Appointments, achievements

of the day

 The Australian Council of Deans of Science announces its new executive. * president: Melissa Brown (Uni Queensland) * secretary- treasurer: Mark Buntine (Curtin U) * Katrina Falkner (Uni Adelaide) * Virginia Kilborn (Swinburne U) * Farzad Khosrowshahi (Victoria U) * Adam Trevitt (Uni Wollongong) * Andrew Woodward (Edith Cowan U) * Brian Yates (Uni Tasmania) is past president.

At Griffith U, Frances Press becomes HoS, Education and Professional Studies, replacing Donna Pendergast. She becomes inaugural director of engagement for arts, education law.

James Skinner will be the new dean of business at Uni Newcastle. He will join from Loughborough University, in the UK

 Of the week

 ANU announces 2022 H C Coombs Creative Fellowships to artist, writer and curator Julie Gough and composer and pianist Andrea Keller.

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering announces its 2022 awards, in CMM Thursday.

 Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology award winners were in CMM for Monday, HERE.

The Australian Council of Deans of Education announces appointments to the executive. Simone White (RMIT) is elected VP. Michele Simons (Western Sydney) has a second term as president and Barney Dalgarno (Uni Canberra) is secretary/treasurer.

Rachelle Buchbinder (Monash U) receives the Royal Society of Victoria’s Medal for Excellence, for research leadership in biomedical and health sciences.

Roger Daly (Monash U) receives the Garvan MRI’s inaugural award for research excellence and mentorship.

At La Trobe U Stacey Farraway is appointed inaugural DVC Future Growth. She moves from acting DVC, Global.

Martin Green (UNSW) wins the Millennium Technology Prize from Technology Academy Finland, for “transforming the production of solar energy.”

Saskia Loer Hansen will join RMIT in January as DVC International and Engagement. She was recently at Aston U in the UK, and has previously worked at RMIT.

New board members of the International Education Association of Australia were in CMM for Wednesday

Virginia Lovett joins Uni Melbourne as Director, Performing Arts. She moves from Melbourne Theatre Company.

Marilyn McMahon (deputy dean Deakin U Law School) is appointed interim chair of Victoria’s Sentencing Advisory Council.

Dave Peebles becomes director of the Australia Pacific Security College at ANU. He moves from DFAT’s Office of the Pacific.

State Library of NSW announces its 2023 fellows were in CMM for Tuesday.

At Uni Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience Denise Doolan becomes research director. She moves from James Cook U. Waldemar Vollmer also joins, as group leader, coming from Newcastle (as in the UK) U.

The American Concrete Association’s 2022 Overall Excellence award goes to Uni Sydney for its Chau Chak Wing Museum.