QUT News Wrap
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Could volcanic eruptions in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?
Could the pumice that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef? World-first research conducted by QUT geologist Dr Scott Bryan indicates that yes, this is not only possible, but could be how the Great Barrier Reef formed in the first place.
Win a scooter at QUT Open Day this Sunday
Imagine pulling up to your first day of university on a scooter. A free one. QUT is giving prospective students the chance to win an Aprilia Sport City One 50cc scooter, one-year registration and all the required gear at the QUT Open Day on Sunday, July 29.
How a skateboard can turn maths Deadly
This semester students at schools all over Queensland will take their maths learning beyond the classroom, incorporating hands-on experiences like disecting food and analysing skateboard turns. The revolutionary primary school maths program has been developed for Indigenous and low socio-economic students by education researchers at QUT's YuMi Deadly Centre and is bringing maths into the real world to make it more relevant to students.
LIKE: Smart phones for smart health - Gen Y the target
Queensland researchers are calling on Gen Y hipsters to take part in a new research project to promote better health via text messaging. The joint QUT/Cancer Council Queensland study will create a personalised text message program for Queenslanders aged 18 to 42, based on an evaluation of each person's lifestyle.
How to measure influence: using Twitter to rate Australian news sites
It's clear that newspapers in their traditional form are approaching a point of no return, as news consumption habits are changing for good, says QUT's Associate Professor Axel Bruns.
Tristin prepares for Bridge to Brisbane 'battle'
Tristin Condon's motto is: if you fall, get up again. The 31-year-old QUT postgraduate student, who has cerebral palsy, is going to put that philosophy to the test when he takes part in the Bridge to Brisbane on September 2.
Emergency Shelter Exhibition
QUT architecture and design students, led by masters student Alex Dickenson, have helped set up an Emergency Shelter Exhibition in Brisbane's King George Square.
QUT's "Sensational Seven" compete at Olympics
A reminder to sports fans ... Keep an eye out for the QUT students who will be competing at the London Olympics from this Saturday! Our "Sensational Seven" are: Bronte Barratt, swimming; Cate Campbell, swimming; Eloise Amberger, synchronised swimming; Christian Sprenger, swimming; Madonna Blyth, hockey; Andrew McCabe, running; and Sophie Smith, water polo.
QUT Open Day
It's going to be awesome... Tell your neighbours, your friends, your kids and everyone else to come along to our Open Day this Sunday, July 29, at Kelvin Grove campus. Their future could depend on it!
Tickets are on sale now to see QUT's third-year actors in the Arthur Miller classic, The Crucible, from August 13. Set in puritanical America in the 1690s, it plays out against the backdrop of the mad witch hunts of the historical Salem witch trials.
William Robinson: Insights
Visit the William Robinson Gallery at Old Government House for a rare glimpse into the work of one of Australia's most important artists through the eyes of three of the nation's leading artistic figures - visual artist Davida Allen, art historian Betty Churcher and author David Malouf. Old Government House is located on QUT's Gardens Point campus in the Brisbane CBD. www.ogh.qut.edu.au
Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix
Check out the latest exhibition at QUT Art Museum to see why Roy Lichtenstein's name is synonymous with the Pop Art movement. You'll know his work when you see it - his characteristic comic strip, benday dot imagery has entered the collective subconscious as an instantly recognisable graphic aesthetic. www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au
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