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QUT News & Events Wrap

25-07-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 14,020 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this wrap, please email media@qut.edu.au

QUT News & Events Wrap

18-07-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 13,974 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this wrap, please email media@qut.edu.au.

QUT News & Events Wrap

11-07-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 13,908 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this wrap, please email media@qut.edu.au.

How hitchhikers are building Australia’s reef and marine life

08-07-2016 An ongoing study by a QUT PhD ecologist is finding future pumice producing volcanic eruptions across the Pacific are likely to help build coral reefs and add to Australia’s marine biodiversity, even as ocean temperatures warm.

2016 Signato Foundation medallist announced

29-07-2016 - 29-07-2016 QUT has been celebrating the recognition of the late Dr JJW (Bill) Siganto AM being named 2016 Queensland Community Philanthropist of the Year. The announcement by the Queensland Community Foundation in June acknowledges Dr Siganto’s outstanding contribution to charity and community service through giving time, generating funds, and encouraging others to give.During his lifetime, Dr Siganto contributed his phenomenal leadership to many charitable organisations. A mechanical engineer by trade who established his company Siganto and Stacey Pty Ltd in 1967, Bill had a long association with QUT and its predecessor institutions, including as a QUT Council member and then Deputy Chancellor from 1989 to 1994. His enormous contribution to tertiary education was recognised when he received an honorary doctorate from QUT in 1995 and he became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1997.

Mammals diversified only after dinosaur extinction left space

04-07-2016 Humans’ early mammal relatives likely diversified 66 million years ago, after the extinction of dinosaurs opened up space for animals such as big cats, horses, elephants and eventually apes to evolve.

QUT News & Events Wrap

28-06-2016 Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 13,809 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter. To subscribe to this wrap, please email media@qut.edu.au

Northside STEM challenge: School robotics journey starts now!

27-06-2016 High school students on Brisbane's northside have embarked on an eight-week robotics journey that will see them learn about – and create – miniature robots with the help of QUT.

US signs bio-energy research pact with QUT

27-06-2016 A research partnership between QUT and a US National Laboratory aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop new ways of creating bio-energy from plant material.

Green still a dream, petrol tipped to drive Australian car market in 2030

21-06-2016 Petrol-powered vehicles are predicted to dominate the Australian car market in the year 2030 despite the growing concern of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment, a QUT-led study has found.

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