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Join us at The Long Table Dinner for the launch of BLOOM – A Jacaranda Festival. This three-course meal will be hosted under the jacarandas by the UQ Lakes on Monday 22 October. Ticket sales are $25 per person. RSVP by Friday 19 October.

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Join us on Friday 19 October for the UQ Physics Colloquium as Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Professor of Physics at UQ, presents 'Tools of Light: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics'. In this colloquium Professor Rubinsztein-Dunlop explains the physics behind the prize. For enquiries and to RSVP, contact admin.physics@uq.edu.au.
Join the UQ Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Potter, for the second Vice-Chancellor's concert of 2018 in a program that celebrates two musically political giants of the twentieth century – Lenny and Dmitri: Cold War Titans. The concert will be held at the QPAC Concert Hall on Sunday 21 October. Tickets are on sale via the QPAC website.
UQ submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) to explore a possible partnership with The Ramsay Centre on Friday 12 October 2018.

 

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Try something new at UQ Sport's Glow in the Dark Zumba class, Tuesday 23 Oct, 6:30pm. Free to all, just bring your inner glow! Strictly first in best dressed.
Thank you to everyone who completed the ICT policy survey. We received over 820 responses and the feedback has proven very useful. If you’d like to see the latest policy drafts, or be involved in consultation for new procedures, please contact Mark Richardson, IT Strategy, Policy and Assurance at mark.richardson@uq.edu.au.
UQ has identified cyber security as a top 10 enterprise risk. Cyber security awareness training is now mandatory for staff to help protect you and UQ from cyber threats; have you completed your training? For more information visit the Cyber security awareness training website or contact Marc Blum, IT Security Architect at marc@uq.edu.au.
Like all good celebrities, UQ Sport has announced its Come & Try comeback tour, and this time staff, alumni and the general public are invited! Between Monday 22–Friday 26 October you can try 70+ Group Fitness classes and activities for free! Download the timetable now.
The project aims to identify electronic assessment solutions that facilitate improved pedagogical practices while addressing current administrative issues. Stage one will identify requirements of an eAssessment solution(s) that supports the breadth of assessment at UQ through consultation and engagement with schools, faculties and key stakeholders including IT and central exams.
Take your marks for the annual 1500m Classic on Thursday 1 November at the UQ Sport Athletics Centre! This iconic event attracts top-level middle-distance runners from all over Australia. Race entries close Wednesday 31 October. Entry is free for spectators. For enquiries, contact athletics@uqsport.com.au.
Applications are open for the Promoting Women Fellowships. The Fellowship program aims to support career progression and enhance the promotion prospects of academic women. Applications close on Friday 2 November 2018. For more information, email ideals@uq.edu.au.
Submissions for Student-Staff Partnership (SSP) Projects for Semester 1, 2019 open soon. Staff members who have an idea on how to enhance the UQ student experience can submit their project proposal via the SSP website from 29 October–30 November 2018. All suitable projects will receive funding for student partner grants.
Teaching and Learning Week (29 October–2 November) is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and share innovative teaching and learning practices that engage and inspire students.To celebrate UQ's educational excellence, a range of interactive workshops and events will be held throughout the week. Register for events on the Teaching and Learning Week website.
A number of food outlets have signed up for UQ Unwrapped, a sustainability initiative to reduce the University's plastic footprint. Staff can support this waste-reduction program by joining the UQ Unwrapped Facebook group. Click to learn more.
The public consultation process for the proposed new St Lucia Site Development Plan (SDP) has been further extended. Submissions will now be accepted until 2 November 2018, through an online survey or email sitedevelopmentplan@uq.edu.au. Click to access the survey, and to learn more.
Join us for BLOOM's launch event – The Long Table Dinner. The event will host 200 people under the jacarandas by UQ Lakes on Monday 22 October. Ticket sales are $25 per person. Please RSVP by Friday 19 October. Click to learn more.
Celebrate the outstanding sporting achievements of UQ’s finest student-athletes at the 2018 UQ Blues Awards Dinner on Friday 2 November. Special guest speaker for the night is former Wallaby captain, Stephen Moore. Ticket sales close 24 October. Click to learn more, or contact events@uqsport.com.au.
Join the Stories for Reconciliation Club's final meeting for 2018 on 14 November, where we will discuss themes and scenes from the ABC Series Wrong Kind of Black, based on Boori Monty Pryor's life in the 60s and 70s. Click to learn more.
Do you know an elite student-athlete looking to strive for greatness? Applications for 2019 UQ Sporting Scholarships close 31 October. Don't let them miss out!
Australian and international researchers (from AAF and eduGAIN institutions) added to UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) projects can use their institutional credentials to access the project's research data via cloud.rdm.uq.edu.au. Health professionals, NGOs, state government partners or any other industry collaborators can now also log in with LinkedIn.
UQ Sport are coming in hot with a killer line-up of Social Sports on offer this summer! Bring the heat in netball, touch football, badminton, soccer, water polo, hockey and stacks more for an all-star season of social fun. Open to staff and the wider public.
UQ Sport's Social Mixed AFL competition is perfect for staff and the wider public this summer! With a smaller field, fewer players, no tackling, and a shorter playing time, this form of touch AFL is fun and friendly, while still providing a killer workout! Click to learn more and enrol.
Join #uqlife for their last major event of the year; BLOOM – a Jacaranda festival. Enjoy FREE popup events, music, light installations, arts and crafts, sport and much more. Click to learn more.
A partnership between UQ and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) will pave the way for students and academics to address issues affecting India, Australia and global communities. The Academy of Research (UQIDAR) will enable students to gain a global qualification from both UQ and IITD.
A new food complex will replace the existing Physiol refectory at the St Lucia campus, and a redevelopment of the former Staff House (building 41) will provide a new home for services and leisure facilities operated by the student union.
From today, UQ's new brand guidelines are available. A style guide and templates are available on the OMC website for staff to use. Contact brand@uq.edu.au for more information.
For Safe Work Month UQ's Health, Safety and Workplace Division is sponsoring some great events that provides helpful information on how to keep our workplaces safe, such as a HSW Safety Forum, Mental Health Workshops, Biosafety updates and workshop, the UQ 10,000 steps challenge, and more!
Non-confidential proposals are invited for small molecule or biotherapeutic drug discovery and development in the areas of oncology, autoimmunity/ inflammation, metabolic diseases and rare diseases. Deadline is 2 November 2018. Click to learn more.
‘It’s your UQ Life Daily Events’ caters for everyone! Try our Coffee Corner, Games Nights, Study in the Sun, BEL Chill Sessions, Weekly Wellness, Activity Arvo's and more! Click to learn more, or contact Sarah Jeffrey at sarah.jeffrey@uq.edu.au.
The UQ Student Experience Team are inviting UQ faculties to partner in encouraging student creativity and innovation, and to bring life to a new signature event celebration of the Jacaranda season; BLOOM. Email uqlife@uq.edu.au to express your interest and discuss ideas.
UQ Press is thrilled to release An Open Book by David Malouf on 1 October. This new poetry collection from Australian literary legend and UQ alumnus Malouf is a tonic, an antidote to the grinding busyness of the everyday, and the literary gift of the Christmas and summer of 2018.
The UQ Community is invited to a workshop to learn more about the career development for women initiatives at the University of Exeter. Gemma Clutterbuck from the University of Exeter will share insights and learning from the university's mentor and networking program that supports women's career development in academic and professional careers.
October is an important month for awareness: both for breast cancer and sexual violence. To show support for both of these causes, Forgan Smith will be alternately lit up pink and teal for the month of October. For information on breast cancer awareness, visit the McGrath Foundation website.
The UQ Health Care clinic now offers staff travel vaccines. We stock all vaccines onsite and are yellow fever accredited. Make sure to check in before you take off! Contact healthservice@uqhealthcare.org.au or 3365 6210.
Applications are open until November 15 for the Department of Education amd Training’s new Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP), which supports a range of inbound and outbound programs supporting postgraduate study, research and executive professional development.
UQ went live with the patching of the University’s finance system, UniFi on Monday 10 September. This was an important project which enables ITS to provide a finance system that is working as designed and takes advantage of new features, bug fixes and enhancements as delivered by the software provider, PeopleSoft.
The Research Portfolio has launched a new unit - Consulting and Research Expertise. It will facilitate the University’s strategic objectives for the generation of new knowledge and partnered innovation. The unit transferred from UniQuest on 3 September and brings an impressive client list and track record. Click to learn more.
A calendar of events is now available on the Teaching and Learning Week website. Learn from a range of presenters as they showcase current and planned projects, demonstrate teaching tools, and celebrate successes. Save the date (29 Oct –2 Nov) and pre-register to attend events.
Use the Systems Training Hub to access online step-by-step resources for completing processes and tasks in UQ's Enterprise systems (e.g. Aurion, SI-net and UniTask) for specific support when you need it. Login with your UQ credentials to access secure content. Click for more information.
Looking for somewhere new to eat? Then take a seat at the new restaurant at Customs House – Patina. Dine on the mouth-watering share-plate-style menu while overlooking the Story Bridge and Brisbane River. Don't forget UQ staff get a 10% discount. For enquiries, email brian@customshouse.com.au.
All UQ staff are required to complete cyber security awareness training every three years. Find more information and a link to start the training within the IT security page on the ITS website. Complete the training by 14 September 2018 and enter the draw to win an Amazon Echo voice-activated speaker. For more information, contact Kieran Chow at kieran.chow@uq.edu.au.
The next six-week term for Mat Pilates at PACE commences on 13 September and runs until 25 October. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, sessions run from 7–7.45am, and a term costs $69. To register, email info@flairpilates.com.
A proof-of-concept (PoC) is being built to allow students to search for keywords in course lectures. The PoC team are seeking course coordinators to trial the system with their lecture recordings. Click to learn more, or contact Jack Mason at jack.mason@uq.edu.au.
Does your committee have sufficient student input? Would student feedback add value to your work? Then submit your requests to Student-Staff Partnerships: Representation and Voice. They will recruit students for UQ committees, focus groups, and feedback sessions on behalf of staff. Visit the Student-Staff Partnerships website for more information
Maui is an active, energetic and highly trainable Labrador who doesn’t have that insatiable Lab appetite! She loves playing in water and gets along well with other dogs. Maui needs time and commitment to be the best she can be. She is vaccinated, microchipped, desexed, wormed, and flea-treated – adoption fee is $350. Call the Clinical Studies Centre at UQ on 5460 1868.
ITS is revising UQ's ICT policies and procedures. We need your help to ensure the new policies are easy to understand. This short survey contains content from three new ICT policies, and in exchange for your feedback, you could win an Amazon Echo (2nd Generation). Click to learn more.
The Winter 2018 edition of Contact magazine is about to hit mailboxes. Read the stories now on the new-look Contact website. With more online content than ever before – including news, features, polls, galleries, quizzes, and info on upcoming reunions – we encourage you to have your say on the stories that matter to you.
The UQ ChangeMakers podcast shares stories and discoveries from influential members of UQ. Tune in and get to know our amazing UQ community on the ChangeMakers website, or subscribe through iTunes.
UQ is a major sponsor for Women in Technology (WiT), one of Australia’s leading technology industry associations for women that aims to create a diverse technological community. UQ staff can apply for free membership and benefits under WiT’s corporate membership.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity – this program offers UQ staff members (and their families), the flexibility to attend a broad range of fitness facilities for one low price! For enquiries, contact Health Safety and Wellness: hsw@uq.edu.au.

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