Robots: threat or friends?

Griffith School of Information and Communications Technology
Technology superstars like Bill Gates and Elon Musk have described Artificial Intelligence as “humanity’s biggest existential threat” with the potential to “destroy us all”. But Griffith University’s senior lecturer in ICT, Dr David Tuffley, doesn’t think we need to worry.  “The reality of it is if you can your head straight with this whole idea then there’s […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

STEM award recognises Indigenous maths education

Dr Chris Matthews from Griffith’s School of Environment has won the inaugural Indigenous STEM Professional Award presented by CSIRO and BHP Billiton Foundation this week.
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News articles

The Nathan Dash to get hearts racing

Take your marks. Get set. Go. That command will ring out around Campus Heart next week as the Nathan Dash is run and won on Tuesday, March 28.
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Alumni

CommBank recruits promising Griffith University student before graduation

Bachelor of Commerce student Alexander MacInnes got the call that would change his career during final exams.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers capture stories of forgotten women

A powerful new documentary by Griffith Film School alumnus Guy Mansfield tells the stories of the “forgotten women” living with advanced breast cancer. The documentary follows women who attend the Advanced Breast Cancer Group (ABCG) - a support group for women across Queensland with advanced breast cancer, an illness for which there is still no cure.
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Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Griffith CFA Challenge team finishes top three in Asia

A team of Griffith Business School finance students managed a distinguished top three finish in the Asia-Pacific regional round of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge in Bangkok.
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Griffith Health

Improving human rights for people with disabilities

What happens when service provision for people with disabilities does not live up to expectations and people are left feeling vulnerable or exposed in their own living environment? This is just one of the discussion topics on the agenda at next week’s Human Rights Forum.
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Alumni

A star is born

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Georgie Hopson was handpicked for her latest role by the grand dame of musical theatre, Julie Andrews. The Bachelor of Musical Theatre alumnus was chosen from hundreds of young hopefuls to join the cast of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady. “I did my first audition for the show with Julie Andrews – definitely one of the highlights of my career to date,” she said. “It was nerve-wracking, but she was so warm and supportive that she just instantly put me at ease.
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Environment, planning and architecture

Trachoma: Still a problem for a developed country like Australia

Australia is the only developed country in the world where children are suffering from trachoma, an endemic bacterial eye infection.
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Centre for Governance and Public Policy

New national anti-corruption watchdog needed

A call to establish a national anti-corruption commission with wide-ranging powers, is one of the key outcomes generated from the National Integrity Conference held in Brisbane this week. The conference, co-hosted by Transparency International Australia and Griffith University’s School of Government and International Relations, heard from an array of guest speakers, including High Court Justice Stephen Gageler, NAB whistleblower Dennis […]
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Arts Education Law

Where music meets science

The Queensland Conservatorium will play host to a series of weird and wonderful sonic experiments as part of the World Science Festival this month. The series of free events are part of an exciting program called 100 Ways to Listen, which explores the crossroads where music meets science and celebrates the innovative music-making of the Conservatorium’s all-star faculty and students.
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Griffith Business School

Waste Not Want Not helps reduce food waste

To help reduce food waste, Griffith University researchers are showing people how to use their leftovers to create delicious, healthy meals.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Griffith University researchers will further their fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef after new research revealed its resilience is rapidly waning. The collaborative study between institutions across the world, published in the prestigious journal Nature today, examined whether past exposure to bleaching in 1998 and 2002 made reefs any more tolerant in 2016. Sadly […]
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Arts Education Law

Age no barrier to lawyers keeping up with digital pace

New research from Griffith University has found older lawyers are not as opposed to keeping up with the rapid pace of digital technologies as previously thought. “The perception that lawyers are resistant to digital changes is quite ironic as law is an information-based profession,’’ says Griffith Law School graduate Annie Shum, who surveyed 51 Queensland-based […]
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Centre for Tourism Sport and Service Innovation

QS Rankings puts Griffith Business School alongside world’s best

Research and teaching at Griffith Business School has been showcased on a global stage with the release of the annual 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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Features

Gold Coast a new Australian hub for clinical trials

From Phase 1 human trials for a Malaria vaccine, to studies aimed at treating osteoporosis and a number of trials into innovative life-saving stroke treatment, the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct is fast gaining a reputation as a leading location for clinical trials.
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Features

Queen’s Baton Relay has Griffith flavour

Griffith University graduate Elise Appleton has her design work on display across the world, after the Queen launched the 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace this week. Elise’s colourful design was chosen for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) emblem. Elise, who works in Griffith’s Office of Marketing and Communications, created the emblem to […]
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