Justice Roslyn Atkinson AO

The Supreme Court’s Justice Roslyn Atkinson, AO, is among University of Queensland alumni who received awards in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List.

27 January 2015
Scary? Sure. Stalker? Probably not.

By Adrian Peace Sharks have been making news yet again, after a spate of sightings in Newcastle, New South Wales, prompted days of beach closures...

27 January 2015
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman being interviewed by the media. Credit: Wikipedia.

By John Harrison If Queensland’s Liberal National Party reclaims government at this Saturday’s election, you can be sure the...

27 January 2015
How are GPAs calculated?

A Grade Point Average (GPA) is a summary statistic that represents a student’s average performance in their studies over a stated period of time, such as one semester. Being numerical, GPAs are often calculated to two decimals. They are used as...

27 January 2015
The Indigenous Youth Sports Program offers sporting, academic and cultural activities to Indigenous high school students.

More than 200 Indigenous youngsters had a taste of university life at the annual Indigenous Youth Sports Program last week.

27 January 2015
Fish have evolved without developing grey matter or any other brain region with a similar structure

Like humans, fish recoil from pain. But the fish pain reflex mechanism operates quite differently to the way it works in humans, University of Queensland research shows.

23 January 2015
UQ Science Without Borders student Bruna Maganhe.

University of Queensland student Bruna Maganhe has spent her summer break caring for native animals and learning from leading zoologists at Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

22 January 2015
UQ Green Labs representative Simon Nevin of UQ's Centre for Advanced Imaging

University of Queensland staff have collectively prevented 77 tonnes of carbon emissions and saved $7600 in electricity costs during a three-week competition aimed at reducing energy consumption in laboratories.

22 January 2015

News media have been reporting widespread atrocities by Boko Haram against as many as 2000 civilians in Nigeria. But a similar escalation of violence in Darfur, Sudan, over the past two months has been all but ignored.

22 January 2015
Queensland voters will go to the polls on January 31

The following experts are available to comment to media on issues relating to the Queensland election. This page will be updated in coming weeks. Journalists can search for experts on a wide range of topics at UQ Experts.

22 January 2015
This map shows the wide-spread contribution to the ENIGMA consortium, and involves neuroimaging and genetic information from both normal populations and cohorts with a variety of disorders.

Brisbane researchers are part of an international team that has identified genetic variants that influence the structure of the brain – potentially helping determine the genetics underlying neurological diseases.

22 January 2015
The Australian Military Accord is an attempt to articulate the unique nature of military service

The ANZAC centenary will be full of symbols. After all, commemoration is cheaper than defence. ANZAC symbols, in particular, have an uncanny way of dismissing any doubts about defence policy and spending.

20 January 2015
Food resources and habitat is impacted by a changing climate.

Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

20 January 2015
More than 60,000 people have used Vote Compass so far.

More than 60,000 people have explored their political options through Vote Compass, a joint project by the ABC, Vox Pop Labs and the University of Queensland.

20 January 2015
India is a promising destination for Australian businesses

Australia’s trade mission to India under Andrew Robb last week provided a much needed impetus to conclude an Australia-India free trade agreement in 2015. This would be a crowning achievement for the current government, following the recently...

19 January 2015
Farmers in Sussundenga planting maize at the start of the rainy season

A Brisbane researcher is harnessing colour-coding techniques to overcome communications barriers while working to improve summer crop productivity in Australia and Africa.

16 January 2015
A boab tree in the Kimberley ... the region where Baz Luhrmann's movie Australia was filmed

A new, free smartphone application offers a guide to the locations and landscapes that provide the backdrop for Australia’s most loved films, novels, and plays.

16 January 2015
UQ researchers are part of an international team that has developed a new technique for measuring a baby’s lung function after birth if the mother smoked during pregnancy.

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development.

15 January 2015
Coral reefs around Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral larvae use ocean temperature and the presence of symbiotic algae to determine where they should settle, researchers have found.

15 January 2015
UQ welcomes new students.

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj today said he looked forward to welcoming new students who had received offers.

15 January 2015