News Archives

Date: 19 Dec 2001
UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid has announced major reforms to the University of Western Sydney's research strategy and structure.
Date: 06 Dec 2001
UWS academic Associate Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie has been recognised as one of the nation's best University teachers in this year's Australian University Teaching Awards.
Date: 26 Nov 2001
Renowned author Alan Atkinson recently visited the University of Western Sydney from the United States to conduct a sustainability workshop and talk about his new book, 'Believing Cassandra'.
Date: 22 Nov 2001
Unseen Chronic Illness is now an emerging problem in today's workplace according to a new book by UWS academic, Dr Margaret Vickers.
Date: 11 Nov 2001
Australia's largest aged care provider, ANGLICARE, and UWS are working together to improve aged care services in Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Nov 2001
The Hon. John Aquilina, NSW Minister for Education and Training joined senior staff of the University of Western Sydney at a service to mark the opening of the Naval Memorial Gardens on the Nirimba Education Precinct.
Date: 24 Oct 2001
Aboriginal actor Justine Saunders will speak at the University of Western Sydney, Penrith Campus on Tuesday, October 30.
Date: 23 Oct 2001
200 distinguished members of the international Buddhist community will converge on UWS's Parramatta Campus as part of the 'Buddhism in the Contemporary World' conference.
Date: 23 Oct 2001
Dr Deirdre Russell-Bowie from UWS's School of Education and Early Childhood Studies has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Date: 22 Oct 2001
The endeavour of Australia's ecological pioneers throughout the twentieth century are brought to life by two University of Western Sydney academics in a new book that traces the emergence of ecological understandings in Australia.
Date: 19 Oct 2001
Third-year Bachelor of Arts (Performance) student Sharn Hammond is London bound after winning the Big Brother Movement's Drama Scholarship.
Date: 19 Oct 2001
Local artist Francine Heath is one of four UWS art students to receive a William Fletcher Trust grant.
Date: 19 Oct 2001
UWS has been named as one of Australia's top female-friendly employers by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
Date: 19 Oct 2001
The University of Western Sydney has been awarded a grant of $1 million from NSW Health to help boost mental health nursing in the west.
Date: 18 Oct 2001
Author, traveller and university lecturer Moira Gibson is the curator of the current Bankstown campus exhibition 'Celebrating Latin American Viewpoints'
Date: 17 Oct 2001
The people of Sydney's west have given their region the thumbs up in a new report by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 11 Oct 2001
The Association of Financial Services Educators (AFSE) will host its Inaugural Seminar Series "Towards the Future" at Novotel, Homebush Bay on October 26, 2001.
Date: 11 Oct 2001
The Child Care Centre at the UWS Hawkesbury campus has successfully secured a $35,000 grant
Date: 11 Oct 2001
Several Members of Parliament from the Committee for Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources of the Islamic Republic of Iran recently visited UWS to establish agricultural
Date: 05 Oct 2001
The University of Western Sydney will double its Indigenous student enrolments within five years under a plan approved by the Board of Trustees.
Date: 05 Oct 2001
The corridors of Blacktown Hospital have some new artwork adorning their walls thanks to local Blue Mountains resident, Susan Gould.
Date: 05 Oct 2001
Andrew Noble, a local Blue Mountains Bachelor of Arts (Music) graduate, was a recent winner at the University of Western Sydney's annual music awards ceremony.
Date: 04 Oct 2001
The University of Western Sydney Spring Jobs Expo will be held in Parramatta on October 25, 2001...
Date: 04 Oct 2001
UWS will host the 3rd 'Sensational - Images, Bodies + Beyond' Conference for postgraduate students in humanities and related disciplines on Friday 14 December 2001.
Date: 02 Oct 2001
We don't plan well enough for the hazards of old age according to Professor John McCallum from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Sep 2001
Parramatta resident Jason Ross has completed research into the impact of water quality on eels and turtles with sponsorship from the Upper Parramatta Catchment Trust and the Parramatta Rugby Leagues Club.
Date: 28 Sep 2001
WELFARE AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS WILL RALLY AT A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK on Friday, September 21, at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Sep 2001
'About time too!', a new exhibition at the University of Western Sydney's Margot Hardy Gallery, features five artists who have built an exhibition around their personal visual languages describing a universal theme - TIME.
Date: 27 Sep 2001
Students and businesses will join forces as part of a unique career development program being held at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 26 Sep 2001
In the battle of the sexes men are the losers when it comes to health, says University of Western Sydney researcher Dr Peter West.
Date: 25 Sep 2001
Mr Ian McFarlane, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, will deliver the occasional address at a University of Western Sydney graduation ceremony being held tomorrow.
Date: 25 Sep 2001
Mr Ian McFarlane, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, will deliver the occasional address at a University of Western Sydney graduation ceremony being held tomorrow.
Date: 25 Sep 2001
Mr Ian McFarlane, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, will deliver the occasional address at a University of Western Sydney graduation ceremony being held tomorrow.
Date: 21 Sep 2001
His Excellency, Mr Jean Fournier, the High Commissioner for Canada, will deliver the occasional address at a UWS graduation ceremony being held on Monday 24 September 2001.
Date: 20 Sep 2001
Professor John McCallum says employers should encourage their older workers to continue working rather than retire.
Date: 20 Sep 2001
The University of Western Sydney's resident water experts are involved in a $2 million research contract from the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) to help develop a highly sophisticated water quality system for Warragamba Dam.
Date: 20 Sep 2001
A group of 25 science and maths professionals are heading back to the classroom a result of a joint initiative by the University of Western Sydney and the NSW Department of Education and Training.
Date: 20 Sep 2001
Businesses in the West will need to embrace technology if they are to maintain their competitive advantage in the future according to a new report by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Sep 2001
Dr Frances Parker from the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus has been awarded $250,000 to help ensure that market gardeners protect themselves and our fresh produce from contaminants and pesticides.
Date: 19 Sep 2001
Over 100 people from the community and the University attended the UWS Unity Week concerta candle was lit and a minute's silence observed in sympathy and respect for the tragedy in the United States last week
Date: 19 Sep 2001
Work for the Dole projects at the University of Western Sydney have received praise from Federal Member for Macquarie, Mr Kerry Bartlett.
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Parramatta residents will have the chance to join former Prime Minister the Hon. Gough Whitlam when he presents a special preview screening of the award-winning documentary 'A Force more Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict' at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres on Wednesday 19 September 2001.
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Local Mt Pleasant student Kelly Meredith has been helping businesses in Blacktown to increase work experience opportunities for high school students as part of an innovative program at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Local Parramatta student Stan Lobo has been working with an aged care service as part of the UWS Summer Research Awards.
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Local Campbelltown student Amelia Morris got a taste of work experience over her summer holidays thanks to the UWS Summer Research Awards.
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Local student Christian Lombardi is flying high thanks to an innovative placement program at UWS.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
With spring in the air, Blue-banded bees will soon come out of dormancy. Local Kurrajong student Melissa Bell is keen to gather more bees with help from local residents.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
Law students from the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus have reason to celebrate following their latest achievement in a recent International Negotiation Competition.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
Three months of working as a volunteer in Vietnam as part of his degree has turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for UWS Bankstown Campus student Van Tho Le.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
Sydney's café set are about to get a new taste sensation in their coffee cups thanks to a group of enterprising young business graduates from the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
Computer games and Woody Allen might sound like strange inspiration for an animated film, but for UWS Penrith campus graduate Antonio Artese, it's a combination that has netted him one of Australia's most prestigious short film awards.
Date: 11 Sep 2001
University of Western Sydney student Amanda Pena is a trainee teacher on a mission!
Date: 30 Aug 2001
'Consciousness and spirituality: psychological perspectives', a one day conference will be held at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown campus on Thursday, September 13
Date: 22 Aug 2001
UWS will provide the University of the Third Age Hawkesbury (U3A) with access to computer facilities...
Date: 20 Aug 2001
Adjunct Professor Barry McGlasson has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
Date: 17 Aug 2001
A group of visual arts graduates from the University of Western Sydney will exhibit their work at the Margot Hardy Gallery at Bankstown Campus until August 31.
Date: 14 Aug 2001
Law students from the University of Western Sydney have reason to celebrate following their latest achievement in the recent International Negotiation Competition.
Date: 13 Aug 2001
The Entomological Society of New South Wales will hold its second biennial postgraduate student workshop next Saturday on August 18, 2001...
Date: 10 Aug 2001
An advanced breeding program for cherry trees has produced a new ornamental variety at the University of Western Sydney which will be launched next year on Burke's Backyard
Date: 08 Aug 2001
The University of Western Sydney has established a new Rugby Union trophy, the UWS Challenge Cup. UWS Chancellor, Mr John Phillips, AM, says the trophy signifies stronger linkages between the University and the Parramatta and Penrith Clubs.
Date: 08 Aug 2001
Prospective university students can get a passport to their future when they visit the University of Western Sydney's Open Days being held throughout August.
Date: 06 Aug 2001
Radical action in a changing world will be the major theme of the Social Ecology Hawkesbury Winter Residential School from August 8 to 12 at the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 06 Aug 2001
Three science postgraduate students have won research prizes from the University of Western Sydney, based on the excellent quality of their postgraduate presentations
Date: 06 Aug 2001
Work for the Dole projects at the University of Western Sydney have received praise and a commitment to additional programs at the University's premier environmental precinct, Gomebeeree Environs.
Date: 06 Aug 2001
A new trophy for competition between the Parramatta and Penrith First Division Rugby Union Clubs, the UWS Challenge Cup will be presented at a function on Wednesday, August 8, at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 06 Aug 2001
A new trophy for competition between the Parramatta and Penrith First Division Rugby Union Clubs, the UWS Challenge Cup will be presented at a function on Wednesday, August 8, at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 26 Jul 2001
Members of the prestigious Academy of Science in Beijing, China and the Chou Pei-yuan Foundation recently visited the University of Western Sydney to find out about the latest water reuse innovations.
Date: 25 Jul 2001
The University of Western Sydney has joined forces with the NSW Department of Education and Training to combat the shortage of science teachers in western Sydney's high schools.
Date: 20 Jul 2001
1500 University of Western Sydney students were recently admitted to the prestigious Golden Key International Honours Society...
Date: 18 Jul 2001
Business leaders and economists should not miss the opportunity to see one of the United States' foremost economic commentators when he gives a one-night-only lecture at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre on Wednesday 25 July 2001.
Date: 17 Jul 2001
Respected food scientist and researcher Professor Paul Baumgartner has been honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor...
Date: 17 Jul 2001
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute will host a free public lecture on Household Poisons at UWS as part of National Chemistry Week, July 23-29, 2001.
Date: 10 Jul 2001
UWS academic Peter McGregor will take part in a special ceremonial dinner this evening to honour the seven Australian Wallabies who refused to play against the all-white Springboks during their 1971 tour of Australia.
Date: 10 Jul 2001
One of Australia's most respected environmentalists, Mr Ian Kiernan, Chairman and Founder of Clean Up Australia, will deliver the occasional address at a University of Western Sydney graduation ceremony being held tomorrow.
Date: 07 Jun 2001
Thai students from King Mongkut's University of Technology - Thonburi are currently studying postharvest horticulture at UWS as part of the 'University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific' scheme.
Date: 01 Jun 2001
A Chinese delegation recently visited the UWS Hawkesbury campus as part of a new environmental training program on 'Environment Protection, Clean Production and Waste Minimisation'
Date: 31 May 2001
Hundreds of University of Western Sydney students will set up interactive youth-friendly exhibition sites at 'Youth Expo 2001' on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Penrith campus from 10am-1pm.
Date: 29 May 2001
Australian schools need to adopt 'boy-friendly' teaching methods if they want to overcome the education crisis for boys in our classrooms says University of Western Sydney researcher Dr Peter West.
Date: 24 May 2001
UWS will play host to some of western Sydney's most influential business leaders at an industry seminar on Friday 18 May 2001.
Date: 23 May 2001
The University of Western Sydney will commemorate National Sorry Day at the Hawkesbury campus, Richmond on Thursday, May 24 from 9.30am until 12pm.
Date: 16 May 2001
Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam will launch a new book about western Sydney.
Date: 15 May 2001
Nine University of Western Sydney students have just received horticulture scholarships to the tune of $6,000 each...
Date: 11 May 2001
UWS has supplied five Hereford steers to local high schools through the 'UniSchools Steer Project'
Date: 10 May 2001
A new era in the life of the University of Western Sydney will be celebrated on Friday 11 May when Former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, Mr John Phillips, AM, is formally installed as the University's second Chancellor.
Date: 08 May 2001
UWS Graduate Connections, UWS Careers Services and Business Enterprise Centres (BECs) will hold a 'Graduating into Small Business' seminar on Thursday, May 24, 2001
Date: 08 May 2001
Hawkesbury Union invites you to join students and staff for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for cancer research on Thursday, May 24, 2001.
Date: 03 May 2001
Amanda Vassallo, a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) graduate, spent her summer vacation working at the State Library of NSW as part of as the University of Western Sydney's Summer Research Awards.
Date: 03 May 2001
Gina Omar, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) student, spent her summer vacation working on a project that promises to keep our drinking water safe and clean as part of the University of Western Sydney's Summer Research Awards program.
Date: 03 May 2001
Parramatta Council didn't have to look very far when it came to filling a vacant position in their Department of Design Services recently - they already had a budding engineer under their noses thanks to an innovative program at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 01 May 2001
DUBBO'S Marc Goodall has graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) and blitzed the course by finishing it in record time - in four years rather than the usual six.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
The University of Western Sydney honoured one of the wine industries most prominent personalities, Mr Len Evans, OBE AO, at a graduation ceremony recently.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
One of NSW's most respected firefighters, Mr Philip Koperberg, AM, was recently honoured by the University of Western Sydney recently.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
Dr Kevin Sheridan, Director-General of NSW Agriculture, was recently honoured by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
The University of Western Sydney honoured one of the Chinese community's most outstanding leaders, the Honorable Henry Tsang OAM, MLC, at a recent graduation ceremony.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
International health educator, Professor Mavis Bickerton, received an honorary fellowship from the University of Western Sydney at one of its recent graduation ceremonies.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
Blue Mountains resident and music graduate, Emma Stacker, was a recipient of a prestigious University Medal at the recent UWS graduation ceremonies.
Date: 30 Apr 2001
Local Kellyville mother and daughter, Annie and Jasmine Dwight, found themselves graduating from the same course at the University of Western Sydney at the same time!
Date: 06 Apr 2001
The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), says globalisation is a "recipe for economic, environmental and cultural disaster". ISEC Director, Helena Norberg-Hodge will give a talk on globalisation at the University of Western Sydney on Monday April 9, 2001.
Date: 20 Mar 2001
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate National Harmony Day tomorrow with a special ceremony for students, staff and the community.
Date: 09 Mar 2001
UWS will have a palm planting ceremony at the Hawkesbury campus on Friday, March 16, 2001.
Date: 07 Mar 2001
Fourteen students from the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown Campus will put their skills to the ultimate test in coming months when they travel overseas to work as volunteers in international community development agencies as part of their studies.
Date: 05 Mar 2001
UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid has announced prominent social policy scholar and commentator, Professor Peter Botsman, as the inaugural head of the University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute.
Date: 05 Mar 2001
Budding student animators at the University of Western Sydney will receive a huge creative boost with the launch of a new state-of-the-art animation facility at the Penrith Campus.
Date: 05 Mar 2001
Hunting for blue-banded bees, UWS research student Melissa Bell may be saving mainland Australia from the importation of the bumble bee
Date: 02 Mar 2001
Two University of Western Sydney students will compete in July in the International Negotiation Competition to be held in California this year.
Date: 01 Mar 2001
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2001 with an address by the UWS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)...
Date: 23 Feb 2001
The University of Western Sydney (Critical Social Sciences Research Group) will host a one-day conference questioning the future directions for critical criminology...
Date: 09 Feb 2001
Disability with AttitudeThe University of Western Sydney will host an international conference on Disability from February 16-17, 2001. A national forum sponsored by Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) on reproductive health for women with disabilities and the critical issue of sterilization will also be held on Thursday February 15, 2001.
Date: 09 Feb 2001
A new guru of post harvest horticulture has just arrived in town - at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus.