Alumni

Monash Arts’ Indonesian endeavours strike a chord

A Monash Arts delegation enjoyed a rewarding visit to Jakarta recently, celebrating the annual Monash Doctoral Day and engaging with alumni, stakeholders, academics and the Australian Embassy. Dean of Arts Professor Sharon Pickering presented at the Monash Doctoral Day’s Research in Action session, which featured alumni and current PhD candidates. The academics included Dr Sri Eddyono…

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Dr Susan Carland to host SBS quiz show Child Genius

By Bethany McKay Monash University School of Languages Literature Cultures and Linguistics lecturer Dr Susan Carland is the host of a new SBS quiz show, Child Genius, which will air in November. The much-anticipated quiz show is a six-part series to find Australia’s brightest child. The competition, which is presented as a Warner Bros documentary,…

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Mission impossible: Behind the scenes at Tham Luang’s deadly cave

Monash Arts alumnus James Massola takes us behind the scenes during the miraculous rescue of 12 soccer teammates and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand during July. Iain Cullen and Julie Tullberg report.   In the depths of Tham Luang cave, about four kilometres through a labyrinth of flooded tunnels, 12 soccer players…

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Sir Donald Bradman revealed as a complex, gifted man

By Bethany McKay In 2014, Monash University sports historians Dr Tom Heenan and Dr David Dunstan wrote a media article, Shattering the Don Bradman myth, which caused uproar around the cricketing world. Dr Heenan describes Sir Donald Bradman as an “extremely peculiar Australian”. “He was a solitary person and did not mix socially with other…

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Top 10 tips for doing business with China

By Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council and Monash Arts/Law alumna   1. Protect your IP China has a system of first to register, so get in early.   2. Digital first A digital marketing strategy is essential in China. It is a country where digital pervades every aspect of life; shopping, payments, education, tourism, business. WeChat…

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Monash’s Korean studies signs historic agreement with South Korean Government

By Iain Cullen Monash University’s Korean studies program is set for major expansion after the South Korean Government agreed to invest in the university’s offerings, securing a grant of up to $1 million. The five-year agreement will allow students to benefit from an enriched Korean studies program, featuring elements of Korean popular culture, Korean history,…

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Globe showcases achievements of Monash Arts community and alumni

Welcome to Globe, an e-news publication that features the stories and events of Monash’s Arts community, including alumni, academics and students. Dean of Arts Sharon Pickering said Globe was a “terrific vehicle to remain connected with our alumni and our broader community”. “It’s a way for us to keep our alumni up to date with what has…

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Blindness proves no barrier for university lecturer Faaolo Utumapu

By Bethany McKay   Being blind has never stopped Monash University alumna Faaolo Utumapu from chasing her dreams. Ms Utumapu, from Samoa, has been motivated to achieve highly during her fulfilling life. She is a full-time Samoa University lecturer, a disability rights advocate, a National Media Council of Samoa member, a Sunday school teacher and…

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Intercultural competence a hallmark of Monash education

By Bethany McKay The Monash Intercultural Lab aims to make intercultural competence a hallmark of Monash education. The Monash Intercultural Lab (MIL) is part of the university’s intercultural competence strategy to ensure Monash staff and students have the skills to succeed in an increasingly globalised world. Developed from the university’s strategic plan, Monash focus, the…

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Launch of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre

Monash University’s Faculty of Arts is launching the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre at Clayton campus next month. Dean of Arts Professor Sharon Pickering said the new centre recognised the “amazing legacy of the Herb Feith Foundation and the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, and continues the university’s and the faculty’s commitment to engaging…

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