The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.
Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance. In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty. He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance
Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what
it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers
an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.
Shuan Hern Lee, at 12 years old, is the youngest applicant to win the AMP Tomorrow Fund Award for 2014 with a goal to inspire more young people to appreciate classical music. Shuan Hern is one of just 47 inspirational Australians selected from 5600 applications to be named AMP 'Tomorrow Makers'. The winners - including writers, medical researchers, dancers, inventors, disability advocates, social innovators, athletes and adventurers - received AMP Tomorrow Fund grants to help them take their dreams to the next stage and make a difference in our community.
Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, whose production
team won two awards at the annual Faculty of Arts' Media and Communication
showcase 2014 for their short film "Billy and the Fridge' - the Multimedia
Centre Award for Best Production, and The Chair of Media and Communication
Award for Most Innovative Film.
The film was produced for the COMM3002 Communication
Studies Project unit, semester 2 2014. The showcase was held at Somerville Auditorium
on November 20 and it featured the 10 best films produced in the unit this