News Centre archive - 2018

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Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastes

A major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person’s cultural tastes – with level of education and occupation being key factors in determining cultural preferences.



Frederico Girosi

WSU to play a key role in multi-million dollar digital health research and development Initiative

Western academics are set to play a key role in the Digital Health CRC, with the University’s Associate Professor Federico Girosi named as Chief Scientist and Director of Research of the Centre, and Professor Athula Ginige named as research theme co-leader.



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Alexis Wright’s Tracker wins the 2018 Stella Prize

Alexis Wright’s ground-breaking collective memoir Tracker, has won the 2018 Stella Prize – one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes.



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Alexis Wright wins 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker, an epic feat of Aboriginal storytelling

Alexis Wright’s book Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth has won the 2018 Stella Prize. Tracker is, in Wright’s words, an attempt to tell an “impossible story”, using the voices of many people to reflect on the life of Tilmouth.



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So your birth didn’t go according to plan? Don’t blame yourself

While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds exactly how we think it will.



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Should the Commonwealth Games come with a health warning?

Governments often justify spending money on sports events like the Commonwealth Games because they leave a “legacy”, including increases in physical activity among the population.



 

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