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Army of helpers get University of Queensland shipshape

Army of helpers get University of Queensland shipshape | Jill Rowbotham | The Australian Higher Education | 19 January, 2011

SODDEN, muddy campuses are part of the new academic year for university students north of the NSW border after the disastrous floods in central and southeast Queensland. The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, based in Milton, on the Brisbane River, experienced temporary disruption of online and telephone communications and the response date for offers was extended to January 27. The University of Queensland’s main St Lucia campus was among those affected by the worst flooding of the river since 1974. But UQ vice-chancellor Paul Greenfield was heartened by the armies of helpers that descended for the clean-up.

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At Just 14, Iconic Building Raises Preservation Issues

At Just 14, Iconic Building Raises Preservation Issues | Lawrence Biemiller | Chronicle of Higher Education | 15 October, 2010

The article discusses the Aronoff Center for Design and Art building on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, which was designed by Peter Eisenman. The building is an example of the deconstructionist movement in architecture but it needs to be repaired because water is damaging the building’s exterior, which will need to be completely replaced. The materials used in the building are discussed and university architect Mary Beth McGrew comments that the school used the untried exterior because it was less expensive than other options. McGrew’s choice of materials and colors for the building’s exterior are described.

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