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Date: 21 Dec 2005
The University of Western Sydney will receive a brand new tractor from international agricultural machinery manufacturer, New Holland on Thursday 22 December 2005.
Date: 19 Dec 2005
As you first drive down the new Westlink M7, take note: it's likely to be the smoothest road experience ever - thanks to research engineers who have designed the world's first seamless pavement construction for Australia's largest motorway.
Date: 16 Dec 2005
For students juggling the real-world costs of university study, expenses like petrol, Internet access or rent can be tough on the hip pocket. To help, the University of Western Sydney is offering its SmartStart scholarships, so students can meet those extra costs.
Date: 16 Dec 2005
Students and staff at the University of Western Sydney have joined together to condemn this week's riots in Sydney's south and south-west, and are calling for peace and understanding in the community.
Date: 16 Dec 2005
The University of Western Sydney's Dr Glenn Pearce, from the School of Marketing, has been announced as the winner of the 2005 Pearson Education ANZMAC Marketing Educator of the Year Award.
Date: 16 Dec 2005
Abul Kalam Samsul Huda, an agricultural climatologist at the University of Western Sydney, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
Date: 15 Dec 2005
The University of Western Sydney is bringing together top international and Australian practitioners of interactive arts and electronic music for a collaborative workshop which is set to take theatre and dance performance to new heights.
Date: 12 Dec 2005
Prospective students will have the chance to discuss all their university study options before making the big decision at the University of Western Sydney's Course Decision Day on Tuesday, 3 January 2006 from 4-8pm at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 12 Dec 2005
The University of Western Sydney has joined forces with the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) NSW, to launch a new publication which aims to inspire and engage communities to work together to create environments where child abuse and neglect cannot thrive.
Date: 08 Dec 2005
An original composition of electronic-acoustic music has earned a PhD student from the University of Western Sydney an honorary mention in an international music competition based in the Czech Republic.
Date: 07 Dec 2005
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney will work with their Italian peers to investigate what's driving the surge of interest in anti-ageing medicine. They will also study how to promote healthy ageing for future generations and advise on how to better regulate the industry.
Date: 02 Dec 2005
Young people in the Macarthur region are becoming inspiring community leaders in their own right thanks to an innovative personal coaching program called 'Maximising Potential in Macarthur'.
Date: 01 Dec 2005
The collapse of the youth labour market and dwindling job opportunities for young women could help explain girls' so-called "success" over boys at school, according to an expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 01 Dec 2005
As Aussie kids get set to welcome back their Hogwarts' heroes Harry, Hermione and Ron to the big screen today, a University of Western Sydney expert says the fourth Harry Potter flick, 'The Goblet of Fire' - billed as the spookiest film yet in the series - could further upset religious groups, educators and some parents. Dr Adam Possamai is a sociologist with the University's Social Justice Social Change Research Centre, and author of the book, 'Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament'.
Date: 30 Nov 2005
Calling all Sydney gals - are you sick of the cramps, mood swings, bloating and back pain when it's 'that time of the month'? If you prefer to hug a hot water bottle instead of your partner when you've got your period, then the University of Western Sydney wants you to take part in a Chinese medicine trial that may offer you relief from debilitating period pain.
Date: 29 Nov 2005
A new method of x-raying bee hives developed at the University of Western Sydney is at the heart of research that could see Australian native bees become the major pollinators of vital greenhouse food crops in the near future.
Date: 29 Nov 2005
With the greenhouse effect predicted to create dramatic changes in our aquatic habitats, the University of Western Sydney is embarking on new research to uncover the effects of salinity and temperature on the ecology of Sydney's waterways.
Date: 28 Nov 2005
Indigenous school children have similar motivational and self-esteem levels as their non-Indigenous peers, yet only 12 per cent indicate a desire to go on to tertiary study or establish a career, University of Western Sydney researchers will tell an international education conference.
Date: 27 Nov 2005
Forget the three "Rs" - education experts at the University of Western Sydney have come up with the three "Ss" to explain why some students are school stayers and some are school leavers.
Date: 25 Nov 2005
Aspirin has long been hailed as one of the most effective, low-cost ways to help guard against a heart attack or stroke. However, international medical researchers caution that low doses of aspirin also increase a patient's chance of developing an ulcer, often without warning signs.
Date: 25 Nov 2005
The valuable workplace skills teenagers' gain through after-school jobs for pocket money could in future also count towards their Higher School Certificates, according to a University of Western Sydney education researcher.
Date: 24 Nov 2005
Australian bees are under attack from an invasive species of small beetle and they're losing the bitter battle according to an International Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Nov 2005
A forum exploring the meanings of fear is being organised by the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with HEAT magazine and Sydney Grammar School as part of the HEAT at Sydney Grammar series.
Date: 23 Nov 2005
Pilots of the future could be cocking an ear for the sounds of a beeping car horn, engine sputter, fire engine or rushing wind to warn them of danger while airborne.
Date: 23 Nov 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer Associate Professor Steven Freeland for comment on the sentencing of Van Nguyen and the Federal Government's involvement in the case.
Date: 22 Nov 2005
McMansions, a cultural wasteland, even a 'void' - these are some of the misconceptions about Greater Western Sydney set to be challenged in a two-day symposium to be hosted by the University of Western Sydney, starting today.
Date: 22 Nov 2005
Construction of the new state-of-the-art teaching building at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus is well underway, with the concrete slab for the ground floor poured earlier this month.
Date: 22 Nov 2005
It's back to the future with a new-age twist: human-powered domestic devices and battery-free children's toys will be just some of the innovative designs to be featured at the University of Western Sydney's WideVision exhibition at Medium Rare Gallery, Redfern from November 24-26.
Date: 22 Nov 2005
Ever watched the television crime series, CSI and wondered how they use DNA to solve a crime? Or wondered what you'd say to an alien from another planet?
Date: 22 Nov 2005
Victims who become bullies, laissez-faire school principals and the wage gap that starts in the classroom - these are just some of the issues to be addressed at an international education conference being held at the University of Western Sydney from 27 November to 1 December.
Date: 21 Nov 2005
Man-made lakes may make the perfect new home for endangered molluscs, according to research being conducted by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Nov 2005
A forum exploring the meanings of fear is being organised by the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with HEAT magazine and Sydney Grammar School as part of the HEAT at Sydney Grammar series.
Date: 18 Nov 2005
What do you do when kids are more likely to pick up a copy of the latest Harry Potter than a copy of the Bible? For some consumer-savvy Christians, it's a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, according to a University of Western Sydney sociologist.
Date: 17 Nov 2005
More Bankstown locals are needed for an ongoing study to test if thousand-year-old Chinese herbs can slow the progress of vascular dementia, and provide a low-cost alternative to expensive pharmaceutical drugs.
Date: 16 Nov 2005
Engineering safer buildings, investigating how teenagers engage with media violence, developing a 3D facial model for biometric identification and security systems, advancing cutting-edge wireless technology, and helping children self-manage their diabetes - these are just some of the stand-out University of Western Sydney projects recently awarded prestigious Australian Research Council grants.
Date: 15 Nov 2005
More than 800 academics from around the world are expected to gather at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus this month for an international education conference.
Date: 15 Nov 2005
After three years as the perennial bridesmaids, a team of students from the University of Western Sydney's Law School have become champions of the mock courtroom, taking out first prize in the LexisNexis National Constitutional Moot.
Date: 11 Nov 2005
One the 30th anniversary of the Dismissal, University of Western Sydney lecturer Dr David Burchell offers expert comment on the current challenges facing the Australian Labor Party, and the 1975 and 2005 parallels.
Date: 11 Nov 2005
It was the political crisis that rocked the nation, but what would politics and Australian life be like if the Dismissal had never happened? Thirty years on, a panel of prominent Australians will ponder this question, and reflect on the legacy of the Whitlam reform agenda.
Date: 10 Nov 2005
The University of Western Sydney invites nominations for its Women of the West award, which recognises the contributions made by women to the development of Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 09 Nov 2005
Quarterish, a graduate exhibition of contemporary art with a reputation for edginess and cutting edge innovation will open on 18 November at the University of Western Sydney Penrith Campus.
Date: 07 Nov 2005
Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam will mark the 30th anniversary of the Dismissal by presenting to the University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute two pieces of Australian political history - the original 'It's Time' campaign speech, and the 11 November 1975 Dismissal letter.
Date: 06 Nov 2005
The Hon. Gough Whitlam, AC QC, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Dismissal by presenting to the University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute his original 'It's Time' speech and the 11 November 1975 Dismissal letter.
Date: 01 Nov 2005
Academics from the University of Western Sydney have secured more than $300,000 in Australian Research Council funding to study how a dancer's body "thinks".
Date: 27 Oct 2005
Thirty years ago, following the sacking of his Government by the Governor General of Australia, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam stood on the steps of Parliament House and told Australians to "Maintain your rage and enthusiasm". On the eve of the Dismissal's 30th anniversary, the University of Western Sydney invites the public to join UWS in marking this defining moment in our nation's political history.
Date: 27 Oct 2005
The University of Western Sydney will help host a fascinating two-day discussion about contemporary Sydney and its suburbia next month.
Date: 26 Oct 2005
Does the act of being 'superwoman' at work and around the home leave you feeling stressed and unable to cope? Do you identify with the TV character Lynette from 'Desperate Housewives'? University of Western Sydney researchers are looking at domestic irritability and depression in women, and whether women are risking their mental health by taking on too much responsibility.
Date: 25 Oct 2005
Remote indigenous communities in Gunbalanya, Northern Territory, are set to gain better water supplies thanks to the dedication of a civil engineering student at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 21 Oct 2005
An exhibition of Indian-inspired artworks by local and continental artists is helping raise funds for victims of the 8 October earthquake in India.
Date: 18 Oct 2005
As Australia tries to arrest its national suicide rate, new University of Western Sydney research reveals that many suicide attempts are unplanned, with a good portion of suicide survivors reporting they felt the urge to harm themselves less than ten minutes before acting on it.
Date: 14 Oct 2005
A new book aimed at giving people a greater understanding of those suffering from mental health problems will be launched tomorrow, Saturday October 15.
Date: 14 Oct 2005
Academics from the University of Western Sydney's School of Nursing, Family and Community Health continue to be at the forefront of the profession, with head of school Professor John Daly recently appointed to two key nursing leadership positions.
Date: 13 Oct 2005
Sydney's urban sprawl threatens our rural agriculture workers and could put an end to our city's bountiful, locally-grown fresh food supply, warns a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 12 Oct 2005
If there's one researcher who loves the thrill of a hunt, it's Brad Purcell, who's keenly exploring the Blue Mountains from a totally different angle - by studying the life and times of the dingoes and wild dogs who call the mountains home.
Date: 11 Oct 2005
Media are invited to today's 2005 Whitlam Institute health forum, 'Coordinating government services for better health: like herding cats?'
Date: 11 Oct 2005
As a generation of Australian baby boomers slow down in their careers and start planning for the next phase of their non-working lives, a University of Western Sydney men's health researcher asks: What's there for blokes to look forward to in retirement?
Date: 10 Oct 2005
We spend more time worrying about how to get Aussie men to do more housework than we do trying to understand why blokes continue to kill themselves in great numbers each year, according to University of Western Sydney men's health researchers.
Date: 10 Oct 2005
The University of Western Sydney has thrown its full support behind an inaugural youth forum which will provide students from Sydney's west with the opportunity to learn from a group of very inspirational Australians.
Date: 09 Oct 2005
Male suicide, retired blokes, divorced dads, family violence and making health services more appealing to men - these are just some of the issues to be addressed by University of Western Sydney men's health researchers at the 6th National Men's Health Conference in Melbourne, starting tomorrow.
Date: 06 Oct 2005
Tired of your digital camera batteries running down or your mobile phone losing its charge? It may soon be a thing of the past, with scientists at the University of Western Sydney now working on breakthrough technology to create even smaller and more powerful energy devices.
Date: 05 Oct 2005
Nuns habits, the changing fortunes of plastic surgeons and film-maker Mike Moore's Oscar speech - this is just some of the research to be highlighted at an inaugural conference at the University of Western Sydney starting Friday 7 October.
Date: 04 Oct 2005
Dance academics at the University of Western Sydney can take a bow after organising a world-class French/Senegalese dance troupe to conduct a public workshop on 25 October.
Date: 03 Oct 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, on the terrorist bombings that have ripped through Bali.
Date: 29 Sep 2005
They may be small, but the insidious destruction caused by termites has been known to reduce many a builder, home owner and pest controller to tears. But no more: scientists have discovered a natural plant extract that can knock out these tiny terminators, and it's all thanks to a humble Aussie fence post.
Date: 28 Sep 2005
Oranges might provide the majority of Australians with their daily source of vitamin C, but in Vietnam this humble fruit is becoming a luxury food item that can cost locals up to half their weekly wage.
Date: 28 Sep 2005
Possible links to Alzheimer's - and a reputation for poisoning animals and causing gastroenteritis in humans - has kept blue-green algae in the spotlight, but little is known about which species and toxins of the algae are present in Sydney's waterways and which ones present health risks to our community. Looking to compare Sydney's water quality with China, the University of Western Sydney has commenced a new study to investigate the levels of blue-green algae in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Also known as cyanobacteria, blue-green algae occur naturally in fresh, brackish and salt water environments, with dense algal blooms usually caused by high levels of nutrients, high temperatures, sunlight and lack of environmental flows. UWS researchers Ms Ling Attwater and Dr Paul Smith says we need to know more about these blue-green algae, especially as young children are particularly at risk from the health effects as well as people with hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, or kidney damage.
Date: 27 Sep 2005
Want to career ahead in your career? Then come to the UWS postgraduate information evening, and learn more about the broad range of career-oriented courses and innovative research programs offered at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 27 Sep 2005
It's a long way from Dublin to Parramatta, but Penrith residents have the chance to view fascinating artworks that have made the journey across the seas, as part of a new University of Western Sydney art exhibition called 'From Liberties to Parramatta: Contemporary prints and paintings from Ireland'.
Date: 26 Sep 2005
Prison is an international business and one increasingly reliant on women, an international criminologist will tell a public lecture being held tomorrow at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 22 Sep 2005
Another long, dry season is upon us, bringing with it the much-feared bushfire. But some fires are a necessary evil according to Australian researchers, who are conducting a ground-breaking study to discover just how vital bushfires are to the survival of the Australian landscape.
Date: 22 Sep 2005
A new doctorate being offered by the University of Western Sydney will make the late Donald Horne proud - and give the likes of Barry Humphries a run for his money.
Date: 22 Sep 2005
A PhD candidate and artist from the University of Western Sydney is the first Australian whose work has been selected to appear at a prestigious New York film festival later this year.
Date: 20 Sep 2005
A leading aquaculture researcher who firmly believes the old adage 'when you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for life' wants to make it a reality for villagers in Papua New Guinea.
Date: 20 Sep 2005
The UWS community will don cap and gown from 27-29 September to celebrate Spring graduation 2005.
Date: 14 Sep 2005
While the full sale of Telstra has been given the green light in the Senate, a leading economics expert says Australia's telecommunication and competition policies are a mess and Telstra's chief executive, Sol Trujillo, is right to complain about the fix he's in.
Date: 13 Sep 2005
There are real opportunities for women in senior management positions in the information technology industry, yet less than one in four of those employed in the profession are women, and boys outnumber girls two-to-one in most IT subjects at school.
Date: 13 Sep 2005
Web design, marketing plans and scientific research are just some of the services offered free to regional businesses under a community project organised by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Sep 2005
An international software company has enlisted the help of an academic from the University of Western Sydney to find ways of streamlining maintenance systems for aircraft.
Date: 13 Sep 2005
Baby boomers are set to become our largest ever generation of retirees but how do we work together as a community to protect their legal rights?
Date: 08 Sep 2005
Imagine a world where there was "no hitting forever" and "no bullies around the school or neighbourhood" - these were just some of the suggestions offered by children entering into a competition supported by the University of Western Sydney for National Child Protection Week.
Date: 08 Sep 2005
Two students from the University of Western Sydney have helped the Australian women's basketball team scoop an historic bronze-medal win at the World University Summer Games (WUSG) in Turkey.
Date: 05 Sep 2005
Teaching teachers Aboriginal Studies makes a real difference to their attitudes and practice in the classroom, and would help improve Indigenous students' academic performance, according to research by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Sep 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, on the human tragedy unfolding in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Date: 05 Sep 2005
Are you a talented student who is thinking about tertiary study next year? If this sounds like you then the University of Western Sydney invites you to apply for a wide range of scholarships on offer for 2006.
Date: 05 Sep 2005
Do community groups take being business-like too far? Reconciling the bottom line of business with serving the community will be examined by Eva Cox when she delivers a seminar at the University of Western Sydney on Tuesday, September 6.
Date: 05 Sep 2005
Too often, we hear stories of people who have worked and saved hard all their lives, only to see their hard-won nest egg evaporate after they received poor financial advice.
Date: 04 Sep 2005
Single-parent families headed up by lone mothers are the fastest growing family in Australia. Now researchers at the University of Western Sydney ask: Does growing up without a dad at home change a woman's life, particularly the way she forms relationships with men?
Date: 01 Sep 2005
We might be taking shorter showers, but the tug-o-war between urban agriculture and burgeoning urban development for precious H2O means better irrigation planning is vital if we are to avert the permanent water shortages facing our cities and towns, warn a group of water experts. Sydney's urban areas will be the focus of a new study into sustainable irrigation in an effort to find out where and how water is used for urban irrigation, with the University of Western Sydney leading the case study for the national Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Irrigation Futures.
Date: 01 Sep 2005
Making good ethical choices at home and work will be discussed by leading social researcher Hugh Mackay this evening at a special lecture at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 01 Sep 2005
If you speak English and want to learn a second language, try Zulu. Chances are, you may find it easier to "pick up" the African language's sounds, according to a Professor from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 31 Aug 2005
The youth of today are selfish, shallow, dumbed-down and obsessed with body image and consumerism, right?
Date: 31 Aug 2005
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Date: 31 Aug 2005
Aboriginal students aspire to leave school early, go to TAFE rather than University, and do not really know how to go about achieving their dreams, new research from the University of Western Sydney shows.
Date: 30 Aug 2005
Creating websites and placing posters in schools are just some of the ways self-help support groups (SHSGs) could reach young people with a mental illness, according to a study just completed at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 30 Aug 2005
The youth of today are selfish, shallow, dumbed-down and obsessed with body image and consumerism, right?
Date: 26 Aug 2005
Forensic science in action, guided campus tours and wine-tasting are just a sample of what's shaping up to be an action-packed day at the inaugural Hawkesbury Community Expo on Saturday, September 17 at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus, from 10am to 4pm.
Date: 26 Aug 2005
Over 10,000 people turned out for the University of Western Sydney's Open Day at the Parramatta Campus, held last Sunday, 21 August - including many prospective students eager to find out more about their choices for university study.
Date: 26 Aug 2005
A volunteer program where students from the University of Western Sydney help children who struggle to read is a highlight of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, which begins on Monday, August 29.
Date: 25 Aug 2005
The University of Western Sydney, with support from NSW Health, has set up a new centre to tackle the mental health issues associated with terrorism, disasters and other adversity.
Date: 21 Aug 2005
You may have enjoyed the romance of warming up in front of a wood heater this winter, but the damage to health and the environment from wood smoke is under investigation with emission laws in NSW set to change later this year, says a leading air pollution expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 19 Aug 2005
Making good ethical choices at home and work will be discussed by leading social researcher Hugh Mackay next month at a special lecture at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 18 Aug 2005
Are you at sea about what course to study or where your career may be taking you? Cast your questions about courses, career options or university life at the University of Western Sydney's Open Day, being held on Sunday 21 August 2005 at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 18 Aug 2005
Nanotechnology is not only creating a world of smarter products but also helping develop potential cures for some of our biggest health challenges such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease, according to Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Western Sydney, Bill Price.
Date: 13 Aug 2005
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Date: 12 Aug 2005
Employers from across Western Sydney will join many other employer groups at the University of Western Sydney's Engineering Careers Expo next week on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, during National Science Week.
Date: 11 Aug 2005
An award-winning astrophysicist and astronomy author says Aboriginal astronomy offers a fascinating insight into cosmic mythology.
Date: 08 Aug 2005
Hundreds of western Sydney employers and students will celebrate ten years of cooperative education at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) on 10 August 2005.
Date: 05 Aug 2005
A new free-to-air television station to be known as "TVS" has today announced that it will launch in November this year.
Date: 03 Aug 2005
Thanks to the Internet, not-yet-released CDs are destined to find their way onto millions of computers and MP3 players long before they hit the music store shelves. A new University of Western Sydney study has found that when it comes to Internet piracy, Generation Y is the biggest user and abuser of illegal music downloads and unauthorised file-swapping.
Date: 02 Aug 2005
Breastfeeding toddlers: it's considered a social no-no, which means very few mothers end up breastfeeding their babies past 12 months of age. A University of Western Sydney researcher has carried out Australia's first study of mums and bubs who breastfeed beyond infancy - looking at why these women are bucking the trend against premature weaning, and asking the toddlers themselves how they feel about breastfeeding.
Date: 29 Jul 2005
The University of Western Sydney's Medical School has passed its first important test, with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) giving the University's plans to establish a new medical program its in principle stamp of approval.
Date: 28 Jul 2005
It's not everyday you hear a woman say that developing breast cancer is the best thing that ever happened to her, but a University of Western Sydney researcher has discovered the link between theory and reality during her exploration of the healing power of light.
Date: 27 Jul 2005
Sydneysiders often complain about unreliable or inadequate public transport services, but new research shows that for those on low incomes, not being able to access these services can make it a lot harder to break the poverty cycle.
Date: 27 Jul 2005
Single-parent families headed up by lone mothers are the fastest growing family in Australia. A unique study by the University of Western Sydney is set to gain important insights into women's experiences of growing up without a father in the family home.
Date: 27 Jul 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the resignation today of long-serving NSW Premier Bob Carr, who has announced his departure after 10 years in the State's top job.
Date: 25 Jul 2005
Raising a child is arguably one of the most challenging jobs that parents face, and the choices surrounding their children's education can often seem bewildering.
Date: 25 Jul 2005
With internet technology constantly evolving, the future of the World Wide Web will be a hot topic when leading researchers and industry representatives gather at the 5th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2005) in Sydney from July 27-29.
Date: 22 Jul 2005
New University of Western Sydney research debunks the myth that the paid carers who look after our frail elderly are unskilled labour who simply 'clean house'. Rather, it's a workforce made up of skilled and experienced older workers, many of whom are women who have given up pressure-filled jobs to work for love, not money.
Date: 21 Jul 2005
How do you mentally visualise DNA, watch a chemical reaction or study water at the molecular level? How do you imagine it, and harder still, how do you teach it?
Date: 20 Jul 2005
It's a long way from Dublin to Parramatta, but local residents have the chance to view fascinating artworks that have made the journey across the seas, as part of a new University of Western Sydney art exhibition called 'From Liberties to Parramatta: Contemporary prints from Ireland'.
Date: 19 Jul 2005
New research could provide a brighter future for babies with hearing impairment.
Date: 19 Jul 2005
A wildlife expert from the University of Western Sydney claims that long wall mining under Sydney's two major rivers could severely compromise water quality and threaten the habitat for the region's largest koala colony.
Date: 14 Jul 2005
The old tradition of the 'curiosity cabinet' is the inspiration behind a new exhibition of works from three of the University of Western Sydney's artists.
Date: 08 Jul 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the psychological effects of the London bombings.
Date: 07 Jul 2005
What possesses a young person to say goodbye to their friends and family and go live in a remote village in another part of the world for months - giving up creature comforts like television, mobile phones, and in some cases, running water?
Date: 06 Jul 2005
A careers market at the University of Western Sydney later this month will help thousands of high school students from Sydney's west and Blue Mountains unravel the mysteries of higher education courses.
Date: 05 Jul 2005
A new book by a University of Western Sydney academic celebrates a significant education milestone - 50 years since the first professors of accounting were appointed at Australian universities.
Date: 01 Jul 2005
Like a scene out of a Hollywood movie, an Australian team of scientists based at the CSIRO's telescopes at Narrabri, Parkes and Mopra will play a role in a $US 330 million NASA Discovery Mission which hopes to reveal the inner secrets of an ancient comet on July 4.
Date: 01 Jul 2005
An Australian International Law academic is about to take up a temporary appointment with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
Date: 30 Jun 2005
The University of Western Sydney has announced some important changes to strengthen its senior management team.
Date: 30 Jun 2005
Retirees are one of Australia's fastest growing age demographics, but how do we ensure the legal rights of these older Australians are being protected?
Date: 27 Jun 2005
A quest to make science and astronomy accessible to young children has taken a former preschool teacher on an amazing journey of discovery.
Date: 22 Jun 2005
The University of Western Sydney is set to tackle some of society's biggest issues, with a series of new research projects that will examine new approaches to preventing sexual assault, the education of our children, and advances in medical technology.
Date: 21 Jun 2005
As over 60 nations come together in Korea this week to debate lifting the ban on commercial whaling, a University of Western Sydney International Law expert offers an insight into the brawling between pro and anti-whaling countries, and comments on the long-term future for the International Whaling Commission.
Date: 20 Jun 2005
Be warned: society's eagerness to scrap older workers is creating a serious health problem for Australia's retired blokes, and risks turning them into bored and prematurely-depressed grumps, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 20 Jun 2005
A careers expo at the University of Western Sydney next week will help thousands of high school students from Sydney's south west unravel the mysteries of higher education courses.
Date: 20 Jun 2005
Social relationships are at the core of human existence and help us establish a sense of place and worth in our own lives. But if new migrants to Australia feel isolated or lonely, then how effectively do they form those vital new relationships?
Date: 17 Jun 2005
Men's health experts at the University of Western Sydney welcome the proposed changes to the child support system announced this week by the Federal Government taskforce set up to examine the issue, saying it will ease the burden on divorced dads and perhaps help reduce Australia's tragic male suicide rate.
Date: 13 Jun 2005
It's a sad fact that most blokes rotate the tyres on their car more often than they talk to their GP about the spare tyre that has started to develop around their middle.
Date: 08 Jun 2005
It's said that a bloke's backyard shed is his refuge, but tucked away in a western Sydney suburb is a neighbourhood shed that's not only providing a place to potter around, it's helping save the lives of men on the brink of suicide and self-harm.
Date: 07 Jun 2005
Sydney has the potential to position itself as a world leader in innovation, simply by using existing resources more effectively, according to a new University of Western Sydney study.
Date: 06 Jun 2005
Urban wastewater applications, anti-cancer drugs and the semen production of honey bees are just a sample of the many research topics to be covered at the University of Western Sydney's Innovation Conference to be held tomorrow, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8.
Date: 03 Jun 2005
A new study will show how Sydney has the potential to become a 'Smart City', by re-thinking its current approach to innovation.
Date: 02 Jun 2005
The University of Western Sydney's Observatory has been selected as a reference point for absolute gravity measurements in a national gravity study to develop accurate 3-D coordinates for scientific mapping, engineering and navigation.
Date: 30 May 2005
MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown campus, in collaboration with the peak body, the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA), has cemented its international reputation in revolutionary speech and language research, winning its bid to organise a prestigious international conference on the subject.
Date: 30 May 2005
The University of Western Sydney will help celebrate the rich history of its links with the Hawkesbury community when it hosts a Hawkesbury Community Expo this September.
Date: 30 May 2005
Tragic events like the Bali bombings, the Waterfall train crash and the tsunami in South-East Asia have positioned Australia as a much-respected world leader in forensic science, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 30 May 2005
A young Penrith girl's life has been made a little easier and lot more fun thanks to the initiative of a science-minded resident with engineering skills.
Date: 26 May 2005
The importance of shyness as a feature of Australian writing and the relationship between literary and social values will be explored in the inaugural lecture of the University of Western Sydney's new Whitlam Chair in Writing and Society.
Date: 25 May 2005
What are the secrets to staying motivated and resilient to adversity in our careers? A free University of Western Sydney seminar next week will help kick-start your career, by providing some practical tips to new graduates and the community.
Date: 24 May 2005
A new master plan for the UWS Campbelltown Campus will dramatically increase the land used for academic purposes from its current 12 ha to a potential 90 ha. This is the same size as the Kensington Campus of the University of NSW.
Date: 19 May 2005
A University of Western Sydney academic has been appointed to the world's most prestigious music education body.
Date: 19 May 2005
With a growing number of elite sportsmen and women admitting they take caffeine tablets to boost their performance, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the ethics and morality of the debate.
Date: 19 May 2005
An Indigenous nursing graduate from the University of Western Sydney will use this year's Reconciliation Week lecture to explain how caring transcends race or colour.
Date: 19 May 2005
Exactly how much money do you need to set you up for your retirement? Planning for your retirement can be an incredibly confusing business: having to deal with up and down interest rates, the myriad of super funds and the complex taxes on investments.
Date: 18 May 2005
When students at Fairfield High School walk into their classrooms today, they may notice a new kid on the block, or a new principal to be more precise. University of Western Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, is set to become the school's 'Principal for a Day'.
Date: 18 May 2005
As devout followers begin holding their overnight vigils outside Australian cinemas in anticipation of the dark, long-awaited final chapter, 'Revenge of the Sith', a University of Western Sydney sociologist offers an insight into why 'Star Wars' and Jediism is much more than popular culture - to many, it's a religion.
Date: 17 May 2005
The Macquarie Fields and Redfern riots, street car races, drive-by shootings among gangs - it seems young people are constantly in the news these days for all the wrong reasons, prompting calls from the public to stand up to juvenile crime and set harsher penalties for young offenders.
Date: 17 May 2005
Two high-profile University of Western Sydney graduates have gone 'back to school' to share their expertise on political public relations with UWS students.
Date: 13 May 2005
The University of Western Sydney welcomes a $25 million funding boost announced in this week's federal budget.
Date: 12 May 2005
A cognitive scientist and a scholar of performance history will join two influential figures in Australian dance to discuss how meaning and thought are communicated through dance.
Date: 11 May 2005
Despite a proud history of working side-by-side with men on the frontline during our country's worst fire disasters, not enough women are making firefighting a full-time career, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 10 May 2005
A University of Western Sydney academic will outline how the memoirs of one of Australia's most controversial anthropologists are helping define a 'sense of place' for central Australian Aborigines at a free public lecture next week.
Date: 10 May 2005
How can we attract more women to firefighting? That's the burning question being asked at Australia's first National Women in Firefighting Forum, to be held Thursday 12-Friday 13 May 2005, in Sydney.
Date: 06 May 2005
For those students who missed out on a place in the university main round offers in January, or those who have recently finished their study and would like to continue their education, extra places are now available at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 May 2005
While many of us assume that heart disease mainly strikes men, the fact is 12,000 Australian women die each year from illnesses like stroke, heart attack and heart failure - that's four and a half times the number of lives claimed by breast cancer.
Date: 04 May 2005
News media and health reporters are invited to the launch of an innovative cardiac rehabilitation program that's helping women recover from heart conditions and giving them back their quality of life.
Date: 04 May 2005
Bankers, fund managers and financial industry representatives are invited to an international financial conference on May 26-27 at The Sebel, Pier One Hotel, Darling Harbour.
Date: 02 May 2005
The University of Western Sydney will join forces with the Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW to hold two free public seminars which aim to give elderly residents in Penrith and their carers a better understanding of the their rights.
Date: 28 Apr 2005
Instead of finger-pointing and blame-shifting in the aftermath of the Macquarie Fields riots, a University of Western Sydney criminologist says politicians, police and the public would do well to simply listen to the residents, some of whom were highlighting simmering social tensions in their neighbourhood over three years ago.
Date: 27 Apr 2005
When a young person tragically attempts suicide or self-harm, it leaves those closest to them searching for answers. The University of Western Sydney is launching a groundbreaking study into the issues surrounding adolescents who attempt to hurt themselves, and the impact these events have on families.
Date: 27 Apr 2005
An environmental health degree at the University of Western Sydney will be the first course to be professionally re-accredited by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health (AEIH), under a newly revised accreditation scheme.
Date: 27 Apr 2005
Respected Western Sydney businessman and community leader, Mr Jim Bosnjak OAM, will receive an Honorary Doctorate tomorrow (Thursday, April 28, 2005) at the University of Western Sydney's autumn graduation ceremony.
Date: 26 Apr 2005
The University of Western Sydney will officially host a 'Sharing our Heritages' reception tonight at the Female Orphan School at Parramatta Campus.
Date: 22 Apr 2005
Almost 5600 University of Western Sydney students are about to embark on the next phase of their personal and professional lives, with the commencement of the UWS Autumn Graduation next week.
Date: 21 Apr 2005
The third stage of a mentoring program which aims to equip young women with the advice, experience and networks they need to make their mark in management will be launched on Friday 22 April.
Date: 20 Apr 2005
The University of Sydney (USYD) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) today signed over intellectual property based on years of ground-breaking research into better anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs to a new company that will be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Date: 19 Apr 2005
Just how much say does the average citizen have in the running of a so-called democracy? Are people's grievances over health services, housing, taxes and transport really listened to, or do their opinions simply fall on bureaucratic deaf ears?
Date: 18 Apr 2005
New research has emphasised the need for a fresh approach to driver education programs, with many young drivers believing it's okay to drive above the speed limit if they have good car handling skills.
Date: 18 Apr 2005
Applying for a course at university can be as confusing and stressful for parents as it is for students, with the pressure of picking a course, counting the cost of a degree, applying for a place, and having a back-up-plan if students miss out.
Date: 15 Apr 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the Federal Government's decision to take in an extra 20,000 skilled migrants in 2005-2006 to address Australia's skilled labour shortage.
Date: 14 Apr 2005
Mother's Day is just around the corner and to mark the event, mums and daughters will be treated to a celebration under the stars at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory, Werrington, on Saturday, May 7, 2005.
Date: 13 Apr 2005
The UWS Board of Trustees has today decided to raise HECS fees by 25% in 2006.
Date: 13 Apr 2005
New infrastructure at the University of Western Sydney is expected to further enhance the reputation of MARCS Auditory Laboratories as one of the world's leading centres for laboratory research in auditory perception, action and communication.
Date: 12 Apr 2005
A prominent Russian scientist from Moscow State Regional University is currently visiting the University of Western Sydney as part of an ongoing research project into nanobiotechnology.
Date: 08 Apr 2005
The new sighting of a feral turtle in a Sydney backyard has prompted a leading herpetologist, Associate Professor Shelley Burgin, to call for an urgent investigation into what could be a destructive army of feral turtles threatening our native ecosystems.
Date: 08 Apr 2005
The Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney has endorsed a bold vision for the University's growth over the next decade.
Date: 08 Apr 2005
The Hon. Justice Greg James of the NSW Supreme Court will visit Campbelltown on Tuesday 19 April to help officially launch the inaugural website of the University of Western Sydney Law Students Association (UWSLSA).
Date: 07 Apr 2005
An insight into a support and guidance program for young people in Sydney's Arabic community has earned a young University of Western Sydney student a national journalism award.
Date: 07 Apr 2005
Modern technology has changed the world, but so far it has failed to replicate the natural instincts of a dog to track a missing person, as students from the University of Western Sydney recently found out.
Date: 06 Apr 2005
While Australian households expel a collective sigh of relief over the Reserve Bank's decision not to lift official interest rates, a leading expert from the University of Western Sydney has warned that our current debt levels have reached alarming levels.
Date: 05 Apr 2005
As the world continues to mourn the passing of Pope John Paul II, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on how his death may affect followers of the Catholic Church.
Date: 05 Apr 2005
Anyone who has had an erupting cold sore knows it becomes the bane of your life as you hide behind your hands and avoid sharing smooches and coffee cups. So, in welcome news to chronic cold sore sufferers, Australian researchers are about to test whether traditional Sheabutter can stop the dreaded virus in its tracks.
Date: 04 Apr 2005
Five postgraduate students from the European Union have joined the new student crowd at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus to investigate agricultural and environmental issues related to organic farming in the Hawkesbury region.
Date: 04 Apr 2005
History lovers of all ages can experience what life was like for the orphans of colonial Sydney as part of this year's Heritage Festival celebrations, 14 April-17 April 2005.
Date: 31 Mar 2005
For Penrith resident, Glenn Wearne, an overseas work placement through the University of Western Sydney's International Co-operative assisted in a major career change.
Date: 28 Mar 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer Mr Steven Freeland for comment on the trial of Schapelle Corby and the Federal Government's involvement in the case.
Date: 22 Mar 2005
Rescuing Western Sydney's dry rainforest is still a top priority for local residents following the success of last year's rainforest project between the Hawkesbury Rainforest Network (HRN) and the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 17 Mar 2005
As the Irish around Sydney toast their ancestry with green clothing and Guinness beer in today's St Patrick's Day celebrations, the significance the Irish played in the city's early development is also being highlighted.
Date: 17 Mar 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on this weekend's by-election in the federal seat of Werriwa, left vacant by the resignation of former Labor leader Mark Latham.
Date: 16 Mar 2005
A recent report reveals dementia is set to become a massive drain on our health services as our population gets older.* Now an international study launched at Bankstown Hospital today will test if thousand-year-old Chinese herbs can slow the progress of this debilitating illness, and provide a low-cost alternative to expensive pharmaceutical drugs.
Date: 15 Mar 2005
While many think of the University of Western Sydney as a relatively young institution that began in 1989, it actually had its beginnings much earlier as three separate Colleges of Advanced Education. A new book celebrates the rich educational legacy of one of those preceding institutions - the Nepean College of Advanced Education.
Date: 15 Mar 2005
News media and health reporters are invited to tomorrow's launch of a clinical trial to investigate whether Chinese medicine can help slow the progress of dementia.
Date: 10 Mar 2005
Senior school students - acting as mentors - could hold the key to reducing the epidemic of bullying in Australian schools, with independent research proving that Peer Support Programs are helping change teen attitudes to the issue.
Date: 08 Mar 2005
The woman behind the restoration of the historic Mamre Homestead has been recognised for her commitment to Greater Western Sydney, in a new University of Western Sydney community award.
Date: 08 Mar 2005
A new book, launched today at the University of Western Sydney, chronicles the unique experiences of one of the Koori community's most respected and prominent Indigenous health educators.
Date: 07 Mar 2005
Former Prime Minister, the Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC, will highlight the social and political advances in Australian women's rights during the past three decades in a special address tomorrow, Tuesday March 8, 2005, at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith (Werrington North) Campus.
Date: 07 Mar 2005
One of Australia's most highly respected judges, Justice Michael Kirby, will speak at a special public symposium being held at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus on Tuesday 15 March 2005 at 6pm.
Date: 06 Mar 2005
An Israeli institution, renowned for its expertise in medical robotics, will send a postgraduate student to the University of Western Sydney's Penrith Campus next week to develop new links with the University's Precision Robotics Research group.
Date: 04 Mar 2005
The Australian dairy industry could become a world-leader in environmentally-sustainable food manufacturing following a million-dollar agreement between two of Australia's leading food science institutions and a French supplier of life science processing solutions.
Date: 04 Mar 2005
Theatre workshops by former 'A Country Practice' star Grant Dodwell and carpentry demonstrations in 'blokes' sheds' will be a top spot for old mates to gather at the Mates Building Communities expo - a special Seniors Week 2005 event for men, at Mary MacKillop Outreach in Lewisham, Sydney on March 18.
Date: 01 Mar 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert perspective on the background to the Macquarie Fields riots, sparked by the deaths of two teenagers during a police pursuit on Friday night.
Date: 01 Mar 2005
One of Australia's leading literary critics, with experience in both the scholarly and commercial aspects of Australian literature, has been chosen to head up a new research group at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Feb 2005
Astrology is big business, and most people will admit to even a mild curiosity in how their star sign might influence their health, work and love life. But if newspapers stopped printing daily horoscopes, would people really notice? And would they stop buying that paper in protest?
Date: 23 Feb 2005
Fathers and sons are invited to a 'boys' night out' with the stars at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory on Saturday, March 5, 2005, Penrith Campus (Werrington North).
Date: 22 Feb 2005
The University of Western Sydney is introducing a university-wide retention program, based on student survey responses, to reduce the number of students who quit before the end of their first year.
Date: 21 Feb 2005
With relief work continuing across South East Asia in the wake of the Asian tsunami, a University of Western Sydney academic has been working with the Maldives' government to rebuild and reshape a school system devastated by the Boxing Day disaster.
Date: 16 Feb 2005
The University of Western Sydney will continue to consult with its staff over a proposal to merge its two smallest colleges, and focus its academic work in 16 schools instead of the current 21 schools.
Date: 16 Feb 2005
The Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney today reviewed the University's financial statements for 2004.
Date: 15 Feb 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer Mr Steven Freeland for comment on the Federal Government's stance on the Kyoto Protocol. Australia and the United States now stand isolated as the only major industrialised nations who remain opposed to the Protocol, which comes into force this Wednesday.
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Invasive weeds, farming and Sydney's urban sprawl are just some of the pressures facing the endangered ecosystem of the Cumberland Plain Woodland, which will be the central topic of a symposium at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus on Wednesday, February 16.
Date: 14 Feb 2005
Can we as a society build a 'resilient' peace that takes into account our personal, organisational, ecological and spiritual needs? This theme will be explored at a postgraduate student conference at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus this week.
Date: 11 Feb 2005
Sydneysiders are being given a rare opportunity to meet one of Britain's most inspiring and renowned new artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Western Sydney and the National Association for the Visual Arts presents an evening with award-winning artist Grayson Perry.
Date: 09 Feb 2005
The people of Darfur could be condemned to another year of brutal killings and human rights abuses unless the United States government throws its support behind the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to a leading international law expert.
Date: 08 Feb 2005
Has exercising for you become not a pain in the neck, but a pain in the foot? Those who suffer from debilitating heel pain may soon have some welcome relief, thanks to new podiatry research being conducted by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 Feb 2005
New undergraduate students will have the chance to make new friends, meet friendly staff and find out about university life before classes commence at the University of Western Sydney's undergraduate orientation on 23, 24 or 25 February 2005.
Date: 07 Feb 2005
Going back to uni can be a challenging experience for some postgraduate students, especially if they've been out in the workforce for several years, or are juggling work and family commitments. This year, the University of Western Sydney is offering a helping hand to assist those higher degree students familiarise themselves with life on campus.
Date: 07 Feb 2005
A delegation from Sabah, Malaysia will visit the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday, February 9, as part of an Australian study tour.
Date: 07 Feb 2005
Community members, scientists and environmental experts will gather at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus for a symposium on Cumberland Plain Woodland, 'The ecology and management of Cumberland Plain habitats' on Wednesday, February 16.
Date: 03 Feb 2005
The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Titan, the largest and most mysterious moon of Saturn, will be a special discussion topic at the next astronomy night at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory in Penrith on February 12.
Date: 02 Feb 2005
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: 31 Jan 2005
It's that time of year again - the time when thousands of four and five year olds across the state pack up their oversized school bags and their lunch boxes, don their uniforms for the first time, and wave goodbye to mum or dad at the gate to attend their first day of school.
Date: 27 Jan 2005
Have you ever checked a phone directory listing or ordered a cab and wished that the automated telephone speech recognition system would respond to your frustration?
Date: 26 Jan 2005
A new research network, which will work to make human-to-machine communication 'more human', will be launched at the University of Western Sydney tomorrow (Thursday, January 27).
Date: 25 Jan 2005
It may seem hard to believe, but new research has found that members of the extremist Islamic group al Qaeda and regular church-going Christians have something in common.
Date: 25 Jan 2005
Have you ever checked a phone directory listing or ordered a cab and wished that the automated telephone speech recognition system would respond to your frustration?
Date: 20 Jan 2005
The University of Western Sydney is set to make around 11,000 main round offers today - by far the biggest student intake of any NSW university this year.
Date: 20 Jan 2005
As the worldwide relief effort continues in the wake of the devastating Asian tsunami, a University of Western Sydney post-traumatic stress expert says those most directly affected are unlikely to receive the support they need to overcome their psychological scars.
Date: 19 Jan 2005
The University of Western Sydney is set to make around 11,000 main round offers today - by far the biggest student intake of any NSW university this year.
Date: 18 Jan 2005
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on today's resignation of Labor leader and Werriwa MP, Mark Latham.
Date: 14 Jan 2005
Elvis has indeed left the building and hitched a train ride on the 'Elvis Express' -- just ask Joanne Strothers and Ashley Harris.
Date: 12 Jan 2005
With over $140 million now pledged in public donations to help the tsunami victims of south-east Asia and scores of our volunteers working on the frontline, what is it about this disaster that has moved so many Australians to answer the call for help? And what's stopped us from responding so generously to other humanitarian crises in the past?
Date: 10 Jan 2005
A new international study of European and Australian heritage will allow postgraduate students from Australia and the European Union to live and study in educational institutions in the northern and southern hemispheres.
Date: 06 Jan 2005
The University of Western Sydney will contribute $10,000 of non-government funds from the Vice-Chancellor's Projects Fund to disaster relief in south-east Asia following last week's tsunamis.
Date: 04 Jan 2005
The University of Western Sydney is offering new scholarships to help its students meet the 'little extra' costs associated with the start of their academic studies.