News Centre archive - 2016
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2016.
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Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows
Exposure to multiple languages may sharpen infants’ music sensitivity in the first year after birth, new research has found.
Crescent Foundation joins Western Sydney University to fund refugee scholarship program
The Crescent Foundation and Western Sydney University have joined together to launch a new scholarship program to support high-achieving students from refugee backgrounds.
Giramondo novel wins Prime Minister’s Literary Award
Lisa Gorton’s The Life of Houses has been named joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction alongside Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things.
Citizen scientists sought to help save turtles from extinction
As turtles in Australia leave the safety of their nests and head to dry land to mate this November, Western Sydney University researchers are calling on Australians to log any sightings on a web app.
Corporate Leader and Rugby aficionado Cameron Clyne joins the Board of the Whitlam Institute
Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney University, and the Honourable John Faulkner, Chair of the Whitlam Institute, announced the appointment of Mr Cameron Clyne to the Board of the Whitlam Institute.
Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers
Robots are increasingly being used to teach students in the classroom for a number of subjects across science, maths and language.