I'm coming back from what I believe was a successful
lecture, when I run straight into one of my students whom I know was supposed
to be in the class.
I ask the student: "Why were you not there in my riveting
calculus class?" The response ... "I no longer bother to attend lectures; it is
a better use of my time to watch the recorded lecture that is posted later
online for free viewing ..."
Just as women used to sit in groups weaving together, more than 100 women (and men) at UWA sat together in the Tropical Grove, listening to Carolyn Oldham weave together the threads of her vision for a resilient and excellent university.
Labor MP Craig Thomson is the latest Australian worker to be stung by the outdated culture of medical certificates. Mr Thomson fell ill with abdominal pain and was issued a medical certificate that would keep him from Federal Parliament.
For thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians burned forests to promote grasslands for hunting and other purposes. Recent research suggests that these burning practices also affected the timing and intensity of the Australian summer monsoon.
Archaeology is the study of the remains of the past but has long been predatory on the sciences and their ever-growing technologies. I was brought up as a student in 1970s Britain, when we learned of the wonderful revelations to be made through aerial viewing of almost any human landscape.
Around this time of year you see plenty of articles (such as this one) reflecting on notable technologies and events of the year now gone. Such pieces will also attempt to predict the events of the year just started.
Confucius philosophised that if you find the job you love you'll never work a day in your life. Although inspirational and, on first glance, straightforward, the sad truth is that doing what you love is the dream of many, but the reality of few. Approximately one year ago I went from being one of many to one of the select few.