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Commonwealth Supported Places Master of Asian and Pacific Studies recipients 2019

Students of the ANU School of Culture History and Language enrolled in the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (MAPS) have won the esteemed Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) scholarship award. The successful students are Vanessa Rouse, Tatum Street and Kaolaine Fainu.

shots from Indigenous partnership week

Karradjakdurrmirri – (we are all working together)

Archaeology and Natural History staff recently hosted and contributed to a week-long partnership building workshop with a focus on shared research and teaching with Australian Indigenous communities.

Katerina Teaiwa, Talei Luscia Mangioni, Bianca Hennessy and Mitiana Arbon

CHL Staff and HDR Scholars to Participate in the Transregional Academy, University of California at Berkeley

Three PhD candidates in Pacific Studies, Talei Luscia Mangioni, Bianca Hennessy and Mitiana Arbon have been accepted into the prestigious Transregional Academies of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Foundation at the University of California at Berkeley this May 2019. They will be accompanied by member of the Academy steering committee Associate Professor Katerina, who will also be conducting a session on “Decolonising the form: creative approaches to knowledge production in the Trans-Pacific.”

image: Tasmania’s fires may have released mercury previously absorbed by trees (AAP)

Mercury pollution from decades past may have been re-released by Tasmania’s bushfires

Tasmania’s bushfires may have resulted in the release of significant amounts of mercury from burnt trees into the atmosphere. Our research shows that industrial mercury pollution from decades past has been locked up in west Tasmanian trees.

Mercury Australia: Prof Cameron Holley, UNSW, Prof Bill Maher, UC, Dr Darren Sinclair, UC, Dr Tony Morrison, Macquarie Uni, Dr Larissa Schneider, ANU, Prof Simon Haberle, ANU, Prof Peter Nelson, Macquarie Uni, Dr Sara Beavis, ANU. Image: Jack Fox

Mercury Australia network launched at ANU

Via ANU Newsroom

The Mercury Australia (MA) network has been launched at ANU with the goal of assisting Australia to ratify the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury.

paradigm_shift: perfection

Dive into diverse projects of perfection that shape lives in Asia and the Pacific.

New Colombo Plan scholar Catia Rizio on learning Burmese in Yangon

Catia Rizio “fell into learning Burmese” after participating in study tours to Thailand and Myanmar offered by The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific.

Mish's story: Studying Burmese at ANU

As a first-year student, Mish Khan was at a crossroads choosing a language to complement her Bachelor of Asian Studies.

MAPS takes "transport nerd" on the road to success

Amanda Thompson is studying the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (MAPS) at The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific.

Owen Edwards celebrating his graduation in Timor: (left to right) Sem Sae'besi', Heronimus Bani, Owen Edwards, Lena Bani, and Frans Bani.

Words of a linguist: Owen Edwards wins the Stephen Wurm Prize

Owen Edwards was awarded the Stephen Wurm Graduate Prize 2018 for his outstanding field research in linguistics and his thesis on metathesis in Amarasi, a language of western Timor. We recently spoke to him about his research and interest in linguistics.

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