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June 2014

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Do you read the book or see the movie first?

The release of the film adaptation of John Green’s super popular The Fault in Our Stars has reignited the always controversial debate – is it better to read the book or see the film first? We have a bunch of books and their film adaptations at the Library, so which ever…

Learn coding with the world’s best

As of June, 2014 C and Java are the two most popular programming languages in the world. With Java alone used by 9 million developers and many people trying to tap into the booming app market, there is no denying that learning programming languages is worth the challenge. Luckily, tech gurus (and coding…

Discover Dr Michio Kaku in the Library

Theoretical physicist, renowned futurist and science commentator, Dr Michio Kaku is currently spending some time in Australia and recently spoke at a QUT sponsored event in Brisbane. Dr Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, is a celebrated science communicator and popularizer…

Go wild for World Environment Day, June 5th

Thursday, 5th of June 2014 is World Environment Day (WED) as designated by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action. The focus this year is on Small Islands which bear much of the brunt of climate change impact. Here are 5 ways on the 5th to get engaged: Take…

Teaching and learning with lynda.com webinar

Interested in using technology to enhance your teaching practice? Not sure where to start? Join lynda.com education consultant Laurie Burruss for a webinar that will help you achieve learning outcomes for your students through blending of online and in-person instruction. Explore how to enhance curricula with lynda.com by: Referencing best practices in…

Preparing for exams

Grab the lifeboats, exams ahead! Some tips to help you weather the storm during exam period. Find a comfy and study-appropriate spot I get easily distracted by daytime TV. So if I need to concentrate, I turn off the TV and go to a place that tells my brain and body it’s…