News Centre archive - 2017

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

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You can tell if someone is attracted to you by their voice

We’ve heard of the physical effects on our body when we are talking to someone we are attracted to, but you can also gauge the level of someone’s attraction by their voice.

World Wanderer

Early childhood academic internationally recognised for bilingual children’s e-book

World Wanderer is the tale of an adventurer who travels across the globe chasing warm water, with the story told through text and voice narration in both English and Mandarin.

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Curious Kids: Where does my poo go when I flush the toilet? Does it go into the ocean?

When you press the flush button, your wee, poo, toilet paper and water go down a pipe called a sewer. The toilet flushes the wastes down the sewer pipe. The sewer pipe from your house also collects and removes other wastes.

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Official prayers in federal parliament are divisive and unconstitutional, and should be scrapped

Each sitting day in federal parliament begins with the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate leading prayers. But sectarian official prayers are inconsistent with the religious diversity of the Australian community MPs are elected to represent.

Jonathan Finch

Exploration of tiny creatures leads to big 3MT Final win

At Western Sydney University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final, the audience was taken on a compelling journey from the research lab to the forest floor – to explore the habitat of some of the world's smallest creatures.

25 year anniversary

Celebrating the past and embracing the future in construction management

Western Sydney University has marked the 25 year anniversary of its Construction Management program, with a celebratory event at the Parramatta City campus.


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