Fellows in the news – 2012

 

2012, November 26 David Walker appointed BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies ...

ASSA congratulates Fellow Professor David Walker who has been appointed as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. The Chair is an initiative of the Australia-China Council, the Foundation for Australian Studies in China, BHP Billiton, Peking University and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the establishment of the Chair in April 2011 while on a visit to China. It is the first high-profile, privately-funded Australian professorial position in China, and is a reflection of growing academic engagement between the two countries.


Media link: http://www.investinaustralia.com/news/ministers-welcome-bhp-billiton-chair-appointment-peking-university-12c3

 

2012, October 22 Bill Gammage wins Victorian Prize for Literature ...

ASSA Fellow Professor Bill Gammage has won Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature. The prize is part of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, which were presented by Victorian Premier and Arts Minister, Ted Baillieu, at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne on 16 October. Professor Gammage, from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, also took home the Premier’s Non-Fiction Prize – which includes $25,000 prize money – for his book The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia. The book also earned Professor Gammage the $80,000 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History in July. ASSA congratulates Prof. Gammage on this achievement and wishes him continued success.


Media link: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=17521

 

2012, October 19 Jane Stapleton receives William L Prosser Award ...

Professor Jane Stapleton from the ANU College of Law has been announced as the first Australian recipient of the Association of American Law Schools William L Prosser Award. Professor Stapleton, who also holds positions at the University of Texas and Oxford University, is the first citizen of a country other than the United States to receive this prestigious prize since it was first bestowed in 1974. She says she was “delighted and deeply honoured” to receive the award. Professor Stapleton is a world-renowned expert in tort law and has served as a consultant in major commercial, pharmaceutical, medical and environmental litigation in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Award will be presented at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans on 6 January next year. ASSA congratulates Prof. Jane Stapelton on her achievement and wishes her continued success.



 

 

2012, July 31 Lyn English honored by MERGA ...

The MERGA Career Research Medal 2012 — for outstanding contributions to research in mathematics education across the years was awarded to ASSA Fellow Professor Lyn English by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) at their annual conference in Singapore earlier this month.
The first awardee for this medal was also an ASSA Fellow – Professor Jane Watson in 2010.
The Academy congratulates Professor English on this achievment and wishes her continued success.

 

2012, July 31 ASSA Fellow and Past President honored by Hebrew University of ...

Professor Leon Mann, a past President of ASSA, has been elected an Honorary Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This adds to his election in 2011 as an Honorary Fellow of the Hebrew University. Both honours are lifetime awards. The Academy congratulates Professor Mann on this honour and wishes him continued success.

 

2012, July 30 Professor Geoff Harcourt honored by HETSA ...

Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt recently became a distingushed fellow of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA). He is now a Distingushed Fellow on three continents - USA, Europe and twice in Australia. The Academy congratulates Professor Harcourt and wishes him continued success.

 

2012, July 30 Bill Gammage wins PMs prize for Australian history ...

On 3 July 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Awards at the National library of Australia. Among the winners was Professor Bill Gammage, from the Humanities Research Centre, receiving the prize for the inaugural Prize for Australian history with his recently published book, The Biggest Estate on Earth, the result of 12 years of scholarship. In The Biggest Estate on Earth, Gammage reveals that Aboriginal Australians used complex land management systems to transform the continent into vast parklands reminiscent of an English country estate. The Academy congratulates Professor Gammage on this honor and wishes him continued success.


Media link: http://rsha.anu.edu.au/bill-gammage-wins-pmla

 

2012, July 18 ASSA Fellows involved in Projects recieving ARC Grants in 2nd ...

The Academy congratulates its fellows who are involved in the various projects that have been recipients of ARC Grants in 2nd half of 2012.
The following ASSA Fellows are involved in various projects that have recieved ARC GRANTS in 2nd half of 2012.
Prof. Richard A Bryant, Prof. Janet B Chan, Prof. Helen M Christensen, Prof. Peter G Saunders, Prof. Roger Simnett, Prof. Heather Goodall, Prof. Kay J Anderson, Prof. Kate Darian-Smith, Prof. Marcia L Langton, Prof. Lyn D English, Em/Prof. Cynthia Gallois, Prof. Jakob M Najman, Prof. Barry J Fraser, Prof. Kaarin J Anstey, Prof. Peter F Donald, and Prof Graeme J Hugo.
The Academy wishes all the fellows success in their research project endeavors.

 

2012, June 26 Queen's Birthday Honours for 2012 ...

The Academy is proud to announce that five of its Fellows were recognised with various awards as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2012, including:
Companion (AC) in the General Division - Professor Peter Singer, Victoria: for his eminent service to philosophy and bioethics; as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.
Officer (AO)in the General Division - Professor Graeme Hugo,South Australia: for distinguished service to population research, particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organizations.
Member (AM) in the General Division Scientia - Professor Joseph Forgas, NSW: for service to education and research in the discipline of psychology, as an academic and author, and through contributions to international professional associations.
Emeritus Professor Robert Officer, Victoria: for service to business and education in the field of financial economic theory, as a leader of public and private sector institutions, an adviser to government and an academic administrator.
Professor David Plowman, Western Australia: for service to the community through support of child migrants, as the founding chair of Child Migrants of Malta, and to higher education.

 

2012, June 25 Ian Hickie in conversation with Ian Rogerson - Weekends- Sunday ...

Prof. Ian Hickie in conversation with Ian Rogerson on Weekends- Sunday Brunch ABC Sydney; speaking about his work intersperse with some nice music.....
Media link: http://blogs.abc.net.au/nsw/2012/06/sunday-brunch-prof-ian-hicke-24612.html

 

2012, June 5 Colin MacLeod awarded Thomson Reuters Australia Citation and Innovation ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Colin MacLeod (FASSA), University of Western Australia, one of twelve academics awarded a Thomson Reuters Australia Citation and Innovation award on 30 May 2012.
Professor MacLeod is Winthrop Professor of Psychology, Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, and Director of the Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE), at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
He has played a major role in the development of influential new intervention approaches that contribute to the treatment of emotional dysfunction, and related clinical conditions, through the use of computer-based cognitive bias modification procedures. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2002.
Prof. Colin has held recent editorial positions with the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, the Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, and Emotion, and has carried out a wide variety of responsibilities within the Australian University context. He has served as Head of Psychology, Associate Dean of Research, Chair of Academic Board, acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), national auditor for Australian University Quality Agency, and international auditor for overseas university quality agencies, including South Africa’s Council of Higher Education, and Saudi Arabia’s National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment.

 

2012, May 25 Ian McAllister received a prestigious literary award - the GESIS ...

Professor Ian McAllister from the ANU School of Politics and International Relations has also received a prestigious literary award – the GESIS Klingemann Prize, for his book Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy.
Media link: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=14901

 

2012, April 11 ASSA fellow to deliver 2012 Hourani Lecture Series at University ...

Noted Moral Philosopher Michael Smith , an ASSA Fellow, to Deliver 2012 Hourani Lecture Series at University of Buffalo.
Michael A. Smith, McCosh Professor of Ethics at Princeton University and one of America's leading moral philosophers, will deliver the 2012 George F. Hourani Lectures in Moral Philosophy presented by the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo.
Media link: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13339

 

2012, February 6 ASSA Fellows recognized in the 2012 Australia Day Honours ...

The Academy is proud to announce that four of its Fellows were recognized with various awards as part of the Australia Day 2012 Honours, including Officer (AO) in the General Division, Professor Stuart Macintyre, Victoria: for his distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities as a leading academic in the areas of 19th and 20th century Australian history, particularly through advancing the uderstanding of social and political life, and as an author, researcher and mentor. Member (AM) in the General Division: Professor Ronald Philip Brown, Western Australia: for his service to education in the disciplines of accounting and finance, and to professional associations. Professor Wai Fong Chua, New South Wales: for her service to tertiary eduation as an administrator, through research and leadership in the discipline of accounting and as a mentor. Professor Peter Balshaw Mcphee, Victoria: for his service to tertiary education administration, to the discipline of history as an academic and author, and to professional associations.