11 September 2003

The University of Queensland’s outstanding research achievements will be celebrated during UQ Research Week from September 22–26.

The event is designed to raise awareness of UQ research among the university community, the general public, industry, government and the media.

The week, which includes two 2020 Vision free public lectures and the release of the University’s 2003 Research Report, culminates with the annual UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards ceremony on September 25.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor David Siddle said he encouraged people to take part in UQ Research Week activities.

“UQ consistently ranks as one of the top three research-intensive universities in Australia and this week is a highlight in the University calendar,” he said.

“UQ is proud of its record of achievements in research and research-training.

“These achievements can be attributed in large measure to the talent, creativity and dedication of its staff and to the fact that there is a shared vision and shared aspirations among this University’s community.”

For details of this year`s program, visit www.uq.edu.au/research/week

Events will be held on the St Lucia campus unless otherwise indicated, and include the following.


2020 Vision: free public lectures forecast the future
Healthy airwaves and healthy arteries will be under scrutiny at the 2020 Vision public lectures from 6.45pm–9pm in the UQ Centre.

From 7pm, Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies Professor Graeme Turner will discuss content, audience and political influence in Understanding talkback radio.

Director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology Professor Julie Campbell will discuss "grow your own" grafts from cells of bone marrow origin in Tissue engineering of vascular grafts: what will it be like in 2020?

Admission is free, including refreshments, but bookings are essential (telephone 07 3365 3159, email anna.roberts@uq.edu.au).

Lecture by Fulbright scholar
A free public lecture by Fulbright scholar Professor Bill Pinar from Louisiana State University on Internationalising curriculum studies (5–7pm, September 22, Conference Room, Social Sciences and Humanities Library).

Office of Public Policy and Ethics (OPPE) seminar
An OPPE seminar by Dr Kristine Barlow-Stewart from the New South Wales Genetics Service on What are the key messages in genetics and how can we broadcast them? (11am-noon, September 22, Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, book by September 19 by emailing a.wallace@imb.uq.edu.au or for details visit www.uq.edu.au/oppe).


Panel discussion
A panel discussion led by Professor Pinar examining Theories of identity and difference: connections to educational and social research. Other speakers include Garry Foster from the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, Valerie Harwood from the University of Wollongong and Mary Lou Rasmussen from Deakin University (4-6pm, September 23, Room 603, Social Science Building).

Research scholarship information session
A research scholarship information session, to be chaired by the Director of the UQ Graduate School and Dean of Postgraduate Students Professor Alan Lawson, will provide full information to prospective postgraduate research students (4-7pm, September 23, Seminar Room, Social Sciences and Humanities Library, book by emailing r.johnson@research.uq.edu.au). Refreshments will be provided.

Research forum
A research forum entitled Surviving and prospering in the current research environment, to be chaired by Professor Siddle, will include Professor Turner, Professor Ron Dickinson, Centre for Studies in Drug Disposition; Professor Cindy Gallois, Centre for Social Research in Communication; and Associate Professor Jennifer Martin, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (4-6pm, September 23, Senate Room, Brian Wilson Chancellery, book by September 19 by m.vermeulen@research.uq.edu.au).


Boeing Systems Engineering Teaching Laboratory launch
The opening and naming of the Boeing Systems Engineering Teaching Laboratory by Queensland Premier Peter Beattie (September 24 by invitation).

Great Debate
The Great Debate (Australian Research Management Society in association with the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics) on Swimming in a sea of change: is regulation killing innovation?. Speakers include Dr Ian Findlay, Australian Genome Research Facility; Professor Lyn Griffith, Griffith University; Associate Professor Jan MacMillan, Queensland Clinical Genetics Service; Dr Peter Isdale, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB); Professor Wayne Hall, IMB; and Professor William Grey, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics (6-8.30pm, September 24, Customs House, CBD – $30 non-members, $25 members – book by September 12 by emailing m.vermeulen@research.uq.edu.au).

Thesis workshop
Professor Lawson; Katie Abbey, Office of Research and Postgraduate Studies; Heather Todd, Biological Sciences Library; and Col Bruce, UQ Printery will discuss How to submit your thesis. Topics will include procedures for submitting research higher degree theses, the Australian Digital Thesis Project and services available to print and bind theses (noon–1.30pm, Room 115, Prentice Building, book by emailing r.johnson@reseach.uq.edu.au).

A postgraduate colloquium led by Professor Pinar (number of participants limited) on curriculum subjectivity and autobiography (1-4pm, September 24, SBS Conference Room, Social Sciences Building, book by emailing k.weir@uq.edu.au).


UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards
Presentation of the 2003 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards and release of the 2003 Research Report (September 25 by invitation). The event will be addressed by Professor Siddle. The guest speaker is Dr Graham Mitchell, one of Australia’s leading biological scientists and science and technology advisor to the Victorian government.

Career building seminar Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research Director Dr Maryanne Dever from Monash University will discuss Career building in academe: starting out. Topics will include the current economic environment, academic career paths and position classifications (noon–1.30pm, Room 234, Parnell Building, book by emailing r.johnson@research.uq.edu.au).


Publishing research seminar
Dr Dever will discuss From research to publication: getting started. Topics will include how to find publishing opportunities, when to publish, scholarly etiquette and preparing publishing proposals (10–11.30am, Room 358, Physiology Lecture Theatres, book by emailing r.johnson@research.uq.edu.au).

Academic job interviews seminar
Dr Dever will also talk about Academic job interviews: being prepared. Topics will include interview formats, preparation and early-career interviews (2–3.30pm, Room 360, Physiology Lecture Theatres, book by emailing r.johnson@research.uq.edu.au).

Media: For further information, contact Joanne van Zeeland at UQ Communications (telephone 07 3365 2619).