Catholic University buys office tower for $53m
Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, 22 July 2011
Australian Catholic University has spent $53 million on a North Sydney office tower as part of its preparation for full competition for next year, when universities will be able to enrol as many students as they choose.
Although the office tower, next to the university's existing North Sydney campus, will be mainly used as a library, for office space and postgraduate students, it will bring a further 1000 students into the suburb.
From Rome to Fitzroy, all hail St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Monday, 18 October 2010
On Saturday night, in the first of three services involving Saint Mary, exuberant Australian pilgrims warmed up for yesterday's canonisation with a vigil at the other end of the grand Via della Conciliazione from St Peter's.
Staged by students and staff from the Australian Catholic University it was part celebration, part concert, part drarnatisation, part prayer and worship.
University offers daddy of all parental leave schemes
Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
It's arguably the most generous paid parental leave scheme in the country one to rival the much vaunted policies of employers in Sweden and Denmark.
Within a few weeks, new mothers and fathers at the Australian Catholic University will be entitled to 40 weeks' paid leave at 60 per cent of their normal pay.
Greens challenged to 'grow up' on right
Thursday, 28 July 2011
The Greens have been accused of hypocrisy for demanding a right to privacy while keeping their own party forums hidden behind a shroud of secrecy.
"Parties that talk about open government should practise open governance of their own," Scott Prasser, the executive director of the Public Policy Institute at the Australian Catholic University, said yesterday.
Lack of knowledge about palliative care leads to bad choices: professor
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
A lack of community knowledge about advances in palliative care may help advocates of euthanasia promote their cause, according to Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Greg Craven.
Professor Craven was in Canberra yesterday for the opening of a new centre for palliative care research at the Clare Holland House hospice.
$2m in grants
Australian Financial Review
Monday, 21 March 2011
The Australian Scholarship Foundation will offer grants totalling $2 million for management education for the not-for-profit sector this year. Both the Australian Catholic University and Griffith University have offered their support for the initiative offering a combined total of nine scholarships.
ACU students are ready to do battle
The Courier (Ballarat)
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Go-karts, tenpin bowling, beach volleyball some would say it sounds like a perfect university lifestyle.
But for 150 Australian Catholic University students, this week will be far from relaxing. The ACU games have kicked off again and in its second year in Ballarat, six campuses from across Australia will vie to be named the winning campus.
Stress test for unborn babies in flood wash-up
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The impact of Queensland's floods may reach inside the womb. Researchers on both sides of the globe are studying the effects of the natural disaster on unborn babies.
Midwifery professor Sue Kildea, of the Mater Medical Research Institute and Australian Catholic University, said the study would also look at factors that might reduce the impact of maternal stress on the unborn baby, such as one-on-one midwifery care.
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