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Date: 21 Dec 2006
For those seeking expert guidance on getting the best out of their festive season the University of Western Sydney's Associate Professor Geoff Skurray can provide the scientific secrets to selecting a good wine as well as dispel urban myths about hangovers.
Date: 21 Dec 2006
In the wake of a brave new industrial world, Scrooge held many postmodern values that are increasingly seen in today's work places, according to a sociologist from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 19 Dec 2006
The University of Western Sydney has recognised the contributions of its industry, community and government partners from Greater Western Sydney through its annual UWS Regional Partnership Awards.
Date: 18 Dec 2006
Starting uni is an exciting time, but it can also be tough to make ends meet with additional expenses like transport, Internet access or rent. To help, the University of Western Sydney is offering its SmartStart scholarships so students can meet those extra costs.
Date: 12 Dec 2006
Demand to study at the University of Western Sydney is on the rise, with UWS receiving the third-biggest jump in first preferences among NSW and ACT universities for 2007.
Date: 12 Dec 2006
As in life, the death of former dictator Augusto Pinochet still divides Chile, an Australian-Chilean academic says.
Date: 12 Dec 2006
The University of Western Sydney has won a special award from the Mission of Hope, a not-for-profit, Muslim community organisation with a focus on health and community development.
Date: 12 Dec 2006
The University of Western Sydney will welcome Professor Deborah Stevenson as the new Head of the School of Social Sciences in January 2007.
Date: 11 Dec 2006
Results from a new study show that young people want a better understanding of how to negotiate sexual relationships and the opportunity to develop the skills to handle issues like unwanted sex, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Date: 08 Dec 2006
To help prospective students choose their future study options, the University of Western Sydney will hold a Course Decision Day on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 08 Dec 2006
The University of Western Sydney's new Head of the School of Engineering, Professor Brian Uy, has been appointed to the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts.
Date: 07 Dec 2006
The proposed merger between Fairfax Media and Rural Press announced this week may be a prudent financial and strategic move for the two organisations, but it will reduce the diversity of news and opinions - particularly in regional and rural areas of Australia, says media analyst Dr Tim Dwyer.
Date: 05 Dec 2006
While there's no chance that the Reserve Bank of Australia will increase rates before February next year, a University of Western Sydney economist says we are still teetering on the edge of recession.
Date: 04 Dec 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the selection of Mr Kevin Rudd as Labor leader today, and discuss 'where to now?' for the Opposition in the lead up to next year's election.
Date: 04 Dec 2006
The School of Education at the University of Western Sydney has been ranked second in NSW and placed in the top ten nationwide, according to the latest Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research rankings.
Date: 01 Dec 2006
A series of paintings depicting the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback are part of a free art exhibition being held at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus until January 31, 2007.
Date: 30 Nov 2006
As the nation comes to terms with the tragic crash of an Australian military Black Hawk, the University of Western Sydney can offer comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael.
Date: 29 Nov 2006
Dementia expert Professor Susan Mitchell will share her research and expertise with the University of Western Sydney School of Nursing and Sydney area health services in a presentation taking place on Tuesday, December 5 at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 28 Nov 2006
Women have battled for years against stereotypical and sexist portrayals in the mass media. However research shows that men are increasingly the target for negative press.
Date: 28 Nov 2006
Educating future scientists and researchers just became a lot easier thanks to a philanthropic grant awarded to the University of Western Sydney's Dr Vincent Higgins by Agilent Technologies Australia.
Date: 27 Nov 2006
With Christmas less than a month away, the University of Western Sydney Observatory at the Campbelltown campus and the Macarthur Astronomical Society invite you to attend a special evening of stargazing on Friday, December 8 from 8pm to 10pm.
Date: 26 Nov 2006
The health of Greater Western Sydney is in good hands, with the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine receiving the final green light from the Australian Medical Council for its new medical program to start next year.
Date: 22 Nov 2006
Aggressive, "zero tolerance" policing is often hailed as the way to dramatically cut crime in big cities around the world. But it is often misunderstood, and therefore can also compromise citizens' rights, cause police leadership tensions and low officer morale, and lead to mistrust within the community, according to policing experts.
Date: 22 Nov 2006
With Christmas just around the corner, the University of Western Sydney invites you to an evening of stargazing on Friday, December 1 from 8pm to 10pm at the UWS Observatory located on the Penrith campus.
Date: 21 Nov 2006
The mean streets of New York were once notorious for murders, homicides and seedy crimes, but in the last ten years the New York City Police Department has drastically cut crime rates by adopting a revolutionary new approach to policing. But behind the statistics, has it really helped fight crime, and would the same strategies work in Australia?
Date: 21 Nov 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on Ian Thorpe's announcement today that he would quit competitive swimming.
Date: 21 Nov 2006
As Ashes mania takes off this week, a well-known sport sociologist from the University of Western Sydney says it's a perfect time to re-visit relations between the Mother Country and Australia.
Date: 16 Nov 2006
Women are still the world's dominant caregivers but they increasingly fail to care for themselves - with deadly consequences, according to experts presenting at an international health conference this week.
Date: 16 Nov 2006
Many wine buffs say that wine is made in the vineyard and that great wines are the result of the soil and climate. However, a University of Western Sydney wine expert reveals the type of yeast used in winemaking can be just as important as the grape-growing region when it comes to creating a top drop.
Date: 16 Nov 2006
A distinguished migration researcher from the University of Bologna has joined forces with the University of Western Sydney to explore the many social and political dynamics surrounding migration, citizenship and globalisation.
Date: 14 Nov 2006
The unique men's drop-in and referral service in Mt Druitt known as 'The Shed', which assists around 500 men a year, has received a further $460,000 in Commonwealth Government funding.
Date: 14 Nov 2006
You can become an expert in music perception by simply listening to music, according to an international researcher visiting the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Nov 2006
An ongoing study by the University of Western Sydney into the experience and needs of cancer carers has revealed that there are major differences in the way men and women cope with the role of caring for a loved-one with cancer.
Date: 09 Nov 2006
Creating liveable cities and managing growth in existing ones will be of vital importance in the coming years as more people move to urban areas.
Date: 08 Nov 2006
With the Reserve Bank of Australia's announcement today of an interest rate rise of 0.25 per cent, a University of Western Sydney economist believes the economy is heading down the wrong track.
Date: 06 Nov 2006
As the prospect of an interest rate increase looms on the horizon this week, a leading economist from the University of Western Sydney says despite the Reserve Bank of Australia's concerns about excessive inflation, the real threat to Australia's economic prosperity comes from excessive debt.
Date: 06 Nov 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from international law expert, Associate Professor Steven Freeland, on the verdict handed down yesterday in the first trial against former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal found Saddam guilty of crimes against humanity and has sentenced him to death.
Date: 06 Nov 2006
A young Manly entrepreneur who came up with a novel way of protecting mobile phones has won a prestigious MBA scholarship from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 06 Nov 2006
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM to the position of Director, Equity and Diversity.
Date: 06 Nov 2006
An interactive hand washing basin, a playground swing for wheelchair users and a drinking fountain designed for multiple uses, will be among the devices and products on display when University of Western Sydney final year Industrial Design students showcase their major projects this month.
Date: 03 Nov 2006
It's the generation that's said to have it all, but a University of Western Sydney conference is set to explore why politics, culture wars and growing up in a post-September 11 world is making teenagers feel more disaffected and disempowered than ever.
Date: 02 Nov 2006
The ink is barely dry on their last exam results yet one group of University of Western Sydney undergraduates are already finding themselves in demand.
Date: 01 Nov 2006
With recent attention fixed firmly on the problems facing remote Indigenous communities, a University of Western Sydney academic says we shouldn't forget about the issues that threaten to undermine our city-dwelling Aboriginal populations.
Date: 01 Nov 2006
A comprehensive scientific study of outdoor water use has found some water saving ideas could actually be urban myths that are wasting thousands of litres each day.
Date: 01 Nov 2006
The University of Western Sydney invites nominations for its 2007 Women of the West award.
Date: 30 Oct 2006
Almost every aspect of women's health and well-being will be discussed at one of the world's largest gatherings of women's health specialists to be held in Sydney from 16 to 18 November.
Date: 27 Oct 2006
New historical research and declassified ASIO files on Australia's last sedition case in 1960-61 should be considered in the current debate on sedition legislation, according to a University of Western Sydney expert in sedition law, Dr Michael Head.
Date: 27 Oct 2006
A monograph, 'Celebrating Accounting', will be launched to celebrate 30 years of accounting at UWS and its predecessors.
Date: 27 Oct 2006
The University of Western Sydney's College of Business has released a new book which traces 30 years business education at the University and its preceding institutions.
Date: 27 Oct 2006
The University of Western Sydney congratulates Associate Professor Tom Altobelli from the School of Law on his appointment as a Federal Magistrate.
Date: 26 Oct 2006
A study done by the University of Western Sydney has revealed Sydney's public transportation system is failing one-third of its residents and is unable to meet the needs of some of its most disadvantaged people.
Date: 25 Oct 2006
As the community reels from another fatal crash involving P plate drivers, a University of Western Sydney researcher is calling for a change in how we educate young drivers.
Date: 24 Oct 2006
Cultural planning is set to take on a new dimension in Western Sydney when an innovative electronic tool is created to link the region's burgeoning cultural needs with its diverse communities.
Date: 24 Oct 2006
A novel personal coaching program has helped 76 young people from the Macarthur region fine tune their leadership skills through community leadership projects.
Date: 23 Oct 2006
The College of Business at the University of Western Sydney celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Date: 20 Oct 2006
Research that seeks to understand why people embrace home-grown terrorism and finding ways to reduce the number of neonatal deaths in Australia - these are just some of the innovative University of Western Sydney projects to win prestigious Australian Research Council grants.
Date: 20 Oct 2006
A University of Western Sydney senior lecturer has won the 2006 National Archives of Australia (NAA), Margaret George Award for her proposal to produce a history of the voluntary sector in Australia after 1945.
Date: 20 Oct 2006
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew Cheetham to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Date: 19 Oct 2006
Coming from a life of war, torture and violence, Sudanese children often have little chance to attend school, let alone pick up a pen or read a book. A new initiative by the University of Western Sydney aims to improve literacy in the Sudanese community and help boost their chances in life.
Date: 17 Oct 2006
Eminent academic Professor Phillip O'Neill has joined the ranks of the University of Western Sydney as the Director of the new Urban Research Centre.
Date: 17 Oct 2006
A four-person team of students from the University of Western Sydney School of Management has won the Intervarsity Mock Arbitration competition for the first time.
Date: 16 Oct 2006
Sometimes in order to see the big picture you need to need to be able to probe at the microscopic level. High tech imaging is a frontier of science that has the potential to accelerate discovery, but it is being under utilised according to a leading researcher at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 16 Oct 2006
Native Australian animals thought by many to be long extinct could be living in our midst without us being aware of their presence.
Date: 11 Oct 2006
The University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine has unveiled details of its innovative five-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, set to start next year.
Date: 10 Oct 2006
Five years on from Tampa and children overboard, the issue of border protection and immigration detention remains as controversial as ever. But what do our immigration policies and attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers say about us as a nation?
Date: 09 Oct 2006
Australian native bees are buzzing around your garden and the bush, but their European honeybee cousins tend to get all the attention. However, this could soon change as scientists at the University of Western Sydney uncover the insects' hidden talents that may save them from extinction and even get them a free ride into outer space.
Date: 09 Oct 2006
As the $8 billion T3 float gathers momentum, a University of Western Sydney economist says getting Telstra out of Government hands may be the best outcome for Australian telecommunications.
Date: 09 Oct 2006
The power and beauty of two of nature's elements - the wind and the sun - are the inspiration behind the artworks which have taken out the University of Western Sydney's Acquisitive Sculpture Prize for 2006.
Date: 05 Oct 2006
Indigenous astronomy, man's search for extra-terrestrial life and other big questions about how the universe came into being are just some of the issues tackled in a new book 'Australian Backyard Astronomy' by University of Western Sydney astrophysicist, Dr Ragbir Bhathal.
Date: 05 Oct 2006
Almost 90 per cent of the food items found in our supermarkets contain some kind of additive. Yet most of us don't know what they are, why they are there and their effect on our bodies.
Date: 04 Oct 2006
Innovative research that harnesses maths and biology could help predict which infectious strains of disease have the potential to go global and become epidemics.
Date: 29 Sep 2006
A delicate fish tail rising from a lake, a striking wind-controlled spire, and a series of female figures dressed in traditional chadors - these are some of the inspiring sculptures on display as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2006 UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition, 6-22 October at the Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 28 Sep 2006
Interactive human-faced machines being developed at the University of Western Sydney are bringing the personal touch to technology which in the future could lead to computer companions caring for us.
Date: 28 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney is reviewing its contemporary art and performance programs in order to make them financially sustainable.
Date: 27 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to welcome Professor Michael McDaniel as the new Dean, Indigenous Education.
Date: 26 Sep 2006
The excitement and enthusiasm that spring creates will be heightened this week as the University of Western Sydney comes alive with flowing gowns and colourful caps at the 2006 Spring Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 26 Sep 2006
Australia's economy may well be still experiencing its longest growth period in a century, but how much credit should be directed at the Howard Government for creating and sustaining these prosperous times?
Date: 26 Sep 2006
The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, will officially open the University of Western Sydney's new $21.5m teaching building at the Parramatta campus.
Date: 25 Sep 2006
What do Adam Spencer, Jamie Durie, Dick Smith, Peter Garrett, and Steve Fossett have in common? They've all contributed to the rich history of Australia's scouting movement.
Date: 25 Sep 2006
Having a baby or caring for a sick child can be an anxious time for any parent, but a new report reveals it can be particularly difficult for families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Date: 22 Sep 2006
The continuing high number of workers dying or being injured on Australian construction sites demands a new approach to workplace safety, according to the co-author of new national safety guidelines.
Date: 22 Sep 2006
In a world-first, performance will meet science when dancers step into the spotlight of an intense week-long investigation by a team of cognitive science researchers.
Date: 21 Sep 2006
It's enough to make a die-hard footy fan weep into their beer. Sex scandals, a global playing field and media baron tug-o-wars threaten to relegate the once mighty game of rugby league to the permanent wooden spoon position behind Australia's other football codes, according to a University of Western Sydney sports expert.
Date: 20 Sep 2006
What do Adam Spencer, Jamie Durie, Dick Smith, Peter Garrett, and Steve Fossett have in common? They've all contributed to the rich history of Australia's scouting movement.
Date: 19 Sep 2006
With fans gearing up for the NRL finals, a University of Western Sydney expert is set to examine the future of the once mighty rugby league in the face of stiff competition from other football codes.
Date: 19 Sep 2006
A new DVD to promote teaching through drama will be launched next week by the University of Western Sydney to mark the 30th anniversary of the UWS School of Marketing.
Date: 15 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney has announced Professor Nancy Wright will be the new Head of the School of Humanities and Languages from mid November 2006.
Date: 14 Sep 2006
Whether you want to build on your professional skills or shift your career into top gear, the UWS postgraduate information evening will give you the chance to discover the broad range of career-oriented courses and innovative research programs offered at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Sep 2006
The true experiences of new mums are being revealed in a unique study that looks past the popular modern image of women giving birth without suffering post natal problems.
Date: 12 Sep 2006
Internationally renowned cultural scholar Professor Meaghan Morris has joined the ranks of the Centre for Cultural Research (CCR) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 12 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Steve Wilson as the Head of the School of Education within the College of Arts.
Date: 12 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney has announced Associate Professor Mark Wiggins will be the new Head of the School of Psychology from 1st January 2007.
Date: 11 Sep 2006
As we remember the fifth anniversary of September 11, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the psychological impact of terrorism, and the broader cultural significance of the tragedy - a time when 'everything changed'.
Date: 11 Sep 2006
Five years on from September 11, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on how the anniversary is likely to affect those who lost loved ones in the tragedy and how it will impact on people around the world.
Date: 08 Sep 2006
A blue print for reducing male suicide will be launched by Professor John Macdonald, from the University of Western Sydney, at an event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September in Sydney.
Date: 07 Sep 2006
The University of Western Sydney has decided to provide funding in 2007 for a range of essential student services on campus.
Date: 05 Sep 2006
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: 31 Aug 2006
As we celebrate this Sunday the contribution fathers have made to our lives, a University of Western Sydney men's health expert is calling for more services to help dads.
Date: 25 Aug 2006
The University of Western Sydney has announced Professor Gregory Kolt will be the new Head of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences from December 2006.
Date: 25 Aug 2006
The University of Western Sydney will welcome Professor Brian Uy as the new Head for the School of Engineering in early 2007.
Date: 24 Aug 2006
With Literacy Week around the corner, celebrated international children's author Anthony Horowitz is set to help 1610 school students from Sydney's south-west break the Australian record for reading aloud.
Date: 22 Aug 2006
The use of outer space impacts on a wide range of Governmental and private commercial activities. Many activities in space affect everyday life - including telecommunications, direct satellite broadcasts, weather forecasting, agricultural planning, mapping, remote sensing, spying and other military activities, exploration and scientific experimentation. The use of space represents a multi-billion dollar industry.
Date: 21 Aug 2006
A climatic time machine has been built at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus to mimic a world facing new environmental conditions.
Date: 21 Aug 2006
New research to halve water use on farms in Western Sydney will see technology trialled to decrease runoff and evaporation.
Date: 18 Aug 2006
Straight from the pages of a sci-fi novel, UWS has been awarded its largest ever research grant to embark on a quest to develop a 'thinking head' - a breakthrough computer system that can learn from humans and will lead to advances in everything from hearing aids to mobile phones and video games.
Date: 14 Aug 2006
As a ceasefire finally takes effect between Lebanon and Israel today, people struggling to comprehend the ongoing tension may wish they could access Al-Jazeera - one of the world's best known Arab satellite television stations.
Date: 11 Aug 2006
With Al-Jazeera International due to launch in Australia in November, a visiting scholar to the University of Western Sydney believes many Australians are craving a different view of Middle Eastern events.
Date: 09 Aug 2006
Participants are needed for a University of Western Sydney study that's testing if simple leg stretches can help reduce the risk of foot ulcers brought on by diabetes.
Date: 08 Aug 2006
The M4 motorway - it's one of the most important roads in Sydney, a major artery carrying thousands of cars and trucks every day back and forth between the inner west and the sprawling suburbs that lie beyond the city's fringe.
Date: 03 Aug 2006
Do you want to know which direction to take with your studies? Are you keen to accelerate your career? You'll find all roads lead to UWS when the University of Western Sydney holds its Open Day on Sunday 20 August 2006 at the Parramatta Campus, 10am-2pm.
Date: 02 Aug 2006
The latest interest rate rise from the Reserve Bank of Australia may hurt a lot of people but if it draws back spending and borrowing then it could prevent future pain, according to a leading expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 01 Aug 2006
Clean tap water could be a simple, cheap and effective way to cleanse wounds according to a recent study by the University of Western Sydney and Sydney South West Area Health Service.
Date: 31 Jul 2006
Bananas and petrol worries are just a furphy when it comes to the question of the next rate rise - it's ever-rising debts levels that will test the watchful stance of the Reserve Bank of Australia, according to a leading expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Jul 2006
While witnessing horrific crimes and reporting of disturbing events might be considered just part of an average day for a journalist, a new study from the University of Western Sydney is set to examine the psychological impact of this work.
Date: 27 Jul 2006
A groundbreaking new teacher training initiative may hold the key to boosting teacher retention rates in South Western Sydney.
Date: 27 Jul 2006
Months of planning and consultations with some of the brightest and most influential minds in Australian agriculture will culminate with the launch of a new agriculture course at the Hawkesbury Campus of the University of Western Sydney in 2007.
Date: 26 Jul 2006
It might be about more jobs and increased productivity, but Australia's sweeping industrial relations reforms could also create lots of unhappy workers and lead to more violence in the workplace, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 19 Jul 2006
An ageing population and the increasing number of people living at home with chronic illnesses are placing increasing demands on Australia's community nursing resources.
Date: 19 Jul 2006
Respected legal expert Professor Michael Adams is set to join the University of Western Sydney's College of Business as its new Head of the School of Law.
Date: 18 Jul 2006
The University of Western Sydney has been allocated an extra 15 Commonwealth-funded student places for its new School of Medicine.
Date: 18 Jul 2006
The threats facing the last remnants of Cumberland Plain Woodlands around Sydney and how science may save these habitats will be discussed in a symposium at the University of Western Sydney on Wednesday 19 July.
Date: 17 Jul 2006
The science of music perception will be discussed at a two day workshop to be held at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown Campus on 17 and 18 July 2006.
Date: 17 Jul 2006
Acclaimed contemporary musicians Professor Michael Atherton and Dr Garth Paine from the University of Western Sydney, were recently selected as one of 20 acts to perform at an international conference held at the Pompidou Arts Centre, Paris.
Date: 17 Jul 2006
The often unrecognised contribution of women in war has inspired a new book by Dr Melanie Oppenheimer, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 17 Jul 2006
It's known for its beautiful beaches and iconic ferries and now researchers at the University of Western Sydney are developing a new plan to help one of Sydney's most popular tourist destinations, Manly, cope with the effects of tourism.
Date: 17 Jul 2006
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Graydon Davison as the new Head of the School of Management within the College of Business.
Date: 13 Jul 2006
As the Federal Government prepares to announce new media ownership laws, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from media analyst Dr Tim Dwyer, a lecturer in Media Policy and Research in the School of Communication Arts.
Date: 13 Jul 2006
NSW Premier Morris Iemma today announced a new partnership with the University of Western Sydney to train more 'home-grown' doctors, obstetricians and mental health specialists for the State's hospitals.
Date: 12 Jul 2006
Prominent academic Associate Professor Robyn McGuiggan has been appointed as the new Executive Dean of the College of Business at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 11 Jul 2006
A disturbing new study by the University of Western Sydney has found the emotional scarring caused by schoolyard bullying is equivalent to the psychological damage caused by child abuse.
Date: 10 Jul 2006
Western Sydney residents have become inventive when it comes to saving water, research led by the University of Western Sydney has found.
Date: 09 Jul 2006
With diabetes considered the fastest growing non-infectious disease in the world, Australian researchers are set to explore why young people find it a challenge to manage their type 1 diabetes during their adolescent years.
Date: 04 Jul 2006
Balancing full time work with caring for a chronically ill child can be exhausting for parents. A new national study by the University of Western Sydney is set to uncover how these carers cope, and what can be done to lighten their load.
Date: 30 Jun 2006
A cohort of academics from the University of Western Sydney's School of Education will visit Chile during July as part of a Harvard University seminar on early childhood education, following a special invitation from the Chilean Ministry of Education.
Date: 30 Jun 2006
Construction is underway on the University of Western Sydney's $52 million state-of-the-art School of Medicine teaching and research facility at the Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 29 Jun 2006
Separated parents will be more involved in joint parenting when new family law changes are introduced across Australia on Saturday, July 1, 2006.
Date: 24 Jun 2006
C-sections, amniocentesis, spinal blocks, CVS testing - having a baby might be one of the most natural things in the world, but a University of Western Sydney conference will explore why growing numbers of Australian women want modern medicine to intervene in the 'risky business' of childbirth.
Date: 22 Jun 2006
Women are being sold the idea that their bodies are biologically faulty and they need medication for PMS, post-natal depression and menopausal outbursts when in fact the pressures of being 'superwoman' are more likely to blame, says a leading expert.
Date: 21 Jun 2006
Professor Rhonda Griffiths from the University of Western Sydney's School of Nursing has been named as a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Date: 21 Jun 2006
Local government and community representatives will converge on the Parramatta Campus at the University of Western Sydney tomorrow to discuss cultural development opportunities for the Greater Western Sydney region.
Date: 18 Jun 2006
As the Socceroos prepare to take on the formidable force of Brazil in a game that could decide their World Cup fate, a leading sports psychologist says they will need to be prepared to cope if there's an early goal rush from the five-time world champions.
Date: 15 Jun 2006
The world's whale population could be facing an environmental and ecological catastrophe if the prevailing stalemate between the anti-whaling and pro-whaling countries continues, according to an international law specialist at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 14 Jun 2006
Assailed on various sides by television news and current affairs and tabloids, broadsheet newspapers around the world are facing greater 'tabloidisation' as they enter their autumn years, according to Professor David Rowe, Director of the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Cultural Research.
Date: 13 Jun 2006
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have begun a project to define what makes an effective higher education leader.
Date: 12 Jun 2006
The humble coaster which saves furniture from frosty drinks is about to save blokes from becoming another health statistic. Thousands of paper coasters carrying health messages have been distributed around Australia as part of International Men's Health Week.
Date: 12 Jun 2006
As men from around the globe gather to play and watch the World Cup another global men's event is shaping up. The University of Western Sydney is calling for Australian males to get off the sidelines and celebrate International Men's Health Week, 12-18 June.
Date: 07 Jun 2006
With Australia being granted a rare seat for the world game's favourite festival, a well-known sport sociologist from the University of Western Sydney says the World Cup is a mega-media global sports event that provides the perfect chance to explore contemporary society and culture.
Date: 06 Jun 2006
Eminent academic Professor Beryl Hesketh is set to join the University of Western Sydney as the new Executive Dean of the College of Health and Science.
Date: 29 May 2006
Christine Foreshew will give this year's University of Western Sydney Yarramundi Lecture on Wednesday 31 May, to mark National Reconciliation Week.
Date: 29 May 2006
As men from around the globe gather to play and watch the World Cup another global men's event is shaping up. The University of Western Sydney is calling for Australian males to get off the sidelines and celebrate International Men's Health Week, 12-18 June.
Date: 25 May 2006
Some of Australia's most respected artists are hard at work, hammering, welding and chiselling away at their entries for this year's University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition, to be held 6-22 October.
Date: 24 May 2006
Despite headlines of violent behaviour in Australian towns, most men, including Indigenous males are caring members of society, says an expert in men's health at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 22 May 2006
An inspirational documentary which chronicles the unique journey of an Indigenous choir from their home in remote Central Australia to a performance at the Sydney Opera House will screen on ABC Television on Sunday 28 May.
Date: 19 May 2006
Ways to reduce the impact of extreme climatic events on agriculture will be discussed by a senior Indian government scientist during a visit to the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 17 May 2006
The Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney has approved the University's financial statements for 2005.
Date: 17 May 2006
An innovative project has put a University of Western Sydney student on the shortlist for the prestigious Australian Design Awards to be announced on Friday 19 May.
Date: 11 May 2006
International Nurses Day on 12 May will be a time of celebration for Nurse Practitioners, as they mark their fifth anniversary in Australia's health care system says a UWS nursing expert.
Date: 10 May 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer comment from political expert Dr David Burchell on the Federal Government's 'family-friendly' budget - how it might play out in the polls and go down with voters.
Date: 10 May 2006
A team of researchers from the University of Western Sydney have been challenging students from Curran Public School to make their school a better place.
Date: 09 May 2006
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment on the budget.
Date: 09 May 2006
As all eyes focus on the 2006 federal budget, a leading economist from the University of Western Sydney says it is more important than ever that the budget switch emphasis from surpluses to infrastructure spending.
Date: 09 May 2006
The University of Western Sydney's mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, says the miraculous rescue of Tasmanian miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell is sure to bring mixed feelings for the pair - immense elation, tinged with sadness for a lost mate - and helping them through this next phase is an important part of their recovery.
Date: 08 May 2006
If Australian businesses are keen to make their mark in the competitive new markets of Latin America, then embracing the spirit of the Aussie larrikin may be the answer.
Date: 08 May 2006
It's known for its beautiful beaches and iconic ferries and now researchers at the University of Western Sydney are developing a new plan to help one of Sydney's most popular tourist destinations, Manly, cope with the effects of tourism.
Date: 08 May 2006
Mums and daughters are invited to a special evening at the University of Western Sydney Observatory on the Penrith Campus on Saturday 20 May 2006.
Date: 05 May 2006
The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, has unveiled a plaque to signify the start of stage one construction of the University's $52 million School of Medicine building.
Date: 02 May 2006
A University of Western Sydney men's health expert challenges the popular perception that all suicides are the result of mental illness. Speaking at the first National Forum on Men and Suicide today in Sydney, Professor John Macdonald, Co-director of the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre says we have not had the courage as a country to look at the factors in our society which are pushing people along the road to suicide.
Date: 02 May 2006
Internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael from the University of Western Sydney, says there will be mixed feelings of grief and joy being felt by the community of Beaconsfield in the wake of the mine disaster.
Date: 01 May 2006
Inflation, now at 3 per cent, is at the upper end of the Reserve Bank of Australia's target range, but a leading expert from the University of Western Sydney says the RBA definitely should not 'hit the brakes' on inflation.
Date: 01 May 2006
Media are notified of a visit by the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon. Julie Bishop, to the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus on Tuesday 2 May at 10.30am.
Date: 01 May 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith, the free thinking economist, diplomat and teacher, died yesterday at a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, aged 97. University of Western Sydney economist, Associate Professor Steve Keen, is available for media comment about Professor Galbraith's life and contributions to society.
Date: 28 Apr 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from Port Arthur grief counsellor and post-traumatic stress expert, Mr David Mutton, about the 10th anniversary of the massacre, and its emotional impact on families, loved ones and the community.
Date: 27 Apr 2006
The University of Western Sydney welcomes a new Director to head up the University's Centre for Cultural Research (CCR) - media and popular culture expert, Professor David Rowe.
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Madonna made those little red Kabbalah bracelets cool for five minutes, and Tom Cruise talked up Scientology, but Buddhism firmly remains the religion du jour for Westerners looking for respite from a greedy, violent and stressed out world, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Professor David Rowe, Director of the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney, says soccer fans should give a red card to the new multi-million dollar pay TV rights deal between Football Federation Australia and FoxSports.
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Former federal education minister and one of Australia's most respected educationalists, the Hon. Sir John Carrick, KCMG, will receive an honorary doctorate tomorrow from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Respected educator Dr Anne Benjamin will receive an Honorary Fellowship tomorrow from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 26 Apr 2006
Respected western Sydney community leader and former Mayor of Campbelltown City Council Meg Oates will receive an Honorary Fellowship tomorrow from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Apr 2006
Every Anzac Day we honour those who served our country, but there's one group we are yet to take our hats off to - the feisty women who worked as firefighters in Australia and New Zealand during World War II.
Date: 21 Apr 2006
It used to be reds under the bed, but a visiting scholar to the University of Western Sydney says post Iron Curtain and September 11 we've seen right-wing political leaders and intellectuals cultivate a new enemy, and open up the cultural fault lines between the West and Islam.
Date: 20 Apr 2006
Autumn signifies many things, but to the students who graduate from the University of Western Sydney this April, it represents the formal end of tertiary study and the beginning of a new life-long educational journey.
Date: 19 Apr 2006
We hear a lot of talk nowadays about the relationship between culture and citizenship - a 'clash of civilisations'. But is it an acute explanation of what's going on in the world at the moment, or just reactionary rhetoric?
Date: 13 Apr 2006
Support for children with cerebral palsy (CP) is set to receive a major boost with the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and The Spastic Centre announcing plans to develop a disability learning centre in western Sydney.
Date: 11 Apr 2006
University of Western Sydney researchers would like to hear the pastoral care experiences of the elderly, their families and the people who are delivering the service to the community. The information will be used in the first detailed study of services that tend the spiritual needs of older Australians.
Date: 11 Apr 2006
While there is welcome news divorced dads in Australia are playing a bigger role in raising their children, a leading expert says for the revolution to continue, men will need ongoing financial and social support.
Date: 05 Apr 2006
An elder law specialist is calling for the creation of specialist legal centres for seniors to help prevent the growing problem of financial abuse of older people.
Date: 05 Apr 2006
A recent national survey has rated the UWS Contact Service Centre Australia's best university call centre.
Date: 04 Apr 2006
Leading experts in boys' education from the University of Western Sydney will take part in a conference this week which aims to provide Sydney teachers with a range of skills and strategies to help motivate and engage boys in the classroom.
Date: 03 Apr 2006
A groundbreaking new electronic keyboard which is 18cm tall, weighs less than a kilogram and can be strapped to a forearm is set to revolutionise the design of musical instruments.
Date: 30 Mar 2006
Everyone from farmers to office workers look to the sky for clues for when to plant or what to wear. For these budding city and country forecasters, UWS and the Bureau of Meteorology will run free weather workshops which will teach how to better read the signs.
Date: 29 Mar 2006
A half-day conference being held at the University of Western Sydney next week is set to explore the meaning of traumatic natural events and the connections between spirituality and psychological health outcomes.
Date: 28 Mar 2006
An industrial relations expert from the University of Western Sydney believes the pay rise for Queensland childcare workers is well overdue and says there is no reason for child care costs to increase as result.
Date: 27 Mar 2006
While 'productivity' is the buzz word behind the Government's new industrial relations reforms that take effect today, industrial relations analyst Dr Michael Lyons, from the University of Western Sydney's School of Management, believes it is likely that workplace reforms would reduce productivity growth and result in smaller pay rises for low income earners.
Date: 23 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, about the grief being felt by the people of North Queensland in the wake of devastating Cyclone Larry.
Date: 23 Mar 2006
A series of stunning oil paintings and watercolours which reflect our worship of water, the cycle of life and journeys across the sea form a new University of Western Sydney art exhibition titled 'At the Water's Edge'.
Date: 22 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney will bring the arts and sciences together for a heavenly musical performance under the stars at the Observatory on the Penrith Campus.
Date: 22 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney is poised to tap into the booming Indian economy when an agreement is signed this Friday between the University and the Technology Development Centre (TDC) of Hyderabad.
Date: 20 Mar 2006
What are the implications for civil liberties in the light of the recent anti-terrorism legislation introduced by the federal and state governments? Is the drive for people to feel safer turning Australia into a police state?
Date: 16 Mar 2006
With Australia's media industry on alert following the Federal Government's release of its reform blueprint to relax media ownership laws, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from media analyst Dr Tim Dwyer, a lecturer in Media Policy and Research at the UWS School of Communication Arts.
Date: 16 Mar 2006
In a first for an Australian university, the University of Western Sydney is using a series of inspirational 'feel good' splash ads to attract a new breed of senior managers to the organisation.
Date: 16 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney has gained an extra $6m from the Federal Government in 2006 after successfully complying with the first stage of the new Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRR).
Date: 10 Mar 2006
Individuals with chronic, moderate tinnitus do more poorly on demanding working memory and attention tests than those without tinnitus, according to research conducted at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 09 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney celebrated International Women's Day on March 8 with the announcement of the 'Women of the West' winners for 2006 at a special community event held at Penrith Campus (Werrington North).
Date: 08 Mar 2006
Boys and girls would learn better if schools paid more attention to men's voices and employed more male teachers, according to a University of Western Sydney boys' education expert.
Date: 07 Mar 2006
The University of Western Sydney has been recognised as an 'Employer of Choice for Women' in 2006 by the Federal Government.
Date: 06 Mar 2006
When it comes to gaining an education for the real world, UWS academic Belinda Mericourt believes in practicing what she teaches.
Date: 02 Mar 2006
The extraordinary experiences of two Australian teachers who attended the Space Academy in the USA will be the topic of a presentation at the UWS Observatory on the Penrith Campus.
Date: 24 Feb 2006
Cosmetic surgery and makeovers will be the hot topics at a free symposium, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus on Friday, 24 February, 2006.
Date: 23 Feb 2006
UWS senior lecturer and researcher Robyn Stacey has joined the nation's peak arts body, The Australia Council for the Arts.
Date: 22 Feb 2006
A new era in Sydney television began this week when the city's sixth free TV channel started screening a full schedule of programs for the first time.
Date: 22 Feb 2006
Members of the local community are invited to attend the 2006 International Women's Day celebrations on Wednesday, March 8 at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 21 Feb 2006
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, calculating the cost of a degree, applying for a place, and having a back-up-plan if students miss out.
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Fathers and sons are invited to a 'boys' night out' with the stars at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory on Saturday, March 4, 2006.
Date: 21 Feb 2006
University of Western Sydney marketing students have the chance to work on corporate projects with Western Sydney companies thanks to a new relationship program being developed by the UWS School of Marketing.
Date: 21 Feb 2006
While recent events in Indonesia have galvanised the nation's interest in the plight of Australians who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in other countries, a leading academic says we must be equally vigilant about Australians who remain in detention under far less public scrutiny.
Date: 17 Feb 2006
Local Parramatta media representatives are invited to celebrate the 'topping out' of the University of Western Sydney's new $21.5m state-of-the-art teaching building on its Parramatta campus on Tuesday 21 February 2006 at 10.30am.
Date: 15 Feb 2006
A groundbreaking new health manual holds the key to improving the prognosis and quality of life for women with heart disease.
Date: 14 Feb 2006
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, calculating the cost of a degree, applying for a place, and having a back-up-plan if students miss out.
Date: 14 Feb 2006
A groundbreaking new health manual being launched today holds the key to improving the prognosis and quality of life for women with heart disease.
Date: 14 Feb 2006
For three days world leading computing & information systems experts will call Western Sydney home. Over 100 delegates will meet at the International Conference on Information Management and Business (IMB) from 14 February to 16 February 2006 at Parramatta.
Date: 09 Feb 2006
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, calculating the cost of a degree, applying for a place, and having a back-up-plan if students miss out.
Date: 08 Feb 2006
A project led by a researcher from the University of Western Sydney has found that music therapy can help sick babies in intensive care maintain normal behavioural development, making them less irritable, upset and less likely to cry.
Date: 08 Feb 2006
Being Deaf or hearing impaired need not be a hurdle when it comes to undertaking university or TAFE study, or taking on an apprenticeship.
Date: 08 Feb 2006
News media and health reporters are invited to a special Valentine's Day launch of a manual to help health professionals provide better care for women's hearts.
Date: 02 Feb 2006
The University of Western Sydney has unveiled plans for its world-class medical education and research building - set to house Greater Western Sydney's newest trainee doctors from 2007.
Date: 01 Feb 2006
The University of Western Sydney is recruiting women for a project which will help expose the emotional impact on young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Date: 01 Feb 2006
The new links of the M7 to the M2, M4 and M5 are offering UWS students fast and easy access to business courses with a range of business subjects now concentrated at the University of Western Sydney's Blacktown, Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses.
Date: 30 Jan 2006
Media are invited to attend the official naming ceremony for the Ian Stone AeIMS Research Laboratory at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 30 Jan 2006
As thousands of kids from across NSW don their uniforms and over-sized backpacks ready for their first big day of school, a leading expert has called on parents to be optismistic for their kids as they farewell them at the school gate.
Date: 24 Jan 2006
Next week thousands of kids from across NSW will don their uniforms and over-sized backpacks ready for their first big day of kindergarten.
Date: 20 Jan 2006
Main round university offers are out, but perhaps you didn't get what you're looking for. Relax - the University of Western Sydney has opportunities for study still available in many of its course areas, which means it's not too late to go places with UWS.
Date: 19 Jan 2006
The wait is over for thousands of uni hopefuls, with the University of Western Sydney making just over 10,000 main round offers today - the largest number of offers from any university in NSW and the ACT.
Date: 11 Jan 2006
A cancer diagnosis can be a devastating experience for the person concerned, but for families and loved ones, who later become the primary source of support and care, it can be a stressful, life changing experience. A unique new study will explore the individual experiences of these unsung heroes and identify the support services they need.
Date: 04 Jan 2006
A University of Western Sydney agriculture student has been awarded an international fellowship to visit the heart of US beef country, Texas.