herald Sun, along with moderator…

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Exploring ethical futures through the dark lens of dystopia

More than simply a thought-provoking genre of literature, the dark creations of writers of dystopian fiction give us the opportunity to reflect on the present and the future. PhD candidates Zachary Kendal of Monash University and Jung Ju Shin of the University of Warwick are leading teams of Monash and Warwick postgraduate students to explore ethics, utopia, dystopia and science fiction with a new multidisciplinary conference 15-17 December in Melbourne. Keynote speakers include Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner (Monash University and University of Warwick) …

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