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NewsFeed: 7 - 11 March

A week (and a half) in the media.


Lights, camera, action... ‘twas Movie Monday.

  • Our film fanatic Dr Daryl Sparkes was featured across the airwaves talking about great lessons from The Godfather (50 years on!) and the symphony of music, romance and beauty in Cyrano.

Wild weather.

  • Emeritus Professor Roger Stone spoke about climate patterns El Nino and La Nina on ABC News and Associate Professor John Dearnally discussed fungi and mould removal on ABC Brisbane following the Queensland and Northern New South Wales floods.


In some International Women’s Day news…

  • Inspiring photo and video features were posted across our social media channels, including some touching words from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie.
  • Our Master of Business Administration was highlighted in The Australian featuring student Angela Kielly.
  • Dr Brianna Larsen took part in interviews with various ABC News outlets to discuss science and high-performing female athletes.
  • Associate Professor Susan Hopkins spoke live on ABC News about young women who have stood their ground in the fight against harassment and inequality.
  • Student Claire Shadlow’s experience working behind the scenes at Eurovision’s Australia Decides was featured in an ABC Online article.


Drought-resilience research to be applied ‘on the ground’.

  • Professor John McVeigh was interviewed on ABC Queensland Drive about a new shopfront in Roma as part of the Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub led by our Future Drought Fund.

For our community.

  • A beautiful video on the University’s flood response was produced featuring staff members. A must-watch.


Reaching for the stars.

  • A dream came true for 11-year old Tyler Craze – spending the day with our astrophysics team at the Mount Kent Observatory! Watch via 7News Toowoomba.


And to end the week, some micro learning.

  • Toowoomba Regional Council Deputy Mayor Cr Geoff McDonald’s experience was featured in the Australian Financial Review. A great read about how the pandemic quickened the pace of micro learning.

How to help our native species survive in new climates.

  • Dr Christa Pudmenzky was featured in News Corp outlets across Queensland talking about our most beloved Aussie animals.
A week (and a half) in the media.