School lunchbox inspections ‘perverse’

A University of Queensland health expert has labelled the practice of inspecting children’s lunchboxes at school as both “perverse” and unlikely to improve children’s health.

29 May 2015
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National awards for innovative research

Innovative bioscience and infrastructure research from two University of Queensland academics has been recognised with national awards.

28 May 2015
Caption: Professor Zhiguo Yuan and Dr Leigh Ward have received Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Awards.

The University of Queensland Forgan Smith building will be lit up in maroon from tomorrow until 7 June to celebrate Queensland Week.

29 May 2015
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A University of Queensland health expert has labelled the practice of inspecting children’s lunchboxes at school as both “perverse” and unlikely to improve children’s health.

29 May 2015
Caption: Professor Zhiguo Yuan and Dr Leigh Ward have received Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Awards.

Innovative bioscience and infrastructure research from two University of Queensland academics has been recognised with national awards.

28 May 2015
QBI's Nick Nacsa and Ross Dixon will run in the City2South on Saturday 14 June

University of Queensland staff will be racing for research at The Brisbane Times City2South fun run on Sunday 14 June.

28 May 2015
Professor John McGrath

Hallucinations and delusions in the general population are more common than previously thought.

28 May 2015
Survival rates for high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients have not changed significantly in 30 years

Ovarian cancer cells can lock into survival mode and avoid being destroyed by chemotherapy, an international study reports.

28 May 2015

The shortage of medical practitioners in regional rural and remote areas of Australia continues despite government initiatives.

27 May 2015
A UQ team has identified the elusive bread-quality gene.

Australian farmers can look forward to growing a boutique, high-yield wheat that is adapted to local conditions – and among the best in the world for making bread.

27 May 2015
The ICTE-UQ class behind the ICed-TEa fundraiser

University of Queensland students from eight countries are banding together to raise money to help an Australian organisation beat cancer.

26 May 2015
Dr James Kirby has commenced a new study to examine the link between self-compassion and parenting.

The struggle of parenting is real, but are mothers and fathers making the situation worse by failing to give themselves sufficient credit?

26 May 2015
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Three hundred Brisbane adults aged over 65 years are set to benefit from a $1.3 million joint Burnie Brae Centre and University of Queensland project to boost strength and balance.

26 May 2015

The University of Queensland is assessing community submissions regarding its draft master plan, which was released for public feedback in early April.

26 May 2015

Climate geoengineering may be the only way to save coral reefs from destructive mass bleaching, according to new research involving the University of Queensland.

25 May 2015
The Australian Academy of Science welcomed five new UQ Fellows this week.

The University of Queensland has confirmed its place as a leading institution for science and innovation, with the Australian Academy of Science welcoming five new UQ Fellows today (25 May).

25 May 2015

A “nightmarish” vision of a future in which technology makes physical education more boring, judgmental and narrow is driving a new study by a University of Queensland academic.

25 May 2015

UQ’s Forgan Smith Building will be bathed in red light for the fourth year in a row, to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

25 May 2015
Community Garden representative Noeleen Warman

The hard work and creativity of a keen group of University of Queensland students have seen an idea bloom into the successful creation of the UQ Gatton Community Garden.

25 May 2015
The traditional herder lifestyle of Mongolia faces many challenges from the boom in mining

Mining provides income and infrastructure to Mongolia, but it also brings drastic social and environmental changes, new research shows.

25 May 2015
Ice bucket.

Bucket-loads of icy water dunked on Australian heads last year has translated into more than a million dollars, enough to pool a team of experts to find treatments for motor neurone disease (MND).

22 May 2015

TEDxUQ returns tomorrow for its third annual installment of sharing “ideas worth spreading” at The University of Queensland.

22 May 2015