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Perceptions of happy and sad music may not be universal across cultures, new research finds

Major chords and melodies may not universally be perceived as happier than minor music, according to study of remote Papua New Guinea communities.

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Opinion: Census data shows we’re more culturally diverse than ever. Our institutions must reflect this

Initial data from the 2021 census released this week shows Australia continues to become more culturally diverse.

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Opinion: Paul Daley’s Jesustown: a novel of lurid, postcolonial truth-telling

How can fiction contribute to the “truth” that the Uluru Statement asks us to tell? Allen and Unwin’s answer to that question is, in part, one of paratext. By composing a book’s paratext, a publisher addresses the reader about how to experience the book.

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Refugee Week: A time for healing and helping others, says Western graduate Basim Shamaon

Western Sydney University Basim Shamaon dedicates much of time to tirelessly serving the community by utilising his fluency in four languages and drawing on his lived experience as a refugee.

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F.G. Swain Award shines a light on innovative platypus researcher

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce PhD candidate Katherine Morrison from the School of Science as recipient of the prestigious F.G. Swain Award for 2022.

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Western Sydney University students are connecting every week over home cooked meals

A community dinner initiative at Western Sydney University is bringing students together to connect with their peers in a relaxed social environment over a nourishing meal.  

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