News Centre archive - 2018

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

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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year: year of the dog and a celebration of culture

Lunar New Year is a good time to reflect on positive contributions made by the Australian-Chinese community, according to Director of the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Professor Labao Wang. However, 2018’s Year of the Dog, might not bring good fortune for all.



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When citizens set the budget: lessons from ancient Greece

Today elected representatives take the tough decisions about public finances behind closed doors. Politicians rarely ask voters what they think of budget options and they are no better at explaining the reasons for a budget.



All you need is: Love Unlimited

On Saturday 3 March, Western Sydney University staff, students and alumni – including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Holmes - will march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.



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TropTalks traverse the trajectory of modern cinema

In a series of events for TropTalks – Tropfest’s ideas and education program – Western Sydney University experts will join a stellar line-up of screen industry innovators to discuss and debate the contemporary topics that are shaping the screen industry today.



Centre for Smart Modern Construction

Western Sydney construction industry challenged to modernise or die

Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC).



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In Harley Windsor, Australia has its first Indigenous Winter Olympian – why has it taken so long?

Many Indigenous athletes have represented Australia at the Summer Olympics. But, in Pyeongchang, figure skater Harley Windsor is set to become Australia’s first Indigenous Winter Olympian.



 

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