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September Graduation 2017

Western Sydney University celebrates September graduation

Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus will be awash with colour as thousands of graduands don cap, gown and colourful hood and make the transition from dedicated student to proud University alumni, as part of September graduation.


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Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Transforming our view of the universe

Researchers at Western Sydney University are working to revolutionise the way we study the universe, with a review paper showing how radio astronomy can aid our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.

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Scholarships celebrated at special Parramatta South ceremony

On Friday 15 September 2017, the University hosted its annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony – to commend students, as well as to thank the generous donors from throughout Greater Western Sydney.

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Former ambassadors and Japanese defense officials at forum on Asia-Pacific security

As a defiant North Korea fires missiles over Japan, former Australian Ambassadors to South Korea and a senior official in the Japanese Defense Department will discuss the future of the Asia- Pacific region at a special event.

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Whitlam Institute appoints new Director

The Whitlam Institute has announced the appointment of a new Director, international human rights lawyer, former Australian diplomat and senior United Nations official Leanne Smith.



Research success stories

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Transforming our view of the universe

Researchers at Western Sydney University are working to revolutionise the way we study the universe, with a review paper showing how radio astronomy can aid our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.


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Refugee and migrant women require additional sexual and reproductive health support

A Western Sydney University report has revealed that a cycle of misinformation, shyness and fear is preventing migrant and refugee women from receiving adequate sexual and reproductive health care and support.




Expert opinion

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

New technology is now gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.


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When girls are in the audience, choir boys sing for attention

Singing in the choir is a selfless pursuit requiring artistry and discipline.Or is it? New research suggests all it takes to elicit surreptitious attention-seeking vocal behaviour among the boys is to place a few teenage girls in the audience.




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Are you a breastfeeding mother at Western? Share your experiences

Western Sydney University researchers are working to improve the experiences of breastfeeding mothers on campus. Staff and students who have breastfed their babies over the past two years are invited to take part in an online survey.


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Research calls for young people with physical disabilities to share their experiences

A new Western Sydney University doctoral study aims to understand the unique skills and perspectives of young people who live with a physical disability.