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General news
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Strong 'people focus' for new Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black

Meeting staff, students and the wider community is a major focus for the University of Tasmania’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black, who spent the first day of his new position at the Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie.

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Nominate now for University awards

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni and Foundation Graduate awards will remain open until the 31 March. These prestigious awards recognise the distinguished achievements and outstanding talent of our University graduates.

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Longlist for prestigious Tasmanian book prize announced

The longlist has been announced for the inaugural Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History, one of the state’s richest book prizes.

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Research news
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Science graduate named as a future industry leader

Science graduate Matilda Brown (BSc Hons 2017) has received a prestigious $120,000 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to continue her research into the functional micromorphology of leaves.

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Busting myths about the housing bubble

Researcher, alumna Dr Maria Yanotti (PhD 2015) is using unique industry data to build a profile of Australian investors to bust some of the most stubborn myths on housing prices.

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Immunised devils fighting cancer from within

A new study has found more than 95 percent of Tasmanian devils immunised before being released into the wild have generated a robust antibody response to the deadly Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

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Foundation news
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Legacy scholarships help studies in law and dementia research

Three students received a welcome boost of support to continue studying in fields they are passionate about, including law and dementia research, as recipients of some of the University’s most generous scholarships.

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Medical students take their experience to the sky

The skies may very well be the limit for three medical students, who recently completed rural placements with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) assisted by a Commercial Travellers Association (CTA) Student Scholarship.

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University provides support for cancer research

The work of two University of Tasmania researchers, each driving towards a better understanding of cancer, has been recognised with 2017-2018 University of Tasmania Cancer Research Fund Grants.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
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Jodie Granger, Bachelor of Commerce 1997

Jodie Granger started her career as a production accountant in London's West End on the stage shows of Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King.

Her current role is as General Manager for Strategy at Medibank where she passionately works to improve health care for Australians.

Throughout her working-life, Jodie has used her majors in accounting and business management to forge an extraordinary career.

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Alumni Events
Professor Mark McKenna

John West Memorial Lecture

Friday, 16 March from 8:00 pm
Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham campus

Professor Mark McKenna looks at the future prospect of an Australian republic in light of the history of Australia’s relationship with the British monarchy and the history of Indigenous Australia. 

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Presented in partnership with the Launceston Historical Society.

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Save the Date:
Sydney Alumni Reception

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
QVB Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

More details to follow. 

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In case you missed it...

Indigenous Tasmanian, Dr Jessica Manuela presented the University's 2018 International Women's day address. Jessica began her first dental practice three years ago and together with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania and the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation, has established a culturally-appropriate program that helps Indigenous Tasmanians access dental care to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Visit the University of Tasmania events calendar for more events

Careers and Opportunities
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Career Mentor Program 2018

The Career Mentor Program will recommence in July 2018 following the implementation of a new software platform which will allow greater choice in finding a match for both mentors and mentees.

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TSBE Alumni Scholarships available for 2018

The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) will offer alumni a 10% discount scholarship to those who enrol in a TSBE full fee-paying postgraduate course in 2018.

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Connect with us in 2018
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