News Centre archive - 2017

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2017.

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New Director for Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture (ACIAC)

Award-winning author and leading expert in Australian Studies, Professor Labao Wang, has been named as the new Director of the Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture (ACIAC).

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Five reasons not to spray the bugs in your garden this summer

The weather is getting warmer, and gardens are coming alive with bugs. For some, it’s a sign to contact the local pest control company or go to the supermarket to stock up on sprays.

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This is what Australia’s growing cities need to do to avoid running dry

The increasing thirst of Australia’s biggest cities routinely exceeds our capacity to rely on rainfall for drinking water. Australia is facing a fast-approaching “perfect storm” of growing urban populations and declining rainfall to supply storage reservoirs.

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Friday essay: the female dwarf, disability, and beauty

"There is no exquisite beauty … without some strangeness in the proportion." Edgar Allen Poe’s words have a particular irony for me. I am a woman with achondroplasia dwarfism, or what is commonly referred to as “disproportionate dwarfism”.

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Students take out third place in national financial planning challenge

A team of Western Sydney University students from the School of Business have placed third in Australia in a Financial Planning Challenge hosted by AMP.

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November weather spells a troublesome time for turtles

November is Turtle Month, and according to a Western Sydney University researcher it is also an important time to be on the look-out for our river-dwelling friends.


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