Tower: Issue 4

Issue 4

Autumn 2011

Cover of Issue 04 of the Tower Magazine

In this issue of TOWER we hear from two different donors to UTS. They tell us what has motivted them to give and why they will continute to do so.

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Issue 4 Articles

Future Australia

Larissa Behrendt

Larissa Behrendt (Grad. Dip. Legal Practice, 1993) has an incredible list of titles and at the heart of all her achievements and accolades, she is a tireless Indigenous rights campaigner.

Getting the Green Light

Group of researchers

Phillips and the GLR team are working to improve light emitting diode (LED) technology so these lights can be used in homes.

A Global Classroom

People on a rope bridge

Although university life is traditionally textbooks and lectures, a program launched last April is taking students all over the world and teaching them some real-world lessons.

Fire Sticks

Aboriginal elder

To many Australians who live outside the cities and especially those who enjoy their homes among eucalyptus-rich bush settings, fire embodies a deadly menace that seems as unpredictable as it is unyielding. However, this perspective of seeing fire as a threat is being redefined.

IT Girl

Alicia Navarro

Alicia Navarro has taken her business, launched in the midst of the global financial crisis, to the brink of world domination in online content monetisation.

Heading South

Jane Kittel

The spotlight was firmly directed at one issue during this year’s international Women’s day: the comparative lack of females in senior management positions.

Mapping the Land

Sharon Bowen

Most city dwellers don’t know they exist, let alone give them much thought, but for Science doctoral candidate Sharon Bowen the inland wetland floodplains of NSW occupy most of her very crowded waking moments.


Music video still of animated table tennis game

Twin sisters, who had their first solo exhibition in Sydney earlier this year, are transforming the humble needle and thread into playful and quirky art.

On... Architecture with Jon King

Jon King

"The profession of architecture is no different as we individually and collectively strive and struggle for respect and broad acceptance of what we do and who we are" says Jon King.

Relax – you're about to give birth

Bath in birthing centre

Giving birth is life-changing, intimate, exhilarating. It can also be frightening and stressful. New research reveals this can have an adverse effect on mother and baby.

The Antarctica Challenge

Woman sitting in snow

Gemma Borgo-Caratti (BA Communications, 2010) is one of the young environmental campaigners on a the Inspire Antarctica Expedition (IAE), a leadership program that aims to create ambassadors for sustainability and the environment.

The League of Extraordinary Writers

Cover of the UTS Writers' Anthology

The names that have emerged from the UTS Writers' Anthology since its launch in 1982 – and UTS writing courses in general – read like a Who’s Who of Australian literature.

Graduate Profiles

Man's eyes in car rear view mirror

We profile two graduates: Maureen Jordan CEO of Switzer Media + Publishing and film maker Matt Bird.