News Centre archive - 2017

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

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Graduation wraps up an incredible journey for Fulbright Scholar Tracey Steinrucken

For PhD student Tracey Steinrucken, her graduation on Wednesday 13 December brings to a close three of the most intense and fulfilling years of her life.

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Surprise! Digital space isn’t replacing public space, and might even help make it better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A cavalcade of news stories, friends’ holiday snaps and random promoted images of trending slippers pops up on your social media feed.


The sky’s the limit for drone research at Western

Western Sydney University is going sky high in the pursuit of cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.In 2018, the University will launch its new Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU).

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A better way to leave prison: supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

New research published by The Australian Journal of Rural Health shows that more can be done for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving prison.

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Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app could be good for digital literacy

The Facebook app is an interesting innovation in the social media space precisely because it promotes learning about and using social media together with kids.

Steven McRae

Romeo, the Mad Hatter, and now a Doctor: Steven McRae receives Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University

Steven McRae – principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, and one of the world’s leading dancers – has returned to his hometown to accept an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.


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