News Archives

Date: 22 Dec 2010
Preparing for the next generation of food supply systems was the focus of a forum for industry leaders, government policymakers and University of Western Sydney food and agriculture academics.
Date: 17 Dec 2010
A leading expert in corporate law and governance from the University of Western Sydney is available for media comment on the recent appeal judgments handed down at the NSW Court of Appeals to the company, the directors and executives of James Hardie Industries (JHI).
Date: 16 Dec 2010
The University of Western Sydney can offer expert comment from internationally-recognised mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, regarding the trauma experienced by the vessel's passengers, those desperately trying to rescue them and the Australian community.
Date: 14 Dec 2010
A postgraduate student from the University of Western Sydney was recently awarded a prestigious art prize from the New South Wales Parliament.
Date: 14 Dec 2010
Greater Western Sydney residents looking to get their creative juices flowing over the Christmas break are invited to take part in a new range of short courses run by UWSCollege.
Date: 13 Dec 2010
Young people from minority backgrounds in west and south-west Sydney feel good about Australia and the suburbs they live in, but aren't sure about their identity as Australians.
Date: 13 Dec 2010
The Biennial C. M. Donald Medal for Agronomy recognising a lifetime of achievement in research and agricultural leadership was presented recently to Professor Peter Cornish from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 09 Dec 2010
The critically acclaimed book show Shelf Life has moved to a new time slot on Television Sydney over the summer to better accommodate book lovers keen to see extended interviews with leading authors from the Sydney Writers Festival.
Date: 08 Dec 2010
An academic from the University of Western Sydney has been presented with two national awards, in recognition of excellence in the field of Indigenous research.
Date: 07 Dec 2010
A year after the collapse of the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, former science minister and environmental advocate Barry Jones AO is calling for political leadership to address climate change, in an essay launched today by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 06 Dec 2010
Is there a woman in your community who stands out for making a profound difference in the lives of others? Perhaps it's time for her hard work to be recognised.
Date: 06 Dec 2010
The University of Western Sydney has celebrated the success of its Indigenous School Student Mentoring Program (ISSMP) at its Campbelltown Campus on Friday 3 December, 2010.
Date: 01 Dec 2010
A backpack which uses body heat to charge gadgets and a portable, non-electric washing machine are just some of the futuristic devices on display at the University of Western Sydney's "Widevision 2010" exhibition at Darling Harbour today.
Date: 01 Dec 2010
The consistently high customer service performance of the University of Western Sydney's Contact Service Centre (CSC) has been acknowledged in an independent national survey by being ranked first out of 179 organisations.
Date: 30 Nov 2010
The Northern Territory Intervention is the subject of as much debate today as it was three and a half years ago when the 'emergency reform package' was introduced by the Howard government.
Date: 30 Nov 2010
The University of Western Sydney extends its congratulations to the science-savvy school students whose exemplary talents were recently recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony on the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 30 Nov 2010
Professor William S. Price has won the prestigious Ollé Prize for an outstanding monograph on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Date: 29 Nov 2010
Through stills and other digital media, the communities of Greater Western Sydney tell a tale about their homes and cities at the 'Digital Story Telling' exhibition at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 29 Nov 2010
The creative works of final year students from the University of Western Sydney will be on display this week at the 'Widevision 2010' and 'Minus the Rough' exhibitions.
Date: 23 Nov 2010
Along with learning the theory that is required to become a teacher, every Education student looks forward to going out and gaining practical experience in real classrooms.
Date: 22 Nov 2010
Leading economic thinker and commentator, Dr Nicholas Gruen is calling for banking reform in an essay launched today by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 22 Nov 2010
Two decades of dedicated food and health science research by a University of Western Sydney academic has recently been recognised with a prestigious international award.
Date: 18 Nov 2010
As the world celebrates International Men's Day on Friday 19 November, a leading health researcher says Australia risks losing the lead in male health initiatives.
Date: 18 Nov 2010
High school students thinking of studying at university are encouraged to attend the Science Experience at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus from 7 to 9 December 2010.
Date: 18 Nov 2010
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) will reach out to senior members of the community by hosting an information session on elder law issues on Tuesday 23 November, 2010.
Date: 15 Nov 2010
A group of enterprising students from the University of Western Sydney have organised a community event, which they hope will inspire young people to chase their dreams and strive for greatness.
Date: 15 Nov 2010
In celebration of our war efforts at Anzac Cove on 25 April, 1915, an art exhibition at the University of Western Sydney's Werrington North Campus will reflect on the landscape of Gallipoli today - a memorial and historical park wherein lie the bones of over 130,000 men, from both sides of the conflict, who fought and died in the Gallipoli campaign during WWI.
Date: 11 Nov 2010
A new agreement with international investment company, Intellectual Ventures, will see more opportunities for ideas and inventions at the University of Western Sydney to be commercialised.
Date: 11 Nov 2010
35 years since the dramatic Dismissal of the Whitlam Government, the Whitlam Institute has marked the occasion by hosting a special lunch at the famous Machiavelli restaurant in Sydney.
Date: 10 Nov 2010
The University of Western Sydney has been announced as a finalist in the Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Business Achievement Awards.
Date: 10 Nov 2010
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) initiative has helped the most vulnerable in our community with free legal advice and support when they most need it.
Date: 10 Nov 2010
Each year, on the second Sunday of November, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) runs National Psychology Week to increase public awareness of psychological issues.
Date: 08 Nov 2010
As thousands of year 10 students sit the first exams for the 2010 School Certificate today, an expert from the University of Western Sydney is urging the NSW Government to abolish the state-wide assessment.
Date: 08 Nov 2010
The Federal Government has been called on to integrate human rights education within aid and development programs, under a resolution passed by the International Human Rights Education Conference held at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 Nov 2010
Ambarvale High School students raised awareness of Indigenous cultural issues at an event on Tuesday 2 November, 2010.
Date: 02 Nov 2010
As the controversial Northern Territory Intervention enters its fourth year, a range of international experts will gather at the University of Western Sydney to explore ways to empower local Indigenous communities through better human rights education.
Date: 01 Nov 2010
An innovative partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Wollondilly Shire Council will double the number of free tutoring sessions available to Wollondilly students through the yourtutor program.
Date: 29 Oct 2010
A half hour documentary exploring a landmark event in Australian democracy airs this Saturday at 6.30pm on TVS.
Date: 28 Oct 2010
As Australia considers incorporating ethics into the school curriculum, international experts will gather at the University of Western Sydney to discuss the role of human rights education in the classroom.
Date: 28 Oct 2010
Tim Hannan, a Senior Lecturer from the School of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, has been elected as a General Director on the Australian Psychological Society's Board of Directors.
Date: 26 Oct 2010
An innovative partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Bankstown City Council will double the number of free tutoring sessions available to Bankstown students through the yourtutor program.
Date: 25 Oct 2010
Former Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Professor Peter Shergold AC, has been announced today as the new Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 22 Oct 2010
The kangaroo may be an Australian icon which unites the country in sporting battle, however when it comes to managing its population there appears to be as many views as there are roos and this is making their effective management difficult.
Date: 21 Oct 2010
The GPT Group (GPT) will offer a $10,000-a-year scholarship and up to four months paid pro-rata work experience at The GPT Group to a student striving to enter the property sector under a new partnership with the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Oct 2010
New research from the University of Western Sydney has contributed to our national understanding of young people with mental illness, and what they think about marijuana.
Date: 20 Oct 2010
The University of Western Sydney will host an information evening for Indigenous students to help them achieve tertiary study and career aspirations on Thursday 28 October at the Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 19 Oct 2010
A photography exhibition at the University of Western Sydney will take a look inside local aged care facilities and explore the social networks and friendships that are maintained within elderly communities.
Date: 15 Oct 2010
A unique showcase of modern dancers who utilise the latest advances in motion capture, interactive robots and academic research premieres in Sydney today.
Date: 14 Oct 2010
Access to tertiary education is expected to expand after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed recently by the University of Western Sydney with the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, New South Wales.
Date: 14 Oct 2010
The University of Western Sydney recently awarded former member of the NSW Legislative Council and UWS Board of Trustee member, Ms Jan Burnswoods, with an Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa.
Date: 12 Oct 2010
Young people who have demonstrated a talent for writing will immerse themselves in the craft this week, when they spend a day learning useful tips and techniques from published authors.
Date: 11 Oct 2010
Australian and international dance researchers will present some of the world's most inventive uses of interactive technology at the SEAM 2010 symposium on October 15-16.
Date: 11 Oct 2010
The month of November will see thousands of young entertainers converge on the Sydney Entertainment Centre for the highly anticipated Schools Spectacular, and once again the University of Western Sydney will proudly support the event.
Date: 11 Oct 2010
A collaborative relationship between the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Educational Research (CER) and four primary schools in Greater Western Sydney has been announced as the local winner of a prestigious $50,000 prize as part of the NAB Schools First Award program.
Date: 05 Oct 2010
If you are feeling down or anxious or worried that your life is not going according to plan, help may be just around the corner.
Date: 05 Oct 2010
Twenty five students from The University of Western Sydney recently graduated from the Lucy Mentoring Program - an innovative leadership program for undergraduate women in business and economics - at a graduation ceremony held by law firm Spark Helmore.
Date: 05 Oct 2010
Final year management students from the University of Western Sydney are putting their business skills into practice and working with five Sydney Councils in order to help raise awareness of sustainability in the local business communities.
Date: 05 Oct 2010
Professor Christine Halse, the Director of the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Educational Research (CER), has been appointed as an ethics expert to the European Commission on Framework Program for Research and Technological Development.
Date: 30 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate the first birthday of the region's award winning English testing centre at a ceremony this Friday, October 1 at UWSCollege Westmead at 2.30pm.
Date: 30 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney is giving high school students from across Greater Western Sydney and beyond the chance to explore their future career opportunities and discover how higher education can get them there.
Date: 29 Sep 2010
The Writing and Society Research group within the University of Western Sydney is set to host a symposium that will bring together literary translators from Australia and overseas to explore the issues confronting the internationalisation of literature in our time.
Date: 29 Sep 2010
In Australia's ageing society the issue of protecting the rights of the elderly has become a growing concern and stories about elder abuse have become all too common. So what should we, and in particular our senior citizens, know to protect ourselves?
Date: 27 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney is set to host a public seminar that will shed new light on workplace violence and bullying.
Date: 27 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney is set to host a unique event, which will encourage people to consider the real power of knowledge and how it impacts on their everyday life.
Date: 23 Sep 2010
An innovative partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Parramatta City Council will double the number of free tutoring sessions available to Parramatta students through the yourtutor program.
Date: 21 Sep 2010
The Aboriginal Education Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Clarence Slockee, will investigate the untapped wealth of native food and spices that are largely ignored by Australia's master chefs, at the 2010 University of Western Sydney Open Forum series on Wednesday 29 September at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 20 Sep 2010
The region's most talented young artists will gather at UWS Penrith Campus on Wednesday 22 September to take part in an advanced workshop on digital media production.
Date: 20 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus will be awash with colour as thousands don a cap, gown and colourful hood to make the transition from dedicated student to proud UWS alumni.
Date: 15 Sep 2010
A mental health expert from the University of Western Sydney says it is disappointing that, despite the increased knowledge and awareness of eating disorders, some health professionals in Australia are not taking patients seriously unless their weight has reached a dangerous level.
Date: 15 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney is this week hosting a series of public lectures and stalls at the Parramatta campus to mark Islamic Awareness Week.
Date: 13 Sep 2010
A study into the cost effectiveness of complementary medicine in Australia has found the nation could potentially save millions in healthcare costs without compromising patient outcomes if complementary medicine is more widely used.
Date: 13 Sep 2010
Indigenous students in years 3 and 4 will be given the opportunity to explore health and medicine in a fun and engaging way at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus on Tuesday 21 September, 2010.
Date: 10 Sep 2010
Media are invited to attend the launch of a major new report into complementary medicine use in Australia at 10am on Monday 13 September 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel Sydney
Date: 09 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney is set to host the inaugural Mental Wellbeing Conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 15-16, 2010.
Date: 08 Sep 2010
The 'Freedom from Fear' photographic exhibition has arrived at the Margot Hardy Gallery at the University of Western Sydney's Bankstown Campus, after twelve months of travelling around New South Wales.
Date: 06 Sep 2010
The University of Western Sydney will host a networking event for local businesses in the Cumberland region at the UWS Blacktown/Mt Druitt Clinical School tonight from 5.30pm.
Date: 01 Sep 2010
National research has revealed that the thousands of Grey Nomads who tour this country every year in motor-homes and caravans could be mobilised as a powerful volunteer workforce and make a real difference in regional communities.
Date: 01 Sep 2010
A political expert from the University of Western Sydney says losing the proposed Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change would be a disappointment and a wasted opportunity.
Date: 31 Aug 2010
The University of Western Sydney in partnership with Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) will present a free panel discussion on Thursday 2 September to help equip Indigenous designers with the knowledge to transform an idea into a commercial product.
Date: 31 Aug 2010
A group of student researchers from the University of Western Sydney are investigating the relationships between cultural identity, eating behaviours and body image.
Date: 31 Aug 2010
A group of student researchers from the University of Western Sydney are conducting a study of how personality and emotions interact with the online experience.
Date: 30 Aug 2010
New research has revealed that overseas-trained teachers are not being used to their full potential in Australia.
Date: 30 Aug 2010
The University of Western Sydney is set to host a unique and thought-provoking event, 'Biodiversity and Arts', at the Australian Museum on 11 September 2010.
Date: 27 Aug 2010
Don't miss your last chance to register for the University of Western Sydney's Open Day, being held at the Parramatta campus from 10:00am on Sunday 29 August 2010.
Date: 27 Aug 2010
A new television show that explores what everyday people are reading and uncovers new writers and novels of interest to both avid readers and bookshelf browsers is set to air on TVS on Tuesday September 7 at 7pm.
Date: 25 Aug 2010
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney, HOME Hospice and Cancer Council NSW are asking for members of the community to share their experiences of caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.
Date: 25 Aug 2010
TVS has announced the head of Australia's largest media agency, Harold Mitchell, as its new Chairman, as it pursues a fresh engagement with aspiring television producers and presenters from across the Greater Sydney community.
Date: 24 Aug 2010
Former CEO of Beyondblue and Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute, Professor Ian Hickie, will question whether there's the political will to extend mental health services in Australia at the 2010 Open Forum series on Wednesday 25 August at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 20 Aug 2010
The University of Western Sydney has called on all parties to support access to higher education for the people of Greater Western Sydney, rather than cut funding for programs that aim to boost the numbers of students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Date: 20 Aug 2010
An innovative partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Camden Council will allow 24 local schools greater access to free tutoring sessions through the yourtutor program.
Date: 16 Aug 2010
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are calling for men and women who live with a spinal cord injury (SCI) to come forward and share their stories.
Date: 16 Aug 2010
An expert in criminology and policing from the University of Western Sydney says Tony Abbott's promise of a federal-led national violent crime squad is nothing more than a political manoeuvre to attract the swinging voters of western Sydney.
Date: 16 Aug 2010
Media are invited to attend an official tour of the refurbished student villas at the UWS Hawkesbury campus, at 9:00am on Tuesday 17 August 2010.
Date: 16 Aug 2010
Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, will visit the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine at the Campbelltown campus tomorrow, Tuesday 17 August, at 11am.
Date: 13 Aug 2010
University of Western Sydney medical students were welcomed to Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital during a ceremony today.
Date: 12 Aug 2010
The increasing demand for affordable, high-quality student accommodation has received a major boost with the University of Western Sydney officially opening impressive new student residences at the Penrith campus.
Date: 12 Aug 2010
The University of Western Sydney will open two unique art exhibitions on Thursday 12 August, 2010 at the Art Gallery based on the Werrington North Campus at 3.00pm.
Date: 10 Aug 2010
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, being held at the Parramatta campus on Sunday 29 August 2010.
Date: 09 Aug 2010
Architecturally striking new student residential accommodation at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus was officially opened recently as part of a University-wide plan to increase and enhance the on-campus residential facilities.
Date: 06 Aug 2010
Members of the media are invited to attend the official opening of the new student residences at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus, beginning 10:00am on Tuesday 10 August 2010.
Date: 03 Aug 2010
Members of the media are invited to attend the official opening of the new student residences at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus at 10:00am on Thursday 5 August, 2010.
Date: 03 Aug 2010
The University of Western Sydney will partner with the South Western Sydney Department of Education and Training (DET) to host the region's 'Ambassadors for Public Education Day' at the Campbelltown Campus on Wednesday 4 August, 2010.
Date: 29 Jul 2010
An expert in elder law from the University of Western Sydney has launched a series of brochures, designed to protect the financial security of older women.
Date: 29 Jul 2010
Sydneysiders will soon have their chance to view the powerful exhibition, 'Billy Hughes at War', when it is hosted by the Whitlam Institute from August 4-27 at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 28 Jul 2010
Slowing the effects of aging on the human brain is the focus of two new clinical trials underway in the recently opened neurocognitive function laboratory at the University of Western Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 2010
The role of the University of Western Sydney as a vital hub for education, research and employment in the Greater Western Sydney region was discussed during a visit by the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Sustainable Population, The Hon. Tony Burke MP, and Australian Labor Party candidate for Macarthur, Nick Bleasdale.
Date: 26 Jul 2010
As the Australian public shapes up to decide who will lead the country for the next three years, the University of Western Sydney can offer expert commentary from academics on a range of issues including economics, politics, industry policy, education, refugees and urban planning.
Date: 23 Jul 2010
A political expert from the University of Western Sydney says a citizens' assembly on climate change could become a fantastic asset for the Australian Government, if their views are seriously considered in policy-making.
Date: 23 Jul 2010
From a field of 1,476 Year 10 high school entrants across the state, Wasiul Hoque from North Rocks, was declared the state champion of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Jul 2010
Death rates from coronary heart disease for Indian Australians are up to 10 times higher than for other Australians, now a study from the University of Western Sydney aims to find new ways to reduce the risks and save lives.
Date: 20 Jul 2010
At the University of Western Sydney's Open Day on Sunday 29 August history lovers will have the chance to take a peek inside one of the nation's most historic buildings, the magnificent Female Orphan School - the oldest three-storey brick building in Australia.
Date: 19 Jul 2010
The Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery AM QC and legal and historical experts will be tackling the hot button issue of crime and punishment in NSW at a forum hosted by the Whitlam Institute and Riverside Theatres on July 22.
Date: 19 Jul 2010
21st century construction techniques and innovative engineering will be the focus of the International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (ICSC) convened this week in Sydney.
Date: 14 Jul 2010
The Federal Government's former Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Duncan Kerr MP, will question whether Australia's foreign aid budget is being used in a way that furthers Australia's objectives, at the 2010 Open Forum series on Thursday the 22 July at the UWS Parramatta Campus.
Date: 13 Jul 2010
The University of Western Sydney is spearheading a radical change in Australian higher education with a landmark Doctor of Education that combines new approaches to doctoral education with a research program that rewards professional innovations backed up by research
Date: 13 Jul 2010
Media are invited to attend a symposium with leading economists and politicians, such as The Hon. Wayne Swan MP and Mike Baird MP, NSW Shadow Treasurer, to be held in Sydney this Thursday 15 July from 9am.
Date: 09 Jul 2010
Inspirational law educator, Professor Michael Adams, Head of the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney has been awarded the 'Mentor of Teaching Excellence' title at the LexisNexis-ALTA Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law.
Date: 09 Jul 2010
Throughout July, the University of Western Sydney will host a series of events to celebrate the 35 year anniversary of its Bankstown Campus.
Date: 09 Jul 2010
An archive of photographs and memorabilia of the University of Western Sydney Bankstown Campus and its former Milperra College of Advanced Education (MCAE) will be publically exhibited as part of the UWS Bankstown campus' 35 year anniversary celebrations.
Date: 08 Jul 2010
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: 07 Jul 2010
Pathways to a peaceful and sustainable global future will be explored at a free seminar at the Penrith Campus of the University of Western Sydney on Monday 12 July 2010.
Date: 07 Jul 2010
The Head of the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence Jason Glanville will pay tribute to Australia's unsung Indigenous heroes at the 2010 Yarramundi Lecture at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith Campus on Friday 16 July.
Date: 06 Jul 2010
Inspiring Aboriginal artist, author and educator, Bronwyn Bancroft, has produced a book of paintings and poetry that will introduce children to Australia's many landscapes, from the suburbs and the cities to the bush, desert, surf and snow.
Date: 06 Jul 2010
As the government weighs up its refugee policy, concerns about the arbitrary powers held by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) are being raised after recent media reports suggest 120 to 150 asylum seekers are being detained in a state of limbo because the intelligence organisation is unable to decide whether they are security threats.
Date: 04 Jul 2010
With the third instalment of the wildly successful vampire franchise Twilight, a University of Western Sydney expert says the series and the rise in vampirism highlights the growing phenomenon of new spiritualities based on popular culture.
Date: 01 Jul 2010
The first University of Western Sydney medical students to undertake part of their clinical training in Bathurst will be officially welcomed to the region today by Bathurst Regional Council Mayor, Paul Toole.
Date: 30 Jun 2010
Media are invited to attend the Bathurst Council Chambers on Thursday where medical students from the University of Western Sydney will be officially welcomed to the local community.
Date: 30 Jun 2010
A study of home mortgage distress in Western Sydney has found the government and finance sector is grossly under estimating the social impact of the global financial crisis as people take extreme measures to hold onto the dream of owning their own home.
Date: 28 Jun 2010
Walking through the streets of Amsterdam, one of Europe's most vibrant capitals, it is easy to get caught up in the cosmopolitan nature of the city. Being World Cup time, the city is not only awash in Dutch flags, but an array of other nationalities hang their national banners alongside the recognisable orange of the Dutch team.
Date: 28 Jun 2010
Small businesses often face difficulties trying to create an online presence due to cost, staffing and time constraints but a new initiative, Winning Business Online, will help small businesses overcome the hurdles to get online.
Date: 28 Jun 2010
A cutting edge television show produced by the University of Western Sydney and Metro Screen received top honours at the Antenna Awards in Melbourne last night, taking out the Best Program of the Year and Best Current Affairs Program awards.
Date: 25 Jun 2010
Leading economists and politicians, such as The Hon. Wayne Swan MP and Mike Baird MP, NSW Shadow Treasurer, will speak at a symposium in Sydney on Thursday 15 July, which will provide a valuable opportunity for robust discourse on ensuring the economy reflects our determination for a fair society.
Date: 25 Jun 2010
The University of Western Sydney's Head of School of Education, Associate Professor Steve Wilson, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Australian College of Educators (ACE).
Date: 24 Jun 2010
When applying for a course at university many questions arise for both students and their parents. The University of Western Sydney's free parent information evening on Tuesday 29 June holds the answers.
Date: 24 Jun 2010
When applying for a course at university many questions arise for both students and their parents. The University of Western Sydney's free parent information evening on Thursday 8th July holds the answers.
Date: 22 Jun 2010
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has announced Thalia Penninkilampi from Penrith High School as the overall winner of the 2010 What Matters? Competition. Thalia, who is in Year 10, received the award today at a ceremony attended by Ms Thérèse Rein and Mrs Margaret Whitlam AO.
Date: 22 Jun 2010
The University of Western Sydney will host a public viewing of the film 'Katyn' by controversial Polish film-maker, Andrzej Wajda, to coincide with the 'Operation AB-Katyn' exhibition, currently on display at the Parramatta Campus.
Date: 21 Jun 2010
The Whitlam Institute is thrilled to announce that eight finalists in the 2010 Whitlam Institute What Matters? competition have been selected from a record number of over 2500 entries.
Date: 18 Jun 2010
Next week, Australia and 87 other countries will meet in Morocco for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Despite the exotic location, the atmosphere will be tense. The IWC has, since the early 1990s, become a totally dysfunctional organisation and IWC meetings have typically been characterized by disagreement and recrimination.
Date: 16 Jun 2010
An innovative partnership between the University of Western Sydney and Campbelltown City Council means twice as many free tutoring sessions will now be available to school students from Years 4 to 12.
Date: 15 Jun 2010
An artificially intelligent robot based at the University of Western Sydney that can interact with humans in a variety of unique and playful ways will make its official premiere at an international arts conference in central Sydney this morning.
Date: 15 Jun 2010
A call to establish a Federal Office for Male Health has been made during International Men's Health Week (14 to 20 June) as the next major step to improving the health outcomes and wellbeing of blokes.
Date: 10 Jun 2010
Current and prior inmates of NSW Correctional Centres will have an opportunity to showcase their creative talents in an art competition held at the University of Western Sydney's Margot Hardy Gallery on the Bankstown campus.
Date: 10 Jun 2010
An expert in and publisher of Australian literature from the University of Western Sydney says the shortlist for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award is a reflection of the increasing cultural diversity of Australian writing.
Date: 09 Jun 2010
A stark and thought-provoking exhibition that remembers the thousands of Polish lives killed in World War II's Katyn massacre will be opened by the Chief Justice of New South Wales, the Hon. James Spigelman AC, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus today, at 10am.
Date: 09 Jun 2010
Associate Professor Ian Anderson, from the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Plants and the Environment and School of Natural Sciences, has received a grant from the Australian Academy of Sciences to conduct research in Europe.
Date: 09 Jun 2010
The University of Western Sydney will partner with NSW DET Environmental Centres to help raise awareness of local, national and global environmental and social justice issues by hosting the South West Sydney Youth Environmental Network Conference on Thursday 10 June at the Bankstown Campus.
Date: 07 Jun 2010
This weekend sees an unprecedented event in the history of humankind's endeavours in outer space. Assuming that all goes according to plan, on 13 June, the 500 kilogram Japanese spacecraft 'Hayabusa' ('Falcon') will land at the Woomera launch facility in South Australia, having completed the 600 million kilometre round journey to the Itokawa asteroid.
Date: 04 Jun 2010
The sport news used to be a simple business. Before television, it was a matter of telling people the score and describing what happened. With the small screen the results came with snippets of crucial action limited by a gentleman's agreement among the broadcast rights holders. But then the Internet and mobile media arrived, and now who owns the sport reports - and even what counts as sport news - is doubtful and disputed.
Date: 03 Jun 2010
Ms Therese Rein and Mrs Margaret Whitlam AO will attend a special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony at 3pm on Tuesday, 22 June 2010, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 03 Jun 2010
The University of Western Sydney is giving high school students the chance to explore their career dreams and learn how higher education can make them a reality.
Date: 02 Jun 2010
University of Western Sydney Senior Research Fellow, Stelarc, has been recognised with a prestigious award at the 2010 Prix Arts Electronica, an international competition for Cyberarts in Austria.
Date: 01 Jun 2010
Leading education experts from the University of Western Sydney say the National Curriculum is a positive first step, but feel there is still a long way to go before Australia can boast a truly cohesive, world-class curriculum.
Date: 31 May 2010
Action is underway to create a sustainability website for Australia's higher education sector that will bring together courses offered across the nation into one single space.
Date: 28 May 2010
Eight high school students from Wyndham and Terra Sancta Colleges who have gained a head-start with their university studies at the University of Western Sydney have been recognised at a ceremony recently held at the Nirimba Education Precinct, Blacktown campus.
Date: 26 May 2010
If you're thinking about getting a six-month jump on university study, the University of Western Sydney is accepting mid-year applications up until the 11 June 2010.
Date: 25 May 2010
When it comes to first impressions, the University of Western Sydney's call centre tops the state according a new independent national survey.
Date: 24 May 2010
From 2011, a National Curriculum will be implemented in schools across Australia.
Date: 21 May 2010
When faced with troubling legal problems, sometimes it's just about knowing where to turn. Today's launch of the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic initiative is helping the most vulnerable in our community with free legal advice and support when they most need it.
Date: 20 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney will officially open the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) on Friday 21 May 2010, at 10.30am.
Date: 19 May 2010
A prestigious three-day conference in Sydney will see an esteemed group of Australian and international experts explore the physical and psychological setting of courts and tribunals, as well as the processes and rituals of justice.
Date: 17 May 2010
University of Western Sydney School of Law lecturer Joseph Harman has been appointed to the Federal Magistrates Court.
Date: 15 May 2010
As Jessica Watson completes the final leg of her journey, leading sports experts from the University of Western Sydney are available to provide an insight into the physical and mental challenges the young solo sailor has faced.
Date: 14 May 2010
An impressive steel structure inspired by the tragedy of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires has taken out the major prize at the University of Western Sydney's Acquisitive Sculpture Award for 2010.
Date: 13 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney's Bankstown campus is hosting an art exhibition that will help to promote acceptance, respect, harmony and understanding within the communities of Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 12 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment on the 2010 Federal Budget.
Date: 12 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney is giving local kids the opportunity to become future art aficionados, by opening the grounds of its picturesque Campbelltown campus and teaching school groups about outdoor art.
Date: 10 May 2010
A leading education expert from the University of Western Sydney is calling on the Federal Government to "show some sense, and not publish" the results of the national literacy and numeracy tests (NAPLAN).
Date: 10 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney has a range of experts available for media comment in the lead up to and following the 2010 Federal Budget.
Date: 07 May 2010
In the discussions about Barangaroo and the urban wasteland in White Bay, no-one has pointed out that marginal landscapes are fundamental to a complex and resilient city. Often dirty and derelict, nevertheless there are particular qualities in such disturbing landscapes that are worthy of respect.
Date: 06 May 2010
University of Western Sydney Men's health researcher and former Australian Men's Health Ambassador, Professor John Macdonald, is available to comment on today's announcement by the Australian Government of a new National Men's Health Policy.
Date: 06 May 2010
University of Western Sydney men's health researcher and former Australian Men's Health Ambassador, Professor John Macdonald, says today's announcement of the first National Men's Health Policy marks a dramatic shift in focus for healthcare.
Date: 05 May 2010
The 2010 UniSchool Steer Challenge will begin on Tuesday 11 May in the Beef Cattle yards at University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Campus.
Date: 04 May 2010
Following the release of the Henry Tax Review and recent superannuation announcements, the University of Western Sydney can provide expert commentary on the implications for Australians and the business community.
Date: 04 May 2010
The University of Western Sydney is taking an important step towards becoming Australia's most connected university after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telstra.
Date: 23 Apr 2010
The University of Western Sydney has awarded the Foundation Dean of the UWS School of Medicine, Emeritus Professor Neville Yeomans, with an Honorary Doctorate of Science, honoris causa.
Date: 22 Apr 2010
Local residents who feel more should be done to monitor and protect the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system are invited to join a University of Western Sydney study of the waterway and its natural habitat.
Date: 22 Apr 2010
Despite concerns that high-profile sportspeople are bad role models; new research has found that the behaviours of some of our sports stars have little bearing on Australian binge-drinking culture.
Date: 21 Apr 2010
Founder and CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Chris Riley, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Apr 2010
The University of Western Sydney has awarded Mary Lopez, the Founding Director of Schools Spectacular, with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa.
Date: 20 Apr 2010
The University of Western Sydney has awarded its longest serving Board of Trustees member, Ms Mary Foley, with an Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa.
Date: 20 Apr 2010
One of Australia's most distinguished education leaders, Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Apr 2010
The University of Western Sydney has awarded Hugh Mackay an Honorary Doctorate of Letters honoris causa.
Date: 19 Apr 2010
Thousands of students are set to don cap and gown as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2010 Autumn Graduation, being held Saturday 17 April to Friday 23 April.
Date: 16 Apr 2010
Their European cousins may get more attention because they produce most of the honey on our supermarket shelves, but Australian native bees are about to step from the shadows as a new national survey seeks to count their numbers.
Date: 16 Apr 2010
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is asking 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: 16 Apr 2010
A television documentary exploring revolutionary Australian renewable energy solutions to address climate change will be screened this week, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Date: 15 Apr 2010
Students from eight Sydney high schools will be put to the test in the second season of the popular history television quiz show, Histrionics, which premiers on April 22 on Sydney's community television station TVS.
Date: 15 Apr 2010
What do an ensemble of tree trunks, a chainsaw, a Cyprus bud and a pair of elliptical whale eyes have in common? All of these sculptures, and many more, will embellish the landscape of the Campbelltown campus at the University of Western Sydney's 2010 Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition.
Date: 13 Apr 2010
A University of Western Sydney research project has provided a thorough look into the positive experiences of people who have cared for a loved one with cancer.
Date: 08 Apr 2010
Professor Wayne McKenna has been appointed to the new role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 07 Apr 2010
Women being treated for breast cancer who are experiencing fatigue are invited to join a clinical trial to determine if acupuncture could alleviate their symptoms.
Date: 07 Apr 2010
The Whitlam Institute is thrilled to announce that Ms Therese Rein has graciously accepted our invitation to present the awards to the competition winners at the 2010 What Matters? Award Ceremony.
Date: 06 Apr 2010
Professor Branko Celler has recently commenced as Executive Dean of the University of Western Sydney's College of Health and Science.
Date: 01 Apr 2010
A study of more than 50,000 women has found breastfeeding may reduce the risks of mums developing diabetes later in life.
Date: 01 Apr 2010
Leading social researcher Hugh Mackay will put forward a strong defence of Generation Y on Thursday the 8th of April at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus.
Date: 30 Mar 2010
A University of Western Sydney psychology graduate has provided valuable insights into the minds of jurors, and how cognitive processes can lead to decisions regarding guilt or innocence.
Date: 24 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Fleming as University Legal Counsel. She took up the role on 22 March 2010.
Date: 24 Mar 2010
The human and social dimensions of water use in Australian cities will be the focus of a new fellowship project involving the National Water Commission and a University of Western Sydney researcher.
Date: 23 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney has trialled a new in-school education initiative which creates happier, friendlier and more courteous environments for students.
Date: 19 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney is once again proud to announce its participation in Earth Hour - a grassroots initiative that encourages households and businesses to change their behaviour to reduce their environmental footprint.
Date: 19 Mar 2010
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is set to further promote a better understanding of rural industries among city show goers under a new partnership between the University of Western Sydney and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).
Date: 18 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment by the NSW Minister for Education and Training of two new members to the University's Board of Trustees, Ms Emma Stein and Mr John Banks.
Date: 17 Mar 2010
Research lead by the University of Western Sydney has revealed that most South Australians are tolerant of cultural diversity, but accept that racist attitudes do exist within the state.
Date: 15 Mar 2010
The Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has awarded the University of Western Sydney with an 'Employer of Choice for Women' citation for the 7th consecutive year.
Date: 10 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney is tonight hosting the inaugural Fay Gale lecture, which will pay tribute to the life of Professor Fay Gale AO, a pioneer for Indigenous rights and equal opportunity in Australia.
Date: 09 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney has celebrated the many achievements of women by announcing the winners of its 'Women of the West' and 'Young Women of the West' awards.
Date: 05 Mar 2010
An important step towards securing the future sustainability of Western Sydney has been taken today with agreement for collaborative water research between local councils, the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (CRC IF) and the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 05 Mar 2010
On Monday 8 March 2010, the University of Western Sydney will mark International Women's Day with the presentation of its annual 'Women of the West' and 'Young Women of the West' awards.
Date: 04 Mar 2010
Bronwyn Bancroft, a renowned Indigenous artist and PhD student from the University of Western Sydney, has been announced as the 2010 winner of the prestigious Dromkeen Medal.
Date: 04 Mar 2010
WWF-Australia today announced a research partnership with University of Western Sydney (UWS) that aims to discover the secrets of Earth Hour's success and monitor the campaign's effects on people's long-term behaviour.
Date: 03 Mar 2010
Researchers from the Social Justice Social Change research group within the University of Western Sydney have assisted Parramatta City Council in conducting its first ever count of the city's homeless population.
Date: 03 Mar 2010
The University of Western Sydney is hosting the launch of 'Manhattan Dreaming', the latest fictional novel by Indigenous author and UWS alumni, Dr Anita Heiss.
Date: 02 Mar 2010
As University of Western Sydney students commence the Autumn Semester this month, they will find the University's network of seven libraries delivering great service and support of superior, and now international, standard.
Date: 01 Mar 2010
In celebration of International Women's Day, the University of Western Sydney has announced the nominees for the 2010 Women of the West and Young Women of the West awards.
Date: 01 Mar 2010
Tiger Woods returned to public life for a much-hyped televised apology, before returning to treatment for sex addiction. He has been roundly condemned for serial cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren, whose alleged hot pursuit with one of his prized golf clubs was generally noted with approval. Now Woods has English footballers John Terry and Ashley Cole for company in the celebrity sportsman stocks.
Date: 25 Feb 2010
The University of Western Sydney has presented Councillor Charlie Lowles, Mayor of Blacktown City, with a cheque to support the education of local young people through the innovative YourTutor program.
Date: 23 Feb 2010
New research from MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney has found mothers significantly change their speech patterns based on how well their babies hear them, which can hinder their children's language development.
Date: 22 Feb 2010
A key post graduate program in bushfire protection at the University of Western Sydney has received recognition from the peak national industry fire protection organisation.
Date: 16 Feb 2010
A new report, released today by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney, argues that a genuine education revolution cannot be achieved without structural reform of schooling in Australia.
Date: 11 Feb 2010
Through the eyes of Australia's top cartoonists, a National Museum of Australia exhibition captures the twists and turns of another eventful year in Australian politics.
Date: 11 Feb 2010
182 UWSCollege graduates are making their way to further university study in 2010 after graduating from the Academic English for Tertiary Studies course.
Date: 05 Feb 2010
New research from the University of Western Sydney will provide a valuable insight into the lived experiences of kinship carers in Australia.
Date: 05 Feb 2010
Do you have an idea about how we could build a better society? If you're in years 5-12 in NSW or the ACT then have your voice heard by entering the 2010 What Matters? Competition.
Date: 05 Feb 2010
The recent Federal Court judgment to block CSR's plans for a demerger on the basis of its risk to the company meeting future asbestos liabilities indicates Australia is finally tackling the challenge of enforcing good corporate governance, says a corporate law expert at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 03 Feb 2010
A talented University of Western Sydney student has been announced as the overall winner of the Special Olympics Australia Student Journalist Award.
Date: 03 Feb 2010
Police officers, anti violence activists and representatives from the gay community will discuss the issue of homophobic violence in Greater Western Sydney at the University of Western Sydney's first Open Forum of 2010 on Thursday the 25 February at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 27 Jan 2010
Parents are warned to keep a close watch on kids for back and foot problems as they return to school wearing new shoes and backpacks.
Date: 25 Jan 2010
A multiculturalism expert and Professor of Geography from the University of Western Sydney is calling on open-mined Australians to reclaim our national icons this Australia Day.
Date: 22 Jan 2010
For the Giramondo Publishing Company at the University of Western Sydney, 2009 turned out to be a triumphant year on the literary awards circuit.
Date: 20 Jan 2010
The University of Western Sydney is making 10,160 main round offers to students - the largest number of offers of any university in NSW and the ACT.
Date: 19 Jan 2010
Do you know an inspiring woman who is making a difference in the Greater Western Sydney community? Perhaps she's your colleague, friend or neighbour? The University of Western Sydney is now inviting nominations for the 2010 Women of the West and Young Women of the West awards.
Date: 18 Jan 2010
The University of Western Sydney is involved in a new study to explore the issue of homelessness in the Parramatta region.
Date: 14 Jan 2010
A pioneering researcher who discovered a connection between maternal fever and birth defects will deliver the first annual Sarah Smith Paediatric Oration in the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine on Thursday 21 January 2010.
Date: 12 Jan 2010
An international legal expert says Australia has some very difficult decisions about how best to approach the increasingly tense situation arising from Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Date: 12 Jan 2010
The competency of court interpreters can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal in a criminal trial, according to research from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 11 Jan 2010
The potential benefits of acupuncture for women with fertility difficulties will be examined in a unique clinical trial at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 Jan 2010
Are you waiting for an offer to study at university in 2010? It's not too late to apply for a scholarship at the University of Western Sydney.