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17th July 2017

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3D printing to help deliver life-saving treatment for breast cancer: World-leading personalised medicine research combining regeneration and chemotherapy is being led by QUT’s Distinguished Professor Dietmar W Hutmacher.

QUT makes finals of global award for university teaching: QUT has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious global excellence in teaching and learning award.Professor Matthew Rimmer

Save net neutrality to save freedom of speech: A free and open Internet fosters freedom of speech but is under threat from the administration of President Donald Trump according to Professor Matthew Rimmer from QUT’s Faculty of Law.

William Robinson still life exhibition opens at Old Government House: He is known as one of Australia's greatest landscape artists but now a new exhibition of William Robinson's still life works has been unveiled at the William Robinson Gallery at Old Government House at QUT.

QUT welcomes Federal Environment and Energy Minister: Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has taken a first-hand look at QUT research during a visit to the university as guest speaker at QUT’s Vice-Chancellor Forum.

Theatre Republic hosts enviable line up of homegrown and offshore talent: In a coup for Brisbane Festival, Theatre Republic is thrilled to welcome two world, three Australian and seven Queensland premieres to its 2017 program at its hub at QUT's Creative Industries Precinct in September.

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William Robinson_Coffee and CroissantsJuly 14 - June 25, 2018: Eternal Present: The Still Life paintings of William Robinson (free) @ William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House
July 20: Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Dinner @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
July 24: Rhodes Scholarship information session (free) @ Gardens Point
July 26-Aug 31: Blackrock (featuring QUT final year actors) @ Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove
July 30: QUT Open Day (free) @ Gardens Point
Aug 1: QUT Business School Careers Fair (free) @ Gardens Point
Aug 3: QUT MBA Primer (free) @ Gardens Point
Now-Aug 6: Louise Hearman (free) @ QUT Art Museum
Now - Nov 24: STEM for Schools: What's on in  2017 @ QUT


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- Distinguished Professor James Dale’s work to create genetically modified, Vitamin A-enriched bananas continued to make headlines globally including Techly, NZ Herald, Yahoo! News UK, Food & Beverage, Axios, Free Republic, Innovation Toronto, and the NewsWeek story made the front page of Reddit. It also ran locally in Campus Morning Mail, Daily News, Australian Geographic, MyExpress, Australian Food Newsand across the APN newspaper and Macquarie radio networks. The IFL Science website also published the research, with more than 28,000 shares, 17,000 likes and 1400 comments. The IFL Science Facebook post had more than 3600 shares.
- QUT research into using 3D printers to help breast cancer survivors ran on 7 News across the country.
- Professor Matthew Rimmer story about net neutrality and freedom of speech ran on ABC News Online, ABC News 24, IT Wire, also featured in Technology Decisions.
Professor Gerard Ledwich spoke with 9 News about renewable energy and electricity prices.
- The Courier-Mail’s Des Houghton interviewed living art legend and alumnus William Robinson about his new exhibition at the William Robinson Gallery in Old Government House at QUT.
- Music Love and the Sydney Morning Herald wrote about a fascinating concert tribute to the art of William Robinson and Margaret Olley at Old Government House, which was also mentioned on ABC Radio Brisbane.
- Professor Gordon Wyeth spoke with ABC PM about the future of drones ahead of the first-ever World of Drones Congress in Brisbane. The story also ran across ABC networks including social media @abcnews
- Professor Susan Walker and Adjunct Professor Donna Berthelsen study about girls performing better than boys in early literacy and maths ran in Education Review and Teacher Magazine. Prof Walker was on ABC Radio Kimberley talking about parents who entertain their kids with video games.Monika Janda
- The Fairfax network including the Brisbane Times ran a story on the increase in endometrial cancer cases, which quoted Associate Professor Pamela Pollock, and highlighted new research involving Professor Monika Janda (pictured) trialling non-surgical treatment options.
- The Courier-Mail spoke to John Willsteed for a national story on Brisbane City Council naming a park after Saints guitarist Ed Kuepper. He also spoke to ABC Brisbane.
- Stage Milk named QUT in its top five drama schools in Australia.
- Professor Lisa Nissen told ABC News that drugging small children to help them sleep on long-haul flights can be a risky business.
- The Courier-Mail’s QConfidential wrote about gymnast and QUT robotics student Robert Patterson who will take on Australian Ninja Warrior’s brutal obstacle course tonight on Channel 9.
- A feature in The Australian on school disability funding quoted Associate Professor Linda Graham who said the new national funding system was better than existing state funding methods.
- Dr Mandy Lupton told the ABC’s PM program traditional semesters often didn’t suit online students who were trying to balance study and work.
- Associate Professor Gary Mortimer was on 9 News regarding a new grocery shopping app, the Daily Mail on bulk buying, an ABC Brisbane panel about retailing, ABC Mid North Coast about Woolworths phasing out single-use bags, The Courier Mail and Adelaide’s FiveAA about supermarket egg wars, and 7 News (scroll down for story) about store loyalty rewards.
- The AU Review blog named the La Boite-QUT Creative Industries collaboration for Blackrock as one of seven theatre productions across Australia audiences shouldn’t miss.
- Amusement academic Malcolm Burt explained why humans love extreme thrills on Channel Ten/11’s Totally Wild program.
- Dr Sebastien Demmel’s tailgating research continued to make the news, this time in the Sunshine Coast Daily, Adelaide Advertiser and Northside Chronicle.
- Campus Morning Mail and The Australian’s High Wired reported QUT as being among top Australian universities generating income from consultancies, contracts and collaborations.
- The Australian also congratulated QUT and the four other Australian universities announced as finalists in the HEA’s inaugural Global Teaching Excellence Award.
- AdNews, Mumbrella, Campaign Brief Australia, Campus Morning Mail and B&T reported on QUT’s new ad campaign featuring business and IT graduate Sam Senior.
- The Content Division blog rated QUT CEA’s The Coterie as one of Brisbane’s best co-working spaces.
- The Sydney Morning Herald’s Alexia Biggs included QUT industrial design graduate Joshua Abel’s work in a spread on stylish new products, which also ran in The Age.
- Professor Bill Lott spoke to ABC Radio Overnights about the ethical and moral dilemmas of weaponry and science.

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Arts Review featured a story about the Brisbane Festival and Theatre Republic at QUT Creative Industries Precinct.
- Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor’s Conversation explainer on “fair dealing” and copyright law was published by Australasian Science.
- Dr Emma Baulch and Alila Pramiyanti’s Conversation piece about the Hijabers of Instagram was picked up by Brisbane Times and the Daily Bulletin.
- Lip magazine profiled creative writing PhD candidates Alexandra Philp and Emily O’Grady and their 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction awards.
- Dr Mary Crawford discussed the need for clean energy targets during her weekly politics segment on ABC Radio Brisbane.
- Dr Edwina Luck tackled changes to taxing online shopping in her regular Talking Shop segment on ABC Radio Central West NSW.
- Susan Hetherington joined ABC Radio Capricornia for her regular segment Family Matters talking kids and TV, asthma and sugar and premature babies.
- ABC Radio Sydney spoke with Bill Lott about  the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by scientists such as those who developed the atom bomb.
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