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  • Leading cause of female death addressed

    Women around the world remain vulnerable to chronic disease as they continue to face challenges accessing health care and information. University of Queensland Professor Gita Mishra will today be part of a World Health Organisation panel in New York, USA, discussing opportunities to address the threat of non-communicable disease (NCD). “NCDs have been the leading […]

    Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
  • Painting a new picture of youth criminal justice

    Rachel Barnard (Bachelor of Architecture ‘04) went from designing structures in New York City to restructuring the criminal justice system through her not-for-profit organisation Young New Yorkers (YNY). For five years YNY has provided diversion programs for 16 and 17-year olds who, in New York State, are prosecuted as adults. After successfully completing a diversion program […]

    Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2016
  • Hello Mr President

    On 1 December 1961 a meeting was held between President John F. Kennedy, Rupert Murdoch and UQ alumnus Zalmenas “Zell” Rabin (Dip in Physical Education ’53) that would change the Australian media landscape forever. UQ recently caught up with journalist and author Alex Mitchell, who worked with Murdoch and Rabin, to find out the reason […]

    Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2016
  • UQ alumnus picked to head powerful US business council

    A UQ alumnus described as “one of the foremost leaders in the world of business” has been appointed by US President-elect Donald Trump to chair the American Manufacturing Council. Andrew Liveris AO (Bachelor of Engineering First Class Honours ’75 and Doctor of Science honoris causa ’05) will lead a 25-member private sector group tasked with […]

    Posted: Monday, Dec 19, 2016
  • Vale Emeritus Professor John Hay AC (21 September 1942 – 3 November 2016)

    The University of Queensland today pays tribute to one of the most influential leaders in its 106-year history, former Vice-Chancellor and President Emeritus Professor John Hay AC. Emeritus Professor Hay, who has died in Melbourne surrounded by his family, led UQ through 12 transformative years from January 1996 to December 2007. UQ Chancellor, Mr Peter […]

    Posted: Monday, Nov 07, 2016