Event Details

Date:
Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room:
Learning Theatre, Room 206
UQ Location:
Steele Building (St Lucia)
URL:
https://register.eventarc.com/39135/flirting-with-fossils-dorothy-hill-australias-first-female-professor
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Event Contact

Name:
Ms Tanya Ziebell
Phone:
3345 6315
Email:
t.ziebell@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
University of Queensland Library

Event Description

Full Description:
Please join us as we celebrate one of The University of Queensland's most distinguished scientists, Dorothy Hill.

As the first female Professor at an Australian university and the first Australian woman to become President of the Australian Academy of Science, Dorothy Hill paved the way for women to reach positions of prominence in science. As a teacher, Dorothy Hill mentored a generation of students at the University to pursue the earth sciences. As a researcher, Hill received a number of international and Australian honours for her research into Australian fossil corals. Inspired by her experience at the University of Cambridge, Hill was also a passionate advocate for the library.

Following the launch of a new online exhibition about the life and legacy of Dorothy Hill, a panel of speakers featuring Honorary Professor John Jell, Professor Gregory Webb, Professor Joan Esterle and PhD student, Sarah Kachovich, will reflect on Hill's work in Australian geology and palaeontology, and her influence as a mentor and academic pioneer for women. The discussion will be led by Professor Sue Golding.

Drinks and canapes will be served from 5-6pm in the Atrium, Global Change Institute (#20), followed by panel discussion and launch of online exhibition from 6-7pm in the Learning Theatre 206, Steele Building (#3), UQ St Lucia

RSVP by 1 September: http://bit.ly/UQL-DorothyHill or phone (07) 3365 6362

Directions to UQ

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Directions:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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