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WSU Solar Car Team Wins American Solar Challenge

Western Sydney University has won the American Solar Challenge (ASC), becoming the first international and first Australian solar car team to win the competition.


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Sydney Science Festival at Western Sydney University

What do ET, wombats and crime scene investigations have in common? They’re all up for discussion across Western Sydney University campuses from 7-19 of August, during Sydney Science Festival.

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Respect.Now.Always: Anniversary an important time to reflect, regroup and continue to take action

12 months has passed since the AHRC released its landmark National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. Western has marked the anniversary by maintaining its staunch commitment to stamping out sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Eureka moment for Western Sydney University

Professor Chris Lennard has been nominated in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for his research in forensic traces, particularly fingerprint detection technology.

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Researchers provide support and encouragement for mothers during World Breastfeeding Week

As World Breastfeeding Week is marked around the globe from 1-7 August – Western Sydney University researchers have come together to offer support and encouragement to breastfeeding mothers.


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New research suggests It’s all about the bass

When we listen to music, we often tap our feet or bob our head along to the beat – but why do we do it? New research led by the MARCS Institute suggests the reason could be related to the way our brain processes low-frequency sounds.


WSU launches new resource to help educate communities about periods and endometriosis

Researchers from Western Sydney University have launched a new online resource aimed at reducing the incidence of undiagnosed menstrual disorders and improving the way young women learn about and deal with menstruation.




Expert opinion

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The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a ‘space arms race’

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the US military.


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The Gay Games are still relevant. Here’s why

The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports.




Awards and appointments

Eureka moment for Western Sydney University

Professor Chris Lennard has been nominated in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for his research in forensic traces, particularly fingerprint detection technology.


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The Pulse Appoints Australia’s First Agency Chief Medical Officer

Specialist agency,The Pulse, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Hohenberg as Chief Medical Officer in what is believed to be an Australian first.



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Dementia trial expands as study signals effectiveness of novel treatment for vascular dementia

Australians aged 40 and over with dementia are encouraged to participate in one of the nation’s largest clinical trials investigating a novel Chinese herbal extract Sailuotong (SLT).


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Clinical incidents and early career graduate nurses

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating the experiences of recent graduate nurses who have had involvement in the reporting of a clinical incident.