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Date: 12 Dec 2007
With the increasing rates of caesarean sections and early inductions of labour, a researcher from the University of Western Sydney is encouraging Australian women to have more trust in their bodies and to consider other birthing options.
Date: 12 Dec 2007
Once the Bali conference on climate change is over, the biggest challenge for Australia will be to set emissions targets sooner, rather than later, or face the prospect of regional 'environmental refugees' in the future, says UWS International Law expert, Associate Professor Steven Freeland.
Date: 10 Dec 2007
The link between obesity and eating disorders will be the focus of a leading mental health expert's address at the Childhood Obesity Summit on 11 December at the Crowne Plaza, Darling Harbour.
Date: 10 Dec 2007
The University of Western Sydney has recognised the outstanding contributions of its community, industry and government partners from across Greater Western Sydney at its annual Regional Partnership Awards ceremony.
Date: 06 Dec 2007
Over 200 researchers are gathering in Sydney this week to exchange ideas on topics as diverse as music cognition, on line communities and the forensics of speech.
Date: 05 Dec 2007
Eighty to 90 per cent of new mothers start breastfeeding when their baby is first born because they are aware of the enormous benefits of breastmilk, however 25 per cent of new mothers will have stopped breastfeeding by the time their baby is six weeks old. Why?
Date: 05 Dec 2007
The University of Western Sydney can provide expert media comment from international law expert, Associate Professor Steven Freeland, on the Rudd Government's recent ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
Date: 04 Dec 2007
To help prospective students make the right decision about their future study and career options, the University of Western Sydney will hold a Course Decision Day on January 2, 2008 at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 04 Dec 2007
Over 200 researchers are gathering in Sydney this week to exchange ideas on topics as diverse as music cognition, on line communities and the forensics of speech.
Date: 03 Dec 2007
On Friday 7 December 2007, the University of Western Sydney will celebrate twenty years since the graduation of its first Interpreting and Translation students with the launch of a new Interpreting and Translation Alumni Network.
Date: 29 Nov 2007
The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the peak professional body for management educators, researchers and business practitioners is holding its 21st annual conference in Sydney from December 4 to 7 at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel.
Date: 28 Nov 2007
A University of Western Sydney project is helping Indigenous students from the Macarthur region adjust to the changing profile of their community.
Date: 28 Nov 2007
Come and join the astronomers at UWS Observatory for the end of the year Christmas Astronomy Night to be held on Friday 7 December 2007 from 8pm to 10pm.
Date: 27 Nov 2007
As the Equine Influenza inquiry continues to investigate how the outbreak occurred, the University of Western Sydney has launched a survey to determine the psychological, social and emotional impact the disease is having on the community.
Date: 27 Nov 2007
Tackling the unique challenges of living in Australian remote and rural communities through better design is the focus of this year's University of Western Sydney industrial design student exhibition at Customs House on Circular Quay.
Date: 26 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney has congratulated the new Labor Government on winning office.
Date: 26 Nov 2007
The outcomes of a University of Western Sydney project, which encouraged school children from south-west Sydney to research and explore what it means to live harmoniously with people of other cultures, will soon be available as an informative manual and DVD.
Date: 26 Nov 2007
Industrial Design students from the University of Western Sydney will showcase their cutting edge designs at the annual WideVision graduate exhibition at Customs House on the Sydney Harbour foreshore on Tuesday 27 November.
Date: 26 Nov 2007
Students of graphic design, photography, illustration, animation, media arts and interactive media will be on hand to discuss their diverse and creative works on Tuesday 27 November from 6 to 9pm at their graduation show 'Play' at Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.
Date: 21 Nov 2007
Students from the School of Communication Arts at UWS have been busily preparing for their end of year show, when all their hard work will culminate in the celebration of a dynamic array of music, performance, fine arts and electronic arts.
Date: 19 Nov 2007
While Kevin Rudd and John Howard debate the policies that they say will provide for a prosperous and secure future, Australians should be aware that new policies and different governments may have no effect on our economic growth and security at all, and that our economic success or failure depends more on global factors and luck than local policies.
Date: 19 Nov 2007
The NSW Premier, Morris Iemma, has announced funding for a new Joint Chair in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the University of Western Sydney and The University of Sydney.
Date: 16 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney will protect an area of approximately 8 hectares of endangered forest plus an environmentally sensitive riparian corridor from development under the new University master plan for its Penrith Campus.
Date: 16 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed today's announcement by the Federal Member for Macarthur, Pat Farmer, of $6m in funding toward a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine at the UWS Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 15 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney invites nominations for its 2008 Women of the West Award.
Date: 12 Nov 2007
During 2007 the University of Western Sydney conducted an innovative project to help build bridges between students from different cultures in Sydney's south west.
Date: 08 Nov 2007
As the nation's politicians debate their environmental credentials, the University of Western Sydney can offer comment from academics researching two of the biggest green issues on voters' minds: water and climate change.
Date: 07 Nov 2007
The decision today to raise interest rates by a quarter of a per cent was an overreaction by the RBA to what it perceived as an "overheating" economy, says a University of Western Sydney economist.
Date: 06 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on today's announcement by the Australian Labor Party that a Rudd Government would institute a Men's Health Policy if elected on November 24.
Date: 02 Nov 2007
The University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus is set to grow further in the future as part of the University's campus network strategy.
Date: 01 Nov 2007
Support for children with cerebral palsy (CP) is set to receive a major boost with the launch of a new disability learning centre in western Sydney.
Date: 31 Oct 2007
The Centre for Educational Research (CER), at the University of Western Sydney will receive almost $400,000 out of the $1 million in funding awarded nationwide by the Australian Research Council to support Indigenous research projects.
Date: 30 Oct 2007
As part of the celebrations for World Teacher's Day, an academic from the University of Western Sydney was recently recognised for her outstanding contribution to education in NSW.
Date: 29 Oct 2007
A leading environmental scientist from the University of Western Sydney has revealed that parrots commonly thought of as native to Sydney, are in fact invaders from inland areas of Australia, and their growing presence is threatening our backyard bird diversity.
Date: 29 Oct 2007
As another poll of marginal NSW seats, including the Western Sydney seat of Lindsay, indicates voters are falling for Labor, a University of Western Sydney academic says victory will go to the party that wins the Howard battlers' hearts.
Date: 25 Oct 2007
Climate change and carbon capture may dominate political debates, but according to an internationally regarded biologist at the University of Western Sydney, decision-makers must turn to science to find the solutions.
Date: 25 Oct 2007
Today you can watch TV on your computer and stream radio from the internet. Viewers can have an impact on their favourite shows and there is no more waiting until six o'clock for the latest update of the daily news.
Date: 24 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney has received two prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) grants that will help to ensure that both gifted and disadvantaged children have access to quality education.
Date: 18 Oct 2007
As voters get set to decide who will lead the country for the next three years, the University of Western Sydney can offer comment from academics with expertise spanning the economic, political, social policy and urban planning spectrum.
Date: 17 Oct 2007
Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common form of arthritis and is a chronic and incurable condition. While it is usually manageable, it invariably impacts on a patient's quality of life, resulting in pain, physical disability and poor mental health - including depression.
Date: 17 Oct 2007
A previously unseen history of the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus will be unveiled to the community when the 'Out of the Archives' exhibition is opened to the public.
Date: 16 Oct 2007
Australians are feeling disconnected from the abundant wealth around them and are responding with envy and fear, according to a University of Western Sydney academic addressing a conference on poverty this week in Sydney.
Date: 15 Oct 2007
Australians are well aware that they are facing a future shouldering the economic burden of caring for an ageing population. Now Professor Louisa Jorm from the School of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney has identified yet another cost set to impact the future health care of older Australians.
Date: 15 Oct 2007
The 2007 HSC examinations are fast approaching. On Thursday 18 October, thousands of NSW students will converge at exam rooms across the state and there are sure to be some sweaty palms and palpitating hearts.
Date: 11 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney is preparing Australia for the future with 21 projects receiving grants in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
Date: 11 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed today's announcement by Greenway member Louise Markus of $500,000 to upgrade its popular health and fitness centre on the Hawkesbury Campus.
Date: 10 Oct 2007
The agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), by businessman Richard Pratt and executives of Visy Group to settle price-fixing allegations will cost the company more than a rumoured $40 million fine for breaching the terms of the Trade Practices Act, says Professor Michael Adams, Head of the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 09 Oct 2007
The future of a historic mountain train which has been winding its way up the steep mountainous terrain of Northern India for more than a century has been entrusted to an academic from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 Oct 2007
A University of Western Sydney study which explored men's experiences of depression has revealed that gender has a significant impact on the success of mental health treatment.
Date: 05 Oct 2007
Breastfeeding continues to be a difficult issue for women to navigate given conflicting reports on how best to feed babies.
Date: 05 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney is holding its annual Science Experience at the Campbelltown Campus, 11-13 December 2007. The three-day Science Experience is open to all year nine students.
Date: 05 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine has launched its new clinical school for Blacktown - an important clinical facility to train more home-grown doctors for Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 04 Oct 2007
Male suicide, retirement, step dads, family relationships 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 7th National Men's Health Conference being held in Adelaide, 3-5 October.
Date: 04 Oct 2007
The federal government decision this week to exclude Africans from the humanitarian refugee program until July 2008 simply because they experience challenges settling into a new country, begs the question: Why is this group being punished on the basis of what is a difficult period of adjustment for any new migrant?
Date: 04 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney has chosen leading property group Lend Lease as its partner for the proposed redevelopment of its four hectare former campus at Westmead.
Date: 03 Oct 2007
A city without grunge is a city without soul says a University of Western Sydney cultural researcher speaking at an international urban planning and culture symposium in Sydney this week.
Date: 03 Oct 2007
The University of Western Sydney recently bestowed an Honorary Fellowship Award on Mr Sean Patrick Wareing as part of the University's spring graduation ceremonies.
Date: 02 Oct 2007
Scientists at the Centre for Plant and Food Science at the University of Western Sydney have questioned the long-established perception that citrus originated in Southeast Asia. They believe it may have originated closer to home - in Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea.
Date: 02 Oct 2007
New research by the University of Western Sydney reveals how the culture of secondary schools can unintentionally encourage anorexia nervosa in adolescent girls by overemphasising self-discipline, competition and the virtue of being thin.
Date: 02 Oct 2007
A University of Western Sydney academic will add to the outstanding literary achievements of the Giramondo Publishing Company when 'The Orphan Gunner' graces bookstore shelves in October.
Date: 28 Sep 2007
The University of Western Sydney's Bankstown Campus is continuing to grow as a vibrant hub for first-class teaching, research and community engagement.
Date: 26 Sep 2007
The experiences of motherhood and family among Lebanese-Australian women, the complex diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and using music to combat depression in elderly dementia sufferers - these are a sample of student research projects in the spotlight at a conference being held at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 26 Sep 2007
This weekend's rugby league grand final, a University of Western Sydney cultural expert says, is both between sporting states and rival codes. But a win for a club from 'enemy territory' south of the border would still be unlikely to make league a truly national sport in Australia.
Date: 25 Sep 2007
In a new survey to be launched on October 1, University of Western Sydney researchers will chart the evolution of how well corporate Australia has embraced the concept of Business Process Management, (BPM).
Date: 25 Sep 2007
On Saturday 22nd September, the University of Western Sydney hosted a 'breaking of fast' dinner during the Islamic month of Ramadan in an initiative aimed at strengthening links with the local Muslim community.
Date: 25 Sep 2007
A new exhibition by the art and expressive therapies staff at the University of Western Sydney uses contemporary art to explore the powerful and yet ordinary mixture of our imagined and real lives.
Date: 21 Sep 2007
As part of its master plan to co-locate similar research and teaching programs, the University of Western Sydney has announced a proposal to transfer its health and science-related disciplines from Bankstown to other campuses in the UWS network.
Date: 21 Sep 2007
The University of Western Sydney, in partnership with Centrelink, will hold an Aboriginal Careers and Tertiary Education Expo at the UWS Penrith Campus on September 26, 2007.
Date: 19 Sep 2007
An international symposium on how to keep a city creative and adventurous in the face of economic and environmental challenges is being convened by the University of Western Sydney on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October.
Date: 19 Sep 2007
In a time when a book of quick tips for household cleaning sells more copies than a great Australian novel, a PhD graduate from the University of Western Sydney is doing her bit to preserve book culture.
Date: 17 Sep 2007
A concrete barrier restricted access to the CBD, empowered police conducted random civilian searches and protestors had their democratic rights to assemble restricted.
Date: 17 Sep 2007
The very word 'homeless' suggests a simple solution for the many marginalised Indigenous Australians living in poverty today. Providing a house however, is not the only answer, according to a recent study which looked at the health and well being of this significant group of Australians.
Date: 17 Sep 2007
A new multimillion dollar research facility at the Hawkesbury campus of the University of Western Sydney will be officially opened on Friday 21 September.
Date: 14 Sep 2007
More than 1,200 students from Greater Western Sydney schools will get to explore the wonders of science when Science in the Suburbs comes to the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus next Thursday and Friday.
Date: 10 Sep 2007
The University of Western Sydney will mark the coming of Spring with a display of colour as the latest UWS graduands receive their degrees at the 2007 Spring Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 03 Sep 2007
The security rules being enforced during this week's APEC summit seem designed more to intimidate ordinary people in an attempt to dissuade those who may be thinking of publicly protesting, says a University of Western Sydney legal expert.
Date: 03 Sep 2007
A leading expert is calling on Australian universities to adopt a uniform approach to the way they address the specific challenges facing our Muslim student populations.
Date: 03 Sep 2007
Prospective postgraduate students who are keen to build on their existing skills or pursue a lifelong study dream can attend a special postgraduate information evening being held at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus on Wednesday September 19, 2007 at 6pm.
Date: 03 Sep 2007
An acclaimed author of teenage novels will share her work with the community when the University of Western Sydney welcomes local residents to its Penrith and Bankstown Campuses next week.
Date: 30 Aug 2007
This Father's Day a University of Western Sydney men's health expert is calling for the community to spare a thought for dad's who are experiencing the trauma of being separated from their children.
Date: 29 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney is launching a new program that will provide world-class educational opportunities to study Islam and will contribute to the understanding of the role of religion in Australia.
Date: 27 Aug 2007
A landmark study by University of Western Sydney researchers has found people over 50 who take calcium supplements suffer fewer fractures and enjoy a better quality of life.
Date: 27 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney is proud to celebrate the achievements of its academic staff who have been awarded Citations in this year's Carrick Awards for 'Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.'
Date: 27 Aug 2007
Dr Bruce Crossman, a music lecturer from the School of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney, has been named as a finalist in the 2007 Classical Music Awards.
Date: 27 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney will host the first national conference next week to discuss issues related to Muslim students.
Date: 24 Aug 2007
Too often we're told that young people are more concerned with their mobile phones and MySpace pages to be interested in matters like poverty, war, globalisation and the environment.
Date: 23 Aug 2007
With the Federal Government this week announcing its action plan to raise the profile of science teaching and learning in Australia, the University of Western Sydney is tackling the issue by announcing its research project to revitalise the way science, maths and technology is taught in our schools.
Date: 22 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney is launching its "Making the Difference" scholarship program - a $45 million five-year investment in the educational future of Greater Western Sydney and beyond.
Date: 22 Aug 2007
The Hon. Gough Whitlam, AC QC, will attend a special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony this Friday, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 20 Aug 2007
The School of Medicine at the University of Western Sydney is recruiting volunteers from the local community to help select the next generation of home-grown doctors for Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 17 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney's Board of Trustees has approved a vision and strategic road map for the development of the University over the coming decade.
Date: 17 Aug 2007
With the Federal Government this week announcing its action plan to raise the profile of science teaching and learning in Australia, the University of Western Sydney is tackling the issue by announcing its research project to revitalise the way science, maths and technology are taught in our schools.
Date: 15 Aug 2007
There are around 300,000 problem gamblers in Australia. For gambling researchers, one of the biggest questions is why so many people seem unable to control their gambling behaviour, despite the harmful impact on their lives.
Date: 15 Aug 2007
RAMS' announcement that it might not be able to secure low cost mortgage funding spells the end of the advantage that it and other "wholesale" lenders have had over banks, says UWS economist Steve Keen. "RAMS, Aussie and the like gained market share because they could undercut banks", Associate Professor Keen says.
Date: 14 Aug 2007
As we witness an increasing number of countries ravaged by internal conflicts, an expert from the University of Western Sydney says we can expect to see more children recruited as child soldiers in strife-torn States, unless the international community toughens up its laws to go after those who engage in this horrifying practice.
Date: 14 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney is practising what it preaches when it comes to effecting positive change to combat global warming.
Date: 13 Aug 2007
The Rotary Club of Narellan has shown its support for home-grown medical students by establishing a scholarship with the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Aug 2007
A former Australian Human Rights Commissioner, a civil liberties leader, and a legal expert will debate whether Australia needs a Bill of Rights in the wake of the detention without trial of Mohamed Haneef and the subsequent cancellation of his visa.
Date: 10 Aug 2007
Only 29 per cent of Indigenous students complete Year 12 compared to 65 per cent for the broader Australian community, according to 2005 ABS figures. Even more disconcerting, of the over 9000 university science graduates in 2005, only 25 were Indigenous.
Date: 09 Aug 2007
The latest interest rate rise - the fifth since 2005 - will most hurt struggling homebuyers, working families, and renters who find themselves at the bottom end of a difficult housing market, according to a University of Western Sydney housing expert.
Date: 08 Aug 2007
Today's decision by the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia to increase interest rates by .25 per cent was the wrong move and will only serve to exacerbate the problem of housing affordability, says a University of Western Sydney economist.
Date: 06 Aug 2007
As the Reserve Bank Board meets this week to decide whether an increase in interest rates is warranted, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment and analysis from noted economist, Dr Steve Keen.
Date: 02 Aug 2007
Peter Skrzynecki, a well-known Australian poet and Adjunct Professor from the University of Western Sydney, is being widely recognised for his contributions to cultural life in Australia.
Date: 01 Aug 2007
Prospective students can learn how a degree from the University of Western Sydney can put them on the road to success by attending this year's Open Day.
Date: 01 Aug 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on today's announcement that the government is considering legal changes that would give police more time to get retrospective permission for raids during investigations into organised crime and terrorism.
Date: 31 Jul 2007
The University of Western Sydney is changing the face of business education with the launch of its new Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBC) - a bold new degree specifically designed to foster Australia's business leaders of the future.
Date: 30 Jul 2007
Researchers predict as many as one in four people aged over 65 years will be diagnosed with dementia by 2020.
Date: 30 Jul 2007
Professor Jane Goodall, a novelist from Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney, has recently released the third instalment of her popular crime series.
Date: 26 Jul 2007
As the ALP gets set to discuss one of this country's big barbecue stoppers, housing affordability, at their summit in Canberra, the University of Western Sydney offers expert comment from academics across the political, economic, social policy and urban planning landscape.
Date: 24 Jul 2007
We live in a multicultural society but are the health needs of Australia's diverse community being met?
Date: 23 Jul 2007
The Hon Linda Burney, Member for Canterbury and the first Indigenous person to be elected in Parliament, will open the University of Western Sydney's Living Library on Wednesday 25 July.
Date: 20 Jul 2007
There is a mix of trepidation and excitement as the world awaits the release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' on July 21, the final instalment of JK Rowling's magical series.
Date: 19 Jul 2007
The biggest force for tackling the water crisis isn't being adequately tapped according to a cultural researcher at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 18 Jul 2007
The University of Western Sydney's Centre for Cultural Research, in partnership with the Parramatta City Council, presents an evening with Professor Sharon Zukin, one of the world's foremost observers and theorists of contemporary cities.
Date: 18 Jul 2007
In the film The Interpreter, Nicole Kidman stars as Silvia Broome, a United Nations interpreter and an expert in an obscure language, whose life is turned upside down when she overhears a plot to kill a much hated African dictator, just days before his appearance at the UN.
Date: 16 Jul 2007
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is calling on young people to share their views on what it will take to build a better society.
Date: 16 Jul 2007
An ARC funded study by the University of Western Sydney has found that Australian universities would benefit from viewing international students as more than empty vessels whose fees make up for shortfalls in public funding.
Date: 10 Jul 2007
Bullying is constantly making the headlines, however positive steps to prevent this growing epidemic in our schools are rarely reported.
Date: 10 Jul 2007
Adolescence is a life stage fraught with challenges and changes and in many ways, sets a precedence for health patterns and behaviours which can last a lifetime.
Date: 10 Jul 2007
A new master plan for the University of Western Sydney's Kingswood and Werrington South campuses has set aside sufficient land to accommodate 21,000 students in the future -- more than three times the current Penrith campus student population.
Date: 09 Jul 2007
A cross disciplinary meeting of minds to address the challenge of sustainable water use will be convened at the University of Western Sydney on 19 and 20 July.
Date: 09 Jul 2007
On Wednesday 11th July, Mr Richard Pratt AC and Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC will be hosting a lunch for Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's, AC QC, 91st Birthday at Raheen.
Date: 06 Jul 2007
The University of Western Sydney welcomes a NSW Government decision to provide $600,000 to help establish the new National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM).
Date: 02 Jul 2007
Certain historical events such as Gallipoli may have forged the identity of the nation, but as Australia's cultural mix continues to grow, it has become increasingly difficult to identify with any certainty what it means to be Australian.
Date: 02 Jul 2007
Imagine a library of living, breathing books, where conversations are encouraged and there is no risk of late fees because the books will just find their own way home.
Date: 29 Jun 2007
From a delicately fashioned spiral of intricate detail made from recycled wood, to an imposing recycled metal sculpture, two artists at this year's Western Front exhibition have explored everyday objects in a way aimed to incite wonder in the viewer.
Date: 28 Jun 2007
The University of Western Sydney will showcase the benefits of art and expressive therapies with a special performance at the Successful Ageing conference at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on 28 June 2007.
Date: 22 Jun 2007
Mr Eric Sidoti is the new Director of the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 21 Jun 2007
Alexis Wright, a doctoral research fellow from the University of Western Sydney, has won this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award for her ambitious and unconventional novel Carpentaria.
Date: 20 Jun 2007
A recently completed doctoral study conducted at the University of Western Sydney has developed a violence assessment tool to help nurses and doctors in hospital emergency departments avoid violent attacks from irate patients or visitors.
Date: 19 Jun 2007
As part of its master plan for future growth and sustainability, the University of Western Sydney has today announced plans to transfer its Blacktown courses to other campuses by 2009.
Date: 19 Jun 2007
A modern Chinese herbal medicine being clinically trialled at the University of Western Sydney may offer new hope to those at risk of diabetes.
Date: 18 Jun 2007
The University of Western Sydney will soon provide cutting edge simulation technology to educate its students in the undergraduate nursing degree course using 'dummy' patients that breathe air and have a heartbeat.
Date: 15 Jun 2007
A University of Western Sydney project has empowered school students from south-west Sydney and given them a platform to voice their concerns for the community.
Date: 15 Jun 2007
The popularity of complementary medicine has recently been recognised with a $4 million Federal government grant to establish a National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Life in Australia can pose many challenges for refugees. For children who have come from countries torn apart by war and violence, school is an entirely new experience if you've never had the opportunity to pick up a book or hold a pencil.
Date: 11 Jun 2007
When it comes to improving men's health, medical professionals should follow the lead of those in charge of registering cars, says a public health expert at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 07 Jun 2007
The University of Western Sydney Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) has experts available for commentary during International Men's Health Week, 11-17 June.
Date: 07 Jun 2007
A University of Western Sydney economist says there is no doubt who benefits from any increase in petrol prices - especially when it comes to long weekends.
Date: 06 Jun 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer comment from a leading mental health and disaster expert about the shock and grief being experienced by those involved in yesterday's horrific train crash in Victoria, which has killed 11 people and injured dozens more.
Date: 06 Jun 2007
A new exhibition at the University of Western Sydney is pushing the boundaries of exhibiting contemporary art.
Date: 06 Jun 2007
Choosing the right subjects in high school can lead students on the right path to achieving their career goals.
Date: 04 Jun 2007
Ask any five-year-old where money comes from and they'll likely point to the nearest ATM machine.
Date: 01 Jun 2007
The University of Western Sydney and MARCS Auditory Laboratories welcomes Professor Roger Dean as the new Research Professor in Sonic Communication.
Date: 01 Jun 2007
The stereotype about men not looking after themselves doesn't tell the whole truth about men's health according to Mr Anthony Brown from the Men's Health Information Resource Centre (MHIRC) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 29 May 2007
A University of Western Sydney international law expert warns a standoff between pro and anti-whaling nations at the International Whaling Commission meeting could lead to Japan withdrawing from the IWC altogether - leaving it free to harvest whales from our oceans with virtually no restrictions.
Date: 28 May 2007
Winter heating, modern life and growing old are drying the tears in millions of eyes but it's no cause for celebration. When human tears break-up too quickly eyes feel gritty, hot and scratchy - even eyesight can become blurry. For many people the solution has been to use artificial tears, but they're expensive and they don't last as long the real thing.
Date: 28 May 2007
The new WorkChoices "fairness test" is still a rose by any other name, and it doesn't smell as sweet, says a University of Western Sydney expert
Date: 28 May 2007
Developing new teaching strategies to shape a better future for Aboriginal school students and inventing new eye drops to combat the problem of 'dry-eye' are two University of Western Sydney research projects to win prestigious Australian Research Council funding.
Date: 24 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney will host the inaugural national 'Muslim Students in Australian Universities' conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Parramatta on 3 and 4 September 2007.
Date: 24 May 2007
A shortage in IT and mathematics experts means there has never been a better time to study computing and maths.
Date: 21 May 2007
Gated housing estates, high-tech security systems and people afraid to walk the streets at night. While statistics show crime rates are steadily falling, people are still reporting they feel threatened and more fearful of crime than ever before, according to a University of Western Sydney criminologist.
Date: 21 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney is part of a project to help build bridges in our schools and promote understanding and harmony among students from different cultures.
Date: 18 May 2007
The Director of Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, Dr Sev Ozdowski, is available for comment on the government's proposal to administer a citizenship test to immigrants.
Date: 17 May 2007
Traffic chaos and security exclusion zones may not be the only unwelcome sights confronting Sydneysiders during the APEC Summit in September. Locals are also likely to experience a large-scale military operation - part of the growing militarisation of Australia - according to a University of Western Sydney expert on military law.
Date: 11 May 2007
People with a disability, older people, parents with young children and the general community should have more accessible open spaces to use thanks to a joint Penrith City Council and University of Western Sydney 'Universal Design' project.
Date: 11 May 2007
Astronomers recently discovered a new planet that is so similar to Earth it raises more questions about the existence of extra-terrestrial life.
Date: 09 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment on the Federal budget.
Date: 09 May 2007
The eminent US scholar, Dr Barbara Holland, has been appointed to the position as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer comment from its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, on tonight's federal budget and the issue of higher education funding.
Date: 07 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment on the Federal budget.
Date: 07 May 2007
An expert in corporate governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for comment on the chaotic on-off takeover bid for Qantas, and what the future now holds for our national air carrier.
Date: 07 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney confirms that at approximately 11am on Monday 7 May, a male visitor to its Werrington South Campus made a verbal threat to the safety and wellbeing of staff and students on that site.
Date: 07 May 2007
The University of Western Sydney today took the precaution of evacuating its small South Werrington campus, near Penrith, after a report from students of verbal threats by an individual believed to be a visitor.
Date: 30 Apr 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the wash-up from the weekend's ALP national conference, and discuss what's next for Federal Labor leader Kevin Rudd in the run up to the federal election.
Date: 30 Apr 2007
As the Reserve Bank meets this week, a University of Western Sydney economist is warning the cause of increasing home repossessions should be the focus of government action, rather than inflation.
Date: 27 Apr 2007
Former Deputy Chancellor and respected member of the Greater Western Sydney community, Mr Geoffrey Roberson, has received an Honorary Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 26 Apr 2007
Dr Sev Ozdowski, the Director of Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, has been awarded one of the highest distinctions in the Polish honours system at a civil ceremony.
Date: 24 Apr 2007
Recent NSW crime statistics show efforts to create dynamic communities after-dark may be having undesirable consequences in our cities, according to a cultural commentator at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Apr 2007
The success of a drop-in centre for men in Western Sydney could be replicated around Australia if community services are willing to form genuine partnerships, says an expert in public health at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Apr 2007
The Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney has issued the University's audited financial statements for 2006.
Date: 19 Apr 2007
The University of Western Sydney and its local communities will celebrate a harvest of new graduates, as the University holds its autumn graduation ceremonies next week.
Date: 18 Apr 2007
A University of Western Sydney professor of law has been named as one of 35 Australians who will be honoured with the Australian College of Educators (ACE) Fellowship for 2007.
Date: 17 Apr 2007
They have been described as 'sacred monsters' by one of their own. Now a new book looks beyond the headlines to reveal that many of the world's most powerful men were shaped by remarkably similar childhood experiences.
Date: 17 Apr 2007
As the world unites in grief over the horrific Virginia Tech campus shootings in the United States, a leading mental health and disaster expert from the University of Western Sydney says the shock, trauma and anger experienced by individuals who have lost loved ones will be immense - as will the sense of utter helplessness felt by all of us in the face of this tragedy.
Date: 16 Apr 2007
Emeritus Professor Harry Glasbeek, an international labour law expert, will give a guest public lecture on "WorkChoices - a labour market ruled by corporations" at the University of Western Sydney Campbelltown campus on Tuesday 17 April.
Date: 16 Apr 2007
The University of Western Sydney welcomes Professor John Lodewijks as the new Head of the School of Economics and Finance.
Date: 13 Apr 2007
Mary Foley has been elected the new Deputy Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney. Ms Foley is a long-standing member of the UWS Board of Trustees and serves on various committees, including as the chair of the Strategy and Resources Committee.
Date: 11 Apr 2007
This year's Sydney's Royal Easter Show is expected to attract around 15,000 competitors and bring in more than one million visitors. But for many of the Show's smaller country cousins - the hundreds of rural agricultural shows that take place in small towns across Australia - it's a different story.
Date: 11 Apr 2007
There are areas of our society, both past and present that are usually kept hidden.
Date: 11 Apr 2007
Communication can be difficult enough - even when everyone is speaking the same language. But when there is a linguistic barrier, the skills of an interpreter are needed.
Date: 11 Apr 2007
As the Australian media undergoes the most radical structural changes in decades, two visiting scholars to the University of Western Sydney will tackle the global challenges of 21st century media - like blogs, citizen journalists and switching children on to the power of news - at an international conference in Sydney this week.
Date: 04 Apr 2007
Today's decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to leave interest rates unchanged was the right decision, says a University of Western Sydney economist.
Date: 03 Apr 2007
While the Reserve Bank of Australia contemplates whether or not it will authorise an interest rate rise, a University of Western Sydney economist has warned that any increase at this time would only create further financial hardship for Australian households.
Date: 27 Mar 2007
The University of Western Sydney is set to open a $10m new Sports Centre at its campus in Kingswood in 2009.
Date: 22 Mar 2007
The University of Western Sydney is lighting the way for a greener future by switching off its lights during 'Earth Hour' - a city-wide initiative to promote sustainability and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent in 2007. Non-essential lighting at all UWS campuses will be ceremoniously dimmed for an hour at 7.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2007.
Date: 22 Mar 2007
Where would the wise men have ended up if they looked to the heavens and only saw darkness? And what would have become of Pinocchio's father Geppetto, who desperately wanted a son, if he looked to the sky and had nothing to wish upon? Dr Ragbir Bhathal, Director of the Observatory at the University of Western Sydney, says the brilliance of a night sky without light pollution would come as a surprise to many Sydney residents.
Date: 19 Mar 2007
The eight-month delay in the Federal Government's reply to last year's Australian Law Reform Commission report on sedition laws raises a number of concerns, according to a sedition law expert from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 19 Mar 2007
If you have children living at home, previously owned a home, or have experienced divorce, you are invited to take part in a University of Western Sydney study that is intending to cast light on the changing experience of housing in Western Sydney.
Date: 19 Mar 2007
In today's atmosphere of global uncertainty, the phenomenon of the moral panic seems to be occurring more frequently than ever before, say the editors of a new book 'Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia.'
Date: 16 Mar 2007
There are many theories about how life on planet Earth may one day end. Some speculate that our demise will come about with a nuclear holocaust or perhaps a giant meteor crash. Still others predict the melting of the icecaps brought on by global warming will bring our end or even the gradual drifting together of the continents.
Date: 13 Mar 2007
Early results from an on-going study of grey nomads, the group of people over 50 who are regular visitors to Australia's many small outback towns, reveal that communities could make better use of their visitor's enthusiasm and skills by carefully matching them with the right volunteer projects.
Date: 12 Mar 2007
When our senior citizens were young, the air was clear and dark. It would have been much easier to gaze up at the stars and ponder the mysteries of the universe.
Date: 12 Mar 2007
Australians are living longer and as they age they develop more complex health care needs.
Date: 09 Mar 2007
The University of Western Sydney celebrated International Women's Day on March 8 with the announcement of the winner of the 2007 Women of the West Award.
Date: 08 Mar 2007
As Australians are coming to terms with yesterday's tragic crash of the Garuda plane in Indonesia, the University of Western Sydney can offer comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael.
Date: 08 Mar 2007
An interactive e-Learning developer that began as a research centre at the University of Western Sydney has won the Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association award for 'best learning and education' project in 2007.
Date: 07 Mar 2007
At a University of Western Sydney forum on Tuesday 20 March some of the nation's leading lawyers and thinkers will air their opinions on the impact new Federal laws are having on free speech and public debate.
Date: 06 Mar 2007
A unique research project that documents the life stages of women is now in need of its next generation of volunteers.
Date: 05 Mar 2007
Every child has the right to develop into a competent and confident reader, yet reading difficulties remain common in many of our schools often leading to social, economic and psychological problems later in life.
Date: 05 Mar 2007
The University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine is welcoming its first batch of future 'home-grown' doctors to their first classes.
Date: 28 Feb 2007
The University of Western Sydney has been recognised as an 'Employer of Choice for Women' in 2007 by the Federal Government.
Date: 28 Feb 2007
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday 8 March by announcing the 2007 winners of the UWS Women of the West Award.
Date: 26 Feb 2007
The University of Western Sydney has thrown its support behind an upcoming youth forum at its Parramatta Campus which is designed to help students make positive life choices and encourage them to pursue their dreams.
Date: 23 Feb 2007
The achievements of women over the last century have been astronomical. So, what better way to celebrate International Women's Day, than with a tribute to female astronomers at the UWS Observatory?
Date: 22 Feb 2007
This Friday, February 23 is Household Debt Freedom Day - the day when the average Australian household has earned enough income to fund the annual interest on its loans.
Date: 21 Feb 2007
An expert in corporate governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for comment on the resignations of top James Hardie executives which have followed the launch of an investigation by ASIC.
Date: 20 Feb 2007
The summer heat may lead many Australians to down a beer or two but few would give much thought to the science behind their favourite brew. However, researchers at the University of Western Sydney believe the secret to creating the perfect beer could be in how well you treat the yeast.
Date: 16 Feb 2007
A study of young women's experiences of having a sexually transmissible disease will be conducted by the University of Western Sydney to determine the impact the diagnosis and treatment has on their lives.
Date: 15 Feb 2007
Caring for a partner with cancer may be one of the most testing and stressful experiences a person can have during their lifetime. An unspoken casualty of the cancer diagnosis can often be the loss of sex and intimacy between couples.
Date: 14 Feb 2007
The University of Western Sydney has announced Professor John Ingleson as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Development.
Date: 12 Feb 2007
Sweaty palms hover over the mouse, butterflies flutter in the stomach as the email inbox opens. Despite the wealth of scepticism towards online dating, these are the very real symptoms of cyber romance.
Date: 06 Feb 2007
Diabetes, heart disease and obesity are on the rise in Australia, thanks to our sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. Now researchers are set to test if an ancient mushroom once used by Chinese royalty can help western medicine tackle 21st century health problems.
Date: 06 Feb 2007
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed today's release of a comprehensive audit into its operations which shows UWS is 'a university of the people', and it is successfully fulfilling its mission in Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Feb 2007
Private debt levels in Australia are now so huge that the RBA has largely lost the ability to "fine tune" the economy with interest rate changes, says University of Western Sydney Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, Steve Keen.
Date: 02 Feb 2007
With the new school year just beginning, educational experts at the University of Western Sydney say boys can enjoy as much social and academic success as girls if educators employ creative approaches to teaching and learning.
Date: 01 Feb 2007
A study by the University of Western Sydney has revealed that recurring middle ear infections in early childhood can have a detrimental impact on language and literacy skill development in later life.
Date: 29 Jan 2007
The University of Western Sydney is about to embark on a project which aims to promote greater cultural understanding and foster racial tolerance in our schools.
Date: 29 Jan 2007
Thousands of little Australians who walk through the gates of their local school for the first time this Wednesday will be laying the foundation for their next 12 years of schooling, according to an education specialist at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Jan 2007
The University of Western Sydney has won federal funding for a new National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, as part of an interstate partnership with the University of Melbourne and Griffith University in Queensland.
Date: 23 Jan 2007
Housing in Australia is seriously unaffordable, but 'excessive urban planning regulation' is not solely to blame according to a leading economist from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 18 Jan 2007
The University of Western Sydney is today making 10,146 main round offers to students - the largest number of offers from any university in NSW and the ACT.
Date: 18 Jan 2007
The health of western Sydney is about to get a big boost, with the University of Western Sydney today making its main round offers to high-achieving students into its new School of Medicine.
Date: 16 Jan 2007
The University of Western Sydney will gain an extra $10m in funding from the Federal Government in 2007 after successfully complying with the second stage of the new Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRR).
Date: 15 Jan 2007
Even the scare of major heart procedures isn't enough for people to change their lifestyle for the better according to a study by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 15 Jan 2007
Australian women aged between 26 and 60 years who have recovered from a drinking problem are being asked to take part in a University of Western Sydney study that could lead to better understanding and treatment of the disease.
Date: 10 Jan 2007
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from international law expert, Associate Professor Steven Freeland, on the implications arising from the execution of former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein.
Date: 09 Jan 2007
A ploy by retailers to cash-in on shoppers' holiday cheer by bringing out the trappings of Easter three months early may backfire, according to a cultural researcher at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 09 Jan 2007
UWS academic Belinda Mericourt is returning to Cambodia this month to further sharpen her skills working for Australia's overseas aid agency, AusAID.