RMIT University

28 July 2011

Honours for RMIT staff

A wide range of RMIT University staff have been recognised for their research and learning and teaching in recent weeks.

RMIT staff at installation of Dr Ziggy Switkowski

RMIT staff are winning national and global recognition for their work.

ALTC citations

Five academics gained for Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

ALTC discipline award

The ALTC has allocated more than $1.5 million to fund new and existing networks across 16 discipline areas.

Professor Philip Poronnik (School of Medical Sciences) is the lead for the Collaborative University Biomedical Education Network (CUBENET), representing the biomedical discipline.

Library award

The American Library Association's Library History Round Table has awarded the Phyllis Dain Library History Award to Dr Sue Reynolds (School of Business IT and Logistics), whose PhD thesis describes the first three decades of the Library of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne. This is the first time the award has been won by someone outside the USA.

Women in executive leadership

Associate Professor Jennie Carroll (School of Property Construction and Project Management), Dr Cathy Brigden (School of Management) and Dr Liz Branigan (Australian Centre for Human Rights Education) have been chosen to participate in the Australian Technology Network of universities' "Women in Executive Leadership Development Program".

Sustainable cities

Professor Paul James (Global Cities Research Institute) has been named as co-Chair of the Sustainable Cities Summit, to be held in Singapore in September.

Global studies

Professor Manfred Steger (Global Cities Research Institute) has been elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Studies Consortium, a prestigious international association of globalisation researchers. The association's 2012 annual meeting will be held at RMIT.

Chinese medicine

Professor Charlie Xue (School of Health Sciences) has been appointed Inaugural Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia by the Australia Health Workforce Ministerial Council (AHWMC).

He has also been reappointed a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine by the World Health Organization in Geneva.

TV treasures

Guosheng Chen (School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning) hosted a program on "Chinese Treasures" on Channel 31. She interviewed Mable Wang, 87, a graduate from the School of Art.

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