Masters and Slaves: watch a literary showdown!

What are you doing this Thursday night? Studying studiously, late-night shopping, chilling in bed?

While all the aforementioned are great options – let us suggest an even better one: come along to our annual Masters and Slaves event.

Who doesn’t love a good duel? Whether it’s between Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, or our School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences students and literary greats…

In this must see event, our students will duel with their literary heroes in a live theatre battle for supremacy. Their performances will centre around one main question: who are the great literary masters and who are the slaves?

Hosted by Friends of the Library, Masters and Slaves is a crowd favourite; after all, who doesn’t love take-down critiques, satirical rants, author dedications and painful homages?

When
5:30pm – 7:30pm, Thursday 24 August

Where
Drama Theatre
The Link (G07)
Gold Coast Campus

Cost
General Admission: $15
Students: $10
Griffith Staff: $10
Friends of the Library members: FREE

Book here

Food and beverages are included in the ticket price.


What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

As a student, we bet you often feel exhausted and fatigued. Early morning lectures, late nights, countless cups of coffee…

But while this may be a temporary state for you (until uni break swings around, of course!), for some it’s permanent.

Have you heard of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? Kind of like being in the midst of exam week 24/7, CFS causes extreme fatigue and/or tiredness which can’t easily be explained by an underlying medical condition.

Around 400,000 Australians are believed to be affected by CFS, many of whom are house bound or bed bound.

Much like your physics notes, the causes of CFS aren’t well understood. Though, as we’re sure your physics lecturer is endeavoring to help you understand the ins and outs of kinematics, Griffith researchers are working hard to better understand CFS.

In fact, researchers from Griffith’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases have discovered a cell receptor which could be a key contributing factor to CFS.

Keen to learn more about it? We have the lead researchers presenting their findings at our upcoming Friends of the Library event on 10 August. Come along to the Gold Coast campus to hear our academics discuss their groundbreaking research. They will talk about the challenges with CFS diagnosis, clinical presentation, and treatments.

Event details

  • Date: 10 August 2017
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Leneen Forde Chancellery (G34), Gold Coast campus, Griffith University
  • Register here

Friends of the Library membership

You will have the option to become a Friends of the Library member when you register for this event. Following the presentation, Friends of the Library members will be invited to join us for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and our presenters. A Friends of the Library membership includes:

  • Invitations to a range of events featuring national and international guest speakers
  • Friends-only cocktail receptions
  • Access to exhibitions and displays in our libraries
  • Friends of the Library e-newsletter
  • Discount on University Library borrowing
  • 20% discount on Griffith Review subscription

Stay connected with Griffith after you graduate

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Exam week is almost over!

If this is your final exam block at Griffith before you graduate: 1) Congratulations!, and 2) We’ll miss you!

But just because you’re graduating doesn’t mean you have to leave the Griffith library behind.

You are eligible for an alumni membership which allows you to borrow up to 20 standard loans. And, did we mention it’s free? Just come in to sign up, and you’ll get a yearly membership for free!

You’re also welcome to use our library spaces at any time. For more information, check out what you can borrow as a community member.

And, if you really like the library (we do), why not join Friends of the Library while you’re at it? The network provides wonderful professional and social opportunities for those interested in supporting the library and its evolution in our rapidly changing education environment.

An annual membership is $25, and provides you: invitations to events featuring national and international guest speakers, Friends only networking opportunities, access to exhibitions and displays, special pre-sale ticket offers to certain Griffith events, and a regular Friends of the Library e-newsletter.

Finally, don’t forget to stay connected through Griffith’s Alumni Network.


Masters and Slaves: the great literary showdown

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Who’s your literary hero? William Shakespeare? Charles Dickens? Jane Austen? Or maybe Harry Potter rocked your muggle world and you absolutely idolise J.K Rowling.

They are a superstar, right? There is no one quite like them…. They win. Or do they?

Come and watch talented School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences students take on their literary heroes at the annual Masters and Slaves battle on the Gold Coast.

In this must-see event, students will perform a piece inspired by a famous author; living or dead. Whether they talk them up or take them down, we’ll find out who are the literary masters and who the slaves.

Hosted by Friends of the Library, Masters and Slaves is a crowd favourite; after all, who doesn’t love take-down critiques, satirical rants, author dedications and painful homages?

You can’t miss this epic duel! Book now!

What
Masters and Slaves 2016

When
Thursday 25 August 2016

Where
Drama Theatre,
The Link (G07)
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University

Cost
General Admission: $15
Students: $10
Griffith Staff: $10
Friends of the Library members: FREE

Food and beverages are included in the ticket price.


Graduation doesn’t mean good bye

Graduation capsAre you graduating this semester? If so, then congratulations on what is a fantastic achievement and celebration of all your hard work.

But even though you might be leaving us shortly it doesn’t have to mean good bye. As a Griffith Alumni you can easily stay connected and access to some fantastic resources that will be extremely useful for your post-grad adventures.

Library access and borrowing

For a small annual fee Alumni are still able to borrow resources, use the Libraries’ hardcopy collections, and photocopiers and printers.

Become a Friend of the Library

A Friends of the Library membership offers wonderful professional and social opportunities. Benefits include, special event invitation featuring national and international guest speakers, networking opportunities, access to exhibitions and displays, special pre-sale ticket offers to certain Griffith events, regular Friends of the Library e-newsletter, 20% off GGraduateriffith REVIEW subscription and a discount on borrowing membership to the University Library.

Email and myGriffith

Students also have access to their student email and myGriffith indefinitely after graduation.

Don’t forget to tick off your graduation to-dos with your steps to graduating guide.

Wishing you all the best and remember, don’t be a stranger.

Meet other Griffith Alumni.

 

 

 


Masters and Slaves event

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Thought you knew your literary greats? Think again!

The popular  Masters and Slaves event has returned for another year. Hosted by the Friends of the Library in partnership with Love That Book, the event will be held at the Uni Bar function centre at the Gold Coast campus. This year will see the live performances by School of Humanities students, with the introduction of accompanying performances by Popular Music students.

Thursday 30 April – doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
The Uni Bar function centre, Gold Coast campus
Tickets
must be pre-purchased and will not be available at the door.

  • Students: $10
  • General admission: $15
  • Friends of the Library: FREE

More info here.

 


Photography fan? You’ll love this free event

Join QCA lecturer Dr Charles Page as he shares highlights from his beautiful photographic essay Memories in Place: The Centenary of WW1. 

Renowned Brisbane documentary photographer Dr Page specialises in social documentary photography. He has recently released his moving book Memories in Place: The Centenary of WW1, and will be sharing highlights from it at a free event at the South Bank campus this month.

What: Memories in Place: The Centenary of WW1 presented by Dr Charles Page

When: Thursday 23 October, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Where: Level 7 Webb Centre, Queensland College of Art, South Bank campus

RSVP: This event is free, but registration is essential. Staff, students and members of the public are all welcome.

For more information or to register for the event, visit the event website.

 

Memories in Place

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France 2010. From Memories in Place, by Charles Page.