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Date: 23 Dec 2009
Following the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference the University of Western Sydney has a range of environmental law experts available for media comment about the consequences for Australia, its trading partners and the world's indigenous peoples.
Date: 17 Dec 2009
South Western Sydney Indigenous communities and University of Western Sydney medical students will soon benefit from closer ties between the University and the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation (TAC).
Date: 17 Dec 2009
A collaborative research project to develop a bionic eye has received $42 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC). The successful team, Bionic Vision Australia, includes Professor John Morley from the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine.
Date: 17 Dec 2009
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to discuss measures to address climate change, the University of Western Sydney can provide experts to comment on the economic, legal and social impact the proposals may have on Australians.
Date: 15 Dec 2009
Time is fast approaching for prospective students to decide which university degree they will undertake in 2010.
Date: 14 Dec 2009
After a weekend of alcohol-fuelled violence and hundreds of arrests, the University of Western Sydney offers media comment from policing expert Dr Michael Kennedy, about the outcomes from the trans-Tasman Operation Unite, and the broader strategies around high-visibility policing.
Date: 14 Dec 2009
The University of Western Sydney has recognised the outstanding contributions of its community, industry and government partners at its annual University Awards ceremony.
Date: 14 Dec 2009
The University of Western Sydney has recognised the outstanding achievements of its academic and administrative staff at the annual University Awards ceremony.
Date: 14 Dec 2009
A new initiative will ensure that pre-service teachers from the University of Western Sydney have a strong understanding of the cultures and communities they are likely to work in.
Date: 10 Dec 2009
First published in 'The Age' on Thursday 10 December, 2009.
Date: 10 Dec 2009
Human rights and global peace have fallen off the agenda at Copenhagen says an environmental and international law expert at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 07 Dec 2009
The experiences of female, long-term, foster carers will be explored in a new study which will provide a fresh perspective on the foster care system and help improve the outcomes for children and carers.
Date: 07 Dec 2009
Demand to study at the University of Western Sydney is on the rise, with UWS experiencing an increase in first preferences for 2010 to over 9500 - a jump of almost 5 per cent from last year.
Date: 30 Nov 2009
In the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, economic leaders, including Federal Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry, will gather today in Sydney to offer their analysis and opinion on possible future directions for Australia's economy in the new international environment.
Date: 26 Nov 2009
In the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, economic leaders, including Federal Treasury Secretary Dr Ken Henry, will gather in Sydney on Monday 30 November to offer their analysis and opinion on possible future directions for Australia's economy in the new international environment.
Date: 25 Nov 2009
The month of November signals the countdown to one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the school calendar - the Schools Spectacular - and the University of Western Sydney is again proud to support this showcase of talent across NSW public schools.
Date: 25 Nov 2009
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) have recognised the outstanding teaching skills of two staff members from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Nov 2009
An electric motorcycle, new medical devices for children, and innovative furniture for urban living will be on display at the University of Western Sydney's 'Widevision.16' exhibition, opening today in Pyrmont.
Date: 23 Nov 2009
Australian women are invited to participate in a University of Western Sydney study which will explore their experiences of medical screening and test procedures during pregnancy.
Date: 18 Nov 2009
From 19 to 29 November, 2009, the major works of music and art students from the University of Western Sydney will be on public display.
Date: 18 Nov 2009
As jurors are faced with increasingly complex and lengthy trials, legal scholars and practitioners will gather in Sydney to investigate how to achieve meaningful reform.
Date: 17 Nov 2009
The creative works of University of Western Sydney students will be on public display next week at the annual 'Widevision.16' and 'Manifest' graduate exhibitions.
Date: 16 Nov 2009
A University of Western Sydney researcher says the big turnout of women at last weekend's Girls Day Out at Rosehill shows how racing meets have moved back to their colonial roots by focusing on festivities over gambling.
Date: 09 Nov 2009
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney will examine the attitudes, emotions and decision-making processes of women who are living with rheumatoid arthritis and are hoping to become pregnant.
Date: 09 Nov 2009
A biography of the man most credited with creating the rules for Australian Rules Football has revealed deep family links to Western Sydney, an area previously thought to lack a cultural connection to Australia's national sporting code.
Date: 07 Nov 2009
Curbing population growth in Western Sydney to keep water sources in the region sustainable is one option to be debated at a public forum to be convened this weekend by the University of Western Sydney and Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures.
Date: 05 Nov 2009
Music students at the University of Western Sydney have been given something new to sing about, following the arrival of a Steinway grand piano at the Penrith campus.
Date: 05 Nov 2009
The University of Western Sydney has been short-listed as finalists for two categories in the prestigious Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) National Awards 2009.
Date: 04 Nov 2009
As Greater Western Sydney's (GWS) population continues to boom, demand for skilled urban planners is set to rise. Responding to the need, the University of Western Sydney is expanding its urban management and planning programs.
Date: 02 Nov 2009
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are looking to interview mothers who have experienced difficulties caring for their children as a result of illness or disability to find new ways of tailoring their care to better suit their personal situations.
Date: 30 Oct 2009
Key researchers from the University of Western Sydney will converge in Parramatta today to discuss the local and global issues of social, environmental, cultural and economic sustainability at the 'Sustainability: Dimensions and Intersections' research symposium.
Date: 30 Oct 2009
Close to 1000 high school students from some 43 high schools from across Greater Western Sydney will get a taste of university life at UWS Day, being held on Tuesday 3 November, at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus.
Date: 30 Oct 2009
Eating food is more than bite, chew and swallow. From the first days of life, instinct tells us to see and smell before we bite. As we emerge from childhood, we understand how powerful sight and smell are to the enjoyment of food.
Date: 29 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney will mark the twenty-year anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child by hosting events designed to promote child wellbeing.
Date: 29 Oct 2009
A host of institutional leaders including Dr Ken Henry, Gary Banks, Bernie Fraser and Professor Warwick McKibbin will shine a light on the challenges of governing a modern economy at a symposium being held in Sydney on Monday 30 November, beginning 9am.
Date: 27 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney's commitment to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education has received a further boost with over $660,000 awarded by the Australian Research Council for Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development.
Date: 26 Oct 2009
A pilot study which found workers with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are 'pushed out' of employment before the MS impacts on their work will be expanded to investigate the reasons why they leave and find ways to keep them in the workforce longer.
Date: 26 Oct 2009
Leumeah High School students will raise awareness of Indigenous health and cultural issues at an all day event on Tuesday 27 October, 2009.
Date: 26 Oct 2009
Writer, film-maker, columnist and host of ABC Radio National's Late Night Live Phillip Adams AO will question whether the evolution of the media industry poses a threat to democracy at the 2009 Open Forum series on Tuesday the 10th of November, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 26 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney has appointed world-renowned environmental law activist, Mahesh Chander Mehta, to the School of Law as an honorary Adjunct Fellow.
Date: 26 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney's reputation as a modern and innovative research institution has had another significant boost, with UWS receiving over $3.8 million in funding in the latest round of research grants announced by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Date: 23 Oct 2009
Plans to address Australia's shortage of science, technology and maths graduates are set to receive a boost with the University of Western Sydney receiving a $4 million grant from the Federal Government to help develop a multi-million dollar Science Education and Research Precinct for the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 23 Oct 2009
The next stage to restore the historic Female Orphan School at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus will soon be underway thanks to a generous grant from the Federal Government.
Date: 23 Oct 2009
As a hot and dry summer approaches, a University of Western Sydney water expert is urging people to be clever in the way they garden to help conserve water supplies.
Date: 20 Oct 2009
An innovative Western Sydney project which creates new ways for artists, businesses and communities to collaborate will be explored at a forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney tomorrow.
Date: 19 Oct 2009
Women can significantly improve 'that time of the month,' by learning more about how premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can affect their minds and bodies and by adopting stress management and relaxation techniques.
Date: 16 Oct 2009
The challenges of balancing the water needs of the environment, agriculture, industry and the community in Western Sydney will be explored in a public forum convened by the University of Western Sydney and Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures on Saturday 7 November 2009.
Date: 12 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney will offer postgraduate students the opportunity to enrol in an innovative new doctoral research program in 2010.
Date: 09 Oct 2009
Music and film are universal art forms that transcend cultural and racial boundaries. For Greater Western Sydney, which is home to more than 100 nationalities, music and film are important ways of sharing and celebrating our diversity.
Date: 09 Oct 2009
A review of clinical trials of Chinese herbal medicines, widely used in Asia to treat the early stages of diabetes, has found some may help prevent the development of the disease but more research is needed to establish their efficacy.
Date: 07 Oct 2009
Addressing social factors, not just expanding medical treatment, are essential to improve men's health according to researchers from the University of Western Sydney presenting at the National Men's Health Gathering in Newcastle this week.
Date: 06 Oct 2009
The University of Western Sydney's UWSCollege is launching the region's first dedicated English language testing centre in a move that will support Greater Western Sydney's migrant and refugee settlement programs and services for new arrivals.
Date: 29 Sep 2009
A University of Western Sydney researcher has won a major award for her pioneering clinical research into acupuncture techniques for women.
Date: 29 Sep 2009
A UWS graduate has been named the state's top Woman Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice by the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales.
Date: 23 Sep 2009
A University of Western Sydney graduate has been named Sydney's Engineering Student of the Year by Engineers Australia.
Date: 23 Sep 2009
Engaging students in science will be the topic of discussion when over 100 of the state's science teachers gather at the University of Western Sydney for the Science Teachers' Association of NSW (STANSW) annual conference, being held at UWS Campbelltown campus, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September.
Date: 22 Sep 2009
The University of Western Sydney has invited the region's most gifted high school students to participate in the 'UWS Digital Master Class' - an advanced digital arts and convergent media workshop.
Date: 21 Sep 2009
More than two and a half thousand students will flock to the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus this week to receive their degrees at the 2009 Spring Graduation Ceremonies.
Date: 18 Sep 2009
Kristel Thornell, a PhD student from the University of Western Sydney's Writing and Society Research Group, has been announced as the joint recipient of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award for 2009.
Date: 17 Sep 2009
Despite the neon spotlight of public attention on Sydney's troubled nightlife problems still persist. Cultural researchers hope an ambitious new survey of residents, workers and visitors will better inform policy-making and breathe sustainable life into the city after dark.
Date: 14 Sep 2009
Food may be essential to life but the journey from paddock to plate can be a challenge, especially in large cities like Sydney. A conference to be convened at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus on 24 September will focus on how to feed growing cities when agricultural land, water and resources are in short supply.
Date: 14 Sep 2009
A University of Western Sydney study to help women to identify and prioritise the things that may help to alleviate sadness or depression is recruiting participants until 30 September, 2009.
Date: 11 Sep 2009
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed the Federal Government's appointment of Dr Zhong Tao as one of the nation's first Future Fellows, an initiative for promising mid-career researchers.
Date: 10 Sep 2009
Margaret Whitlam AO, the wife of former Prime Minister, the Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC, has made a unique personal contribution to the 'Mrs Prime Minister - Public Image, Private Lives' exhibition.
Date: 10 Sep 2009
The University of Western Sydney will acknowledge its relationship with the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG by appointing him as Adjunct Professor to the School of Law.
Date: 09 Sep 2009
The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, recently retired Justice of the High Court and renowned human rights champion, will deliver an address at the 2009 Open Forum series on Thursday 10 September, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 07 Sep 2009
A University of Western Sydney researcher has won a major international award in Bangkok for his work into the sustainable use and management of Australia's natural ecosystems.
Date: 07 Sep 2009
The role of being a Prime Minister's wife has developed and changed since Federation, and over the years the women have led fascinating and influential lives. Amongst them are fashion designers, champion swimmers, philanthropists and one who became the first female member of the House of Representatives in her own right.
Date: 02 Sep 2009
The AFL's campaign to deliver a new AFL team for Greater Western Sydney in 2012 - Team GWS - has received a major boost with the University of Western Sydney and the AFL forging a partnership to develop community participation and educational opportunities across the Greater Western Sydney region.
Date: 02 Sep 2009
A group of fifteen senior Indigenous high school students from Wellington and Walgett High Schools in rural NSW had the opportunity to experience university life first-hand when they attended the University of Western Sydney's Open Day at the Parramatta campus on Sunday 30 August, 2009.
Date: 01 Sep 2009
The AFL's campaign to deliver a new AFL team for Greater Western Sydney in 2012 - Team GWS - has received a major boost with the University of Western Sydney and the AFL forging a partnership to develop community participation and educational opportunities across the Greater Western Sydney region.
Date: 28 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney and the state's peak Aboriginal Affairs body, the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, have joined forces in an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing the skills and employment prospects of Aboriginal students.
Date: 28 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney will be throwing open its doors to thousands of prospective students and members of the community for UWS Open Day at the Parramatta campus, this Sunday 30 August, 2009.
Date: 24 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney congratulates its very own world champion, with Dani Samuels, a 21-year-old UWS student, winning Australia's first gold medal in the women's discus event at the athletics world championships in Berlin.
Date: 24 Aug 2009
A leading expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment on the recent penalties imposed on the James Hardie directors and executives.
Date: 20 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus is known for its idyllic grounds, complete with green sloping hills and impressive outdoor artworks that dot the landscape.
Date: 20 Aug 2009
Occasionally, something happens in the brash world of 21st century sport that gives pause for thought. We've got used to the hoopla - dancers, drummers, rock bands, parachutists, dirigibles and so on - but a close game terminated because the fireworks couldn't wait?
Date: 18 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney Media Unit has introduced a new RSS Newsfeed to provide a more timely alert on media stories appearing on the University's website. From tomorrow, the new RSS service replaces the weekly UWS Media Digest email.
Date: 18 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney is busily preparing for one of the biggest events in its calendar, with thousands of prospective students and members of the community set to visit UWS Open Day 2009 at the Parramatta campus on Sunday 30 August, 9am-2pm.
Date: 18 Aug 2009
A discovery of unexpected phenomena in neighbouring galaxies by a team at the University of Western Sydney may also help to explain a long-standing mystery in astronomy.
Date: 18 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney will welcome prospective students interested in completing a Business Masters to the Parramatta campus on Monday 24 August, 2009.
Date: 17 Aug 2009
Images and personal documents that provide a rare glimpse into the lives of our former prime minister's wives will be on display for all Sydneysiders when the exhibition Mrs Prime Minister - Public Image, Private Lives opens in September, hosted by the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney, and displayed in the gallery of the historic Female Orphan School on the Parramatta campus.
Date: 14 Aug 2009
A record number of 75,000 people ran from Sydney's central business district to Bondi Beach in this year's City2Surf, and the first female to cross the finishing line was a student from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 13 Aug 2009
Ten UWS staff members have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning in this year's national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
Date: 12 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney will receive almost $10 million from the Federal Government to establish additional clinical schools at Bathurst and Lismore in regional NSW for UWS medical students.
Date: 11 Aug 2009
The University of Western Sydney Media Unit has introduced a new RSS Newsfeed to provide a more timely alert on media stories appearing on the University's website. The new service will replace the weekly UWS Media Digest email. The last Media Digest will be emailed on Tuesday 18 August.
Date: 30 Jul 2009
The adventures of young Australian volunteers will be the focus of a new photographic exhibition at the University of Western Sydney's Margot Hardy Gallery, at the Bankstown campus.
Date: 28 Jul 2009
The University of Western Sydney has established a new psychological treatment facility which will provide assistance for people whose quality of life has diminished as a result of chronic medical conditions or serious injury.
Date: 28 Jul 2009
A new leading edge research facility to help scientists develop renewable energies, new materials and better understand the natural world will be opened by The Hon. Jodi McKay MP, Minister for Science and Medical Research, at the University of Western Sydney later today.
Date: 27 Jul 2009
The University of Western Sydney has presented Nick Lalich, Fairfield City Mayor, with a cheque for $36,000 to support the education of local young people through the innovative YourTutor program.
Date: 23 Jul 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will help women to identify and prioritise the things that may help to alleviate sadness or depression.
Date: 22 Jul 2009
The global financial sector needs to be cut down to size and constrained in ways that would prevent future economic crises from developing, says Professor John Quiggin, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science, University of Queensland.
Date: 22 Jul 2009
University of Western Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid AM, will officially open the University's $22 million, 343 bed student apartment complex on Thursday.
Date: 21 Jul 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will aim to understand the goals, motivations and experiences of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investors.
Date: 19 Jul 2009
The quality of life for thousands of Australians with dementia will improve following the release of a new study which builds a framework for training carers to identify the stages of the disease and better assess individual needs.
Date: 17 Jul 2009
University of Western Sydney School of Communication Arts students have harnessed the power of the multimedia web to report live from Australia's first national youth climate change conference held on the weekend.
Date: 17 Jul 2009
The University of Western Sydney is set to host a conference of international experts that will explore the global links and relationships between politics and religion.
Date: 17 Jul 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will help women to identify and prioritise the things that may help to alleviate sadness or depression.
Date: 16 Jul 2009
A new research centre at the University of Western Sydney will explore the intricacies of Muslim culture and promote in-depth discussion about the place of Muslim communities in multicultural societies such as Australia.
Date: 13 Jul 2009
The University of Western Sydney is set to launch a new, leading research centre that will explore the place of Muslim communities in multicultural societies.
Date: 13 Jul 2009
First published in 'The Sydney Morning Herald' on Monday 13 July, 2009.
Date: 12 Jul 2009
Budding climate change activists are gathering today at the University of Western Sydney for Australia's first national youth climate summit, Power Shift 2009.
Date: 12 Jul 2009
Recently I was invited to speak at a community-based meeting about the future of democracy in Australia. After discussing some of the trends that confront our democracy - both positive and negative - I was asked an all too common question: "Why are young people not interested in politics?"
Date: 10 Jul 2009
The public will have a unique opportunity to hear first hand the thoughts of the nation's leading economists and a Reserve Bank Assistant Governor at the final session of the 'Getting to Grips with the Economy' series, presented by the Whitlam Institute and the University of Western Sydney School of Economics and Finance.
Date: 08 Jul 2009
A television documentary exploring revolutionary Australian renewable energy solutions to address climate change will screen at this weekend's national environment conference, Power Shift being held at the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus.
Date: 03 Jul 2009
The recent nationwide changes to the university admission process may have left parents and students even more confused about the process of applying for a course. The University of Western Sydney is offering parents access to quality information to help them make informed choices about their child's future.
Date: 03 Jul 2009
More than 220 law delegates will converge at the 64th annual Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) conference next week, to be hosted by the University of Western Sydney's School of Law.
Date: 02 Jul 2009
An art exhibition at the University of Western Sydney will help to promote acceptance, respect, harmony and understanding within Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 24 Jun 2009
Australians overwhelmingly believe cultural diversity is good for the nation but they remain concerned about how this may impact on social cohesion, according to a study to be discussed at a University of Western Sydney public lecture tonight.
Date: 24 Jun 2009
Baulkham Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre, in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney, will launch a report today on the challenges faced by refugees as they seek help services.
Date: 24 Jun 2009
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a frustrating, uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition that can cause chronic constipation. Now in a ground-breaking study, Sydney scientists are seeking volunteers for the trial of a new treatment based on Chinese herbal medicine.
Date: 22 Jun 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will help to increase the understanding of parents' views and experiences relating to Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Date: 17 Jun 2009
Over 120 Year 10 high school students from 34 schools around NSW gathered yesterday for the NSW finals of Australian Brain Bee Challenge at the University of Western Sydney Campbelltown campus.
Date: 16 Jun 2009
Talented students from the University of Western Sydney have combined their creative energies to produce an innovative new television current affairs program to be aired on Sydney's own free-to-air community channel, TVS.
Date: 16 Jun 2009
The recent changes surrounding university admission have left parents and students even more confused about the process of applying for a course. The University of Western Sydney is offering parents access to quality information to help them make informed choices about their child's future.
Date: 15 Jun 2009
The University of Western Sydney Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC), supported by NSW Health, has experts available for commentary during International Men's Health Week which begins today.
Date: 12 Jun 2009
Information Technology students Brent Wardlaw, Andras Mendik and Royston Bowmaker achieved second place at the Australian final of Microsoft's Imagine Cup with their original web-based technology aimed at reducing bushfire hazards.
Date: 11 Jun 2009
The large amount of information and discussion on the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has created much confusion amongst business owners as to what steps they need to take to safeguard their business. Most of the discussion has focussed on large corporations, but what are medium-sized businesses doing to address the current economic climate?
Date: 10 Jun 2009
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alison Jones as the Dean-elect of the UWS School of Medicine. She will take up the role as Dean at the end of September this year.
Date: 10 Jun 2009
A University of Western Sydney study will reveal new insights into the experiences, thoughts and feelings of employees who have suffered from panic attacks in their working lives.
Date: 10 Jun 2009
The NSW finals for the 2009 Australian Brain Bee Challenge for high school students will be held at the University of Western Sydney on Tuesday 16 June.
Date: 09 Jun 2009
Malcolm MacKerras AO, well-known political analyst and author of the Mackerras Electoral Pendulum, will speak at the 2009 Open Forum series on Wednesday 10 June, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 09 Jun 2009
The current financial crisis may be global but its impact hits right at the heart of Australian households. On 18 June, at the Riverside Theatres, the Whitlam Institute and the University of Western Sydney School of Economics and Finance are bringing to Parramatta a panel of experts to discuss the nature and true costs of the GFC on the very local level for individuals, workers and households.
Date: 08 Jun 2009
You can now stay up to date with news from the University of Western Sydney on Twitter.
Date: 08 Jun 2009
The UWS Contact Service Centre (CSC) has been ranked the top performer among tertiary call centres in the January-March 2009 report issued by Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA).
Date: 08 Jun 2009
Enterprising business students from the University of Western Sydney recently put their knowledge to work to raise over $22,000 for six deserving charities such as the Breast Cancer Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Youth Off The Streets.
Date: 08 Jun 2009
Two University of Western Sydney students have won national awards for their interactive DVD for the exhibition 'Women Transported - Life in Australia's Convict Female Factories' which reveals the harsh life of Australia's female convicts in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Date: 05 Jun 2009
Malcolm MacKerras AO, well-known political analyst and author of the Mackerras Electoral Pendulum, will speak at the 2009 Open Forum series on Wednesday 10 June, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 04 Jun 2009
The Hon. Gough Whitlam, AC QC, will attend a special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony on Thursday, June 4 2009, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus.
Date: 04 Jun 2009
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has announced Loreto Kirribilli student Kate Jordan as the overall winner of the 'What Matters?' essay competition for 2009.
Date: 01 Jun 2009
The Global Financial Crisis may loom large as the defining issue of 2009, but the winning entries from the Whitlam Institute's 'What Matters?' competition reveal that young people are far more concerned with equality, freedom of speech, strong and supportive relationships, and a healthy body as well as a healthy environment.
Date: 01 Jun 2009
A University of Western Sydney expert on military law says the turmoil produced by the global economic crisis could result in increased internal use of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Date: 29 May 2009
For many students, making the decision to study at university can be a very big step. Then there's the difficult choice between courses, campuses and careers.
Date: 29 May 2009
By Professor Janice Reid, UWS Vice-ChancellorThis opinion piece was first published by Online Opinion - Australia's e-journal of social and political debate
Date: 28 May 2009
Each year, National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of Indigenous Australians.
Date: 27 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment on the release later this week of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Men's Health.
Date: 27 May 2009
University of Western Sydney students from the School of Economics and Finance have completed consultancy projects for Fairfield and Parramatta City Councils to address key economic issues faced in each Council's area.
Date: 27 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate Reconciliation Week by hosting a Dreaming Film Festival on Friday 29 May, 2009.
Date: 25 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney will mark National Reconciliation Week with three commemorative events to be held on the University's Bankstown and Campbelltown campuses.
Date: 19 May 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will reveal the benefits of acupuncture to address the stress-related issues associated with infertility.
Date: 18 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney is preparing to select a new batch of stand-out students, who may become the next generation of home-grown doctors in Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 18 May 2009
On Tuesday 19 May 2009, the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus will host the official opening of the 2009 Unischools Steer Challenge.
Date: 18 May 2009
'Histrionics' - an exciting new television quiz show that is bringing history education to life - is being launched today by former NSW Premier, the Hon. Bob Carr, together with the University of Western Sydney's Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid and TVS Chief Executive Laurie Patton.
Date: 14 May 2009
A new University of Western Sydney research project will aim to make the experience of cancer more manageable by helping couples reclaim closeness and intimacy in their relationships.
Date: 13 May 2009
From Earth, planetary nebulae appear to be brightly coloured orbs of light. They are the fireworks of the universe, which many consider to be the most beautiful objects in the entire night sky.
Date: 13 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney is helping prospective students combine full-time work and study goals, providing flexible solutions to professionals interested in completing the Business Masters program.
Date: 13 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney has applauded the comprehensive funding package for the university sector announced in last night's Federal Budget - particularly the range of initiatives to get more Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education, according to UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid.
Date: 12 May 2009
A team of three law students from the University of Western Sydney have just taken out top mooting awards in Australia and, under the international spotlight, impressively argued before a collection of the Commonwealths' most prominent and luminary jurists.
Date: 12 May 2009
University of Western Sydney law graduate and former associate to retired High Court Justice Michael Kirby, Leonie Young, has been awarded the opportunity of a lifetime to undertake postgraduate study at Harvard University as a Knox Fellow.
Date: 11 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney is holding a special information session for prospective students who are interested in getting a six-month head start on their degree by commencing study in July this year.
Date: 08 May 2009
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment in the lead up to and following the 2009 Federal Budget.
Date: 05 May 2009
Young people are changing the way they engage with politics and Politics is going to have to change as a consequence.
Date: 05 May 2009
A sophisticated instrument that will help scientists further their research on projects as diverse as renewable energy and biological science has been purchased by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 04 May 2009
Indigenous Australians have a proud tradition of passing down knowledge and skills from older to younger generations.
Date: 29 Apr 2009
A new University of Western Sydney study will reveal the emotional and physical experiences of women who have undergone a hysterectomy following severe bleeding during child birth.
Date: 27 Apr 2009
The parallels between low income and subsidised housing in Australia and the United States have led housing specialists in Sydney and Chicago to take a collaborative approach to the problems associated with public housing in both nations.
Date: 24 Apr 2009
A leading law expert at the University of Western Sydney says the case against the James Hardie directors and executives is the most significant case ever undertaken in Australia in terms of misleading and deceptive corporate conduct since the NRMA case of 1995, when a few simple words in a prospectus stopped the conversion of the company to a listed commercial entity.
Date: 23 Apr 2009
Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women, The Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP, will be guest of honour at a public lecture tonight, Thursday 23 April, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 23 Apr 2009
A leading expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment as the verdict on the James Hardie case is handed down today at the NSW Supreme Court. Professor Michael Adams is Head of the School of Law at UWS, and for 25 years has conducted research into corporate law in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.
Date: 22 Apr 2009
The global economic situation in 2009 is complex and rapidly changing. It has been the subject of much debate and examination internationally, but what do we really know about the implications for Australia now and in the future?
Date: 21 Apr 2009
An innovative conference at the University of Western Sydney will attract international experts to discuss how information technologies can help resolve complex challenges such as a carbon free economy, the energy crisis and even social cohesion.
Date: 21 Apr 2009
The University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine Dean's Lecture Series will provide an opportunity for the community to hear from some of the nation's leading medical researchers based at the UWS Campbelltown campus.
Date: 17 Apr 2009
The University of Western Sydney is proud to present Lindsay Wasson, a highly regarded leader in school education in New South Wales and Greater Western Sydney, with an Honorary Fellowship as part of the University's Autumn Graduation ceremonies.
Date: 16 Apr 2009
Thousands of students are set to don cap and gown as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2009 Autumn Graduation, being held Saturday 18 April to Friday 24 April.
Date: 16 Apr 2009
Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women, The Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP, will be guest of honour at a public lecture on Thursday 23 April, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 15 Apr 2009
The public are invited to join a unique international forum "Digital Economy x Digital Ecosystems - the panacea for our troubled World" on Friday 24 April at the University of Western Sydney in which a panel of experts will explore how information and communications technology (ICT) can help the world tackle contemporary problems such as climate change.
Date: 15 Apr 2009
An expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment on the legal aspects of the BrisConnections case.
Date: 14 Apr 2009
Professor Jane Goodall, a novelist and member of the University of Western Sydney's Writing and Society Research Group, has been announced as the joint recipient of the prestigious Calibre Prize for 2009.
Date: 09 Apr 2009
An expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment as the BrisConnections case unfolds.
Date: 07 Apr 2009
A University of Western Sydney researcher has revealed the majority of Australians are supportive of Muslim women's decisions to wear traditional Islamic headscarves.
Date: 06 Apr 2009
An international expert, currently based at the University of Western Sydney, says governments and community planners could be going down the wrong path by renewing Sydney public housing estates.
Date: 06 Apr 2009
The global financial crisis provides an opportunity for the world to rethink its economic and political structures says a leading economist in a bold essay to be launched today by the Whitlam Institute.
Date: 06 Apr 2009
A call is going out for participants in a new initiative to help Western Sydney tourism businesses cope with rapid population growth and other environmental pressures.
Date: 31 Mar 2009
Given the complexities and costs of research in the 21st century and the potential million dollar windfalls from successful commercialisation, universities need to be vigilant with managing their intellectual property says a visiting expert from Johns Hopkins University in the USA.
Date: 30 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney, in partnership with Metro Screen, is producing a television program that will encourage the communities of Sydney to discuss some of the most controversial issues in society today.
Date: 27 Mar 2009
New teaching facilities for UWSCollege at the Nirimba Education Precinct will be officially opened on Friday 27 March by Federal Member for Chifley, The Honourable Roger Price MP.
Date: 27 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney has committed to participating in Earth Hour again this year. The international event acknowledges the importance of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy and responding to environmental challenges.
Date: 25 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney's Foundation Dean of Medicine, Professor Neville Yeomans, has announced he will retire in September this year.
Date: 23 Mar 2009
Surfing has the image of a healthy outdoor sport, but over time the toll on surfers' bodies can be high. Now a new national survey aims to identify the injuries experienced by surfers as the first step to making the sport kinder on the bodies of thousands of Australian surfers.
Date: 20 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney has received the 'Employer of Choice for Women' title for the 6th consecutive year from the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
Date: 18 Mar 2009
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is asking for students in years 5-12 in NSW and the ACT to write a 400-600 word opinion piece about the issues in society that are important to them.
Date: 18 Mar 2009
A new leadership centre to help develop the next generation of senior NSW Police officers has been established at the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury campus.
Date: 17 Mar 2009
Fathers and sons are invited to a 'Boy's Night Out' with the stars at the University of Western Sydney's Observatory on Saturday 21st March 2009.
Date: 16 Mar 2009
At a special ceremony to mark International Women's Day, the University of Western Sydney celebrated the many achievements of women by announcing the winners of its 'Women of the West' and 'Young Women of the West' awards.
Date: 13 Mar 2009
Innovative research at the University of Western Sydney using clever chemistry and sunlight to purify water has received a boost with a visit by an international expert from Norway.
Date: 12 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce its support of the 2009 ARTEXPRESS - a showcase of the best NSW HSC Visual Art bodies of work and a celebration of the state's most promising young artists.
Date: 12 Mar 2009
The University of Western Sydney, a proud sponsor of the 2009 ARTEXPRESS Exhibition, is delighted to present Lindfield resident Christine Kim with the UWS award for best convergent artwork.
Date: 12 Mar 2009
The Carwoola Council of Elders will hold its tenth annual seafood luncheon at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus this weekend.
Date: 09 Mar 2009
Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, had a chance to see first-hand how the University of Western Sydney's high performing research centres are tackling Australia's most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges when he visited the Parramatta Campus recently.
Date: 05 Mar 2009
In celebration of International Women's Day, the University of Western Sydney has announced the nominees for the 2009 Women of the West and Young Women of the West awards.
Date: 04 Mar 2009
Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, will have the chance to see first-hand how the University of Western Sydney's high performing research centres are tackling Australia's most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges when he visits the Parramatta Campus today.
Date: 04 Mar 2009
While the global financial crisis and domestic economic woes might be foremost in our minds, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Director of Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, Dr Sev Ozdowski, says now more than ever we also need to keep our sights on the broader social agenda and promote respect, participation and social inclusion in our communities.
Date: 03 Mar 2009
Media are notified of a visit by the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, to the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March.
Date: 27 Feb 2009
Federal Attorney-General, The Honourable Robert McClelland, will mark the University of Western Sydney's launch of its 2009 Year or Respect and Inclusion with a public lecture on Wednesday 4 March, 5.30pm, at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 24 Feb 2009
The glare of attention given to drinking curfews, lock outs and dangerous hotel lists is distracting the community from the hidden problem of people feeling excluded from the night time culture of Sydney says a criminologist at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Feb 2009
A recent study of dingoes in the Blue Mountains challenges the postcard image of dingoes as only being white pawed and sandy coloured.
Date: 10 Feb 2009
The most memorable political events in Australia over the past year will be on display, as the work of Australia's top cartoonists feature in a new exhibition in Parramatta.
Date: 09 Feb 2009
Are you in years 5 - 12 in NSW or the ACT? Do you have an opinion about what matters to you in the world at the moment? Turn on your computer, get out your pen and paper and get writing now.
Date: 08 Feb 2009
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, about the shock and grief being felt by the communities of Victoria in the face of the state's tragic bushfire emergency.
Date: 06 Feb 2009
Professor Raja Junankar, from the University of Western Sydney School of Economics and Finance, can shed light on the importance of the $42 billion government stimulus package and what it will mean for the Australian economy.
Date: 27 Jan 2009
As students from all over Australia get ready for their first days of school, an expert from the University of Western Sydney says parents should be prepared for an entirely new educational experience.
Date: 23 Jan 2009
In spite of fears that our nation is sinking into a recession, an academic from the University of Western Sydney says Australians will still find much to laugh about this Australia Day.
Date: 22 Jan 2009
The University of Western Sydney is making 8741 main round university offers today - and the popular picks among students in these uncertain economic times are for courses that are likely to have strong career prospects in a tighter job market.
Date: 20 Jan 2009
The UWS Business Masters Information Evening will be held at Rydges Parramatta on Wednesday 28 January, 2009.