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09
Apr
2024

Iris Apfel: A fashion dandy who proved age is simply a number, darling

In a cultural landscape obsessed with women not being allowed to show their age and, indeed, being told to dress their age, Iris Apfel was a breath of fresh air.Her statement looks of beads, feathers, a kaleidoscope of colours and endless accessories created an immutable fashion force that flew in…

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04
Apr
2024

ANU grad and business leader appointed next Governor-General

ANU graduate and leading businesswoman Sam Mostyn AO has been announced as Australia’s next Governor-General by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.She is only the second woman to hold the prestigious role.Ms Mostyn is not only a business leader but also one of Australia’s most respected advocates and…

25
Mar
2024

Historian Dr Romain Fathi joins ANU CASS

In the realm of historical research, there are areas that probe deeply into the heart of the human experience; the work of historians focused on the consequences of conflict is one of them. Dr Romain Fathi, stands at the crossroads of memory and history, his research investigates how nations…

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21
Mar
2024

Advertising and social media driving online gambling among young Australians

Gambling features such as loot boxes in video games and sports betting are the most popular forms of online gambling among young adults in the ACT, with many introduced to it before the age of 18, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). The study asked 38 young…

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18
Mar
2024

Diplomacy and resistance: how Dune shows us the power of language – including sign language

It may be a language based in science fiction, but the use of sign language in Dune can teach us its real-world value.Dr Gemma KingIn Dune’s sandswept colonialist dystopia of the distant future, power is a force best handled — and transferred — surreptitiously. In a world of ultra-wealthy spice…

18
Mar
2024

ANU Arts-Law student Archie Horneman-Wren wins national 2023 Australian Legal History Essay Competition

'The Mabo decision proved that Australian law and history are mutually inclusive. If it were not for history’s proper understanding of Australian settlement, Mabo would never have overturned terra nullius. And, if it were not for Mabo, neither legal nor historical scholarship would have possessed…

08
Mar
2024

International Women’s Day 2024

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, a goal that is reflected in this year’s theme: Inspire Inclusion.The College of Arts and Social…