QUT News & Events Wrap – October 22 edition

22-Oct-2018 3:01 PM

Welcome to QUT’s weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane). To subscribe to this wrap, please visit our QUT News page and sign up.

What’s in 'the man box'? Increased violence & suicidal thoughts: A study  of 1000 men aged 18 to 30 co-authored by QUT Associate Professor Michael Flood has found those who conform to traditional definitions of manhood – dubbed ‘the man box’ – are twice as likely to consider suicide and seven times more likely to be violent towards others.

The Man Box 1

‘Social supply’ of drugs needs legal framework: A study if 11 countries co-authored by QUT’s Professor John Scott has found that the concept of ‘social supply’ of recreational drugs is increasingly being recognised as a separate offence to that of drug trafficking.

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Journalism study evaluates emotions on the job: QUT's TJ Thomson has investigated the emotional labour involved in reporting traumatic news events finding key differences between how male and female journalists cope.

TJ Thomson

AI Dugong Detector makes Google Challenge impact: A collaborative project to monitor seagrass ecosystems that uses dugong-detecting artificial intelligence software developed by QUT’s Dr Frederic Maire is one of 10 finalists in the Google.org Impact Challenge.

Dugong photo Photo Matthieu Juncker  

Indigenous lawyer is 2019 Rhodes Scholar: University of Queensland law alumnus Jordan English is Queensland’s 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

What next for mega trade deals? Australian Senate passes Pacific Trade Deal: QUT's leading legal expert on the Trans Pacific Partnership, Professor Matthew Rimmer, says the deal has profound impacts for Australia but warns settlement of cross-border disputes by an international tribunal remains controversial.

Professor Matthew Rimmer

QUT Twitter Moments: From a beanie that hardens to a helmet, to research relating to the sentencing of recreational drug offences, and the future of mega free trade deals are just some of the twitter highlights of the past week.


Now-Nov 4: The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize Exhibition (free) @ QUT Art Museum Gardens Point
Oct 23: QUT Business Leaders’ Forum with Greg Quinn @ Hilton Brisbane
Oct 25: 3D Printing: Intellectual Property and Innovation (free) @State Library Queensland
Oct 26: William Robinson: A new perspective book launch with Nick Earls (free) @Old Government House
Oct 27: QUT Golden Graduates Morning Tea @ BCEC
Nov 2-11: 100 years of Anzac (free) @ The Cube
Nov 16-18: Startup Weekend Fashion @ Kelvin Grove

Media release date: Monday, October 22, 2018
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