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15
Dec
‘09

Biodiversity on the menu

Stewart Lockie’s book on agriculture, biodiversity and markets is available ahead of its official publication. Professor Mark McGillivray, Chief Economist with AusAID says that “Biodiversity plays a pivotal role in determining...

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20
Nov
‘09

Vale Leonard Broom, ANU Sociologist: 1971 to 1980

During the 1950s and 1960s, Leonard Broom made several trips as Fulbright Scholar to the ANU where he established close ties with George Zubrzycki and Frank Jones. He returned to take up the position of research fellow (1971-76), honorary fellow (...

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10
Nov
‘09

Research on Teaching 

Through over 70 original chapters, Adjunct Prof Larry Saha’s new book provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world. Saha, L. J., & Dworkin, A. G., (eds) 2009, International Handbook of...

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20
Oct
‘09

Second Edition of Health and Illness

Kevin White’s text on the sociology of heath and illness is now in its second edition.eSocHealth says that “The overall arguments being made are thoroughly sociological, and the chapters provide great overviews and insights that even...

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03
Jun
‘09

Vale George Zubrzycki, ANU Sociologist, 1956 -1986. and Foundation Chair of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, 1970

Professor Jerzy (George) Zubrzycki founder of the ANU Department of Sociology passed away last week. His contribution to sociology, public policy and the advancement of multiculturalism in Australia is remembered by three former colleagues. More...

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15
May
‘09

Another major education text from Adjunct Prof Larry Saha

Saha, L. J., Daun, H., Zajda, J., (eds) 2009, Nation Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross Cultural Perspective, Springer, USA.

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10
May
‘09

Social capital and prosperity

Former Sociology PhD student and now School Visitor, Kate Brooks, has published a book based on her doctoral thesis. In this book Kate test the association asserted between levels of social capital and prosperity and resilience in the rural...

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15
Jan
‘09

Avoiding disaster!

Lots of sociologists have contributed to our understanding of natural and industrial hazards. ANU Sociologist Prof Andrew Hopkins goes further, asking why disasters strike some organizations and not others, and what can be learnt to ensure more...

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11
Nov
‘08

Secret life of lecturers, at last

Reader in Sociology, Dr Alastair Greig, marked his 30th year at ANU by giving students an insight into the life of lecturers at the 2008 Last Lecture. More information

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01
Oct
‘08

Failure to Learn!

Andrew Hopkins has just published Failure to Learn, an analysis of the causes of a major explosion at the Texas City Oil Refinery on March 23, 2005. The explosion killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others. Failure to Learn also analyses the...

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