Tower: Issue 1

Issue 1

Winter 2009

Cover of Issue 1 of the Tower Magazine

The new UTS alumni magazine, TOWER, has been created for you and inspired by you. We trawled the halls of UTS, and the globe, to bring you news on fascinating research, graduate profiles on the world’s hottest young creators, and opinion pieces from some of the sharpest minds in Australia. With this new publication, we have worked hard to develop the content and style to create an original, engaging and interesting alumni magazine for you.

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Issue 1 Articles

Inside Design

Sasha Titchkosky and Russel Koskela

Sasha and Russel, of furniture design house Koskela, have toiled through seven-day weeks and canned-tuna dinners to build a million-dollar business in Sydney. Now, they are working with the new Federal Government initiative, Enterprise Connect, to expand online and overseas.

My time on Broadway

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman takes a walk down memory lane, recalling his student days at UTS and how one unfortunate subject choice led to a successful career in showbiz.

Innovate Out of Crisis

Professor Roy Green

We must link short-terms boosts to demand with longer-term strategies for innovation and entrepreneurship, writes Professor Roy Green.

Tracing generations

Child's hand and an elderly person's hand

Rebecca Fredericks learns how developments in DNA research are allowing UTS researchers to track ancestral lineage back hundreds of thousands of years.

How one woman changed the law

Professor Jenni Millbank

The work of Professor Jenni Millbank has led to groundbreaking law reforms around de-facto and same-sex relationships in Australia, taking us “streets ahead” of the US.

Wrestling with the salties

Saltwater crocodile

UTS alumnus and former Sydney Morning Herald journalist Jano Gibson gets a handle on the ancient beast terrorising Australia’s Top End.

The perfect storm

Man in a lightening storm

Professor Dexter Dunphy, a world authority on organisational change and sustainability, looks at how business can weather the financial, environmental and economic crisis sweeping the world.

World Health Organization at UTS

Children playing in flood water

Caroline Jenkins finds out how the new WHO Collaborating Centre at UTS will help the United Nations meet its international development goals.