UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj with Rhodes Scholarship recipient Damian Maher.

A passion for bringing English literature to the public has led to a Rhodes Scholarship for University of Queensland (UQ) student Damian Maher.

1 December 2017
Prisoners in Boggo Road Gaol

Stories from Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Gaol during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era are the inspiration for a new play by The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.

30 October 2017
Carl (2nd left) with his ABC colleagues

University of Queensland graduate Carl Smith has been recognised at the 2017 Walkley Awards in the category of Young Journalist of the Year (longform), for his radio series Bionic Bodies.

27 July 2017
Madjedbebe site custodian May Nango and excavation leader Chris Clarkson in the pit. Photo: Dominic O'Brien. Copyright Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years – much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists.

20 July 2017
Part of the Wild Australia exhibition: Tamarama Beach, December 1892. Photograph by Kerry & Co. Tyrell Collection: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Was Meston’s Wild Australia Show of the late nineteenth century a form of exploitation or a vital link between Indigenous Australians and the wider world?

14 July 2017
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland's premier from 1968 to 1987

A satirical and musical interpretation of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s run for office has come about from a union of two University of Queensland creatives.

3 July 2017
Members of the W&J Traditional Owners Council outside the Federal Court

Unfinished business: Adani, the State, and the indigenous rights struggle of the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners council

12 June 2017
Barrow Island

A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.

19 May 2017

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10 May 2017