School of Arts

From Hollywood to Murdoch University

June 16th, 2017

Simon Allen

A former Pixar animator who swapped a career in Hollywood to become a lecturer at Murdoch University discusses his career ahead of the release of Cars 3 in Australian cinemas.

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When Stanley Kubrick almost moved to Australia

May 18th, 2017

Associate Professor Mick Broderick

A Murdoch University researcher has discovered that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was so concerned about the threat of nuclear war in the early 1960s, he planned to move his family to Perth, Australia.

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How Facebook is helping Mums

May 10th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University shows that mums are increasingly turning to social media, spending an average of between one and three hours a day using Facebook as their main platform to connect with others and as an avenue for social support.

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Radio Murdoch set to go live

April 7th, 2017

Murdoch University radio students are about to hit the airwaves and broadcast to thousands of listeners across Perth.

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Debut screening for Murdoch-made film

April 4th, 2017

Damian Fasolo made Broken for just $15,000 thanks to the contributions of Murdoch students and staff

Murdoch University screen production students gained precious experience helping to shoot a debut feature film by one of their lecturers.

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Religion, violence, and a vision for 21st Century civilisation

March 1st, 2017

The growing global problem of religion-related violence will be discussed in a lecture series at Murdoch University this month by Murdoch University’s International Theologian for 2017, Professor David Ford.

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Murdoch arts professor in live discussion of ‘challenging’ theatre piece

February 17th, 2017

Prof Helena Grehan to co-host PIAF artist talk

Professor Helena Grehan from Murdoch University’s School of Arts will co-host an artists’ talk about one of the more complex and innovative works at the Perth International Arts Festival.

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Everyday moments celebrated in new poetry collection

February 15th, 2017

David Moody

A new poetry collection written by a Murdoch University academic reveals the treasures to be found in everyday lives, in both quiet moments alone and in encounters with other people. Ordinary Euphoria is the first collection of poetry by Dr David Moody from Murdoch’s School of Arts. Dr Moody is best known as a playwright, […]

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Murdoch professors receive Australia Day Honours

January 31st, 2017

Professor Bittles was one of two professors honoured on Australia Day

The life works of two Murdoch professors have recognised with prestigious honours during the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

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The missing women in Australian public relations history

January 19th, 2017

Dr Kate Fitch

The contribution of women to the development of public relations in Australia has been largely ignored, despite the dominance of women in the PR industry today, Murdoch University’s Dr Kate Fitch claims.

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