Monash Alumni eNews - March 2017

Update from the President and Vice-Chancellor

With the excitement and organised chaos of Orientation Week now over for another year, Monash campuses are brimming with expectation, hosting new and returning students as well as the broader University community. 

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Kind regards,

Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor

Alumni News Global Discovery Program UK 2017 Australia House Alexander Downer

Students and alumni come together for Global Discovery

The seven students were part of the inaugural program in London and visited with notable alumni and their organisations as well as attending a reception with the Vice-Chancellor at Australia House.

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Alumni News Jane Griffiths Wit

Associate Professor nominated for leading performing arts awards

Jane Griffiths has been recognised for her work in Wit, a Monash production partially funded by the Pratt Foundation which also includes the new Jeanne Pratt Musical Theatre Artists in Residence Program.

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Alumni News Malaysia IT Yen Pei

IT alumnus recognised internationally for app

Malaysia's Tay Yen Pei earned himself a coveted spot in the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2017 list, compiled by Fast Company, for his mobile data peer to peer marketplace platform.

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Alumni News 2017 Student Outreach appeal

Monash students connecting with alumni through appeal

2016 saw a record $390,000 donated in support of students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Achieving Potential Scholarships as well as the innovative life saving Inhaled Oxytocin project.

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Alumni News Julia Bank Food Innovation Centre visit 200217

Julia Banks MP welcomed back to Clayton campus

Monash alumna and Federal MP for Chisholm, Julia Banks, returned to campus to tour the Food Innovation Centre which is helping both industry and non industry businesses compete in tough retail sectors.

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Alumni News Professor Nahum Mushin AM

Alumni profile: Adjunct Professor the Hon. Nahum Mushin AM

Professor Mushin talks about his inspiring career, teaching at Monash and his ongoing support for the Faculty of Law, the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, and the Susan Campbell Memorial Fund.

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Alumni News Jordan Nash Science Dean

Experimental particle physicist appointed Dean of Science 

Professor Jordan Nash joins the Faculty of Science from Imperial College in London - which sits in the top 10 Times Higher Education World University list -  where he currently heads the Department of Physics. 

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Alumni News Sir John Monash statue

Campaign to promote Sir John Monash to Field Marshal

The Saluting Monash Committee will present their case to the Prime Minister to have Sir John posthumously  promoted to Field Marshal, the highest military rank awarded by Commonwealth governments.

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Professor Xinhua Wu Monash's 3D printing capabilities on show

The world's largest 3D printer, valued at $3.5m, has shown off its goods at the 2017 Airshow at Avalon including the first 3D printed jet engine as well as a jetliner door hinge.

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