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QUT News & Events Wrap

08-02-2016   Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 12,451 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter.

Data from Australia’s largest-ever study of business start-ups released

04-02-2016 Research data from Australia’s largest-ever study of business start-ups was released to the public today by QUT and Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne.

100 QUT staff members recognised internationally for achievements in learning and teaching

04-02-2016 More than 100 QUT academic and professional staff have attained international recognition for their achievements in learning and teaching through the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Floods are inevitable – how can we prepare Brisbane for the next one?

03-02-2016 Houses that float up and down on their extended stumps, cars that lock 50m from an overflowing creek, transport networks well away from at-risk areas – just some of the ideas canvassed at the Flood Hypothetical at QUT on Thursday, February 4 to help save lives and property from rising floodwaters.

AMP chairman Simon McKeon to address first 2016 QUT Business Leaders' Forum

02-02-2016 AMP chairman Simon McKeon AO will address the first 2016 QUT Business Leaders’ Forum on Wednesday, 2 March at The Hilton Brisbane.

Helicopter parents take extreme approach to homework

02-02-2016 Parents who take the overparenting approach, known as helicopter parenting, are possibly hindering their child’s development by becoming too heavily involved in homework.

QUT congratulates Prof Carol Dickenson on Australia Day honour

01-02-2016 QUT's Professor Carol Dickenson has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2016 Australia Day Honours in recognition of her significant service to tertiary education as a senior administrator, and to professional academic standards and development.

Breakthrough discovery reveals how thirsty trees pull water to their canopies

01-02-2016 A scientific mystery about how trees pull water from the ground to their top branches has been solved by an international team of researchers from QUT and the University of Leicester.  

What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children

28-01-2016 Teachers of primary-aged children who demonstrate excessive anxiety often won’t refer a child for help unless there is enough support provided within a school, a new QUT study has revealed.

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed: QUT researcher

27-01-2016 Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support, says QUT Associate Professor Linda Graham.

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