University of Tasmania
Alumni eNews March 2017
General news
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Meet your elected representatives

Congratulations to Catherine Williamson (Victoria), Lisa Morisset (ACT) and Robyn Phillips (Tasmania) on their recent election to your new Alumni Advisory Committee.

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The University joins French partners to deliver next-gen submarine fleet

The University of Tasmania has formally joined an international consortium which will help deliver Australia’s next-generation submarine fleet.

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Tasmania's new global centre for innovation launched

Launceston will be home to a new advanced manufacturing facility, producing sensors which would previously have been sourced from global hi-tech giants such as Japan and China.

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AMC unveils new simulator for immersive engine room operations

The opening of a new simulator at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston means students can now master engine room operations in one of the most immersive environments in the world.

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World University Rankings

Your University climbs international subject rankings

The University of Tasmania has ranked in the top 50 worldwide for earth and marine sciences in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Research news
Tasmanian devil

Devilish problem closer to being solved

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).

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CODES Research

Surprise historical discovery could help whale survival

The chance discovery of a unique set of whaling records dating back to 1952 has provided new insights into the lives and physiology of humpback and sperm whales.

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How to cope with the stress of working alone

The gig economy is offering Australians jobs, but it comes at a cost as these are often temporary positions, where workers are independent and have to take on more risks.

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Scientists discover why world's richest ore deposits were formed

Latest research led by Professor Ross Large (BSc Hons 1970) reveals more startling discoveries about the evolution of life on earth.

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Alumni in high places

Congratulations to Dr Vanessa Guthrie (PhD 1992) on her appointment as the first female chair of the Minerals Council. Vanessa was WA's first female mine manager and eventually rose to the rank of managing director and the former chief executive officer of Toro Energy.

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

Foundation news
2017 scholarship recipients

High achievers celebrated at scholarship reception

Your University recently hosted a special event to pay tribute to this year’s high-achieving undergraduate scholarship recipients.

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Tong Cui Jiang

Gift in Will provides generous neuroscience scholarship

International student, Tong Cui Jiang, is the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Dianne Eerden Elite Research Scholarship. The $9500p/a  three year scholarship will assist her to pursue studies into Motor Neuron Disease at the University's Menzies Institute for Medical Research, in the hope of making a real difference to the many people suffering from MND.

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Green Award

Prestigious Tasmanian history award launches

A prestigious new book prize will shine a spotlight on Tasmania's history and culture, and commemorate the contribution Dick and Joan Green made to their state.

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Alumni events
QVB Tea Room

Save the date: Sydney Alumni Reception

6.00 - 8.00pm, Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Join us at the Queen Victoria Building to enjoy canapés and drinks in the beautiful heritage QVB Tea Room.

During the reception, you will hear from two of the University's Health Science Professors who are conducting ground research in physical and mental health.

More details to come.

In case you missed it...
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2017 International Women's Day Address

Three Steps to Kind Communication presented by alumna Rosie Martin 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year.

In this International Women's Day Address, Rosie examined the features of kind communication and their operationalisation within the busyness of daily life.

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Northern Transformation

Alumni webinar series 2017

Transforming Lives, Transforming Cities presented by James McKee, Northern Expansion Project Director, Transformation Program.

Hear more about plans to revitalise the cities of Burnie and Launceston.

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Visit the University of Tasmania events calendar for more events

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