ANU researcher and renowned biological anthropologist Emeritus Professor Colin Groves has helped identify a new species of primate which has been named the 'Skywalker Hoolock gibbon' - partly because the scientists that made the discovery are Star Wars fans.
Fiona Tito-Wheatland had some great advice for listeners on ABC Radio Canberra when she spoke to Louise Maher about her Facebook Group PhD OWLs. That's Older Wise Learners, a network for people taking on a PhD or other study later in life. With more than 500 members across the globe, it has no shortage of people both at the beginning and the end of their studies to chat to online.
Congratulations to Andreas Sherborne who is headed for The Netherlands after receiving Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship. He is the fifth ANU College of Law graduate to be awarded this prestigious and competitive internship.
The Australian National University has received a $2 million grant from The Ian Potter Foundation to find ways to improve environmental management of farmlands. The funds will contribute to a five-year project headed by Professor David Lindenmayer that aims to improve environmental, economic and social outcomes in rural Australia by helping farmers better manage their farms as natural assets.
15-year-old Rose Weller has worked with an ANU research team to develop a way to find previously undetectable steroids in athletes. This is her second nomination as a finalist in the BHP Science and Engineering Awards, after she developed a way to clean up ocean oil spills for her year 9 science project.
Congratulations to ANU College of Law senior lecturer Linda Kirk who has received a 2017 Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship and will spend six months at the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, School of Advanced Study - University of London.