University of Tasmania
Alumni eNews April 2017
General news
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University of Tasmania ranks in global top ten in three key subjects

International rankings have rated the University of Tasmania amongst the top ten in the world in three key subjects.

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Cynthia Brock
Professor Elaine Stratford

Alumnae inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women

The University congratulates our alumnae recently inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.

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University thanks inaugural director for realising Underwood Centre vision

Professor Elaine Stratford leaves her role as Director of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment having delivered the vision of the Institute to reality.

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Community volunteer program launched

A unique, fully accredited volunteer training course will be developed as part of a new partnership to build a 1000-strong volunteer workforce for the 16th Australian Masters Games.

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Research news
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Hobart families support the training of medical students

Each year generous Hobart families with newborn babies open their doors to University of Tasmania medical students, as part of the Kids and Families Program.

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From fish to forests, conflicts to coffee....

A new international study has highlighted how humans are being affected by climate-driven changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species around the world.

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"I am Emmy and I have bipolar disorder"

PhD candidate Emmy is researching bipolar disorder to assess similarities between bipolar disorder and temporal lobe epilepsy which could lead to new methods of prevention and treatment.

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Foundation news
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Fundraising supports vital devil research

The generosity of the community continues to directly fund the fight against the Devil Facial Tumour Disease, with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal today distributing more than $600,000 to a range of research projects.

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Isaac Degetto
Riak Ngor-Apuol
Matthew Fielding

Surgical career a reality for Launceston student

A promising, young student from Launceston will have the chance to pursue a career in medicine after being awarded a prestigious scholarship.

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Gift in Will opens up whole new world for students

The chance to study overseas as part of his degree has been a life changing experience for University of Tasmania student Riak Ngor-Apuol.

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Top scholarship for study in predatory bird species

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Honours student Matthew Fielding is the 2017 recipient of the Governor's Environment Scholarship.

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Alumni in profile

The Hon Terry Aulich

Bachelor of Arts 1966

"My best piece of advice to current or future students is to question, be curious and enjoy learning for its own sake."

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We are always keen to learn about the role that the University has played in your career and life journey since graduation. If you are interested in providing an alumni profile please email us with your details and we will send you a brief questionnaire. Profiles will be showcased in each alumni eNews and online at

Alumni events
Burnie Dinner

Burnie University Dinner

Thursday, 18 May 2017 I 6.00 for 6.30pm
Town Hall, Burnie Function and Arts Centre

The University Dinner in Burnie is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in teaching and research within our community. Join us to share in acknowledging the achievements of our graduates and welcome our 2017 north-west scholarship students.

Register online by 2 May 2017


11 May: Richard Selby Smith Oration

Refocusing our achievement lens the real progress story

Presented by Lisa Rodgers

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

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10 May: Webinar

Do we control technology, or does it control us?

Presented by Dr Peta Cook

Science and technology are all around us, but are often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This webinar will appeal to anyone with an interest in science and technology, and social change.

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Save the dates

We look forward to bringing you the follow international events:

Mark your calendar for -

4 May: Singapore

15 May: New York

7 June: Denver, Colorado

6 July: Shanghai

9 July: Hong Kong

In case you missed it...
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Rural education: Myths, challenges and opportunities

Presented by Professor Michael Corbett.

In this lecture, Professor Corbett offered a critique of some lingering myths about rural education and explored some of the social and spatial tensions that animate the field.

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Visit the University of Tasmania events calendar for more events

Your services and benefits


University of Tasmania Alumni can now access a range of great discounts on Bupa health, travel, home and contents, vehicle and caravan insurance.

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