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Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds
18
Oct
2018

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds

A new study by the ANU School of Sociology has found that people who grew up in book-filled homes have higher reading, math, and...
Gen Z more tolerant of religious diversity
19
Sep
2018

Gen Z more tolerant of religious diversity

Teenagers today may not be religious but they are more tolerant of religious diversity than generations past. Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen...
Staff and students travel to Sydney for 4S conference
18
Sep
2018

Staff and students travel to Sydney for 4S conference

ANU School of Sociology was well represented at the 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) annual meetings in Sydney 29 August - 1...
ANU algorithms define bot influence in 2016 US Election
13
Sep
2018

ANU algorithms define bot influence in 2016 US Election

New algorithms developed at The Australian National University (ANU) have found bots on Twitter were on average two-and-a-half times more...
New research reveals teen views on taboo topics
09
Sep
2018

New research reveals teen views on taboo topics

New research from academics The Australian National University, Deakin and Monash Universities, is providing ground-breaking insight into...
Sociology Graduate Jessie Liu Awarded University Medal
09
Sep
2018

Sociology Graduate Jessie Liu Awarded University Medal

Is an image simply an image, or is it more than that? Is an image an expression of female empowerment, a transaction, pornography, a...
A/Prof. Paul Jones discusses populism on ABC Radio
28
Aug
2018

A/Prof. Paul Jones discusses populism on ABC Radio

Associate Professor Paul Jones has appeared on ABC Radio to discuss populism. Speaking to host Jolene Laverty, Professor Jones described...

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