News Centre archive - 2016

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David Rowe

Academic appointed to prestigious Academy of Social Sciences

Professor David Rowe from the Institute of Culture and Society (ICS) has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

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Gravity (and Wonder) arrives at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University has joined Penrith Regional Gallery for Gravity (and Wonder) to host a number of events during October, merging arts and science.


Female lyrebirds step into the spotlight with their extraordinary mimicry

The male lyrebird is justly famous for his amazing ability to mimic sounds, but for the first time scientists have found females are also skilled vocalists that can imitate the voices of at least 19 other bird species.

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Western Sydney organisations band together to protect the region’s wetlands

Farmers, environmentalists, community groups and academics gathered at Western Sydney University last week to discuss the best ways to protect the region’s threatened and degraded wetlands.

Steven Freeland

We need clear rules to avoid a real Star Wars in outer space

The law of armed conflict is a major source of restraint regarding military operations on Earth. But there is barely any reference to outer space in many of the treaties that codify that body of law.

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Western Sydney University named one of the world’s best young universities

Western Sydney University has been named in the QS World University Rankings ‘Top 50 Under 50’, which rates fast-rising universities under 50 years of age.


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