CASS talent recognised with top ANU honours

Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson AO from ANU School of Philosophy
Wednesday 21 November 2018

Academics across the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences have this this week been recognised for their achievement, innovation, and support for building a better community.

Receiving the highest accolade for ANU staff, Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson AO from ANU School of Philosophy has received the 2018 Peter Baume Award.

An influential philosopher whose highly regarded work has inspired novels and a documentary, Professor Jackson has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the field over a long period.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC spoke highly of Professor Jackson’s achievement and recognition.

"Professor Jackson is a leader in his field and an amazing role model for the many up and coming researchers at ANU, particularly those in the highly regarded School of Philosophy,” Professor Schmidt said.

"I congratulate Professor Jackson on this well-deserved recognition for his outstanding contribution to ANU over more than three decades.”

Emeritus Professor Jackson said it was a great honour to be recognised by the University where he has spent more than 30 years of his career.

“I’m delighted, surprised and honoured,” he said.

“I am enormously appreciative of the support that the philosophers at ANU and the University itself has given me throughout my career,

“The ANU is a great place to be a researcher, I was delighted when I got the job in 1986 and I’m delighted to still be here as an Emeritus Professor in ‘pretend retirement’.”

Professor Jackson said philosophy at ANU was on the rise and encouraged young students thinking about their future studies to explore what philosophy has to offer.

“Philosophy at the ANU has a lot of momentum, there are lots of very high quality graduate students and researchers,” he said.

Dr Adele Chynoweth from ANU School of Archaeology & Anthropology received the Vice-Chancellors Award for Public Policy and Outreach.

The Art and Design Education Committee, led by Dr Geoffrey Hinchcliffe of the ANU School of Art and Design, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation (Service and Solution).

The Balawan Elective Team from ANU School of Art and Design, led by Dr Amanda Stuart, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation.

And Dr Katherine Carroll from ANU Sociology received the Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Equity and Diversity, with co-leader of the Supporting Breastfeeding at ANU Working Group, Andrea Butler from ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Dean of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Rae Frances offered her congratulations to all the award recipient for their achievements and significant contributions. She also recognised the work of students from the ANU School of Art and Design who designed and produced the trophies for the Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards.

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