News Centre archive - 2012

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2012.

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Avtar Gill

IT student recognised for innovative health and wellbeing smartphone app

UWS student Avtar Gill has received the inaugural NASSCOM Innovation Student Award for his sophisticated smart-phone application.

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Prepare for the HSC a smarter way with the UWS HSC Preparation Days

Cramming for the HSC is common for students, but did you know there’s a smarter way to prepare for the most important exams in your high school life?

Nancy de Vries

One Life, Two Stories: New book celebrates the life of Nancy de Vries

A new book co-authored by Associate Professor Jane Mears from the University of Western Sydney tells the true story of one of Australia’s most respected indigenous health campaigners, Nancy de Vries.

Man on a mountain

Men’s Health: Let’s stop continued early deaths

Australian men are being urged to loosen their neck ties, shrug off their work vests and get their blood pumping by heading back to nature with their friends and family as part of Men’s Health Week 2012.

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2012 Gough Whitlam Oration

In a speech delivered to a large audience which included politicians from both sides of the House, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has called for greater cooperation between political parties.

Transit of Venus

As planets align clouds could not lessen Transit’s shine

Persistent clouds cast a grey haze over Sydney skies on Wednesday 6th June 2012, but crowds still gathered at the University of Western Sydney’s Penrith campus Observatory.


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