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The University of Western Sydney pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

With the passing of former Prime Minister, The Honourable Gough Whitlam, AC QC, Australia has today lost a genuinely intellectual leader and one of our greatest social reformers.


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UWS Wins NSW Export Award for Education

UWS has won the New South Wales Premier's Export Award for Education and Training.The award recognises outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

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UWS Observatory celebrates 20 years

After tens of thousands of peering eyes the University of Western Sydney’s Penrith Observatory and its main telescope have received a well-deserved makeover.


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Denise Kirkpatrick joins UWS as new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Kirkpatrick joins UWS from the University of Adelaide, and will officially take up her role in January 2015. Professor Kirkpatrick joins UWS from the University of Adelaide.

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A bite sized round-up of news from the University of Western Sydney community.


Research success stories

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Study finds false perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk.


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New research reveals clock ticking for fruit flies

Queensland fruit flies that inflict damage on the nation's horticultural industry may be about to see their numbers take a significant dive thanks to new research.




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Regional Australia can be a carrot or stick in new refugee policy

The Safe Haven Enterprise Visa seems to provide a shard of hope for those irregular immigrants seeking long-term asylum in Australia.


Jo Orlando

Should children under 13 be allowed their own Google accounts?

Google may soon offer children under 13 a simple and safe way to access internet services including Gmail and YouTube, but how will this affect online safety?




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Researchers investigate the impacts of bushfires on the Blue Mountains LGBTI community

A study into how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents in the Blue Mountains have been impacted by bushfires is now calling for participants.


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Citizen scientists to help save Murray River turtles

Saving the turtles in the nation's biggest river, the Murray-Darling, requires a big effort, one that crosses the boundaries of universities and industry and scientists and citizens.




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