News Archives

Date: 16 Dec 2011
The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) has announced at an event held in Sydney today that it has received $2.9 million in funding from philanthropic and industry supporters.
Date: 15 Dec 2011
It's tough to make a career out of creativity. Getting your break in creative industries takes talent. Staying there takes business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, which was largely left to chance until UWSCollege introduced an innovative program to give creative minds the business savvy to reach their full career potential.
Date: 14 Dec 2011
Greater Western Sydney Giants Head Coach Kevin Sheedy will join the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Professor Janice Reid, to make an announcement about a unique partnership between UWS and the Giants - the AFL's newest club.
Date: 14 Dec 2011
The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) will be announcing major new funding support and an overview of national priorities on Friday December 16 at 10.30am.
Date: 14 Dec 2011
Five Sydney-based universities are set to work together to increase the numbers of students from low socio-economic backgrounds in higher education, with the announcement of $21.2 million in Federal Government funding over four years for the Bridges to Higher Education project.
Date: 14 Dec 2011
The University of Western Sydney invites prospective students to attend Course Decision Day at the UWS Parramatta Campus, from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday 3 January 2012.
Date: 14 Dec 2011
The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS and the University of Western Sydney have announced details of an exciting and unique partnership.
Date: 12 Dec 2011
When Gough Whitlam first entered parliament in 1952 as the MP for the south-western Sydney seat of Werriwa, there was not a single high school in his electorate. Despite the summer heat there were few public swimming pools, and significantly, much of Western Sydney (west of Woodville Road) was not connected to the sewer. The concept of a University in the West was repeatedly shelved in order to cater for booming populations closer to the east. University participation rates in the western suburbs were the lowest in the country, limiting generations of people from many of the benefits most Australians took for granted.
Date: 09 Dec 2011
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney will venture into Sydney's most popular nightspots to measure levels of drinking and observe the behaviours of the patrons of night-time entertainments districts.
Date: 09 Dec 2011
The University of Western Sydney has welcomed a multi-million boost from the Federal Government to significantly expand its flagship UWSCollege model of higher education and to establish a new tertiary education facility in Lithgow - the first in the region.
Date: 09 Dec 2011
Two University of Western Sydney students have been recognised for journalistic excellence at the 2011 Ossie Awards for Student Journalism.
Date: 07 Dec 2011
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney is delighted to announce that The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH will deliver the 2012 Gough Whitlam Oration on the evening of June 6 at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 06 Dec 2011
The University of Western Sydney will this week celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the first non- western writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Rabindranath Tagore, with a special lecture discussing his continued relevance in the post colonial world.
Date: 06 Dec 2011
Joseph Catanzaro has a message for all students - to value their education.
Date: 06 Dec 2011
A unique robotics installation featuring a singing, dancing computer avatar controlled by hand gestures is just one of a series of demonstrations and lectures in a diverse University of Western Sydney conference starting this week.
Date: 02 Dec 2011
A new television show showcasing unsigned and emerging artists performing their own music in front of a live studio audience will premiere on Television Sydney digital channel 44 this Saturday at 7.30pm.
Date: 01 Dec 2011
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney have eavesdropped on clutches of Australian freshwater turtle eggs to find they 'communicate' with each other to synchronise their development.
Date: 30 Nov 2011
Members of the public are invited to attend the University of Western Sydney Observatory at 10:30pm on Saturday 10th December, for a special presentation and viewing of the total lunar eclipse.
Date: 30 Nov 2011
Liquid nitrogen ice-cream, permanganate fire and slime sound like creations straight out of a mad scientist's laboratory but 180 students across South and Western Sydney will get to indulge their passion for science and bring these creations and much more to life on the 6 to 8 December, 2011.
Date: 29 Nov 2011
Indigenous students from six high schools in rural and remote areas of NSW will get a taste of university life at the University of Western Sydney from Tuesday 29 November to Friday 2 December, 2011.
Date: 29 Nov 2011
The University of Western Sydney is once again calling on members of the community to nominate their worthy family, friends, colleagues and neighbours for the annual Women of the West Awards.
Date: 24 Nov 2011
The future has arrived with the opening this Friday of the annual University of Western Sydney WideVision industrial design student exhibition at Customs House on Circular Quay.
Date: 23 Nov 2011
Police need an assurance from the NSW Government that their futures will be protected so that they can get back to serving the public, says an expert in criminology and policing from the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Nov 2011
More than eighty students from Western Sydney high schools have participated in an academic enrichment day that focused on Maths and IT at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus.
Date: 22 Nov 2011
Two newly released movies in cinemas this week, 'The Tall Man' and 'Burning Man', are raising the profile of important men's health issues in society. Father Paul Hanna and Professor John Macdonald from the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) based at the University of Western Sydney are available for comment on these films and the specific issues they raise about Aboriginal men's health and health after traumatic life events. The films come at an important time in the men's health agenda as Australia takes part in Movember, International Men's Day and White Ribbon Day during November.
Date: 22 Nov 2011
Television Sydney is proud to unveil a new Open Forum series of topical addresses and debates ranging from Sharia law to same sex marriage, to be aired from Sunday 11th of December at 10pm on TVS, digital channel 44.
Date: 22 Nov 2011
The School of Social Sciences within the University of Western Sydney is set to host an important symposium that will explore issues pertaining to multiculturalism and migration in Australia and Europe.
Date: 18 Nov 2011
Men's health researchers at the University of Western Sydney are urging all Australians to consider the health of their boys and men on International Men's Day.
Date: 17 Nov 2011
The University of Western Sydney will show its support of White Ribbon Day and putting an end to violence against women by painting a giant white ribbon at the entrance to the University's Campbelltown Campus on Monday 21 November, 2011.
Date: 16 Nov 2011
Think of how you feel when you hear your favourite song. Do you feel serene and calm, or do you have the urge to get up and dance? Are you reminded about times past, or do you think about a certain person or place?
Date: 14 Nov 2011
Television viewers will be given a unique insight into the hopes and aspirations of Australia's youth in the special screening of the 'What Matters?' competition, airing on Television Sydney, digital channel 44 on Saturday November 26 at 8pm.
Date: 10 Nov 2011
As the world's first tobacco plain packaging legislation is passed through Parliament today, a researcher from the University of Western Sydney says removing the brands from cigarettes is an important step towards deglamorising smoking for young women.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
Recent natural disasters in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States have shown even in developed nations infants - especially those fed formula - are vulnerable. Now a new study has found detailed emergency preparedness information specifically for parents and carers could help protect infants from the worst of disaster related harm.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
The Whitlam Institute and the University of Western Sydney are pleased to announce that The Hon Barry O'Farrell, Premier of New South Wales will be delivering the Opening Address of the Whitlam Institute's major economic forum of 2011, run in partnership with the University of Western Sydney School of Economics and Finance.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
The University of Western Sydney has once again received a significant boost to its research funding, securing more than $3 million from the latest round of prestigious Australian Research Council grants.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
The University of Western Sydney has received more than $3.2 million in funding from the National Health Medical and Research Council (NHMRC).
Date: 08 Nov 2011
University of Western Sydney students will make their mark on the world and help communities in need this summer, as part of a partnership with Youth Challenge Australia (YCA).
Date: 08 Nov 2011
Schools Spectacular is the biggest event on the New South Wales schools calendar. Now a special behind-the-scenes look at all the fun of rehearsals has been put together by some of the performing students themselves, and is available for all to see thanks to the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 08 Nov 2011
Television Sydney is proud to announce the special screening of the Sydney Writers Festival event- Paul Keating In Conversation with Kerry O'Brien on 8.30pm Tuesday November 15 on digital channel 44. The program is part of the Shelf Life 'Writer Talks' special currently screening on TVS.
Date: 07 Nov 2011
Take a look at the women around you - your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Do they endeavour to make your community a better place? Do they make a profound difference in the lives of others?
Date: 04 Nov 2011
Associate Professor Hilary Bambrick from the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine has been named a 2011 Young Tall Poppy at a gala for the prestigious science award in Sydney last night.
Date: 04 Nov 2011
Indigenous primary students in years 3 and 4 from Western and South Western Sydney will get their hearts beating to the rhythm on Monday 7 November at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown Campus.
Date: 03 Nov 2011
The tertiary education sector's challenges in engaging with the government and private sectors will be one of a range topics discussed at an international conference, being held at the University of Western Sydney next week.
Date: 02 Nov 2011
Most people are familiar with asteroids or comets, that can sometimes be seen streaking through the night sky as shooting stars, and can sometimes land on Earth as meteorites.
Date: 02 Nov 2011
The University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus will be taken over by high school students next week, as they take part in a full day of information sessions and fun university activities.
Date: 27 Oct 2011
Nine students from Ambarvale High School will put on an event to promote Indigenous culture to younger students on Thursday 27 October, 2011.
Date: 25 Oct 2011
UWS researcher Dallas Rogers has urged Australians to question the view of public housing tenants as the "suburban underbelly" of dole bludgers depicted on SBS's new comedy Housos.
Date: 25 Oct 2011
Mr Derek Howes and his wife Shirley have donated $50,000 to the UWS School of Medicine to support the awarding of an annual prize to students. The donation coincides with the opening of the University's new Blacktown Mt Druitt Clinical School and Research Centre.
Date: 21 Oct 2011
International law expert, Professor Steven Freeland from the University of Western Sydney, can comment on the recent death of Muammar Gaddafi during a battle between rebel and loyalist forces in Libya.
Date: 21 Oct 2011
A collaborative project with the University of Western Sydney has earned the Vision Support Unit at Ruse Public School $25,000 in the NAB Schools First awards program.
Date: 20 Oct 2011
The University of Western Sydney, TAFE Western Sydney Institute and the Hawkesbury Environment Network (HEN) have signed an agreement to work together to protect the health and vitality of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.
Date: 20 Oct 2011
The University of Western Sydney will celebrate National Children's Week from Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October, with a number of activities across its campus' childcare centres.
Date: 19 Oct 2011
Prime Minister of Australia The Hon. Julia Gillard MP and Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP officially opened the multi-million dollar University of Western Sydney Blacktown/Mt Druitt Clinical School today.
Date: 19 Oct 2011
Whether prospective students are looking to open up new doors for themselves, take their existing skills to the next level, or pursue a lifelong passion, the University of Western Sydney is extending an invitation for all to attend the UWS Postgraduate Expo 2011.
Date: 19 Oct 2011
Doctor of Creative Arts candidate Jesse Blackadder has been awarded the 2011 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship.
Date: 17 Oct 2011
The New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione will deliver a public lecture discussing natural disaster management at home and abroad at the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus this Wednesday.
Date: 13 Oct 2011
Budding young writers from Greater Western Sydney will take part in the University of Western Sydney Young Writers' Day, to be held this Friday 14 October at Macarthur Anglican School in Cobbitty.
Date: 13 Oct 2011
Research at University of Western Sydney has discovered new and unique interactive technologies may be better at alleviating boredom and distracting teenagers from medical procedures in hospital than traditional video games and music devices.
Date: 12 Oct 2011
University of Western Sydney Industrial Design Lecturer Christian Tietz has been recognised as part of the winning team for the 2011 World Habitat Award.
Date: 05 Oct 2011
The Schools Spectacular is one of the world's biggest annual youth variety events, where some of the biggest names in Australia's entertainment industry have made their stage debut.
Date: 28 Sep 2011
Leading women's health researchers from the University of Western Sydney have completed a study of the changes to sexual wellbeing and quality of life that women experience following breast cancer.
Date: 26 Sep 2011
The future of healthcare is being created and tested in a unique simulation lab at the University of Western Sydney. The Telehealth Research and Innovation Lab (THRIL) will provide solutions for delivering state-of-the-art health monitoring for remote communities and for patients in their own homes.
Date: 23 Sep 2011
Aspiring technology and software developers are being called on to create innovative ways to transform Parramatta into a global 'e-city' as part of a competition organised by the University of Western Sydney and supported by Parramatta City Council.
Date: 21 Sep 2011
A multiculturalism expert from the University of Western Sydney says the spate of racially motivated attacks on Indian students in Melbourne in 2009 were a sign of a much wider problem in Australia.
Date: 19 Sep 2011
The University of Western Sydney has teamed with Television Sydney to produce a new weekly tv news show for people looking for ideas to help them get out and about in Greater Sydney.
Date: 16 Sep 2011
Lawyer and refugee advocate, David Manne, will deliver a public lecture on Monday 19 September about his High Court challenge against the Governments 'Malaysian Solution.'
Date: 16 Sep 2011
Dozens of the best local creative minds will join forces next Wednesday at the University of Western Sydney to help create a unique display of murals for the annual design extravaganza Off The Wall.
Date: 15 Sep 2011
The Former Human Rights Commissioner and Director of Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, Dr Sev Ozdowski, will deliver a public lecture today on how Australia's detention of asylum seekers has become a 'human rights-free zone'.
Date: 15 Sep 2011
For the last ten months, schools in the Hawkesbury, Hills and Parramatta areas have raised lambs, steers, chickens and grown vegetables in their agricultural plots in preparation for the Schools Harvest dinner.
Date: 14 Sep 2011
International law expert, Professor Steven Freeland from the University of Western Sydney, can comment on allegations of sexual abuse brought against the Pope and three senior cardinals in the International Criminal Court.
Date: 14 Sep 2011
The next time you are chatting away at a pub or cafe, take a look around. There may be a poet sitting at one of the surrounding tables with a notepad and pen in hand, waiting to hear a juicy titbit of your conversation.
Date: 14 Sep 2011
Early predictions that the internet would transform the world and spark a surge in prosperity and democracy will be challenged at a University of Western Sydney public lecture by eminent UK media scholar Professor James Curran.
Date: 14 Sep 2011
The region's most talented young artists will gather at UWS Penrith Campus on Tuesday 20 September to take part in an advanced workshop on digital media production.
Date: 12 Sep 2011
Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice, a very moving and beautifully crafted exhibition exploring the impact of World War I on Australian men, women and children is in its final weeks of showing in Sydney.
Date: 12 Sep 2011
Indigenous students in years 4 and 5 will gather at the University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus on Thursday 15 September for the second consecutive year to explore health and medicine.
Date: 12 Sep 2011
More than 200 students, from Years 7 to 12, gathered at the University of Western Sydney on Wednesday 7 September for the 2011 UniSchool Steer Challenge closing ceremony.
Date: 09 Sep 2011
The tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks may trigger memories of past emotional trauma for some people but it's also worth pausing to reflect on the resilience of the community says a leading mental health expert.
Date: 09 Sep 2011
An expert from the University of Western Sydney says the new Government program that will give public schools the choice between a chaplain and a secular welfare worker may have only a marginal impact on student welfare.
Date: 07 Sep 2011
Cherylea Browne from the School of Medicine has won the University of Western Sydney Three Minute Thesis Competition Final with her presentation on her work to understand the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus - a condition which affects hearing.
Date: 06 Sep 2011
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic will hold a free information evening for members of the community who are trying to reunite their families through migration.
Date: 05 Sep 2011
Poise your paintbrushes and collect your canvases: the Hawkesbury Art Prize is now open and artists from all over the country are encouraged to enter.
Date: 01 Sep 2011
Legal and accounting experts from the University of Western Sydney say the penalty outcome in the Centro case, handed down by Justice Middleton yesterday, sends a clear message to the business community that we do not really punish those who are caught in breach of the law.
Date: 31 Aug 2011
Water sustainability on the urban fringes of some of Australia's largest cities has moved a step closer with an innovative collaboration between local councils, government agencies and the Universities of Western Sydney, Melbourne, New England and RMIT renewed and expanded beyond Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 30 Aug 2011
This year, researchers at the University of Western Sydney are giving the ideal Father's Day gift - finding better ways to include dads in health services.
Date: 29 Aug 2011
Every day, school students are required to answer questions, solve problems and work in groups. This kind of upfront engagement is challenging for shy students, who are now using blogs to have their voices heard in the classroom.
Date: 29 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney's School of Law will present two public lectures on the Government's highly topical refugee policy and the 'Malaysia Solution' during September.
Date: 29 Aug 2011
In a gesture of goodwill and generosity, a group of Chinese authors and cultural officials will make a donation of 800 books to the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 26 Aug 2011
Canadian performance artist Erin Gee will draw on interactive robots, cutting edge computer software and her own amazing singing voice for a unique performance at the Powerhouse Museum this weekend.
Date: 22 Aug 2011
The Writing and Society Research Group within the University of Western Sydney is set to host a series of important literary events, which will explore the critical issues that define contemporary Chinese and Australian writing.
Date: 22 Aug 2011
A pair of philanthropic students from the University of Western Sydney have organised a soccer match to raise awareness of a community organisation that seeks to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disability.
Date: 19 Aug 2011
More than 127 of the brightest Year 10 students converged on the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine to compete in the NSW State Finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge last week.
Date: 18 Aug 2011
A team of University of Western Sydney scientists and students are facing the physical and mental challenges of a marine science field trip in the Southern Ocean this week on board the Marine National Facility vessel, Southern Surveyor. You can follow their adventure on the UWS Field Research blog http://uwsfieldresearch.wordpress.com/
Date: 17 Aug 2011
The Former Human Rights Commissioner and Director of Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, Dr Sev Ozdowski, will be the guest speaker at a refugee support dinner in Bathurst this month.
Date: 17 Aug 2011
A University of Western Sydney expert has applauded the release of the NSW Ombudsman Special Report on boarding house standards, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Date: 17 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney has continued its record of success at the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's 2011 Awards for University Teaching, with Associate Professor Roy Tasker receiving the Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Date: 17 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney's reputation as a national leader in education was reinforced at the Australian Teaching and Learning Council Awards Ceremony in Sydney last night.
Date: 17 Aug 2011
His students will be the first to tell you: if anyone can help you understand the logic in a seemingly illogical chemical equation, then Associate Professor Roy Tasker can. Now, the university teacher who has spent over twenty five years helping students unlock the mysteries of chemistry has been named the Prime Minister's Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Date: 16 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Annemarie Hennessy as the new Dean of the School of Medicine.
Date: 15 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney's strong research profile has been acknowledged at the recent international 2011 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards held in Manila, Philippines.
Date: 15 Aug 2011
The National Archives of Australia and the Whitlam Institute, within the University of Western Sydney, will run a free workshop to accompany the 'Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice exhibition', now on show in Sydney.
Date: 11 Aug 2011
Members of the public are invited to attend the University of Western Sydney Observatory on Saturday 27 August, for a special presentation about the ways that scientists are exploring our universe.
Date: 10 Aug 2011
The University of Western Sydney will welcome thousands of prospective students and community members to the University's Parramatta Campus on Sunday, August 28, from 10.00am to 2.00pm, for Open Day 2011.
Date: 09 Aug 2011
Students from the University of Western Sydney were recently awarded for their demonstration of sportsmanship when they competed in the Eastern Australian University Games in Canberra last month.
Date: 05 Aug 2011
The announcement yesterday, by NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, that the School Certificate will be abolished from 2012 is an important move for NSW, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.
Date: 04 Aug 2011
'Why has Australia left marriage equality standing at the altar?'
Date: 04 Aug 2011
It's a case of theory meets practice at the University of Western Sydney when leading Russian theoretical physicist, Professor Sergey D. Traytak, collaborates with MRI and Nanotechnology specialist Professor Bill Price and his team in the UWS Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Facility.
Date: 01 Aug 2011
An innovative hand washing device for the developing world, designed at the University of Western Sydney, is representing Australia in a prestigious international design award.
Date: 01 Aug 2011
The eight young finalists of the 2011 What Matters? competition will join Yalda Hakim and Margaret Whitlam at the special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony on Thursday 4 August 2011.
Date: 27 Jul 2011
The University of Western Sydney is proud to announce the opening of a state of the art Robotics Lab to help researchers learn more about the emotional connection between Australians and interactive robots.
Date: 25 Jul 2011
A workshop at the University of Western Sydney in August will provide expert advice and discussion for Latin Americans who are looking to make connections with other migrants and succeed in their new lives in Australia.
Date: 25 Jul 2011
The University of Western Sydney has teamed up with the YMCA of Sydney to present the exhibition 'Our Active After School Community' which showcases the artwork of children from St Marys YMCA Central Combined Before, After School and Vacation Care.
Date: 23 Jul 2011
Younger voters are the wildcards in the Australian electoral game. They are having a profound influence on the electoral landscape; an influence that has gone largely unrecognised.
Date: 19 Jul 2011
The opening this week of a new joint forensic science facility with the NSW Police Force and the University of Western Sydney will make it tougher for criminals to evade arrest and prosecution.
Date: 19 Jul 2011
Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice, a very moving and beautifully crafted exhibition exploring the impact of World War I on Australian men, women and children will be officially opened on Wednesday 20 July by Major General Craig Williams, Commander 2nd Division, with former Defence Minister, Senator the Honourable John Faulkner in attendance.
Date: 07 Jul 2011
Ms Yalda Hakim and Mrs Margaret Whitlam AO will attend a special Whitlam Institute awards ceremony at 3pm on Thursday, 4 August 2011, at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.
Date: 06 Jul 2011
Each year, the University of Western Sydney celebrates NAIDOC Week to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Date: 01 Jul 2011
A study by the University of Western Sydney has revealed the burgeoning nightlife in Sydney's inner city is generally viewed as safe and desirable by the people engaged in it, suggesting there is untapped potential for providing leisure opportunities late into the night.
Date: 01 Jul 2011
Nine University of Western Sydney staff have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning in this year's Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
Date: 28 Jun 2011
Legal and accounting experts from the University of Western Sydney say the Federal Court finding that Centro directors failed in their duties by approving faulty accounts in 2007 sends a clear message that directors must be more diligent when reading financial statements.
Date: 28 Jun 2011
Cramming for the HSC is common for students, but did you know there's a smarter way to prepare for the most important exams in your high school life?
Date: 27 Jun 2011
An innovative program to help practising accountants and managers wrestle energy costs and boost business efficiencies will be developed and piloted by the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 27 Jun 2011
Researchers from the UWS Solar Energy Technologies Group, Professors Tadeusz Bak and Janusz Nowotny, are expanding the partnership with the researchers from the Solar Fuel Institute of the Helmholtz Center in Berlin, Professor Sebastian Fiechter and Dr Peter Bogdanoff, to combat some of the world's most pressing environmental problems. The collaboration will apply photosensitive oxide semiconductors for the generation of solar fuel and water disinfection.
Date: 24 Jun 2011
The University of Western Sydney will host the Big Ones Little Ones* Thoughts Feelings Imagination public art exhibition at the Margot Hardy Gallery, Bankstown Campus, throughout June and July.
Date: 21 Jun 2011
Australia is a nation comprised of rich and diverse cultures, but has anyone stopped to think of how Indigenous Australians, the original custodians of this land, feel about our nation's increasingly multicultural identity?
Date: 21 Jun 2011
Participants are required for a new University of Western Sydney study, which is seeking to find the links between people's personalities and their access of pornographic websites.
Date: 21 Jun 2011
The University of Western Sydney will be able to establish a host of new scholarships for students, particularly those from educationally-disadvantaged backgrounds, thanks to a tremendous act of generosity.
Date: 20 Jun 2011
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are trialling a new method of treatment for anorexia nervosa, which addresses the role of extreme exercise in perpetuating the dangerous and debilitating cycle of the disorder.
Date: 14 Jun 2011
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney would like to congratulate Lisa Fowkes on being shortlisted for the prestigious John Button Prize. The prize, to be awarded in August, will present $20,000 to the best piece of thinking and writing on a subject of public policy.
Date: 14 Jun 2011
A new program designed to help creative minds gain valuable business skills has recently been officially launched in Sydney by veteran Australian entertainment promoter Michael Chugg.
Date: 13 Jun 2011
In a week when the supremely fit men of league defend the honour of their origin, men's health researchers at the University of Western Sydney say all Australian blokes could boost their own wellbeing by just watching the game at home with mates and playing a bit of local sport at weekends.
Date: 08 Jun 2011
As the aged care sector calls on the governments to reexamine end of life care, British based expert, Charles Leadbeater will discuss the opportunities and barriers to social innovation in end of life care at a debate in Sydney on Monday June 13, 2011.
Date: 06 Jun 2011
The University of Western Sydney has again demonstrated its strength as a research driven institution by securing $2.3 million in the latest round of grants announced by the Australian Research Council.
Date: 06 Jun 2011
The University of Western Sydney is calling for new mothers and their babies to help improve our understanding of the best way to teach English and Chinese to newborns. The Little Linguists Club at the UWS MARCS Auditory Laboratories at Bankstown is investigating how babies learning both English and Chinese understand words compared to babies who are simply learning one language.
Date: 06 Jun 2011
The University of Western Sydney is once again hosting 'UWS Day,' to give high school students from across Greater Western Sydney and beyond the opportunity to experience what life is like on a university campus.
Date: 01 Jun 2011
The battle for religious tolerance amid the violent extremes of fundamentalism will be discussed at a special University of Western Sydney Open Forum next week.
Date: 01 Jun 2011
Ninety Year 11 and 12 students were given the opportunity to get a taste of University at four of the University of Western Sydney's campuses over the last two weeks.
Date: 30 May 2011
A group of students from the University of Western Sydney have assisted a local non-profit organisation create and market a cookbook that will be used to raise funds for building a stronger and more sustainable community.
Date: 27 May 2011
The University of Western Sydney welcomes proposals to develop both the Epping to Parramatta and the North West rail lines as both are essential to meeting the huge transport needs of Greater Western Sydney.
Date: 23 May 2011
UWSCollege is proud to announce the 'Winter Warmers' series of short courses for people looking to learn a new skill, enhance their existing knowledge or attend a professional development opportunity.
Date: 19 May 2011
An art exhibition to be held at the University of Western Sydney will depict imagery inspired by the landscape of Australia and beyond through photographs and paintings.
Date: 16 May 2011
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) will celebrate Law Week with a range of free community events.
Date: 13 May 2011
A University of Western Sydney study will investigate the experiences of adults whose parents suffered mental illness during their childhood.
Date: 12 May 2011
The rhetoric of computer companies is that laptops in schools will transform the way students are taught. Unfortunately, the federal government has succumbed to the rhetoric without thinking about the practicalities.
Date: 11 May 2011
Researchers from the University of Western Sydney will travel to China to host a workshop on the relationship between robotics and art, based on their work from the Articulated Head robot.
Date: 11 May 2011
The Director of the University of Western Sydney's Equity and Diversity unit, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, will travel to Melbourne this week to officially open the 2011 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.
Date: 11 May 2011
The University of Western Sydney and Television Sydney are proud to announce their support for the 2011 Sydney Writers' Festival as cultural and media partners.
Date: 10 May 2011
A group of enterprising management students from the University of Western Sydney have taken out the title of Australian University Champion in Supply Chain Management and will represent Australia at the Global University Final in Amsterdam.
Date: 10 May 2011
The influence of 17th century philosopher Spinoza and his controversial writings on the corrosive influence of religious 'superstition' on politics will be discussed in the context of the post 9/11 world at a special seminar at the State Library of NSW next week.
Date: 06 May 2011
To coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the University of Western Sydney will host a photographic exhibition documenting expressions of love and the joy of kissing from 9 May, 2011.
Date: 04 May 2011
National and international climate change experts and cultural researchers will gather at a University of Western Sydney conference tomorrow to discuss how museums and science centres can be used to bring together opposing views for debate.
Date: 04 May 2011
Postgraduate students from the University of Western Sydney are making a big difference in their communities, by assisting local organisations that care for children with special needs.
Date: 03 May 2011
The University of Western Sydney is officially launching its Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy (CCPP).
Date: 03 May 2011
The 2011 UniSchool Steer Challenge will begin on Tuesday 10 May in the Beef Cattle yards at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus.
Date: 02 May 2011
Four students from Terra Sancta College and Wyndham College will be recognised and rewarded for successfully completing university units of study through the University of Western Sydney and UWSCollege at a ceremony on Tuesday 3 May at the Nirimba Education Precinct, Blacktown Campus.
Date: 28 Apr 2011
The power of museums and other cultural institutions to help shape climate change governance options and coordinate a global response will be discussed at a University of Western Sydney conference next week.
Date: 21 Apr 2011
A documentary bringing new light to Aboriginal people who fought and died for Australia in past conflicts will screen on Television Sydney on Anzac Day, Monday April 25 at 6pm on digital channel 44.
Date: 15 Apr 2011
The Kokoda Track will forever be remembered as one of our nation's epic battlefield, but University of Western Sydney PhD candidate Elie Hammam, will bravely make the trek to wage a war of another kind - the one against cancer.
Date: 14 Apr 2011
Television Sydney is proud to announce its support for the 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show as a television media partner and blue ribbon sponsor.
Date: 14 Apr 2011
Thousands of students are set to don cap and gown as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2011 Autumn Graduation, being held Saturday 16 April to Thursday 21 April.
Date: 13 Apr 2011
As the Australian government outlines more facilities to hold asylum seekers, the plight of children in detention will be discussed at the second University of Western Sydney Open Forum of 2011.
Date: 13 Apr 2011
We know that most fears originate from a lack of understanding. We also know that social networking is a mystery to many people outside of Generation Y. So it should not come as a surprise that many people - parents in particular - are fearful of social media.
Date: 12 Apr 2011
He is one Australia's greatest speechwriters and most trusted political advisors - now for the first time, Graham Freudenberg has donated items from his personal archive to the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection, which is housed at the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 12 Apr 2011
Broadcast from the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus, Television Sydney (TVS) Digital Channel 44 is set to reshape the community TV landscape with the premiere of exciting new shows on Tuesday 12 April. 'Small Biz Central' and 'Science Spectrum' now join the UWS produced 'Shelf Life' on Tuesday night.
Date: 12 Apr 2011
Early entries are pouring in for the Whitlam Institute's 2011 What Matters? student essay competition. and the Institute's Director, Eric Sidoti, is urging students to get writing before the competition closes.
Date: 11 Apr 2011
For the first time a new national website has brought together information about sustainability courses and teaching resources offered by higher education institutions across Australia into one easily accessible place.
Date: 11 Apr 2011
A researcher from the University of Western Sydney is calling on dog owners who live in high-rise apartments in Sydney to participate in a study to find out how humans and animals coexist in city environments.
Date: 08 Apr 2011
The University of Western Sydney is partnering with Housing NSW and the University of Technology Sydney, on a new initiative that is set to revitalise and enrich the communities of Mt Druitt.
Date: 08 Apr 2011
An art exhibition to be held at the University of Western Sydney's Margot Hardy Gallery will depict a photographic journey through China, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, the Philippines, Canada and South America from a social and environmental perspective.
Date: 07 Apr 2011
Television Sydney is proud to announce a special screening of the inaugural Gough Whitlam Oration by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday April 10 at 6.30pm.
Date: 05 Apr 2011
A new report on young people's use of social networking and cyber safety reveals that young people may be more aware and better able to manage online risks than their parents commonly think.
Date: 05 Apr 2011
A University of Western Sydney study will investigate how men in 'reversed-role families' perceive housework as well as their own masculine identities.
Date: 04 Apr 2011
Researchers are calling on men and women who work in the diverse fields of nursing, retail, exotic dancing, construction and medicine, to take part in a new study that explores traditionally 'gendered' jobs.
Date: 29 Mar 2011
Families that have lost a loved one through suicide are encouraged to participate in a study which explores the experiences of the bereaved when dealing with government and other agencies.
Date: 28 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC), a practical legal training program which provides free professional legal information and referral services to the people of Greater Western Sydney, will relocate to the Parramatta Local Court.
Date: 26 Mar 2011
A study of Arabic businesses in Western Sydney has found with the right support they could be tapped to generate a far greater share of the 61,000 new jobs needed in the region by 2031.
Date: 25 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney will bring politics to the people when Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers the inaugural Gough Whitlam Oration at the Parramatta campus on Thursday 31 March.
Date: 24 Mar 2011
Federal Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Senator Mark Arbib, and Member for Parramatta Julie Owens have announced $570,000 in funding for a new employment and engagement project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 23 Mar 2011
With unemployment at around 5 percent in Australia, there is much talk of 'full employment' and a focus on skills shortages. Yet, the fact remains that well over 2 million Australians are unemployed, under-employed or on disability benefits and many hundreds of thousands are capable but have little prospect of moving into secure employment under the current support arrangements.
Date: 23 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney will welcome almost 600 Year 9 students across Greater Western Sydney into the Fast Forward Program with a series of awards evenings.
Date: 22 Mar 2011
Television Sydney's highly successful book show Shelf Life returns for its second season on Tuesday 29 March at 9pm on digital channel 44.
Date: 22 Mar 2011
Dozens of exhibitors and hundreds of students will gather at University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus on Friday 25 March for Australia's largest teaching careers exhibition.
Date: 18 Mar 2011
A University of Western Sydney study will examine how people in natural disasters use social media like Facebook and Twitter to receive vital information and emergency assistance from authorities and the local community.
Date: 16 Mar 2011
Participants are required for a special University of Western Sydney research project that will investigate how an informative new manual can help people living with cancer.
Date: 15 Mar 2011
Urban researcher Professor Peter Phibbs, from the University of Western Sydney, will strongly urge for a substantial boost to public transport funding for Western Sydney at a transport forum being held at Parramatta Town Hall at 9.30am tomorrow.
Date: 14 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney has celebrated the global centenary year of International Women's Day by announcing the winners of its 'Women of the West' and 'Young Women of the West' awards.
Date: 14 Mar 2011
In a public talk to be held on 22 March 2011, Dr Ragbir Bhathal from the University of Western Sydney will speak about our mysterious cosmos and whether there is a possibility that it harbours other intelligent life forms.
Date: 10 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney's commitment to creating a fair and equitable workplace has been recognised once again with the announcement that it has been named as an Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) for the 8th consecutive year.
Date: 10 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney invites members of the Greater Western Sydney community to celebrate the official installation of its new Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC.
Date: 09 Mar 2011
Have you got an idea about what we could do to build a better society? If you're in years 5 to 12 in NSW or the ACT then now is your chance to have your voice heard by entering the 2011 What Matters? Competition.
Date: 07 Mar 2011
2011 marks 100 years since the first International Women's Day, and the University of Western Sydney is recognising the milestone with a special celebratory event.
Date: 03 Mar 2011
The University of Western Sydney Observatory will be running a Family Astronomy Night on Saturday 12 March 2011 from 8pm to 10pm.
Date: 24 Feb 2011
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney has announced the Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, will deliver the Inaugural 2011 Gough Whitlam Oration on March 31 at the UWS Parramatta campus.
Date: 23 Feb 2011
Exploiting the cane toad's biggest weakness - a thirst for water - could be the key to stopping its march across northern Australia, according to new research published today.
Date: 23 Feb 2011
The results of 12 years of research by the 'Challenging Racism Project' were released today, providing a national picture of racism, ethnic relations and cultural diversity in Australia.
Date: 21 Feb 2011
The nominations for the 2011 Women of the West Awards once again show that Greater Western Sydney is enriched by community-minded women who give their all in the assistance of others.
Date: 14 Feb 2011
Gail Jones, an author and academic from the University of Western Sydney, has released her latest novel which critics have tipped as one of the most exciting and refreshing literary offerings of 2011.
Date: 10 Feb 2011
An elite group of undergraduate students from the University of Western Sydney have been given the opportunity to take a five week foray into psychology research.
Date: 10 Feb 2011
Television Sydney is pleased to announce its support of the 2011 ARTEXPRESS as a Television Media Partner.
Date: 09 Feb 2011
As the Australian Government develops a strategy to address the demands of a growing population, experts in the fields of immigration and sustainability will gather at the first University of Western Sydney Open Forum of 2011 to debate how to maintain the uniquely Australian way of life.
Date: 07 Feb 2011
Have you got an idea about what we could do to build a better society? If you're in years 5-12 in NSW or the ACT then now is your chance to have your voice heard by entering the 2011 What Matters? Competition!
Date: 04 Feb 2011
UWS research scored well in the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, with two of the University's key research areas - cultural studies and plant biology - labelled "well above world standard" and achieving a score of five, the highest ranking possible.
Date: 02 Feb 2011
A new 'low tech high touch' approach to care for people with end stage dementia is being trialled at three Sydney aged care facilities by University of Western Sydney researchers.
Date: 02 Feb 2011
As students walk into their new classrooms this week, an education expert from the University of Western Sydney says the first week of school is an important time for teachers to set the tone for a positive year ahead.
Date: 31 Jan 2011
Australians have recently shown great capacity to come together and help each other in times of need. Now, an expert from the University of Western Sydney is calling on governments to formally harness this community spirit to solve some of the nation's other most pressing challenges.
Date: 26 Jan 2011
Our accent is a powerful and enduring symbol of national identity that we preserve despite the influx of electronic media and cultural icons from overseas. However, just as society changes, so too does accent as it constantly evolves to meet the changing needs of its users.
Date: 25 Jan 2011
Television Sydney has become the first non-news, free to air television station in Australia to provide live streaming for all its shows as it continues to expand into the digital realm to allow viewers to watch their programs in more ways.
Date: 24 Jan 2011
The devastating floods in many regions of Australia are a reminder communities need to factor in land use changes and urban growth when planning for both droughts and floods says a hydrologist at the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 20 Jan 2011
The University of Western Sydney is giving even more students the opportunity to study at university, as it makes 10,062 main round offers today - the largest amount of offers of any university in NSW and ACT - and prepares for the largest ever intake of students in its history.
Date: 13 Jan 2011
Internationally-recognised University of Western Sydney mental health and disaster expert, Professor Beverley Raphael, is available to comment on the impact of the Queensland floods.
Date: 10 Jan 2011
As parents take advantage of back to school sales, health experts are warning them to be careful about which shoes and school bags they buy.
Date: 06 Jan 2011
The University of Western Sydney is once again hosting its annual Women of the West Awards, and is calling on members of the community to nominate their worthy family members, neighbours, colleagues and friends.
Date: 05 Jan 2011
The University of Western Sydney is inviting local school students, teachers and parents to attend an informative workshop that will provide all the skills that are needed to become a successful debater.
Date: 04 Jan 2011
The University of Western Sydney is opening the doors of its Parramatta Campus today, from 4pm-8pm, for Course Decision Day.