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Date: 22 Dec 2004
University of Western Sydney student Bobby Lowe has won the 2004 Commercial Radio Australia competition thanks to his design of a futuristic digital radio receiver.
Date: 21 Dec 2004
New research, underway at the University of Western Sydney, could lead to new early intervention strategies to help problem gamblers.
Date: 21 Dec 2004
Considering a new career path, or just want to update your existing tertiary qualifications?
Date: 20 Dec 2004
Christmas is supposed to be about family gatherings, peace on earth, celebration and goodwill to all. But for a lot of Australians, the festive season is nothing but an empty and deeply depressing time of the year, which can't pass quickly enough.
Date: 20 Dec 2004
New changes being introduced from today in the Family Court Of Australia could see financial lenders without a voice when it comes to property settlement and the repayment of debt in divorce cases.
Date: 20 Dec 2004
The University of Western Sydney's academics are enjoying a growing international research reputation, with an increasing number of the world's researchers acknowledging their expertise.
Date: 17 Dec 2004
The enduring popularity of TV crime shows has helped many of us become armchair 'crime scene investigators' - watching intently as crimes scenes are dusted for evidence. What we don't realise is how vital computers are to the crime solving process.
Date: 17 Dec 2004
The University of Western Sydney has won almost $300,000 to fund two projects through the Australian Government's Higher Education Innovation Program (HEIP).
Date: 14 Dec 2004
The University of Western Sydney is embarking on a new era of teacher education, which will significantly boost the number of accredited UWS teaching graduates entering NSW schools and early childhood settings to almost 1200 a year by 2008.
Date: 13 Dec 2004
Eight emerging artists from the University of Western Sydney explore the boundaries of sound and vision in a new exhibition at the Artspace Gallery at Woolloomooloo.
Date: 10 Dec 2004
The University of Western Sydney will implement a series of changes to its undergraduate courses from 2005.
Date: 10 Dec 2004
Prospective students wanting to discuss and deliberate their university study options before making the big decision should come along to the University of Western Sydney's Course Decision Day on Tuesday 4 January 2005 from 4-8pm at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 10 Dec 2004
Internationally renowned feminist scholars will address a conference of economists next week in Sydney, introducing some new themes in a usually conservative discipline.
Date: 07 Dec 2004
Two science summer schools will be held at the University of Western Sydney this week for high school students across western Sydney and NSW - the Siemens Science Experience at Campbelltown Campus, and the Honeywell Engineering Summer School at Penrith Campus (Kingswood and Werrington).
Date: 05 Dec 2004
A calendar of body paint images, celebrity photography, fashion campaigns, Australian design research and an on-line self-help resource for Mac OS X are among the projects to be showcased in a University of Western Sydney exhibition this week.
Date: 03 Dec 2004
A program at the University of Western Sydney is giving indigenous students from metropolitan and country New South Wales a chance to gain specialist skills in community welfare and social work, so they can in turn empower their own indigenous communities.
Date: 03 Dec 2004
The University of Western Sydney has been allocated 400 new Commonwealth-funded student places over five years for its planned Medical School.
Date: 02 Dec 2004
They might be slow moving and funny looking, but don't be fooled. One of Australia's leading herpetologists warns a destructive army of feral turtles is on the march through Aussie backyards this summer, threatening our delicate ecosystems and wildlife.
Date: 01 Dec 2004
Say the word 'firefighter' and you almost certainly picture a heroic, strapping male in boots and hat, wielding an axe. The reality is a sizeable number of women also put their lives on the line to battle blazes, but most are volunteers, with very few opting to make it a fulltime career.
Date: 30 Nov 2004
New research has revealed that many older Australians find themselves at a distinct disadvantage when fronting court because of hearing impairment, physical immobility and difficulty coping with complex procedures.
Date: 30 Nov 2004
Media are invited to attend the launch tomorrow (Wednesday, December 1) of a documentary-style video, produced by University of Western Sydney media students, which chronicles the success of a school-based community mentoring program.
Date: 29 Nov 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the NSW Government proposals to reduce the number of accidents involving young drivers.
Date: 29 Nov 2004
New research has revealed that many older Australians find themselves at a distinct disadvantage when fronting court because of hearing impairment, physical immobility and difficulty coping with complex procedures.
Date: 25 Nov 2004
Would the 13 year-old boy, who sparked a recent security scare when his homemade firecracker was found in the hold of a Virgin Blue plane, have been let off by authorities if his name had been Yusuf Islam? A new book ponders the impact of terrorism on the Australian conscience and the subsequent emergence of Arab and Muslim people as the modern 'folk devil'.
Date: 24 Nov 2004
The University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus is set to become the premier health and sports education precinct in Sydney, according to a new plan announced today.
Date: 23 Nov 2004
In a political climate that has seen ATSIC dismantled and terms like 'mutual obligation' bandied around, is self determination with respect to indigenous social welfare a possibility or a pipedream?
Date: 23 Nov 2004
The University of Western Sydney has offered a public 'thank you' to the Greater Western Sydney community for its ongoing collaboration, support and expertise, through its annual UWS Regional Partnership Awards.
Date: 22 Nov 2004
Respected Australian artist Michael Le Grand has won the inaugural University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award.
Date: 19 Nov 2004
New research by the University of Western Sydney has found that some nurses are abusing patients and compromising hospital care as part of their bullying attacks on other nurses.
Date: 19 Nov 2004
One of Australia's most outspoken and highly respected judges, Justice Michael Kirby, will speak at a special symposium being held at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus on 15 March 2005.
Date: 19 Nov 2004
An exploration of unfamiliar ancestry, the Australian dream of home ownership, our subjective responses to the feminine form, and the unexpected intimacy of inanimate objects are just some of the themes explored in a 2004 graduates' art exhibition at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 19 Nov 2004
The University of Western Sydney has won substantial funding in highly sought-after Australian Research Council grants for research projects commencing next year.
Date: 19 Nov 2004
TV Sydney, Sydney's newer and free to air TV station today announced it planned to launch a 24-hour, 7-day a week service from March 2005.
Date: 18 Nov 2004
Might things have been different for former Supreme Court judge Jeff Shaw if colleagues had been more aware and open with him about his health problems, and encouraged him to seek help much earlier?
Date: 18 Nov 2004
If you missed out getting along to the hugely popular 'Sculpture by the Sea' this year, don't despair - there's another chance to view more innovative and wondrous artworks at the University of Western Sydney's acquisitive sculpture award and exhibition, being held at the Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 18 Nov 2004
The latest developments in nanotechnology, and the ethics behind the science, will be on the agenda at a University of Western Sydney nanotechnology conference next week.
Date: 17 Nov 2004
The University of Western Sydney is considering merging its two smallest colleges, and focusing its academic work in 15 schools instead of the current 21 schools, in an effort to cut administrative overheads.
Date: 15 Nov 2004
As women cry into their cosmopolitans tonight and bid farewell to the girls from 'Sex and the City', a University of Western Sydney podiatry expert reflects on the TV show that inspired a new generation of women to fall in love with killer high heels.
Date: 15 Nov 2004
A seminar being held today at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus will explore the intersection between spiritual and religious beliefs and our modern-day consumer culture.
Date: 14 Nov 2004
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are giving local businesses in Sydney's west an opportunity to share their findings on how companies are successfully coping with change at a special free seminar being held on Wednesday 24 November.
Date: 12 Nov 2004
Recent rain has brought the University of Western Sydney's water re-use scheme into action, with over 70 million litres of polluted stormwater being naturally cleaned and filtered at Hawkesbury Campus, allowing for its release into to the Hawkesbury River as sparkling, clear water.
Date: 12 Nov 2004
A University of Western Sydney academic is helping decide the future of one of India's unique early railways.
Date: 12 Nov 2004
Young teachers are leaving the profession in droves because they are forced into becoming 'classroom controllers', according to a University of Western Sydney academic.
Date: 12 Nov 2004
A University of Western Sydney industrial design student is developing new equipment that will provide more comfort to newborn babies in the near future.
Date: 11 Nov 2004
It's news that could have women everywhere throwing away their hot water bottles, painkillers and Tim Tams. A University of Western Sydney study is set to discover if ancient Chinese medicine can provide relief from the monthly cramping, back pain and bloating associated with menstruation.
Date: 10 Nov 2004
A new information technology report by the University of Western Sydney has found that only a minority of Western Sydney businesses use the latest e-business technology available, despite the fact that most businesses have computers and Internet access.
Date: 10 Nov 2004
Ever thought how much landfill is created by old mobile phones or how to store water in walls? Or maybe a quicker way to find items in supermarket aisles? Upcoming innovators will answer these questions and more at the University of Western Sydney's 'Widevision 2004' industrial design exhibition in November.
Date: 09 Nov 2004
A new University of Western Sydney study has given a fresh insight into how teenage girls with anorexia nervosa really feel about themselves, paving the way for more effective treatments for the potentially fatal eating disorder.
Date: 08 Nov 2004
Recognising the importance of town planning, Bankstown City Council's commercial arm - Civic Services - is supporting its local community by sponsoring a new industry scholarship in planning at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 03 Nov 2004
A passion for improving the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students through better teacher training has seen a University of Western Sydney academic recognised with a prestigious NSW Government award.
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Industry representatives and high school students will visit the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus on Thursday, November 4, 2004, to see the latest innovative student projects at the 2004 UWS Computing Project Exhibition.
Date: 29 Oct 2004
Artisans and film producers will explore how creative and artistic expression is influenced by our culture and ideology, and vice versa, at a free seminar in November.
Date: 27 Oct 2004
A new report on Western Sydney Dry Rainforest has identified endangered plant communities on the outskirts of Sydney.
Date: 25 Oct 2004
A woman experiencing the odd hot flush when glimpsing Brad Pitt decked out in his 'Troy' gear might be normal, but uncontrolled flushing because of menopause usually isn't so welcome. A new clinical study by the University of Western Sydney is set to discover if Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve the hot flushing and night sweats that come with the 'change of life'.
Date: 23 Oct 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer Mr Steven Freeland for comment on the Federal Government's stance on the Kyoto Protocol. It follows the Russian Parliament's decision on Friday to ratify the global treaty, pushing the 126-nation UN pact past the threshold of 55 percent of developed nations' emissions needed to make it internationally binding. Under the terms of the Kyoto Protocol it will come into force in under 3 months.
Date: 22 Oct 2004
Why do blokes in rural communities use the Internet to find answers to their sexual anxieties? How do young boys define themselves as 'heroes or wimps' through sport? Why do our health services ignore the needs of divorced men?
Date: 21 Oct 2004
The University of Western Sydney invites nominations for a new award to recognise the contributions made by women to the development of Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Oct 2004
Holding down a part-time job during high school is an economic reality for an increasing number of students. A free lecture next month at the University of Western Sydney will shed more light on how students cope academically with increasing hours of part-time employment.
Date: 20 Oct 2004
The University of Western Sydney is considering growing lucerne on its Richmond Campus following a recent decision to close down its loss-making dairy farm.
Date: 17 Oct 2004
With reports suggesting Russia will ratify the Kyoto Protocol in just under a week, the heat is back on Australia to revisit its position on the international treaty developed to combat climate change, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 15 Oct 2004
The Macdonald Valley will be the focus of a new riverbank program thanks to collaboration between the local community, Hawkesbury City Council and the new Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority (CMA).
Date: 15 Oct 2004
The first day of school can be a big step - not only for young children, but also for their parents, teachers and the local communities that support them. A new pilot program, being trialled at two public schools in the Canterbury region, could make the transition much easier for those beginning the 2005 school year.
Date: 15 Oct 2004
The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology held a conference about the future of agriculture at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus this week.
Date: 15 Oct 2004
The Co-operative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (CRC IF) will host a two-day national workshop on the role of irrigation in urban water conservation on October 28 - 29, 2004 in Sydney.
Date: 14 Oct 2004
The Hawkesbury Conference Centre at the University of Western Sydney has blitzed the stage for its business performance in the eyes of the Hawkesbury community - taking out the Excellence in Service Award in the Business to Business category of the inaugural Hawkesbury Excellence in Business Awards in October.
Date: 13 Oct 2004
Students, staff and graduates of UWS and members of the public were given a rare insight into the life of one of Sydney's most colourful solicitors, Mr Chris Murphy, during a public lecture at Parramatta Leagues Club last week.
Date: 12 Oct 2004
A groundbreaking research project by the University of Western Sydney is set to investigate how issues such as work, relationships, family, school life, divorce and lifestyle affect the health and wellbeing of Australian men.
Date: 12 Oct 2004
Ever wanted to experience the challenge and excitement of studying overseas?
Date: 11 Oct 2004
The University of Western Sydney's magnificent Female Orphan School has received a prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award.
Date: 08 Oct 2004
The work of one of Australia's most influential legal reformists, the late Philip King, has motivated some of Sydney's most prominent legal eagles to take to the floor for a series of great debates.
Date: 08 Oct 2004
Head maths teachers and a group of Year 11 and 12 students from high schools in Sydney's south-west converged on the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus recently to gain some advice from the mathematics masters.
Date: 07 Oct 2004
With national opinion polls now into overdrive as the countdown to Election Day '04 draws to a close, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the importance and likely influence of marginal seats in Saturday's battle for Federal Government.
Date: 07 Oct 2004
Students from the University of Western Sydney's acting, dance and theatremaking programs will showcase their latest production from tonight, titled 'Two Short Sharp Shocks'.
Date: 05 Oct 2004
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed today's announcement by Opposition Leader Mark Latham to provide $43m for a new medical school at UWS.
Date: 01 Oct 2004
A last ditch attempt to reclaim a lost youth? Or just fear of what is to come? Now, new research from the University of Western Sydney has given more weight to the much-maligned phenomenon of men's 'mid-life crisis'.
Date: 01 Oct 2004
The battle between Arthur Calwell and Gough Whitlam for the leadership of the ALP is revisited in a new exhibition of Gough's private letters at the University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute.
Date: 01 Oct 2004
Want a university degree that literally opens up new worlds of opportunities? Postgraduate qualifications in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) can provide a passport to well-paid professional positions abroad.
Date: 30 Sep 2004
University of Western Sydney Chancellor, Mr John Phillips, AO, has been awarded a rare and prestigious Papal knighthood from His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Sure, we've been told about the virtues of probiotic bacteria, and how they can prevent everything from intestinal disorders to colon cancer, but the truth is, these wonderbugs continue to baffle scientists, who are yet to determine exactly how they work on our immune system.
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Media are invited to the launch of the Leadership Letters - a new Whitlam Institute exhibition of EG Whitlam's private letters to his son Nicholas.
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Media are invited to the launch of the 'Leadership Letters' - a new Whitlam Institute exhibition of EG Whitlam's private letters to his son Nicholas.
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Consider this scenario: the parents of a three year old want their child to be taught basic reading and writing skills in their day care centre. However, the teacher believes that intensive academic training at this age may not be appropriate, and the child will learn emerging literacy and numeracy through play. The parent then threatens to withdraw their child from the centre. The centre owner demands that the teacher comply with the parents' request. How should the teacher resolve the issue?
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Colourful Sydney solicitor, Mr Chris Murphy will visit Parramatta in October, to give a public lecture about his involvement in a range of high profile disputes which have captured widespread media attention.
Date: 29 Sep 2004
Ever looked into the night sky and wondered why the stars seem to change positions through the seasons? The University of Western Sydney invites you to a public astronomy night at the Campbelltown Rotary Observatory to learn some of the secrets of our interplanetary neighbours.
Date: 28 Sep 2004
Australia's medal tally and individual performances at the Athens Paralympic Games have been inspiring and outstanding. With the final day's competition now getting underway, a new study has revealed that despite popular perceptions, the 'mental toughness' of elite disabled athletes is virtually the same as their able-bodied counterparts.
Date: 27 Sep 2004
When we think of fire fighters, the stereotype is of a strapping male in boots and hat, wielding an axe. In reality, the picture is much more diverse, with a sizeable number of Australian female fire fighters regularly putting themselves on the frontline. The problem is, most women firies are volunteers, with very few choosing to make battling blazes and saving lives a fulltime career.
Date: 27 Sep 2004
Can corporations be held morally accountable for their business activities? Are employers justified in monitoring the emails of their workers? Is the controversy over cosmetic surgery justified? Can journalists overcome government PR machines to provide accurate and balanced reporting on matters of national security?
Date: 27 Sep 2004
Sure, we've been told about the virtues of probiotic bacteria, and how they can prevent everything from intestinal disorders to colon cancer, but the truth is, these wonderbugs continue to baffle scientists, who are yet to determine exactly how they work on our immune system.
Date: 27 Sep 2004
Encouraging particular forms of conversation about difficult issues in the workplace is the key to bringing office ethics out of the dark and creating a more harmonious environment, according to a University of Western Sydney academic.
Date: 23 Sep 2004
With pressure continuing to mount on our health system, a unique research study from the University of Western Sydney is trying to find ways to improve the efficiency of hospital operating theatres.
Date: 23 Sep 2004
A group of Australia's successful innovators will come together in Sydney tomorrow to discuss their experiences when it comes to innovation, commercialisation and turning knowledge into wealth.
Date: 22 Sep 2004
The children's television program Play School recently made national headlines for its portrayal of a lesbian couple and their child as a family. But was the resulting public outcry justified? Or is it simply a sign that the times are indeed changing?
Date: 21 Sep 2004
A leading expert from the University of Western Sydney says Australian businesses would benefit if government and industry groups put more effort into supporting and encouraging innovation.
Date: 20 Sep 2004
Professor Neville Yeomans has been appointed to the position of Dean of the medical school at the University of Western Sydney. He will commence his appointment on 11 October 2004.
Date: 20 Sep 2004
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed yesterday's announcement by Prime Minister John Howard of a $25m funding package for UWS.
Date: 20 Sep 2004
The University of Western Sydney is celebrating three years of its Regional and Community Grants Scheme by launching a publication showcasing the grants.
Date: 20 Sep 2004
The term 'high achiever' could have been tailor-made for Tahmoor local, Nicole Sharp, who graduated last week from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) Occupational Therapy.
Date: 16 Sep 2004
Want to branch out into a new career path, or just update your existing tertiary qualifications? Then come to the UWS Postgraduate Information Evening and learn more about the broad range of courses and career opportunities offered at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 10 Sep 2004
Two University of Western Sydney students have received the FG Swain Award for excellence in postgraduate research.
Date: 10 Sep 2004
Over 80 postgraduates, academic supervisors and researchers from across Australia will visit the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus this month for an irrigation conference.
Date: 10 Sep 2004
Which school is the champion school? Who has fattened the best steer? Proud parents, teachers and students are looking forward to the news on Friday, September 17, when the University of Western Sydney announces the winners of the UniSchools Steer Project, a livestock competition.
Date: 10 Sep 2004
Spring often represents new beginnings and for the students who will be graduating from the University of Western Sydney next week, it represents the start of a new educational journey.
Date: 08 Sep 2004
Q. What do 1500 Sydney school kids, one book, and a group of enterprising students from the University of Western Sydney have in common? A. A world record attempt!
Date: 08 Sep 2004
How do you communicate with your doctor if you have difficulty speaking, swallowing or even making a facial expression? New research reveals how the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are causing difficulties in doctor-patient communication, with sufferers reporting that their doctors lack understanding of the illness.
Date: 05 Sep 2004
Are you game to taste-test a luxury food and be paid in the name of research? People between the ages of 25-55 are being sought to taste-test venison for a University of Western Sydney research project on meat quality.
Date: 03 Sep 2004
Instead of buying expensive gifts this Father's Day, a University of Western Sydney expert says we should spend time reflecting on the important role that dads play in family life, and lend a supportive hand to separated and divorced blokes who may find the day tough-going.
Date: 03 Sep 2004
When a community unites for a good cause, anything is possible. The Campbelltown community is a great example of what can happen when people band together to save the environment.
Date: 03 Sep 2004
A University of Western Sydney student is one of three young Australians chosen to receive an international scholarship to attend an international Youth Employment Summit (YES) campaign being held in Mexico from 4-7 October 2004.
Date: 03 Sep 2004
Sydney's south west is the focus of a new study on ways to create employment opportunities by encouraging innovation in industry.
Date: 03 Sep 2004
The MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney has welcomed its new Chair in Psycholinguistic Research.
Date: 31 Aug 2004
Despite water restrictions facing many parts of Australia, the days of guilt-free long, hot showers may not be over, thanks to a University of Western Sydney graduate who has taken innovation into the shower.
Date: 30 Aug 2004
A group of researchers, led by the University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University, are set to become world leaders in human communication science research, with the creation of an innovative new research network.
Date: 30 Aug 2004
Respected business leader, Mr Ivan Deveson AO will visit Parramatta this week to share his thoughts on how to improve Australian business and organisations through leadership and management.
Date: 30 Aug 2004
New plant varieties of stonefruit, ornamentals and wood-producing trees will be taken to a global market thanks to a joint venture between the University of Western Sydney and SciVentures Pre-Seed Fund (PSF).
Date: 29 Aug 2004
An early childhood expert from the University of Western Sydney says there's much more to literacy and numeracy than just the 'three R's'.
Date: 27 Aug 2004
Businesses in Sydney's west will have the chance to learn how to develop smarter products and business processes from the world's leading innovation experts at an upcoming UWS conference in September.
Date: 27 Aug 2004
Want to know more about eco-design housing and organic gardening? How you can save more energy at home and have an eco-friendly life?
Date: 26 Aug 2004
Australian and Scottish researchers have been awarded an International ARC linkage grant of $71,000, and a grant of 40,000 pounds from the Macaulay Development Trust in the United Kingdom, to look into to the importance of fungal communities in Australian and Scottish forest soils over the next four years.
Date: 26 Aug 2004
Instead of buying expensive gifts this Father's Day, a University of Western Sydney expert says we should spend time reflecting on the important role that dads play in family life, and lend a supportive hand to separated and divorced blokes who may find the day tough-going.
Date: 25 Aug 2004
The UWS Social Justice Social Change (SJSC) Research Centre recently hosted a visit from internationally-recognised child welfare expert, Professor Gudrun Kristinsdottir.
Date: 24 Aug 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the sports psychology behind the women's eight rowing incident at the Athens Olympics.
Date: 24 Aug 2004
More than 1,350 students from schools in Sydney's west and southwest will meet this weekend at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown and Penrith campuses to battle it out for supremacy in a national problem-solving tournament.
Date: 23 Aug 2004
Doctors, researchers, keen HSC students, university students and community organisations are invited to a unique opportunity to learn more about Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Imaging and Diffusion - known in the medical world as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI.
Date: 20 Aug 2004
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is booming in Australia, with an estimated three million Chinese medicine consultations taking place each year. But what kinds of medicines are allowed into the country, and how do we ensure these raw herbs and herbal preparations are safe?
Date: 19 Aug 2004
It's said that a man's backyard shed is his refuge. With that in mind, the University of Western Sydney and Holy Family Centre at Emerton are launching a new drop-in centre for men who are experiencing problems and might be at risk of suicide and self-harm, appropriately called, 'The Shed'.
Date: 17 Aug 2004
As Howard and Latham jostle for nightly news grabs as part of the unofficial election campaign, it's worth recalling the tone of campaigns past when Graham Freudenberg, Gough Whitlam's speechwriter, helped shape Australia's political agenda.
Date: 16 Aug 2004
A special public seminar is being organised to give Sydney's elderly residents and their carers a better understanding of their rights.
Date: 16 Aug 2004
With calls for a major rethink of Australia's innovation efforts, a UWS conference being held in Sydney in September, will focus on the issues and challenges facing industry when it comes to developing smarter products and business processes.
Date: 16 Aug 2004
Are you interested in helping solve crimes or profiling serial killers? Considering a career in the environment or animal science? Do you want to play a part in developing a sustainable future? Want to be at the forefront of nursing?
Date: 13 Aug 2004
A leading citrus entomologist from the University of Western Sydney recently visited various regions in China to discuss integrated pest management and organic citrus production.
Date: 12 Aug 2004
The University of Western Sydney has today ruled out higher student fees next year at an open meeting of the UWS Board of Trustees.
Date: 12 Aug 2004
On the eve of the Athens Olympics, new research has shed light on what it means for elite athletes to be 'mentally tough'.
Date: 10 Aug 2004
A seminar will be held at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus next Tuesday, August 17, about restoring the ecology of constructed wetlands in China.
Date: 09 Aug 2004
For the first time, the University of Western Sydney is proud to feature the Big Science and Technology Day Out as part of National Science Week, on August 17-18, 2004.
Date: 09 Aug 2004
Nobel Prize winning novelist J.M. Coetzee will headline a group of esteemed panelists in a seminar on philosophy and the arts this month at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus.
Date: 06 Aug 2004
As the nation waits to go to the polls to decide Australia's political future, it's time to reflect on an historic moment from our political past - the 30th anniversary of the joint sitting of Australian Parliament.
Date: 06 Aug 2004
The University of Western Sydney recently hosted a visit by Dr Thomas Barlow, Science Policy Adviser to Dr Brendan Nelson, the Commonwealth Minister for Education, Science, and Training.
Date: 05 Aug 2004
The University of Western Sydney is launching its new Continuing Education Program 'Explore, Embrace, Enjoy' for western Sydney residents.
Date: 05 Aug 2004
The designs range from a fibreglass boathouse to a wood and galvanised steel cyborg, but the creators all share something in common: they are the 21 Australian sculptors who will compete in the University of Western Sydney's inaugural Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition.
Date: 05 Aug 2004
One University of Western Sydney student can share her excitement at competing in the Athens Olympics with her two sisters, who have also been selected in the same team.
Date: 05 Aug 2004
A University of Western Sydney student will help Australia defend its Sydney Olympics gold medal in women's hockey when the Athens Games begin next week.
Date: 05 Aug 2004
A new book Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other, by Scott Poynting, Greg Noble, and Paul Tabar from the University of Western Sydney, and Jock Collins from the University of Technology, Sydney, explores the current public concern over so-called 'ethnic crime' and terrorism and what it reveals about Australian society.
Date: 04 Aug 2004
With the 2004 Olympics returning to their ancient birthplace of Greece, the music and instruments of those ancient times have also received a new lease of life, thanks to the efforts of a University of Western Sydney academic.
Date: 03 Aug 2004
The Centre for Horticulture and Plant Sciences at the University of Western Sydney has announced the winners of the 2004 Postgraduate Presentation Awards.
Date: 03 Aug 2004
How does the night sky influence human thought?
Date: 03 Aug 2004
As the nation waits to go to the polls to decide Australia's political future, it's time to reflect on an historic moment from our political past - the 30th anniversary of the joint sitting of Australian Parliament.
Date: 30 Jul 2004
A University of Western Sydney law expert has warned against expecting too much of the Federal Government's proposed changes to family law.
Date: 28 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer Associate Professor Don Robertson for comment on airline and airport security procedures following yesterday's mid-air bomb scare aboard United Airlines flight 840 from Sydney to Los Angeles.
Date: 28 Jul 2004
Competing at the Athens Olympics will be the realisation of a lifelong ambition for one University of Western Sydney graduate and his family.
Date: 28 Jul 2004
Jacqueline Woodman has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 27 Jul 2004
Considering tertiary study, or contemplating a change of career? Then come and talk to the experts about courses and career options at the University of Western Sydney's Open Day on Sunday 22 August at our Penrith Campus.
Date: 27 Jul 2004
Revolutionary communication research at the University of Western Sydney could lead to breakthroughs in automatic speech recognition systems and better 'talking head' aids for the hearing impaired.
Date: 26 Jul 2004
acl (the Australian Centre for Languages) has sold its shareholding in the Sydney West International College (SWIC) at Westmead, which will now be wholly owned by the University of Western Sydney (UWS).
Date: 19 Jul 2004
A group of students from the University of Western Sydney has been recognised for their community engagement in a prestigious national business enterprise competition.
Date: 18 Jul 2004
A University of Western Sydney academic says Australia is at risk of damaging its international reputation as a fair and just country, unless the Federal Government rejects calls from the United States to sign an immunity agreement.
Date: 17 Jul 2004
Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, Wiccan or Pagan? Australia is a religious melting pot, but can these wildly different faiths co-exist? And why do religions such as Islam, or religious cults like the Heaven's Gate group, inspire such fear and fascination among the rest of the population? A conference this weekend at the University of Western Sydney is set to bring academics, religious leaders and social activists from Australia and overseas together to explore and debate these and other issues surrounding religion.
Date: 16 Jul 2004
Two University of Western Sydney security students have taken out prizes at this year's Security Australia Expo 2004 Pursuit of Excellence awards.
Date: 15 Jul 2004
Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, Wiccan or Pagan? Australia is a religious melting pot, but can these wildly different faiths co-exist? And why do religions such as Islam, or religious cults like the Heaven's Gate group, inspire such fear and fascination among the rest of the population? A conference starting this Friday at the University of Western Sydney is set to bring academics, religious leaders and social activists from Australia and overseas together to explore and debate these and other issues surrounding religion.
Date: 14 Jul 2004
An extensive 14-year survey to record koala sightings in Campbelltown in south-western Sydney is an excellent indicator that koalas are likely to exist in other parts of western Sydney, according to Associate Professor Robert Close, a wildlife scientist at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Jul 2004
854 high school students from western Sydney will participate in Higher School Certificate science seminars at the University of Western Sydney on Wednesday, July 21, 2004.
Date: 13 Jul 2004
Year 9 and 10 students from across the State will live on campus and learn about working on the farm at the University of Western Sydney's 11th annual Junior Ag Camp 2004, from July 23-25 at Hawkesbury Campus in Richmond, NSW.
Date: 12 Jul 2004
Two visiting US academics will share their experiences in tropical forest regeneration, at a special presentation at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus today.
Date: 12 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer Mr Steven Freeland for comment on the International Court of Justice's ruling that Israel's controversial West Bank security barrier is in breach of international law.
Date: 09 Jul 2004
Former ABC Managing Director, Mr David Hill, has been appointed to head-up Sydney's new community television station Television Sydney (TVS), it was announced today.
Date: 09 Jul 2004
Finishing university and landing a job with a leading firm might be a dream for most graduates, but for Natalie Ciappara of Bossley Park the dream has become a reality.
Date: 09 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed its new allocation of funded places from the Commonwealth, but admits that meeting the strong and growing demand for government funded university places will be a challenging issue in the Greater West.
Date: 09 Jul 2004
A careers expo at the University of Western Sydney this month will help thousands of high school students from Sydney's west unravel the mysteries of higher education courses.
Date: 08 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer Associate Professor Don Robertson for comment on airline and airport security procedures, in light of the second security breach at Sydney Airport within a week.
Date: 08 Jul 2004
For the first time ever, Camellia fanatics and gardeners alike will have the chance to see rare Camellia species collected by university researchers from the jungles of Asia, meet internationally renowned Camellia experts and see Botanic Gardens collections as part of a conference at The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
Date: 07 Jul 2004
To most people sex is one of life's great pleasures, but what does an illness like Parkinson's Disease do to a once healthy sex life? New research has found sexual dysfunction affects large numbers of people living with Parkinson's Disease, and men are the most frustrated by their sexual limitations.
Date: 07 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney will receive $1,075,330 in research funding over the next three years as part of the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grants.
Date: 07 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer Associate Professor Don Robertson for comment on airline and airport security procedures. It follows today's evacuation of Sydney Airport, after a rogue passenger managed to get through check points and attempted to board Qantas flight QF 149, bound for Los Angeles, without a boarding pass.
Date: 06 Jul 2004
With the spotlight on an ailing health care system, a conference today will focus on the issues and challenges facing the nursing profession when it comes to preparing and developing visionary leaders who can help nurses maximise their contributions to health care in the future.
Date: 06 Jul 2004
Using educational experiences to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of our political and cultural differences will be among the issues explored at a residential workshop for University of Western Sydney postgraduate and research students at the UWS Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 05 Jul 2004
A series of forums and concerts at the University of Western Sydney this month will explore the ways in which music, dance, poetry and multi-media communicate across cultures.
Date: 04 Jul 2004
Expectations of the nursing profession have changed significantly over the last decade. The current health system presents nursing with many challenges, including opportunities to take a more active leadership role in shaping health policy, health research and health care.
Date: 02 Jul 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on airline and airport security procedures in light of the Korean Air security breach at Sydney Airport.
Date: 02 Jul 2004
A student from the University of Western Sydney has helped a group of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach the top level of a regional inline hockey competition.
Date: 02 Jul 2004
Year 12 HSC students from 30 schools across western Sydney will converge on the University of Western Sydney's Blacktown campus next Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 July to gain some tips from the mathematics experts in preparation for their upcoming HSC exams.
Date: 02 Jul 2004
A free lecture will demonstrate how innovative new research, combining culture and technology, is providing a fresh perspective on everyday issues such as water use and attitudes to driving.
Date: 30 Jun 2004
A leading international education researcher will discuss his research at a special seminar at the University of Western Sydney next week.
Date: 29 Jun 2004
A new report reveals that if children and young people in out-of-home care are to feel loved and cared about, they need to maintain relationships and connections with the people and things that matter most to them -- such as family members, friends, previous carers, schools and even pets.
Date: 29 Jun 2004
A careers expo at the University of Western Sydney this week will help thousands of high school students from Sydney's south west unravel the mysteries of higher education courses.
Date: 28 Jun 2004
When a violent crime is committed we expect justice to be served, but what if the perpetrator of that crime is a young child? And if children are future adults, what kind of adult will a ten-year-old murderer make?
Date: 25 Jun 2004
New changes to the University of Western Sydney's undergraduate courses will free up resources to further improve teaching and research, boost student support services and enable the University to grow courses in high demand areas.
Date: 25 Jun 2004
The University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus recently became the headquarters for a model United Nations Assembly, when students from 30 high schools across Sydney's west, gathered to learn more about the role of the United Nations in fostering goodwill and world peace.
Date: 24 Jun 2004
39 high school students from Greater Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently participated in the NSW Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) schools titration competition at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus.
Date: 23 Jun 2004
Figures from the University of Western Sydney show that 2,019 residents of the Lindsay electorate in Sydney's west, represented by Ms Jackie Kelly, are currently enrolled to study at UWS.
Date: 17 Jun 2004
UWS postgraduate Cathy McGowan has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the general division for "stimulating debate about issues affecting women in regional, rural and remote areas".
Date: 17 Jun 2004
A leading University of Western Sydney self-concept researcher has added another international accolade to his already impressive resume, being named among the world's most influential and highly cited psychology academics.
Date: 16 Jun 2004
As well as enjoying the footy season, the University of Western Sydney wants blokes to gear up for another testosterone-fuelled battle -- tackling the problem of men's health.
Date: 16 Jun 2004
The latest developments in crop disease risk management and climate prediction will be discussed when the University of Western Sydney's School of Environment and Agriculture hosts a talk by international visiting fellow Dr Ram Thakur on Friday, July 2.
Date: 15 Jun 2004
Collaborative research partnerships are opening the door to new opportunities for humanities academics, and benefits for business and the community, according to a new University of Western Sydney report.
Date: 15 Jun 2004
The University of Western Sydney's Chancellor, Mr John Phillips (AO) and Emeritus Professor Paul Baumgartner (AM) are among recipients of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2004.
Date: 11 Jun 2004
Antenatal classes for expectant fathers -- conjures up images of a bunch of heavily-pregnant blokes who look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film 'Junior', doesn't it? Well experts from the University of Western Sydney's Men's Health Information and Resource Centre say far from being kooky, it's actually an inspired idea.
Date: 11 Jun 2004
Nurses from around Australia are invited to take part in an international conference that aims to foster greater leadership and mentoring in the nursing profession.
Date: 10 Jun 2004
Professor Peter Williams from the University of Western Sydney has had a mineral named in his honour following its recent discovery in Germany.
Date: 09 Jun 2004
A University of Western Sydney academic will be at the forefront of developing future Australian music policy and initiatives, following his appointment to the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Date: 04 Jun 2004
The latest advances in food research and technology will be on the table when the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Advanced Food Research (CAFR) hosts a visit by colleagues from Kasetsart University in Thailand on Monday 7 June.
Date: 04 Jun 2004
A leading economist from the University of Western Sydney is calling for urgent reforms to the nation's superannuation system.
Date: 04 Jun 2004
Don't miss the chance to see a small silhouette of planet Venus cross the Sun's face for the first time in 122 years on June 8, at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory at Penrith Campus, Werrington, from 3pm to sunset.
Date: 04 Jun 2004
A careers expo at the University of Western Sydney next week will help thousands of high school students from western and northern Sydney unravel the mysteries of higher education courses.
Date: 03 Jun 2004
A former University of Western Sydney academic has capped off a brilliant career in language and education with an honour from the Italian Government.
Date: 03 Jun 2004
The University of Western Sydney Cisco Academy will hold an information session on June 15, 2004.
Date: 02 Jun 2004
High school students, parents, teachers and community members are invited to the 2004 Nyholm Youth Lecture at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus next week.
Date: 02 Jun 2004
Parramatta will get a technology boost when final year computing students from the University of Western Sydney converge on Parramatta campus for the latest computing exhibition on Thursday, June 10.
Date: 02 Jun 2004
In a first for an Australian institution, the University of Western Sydney has been recognised as a world leader in the field of space law education by the United Nations.
Date: 01 Jun 2004
A seminar this weekend will explore some of the ways that artistic expression can take us to different places, encourage us to walk in different shoes and see through different eyes.
Date: 30 May 2004
Government agencies and rehabilitation services might provide the physical care for people living with intellectual disability and mental illness, but they are out of touch when it comes to taking care of their emotional needs, according to a UWS researcher.
Date: 28 May 2004
A University of Western Sydney academic has described historians as being 'missing in action' on the Australian volunteering experience, and claims their neglect of the subject has helped distort modern views of the volunteer.
Date: 26 May 2004
University of Western Sydney research is helping make hairdressing salons safer.
Date: 26 May 2004
A conference highlighting the latest student research projects at the University of Western Sydney will be held in June.
Date: 26 May 2004
A seminar will be held at the University of Western Sydney next Monday about repairing landscapes from a conservation management perspective.
Date: 25 May 2004
Industry leaders and prominent financial experts will gather in Sydney this week, for a two-day international conference from 27-28 May, to discuss developments in the financial services industry.
Date: 25 May 2004
A group of international experts are gathering at UWS this week to find new ways to improve crop production through climate prediction modelling.
Date: 25 May 2004
Dr Don Dingsdag, an expert in public safety from the University of Western Sydney, is available to comment on unsafe and recalled consumer products.
Date: 24 May 2004
The University of Western Sydney will showcase its distinctive range of courses and specialist facilities to scores of school careers advisors this Friday, May 28, 2004.
Date: 24 May 2004
With the introduction of stage two water restrictions around Sydney now just weeks away, an innovative new study will ask western Sydney householders how they feel about everyday water use.
Date: 21 May 2004
A University of Western Sydney researcher warns that over-zealously developing the remaining pockets of Sydney's rural land not only puts extra pressure on our transport, roads, health services and environment, but also threatens our city's fresh food supply.
Date: 21 May 2004
The University of Western Sydney's Board of Trustees will consider the proposal to develop Australia's newest medical school in the Greater West of Sydney by 2008 at a special meeting next week.
Date: 20 May 2004
As well as getting ready for the gladiatorial clash that is State of Origin football, the University of Western Sydney wants blokes in New South Wales to gear up for another testosterone-fuelled battle -- tackling the problem of men's health.
Date: 19 May 2004
A public lecture at the University of Western Sydney will explore ways to improve partnerships and promote active engagements between the school and university sectors.
Date: 19 May 2004
Early childhood education experts claim the intellectual and social development of young children could be at risk if staff numbers in NSW childcare centers remain at their current levels.
Date: 19 May 2004
The University of Western Sydney is spearheading a new era of aviation safety, with a dedicated civilian research flight simulator.
Date: 18 May 2004
With our city practically bursting at the seams, there's mounting pressure to turn Sydney's remaining pockets of rural land into housing estates to accommodate the urban sprawl.
Date: 18 May 2004
The rich and diverse history of the University of Western Sydney comes under one roof this week with the opening of a new records and archives facility at the UWS Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 13 May 2004
Western Sydney community residents and representatives are invited to celebrate this year's Reconciliation Week with the traditional Yarramundi Lecture at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus on Thursday, May 27 at 3pm.
Date: 13 May 2004
A leading UWS economist says the Federal Government's 2004 budget is a lost opportunity for real reform, and has branded it little more that a grab-bag of bribes for voters, set to place a major economic burden on the nation.
Date: 12 May 2004
The historic Female Orphan School at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus will play host next week to a celebration of the works of renowned twentieth century novelist James Joyce, as part of the 2004 Sydney Writers' Festival.
Date: 11 May 2004
New University of Western Sydney research confirms a smile or sympathetic word from a friendly nurse helps hospital patients cope with their illness better and recover.
Date: 11 May 2004
A leading banking and finance expert from the University of Western Sydney will give local business leaders the low-down on the Federal Government's 2004 budget at a briefing being held in Penrith on Thursday 13 May.
Date: 11 May 2004
The University of Western Sydney welcomes the news that the Federal Government will contribute $18 million towards a UWS medical school, as announced in tonight's budget.
Date: 10 May 2004
A UWS academic is following the advice of novelist J. D. Salinger - and writing what she really likes to read.
Date: 10 May 2004
Mums and daughters will soon have the chance to get together for some planet-spotting and star-gazing at a special astronomy night to be held at the University of Western Sydney Observatory.
Date: 10 May 2004
Four University of Western Sydney hip-hop musicians have had the biggest break of their professional lives by signing a national distribution deal for their self-produced album.
Date: 09 May 2004
Meet Josh Ings of Toongabbie -- one of the newest nursing recruits to our hospital system.
Date: 07 May 2004
Toongabbie's Megan Schembri has plenty to smile about following her recent graduation from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 07 May 2004
Winners' fever has hit the University of Western Sydney this week with the announcement that UWS Conference and Venue Management has won the 2004 Western Sydney Industry Award in the meetings and business tourism category.
Date: 07 May 2004
A job in nursing might seem a slightly strange move for someone who was once petrified of hospitals, but for Meagan Callaghan of Narellan Vale, it turned out to be the best career decision she could have made.
Date: 05 May 2004
The University of Western Sydney is able to offer expert comment on today's minimum wage decision by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the claim that minimum pay increases will lead to job losses.
Date: 30 Apr 2004
Sydneysiders will have the chance to explore Australia's oldest public building on Sunday 2 May, when the University of Western Sydney opens the doors to the historic Female Orphan School, as part of NSW Heritage Festival 2004 celebrations.
Date: 30 Apr 2004
The University of Western Sydney has received a prestigious National Trust Heritage Award for the restoration of the 190-year-old Female Orphan School -- the oldest three-storey brick building in Australia, and the nation's oldest public building.
Date: 30 Apr 2004
Sydney's new community television licencee, Television Sydney (TVS), is continuing its broadcast preparations, following last week's Federal Court decision.
Date: 29 Apr 2004
More male teachers would help channel boys' restless energies and encourage them to actively re-engage with school, according to a University of Western Sydney boys' education expert.
Date: 27 Apr 2004
The University of Western Sydney will play a pivotal role in new efforts to improve boys' education.
Date: 27 Apr 2004
The University of Western Sydney has boosted its reputation as a leader in aged care education by launching an innovative postgraduate aged care management degree.
Date: 27 Apr 2004
University of Western Sydney research on the cultural influences of driver behaviour could help New Zealand road safety authorities devise more effective driver education programs.
Date: 24 Apr 2004
As we remember those who fought and died for their country this ANZAC Day, personal letters have given new insight into the contribution of one Australian woman during World War I.
Date: 23 Apr 2004
It will be a glorious celebration of all things heritage when western Sydney residents get the chance to view the historic Female Orphan School on Sunday 2 May, as part of NSW Heritage Festival 2004 celebrations.
Date: 22 Apr 2004
Expect to see thousands of smiling, happy faces when the University of Western Sydney's autumn graduation gets underway next week.
Date: 21 Apr 2004
While a promotion to middle management could see you with the pay rise and company car you've always dreamt of, a new study by the University of Western Sydney is investigating the personal cost of being a middle manager.
Date: 19 Apr 2004
The Centre for Advanced Systems Engineering (CASE) at the University of Western Sydney has launched a new neo-natal project to serve rural and regional communities this week, thanks to a $250,000 industry grant from the Telstra Broadband Fund.
Date: 19 Apr 2004
Television Sydney (TVS) Limited will now continue its preparations to re-launch Channel 31 in early 2005, following today's Federal Court decision.
Date: 16 Apr 2004
A unique research project by the University of Western Sydney is set to provide an insight into the thoughts and feelings of the intellectually disabled and mentally ill, and teach the rest of us a thing or two about life.
Date: 16 Apr 2004
The University of Western Sydney welcomes Premier Bob Carr's call for a new medical school in Western Sydney at today's 'Round Table on Medical Workforce' to address what he describes as the 'desperately acute' and worsening shortage of doctors in NSW.
Date: 16 Apr 2004
An early childhood expert at the University of Western Sydney has criticised today's State Government decision to scrap a proposed reduction in the staff-to-child ratio in child-care centres.
Date: 07 Apr 2004
Daring is not how Bridie Sparkes sees herself, but it may be how the crowds see her at the 2004 Sydney Royal Easter Show when she performs her 'trick riding' on her trusty steed, Levi.
Date: 06 Apr 2004
With reports of terrorist threats, violent murders, home invasions and theft, you'd be forgiven for thinking that crime in Australia is out of control. A public lecture today at the University of Western Sydney will examine how governments both here and overseas use the public's fear of crime as a political tool, and why our growing fear of crime can actually increase the risk to public safety.
Date: 02 Apr 2004
A new study by the University of Western Sydney will explore how nurses foster resilience and personal strength in their patients, and the impact this has on their recovery.
Date: 30 Mar 2004
More than 180 western Sydney high school students will learn more about how the University of Western Sydney can kick-start their teaching careers at a special conference in Penrith tomorrow (Wednesday 31 March).
Date: 29 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney is set to fuel the creative passion of sculptors with the announcement of a new sculpture prize.
Date: 29 Mar 2004
Local Mosman resident, Sebastian De Brennan, is one of 50 young Australians chosen to sit on the Federal Government's 2004 National Youth Roundtable.
Date: 26 Mar 2004
The Hawkesbury Rainforest Network (HRN) will gather at a local property in Grose Vale to help eradicate weeds and start mapping the existence of native rainforest next week.
Date: 24 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney is embarking on a new research venture using nanotechnology and biology -- nanobiotechnology -- that could ultimately lead to early detection of diseases and the creation of tiny machines that roam the body, locating and destroying viruses or cancer cells.
Date: 24 Mar 2004
Next time you choose venison for that special occasion, spare a thought for the international research behind it. A visiting researcher at the University of Western Sydney is shedding new light on venison quality and the different tastes that can be created long before it hits the dinner plate.
Date: 24 Mar 2004
A University of Western Sydney expert says new procedures being introduced in the Family Court of Australia next week, have the potential to radically change the culture of our courts and deliver win-win outcomes for families.
Date: 24 Mar 2004
A leading education expert has backed State Government moves to raise teaching standards through the establishment of a NSW Institute of Teachers.
Date: 22 Mar 2004
A group of 13 University of Western Sydney law students have received a high commendation from the NSW Law and Justice Foundation for undertaking volunteer work at the Macarthur Legal Centre.
Date: 21 Mar 2004
Help us learn more about a forgotten heritage treasure - if you have a personal connection or ancestral link to the historic Female Orphan School at Parramatta, the University of Western Sydney is keen to hear from you.
Date: 19 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney and the NSW Department of Community Services have joined together to ensure childcare workers will be better equipped to support families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, following the launch of a new handbook and a series of workshops.
Date: 18 Mar 2004
Sydney's new community television licence holder is promising to explore and redefine the notion of community media, with a commitment to deliver quality, culturally-diverse programming for all sectors of the community.
Date: 18 Mar 2004
An animal specialist from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies University of Edinburgh will be visiting the University of Western Sydney on Friday, March 26.
Date: 15 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney is helping promote employment opportunities in the Fairfield region through better collaboration between community-based education course providers.
Date: 15 Mar 2004
What attracts people to chemistry? Why are chemists so passionate about their work? Find out about all this and more at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) talk on Tuesday night, March 30, at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 15 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney's Venue Management has been announced a finalist in the 2004 Western Sydney Industry Awards under the 'Meetings and Business Tourism' category.
Date: 12 Mar 2004
Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham's recent declaration he's now watching what he eats and exercising more in a move to trim down is setting a great example to the many Australians fighting the battle of the bulge, says a University of Western Sydney health expert.
Date: 12 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the psychological effects of the Madrid terrorist bombings.
Date: 12 Mar 2004
It will be a glorious celebration of all things vintage: Sydney's senior citizens get the chance to view the historic Female Orphan School on Sunday 21 March, as part of Seniors Week.
Date: 12 Mar 2004
While some men face retirement and old age with trepidation, Jack Zinn, a retiree from the inner City has less time now than when he worked full time and he couldn't be happier.
Date: 10 Mar 2004
The University of Western Sydney Observatory will hold a special astronomy night for 'Sons and Dads' on Friday, March 19, 2004, from 8pm to 10pm, Werrington North.
Date: 10 Mar 2004
Did you know that of the 192 countries in the world, only twelve have female heads of state? Or worldwide, women earn on average two-thirds of what men do? Did you know that women do double the unpaid work that men do?
Date: 09 Mar 2004
Several staff and students of the University of Western Sydney are nervously eyeing their calendars and savouring their last days of hair, ahead of the start of the Leukaemia Foundation's national fundraiser this Friday.
Date: 02 Mar 2004
With the creation and sharing of knowledge being hailed as the new path to personal and business prosperity, a visiting British academic is challenging the role of universities in the development of this so-called 'knowledge economy'.
Date: 01 Mar 2004
With the number of obese Australian adults estimated at approximately 3.3 million, a new University of Western Sydney study is examining the best ways to encourage people into physical activity - and how to keep them motivated.
Date: 26 Feb 2004
They might be doctors, engineers, teachers and scientists in their homeland, but the majority of tertiary-qualified, skilled migrants and refugees who settle in Australia will end up driving taxis or working as clerical assistants, cleaners and factory workers.
Date: 26 Feb 2004
Professor Geoff Scott has been appointed to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Quality at the University of Western Sydney. He will commence his appointment on 19 April 2004.
Date: 25 Feb 2004
The University of Western Sydney is able to offer expert comment on today's speech by Treasurer Peter Costello.
Date: 24 Feb 2004
With recent reports of our health system in crisis, new research by the University of Western Sydney confirms hospitals are the primary carers of our sick elderly Australians.
Date: 24 Feb 2004
We're told it's the most generous and selfless gift you can give, but only 179 Australians became actual organ donors last year. A University of Western Sydney expert believes campaigns emphasising the 'gift of life' may not be the most effective way of promoting organ donation.
Date: 23 Feb 2004
A new international research agreement promises to help researchers at the University of Western Sydney unlock more secrets about the way our brains function.
Date: 23 Feb 2004
Students in the new forensic science degree at the University of Western Sydney will have the latest digital photography at their fingertips thanks to support from Canon Australia.
Date: 23 Feb 2004
A new osteopathic centre in Chatswood is set to help meet the growing demand for osteopathy as a health treatment.
Date: 23 Feb 2004
A group of 90 aged-care workers from across southern Sydney will take part in a seminar organised by the University of Western Sydney to learn more about the role they can play in safeguarding the legal rights of our elderly citizens.
Date: 20 Feb 2004
A University of Western Sydney environmental management student will fly to Thailand in late March as an Australian Youth Ambassador for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Date: 18 Feb 2004
The University of Western Sydney has announced plans to review its undergraduate courses, with a release of a discussion paper for staff and students.
Date: 17 Feb 2004
Staff from the University of Western Sydney will participate in this year's Penrith Relay for Life at Howell Oval, Penrith in April.
Date: 16 Feb 2004
Science is the cool, new groove this year, with a surge in popularity at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 16 Feb 2004
Passionate about agriculture and its promotion in schools and higher education, Mr Ken Langford at the University of Western Sydney is faithfully creating plans for the next UWS livestock competition.
Date: 16 Feb 2004
Around 20 local landholders recently gathered at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus for a forum about a new project to map the remaining dry rainforest in western Sydney.
Date: 16 Feb 2004
With the academic year underway, a University of Western Sydney motivation expert advises that now is the time to build a positive and solid study and homework platform for the rest of the year.
Date: 11 Feb 2004
Self-concept has been described as possibly the most essential component of our being that drives our actions, thoughts and psychology. In a significant breakthrough, the University of Western Sydney has now established a collection of the latest and best international research papers in this exciting field into a new monograph series.
Date: 06 Feb 2004
With recent research casting doubt on the safety of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), a workshop at Drummoyne in March will explore the use of alternative therapies, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, in reducing the symptoms of menopause.
Date: 06 Feb 2004
Redefining our identities as Australians will be among the issues explored at a residential workshop for postgraduate and research students from February 11 to 15 at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Bligh Park Public School's Year 5 students are set to become local TV stars after a Totally Wild film shoot today.
Date: 03 Feb 2004
The use of questionable theories, such as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) in cases of alleged child abuse, will be called into question during a two-day conference beginning tomorrow at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 03 Feb 2004
University of Western Sydney medical sociologist, Dr Helen Hayward-Brown, has called for child protection services within Australia to revisit cases of child abuse involving the attention-seeking disorder Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) as international concerns about the credibility of the theory continue to mount.
Date: 03 Feb 2004
Women from the Macarthur region with pain in one knee are being sought for a new University of Western Sydney clinical study on osteoarthritis.
Date: 29 Jan 2004
With kids heading back to school, University of Western Sydney osteopathy and podiatry experts want to remind parents and teachers that playgrounds and classrooms can be tough on young kids' growing spines and feet.
Date: 29 Jan 2004
A Welsh professor of feminist liberation and theologies is in Australia as a guest of the University of Western Sydney for a series of lectures.
Date: 28 Jan 2004
The University of Western Sydney is proud to announce the completion of an important advanced computing project for Refrigeration Engineering of the Illawarra region.
Date: 27 Jan 2004
The first day of school is a big step for many young children, who may go through a range of emotions from apprehension to excitement. But childhood education experts at the University of Western Sydney believe that good communication can help ease the stress of this important educational transition.
Date: 19 Jan 2004
More students than ever before are choosing to study at the University of Western Sydney, following today's release of the main round of offers for places at universities.
Date: 19 Jan 2004
The University of Western Sydney recently helped a team of local florists from Lynch Flowers in Moorebank improve the way they communicate at work.
Date: 18 Jan 2004
The main round of offers for NSW universities will be released tomorrow (Monday 19 January).
Date: 18 Jan 2004
A team of three law students from the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus recently put their best case forward when they took on some of the world's finest student advocates.
Date: 13 Jan 2004
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the Federal Government's decision to abandon the efforts of the Australian Greenhouse Office to implement emissions trading measures aimed at reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 12 Jan 2004
Work can be a stressful place - deadline pressure, long hours, overtime, fear of redundancy and organisational restructuring. For the first time, researchers from the University of Western Sydney will look at how workers cope - or don't cope - with the demands placed on us by our jobs.
Date: 08 Jan 2004
It was crunch time for the 6000 prospective university students and their families who braved the blistering heat on Friday, January 2, to turn out for the University of Western Sydney's Course Decision Day.
Date: 08 Jan 2004
While many women successfully juggle career and relationships, a new study at the University of Western Sydney will examine whether the pressure of being 'superwoman' makes their premenstrual symptoms worse.
Date: 02 Jan 2004
Prospective students wanting to discuss and deliberate their university study options before making the big decision should come along to the University of Western Sydney's Course Decision Day today, Friday 2 January 2004, at the Parramatta Campus.