News Archives

Date: 24 Dec 2002
Prospective students can take advantage of the UWS Course Information Centre's extended opening hours during the busy period of January and February 2003.
Date: 19 Dec 2002
Over 240 members of the University of Western Sydney community have come together to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their peers as part of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards.
Date: 17 Dec 2002
A University of Western Sydney educational psychologist is reminding HSC students it isn't the end of the world if they don't get the marks they need to get into university.
Date: 13 Dec 2002
Over 90 budding young scientists delved into the world of science this week during the annual Siemens Science Experience at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus on December 10, 11 and 12.
Date: 13 Dec 2002
Penrith lecturer, Dr Fred Osman, has been singled out as an outstanding educator by the NSW Minister for Education and Training, John Watkins, during a recent ceremony at Government House.
Date: 13 Dec 2002
The Sydney Festival, with its vibrant music, dynamic theatre performances and colourful exhibitions, might seem an odd place to discuss the theme of waiting. But from January 6 to 9 next year, more than 130 of the world's leading scholars will gather in Sydney to debate the legacy of Nobel Prize-winning author and playwright, Samuel Beckett.
Date: 12 Dec 2002
A new High Performance Computer (HPC) centre at the University of Western Sydney will be officially opened tomorrow by the NSW Information Technology Minister, the Hon Kim Yeadon, MP.
Date: 12 Dec 2002
Electronic art and live performances will meld with the music of some of Sydney's hottest DJs in a new artistic production to coincide with the 2003 Sydney Festival Beckett International Symposium. Beckett on Vinyl is a joint project between the School of Contemporary Arts within the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the James Joyce Foundation, and borrows heavily on the central themes and messages conveyed in the works of author and playwright Samuel Beckett.
Date: 11 Dec 2002
Prospective students wanting advice on their study options for next year should come along to the University of Western Sydney's information session on Thursday 2 January 2003 at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 10 Dec 2002
Australia's venison industry is set to receive a million-dollar boost thanks to new research by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 04 Dec 2002
An academic from the University of Western Sydney's Blacktown campus has played an integral role in putting together one of the largest humanities conferences ever to be held in Australia. Kellyville resident, Dr Anthony Uhlmann from the University's School of Humanities, says more than 130 speakers from Australia and abroad will attend the four-day Samuel Beckett Symposium from January 6-9, as part of this year's Sydney Festival.
Date: 03 Dec 2002
The University of Western Sydney and the South Western Sydney Area Health Service have joined together to establish Australia's first Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Centre.
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Four University of Western Sydney students have received inaugural prizes from the JADE Software Corporation in recognition of their work on a project with the School of Computing at UWS.
Date: 03 Dec 2002
On December 4, 2002, for the first time in 26 years, there will be a total solar eclipse visible from outback Australia including Ceduna, South Australia.
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Alligator weed researchers will gather at the Department of Land and Water Conservation office in Windsor, on December 5 and 6, 2002 to discuss how to manage the noxious weed and identify research opportunities.
Date: 02 Dec 2002
How do older people feel about their self-image? A new national survey by the University of Western Sydney is recruiting participants to find out.
Date: 29 Nov 2002
Treating hormonal problems, pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause with Chinese herbs and acupuncture will be on the agenda next week at a conference to discuss the growing use of Chinese medicine and its role in modern healthcare.
Date: 28 Nov 2002
The Australian citrus industry is under serious threat from a crippling plant disease, warns a leading entomologist, Associate Professor Andrew Beattie, from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 27 Nov 2002
An innovative approach to teaching has earned a University of Western Sydney academic recognition as one of Australia's top university teachers.Dr Glenn Pearce from the School of Marketing and International Business is one of three national finalists in the category of Economics, Business and related studies in this year's Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Date: 27 Nov 2002
The work of Indian tribal artists, curated by a University of Western Sydney academic, will form part of a new exhibition opening this week at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.
Date: 25 Nov 2002
A landmark national survey has found widespread support for immigration, cultural diversity and multiculturalism and no evidence of ethnic ghettos in Australia.
Date: 25 Nov 2002
Do you still associate Western Sydney with low-income families and cheap housing? Think again! A new report by the University of Western Sydney's Urban Frontiers Program (UFP) has found the region is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic in the state.
Date: 25 Nov 2002
Campbelltown residents are invited to discuss issues and problems facing the region, at a University of Western Sydney community forum this Thursday.Topics to be covered include adult and youth unemployment, women's health, social divisions, and resources for people with disabilities.
Date: 25 Nov 2002
A University of Western Sydney student's teaching career has been fast-tracked, after being chosen for employment priority by the State Government.Kelly-Maree Cox, a graduate of the UWS Aboriginal Rural Education Program (AREP), has been identified by the Department of Education and Training as one of the state's top new graduates.
Date: 22 Nov 2002
University of Western Sydney Communication and Design students have proven the old adage 'a picture's worth a thousand words,' with an award winning photographic and digital display at Blacktown Hospital.
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Fourth year Design students are about to make a bold entrance into the job market, in a new exhibition at the University of Western Sydney's Werrington South campus.More than 50 Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) students will showcase selections of their work to industry leaders and the public from this Friday night, in an exhibition titled Infuse.
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts students are set to break new ground in two innovative new graduate exhibitions at the University of Western Sydney's Kingswood campus.UWS Fine Arts lecturer, Eugenia Raskopoulos, says the public shows, titled Structurally Unsound and IX, open on Friday November 22 and feature some of the region's emerging new talent.
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Pens that read, talking computers and environmental control systems are just some of the cutting edge inventions on display at the upcoming Assistive Technology Expo on Friday 29 November in Bankstown, Sydney.
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Hundreds of industry representatives and high school students will visit the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus on Tuesday, December 3, 2002, to see the latest innovative student projects at the 2002 UWS Computing Exhibition.
Date: 20 Nov 2002
Calling all Parramatta residents ... researchers at the University of Western Sydney need you to get involved in a new project to boost training and employment opportunities within the Parramatta region.
Date: 20 Nov 2002
With Australia on heightened security alert, UWS security experts warn that it's not just high-profile national buildings and services that could be targets for terrorist attacks.
Date: 19 Nov 2002
With a scorching summer upon us, UWS researchers say outdoor construction workers are failing to heed the message to cover up in the sun and are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer.
Date: 19 Nov 2002
University of Western Sydney researchers say that instead of pushing older workers out the door we should be encouraging them to stay in the workforce for as long as possible.
Date: 18 Nov 2002
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) has paid tribute to five of its external partners for their work in advancing Greater Western Sydney, during an awards presentation at Parramatta.
Date: 14 Nov 2002
The UWS Campbelltown Campus will come alive to the people and ancient ceremonies of the South Pacific as part of a Pacific Island Forum being held on Friday 15 November.
Date: 12 Nov 2002
Heart attack survivors who give up smoking and fatty foods remain at risk because they are failing to lose weight and take up regular exercise according to Dr Yenna Salamonson from the University of Western Sydney's School of Nursing, Family and Community Health.
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Astronomers from the University of Western Sydney will be on hand to answer questions about the 'Star of Bethlehem', the possibility of travelling faster than light and black holes, as part of a Christmas astronomy night on Friday, November 15, 2002, from 8pm to 10pm at Nepean Observatory, Werrington.
Date: 07 Nov 2002
The University of Western Sydney and the Sydney Festival 2003 will host one of the largest international humanities conferences ever seen in Australia, as noted authors, philosophers and playwrights come together to celebrate the life and achievements of the Nobel prize winning novelist and playwright, Samuel Beckett.
Date: 07 Nov 2002
Two law students from the University of Western Sydney have stamped their mark on the 2002 national Butterworths Lexis-Nexis Constitutional Law moot.Michael Bennett from Glenbrook and Ben Kasep from Chipping Norton ran second when they teamed up to front a panel of judges including Justice Gummow from the High Court of Australia, Justice Dowd from the NSW Supreme Court and Kyle Oliver from the UWS Law School.
Date: 07 Nov 2002
Look out Sydney - there's a new breed of police officer on the beat armed with a degree in fighting crime.
Date: 06 Nov 2002
A University of Western Sydney environmental engineering student has added a new feather to her cap by winning first prize for her thesis in an Australian Water Association(AWA)sponsored competition.
Date: 06 Nov 2002
People with disabilities will gain practical advice on how to secure their dream job at a free seminar to be held at the Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club on 16 November 2002.
Date: 06 Nov 2002
Financial advisors will gain valuable insight into the likely reaction of investors to the current volatile share market, thanks to two upcoming seminars run by the University of Western Sydney (UWS).
Date: 06 Nov 2002
New 'smart yoghurts' that improve people's immunity and potentially fight cancer may soon hit the supermarkets shelves following a research breakthrough at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Nov 2002
The health of people in western Sydney is set to receive a boost with the launch of a new UWS nursing research group.
Date: 04 Nov 2002
Professor Jan McMillen, Director of the University of Western Sydney's Australian Centre for Gambling Research, can offer expert comment in the lead-up to Melbourne Cup day.Professor McMillen says most people enjoy a traditional once-a-year flutter on the first Tuesday in November, but reminds punters not to bet more than they can afford to lose.
Date: 04 Nov 2002
The University of Western Sydney is helping get heart attack patients back on the road to recovery by developing Australia's first degree in cardiac rehabilitation.
Date: 04 Nov 2002
A new $500,000 research partnership will examine the impact of car advertising, gender and social attitudes on the behaviour of young drivers in New South Wales.
Date: 01 Nov 2002
Employers of large workplaces need to update their risk management plans to include possible threats of terrorism or risk stiff fines, warns an academic from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 31 Oct 2002
Blacktown resident Loretta Vella is celebrating her graduation from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 31 Oct 2002
The dedication of one student to improve the study environment has led to the creation of a new space for relaxation and reflection at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown campus.
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Western Sydney residents will have a rare opportunity to see acclaimed concert pianist Roger Woodward next month, in a special concert at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 28 Oct 2002
A leading aged care expert is calling for better aged care options, after a new study shows most Australians would prefer aged care services in their own home rather than enter a nursing home or hostel.
Date: 25 Oct 2002
A law expert from the University of Western Sydney is calling for a National Ombudsperson to watch over all inquiries into sexual abuse cases, following the exoneration of Archbishop Pell.
Date: 25 Oct 2002
Calling all mums - researchers at the University of Western Sydney need you to take part in a new study into motherhood.
Date: 25 Oct 2002
UWS Campbelltown Campus student Harry Cole might be what you'd call a late bloomer, but he's living proof that it's never too late to take up university study.
Date: 25 Oct 2002
UWS Campbelltown Campus students Steven Wise and Adam Clarke are two friends who are inseparable.Not only did they go through their university studies together and recently graduate with their Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry degrees, they each found themselves rewarded with a prestigious University medal for their outstanding efforts.
Date: 25 Oct 2002
Liverpool Hospital administrator Bradley Scotcher is celebrating his recent graduation from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Raising awareness about how to secure children in motor vehicles is one of 24 projects recently completed by University of Western Sydney students in the local community.
Date: 23 Oct 2002
Luddenham resident, Elio Celeste does brisk business at his hair salon all day long but when night falls, he dons his Tae Kwondo gear, rolls up his sleeves and kicks his feet into action.
Date: 23 Oct 2002
The University of Western Sydney is poised to become one of Australia's leading research centres in human movement and communications, with the establishment of a new dedicated research laboratory.
Date: 23 Oct 2002
The University of Western Sydney is about to begin two new research projects, aimed at improving safety standards and flight skills of general aviation pilots.
Date: 22 Oct 2002
Staying indoors to avoid environmental pollution could be worse for our health than we realise, according to Dr Sue Reed, a leading air pollution expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 22 Oct 2002
A University of Western Sydney expert on boys' education has applauded the Federal Government for tackling the problem of boys' underachievement in schools.
Date: 22 Oct 2002
Hawkesbury residents are invited to have their say about the future of their local University Campus.
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Two food science postgraduates from the University of Western Sydney have been announced as winners of prestigious food science awards at the recent Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) conference held in Sydney.
Date: 18 Oct 2002
It's Time to Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gough becoming Prime Minister of Australia and his 50th year in public life.
Date: 16 Oct 2002
The beauty of everyday life will be explored in an exhibition of art works by the late Sydney artist, Robert (Bob) Finlayson. The exhibition, titled 'Sub Specie Aeternitatus' or 'under the aspect of eternity', is being held at the Margot Hardy Gallery, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown campus, from October 21 to November 29, 2002.
Date: 14 Oct 2002
A University of Western Sydney forensic psychologist says the weekend's car bombings in the Balinese resort town of Kuta, have finally shattered Australia's delusion that terrorism 'won't happen to us'.
Date: 09 Oct 2002
A public stargazing night will be held at the Nepean Observatory, University of Western Sydney on Friday, 11 October, 2002.
Date: 09 Oct 2002
The pain of separation and divorce is having an alarming effect on the mental health of Australian males and may be contributing to our high rates of male suicide according to UWS academics.
Date: 04 Oct 2002
A University of Western Sydney sports psychologist says whatever the result of the NRL grand final between the Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors on Sunday, the big winner will be the game of rugby league.
Date: 03 Oct 2002
Dr Peter Stephenson from the University of Western Sydney will discuss 'Indigenous Environmental Health at a Crossroads' at the 29th Australian Institute of Environmental Health National Conference 2002 in Manly on Monday, October 21.
Date: 02 Oct 2002
A University of Western Sydney food technology student, Michael Paull from The Oaks, has been selected to represent Australia in an international exchange program that is amongst the most prestigious in the world.
Date: 01 Oct 2002
Learning to track koalas in the Kentlyn State Forest by radio waves is among several scientific experiments that Year 9 students will trial when they converge on the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus, from 10 to 12 December for the annual Siemens Science Experience.
Date: 30 Sep 2002
Leading the world in spray oils research, researchers from the University of Western Sydney will launch a new book Spray Oils Beyond 2000 - Sustainable Pest and Disease Management on Tuesday, October 1, 2002.
Date: 27 Sep 2002
The UWS community will be donning caps and gowns from 30 September - 4 October to celebrate Spring graduation 2002.
Date: 27 Sep 2002
The new Vice-Chancellor of the National University of East Timor will give a special address to students at next week's graduation ceremonies at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 26 Sep 2002
The head of Australia's biggest nursing school says governments at all levels need to move on the recommendations of the National Review of Nursing Education if they are to stop the decline of the nursing profession.
Date: 26 Sep 2002
The MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney are recruiting participants for a new study into how people adjust to hearing aids.
Date: 26 Sep 2002
The Blacktown Campus of the University of Western Sydney has thrown its support behind indigenous sport, sponsoring this weekend's annual Cliff Lyons Challenge Cup.
Date: 26 Sep 2002
A high-ranking Malaysian delegation, and Rural Fire Service Commissioner Phil Koperberg, will visit the University of Western Sydney tomorrow to discuss a proposal to boost fire safety in Malaysia.
Date: 24 Sep 2002
The University of Western Sydney has responded to the State Government's submission to the Commonwealth Higher Education Review, saying it's committed to strengthening its unique and established research fields.
Date: 24 Sep 2002
The Federal Government's efforts to change cross-media ownership laws may be coming too fast, too soon, according to a University of Western Sydney academic.
Date: 24 Sep 2002
Music from around the world will come alive this week, in a series of unique performances by music students from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Sep 2002
A University Medal and three research prizes have University of Western Sydney horticulture students glowing with pride this week.
Date: 19 Sep 2002
A University of Western Sydney academic has his name inscribed in the top echelons of King Moncut's University of Technology Thonburi, (KMUTT) in Bangkok, Thailand for his outstanding contributions in postharvest horticultural research and plant technology.
Date: 18 Sep 2002
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) today called on the NSW Government to abolish payroll tax on universities.
Date: 16 Sep 2002
A mediation expert from the University of Western Sydney says it is 'unethical and highly inappropriate' for churches to use mediation to determine compensation in sexual abuse cases.
Date: 16 Sep 2002
New research by a University of Western Sydney academic has found untrained interpreters may be unintentionally changing the testimony of non-English speaking witnesses in court cases.
Date: 09 Sep 2002
A University of Western Sydney forensic psychologist says many people still fear further terrorist strikes, twelve months after September 11, because the intensive US military campaign in Afghanistan has failed to turn up alleged mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Date: 06 Sep 2002
The University of Western Sydney's Nepean Observatory will hold a public stargazing night on Friday, 13 September, at the Werrington North site of the Penrith Campus.
Date: 05 Sep 2002
A $2.3 million restoration program will give Sydney's historic landmark, the Female Orphan School at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus, a new lease of life. A special ceremony on Tuesday, 10 September, at 10.30am, will mark the renaissance of the school which had its foundation stone laid in 1813 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie.
Date: 04 Sep 2002
A new study, being undertaken by the University of Western Sydney, is taking a close look at how men perceive their own sexuality. Heterosexual men will be asked to complete a questionnaire on their sexuality, desires and fantasies, satisfaction with relationships and sexual function, and sexual feelings and behaviour.
Date: 02 Sep 2002
A global business that can respond instantaneously to query and demand with reliable service has become the order of the day.To help businesses in the greater western Sydney region meet that challenge, a group of researchers led by Professor Athula Ginige at the University of Western Sydney have developed the necessary methodology and technology to e-transform small to medium sized businesses.
Date: 29 Aug 2002
The work of a University of Western Sydney poet and author has been adapted to music, in a Centenary of Federation gift to the public.Peter Skrzynecki is a Senior Lecturer in Humanities at UWS Bankstown campus, and has published 14 books, on themes as varied as the immigration experience, spirituality, youth and the working class.
Date: 27 Aug 2002
The University of Western Sydney's new partnership with the NSW Ministry for the Arts has already achieved a coup, with the critically acclaimed London-based Akram Khan Dance Company chosen as its first Artist-in-Residence.
Date: 26 Aug 2002
A University of Western Sydney student has received a valuable boost into the world of professional performance art, by winning a prestigious scholarship award. 23-year old BA Fine Arts Honours student Ben Denham has been awarded this year's Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists, valued at $40,000.
Date: 19 Aug 2002
UWS is developing a new 'creative arts and media precinct' at its Penrith campus which will house more than 2,300 arts students. This will be achieved by relocating the University's fine arts and photography courses from Bankstown to complement the existing classes in the School of Communication, Design and Media and the School of Contemporary Arts.
Date: 19 Aug 2002
Once hailed as a world human rights leader, Australia has joined ranks with states that are among the world's greatest human rights offenders, according to University of Western Sydney academic, Professor Chris Sidoti.
Date: 16 Aug 2002
Chris Sidoti, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner and visiting University of Western Sydney Professor, says Australia has lost the plot when it comes to human rights and will discuss the issue at a public lecture on Monday 19 August 2002.
Date: 16 Aug 2002
Heads rolled at a three-hour competition among the finest from universities in New South Wales when University of Western Sydney students displayed their business acumen and came out runners up.
Date: 14 Aug 2002
Experts from around Australia and the globe will come together to discuss community engagement and building social capital in the higher education sector at a forum hosted by the University of Western Sydney on Tuesday 3 September 2002.
Date: 14 Aug 2002
For the first time, next year the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus will offer a Bachelor of Equine Studies.
Date: 09 Aug 2002
Visitors will be treated to a view of the heavens at the University of Western Sydney's Nepean Observatory at the Penrith campus on Friday, 16 August, as part of national Science Week.
Date: 09 Aug 2002
With crippling drought affecting the New South Wales farming community, agriculture would perhaps be the farthest thing from the minds of young teenagers thinking about their career prospects.
Date: 02 Aug 2002
Prospective university students can kick-start their careers by visiting one of the University of Western Sydney's Open Days being held throughout August.
Date: 25 Jul 2002
University of Western Sydney student Adam McKinnon recently joined the elite of Australia and New Zealand's science students during the annual Winter School for the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in July at Lucas Heights.
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Governments and the nursing profession need to provide incentives for experienced nurses to work into their older years if our health care system is to cope with an ageing population, a leading aged care expert said today.
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Refrigerated, ready-to-eat meals may soon be safer from deadly food-poisoning bacteria thanks to a breakthrough preserving technique discovered by a UWS researcher.
Date: 19 Jul 2002
The standing of the nursing profession has taken many knocks over the years thanks to diminishing quality of work life, worsening staff shortages and low pay.However a group of nurses are doing their bit to raise the profile of the profession by becoming the newest Australian members of one of the world's most prestigious nursing societies.
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Have you ever wondered just what western Sydney and Hong Kong have in common? Well a group of Australian and Hong Kong researchers are about to find out.
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Music is everywhere we hear it on TV and in supermarkets, we dance to it, tap our feet to it, and relax to it. But what actually goes on in the brain when we listen to music and why does music have such strong effects on emotion and memory?
Date: 18 Jul 2002
While most high school students were out catching the latest movie or just staying warm during the July school holidays, seven keen students were at the University of Western Sydney to help with research projects.
Date: 16 Jul 2002
The Bankstown Campus Provost at the University of Western Sydney, Professor Wayne McKenna, has today announced the winners of the inaugural Bankstown 2002 Campus Life Grants.
Date: 16 Jul 2002
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney, along with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Reconciliation Australia has convened a round table to develop a better focused investment model for Aboriginal communities.
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Five University of Western Sydney students found themselves out of the frying pan and into the fire when they were chosen to give a presentation about their community projects at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday, July 13, 2002.
Date: 11 Jul 2002
The University of Western Sydney will hold a one-day national forum on University and Community Engagement, Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at the Carlton Hotel, Parramatta, NSW.
Date: 05 Jul 2002
18 postgraduate psychology students from the University of Western Sydney's Penrith Campus have put themselves on the map internationally thanks to an innovative approach to teaching.
Date: 03 Jul 2002
The University of Western Sydney will host TechTrain 2002, a national conference for technical and information technology professionals, on July 4, 5 and 6, 2002 at Parramatta campus.
Date: 30 Jun 2002
We know a glass of wine a day can help keep the doctor away, but now researchers at the University of Western Sydney are making the humble glass of red even healthier.
Date: 25 Jun 2002
Elderly people at the end of their lives are increasingly being used as subjects for research into dementia, cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Date: 25 Jun 2002
Young universities today announced the establishment of the 'New Generation Universities Network' to engage with the Federal Government and each other in discussing education and policy challenges facing young tertiary institutions.
Date: 20 Jun 2002
The life and times of one of Australia's most controversial Aboriginal activists, Ernest Gribble, have been immortalised in print for the first time by UWS academic, Dr Christine Halse.
Date: 20 Jun 2002
Protecting and commercialising biotechnological intellectual property poses many questions for Australian researchers. To address this issue, the University of Western Sydney will host a biotechnology commercialisation seminar at Parramatta campus on Tuesday, July 2, 2002.
Date: 19 Jun 2002
Tertiary education options for people with disabilities will be highlighted during a free seminar, Setting Directions 2002, to be held at the State Library of New South Wales on Saturday, June 29, 2002.
Date: 19 Jun 2002
Budding wine connoisseurs can now learn more about their favourite drop thanks to a new university wine training kit developed by international wine experts and the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 17 Jun 2002
New research proves that public spending on bridges, roads, parks and transport produces big cost savings and productivity increases to the private sector.
Date: 13 Jun 2002
What would a 29 year old flight lieutenant navigator be passionately writing to his beloved - the night before a military operation - on a hot Queensland night in 1944? The airman writing home was E.G. Whitlam, and even at this early stage in his life and before he joined the Labor Party, Gough's reformist zeal shines through. What Flying Officer Whitlam wrote about with passion to his young wife was a referendum campaign!
Date: 06 Jun 2002
Australian employers are discriminating against Asian migrants when hiring staff, according to ground-breaking new research from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 03 Jun 2002
A series of astronomy nights especially for mothers and daughters will be held at the Nepean Observatory, University of Western Sydney on June 7, 14 and 21, 2002.
Date: 03 Jun 2002
Imagine having the opportunity to visit the French countryside, taste the finest wines on offer and learn all there is to know about winemaking from the masters.Well that's the plan for UWS Hawkesbury Campus student Jonathan Darragh.
Date: 31 May 2002
The folk at the University of Western Sydney will have two extra special reasons to sit glued to their TV sets when the XVII Commonwealth Games roll around in July.
Date: 30 May 2002
While Australians are keen to embrace the nation's war heroes, we tend to forget about the thousands of Australians who've volunteered behind the firing lines says a UWS academic.
Date: 30 May 2002
Over 650 primary school students from the Penrith region will don raincoats when one of the largest rainfall simulators in the world is demonstrated for World Environment Day on Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
Date: 28 May 2002
Nanotechnology, skin genetics and futuristic food research highlighted a recent visit to the University of Western Sydney by the Commonwealth Minister for Science, the Hon. Peter McGauran, MP.
Date: 27 May 2002
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney are keen to find out how residents in the areas of Penrith and Leichhardt feel about their working lives.
Date: 23 May 2002
The University of Western Sydney's Reconciliation Day will be held on Monday 27 May 2002.
Date: 23 May 2002
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how infants learn language following the results of a study comparing the way mothers speak to babies and to our four-legged friends.
Date: 22 May 2002
A united nations of students and research staff from the University of Western Sydney recently visited one of Australia's most prominent research facilities at Camden, the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI).
Date: 20 May 2002
An innovative, groundbreaking course in fire safety engineering has been awarded the prestigious 'Professional Excellence Award' from the Australian Institute of Building, NSW Chapter.
Date: 17 May 2002
The beginning of a new sculpture garden has just opened at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 13 May 2002
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Professor Janice Reid, has today announced a $750,000 Regional and Community Grants Scheme to foster innovative university-community projects over the next three years.
Date: 09 May 2002
The University of Western Sydney has helped improve the interpreter services provided to people from non-English speaking backgrounds through an innovative new training program for legal interpreters.
Date: 08 May 2002
The dreaded chore of the weekly laundry might soon be a thing of the past thanks to a futuristic breakthrough in laundry technology by a 22-year old student from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 May 2002
So you think Internet flirting and cybersex is a bit of harmless fun? Think again. Chances are your partner considers your online dalliances to be an act of betrayal according to new research by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 May 2002
Governments need to work smarter when it comes to western Sydney according to a new report released today by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 06 May 2002
UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, will play an active role in deciding the future of Australia's 39 universities. Professor Reid is one of just eight university leaders chosen to be part of the new Higher Education Reference Group established to review the Australian higher education sector.
Date: 01 May 2002
Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing in Australia is not in decline. Instead it is at the forefront of developing new products and processes that make up a dynamic modern economy.
Date: 18 Apr 2002
UWS has joined together with leading Australian and international cardiology and palliative care experts to improve the end-of-life care for patients with heart failure.
Date: 16 Apr 2002
One hundred days into his new role as CEO and Inaugural Director of the Sydney Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Sydney, Professor David Lamond is confident that the SGSM programs on offer are in lockstep with the changing demands of the Australian and global economies.
Date: 11 Apr 2002
The University of Western Sydney has honoured one of Sydney's greatest structural engineers, Professor Russell Bridge, at a graduation ceremony on Friday 5 April 2002
Date: 10 Apr 2002
Environmental advocate Professor Valerie Brown, AO, has been honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Sydney's autumn graduation ceremony.
Date: 10 Apr 2002
The University of Western Sydney honoured one of south-western Sydney's greatest educational leaders, Professor David Barr, AM, at a graduation ceremony last week.
Date: 08 Apr 2002
Former Australian Prime Minister, The Honorable Gough Whitlam, AC QC, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Apr 2002
Chronic headaches and sinus problems are a thing of the past for Camden resident Carol Dower thanks to a group of student osteopaths at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Apr 2002
A new motivational careers program based on a TV chat show format will provide 3,500 Western Sydney teenagers with a unique insight into the world of work
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam joins 4,800 students at the University of Western Sydney this week when UWS celebrates its autumn graduation from April 2-6.
Date: 03 Apr 2002
Two Australian academics have edited a new book that has the potential to dramatically change the way people look at information processing.
Date: 02 Apr 2002
Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) will congratulate 274 new graduates of their programs at a ceremony to be held on 5th April 2002, including the flagship MBA program.
Date: 27 Mar 2002
If Sydney's long, hot summer has left you with cracked and painful heels, don't despair because the University of Western Sydney's podiatry clinic at Campbelltown can help.
Date: 22 Mar 2002
The University of Western Sydney will join Company B Belvoir and Sydney Theatre Company to celebrate the lifetime achievements of writer and playwright Samuel Beckett as part of the Sydney Festival 2003.
Date: 20 Mar 2002
UWS academic Ms Belinda Mericourt has received national recognition for her unique training program which provides volunteer aid workers to some of the world's most developing nations.
Date: 15 Mar 2002
Winmalee resident John Gurling is bravely venturing into hair free days with a total head shave for the Worlds Greatest Shave for a Cure today.
Date: 15 Mar 2002
As NSW prepares to celebrate Seniors Week, Professor John McCallum says Australia can learn some important lessons from Japan when it comes to caring for our elderly.
Date: 15 Mar 2002
Despite reports from the United States of a slump in the job market for Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates, Professor David Lamond, Director of the University of Western Sydney's Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) says that the future for local graduates is far more secure.
Date: 14 Mar 2002
A UWS PhD student's research into how students deal with failure has won the world's most prestigious educational psychology award.
Date: 12 Mar 2002
The Parramatta library at the University of Western Sydney will be officially named the Whitlam Library at a special ceremony on 14 March 2002, 4pm in honour of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
Date: 11 Mar 2002
UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid announced today some important changes to the alternative entry program for school leavers seeking admission to the University of Western Sydney in 2003 and beyond.
Date: 11 Mar 2002
The Urban Frontiers Program at the University of Western Sydney is holding a Round Table discussion with US labour market economist Professor David Fasenfest on how 'New Economy jobs' can be better targeted to local neighbourhoods with a particular focus on Western Sydney.
Date: 11 Mar 2002
As NSW locals were preparing to celebrate Seniors Week, senior newspaper editors from four regions of Japan visited UWS to meet with the Dean of the College of Social and Health Sciences, Professor John McCallum.
Date: 08 Mar 2002
The University of Western Sydney and the Canadian High Commission will host an 'All Canada Day' on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Parramatta campus from 10am to 4pm.
Date: 07 Mar 2002
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney are looking for babies to participate in an infant research program.
Date: 05 Mar 2002
Recently elected NSW Chamber of Commerce President, Professor Trevor Cairney, from the University of Western Sydney, plans to see the State Chamber continue as a vital stimulus to business development for 2002.
Date: 05 Mar 2002
Eminent scientist Professor Michael Wilson joins the University of Western Sydney as the new Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Environment.
Date: 05 Mar 2002
UWS played host to one of Canada's most respected diplomats this week with an official visit from the Hon David Kilgour, Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific).
Date: 03 Mar 2002
Professor David Lamond has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM), University of Western Sydney, effective 7 January 2002.
Date: 01 Mar 2002
Vice-Chancellors, rectors and presidents of new universities from around the world will meet in Australia at the 'New Generation Universities Conference' hosted by the University of Western Sydney in June this year.
Date: 01 Mar 2002
If you suffer from a sharp pain in the arch or the heel of the foot then UWS Podiatry Honours student Joel Radford needs you!
Date: 01 Mar 2002
Premier Bob Carr and Police Minister Michael Costa have announced an additional training facility at the University of Western Sydney to train an extra 800 police this year.
Date: 27 Feb 2002
As a special welcome to several thousand students commencing study at the University of Western Sydney next week, the six campuses of UWS - Bankstown, Campbelltown, Penrith, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Blacktown - will each host Orientation activities for new students this week
Date: 27 Feb 2002
United States Consul General (Sydney), Ms Eileen Malloy, will speak at the University of Western Sydney on Friday, March 8, 2002 for International Women's Day at 4pm.
Date: 26 Feb 2002
Professor Bill Randolph, Director of UWS Urban Frontiers Program and the UNSW-UWS AHURI Research Centre is available to speak to the media on how population growth will impact on western Sydney.
Date: 20 Feb 2002
Around 900 HSC students from Penrith and Mt Druitt will use the cutting edge facilities at UWS to perform a series of science experiments. This opportunity also allows students direct contact with practising scientists at the University.
Date: 19 Feb 2002
UWS has presented a cheque for $10 000 to the NSW Premier's Bushfire Appeal at the Greater Western Sydney Business Connection's 'Tribute to Firefighters' on Wednesday 20 February 2002.
Date: 14 Feb 2002
Over 180 people from across Australia will attend a testimonial dinner on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at Rosehill Gardens Function Centre in honour of the retirement of the three longest-serving nurse academics from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 12 Feb 2002
Three University of Western Sydney students have won travel fellowships to attend the International Livestock Congress in Houston, Texas, from February 18-22
Date: 12 Feb 2002
University of Western Sydney students, Francine Heath and Joanne Cohen, have received National Council of Women of NSW Awards.
Date: 11 Feb 2002
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) has selected the Sun Microsystems and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) alliance for its largest IT project to date, signing a $5.5 million contract with the two companies over the next four years.
Date: 07 Feb 2002
Australians can now look forward to better housing, improved building standards and hopefully fewer bankruptcies in the industry, thanks to a unique new Bachelor of Housing degree at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).