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University of Tasmania
Alumni eNews October 2019
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Cubed poo mystery cracked thanks to mange mission

A bid to stop a deadly disease ravaging our wombat population is the real reason our researchers cracked the wombat poo puzzle.

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Churchill Recipients 2019

Globetrotting Tasmanians bring ideas to life

A global tour of man-made surf facilities, apothecary gardens and science precincts. The itineraries that could change the world.

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Great job outcomes for our grads

A new report reveals promising prospects for University of Tasmania alumni.

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Rebecca Taylor

Outstanding alumna singled out for academic excellence on the world stage

One of our brightest young graduates wins a highly sought-after scholarship to study at Oxford University

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Professor Breadmore

A research reach unrivalled around Australia

Whether it’s analytical chemistry, botany, or women’s studies, our staff and alumni are leading the nation.

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Allergy and asthma airborne investigation

Donate your dust. Help researchers analyse how airborne bacteria and fungi impacts our health.

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Rebe Taylor

One family’s contribution to Tasmania’s rich historical legacy

Cultural extinction, revival and survival: a captivating inaugural

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Mashuka Tabassum

Sandy Duncanson spurs social justice action

Almost 10 years on from his death, Sandy Duncanson continues to inspire.

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Lend a helping hand to save one of the world’s rarest fish

Meet Uncle Marty, The Stalker and Ginger Ninja. These are some of the names given to 100 redhand fish by donors who are desperate to save the species.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
Kristy Booth-Lark

Kristy Booth-Lark
Bachelor of Business 2008

Alumna Kristy Booth-Lark grew up in one of the country’s most famous distilling families, but now she is carving out her own career as Australia’s first female owner-distiller. The founder of Killara Distillery is one of five Tasmanian alumni or staff to receive a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

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Alumni events

USA alumni gatherings

Catch up with fellow alumni and make new friends at one of our events in the United States of America. 

San Diego Alumni Social
Saturday 19 October 2019

San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Social
Sunday 20 October 2019

New York Alumni Reception
Tuesday 22 October 2019

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40+ Club Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
University Club, Sandy Bay Campus

Over a two-course lunch, network with other alumni and friends who graduated from the University 40+ years ago. Hear from guest speakers Professor Anthony Koutoulis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), and Professor Michael Breadmore, College of Sciences and Engineering alumnus and ARC Fellow, and recent winner of a prestigious Eureka Prize.

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In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

2019 Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Lecture

Presented by Elizabeth Broderick AO

As Australia’s longest-serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality.

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Courses and services
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Dream destinations are the classroom for University’s new tourism course

Tasmania’s wilderness and cultural heritage sites will be the classroom for a new generation of tourism students taking up the University’s new Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage. Instead of traditional classrooms, students will be in situ at some of Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations, including Port Arthur and Cradle Mountain and Sydney.

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Science of Gardening

Science of Gardening is for everyone, from avid green-thumbs with a lifetime of experience to those planting their first seedling. Sustainable living starts at home, so in this fun, fully-online unit you’ll learn the science behind traditional and modern gardening techniques, and this will change the way you see your plants, and change the way you garden.

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