14 October 2011
RMIT news in brief
Koorie Night Market success
The Koorie Night Market's first visit to RMIT University's City campus drew a good crowd.
Kutcha Edwards sings at the Koorie Night Market.
Handicrafts were on sale.
The market drew an enthusiastic crowd.
The market featured performances by Kutcha Edwards and Meriki Hood, traditional dance and didge, and hip hop dance.
Carlie Groves, from RMIT's Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, said browsers were able to buy authentic Indigenous Art, ceramics, jewellery, carvings, sculpture, artefacts, food and more.
Visiting professorship in Singapore
Professor Eleanor Holroyd, Professor of Asia and Gender Nursing in the School of Health Sciences, is undertaking a visiting professorship at the prestigious National University of Singapore.
She is using the opportunity to undertake joint research on HIV in Asia. Earlier this year, she visited Mahidol University in the Thai capital, Bangkok, to present on women's health.
A Highpoint in fashion
RMIT graduate Jude Ng created a spring-inspired garment at Highpoint shopping centre over three days to help celebrate the arrival of the new season's fashion collection in the Centre.
Mr Ng, who completed a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology at the School of Fashion and Textiles, turned a sketch into a reality at a pop-up workshop at Highpoint, by using a combination of flowers and other materials.
The pop-up fashion workshop allowed customers to take a behind-the-scenes peek into the inner workings of a design studio.
Association opens in Vietnam
A major professional association for people working in information systems for business has established its first chapter in Vietnam.
The Association for Information Systems has approved the setting up of a Vietnam chapter, with its first president being Nelson Leung, an academic at RMIT International University Vietnam.
Mr Leung manages RMIT Vietnam's academic program in Business Information Systems. He said establishing a Vietnam chapter of AIS aimed to help prepare the next generation of BIS professionals.
Women win scholarships
Four RMIT students have won scholarships from the Australian Federation of University Women's Victorian branch.
Madeline Hardess won the Madeleine Capicchiano Bursary ($2,000) for fourth-year undergraduate students. Preference was given to a student conducting research on issues of human rights and/or social justice.
Susan Anderson won the Marilyn Godley Scholarship ($4,000) for an Indigenous undergraduate student. Julija Knezevic and Megan Kruger won the bursaries ($2,000 each) for postgraduate coursework students.