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12 February 2018

Welcome to QUT’s weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane). You can subscribe to this wrap by signing up on this page.


The MIT Bootcamp launch at QUT:  Left to right - QUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Arun Sharma, Bootcamp participant Suhyun Kweon, QUT's Professor Rowena Barrett, MP Jess Pugh, MIT lecturers Vimala Palaniswamy and Erdin Beshimov.

MIT Bootcamp draws environmental entrepreneurs to QUT: Will the world’s next wave of environmental entrepreneurs emerge this week at QUT?


Bootcampers step up for Great Barrier Reef brainstorming:  Some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial minds from across the world have brainstormed ideas for the sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island ahead of this week’s MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

Bootcamp participants visit Lady Elliot Island.

More cyberbullying laws won’t fix the problem: QUT education expert Professor Marilyn Campbell will tell a federal inquiry into cyberbullying that more laws aren’t the quick fix the public and governments are hoping for.

Drug shown to reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol: QUT researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on regeneration of brain cells.

QUT set to welcome more than 10,000 new students: QUT’s new Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil will welcome more than 10,000 new students to the university at the Orientation 2018 Official Welcome Party.

QUT welcomes new Vice-Chancellor: QUT this week welcomes Professor Margaret Sheil AO as the university's new Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Margaret Sheil is QUT's new Vice-Chancellor.



Professor Selena Bartlett made international headlines wither her research into a potential drug to reverse the negative impacts of alcohol on the brain, including coverage by Yahoo News UK, New Atlas, ScienceDaily USA, and the ABC.  And Dr Chrisann Lee’s comments to the ABC (online and TV) about young people’s financial literacy and cryptocurrencies were picked up by Spanish-based The Bitcoin News and Germany’s Coin Vedi.

These and more media highlights can be found here.


Prof Selena Bartlett and Dr Arnauld Belmer.


Now- Feb 18: O Week (free) @ QUT
Feb 15: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Urban Energy-Hub: An approach for higher integration of renewable generation in urban energy systems (free) @ Gardens Point
Feb 17-March 25: STEEL: art design architecture (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Feb 19: QUT Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Using novel crystal structures, magnetism and nanotechnology for thermoelectrics and thermal management (free) @ Gardens Point
Feb 20:  Coffee with a Cop @Gardens Point
Feb 27: Senior Living Innovation Challenge Finalist Pitch Event (free) @ Gardens Point
March 21: QUT Business Leaders' Forum - Christine Holgate @ Hilton Brisbane
March 20-22: Science and Engineering Challenge 2018 World Science Festival @South Bank

Media release date: Monday, February 12, 2018
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