News Centre archive - 2017

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

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What does DNA sound like? Using music to unlock the secrets of genetic code

There is strong interest to understand how DNA sequences determine our physical form. Hopefully, listening to audio from DNA may help scientists understand how cell biology works.

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Western Sydney University wins national design award

The John Phillips Library at Western Sydney University's Penrith campus has placed first in the academic category of the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards, held in Melbourne.

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Blasphemy is still a crime in Australia – and it shouldn’t be

The crime of blasphemy has had a bit of publicity lately. You might also find yourself reported to police for blasphemy in Australia, where it is still a crime.

Waste products that the students will be investigating in Fiji

The war on waste takes Western Sydney’s WiSE women abroad

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at Western Sydney University creates opportunities for women to explore where careers in science and engineering can take them. In June, it is taking them to Fiji.

A growing fern

Prestigious student scholarship to advance our understanding of fern genetics

A University of Florida graduate student will spend three months within Western Sydney University’s biological laboratories, to advance his research into “one of the most complex clades of life”: the diversity and evolution of green plants.

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At home with Emily Dickinson

Today, the Dickinson Homestead is a museum, and the poet’s bedroom is a space reserved for retreats by writers wishing to tap into their creative “genius”. I wonder what Dickinson would think of our intrusions.


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