Alumni News Vol. 61 - University of Queensland

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Alumni News Vol. 61 - University of Queensland

Alumni NewsPublished by Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc.Print Post Approved PP424022/0056January/February 2009 Volume 61Members bid farewell to the University’s Secretary & Registrar, then Mr and now Dr Douglas Porter and his wife Dr Janet Porter atthe 2008 joint Alumni Friends and AFUW Qld Christmas Party. Photograph L. NorrisDouglas Porter retires after twenty-two two years of exemplary service toThe University of QueenslandInside…..• 2008 Christmas Party Photographs• President’s Message• Major Changes at UQ• Longstanding UQ Library special discount lost to our members• Changes to the UQ Sport member privilege• We want YOU to nominate for the Executive Committee• Sir Llew to bow out as Chancellor in 2009


ALUMNI NEWSFrom the PresidentAlumni Friends of TheUniversity of Queensland Inc.Building 91C, St Lucia CampusTHE UNIVERSITY OFQUEENSLAND Qld 4072IAABN 52 009 543 214Honorary Life Members(and year conferred)Mrs Lisbeth Hopkins OAM (1987)Miss Nancy Shaw (1989)Mrs Mary Murphy (1990)Prof. Em. Ralph Parsons AO (1990)Mrs Rosalind Parsons (1990)Mr Blair Wilson (1992)Adj. Prof. Adrian Heyworth-Smith(1997)Mrs Joan Cribb (1997)Miss Deidre Brown (1999)Dr Stephen Papas (2002)Hon. Assoc. Prof. Lesley Williams AM(2002)Mrs H. Rosemary Venton (2003)Dr Rosamond Siemon (2004)Miss Joan Benson (2006)Mrs Marie Lonergan (2006)Mr Bruce Blocksidge (2007)Mrs Nancy Logan (2007)Mr Rob Hitchcock (2008)Office-Bearers 2008/9PresidentMs Feona WalkerSenior Vice-PresidentMs Dalma JacobsVice-PresidentMrs Patricia JonesHonorary TreasurerMr John QuinnHonorary SecretaryMiss Deidre BrownImmediate Past PresidentDr Maureen AitkenPublications Committee 2008/9Mr Don Barrett EditorMiss Deidre BrownMrs Margaret Mapp ConvenorMs Lynne Norris Design & ProductionMs Feona Walker ex officioDear Alumni Friends,A new year has begun. I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday season.The new year, 2009, has already thrown us some challenges which arespelled out elsewhere, namely the apparent sidelining and/or ignoring ofthe Alumni Friends by sections of the University which have benefitedfrom our gifts and donations over the years. For those of you who are interestedthere is a list of all donations given to the University by the AlumniFriends/Alumni Association since its inception in 1967. This is availableon the association’s website www.uq.edu.au/alumni/ or hard copy can bemailed to those who do not have access to the internet. The Association’sgenerosity over the past four decades has been considerable.There are various ways of our receiving money, some of which are earmarkedfor particular awards. However, the bulk of the benefactions wegive come from the main funds, which are predominantly UQ AlumniBook Fair results, plus your donations. The Executive Committee has beenreviewing our benefactions policy, particularly where the money goes andthe benefits we receive in the form of acknowledgements. I believe thatextra discounts and/or benefits are one form of acknowledgement.Another important matter. The Executive Committee needs a betterbalance of female to male members. The elections are coming up (seeinside back cover) so I am asking all our men to give very serious considerationto coming onto the Executive Committee. Meetings are the 3 rdTuesday of each month, 7.30-9.30pm. Also, remember, we are now“Friends” so please ask your friends to join us, no matter what the level ofeducation reached. We need community input and interest.I would welcome all comments on the above subjects or any other youmight wish to raise.Cheers,FeonaNEW MEMBERSAs at 9th December, 2008We welcome the following members to Alumni Friends of The Universityof Queensland, and trust their membership will be rewarding…Mrs Michelle Adamson BPsych (Hons) QUT 2000; MEdPsych UQ 2002Dr Rodolfo Baggio Laurea Milan 1976; PhD UQ 2008Mr Benjamin BellMrs Belinda Ann Daniel BMus UQ 1985; BA UQ 1990; GradDipArts UQ 1996;GradDipMusStudies UQ 2000;Ms Karyn Leanne Healy BSc Hons UQ 1986; MoP UQ 1994Ms Hanh Thi Hoang MA (Tesol) UQ 2005Ms Susan Jane Kentlyn BA UQ 2003; BA Hons1 UQ 2006Mr Anthony MartinMr Angus MortonDr Robert Nicholas Chantler Pfeifer BMedSc (Hons) Nottingham 1999;MBBSNottingham 2001; MSc UQ 2006Mr Delaney Michael Skerrett BA UQ 1998; BBus QUT 2006; BA (Hons) UQ 2006;PGradDipAppLing Monash 2007; MA Univ.Tartu 2007; GradDipSocSc UNE 2008Ms Amy SmithDr Amanda Jayne Twomey BSc Hons UQ 1999; PhD UQ 2008Mr Ken Wai Lik Yong BSc Hons UQ 2006TWO


ALUMNI NEWSGRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIESUQ Alumni Trust, C J Nash Sub-Fund$1,820 to the Advancement Office for QUMS to produce a CD of musicUQ Alumni Trust, Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholarship Sub-Fund$5,000 for the 2008 Scholarship—Ms Nicole BarnierUQ Alumni Trust, Friends of Antiquity Donations Sub-Fund$3,000 to the Advancement Office as a donation to the R D Milns AntiquitiesFund$200 to the Department of Classics & Ancient History as a donation to theAmphora Conference$1,500 to the Department of Classics & Ancient History as a donation tothe Zeus Conference$5,000 to the Advancement Office as a donation to the R D Milns AntiquitiesFundUQ Alumni Trust, General Projects Expenditure Fund$3,080 to the Advancement Office as a donation to the Courting the Greatsfunction$2,225 to Information & Technology Services for a staff bursary$3,000 to the School of Engineering in support of the UQ Racing FormulaSAE Melbourne Championship Team$5,000 to the School of Music as a donation to the September, 2008 concertat QPAC$1,000 to the School of English, Media Studies & Art History for the 2008Daphne Mayo Lecture$500 to the Graduations Office for the 2008 Graduate of the Year award$2,000 to the Advancement Office for QUMS to purchase a musical scoreUQ Alumni Trust, Richard Hopkins Memorial Prize Sub-Fund$1,000 for the 2008 Richard Hopkins Memorial Prize in Civil Engineeringto Mr Edward SpraggonUQ Alumni Trust, David Dunlop Memorial Sub-Fund$800 for the 2008 David Dunlop Memorial Bursary to Miss ElizabethFisherUQ Alumni Trust, Elizabeth Usher Memorial Scholarship Sub-Fund$2,500 for the 2008 Elizabeth Usher Memorial Scholarship to Mr DavidLiuUQ Alumni Trust, SPRA Sub-Fund$12,500 for 5 scholarships, each of $2,500 as selected by UQ SportSNIPPETSThe Association’s Honorary Secretary Miss Deidre Brown has been unwell, necessitatinga trip to hospital and the surgeon. At the time of going to print, Deidre isundergoing rehabilitation treatment but informs us that she expects to be back ather desk at some time during the first part of 2009. Our very best wishes are sentto Deidre.The Association’s best wishes are extended to Dr Maureen Aitken who retired asPrincipal of The Women’s College at the end of December, after nineteen years atthe helm. Dr Aitken is the Association’s Immediate Past President and has contributedimmensely to the University and the Association. This was recognisedthrough the conferral of the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa and aspecial Vice-Chancellor’s Morning Tea.DEATH OF SIR BRUCE WATSONSir Bruce, a Life Member of the association, was an alumnus of UQ andKing’s College, former member of the University Senate, former King’sCouncil President and a recipient of honorary doctorates from bothGriffith and UQ. In 1980, he was appointed Managing Director of MIMHoldings, Chief Executive Officer in 1981 and Chairman in 1983, followingSir James Foots’ retirement. He was knighted in 1985 in recognitionof his distinguished service to Queensland industry. In his later year SirBruce’s involvement in philanthropy was extensive, including fundraisingfor King’s College, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research,Brisbane Lions Club, the Scouts Association of Australia and the QueenslandArt Gallery Foundation. He is survived by his wife Lady JuneWatson, his daughters Jenny and Sally, son Tim and four grandchildren.VALEDr Jonathan Chalk MBBSMrs Anne Frederick BSc UQ 1942CALENDARSunday, 1 st FebruaryFriends of Antiquity – Sunday Series2pm – Mr Don Barrett - Richard Bentley: Classical Scholar,Theologian and Academic BrawlerVenue: 139 Goddard Building, St Lucia campusContact: Mrs Desley Loch 07-3824 5440Wednesday, 18th February5.30 pm Cooke's Tour of Greek Mythology, speaker ProfessorRobin Cooke. Room 34, Mayne Medical School, Cost $6.Friends $5, refreshments. RSVP by10 February to 33655423 or by e-mail to medalum@uq.edu.auSunday, 1 st MarchFriends of Antiquity – Sunday Series2pm – Dr John Ratcliffe – The Remains of the Roman LegionaryFortress at Caerleon followed by Dr Dorothy Watts–Not Just Druids and Wickermen: Another look at CelticReligionVenue: 139 Goddard Building, St Lucia campusContact: Mrs Desley Loch 07-3824 5440Wednesday, 18th MarchThree Score Club10am Emmanuel College, St Lucia CampusProgram to be advisedCost $20 3 Score Club Members; $22.50 guestsRSVP by 17th March to 3365 1562 or alumni@uq.edu.auSunday, 5th AprilFriends of Antiquity—Sunday Series2pm-Dr John Whitehorne—The Legend of Telephus, theLost Hero.Venue: 139 Goddard Building, St Lucia campusContact: Mrs Desley Loch 07-3824 5440Friday, 24th AprilUQ Alumni Book Fair, Rare Book AuctionThe Women’s College, Sir William Macgregor Drive6.00pm (See March issue of Alumni News for catalogue)Saturday, 25th April—Wednesday, 29th AprilUQ Alumni Book FairNoon opening Anzac Day, UQ Centre, St Lucia campusMore information next issueSunday, 3rd MayFriends of Antiquity—Sunday Series2pm—Adj. Prof. Adrian Heyworth-Smith—Late RomanRavennaVenue: 139 Goddard Building, St Lucia campusContact: Mrs Desley Loch 07-3824 5440Saturday, 16th MayAnnual General Meeting of Alumni Friends of The Universityof Queensland Inc.9.30am The Women’s College, St Lucia CampusFurther information next issue.Wednesday, 20th MayThree Score ClubProgram to be advised10am Emmanuel College, St Lucia CampusCost $20 3 Score Club Members; $22.50 guestsRSVP by 19th March to 3365 1562 or alumni@uq.edu.auTHREE


ALUMNI NEWSThe 2008 Christmas PartyAbove, pictured from left: Em.Professor Mat Darveniza AO,Mr William Ridley, Dr MervynHegarty, Dr Elwyn Hegarty,Miss Ailsa Gillies, Miss ElizabethWinfield, Mrs Petra Jones& Emeritus Professor RaySpecht.Pictured right, from left: MrsMeryl Papas, Dr Mary MahoneyAO, Dr Patrick Mahoney andDr Maureen Aitken.Pictured left: MrsMarion Jones,Mrs EdithMcPhee, MrsSusan Blake(winner of the BestChristmas Hatcompetition for thesecond year) andMrs MargaretMapp.FOUR


ALUMNI NEWS2008 Christmas festivities continued….Pictured, from left: Mrs Alison Langdon,Mrs Irene Darveniza & to the right, fore,Ms Dalma Jacobs. Right, mid-photo, MrsMary Ridley in deep conversation with DrMargaret Peel, and at the back of thephoto, guests celebrating an enjoyableevening in good company.Hand-crafted cuff-links commissioned bythe association for Douglas Porter in appreciationof his support.Left: Mrs Petra(Kip) Jones payingvocal tributeto the office ofRegistrar throughthe singing of anold Varsity song.Right: DouglasPorter openingthe association’sgift (at the requestof thePresident) whilstDr Janet Porterlooks on.Starry, starry night!From Left: Dr Steve Papas, Mrs Merul Papas, Mr Richard Baptist, Mrs LynMilns, Mrs Desley Loch, Mrs Juliet O’Brien & Em.Prof. Bob MilnsAM.Lounging back in comfortable chairs with the night skyprojected above us was a wonderfully decadent way tospend a Saturday afternoon, but more than 100 membersand supporters of the Friends of Antiquity did justthat on the 22nd November.We were at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium enjoyinga presentation, the Stars of the Pharaohs, by theCurator Mr Mark Rigby.He explained that the night sky as we view it lookedquite different to the ancient Egyptians because of the“wobble” of the earth on its axis. We were shown thesky as the builders of the pyramids would have seen it.To them the night sky also took on a completely differentmeaning as they believed that their gods dweltthere. I am sure that many of us now look up at nightwith an increased awareness.We were fortunate that the afternoon storms detouredaround the Planetarium that afternoon. However, thestorm that devastated some of Brisbane’s suburbs theprevious week had also damaged much of the Planetarium’stechnology. Luckily for us and owing to the hardwork and skill of the staff in repairing the storm damage,the show went on, and what an enjoyable one itwas!Desley LochFIVE


ALUMNI NEWSSir Llew Edwards—ChancellorSee Page 8A time of change at UQProfessor Mark Gould—President of the Academic BoardProfessor Gould’s term as President of the Academic Board has now been completed. On 1st January he was succeeded by Professor SusanHamilton, with Association member, Professor Kaye Basford as Deputy President.Professor Trevor Grigg—Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Development)Professor Grigg is taking leave prior to finalising his term as Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In commenting on Professor Grigg’s contribution tothe University, the Vice-Chancellor said “Leadership is a key to success in international relations, and UQ’s global profile and infrastructurehave benefited immensely from the stewardship of Professor Trevor Grigg.” Through his responsibility for graduate relations, the Associationfell within Professor Grigg’s portfolio for quite a number of years. This included Professor Grigg’s eight-year membership of the selectionpanel for the Alumnus of the Year. We thank Professor Grigg for his past support.Professor Michael Keniger—From Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) to Senior Deputy Vice-ChancellorProfessor Keniger took up the demanding mantle of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor effective from 1st January. In doing so, his responsibilityfor graduate relations has been passed to the newly-created position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Relations). Professor Keniger negotiatedthe mutually beneficial arrangement with the Association, in conjunction with the Association’s current President Ms FeonaWalker and the Senior Vice-President Ms Dalma Jacobs.Mr Alasdair McClintock—Director, Property & FacilitiesMr McClintock, known for his offbeat sense of humour, retired from the University on 31st October after twenty years service, twelve as Directorof P&F. In writing his witty farewell in the UQ internal publication Property Press, Mr McClintock commented that, when he firstarrived at UQ, he thought himself jolly important until a colleague said, “Listen mate, a Chinese proverb: you are as significant as a hand ina pond: when the hand is withdrawn, nobody knows that it’s been there.” He went on to write about his early days at UQ: “It’s easy to forgetwhat the ‘good old days’ were really like. Twenty years ago there were no pavement cafes in Brisbane, and when, moving with the times,P&F provided our little food outlet in the Great Court by the Library, there were cries that we had desecrated a sacred site. Now over there Isometimes see those very wowsers sipping a latte or two. When it rained, ninety percent of our (UQ) buildings leaked and some flooded.Indeed, the roundabout by the multi storey car parks was always underwater. When it thundered, the power supply was inevitably interrupted.And then there were the ibises….”Dr Douglas Porter—Secretary & RegistrarDouglas Porter has served the University well over the past twenty-two years, retiring on 31st December. His outstanding contribution tothe University was acknowledged through the conferral of Doctor of Economics honoris causa at the Business, Economics & Law graduationceremony on Monday, 15th December.Paying tribute to Dr Porter, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield noted, “I thank Douglas for his immeasurable contributions,which have influenced success in areas including business, research, commercialisation, information technology and residential colleges.”In recognition of his support of the Association, and especially the UQ Alumni Book Fair, President Ms Feona Walker paid tribute to DrPorter and presented him with a set of hand-crafted cufflinks in the design of the University’s crest as a gift from the association.Professor Ian Zimmer—From Executive Dean, Business Economics & Law, to PVC (External Relations)Professor Zimmer stepped down as Executive Dean of the BEL Faculty on 31st December and straight into the shoes of the new position ofActing Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Relations). He will hold this position until 30th June, 2009.IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL LIBRARY CARD HOLDERSThe University’s Librarian Mr Keith Webster has written to the Association to notify the withdrawal of the special ten percent discount offeredto the Association’s members when purchasing a Library Card. An extract from Mr Webster’s letter reads:1. One membership fee for all UQ alumni at a cost of $140 for twelve months or $90 for six monthsCurrently the Library charges an annual $150 membership fee for alumni. We hope a reduction in membership costs will benefit all ouralumni. I realise that members of Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. currently receive a ten percent discount on theirmembership, which would no longer be available. There have been some drawbacks from having separate charges, for both the Library andour alumni. Many alumni who apply for library membership assume they are automatically ‘Alumni Friends’. The time it takes to clarifytheir status and sort out their confusion means a delay in processing their application and the process can be unsatisfying for both alumni andlibrary staff. Having two charges also creates more complexity for library financial processes.2. Increase borrowing for UQ alumni to 30 items for 28 daysCurrently alumni may borrow 12 library items for a period of 14 days. To enhance services to alumni, we wish to increase the number ofitems they can borrow and the length for which they can borrow the items.In response to Mr Webster’s letter, the Association’s President wrote, in part:...this discount was provided to our members as a small way of recognising their financial support of the Library, particularly the Fryer Library,over the past four decades…Just last year the Association provided a cash donation of $12,500 towards the purchase of papers from the estate of the late Thea Astley and,the year before that, a cash donation of $17,950 towards the purchase of Janette Turner Hospital papers was made. I would have hoped thatappreciation of these donations would have warranted some minor inconvenience on the part of Library staff.Also, Alumni Friends of UQ has awarded the Margaret Waugh Memorial Bursary to a UQ Library Staff Member for the last eleven years.The Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield AO and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Keniger were sent copies ofthe President’s letter of response. Mr Webster has responded to the letter from the Association’s President and has advised that the originaldecision stands.A full list of donations made by the Association to the University to 28th February of this year, including the many valuable donations to theFryer Library, may be viewed online at http://www.uq.edu.au/alumniSIX


ALUMNI NEWSNOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThe Forty-Third Annual General Meeting of Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. will be held onSaturday 16th May, 2009 commencing at 9.30am am atThe Women's College, The University of Queensland*************************Your Right to NominateNOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE BEARERS ANDEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEThe attention of members is drawn to the following Sections 16 and 17 of the Constitution of Alumni Friends of The Universityof Queensland Inc. concerning nomination for office bearers and members of the Executive Committee.16. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE16.01 The following members and other persons shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Association:(a) The office bearers(b) Fourteen other members who shall be elected as herein provided(c) Two other members who shall be elected by the Committee at its first meeting in each year(d) The President of the Australian Federation of University Women Queensland or her nominee(e) The President of The University of Queensland Union (or his or her nominee)16.02 Save as elsewhere herein provided, members of the Committee shall be elected at secret ballot at the Annual GeneralMeeting in each year and shall retire (but save as elsewhere herein provided, shall be eligible for re-election) at thenext succeeding Annual General Meeting.17. NOMINATIONS17.01 A Nominating Sub-Committee which shall be appointed by the Executive Committee at its first meeting in eachyear, shall, with the consent of such nominee, nominate one member as a candidate for each of the offices referred toin sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of Rule 16 above, and furthermore, any two members of the Association may by writingsigned by them and bearing the written consent of their nominee nominate any member as a candidate for suchoffice, provided that notice of such nomination or such nominations (as the case may be) shall be placed in the handsof the Honorary Secretary not less than forty (40) days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting, and furtherprovided that the Honorary Secretary shall cause notice of all nominations to be given to all members, along withnotice of the Annual General Meeting.17.02 If, at the commencement of the Annual General Meeting, there should be an insufficient number of candidates nominatedfor any of the aforesaid offices, then the Chairman may accept nominations from the floor of the meeting.Please forward nominations to The Honorary Secretary, Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc., AlumniCentre, Building 91C, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Qld 4072 by close of business on Monday, 6th April, 2009.CHANGES TO UQ SPORT MEMBER PRIVILEGEKim Guerin, Executive Director of UQ Sport, has informed the Association that major changes have been implementedwithin this organization. UQ Sport will be incorporated in 2009, and membership, as it is now known, will cease. Ms Guerinhas advised the Association that UQ Sport will honour all current memberships of UQ Sport until they expire, and it is believedthat all of our members who hold current membership of UQ Sport will have been advised directly of this change byUQ Sport in December.In future, all financial members of the Association will be eligible to purchase UQ products and services at a ten percent concessionrate. This is the same rate that students pay. You will be required to present your current Association membershipcard and photo. ID in order to claim this concession. Therefore, fees for UQ Sport will no longer be paid to us, and Letters ofAuthority will no longer be issued by the Association.The Association and UQ Sport have had a close relationship spanning twenty years, particularly in relation to the awardingof sports scholarships, most of which have been paid from the UQ Alumni Trust. It is very interesting to note that just over$173,000 in UQ Sport scholarships has been paid through the UQ Alumni Trust since 1st March, 1996.SEVEN


ALUMNI NEWSSir Llew to step down as Chancellor in 2009The University of Queensland is paying tribute to Sir Llew Edwards, AC, who will soon bow out asChancellor after sixteen years at the helm of UQ's governing body.Sir Llew announced last night (November 20) that he will not seek reappointment when his fifth consecutiveterm as Chancellor expires on 9 February, 2009.Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield said no accolades could do justice to his contributions, whichincluded chairing the Senate (UQ's governing body), presiding at graduation ceremonies and representingUQ at community, corporate and government events.“In an era when the relevance of many time-honoured institutions has been questioned, Sir Llew hassingle-handedly magnified the relevance of the office of UQ Chancellor,” Professor Greenfield said.“Without taking a day's pay in almost sixteen years as Chancellor, he has built enormous goodwill notonly for UQ but also for Australian higher education at home and internationally.“The time he has devoted to graduation ceremonies alone is extraordinary. It is estimated that by the end of 2008 Sir Llew will have:- presided at almost 300 graduation ceremonies- shaken the hands of approximately 80,000 graduates (although some preferred to hug him) - almost fifty percent of all current UQ graduates- presented approximately 80,000 degrees, diplomas or certificates.“He is one of nature's gentlemen, with humanity and sincerity to match his dedication and propriety. If we could bottle the essence of SirLlew, the world would be a much better place,” Professor Greenfield said.Sir Llew, the twelfth Chancellor in UQ's ninety-nine-year history, assured Senate last night that his commitment to the institution wouldcontinue, and he hoped to make contributions in the lead-up to its centenary celebrations in 2010.He thanked Senators, the three Vice-Chancellors with whom he has served (Professors Brian Wilson, John Hay and Paul Greenfield), thelong-serving Secretary and Registrar Mr Douglas Porter (who will also retire early in 2009) and his wife Jane.“I wish the University and all staff every success in the future and thank you for having me as part of your team,” Sir Llew said.He recalled that, when he first became a UQ Senator in 1984 the then Premier, the late Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, told him to “try to straightenthose lefties out at the University”.Born in Ipswich, Queensland, Sir Llew was educated at Raceview and Silkstone Schools, Ipswich Grammar and UQ. His first trade was as a“sparky” in his family's electrical business. He then studied medicine at UQ and worked in hospitals in Queensland, England, Scotland andWales before opening a general practice in Ipswich.He was elected to Queensland Parliament as the Member for Ipswich in 1972, became the Health Minister in 1974 and the Deputy Premierand Treasurer in 1978, and retired from Parliament in 1983.In 1984 he was appointed by the state and federal governments as Executive Chairman of World Expo 88 and served full-time until December31, 1988. Since chairing the hugely popular event, he has held various corporate consultancies and directorships.The Senate has established a Search Committee to make recommendations to it for a new Chancellor.Press Release from the University’s Office of Marketing and CommunicationMelbourne Cup Day at the UQ Alumni Book HouseUQ Alumni Book House volunteers enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Melbourne Cup Day at morning tea. Pictured intheir fine Melbourne Cup millinery—from left - Mrs Ros Craig-Smith, Miss Lorna Williams, Mrs Joan Cribb and Mrs AnneMullins. For those not familiar with the Alumni Centre’s kitchen, it can best be described as a relic of a 1950s centre of culinaryexcellence. Photograph L. Norris.EIGHT

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