News Centre archive - 2019
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2019.
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I’ve always wondered: are water crystals bad for the environment?
With changing rainfall patterns, drought and an increasing average temperature in Australia many people are looking for ways to save water in their garden, and adding water crystals to your soil appears to be a good solution.
Western Sydney University honours Alexis Wright and Jennifer Rowe
Award-winning writers, Jennifer Rowe AC and Adjunct Professor Alexis Wright, have received Honorary Doctorates from the University in recognition of their nationally-significant bodies of work and outstanding contribution to literature.
New discovery could alleviate salty soil symptoms in food crops
New research has found that a hormone produced by plants under stress can be applied to crops to alleviate the damage caused by salty soils.
Curious Kids: how do babies learn to talk?
Babies are born ready to learn and although they don’t “talk” in the first weeks of life, they know how to communicate what they are feeling. They do this by crying. And it is something they do a lot before they produce words.
Western expands its community of Advance Higher Education Fellows
Western Sydney University has welcomed 19 new Advance Higher Education Fellows as part of its partnership with Advance Higher Education.
Between health and faith: managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan, which sees Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours, begins this weekend. Does having type 2 diabetes exclude a person from fasting? .