News Centre archive - 2018

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2018.

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Primitive

Rewilding workshops and paleo diets: Why we're chasing a primitivist ideal

"Primitivism" is all around us, glamorised on Instagram and shaping the food we eat, the way we exercise and how we engage with the world. Researcher Ben Etherington explains the difference between hardcore primitivism and a fondness for natural, earthy living.



Miroslav

Western Sydney University academic to embark on NASA expedition

Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Professor Miroslav Filipovic, who will be the second Australian scientist in history to fly on the special aircraft.



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Evidence from the banking royal commission looks like history repeating itself

Do banks learn from the past? From watching the questioning of elderly disability pensioner Carolyn Flanagan at the Financial Services Royal Commission, it seems not.



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Bunya pines are ancient, delicious and possibly deadly

The Bunya pine is a unique and majestic Australian tree with so many bizarre and colourful stories about it– the more you learn, the more you find it fascinating.



Luke Barnes

Western Sydney University introduces new Research Fellow

Dr Luke Barnes has recently joined the University, having been awarded a prestigious John Templeton Foundation Fellowship.



Sweatshop

The Big Black Thing returns

Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement is pleased to announce the release of the second issue of the Western Sydney anthology series The Big Black Thing.



 

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