November 27, 2009

Naked Scientist visits Waite

Posted in Adelaide, Podcasts, Research, science at 6:26 am by cascius

‘Naked Scientists’ Chris Smith recently visited the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite campus to interview  Prof. Mark Tester about the great research going on there.

The podcast, ‘Science Down Under’  is ready for download right now.


Sean Carroll ‘The Arrow of time’ podcast

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:35 am by cascius

Listen to a podcast of Prof Sean Carroll’s lecture, ‘The Arrow of Time’

Hat tip to the astroblogger for helping us promote this excellent event!

November 17, 2009

Exploding stars discovered across universe reveal astonishing fact…

Posted in Adelaide, news, science, seminar at 6:06 am by cascius

Want to know more?

Keys to universe logo

Then come along to the Keys to the Universe public lecture presented by The University of Adelaide’s School of Chemistry & Physics on Thursday 19 November at 6.30pm, Union Hall

ASTONISHING FACT REVEALED: The expansion of the Universe is speeding up!  Learn about how the universe is dominated by a mysterious “dark energy” that drives cosmic acceleration.

image of Robert Kirshner

The esteemed Professor Robert P. Kirshner from Harvard University will present his exciting lecture – “Exploding Stars and the Accelerating Cosmos: Einstein’s Blunder Undone”

Venue, Time & Date: Union Hall, 6:30pm Thursday 19th November 2009

November 15, 2009

2009 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honours Student Presentations

Posted in Adelaide, news, Research, schools, science, youth at 11:21 pm by cascius

It may have been Friday 13th and 40 degrees outside but the atmosphere in the Benham lecture theatre was one of quiet anticipation.

8 slightly nervous Honours students presented their final seminars to their peers, staff and supporters. Questions were handled with aplomb and there was mass sigh of relief once if was all over was!

Congratulations to Jess, Belinda, Corey, Chris, Adam, Liz, Sarah and Imogen!

2009 honours students

Belinda Gordon, Chris Butcher and Liz Maciunas

Honours student and supervisor

Corey Barrett and Assoc. Prof Sue Carthew

November 13, 2009

Pandamonium hits the University of Adelaide

Posted in Adelaide, Animals, news, science tagged , , at 2:10 am by cascius

Over 100 University of Adelaide students hope to become volunteers at Adelaide Zoo in the coming months.

The eager students recently attended a briefing session held in Union Hall and hosted by Zoos SA staff. In conjunction with the University of Adelaide, Zoos SA has been running a recruitment drive for volunteers with Chinese language skills or an interest in animals to cope with the anticipated increase in visitors when the Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Funi arrive later this year.

At the briefing the students were given an insight into what it means to be a volunteer at Adelaide Zoo, including what a typical day might involve. The students, once trained and qualified, will become members of the general volunteer pool and will perform a number of duties around the Zoo. The University of Adelaide is generously covering a number of costs for the student volunteers including their membership with the Royal Zoological of SA and special uniforms sporting the university crest. Next time you visit Adelaide Zoo, remember to look out for one of our student volunteer guides!

 picture of Chris West and university zoo volunteers

Picture L to R: Trevor Klein (volunteer and member of the Guide Training team), Sarah Brown (Director, Visitor Experience) and Ngareta Cronin (Manager, Volunteers Program) from Zoos SA join Robyn Brown (Director, Development and Alumni) from the University of Adelaide at the student volunteer briefing.