Tower: Issue 2

Issue 2

Autumn 2010

Cover of Issue 2 of the Tower Magazine

We hope you’ll enjoy our international edition of TOWER magazine. There are around 150,000 UTS graduates scattered around the globe, and we thought it only fitting to take you on a journey to visit some of these outstanding individuals.

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Issue 2 Articles

Rachel's Resurgence

Rachel Ward

She has played the part of actress, model, mother, writer and activist. Now, Rachel Ward has received critical acclaim for her feature directorial debut, Beautiful Kate. She spoke to Chrissa Favaloro about how a writing course at UTS kicked off her new career.

From the ground up

Boat of produce on Mekong river

Associate Professor Mick Paddon, Research Director at the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, finds the true meaning of sustainability in a sprawling city on the shores of the Mekong River.

Survival on the South Pole

Steele Diggles in front of a South Pole sign

Science graduate Steele Diggles reflects on South Pole winters, auroras and his famed South Pole marker. Caroline Jenkins spoke to him via satellite as his time on the icy plateau drew to a close.

Wired for Stability

Dominic Dowling

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Dominic Dowling’s work strengthening mud-brick houses has been given a renewed boost, potentially saving thousands of lives.

Lessons from disaster zones

Collapsed building in China

Nursing expert Lisa Conlon is sharing her extensive knowledge of emergency and disaster health care with nurses across the Asia-Pacific.

Palmer leads Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Palmer Leads

She launched her career at the Seven Network where she learnt about reporting the hard way: falling from helicopters and writing stories in her spare time. Now, Amanda Palmer is at the forefront of a film resurgence in the Middle East.

World View

Film reel with movie covers

Troy Lum has been tagged ‘the golden boy of the film festival circuit’ and, at 34, he is already one of the world’s most powerful film executives.

Storytelling in the PNG Highlands

Man being interviewed in Papua New Guinea

Kokoda, cannibalism and tribal warfare have all featured in films about Papua New Guinea, but for the first time the Highland people are telling their own story through a new UTS project.

Policing prostitution in China

Prostitute in a doorway

Journalism student Lin Ma talks to researcher Elaine Jeffreys and uncovers the many contradictions in China’s dealings with prostitution and the rising threat of HIV/AIDS.

Unfinished business

Aboriginal flag

In a national address on 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the stolen generations. Two years on, NAIDOC Person of the Year Larissa Behrendt reflects on the lasting impacts of the apology.

Shooting for the stars

Gabriel Byrne

LA-based photographer Hugh Hamilton is fast establishing himself as one of the world’s preeminent portrait photographers. Fresh from a shoot at the Playboy Mansion, he spoke to Chrissa Favaloro in Sydney.

UTS City Campus Master Plan

Artist's plan of the new FEIT building

In the coming years, UTS will spend close to $500 million to establish a greener, more open network of sustainable buildings across the city campus to be linked by new public cycleways and pedestrian paths.