UQ Art Museum trials visitor photography
For the first time ever, the UQ Art Museum (UQAM) is permitting visitors to take photographs of selected exhibitions within the gallery. This initiative is being trialled during the Lindy Lee: The Dark of Absolute Freedom exhibition.
This is an unprecedented move for UQAM, and a sign that museum culture is changing. UQAM can see the benefit in embracing the smartphone, by encouraging visitors to share their experiences of the exhibition on social media using specific hashtags.
This has been enthusiastically adopted by the public, with close to 200 photos uploaded to Instagram and tagged with #LindyLee and #UQArtMuseum.
For more information, contact UQ Art Museum digital communications officer Sebastian Moody on ext. 68761.
G20 Media Advice
The G20 will attract significant media attention, and news outlets will be saturated with G20 coverage. Any releases not relevant to the event are likely to be lost in the maelstrom, so please have them ready for distribution before or after (but not during) the G20.
Releases relevant to the G20 agenda and surrounding events and issues (topics might include terrorism, international tourism, international relations, politics, human rights, migrants, emerging technologies and the like) should be distributed before or during the event.
The communications team will upload and distribute a list of researchers with expertise relevant to G20 issues. They must be available for comment during the G20 period (the leaders’ summit is 15-16 November, and there will be interest in the days before and after) and willing to have a mobile phone number and email address listed on the UQ News site for this period. Please send details to email@example.com.
UQ OP Results Advice Night
OP Results Advice Night (previously UQ Options Evening) will be held on Monday 22 December.
The event will be advertised to school leavers from Monday 1 December across TV, radio, press and online media. For a summary of the advertising campaign, click here.
In addition to paid advertising, the event will be promoted through UQ channels. We welcome the assistance of other UQ areas to promote the event, and can provide web banners, artwork, and content for email or social media. Screensavers are available in Appspace.
Prospective attendees can register online for the event by visiting youruq.com/opresults. For more information contact Keziah Sydes.
UQ abbreviations in news stories
Be wary of using acronyms and initials in news releases.
Write the organisation’s name in full at first mention (without initials in brackets following it). Use initials or an acronym on second or subsequent references only if the abbreviation is well known and the use is unavoidable.
It’s generally preferable to refer to "the institute", "the faculty", "the council", "the authority" etcetera. Sometimes it is clearer to repeat the full name of the organisation, particularly if the second reference is some way down the article.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarification.
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Events and Training
Understanding Your New Enterprise Agreement
4 November 2014, Rm 132, Sir Lew Ed Blg
6 November 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg
Microsoft Outlook 2010: Workshop
12 November 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
Adobe Acrobat Pro - Forms
17 November 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
24 November 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg
Minute Writing and Role of the Committee Secretary
25 November 2014, Rm 206, Bldg 8101, Gatton
Microsoft Word -intermediate: templates & mail merge
25 November 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
Digital Predictions for 2015
6 November 2014, Interactive Minds
Future of Marketing Debate & Xmas Party
27 November 2014, Networx Events
Discovery at UQ 2014
Discovery at UQ 2014 has been launched and an interactive electronic publication is available. Discovery at UQ 2014 incorporates multimedia to better showcase many of UQ’s outstanding research activities during the year and profiles a selection of UQ’s research award winners.
A 12-page printed booklet containing summaries of the research stories within the electronic publication and a two-page Research at UQ factsheet have also been published.
If you would like a printed copy of the Discovery at UQ 2014 booklet, email email@example.com.
New staff appointments
Read details here
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Strengthen your organisation through art partnerships
To tweet or not to tweet: academic freedom and social media