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Issue 3, Summer 2012

In the media

FOR THE COMMON GOOD
The Age, Monday, 17 September 2012
“How we practice law and how we live in the twenty-first century is an interesting challenge,” says Professor Brian Fitzgerald of the Australian Catholic University. “The primary focus of the new Bachelor of Laws is around a global ethical and practical axis which looks at how, in particular, the international environment, will inform practice for people who want to engage in traditional law careers, or broader careers. 

ACU HIRES UWS ACADEMIC
Australian Financial Review, Monday, 17 September 2012
The Australian Catholic University has appointed Wayne McKenna as deputy vice-chancellor of research. Professor McKenna joins ACU from the University of Western Sydney, where he was deputy vice-chancellor (academic and research). His early career research interests included the work of writers Charles Lamb and W.J. Turner. More recently his focus has turned to the impact of the digital age on the humanities.

LABOR PUTS $10M ASIDE FOR HOUSING
Canberra Times, Saturday, 13 October 2012
The Canberra Liberals yesterday pledged $2 million for a state-of-the-art training facility for paramedicine and nursing students at the Australian Catholic University. Opposition leader Zed Seselja said the money would refurbish existing buildings at the university and supply technology for improved simulation-based learning. 

MILAN UNI BECKONS
The Age, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Australian Catholic University students now have the chance to go on study exchanges in Milan after the university signed an agreement with one of the largest private universities in Europe, the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The agreement comes after six years of collaboration between ACU and USCU. The agreement also provides opportunities for research and teaching. UCSC has five campuses in Italy.

PARAMEDIC SKILLS PUT TO TEST
Ballarat Courier, Monday, 15 October 2012
Paramedics need to be resourceful and ready for anything. That’s why 25 paramedicine and nursing students from Australian Catholic University’s Aquinas Campus were thrown into Wombat State Forest near Trentham at the weekend, where all their skills were put to the test in a simulated wilderness medicine emergency course.

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS ABROAD
Brisbane Times, Monday, 8 October 2012
Australian Catholic University students also have the opportunity to study overseas as part of their degree. As well as partnering with 70 universities in 21 countries, ACU offers short-term programs, too. This year ACU lecturer Marie Quinn led six undergraduate education students to the remote province of Torba, in Vanuatu, where they were immersed in village life for two weeks.

FEE ‘ELASTICITY’ DESIRABLE:CRAVEN
The Australian, Thursday, 4 October 2012
Uncapped university fees, including fullfees, should be considered if they can be introduced in a principled way, according to Australian Catholic University boss Greg Craven. “I think there are possibilities that could be looked at,” Professor Craven said during yesterday’s National Press Club address at Parliament House.

BRIDGE TO THE STARS
Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 3 August 2012
The federal government has pitched in $21 million for an initiative with five Sydney universities to inspire those teenagers who might never have thought of going to university and gaining a degree. The federal government’s ambition is for more than 40 per cent of the population to have a degree by 2025.

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