News Archives

Date: 23 Dec 2008
Demand to study at the University of Western Sydney is on the rise, with UWS increasing its first preferences to over 9000 since September - an increase of 14.4 per cent.
Date: 23 Dec 2008
Are you waiting for an offer to study at university in 2009? It's not too late to apply for a scholarship at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney welcomes the report from the Federal Government's Bradley Review of the higher education system, saying the recommended $5.7 billion injection in funding over four years is a critical investment in our nation's future.
Date: 22 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney has played host to a group of high achieving students for an International Student Leadership Camp.
Date: 17 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney has received $7.05 million from the Federal Government's Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund for innovative projects which will provide higher education opportunities to more people and help build stronger ties with the community.
Date: 17 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney has received $20.4 million in infrastructure funding from the Federal Government - a major investment that will enable UWS to carry out new capital works and infrastructure upgrades across its campuses.
Date: 15 Dec 2008
Time is fast approaching for prospective students to decide which university degree they will undertake in 2009.
Date: 11 Dec 2008
A public forum on water in Western Sydney has identified positive ways governments, businesses and the community can work holistically to meet growing demands on water resources.
Date: 10 Dec 2008
Today, 10 December, 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of modern international human rights law - the adoption by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Date: 09 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney and the Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD) are showcasing artwork by disabled members of the western Sydney community at an art exhibition on the UWS Bankstown Campus.
Date: 08 Dec 2008
The University of Western Sydney has recognised the outstanding contributions of its community, industry and government partners from across Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 04 Dec 2008
A researcher from the University of Western Sydney has developed a new sexuality and sexual assault prevention program that will give young people the skills to protect themselves in dating situations.
Date: 04 Dec 2008
A University of Western Sydney expert will be guest speaker at a special ceremony to celebrate International Volunteers Day.
Date: 01 Dec 2008
Television shows such as The Simpsons often paint a humorous picture about the world of science - from working at a nuclear power plant, to exploring outer space and creating crazy inventions.
Date: 01 Dec 2008
The popular assumption that most suicides are the result of depression or other mental illness has been challenged by a study of male suicide which will be launched later today by researchers at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Nov 2008
Technology, tradition and inspiration combine at this year's University of Western Sydney industrial design student exhibition, WideVision.
Date: 28 Nov 2008
The University of Western Sydney can offer comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, on the terrorist attacks in India.
Date: 27 Nov 2008
The University of Western Sydney invites nominations for the 2009 Women of the West and Young Women of the West awards.
Date: 26 Nov 2008
The Federal Government's new initiative to get community feedback and input into a new National Men's Health Policy has been welcomed by a men's health researcher at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Nov 2008
The works of final-year students from the University of Western Sydney will form an innovative and interactive artistic display in Sydney next week.
Date: 24 Nov 2008
A University of Western Sydney economist says the current financial crisis could have been averted if economic policy concentrated on the effects of globalisation.
Date: 21 Nov 2008
Eminent Barrister, Mr Chester Porter QC, will deliver an occasional address to the University of Western Sydney Law Alumni on Friday November 28, 2008.
Date: 20 Nov 2008
An expert in accounting and risk management from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment on the collapse of ABC Learning and CFK childcare centres.
Date: 18 Nov 2008
An expert in accounting and risk management from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment on ABC Learning's recent downfall into receivership, owing more than $1 billion to its banks.
Date: 17 Nov 2008
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Education Julia Gillard will today officially unveil the University of Western Sydney's $47.5 million School of Medicine building - a world-class medical education and research centre that is training much needed home-grown doctors for one of Australia's fastest growing and diverse regions.
Date: 14 Nov 2008
An expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment as the trial against James Hardie directors and executives continues.
Date: 14 Nov 2008
The important, but potentially fragile, role of trees in soaking up climate changing carbon dioxide is the topic of a public seminar convened by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 11 Nov 2008
Along with the price of petrol, the cost of groceries is a major concern for most Australians. New University of Western Sydney research reveals the pivotal role that emotions and brand loyalty have on our grocery purchases - and how we will make sacrifices elsewhere so we can still afford our trusted, often more expensive, supermarket favourites.
Date: 11 Nov 2008
Recent rains may have boosted Sydney's dams this year, but questions remain about meeting the city's long term water needs. As Sydneysiders brace for another long, hot, dry summer, a public forum on the city's water use and supply will be convened by the University of Western Sydney and the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures on Saturday 29 November 2008.
Date: 10 Nov 2008
An expert in policing from the University of Western Sydney has released a new book which provides a unique glimpse into the real world and experiences of police officers.
Date: 06 Nov 2008
On Remembrance Day, people from all over Australia will pause to pay tribute to the men and women who served in World War I.
Date: 03 Nov 2008
The University of Western Sydney was recently announced as a new major sponsor of the NSW Department of Education and Training's Schools Spectacular.
Date: 03 Nov 2008
New research from the University of Western Sydney has revealed that women in recovery from alcoholism are at a high risk of relapsing as they reach midlife.
Date: 03 Nov 2008
The University of Western Sydney will give high school students a chance to experience life at UWS for a day.
Date: 30 Oct 2008
The worlds of academia and rugby league will collide at a conference next week devoted to the past, present and future of the football code which is marking 100 years in Australia in 2008.
Date: 30 Oct 2008
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the University of Western Sydney is marking the momentous occasion by handing over a special piece of history.
Date: 28 Oct 2008
A new study of hailstorms in Sydney has found many of the city's roofs are unable to resist the large hailstones expected to hit every 10 years.
Date: 24 Oct 2008
Associate Professor Ian Anderson, from the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Plant and Food Science and School of Natural Sciences, has won a prestigious 2008 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.
Date: 24 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney will put the issue of sustainability on the agenda at the 'Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Symposium' on Friday 24 October, 2008.
Date: 21 Oct 2008
The Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney is holding a forum to discuss the legitimacy of creative writing as a form of research in the academy.
Date: 21 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney has received over $1.3 million in funding from the National Health Medical and Research Council (NHMRC) - the best ever NHMRC result for the University.
Date: 20 Oct 2008
For HSC students wanting to hit the panic button, a stress and anxiety expert from the University of Western Sydney says that finding ways to stay calm and relaxed is the key to making it through.
Date: 17 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney continues its reputation for research excellence, with UWS receiving funding worth $3.9 million in the latest round of research grants announced by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Date: 16 Oct 2008
A young Indigenous student has been officially presented with a $30,000 scholarship provided by the NSW Government to help create exciting education and career opportunities in the sport and recreation industry.
Date: 13 Oct 2008
Students from the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine are working to retain their claim as Australia's most generous blood donors in a National Blood Drive competition.
Date: 13 Oct 2008
Recently celebrating its rich, 117-year-old history, the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus continues to have a bright future ahead as the new nerve centre for the University's multi-million dollar capital works and infrastructure program.
Date: 08 Oct 2008
A team of mental health experts from the University of Western Sydney say young people who have developed a dependence on cannabis are likely to continue using the drug following the diagnosis of a mental illness.
Date: 07 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney is recognising the achievements of local students and providing more opportunities for them to realise their higher education goals.
Date: 02 Oct 2008
Professor Kevin Dunn, a multiculturalism expert from the University of Western Sydney, has conducted a ten-year survey of the prevalence of racism and cultural intolerance in Australia.
Date: 02 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney is celebrating the rich heritage of its Hawkesbury Campus with a special ceremony to commemorate the 115th anniversary of the first graduates of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.
Date: 01 Oct 2008
An expert from the University of Western Sydney says Australia's volunteer movement may come to a grinding halt, unless the nation's volunteers are given more credit for their hard work.
Date: 01 Oct 2008
The University of Western Sydney is celebrating the rich heritage of its Hawkesbury Campus with a special ceremony to commemorate the 115th anniversary of the first graduates of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.
Date: 30 Sep 2008
A public seminar to highlight the ways residents can more effectively influence the housing policies that directly impact on their day-to-day lives will be hosted by the Social Justice Social Change Research Centre (SJSC) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 30 Sep 2008
Prospective postgraduate students who are looking to take the next step in higher education, build on their existing skills or follow a lifelong study aspiration, are invited to attend the UWS Postgraduate Information Evening.
Date: 30 Sep 2008
The UWS Hawkesbury campus will celebrate its international students in an array of festivities to be held at the campus on Wednesday 1 October, 2008.
Date: 29 Sep 2008
The scientific study of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Australia is receiving a major boost with a range of initiatives recently launched by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM)*.
Date: 29 Sep 2008
It's not often that Mount Jagged cheese maker Rebekah McCaul gets to rub shoulders with a Victorian lamb farmer and a NSW grower of Asian greens. But the 2008 Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship Program has given Rebekah the opportunity to get together with others in the agricultural sector and see what makes a supermarket tick.
Date: 29 Sep 2008
A $25,000 cheque was handed to the University of Western Sydney by the Rotary Club of Narellan to support a student undertaking a medical degree.
Date: 29 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney has awarded Ms Gabrielle Kibble AO an Honorary Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, during the University's 2008 Spring Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 27 Sep 2008
Thirty five years ago this week 18 year olds voted in an Australian election for the very first time thanks to Gough Whitlam. Today, the Institute that bears his name is bringing together the next generation of leaders and eminent Australians to debate the future of democracy and share their experiences of bringing about political and social change.
Date: 26 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney will acknowledge the achievements of its top scholars at a special ceremony on the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 26 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney recently presented Mr Harold Mitchell AO with an Honorary Fellowship as part of the University's Spring Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 25 Sep 2008
What better way is there to understand young people's attitudes towards politics and their experiences of democracy than to listen to our future generations and engage them in conversation?
Date: 24 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney will shine pink lights on its Parramatta Campus, in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) Global Illumination initiative.
Date: 24 Sep 2008
A unique three-year study of children's health services and hospitals in NSW has found cultural diversity policies and practices need to be an essential and integrated part of the health system.
Date: 24 Sep 2008
Sixty Year 9 students from Mt Carmel High School at Varroville will showcase artwork as part of the UWS Campus Art Project currently on display at the Margot Hardy Gallery located on the Bankstown campus.
Date: 22 Sep 2008
As a part of a unique initiative by the National Talent Identification and Development (NTID) program, the University of Western Sydney is working with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to establish a network of Testing Centres to help fast-track talented athletes from around Australia into selected Olympic Games and World Championship sports.
Date: 22 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney will mark the new season with a display of colour as the latest UWS graduands receive their degrees at the 2008 Spring Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 16 Sep 2008
Just as the Olympic and Paralympic tents are packed in Beijing, the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Cultural Research has convened an international symposium to discuss the cultural politics of the world's most celebrated sporting event.
Date: 16 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney will host a 'breaking of fast' dinner during the Islamic month of Ramadan in an initiative aimed at strengthening links with the local Muslim community on Saturday 20 September, 2008.
Date: 16 Sep 2008
As Australians absorb the latest draft of the Garnaut report, a pioneering international climate change scientist will speak this Thursday at a public forum in Parramatta.
Date: 11 Sep 2008
Twelve students from Wyndham College and Terra Sancta College will celebrate university study achievements at an awards ceremony at the UWS Blacktown Campus on Monday 15 September, 2008.
Date: 09 Sep 2008
The University of Western Sydney will explore the issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (GLBTI) and their families in an open forum on Wednesday 17 September at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 08 Sep 2008
The Hawkesbury community and friends are invited to celebrate UWS Hawkesbury's rich heritage and exciting future at a series of activities during September and October.
Date: 08 Sep 2008
A special information day devoted to the new Bachelor of Natural Science program will be held at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus on Saturday 20 September 2008.
Date: 08 Sep 2008
Experts in the emerging field of bio-imaging will gather at the University of Western Sydney this week to exchange ideas and visit the new world-class Confocal Bio-imaging Facility at the Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 05 Sep 2008
Following the resignation of NSW Premier Morris Iemma, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the turmoil in the NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party.
Date: 02 Sep 2008
Today's almost certain rate cut will probably be the last one that is fully passed on by lenders, according to University of Western Sydney economist, Associate Professor Steve Keen.
Date: 01 Sep 2008
The Choir of Hard Knocks television series gave voice to homeless people living on the streets. Now, a group of young people who have been doing it tough in the Illawarra are hoping that a new literary effort will also be a force for positive change.
Date: 29 Aug 2008
The Western Sydney community is invited to attend a free Green Expo at the University of Western Sydney's Kingswood Campus on Thursday 11 September between 10am - 2pm.
Date: 28 Aug 2008
As the spring real estate sales season kicks off, a University of Western Sydney researcher says Australians need to curb their enthusiasm for home renovations and property to gain real economic and cultural prosperity.
Date: 27 Aug 2008
Young Australians are a potent but often misunderstood political force - more likely to exercise their democratic voice by blogging or taking part in a protest rally, than enrolling to vote or joining a political party, according to Director of the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney, Mr Eric Sidoti.
Date: 26 Aug 2008
There have been exhilarating highs at the recent Beijing Olympics, but on the flipside there have been some very depressing lows. The University of Western Sydney can offer expert commentary on the incidence of post-Olympic depression in athletes.
Date: 25 Aug 2008
Former UWS law student and Baulkham Hills resident, Leonie Young, has been appointed as an associate to the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG.
Date: 22 Aug 2008
Every day, millions of people log-on to virtual worlds where they can buy houses, visit nightclubs and meet new people. Now, researchers from the University of Western Sydney have found a way to tap into these online communities to promote Australian literature.
Date: 21 Aug 2008
An education expert from the University of Western Sydney is calling on high schools, unions and industry to do more to help the thousands of young people struggling to cope with full-time study and part-time employment.
Date: 21 Aug 2008
A suite of new student residences at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown campus will be officially opened on Tuesday 26 August by UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid.
Date: 19 Aug 2008
A world expert in art therapy will visit the University of Western Sydney this week to enlighten UWS students with the latest innovations and research in this emerging field of study.
Date: 18 Aug 2008
A National Forum to address the problems facing young people as they negotiate work and study will be hosted by the Australian National Schools Network, in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 17 Aug 2008
Aspiring police officers, criminologists and forensic experts have the chance to get invaluable career advice when NSW Commissioner of Police Andrew Scipione visits the University of Western Sydney's Open Day today.
Date: 15 Aug 2008
NSW Commissioner of Police Andrew Scipione will visit the University of Western Sydney's Open Day on Sunday 17 August, to meet with prospective policing, forensic science and criminology students, and give a talk about a career in the police force and the role of the modern day police officer.
Date: 13 Aug 2008
Professor Louise Young has recently been appointed to the UWS School of Marketing.
Date: 11 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney has called on the Federal Government to significantly increase higher education funding in order to lift the participation rate of people undertaking university study.
Date: 11 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney announces a new professorial appointment to its School of Economics and Finance.
Date: 11 Aug 2008
Throughout the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a sports psychologist from the University of Western Sydney can provide an insight into the mindset and motivations of elite athletes who use performance enhancing drugs.
Date: 07 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney's support for Australian literature has been rewarded with the announcement that a UWS researcher and graduate have been shortlisted for the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Date: 06 Aug 2008
An expert in Australian colonial history from the University of Western Sydney says a new exhibition at the Parramatta Heritage Centre will reveal the truth about life for Australia's female convicts.
Date: 06 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment in the lead-up to and during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games:
Date: 06 Aug 2008
Year 10 students from Elizabeth Macarthur High School at Narellan will showcase artwork as part of a new exhibition titled 'Urban Decay', being held at the Margot Hardy Gallery located on the UWS Bankstown Campus.
Date: 05 Aug 2008
With the release of findings from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into grocery prices, the University of Western Sydney offers expert media comment on consumer marketing and grocery brand loyalty.
Date: 05 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney has launched an Indigenous Employment and Engagement Advisory Board to help boost employment and engagement opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Date: 05 Aug 2008
It will be an event like no other, with thousands of prospective students and members of the community expected to visit the University of Western Sydney's Open Day 2008, being held at the Parramatta Campus on Sunday 17 August, 10am-2pm.
Date: 04 Aug 2008
The University of Western Sydney has high hopes for its two star athletes, who are major medal contenders at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Date: 04 Aug 2008
Renewable energy is often pitched as a viable solution to reducing Australia's carbon dioxide emissions. But, how this can be realistically and practically achieved remains hotly debated. Now a public forum on Wednesday 13 August will bring together leading energy researchers and industry experts to provide the facts on renewable energy technologies and policies.
Date: 04 Aug 2008
University of Western Sydney economist and expert on debt, Associate Professor Steve Keen, says a recent fall in retail sales could be the first sign of "the recession we can't avoid".
Date: 01 Aug 2008
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has invited the winners of its "What Matters?" essay competition to attend a special Young Writers Workshop at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 01 Aug 2008
The Blacktown City Council hosted a civic reception last night to raise local community awareness of the new UWS Blacktown/Mt Druitt Clinical School and Education Centre.
Date: 01 Aug 2008
Three University of Western Sydney law students have taken top honours in the Australian Law Students Association mooting competition.
Date: 31 Jul 2008
A group of keen University of Western Sydney knitters will brave a chilly winter morning at the UWS Campbelltown Campus on Friday 1 August to take part in a "Knit In".
Date: 28 Jul 2008
The University of Western Sydney is gaining an international reputation for its property expertise.
Date: 23 Jul 2008
Australian women's vital role in the nation's war history will be honoured in a new book by a noted historian from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Jul 2008
The University of Western Sydney and the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Club have developed a community engagement project which successfully tackles challenging behaviour in primary schools.
Date: 21 Jul 2008
An interactive new exhibition at the University of Western Sydney will provide a unique way of experiencing art that is much more than a feast for the eyes.
Date: 21 Jul 2008
In the aftermath of World Youth Day, the University of Western Sydney will hold a conference to explore the beneficial and harmful impacts of religion.
Date: 16 Jul 2008
The battle for equal opportunity and pay for women will not be won, unless there is a return to feminism - according to an academic from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 15 Jul 2008
An expert on military law says the enlistment of the Australian Defence Force to provide security, logistics and other support during World Youth Day (WYD) in Sydney and the Papal visit is another sign of the growing use of the defence force in civilian settings.
Date: 15 Jul 2008
A new University of Western Sydney research venture will ensure that Australia's forensic scientists and crime scene investigators are of a global standard.
Date: 11 Jul 2008
Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam will celebrate his 92nd birthday today by generously giving a gift to the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney - a package of historic letters and documents that span Mr Whitlam's extraordinary political and public life.
Date: 08 Jul 2008
During National Diabetes Week (13 to 19 July), the University of Western Sydney is calling for people who think they may have diabetes, or elevated blood sugar levels, to participate in a clinical trial which may lead to a new treatment to help control the condition.
Date: 08 Jul 2008
The University of Western Sydney has invited more than 1600 high school students to experience life at UWS for a day.
Date: 04 Jul 2008
A who's who of Australian political, business and community leaders are coming together to celebrate Gough Whitlam's 92nd birthday on Friday 11 July 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Date: 01 Jul 2008
As we come to terms with the tragic news from Cowra and Pericoe in recent days, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from leading mental health and trauma expert, Professor Beverley Raphael.
Date: 01 Jul 2008
University of Western Sydney economist Associate Professor Steve Keen says regulation of lenders will go a long way towards improving the Australian financial system.
Date: 26 Jun 2008
With the release of a Senate Committee's Report on euthanasia in the Northern Territory putting the highly-charged issue back in the public spotlight, the University of Western Sydney offers comment from law and euthanasia researcher, Katrina George.
Date: 25 Jun 2008
'Learning Leaders in times of change', the first study to systematically access the "insider's view" of different university roles provides fascinating insights into the perceptions and the reality of leadership and the gap between the two.
Date: 24 Jun 2008
A new University of Western Sydney study of Australian organisations has revealed that while there is growing awareness of Business Process Management (BPM) only half the organisations are committed to BPM.
Date: 24 Jun 2008
Vast reserves of uranium in Australia suggest a carbon-neutral, nuclear powered future may be possible. However, current public and political debate suggests nuclear is still not an option, but what does science say?
Date: 23 Jun 2008
Gail Jones, a well-known Australian novelist and a researcher at the University of Western Sydney, has brought literary success to UWS by being shortlisted for two of the world's most prestigious literary awards.
Date: 18 Jun 2008
Accepting the need for sustainable housing in Sydney has become part and parcel of containing rising costs of living for ordinary families, according to an urban research expert speaking at a public forum on Thursday 19 June.
Date: 17 Jun 2008
High oil and petrol prices are finally focusing attention on the real issue of meeting the future energy needs of Australia, according to a fossil fuel expert speaking at a public forum this Thursday in Sydney.
Date: 17 Jun 2008
Influential media buyer and well-known philanthropist Harold Mitchell AO will officially open the University of Western Sydney's new convergent media studios on Wednesday 18 June.
Date: 17 Jun 2008
The University of Western Sydney School of Medicine is set to host the NSW finals of the 2008 Australian Brain Bee Challenge - the largest ever - where schools from around NSW will test their knowledge on a range of neuroscience topics.
Date: 16 Jun 2008
For many migrants and refugees, a new life in the "lucky country" is the beginning of an exciting journey, where for the first time they have the opportunity to transform their dreams into reality.
Date: 13 Jun 2008
Former Prime Minister, Mr Gough Whitlam, is set to celebrate his 92nd birthday, with the Whitlam family and the Whitlam Institute marking the milestone with a celebratory lunch.
Date: 10 Jun 2008
University of Western Sydney researchers have received research funding of $2.1 million to tackle real-world challenges and provide solutions that will make a difference to our lives.
Date: 10 Jun 2008
As world oil prices soar, the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has convened a public forum to deliver the latest research and ideas to help all Australians debate the future of fossil fuels.
Date: 06 Jun 2008
A public health expert at the University of Western Sydney cautions politicians and policy makers to rely on research rather than stereotypes when developing health programs for men.
Date: 04 Jun 2008
A University of Western Sydney multiculturalism expert says the racially charged debate surrounding the proposal to build an Islamic school in south-west Sydney is reflective of a wide-spread problem in Australia.
Date: 03 Jun 2008
The University of Western Sydney will maintain its commitment to human rights by hosting an open forum that will provide an insight into the lives of people living in Tibet.
Date: 03 Jun 2008
The University of Western Sydney has announced four prestigious new professorial appointments to its School of Social Sciences.
Date: 03 Jun 2008
Following the decision today by the Reserve Bank of Australia to leave the official interest rate at 7.25 per cent, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment and analysis from Associate Professor Steve Keen.
Date: 02 Jun 2008
A psychology of religion expert from the University of Western Sydney says the survivors of the earthquake in the Sichuan province of China will require psychological and spiritual support if they are to fully recover.
Date: 29 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney's Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid has gone back to the classroom to be Principal for a Day at Rooty Hill High School.
Date: 29 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney's Associate Professor Moira Carmody, a noted expert and researcher on sexual assault prevention and education, has been appointed to the Australian Government's National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children.
Date: 29 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney welcomes the recent Federal Budget announcement to inject $500 million in infrastructure funding into the higher education sector.
Date: 26 May 2008
Four teams of third year economics students from the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus have just completed consultancy projects with Fairfield City Council that address current economic issues the Council faces in its economic development work.
Date: 21 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney today announced plans to locate a growing suite of academic and professional development courses next year on the UWS Nirimba Campus in Blacktown.
Date: 21 May 2008
Eighteen high schools across Sydney are competing in the 2008 Unischools Steer Challenge organised by the University of Western Sydney's School of Natural Sciences.
Date: 21 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney's College of Business will hold a public forum on Wednesday 28 May to highlight the latest corporate scandal that has seen US executives fiddle their bonuses to get a better price at the expense of shareholders.
Date: 20 May 2008
The $20 billion investment fund for infrastructure announced in the Federal Budget has cemented the issue firmly on the political agenda. But how this money can be best spent is still to be fully outlined.
Date: 20 May 2008
Each year, many of the world's greatest writers and thinkers converge at the Sydney Writers Festival to present their views on a wide range of topics relating to literature, film and new media.
Date: 19 May 2008
Set aside your old prejudices - culture, creativity and complexity are no longer confined to the inner-city suburbs of Sydney.
Date: 19 May 2008
Medical students from the University of Western Sydney are striving to keep the legacy of John Flynn alive by providing much needed health care to regional Australia.
Date: 14 May 2008
A business and export survey conducted in Penrith with the help of UWS College of Business students has revealed that it has become a significant export hub for Western Sydney. However, Penrith will still face significant challenges in meeting its goal of creating 28,000 additional jobs by 2031.
Date: 14 May 2008
Australia's silent army of family carers who take care of the elderly and disabled at home had high hopes that their plight would finally be addressed in last night's federal budget. What they got was a promise that carer payments would be extended to 19,000 additional carers of children with disability.
Date: 13 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment on the Federal Budget.
Date: 13 May 2008
The critical issue of how to power the future of Australia will be discussed in a series of public forums which begin this afternoon.
Date: 09 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney has joined forces with schools in Greater Western Sydney to implement programs which will, among other things, help improve school retention rates, boost students' skills in key areas such as science and maths, and increase educational opportunities for Indigenous students.
Date: 09 May 2008
Mortgage stress is a condition familiar to a growing number of Australians. Today it affects more than 700,000 or 13 per cent of households. But successive interest rate hikes combined with soaring food and petrol prices now mean that the time it takes to move into mortgage stress is accelerating, says a University of Western Sydney economist.
Date: 08 May 2008
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has announced Coonabarabran High School student Amelia Adam as the overall winner of the "What Matters?" essay competition for 2008.
Date: 08 May 2008
Media are invited to attend the launch of the University of Western Sydney's strategic plan, "Building Better Relationships with Schools".
Date: 07 May 2008
The University of Western Sydney is taking climate change seriously with new initiatives by the UWS Greening Taskforce to reduce waste and stamp out carbon emissions.
Date: 07 May 2008
Contrary to popular opinion, young Australians don't just care about their mobile phones and MySpace pages. The winning entries from the Whitlam Institute's "What Matters?" competition reveal that our young people are concerned with important issues such as global warming and bullying.
Date: 06 May 2008
Two monumental artworks, inspired by a fairground carousel and the nature of modern digital technologies, have taken out the University of Western Sydney's Acquisitive Sculpture Award for 2008.
Date: 05 May 2008
University of Western Sydney medical researchers are launching a study to investigate how Australians would cope psychologically and emotionally in the face of an emergency, including a nuclear accident or attack.
Date: 05 May 2008
Heart disease is widely attributed to lifestyle factors such as lack of physical exercise, smoking and unhealthy weight and diet but the onset of cardiovascular disease can also come down to genetics.
Date: 05 May 2008
Aquatic life in a five kilometre stretch of a unique river system in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area has been almost wiped out by pollution from a disused coal mine, a University of Western Sydney study has found.
Date: 05 May 2008
The Hon. Gough Whitlam, AC QC, will attend a special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony this Wednesday, May 7 2008, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 05 May 2008
The Reserve Bank of Australia board meeting this week is likely to be a non-event, says University of Western Sydney economist, Associate Professor Steve Keen.
Date: 01 May 2008
The drought has encouraged Australians to think more wisely about water, now a leading energy expert says it's time to do the same with energy.
Date: 30 Apr 2008
New research reveals why the current generation of tech-savvy girls, confident in using computers at home, are not switching on to computer subjects at school or pursuing careers in IT.
Date: 30 Apr 2008
Proposed amendments to the Trade Practices Act designed to promote competition and reduce anti-competitive behaviour by large businesses against small firms are just the first step, says an expert in corporate law at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 Apr 2008
A unique new partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Fairfield City Council means twice as many free tutoring sessions will now be available to school students - giving kids a helping hand with their studies and a head start on their career.
Date: 28 Apr 2008
The University of Western Sydney has entered into a unique partnership with global multinational company Polaris Software that will ensure that the community of Greater Western Sydney is at the forefront of corporate advances in science and information technology.
Date: 24 Apr 2008
As the nation solemnly prepares for Anzac Day and the special commemorations to mark the efforts of World War I Diggers on the Western Front, a University of Western Sydney historian says we should also reflect on the contributions of some of our forgotten war heroes - our WWI nurses.
Date: 23 Apr 2008
A new endowed chair in General Practice at the University of Western Sydney will help address the critical shortage of GPs in Greater Western Sydney and produce home-grown medical graduates that are in tune with the unique health needs of the local communities.
Date: 23 Apr 2008
The University of Western Sydney's Autumn graduation ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm had a distinct international flavour, with graduands and their families having the pleasure of listening to an occasional speech given by a distinguished Malaysian academic.
Date: 21 Apr 2008
A stylised human pyramid, a fairground carousel, a pack of wild dogs and a spiralling apple peel. These are just some of the inspiring sculptures on display as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2008 Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition.
Date: 21 Apr 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd foreshadowed at the recent community cabinet meeting in Penrith that the University of Western Sydney is positioned to play a key role in Australia's education revolution.
Date: 16 Apr 2008
With the timely and critical issue of human rights now making headlines and sparking debate around the world, the University of Western Sydney will host a series of open forums on the subject beginning next week.
Date: 16 Apr 2008
Thousands of students are getting set to don cap and gown as they prepare to graduate from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 15 Apr 2008
The University of Western Sydney has recently appointed Janet Sayer to its Campus Development Committee.
Date: 14 Apr 2008
UWSCollege, a wholly owned entity of the University of Western Sydney, has been providing English language classes and support for newly arrived migrants and refugees for the last ten years.
Date: 14 Apr 2008
New million dollar facilities at the University of Western Sydney will give media professionals the edge to stand-out from the crowd.
Date: 14 Apr 2008
The critical issue of how to power the future of Australia will be discussed in a series of public forums organised by the Whitlam Institute and the College of Health and Science within the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 10 Apr 2008
In the first study of its kind in Australia, UWS researchers from the School of Education and the Centre for Educational Research have tested a school behaviour initiative that has improved students' behaviour and is making a big difference in schools in the Western Sydney region.
Date: 10 Apr 2008
In the fallout from the Opes Prime collapse the subsequent investigation conducted by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is likely to raise some uncomfortable questions for the regulator, says a University of Western Sydney expert on corporate governance.
Date: 09 Apr 2008
An expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment in the lead up to and during the trial of ten James Hardie directors and executives, set to start later this year.
Date: 09 Apr 2008
New research by the University of Western Sydney reveals a hidden resource in retirees - "grey armies" that have the capacity to transform our workforce and provide an answer to our nation's skills shortages. However those who aren't enjoying their job prior to retiring or have had bad work experiences are unlikely to join the revolution.
Date: 09 Apr 2008
While the primary focus of media attention and medical treatment is the individual's battle with anorexia nervosa, research from University of Western Sydney reveals that anorexia can have a long term impact on the physical, social, and psychological well-being of the entire family.
Date: 08 Apr 2008
The Hilton Hotel bombing in Sydney in 1978 - which killed three people, injured numerous others and lead to a series of trials, imprisonment and acquittals - shattered Australia's innocence to the spectre of terrorism. But how did these events shape how we deal with terrorism in 2008?
Date: 04 Apr 2008
Corporate governance expert, Professor Michael Adams from the University of Western Sydney can provide media comment on the stunning meltdown of stockbroking firm, Opes Prime, and the fallout that has left hundreds of listed companies and their investors facing massive financial losses.
Date: 02 Apr 2008
The Choir of Hard Knocks television series gave voice to homeless people living on the streets. Now, a group of homeless young people who have been doing it tough in the Illawarra are hoping that a new literary effort will also be a force for positive change.
Date: 01 Apr 2008
University of Western Sydney economist, Associate Professor Steve Keen, says today's announcement of a hold on official interest rates will refocus attention to an inflation-fighting May budget. However, he believes the Federal Government will still have its sights on the wrong target.
Date: 01 Apr 2008
An international expert in intercultural music and composition will work with academics from the University of Western Sydney to bring world-class music to the western suburbs.
Date: 01 Apr 2008
The University of Western Sydney will be contributing to a long term strategy for the nation's future, with a strong contingent of UWS staff, including the Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid, set to take part in the Rudd Government's Australia 2020 Summit.
Date: 27 Mar 2008
The popularity of complementary medicine in Australia will be acknowledged at an international gathering of complementary health care scientists and researchers this weekend in Sydney.
Date: 27 Mar 2008
A window that provides light at night and a possum that prevents limescale. These are two of the designs created by young inventors from the University of Western Sydney that have been selected this week as finalists for the Dyson Student Award - the student section of the Australian Design Award.
Date: 25 Mar 2008
A researcher from the University of Western Sydney has found a practical solution to the pressures facing the over-burdened and under-staffed Australian health system.
Date: 20 Mar 2008
The University of Western Sydney is once again throwing its support behind Earth Hour - an initiative to encourage action to cut greenhouse emissions and tackle the problem of climate change.
Date: 20 Mar 2008
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is asking young people from across NSW and the ACT to write about the issues in society that are important to them.
Date: 18 Mar 2008
While nearly 90 percent of Australian women initiate breastfeeding, a tiny one per cent of Australian children are breastfed for the minimum duration recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Date: 18 Mar 2008
Whether you spend Easter Sunday attending mass or eating chocolate eggs, an academic from the University of Western Sydney says the popular holiday addresses some truths about the human condition that transcend religion.
Date: 13 Mar 2008
Globalisation is seen by many as a negative force in the world - pushing material wealth further from the reach of the poor. But an international academic visiting the University of Western of Sydney believes incorporating principles from the world's religions could work hand-in-hand with economic theories to close the wealth gap.
Date: 13 Mar 2008
Women in South West Sydney are less likely to make use of health screening such as regular pap smears than women in most other areas of Sydney, according to the 2007 NSW Cancer Institute Report. This can have a significant negative impact on women's health.
Date: 12 Mar 2008
In Australia, where 19 per cent of the population has some form of disability, studies show that people with disabilities are up to three times more likely to be unemployed. While negative employer attitudes can be blamed for the perception that disability and paid work don't go together, new research on the subject may change some minds.
Date: 11 Mar 2008
A PhD graduate from the University of Western Sydney says Australia should look to the unique cultures and self-organisation of Aboriginal peoples to alleviate the problems that they are experiencing today.
Date: 10 Mar 2008
The University of Western Sydney will welcome the symbol of World Youth Day in a special ceremony to mark the Australian journey of the giant wooden cross at Campbelltown Campus on Wednesday 26 March.
Date: 07 Mar 2008
On Friday March 7, the charitable spirit of the Western Sydney community was recognised when Helen Walker, the founding manager of Great Community Transport (GCT), was named the 'Woman of the West' for 2008.
Date: 04 Mar 2008
The University of Western Sydney has been recognised for the 5th consecutive year as an 'Employer of Choice for Women' by the Commonwealth Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
Date: 04 Mar 2008
As part of its International Women's Day celebrations, the University of Western Sydney will hold an art exhibition that asks the question, how far have women come and what has been left behind?
Date: 04 Mar 2008
The decision by the Reserve Bank Board today to boost interest rates a further 0.25 per cent will create more hardship for Australian families already battling to pay their mortgages and keep their homes, says a University of Western Sydney economics expert.
Date: 03 Mar 2008
A group of young people are making news in the region for all the right reasons thanks to the high jumping skills of some four-legged friends.
Date: 25 Feb 2008
In celebration of International Women's Day, the University of Western Sydney will announce the winners of its Women of the West Award during a special ceremony at the UWS Parramatta Campus on Friday 7 March, 2008.
Date: 19 Feb 2008
In 2007, more than 80 per cent of Australian adults say they participated in some form of gambling. Yet in spite of its popularity nationwide, more people are now recognising that the nation's love affair with gambling also has a dark side.
Date: 19 Feb 2008
Over recent years, the planet Mars has baffled scientists who, believing that our closest neighbour contains water, have searched the planet for some form of life but have only been able to find dry river beds.
Date: 18 Feb 2008
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is once again calling on young people to share their views on what it will take to build a better society.
Date: 13 Feb 2008
Aside from the few fluttering hearts, Valentine's Day is mostly viewed as an irritating invasion of overpriced flowers, cupids and cards.
Date: 11 Feb 2008
A research project conducted by the University of Western Sydney (UWS) has revealed that 51 per cent of women experience some form of violence at the hands of their own children.
Date: 11 Feb 2008
Studies have shown that eight in ten people want to die in their own home. Yet today, only about two in ten of us actually get to do so. Most deaths take place in a hospital or other medical facility such as a nursing home.
Date: 11 Feb 2008
The University of Western Sydney welcomes the Federal Government's national apology to Indigenous Australians.
Date: 04 Feb 2008
As the Reserve Bank Board meets on Tuesday 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: 04 Feb 2008
The Reserve Bank of Australia board should resist the temptation to raise interest rates when it meets tomorrow, says University of Western Sydney economist, Associate Professor Steve Keen.
Date: 29 Jan 2008
As thousands of kids load up their school bags and return to class this week, a University of Western Sydney health expert is warning parents to pay close attention to prevent back injury.
Date: 24 Jan 2008
In the lead-up to the new school year, an expert in early childhood education from the University of Western Sydney says all school students should be given adequate preparation for the classrooms of the 21st Century.
Date: 23 Jan 2008
With an estimated $1.2 trillion tied up in superannuation funds, you couldn't blame Australia's mum and dad investors for being more than a little nervous yesterday when $104 billion was wiped off the local stock market.
Date: 22 Jan 2008
You could be forgiven for thinking socialising and earning money are issues most important to young Australians, and while they are essential in life, what young people really value is safety, according to preliminary findings from a landmark national identity study being conducted by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 21 Jan 2008
Media reports today about higher education attrition rates don't reveal the full picture of what's happening at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 18 Jan 2008
The University of Western Sydney is set to make 9282 main round offers to students today.
Date: 18 Jan 2008
The university main round offers are out, but perhaps you didn't quite get the offer you were looking for. Students considering study at university in 2008 can contact the University of Western Sydney to find out about late round offers into courses or explore the alternative pathways into uni.
Date: 16 Jan 2008
People with disabilities in the Greater Western Sydney region who want to go to university, undertake a course at TAFE or pursue an apprenticeship and then move into the workforce will now have extra help with the expansion of a federally-funded program hosted by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 14 Jan 2008
New technology including the mobile phone, wireless internet and even the digital camera has changed the way we keep in contact with our mates.
Date: 14 Jan 2008
Busy hospital emergency departments (EDs) are often the only avenue for people to access immediate medical care after hours, but with EDs often overstretched the GP clinic at Nepean Hospital is providing the service the community needs.