News Centre archive - 2019
Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2019.
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Students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds lead inaugural conference on higher education participation
The United Voices for Change Conference hosted by Western Sydney University will bring students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds together with sector leaders.
Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material. But producing the Portland cement needed to make concrete accounts for 5-8% of all global greenhouse emissions.
What are parasites and how do they make us sick?
A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species.
The main problem with virtual reality? It’s almost as humdrum as real life
Just a few years ago, virtual reality (VR) was being showered with very real money. The industry raised an estimated US$900 million in venture capital in 2016, but by 2018 that figure had plummeted to US$280 million.
Is social media damaging to children and teens? We asked five experts
If you have kids, chances are you’ve worried about their presence on social media. We asked five experts if social media is damaging to children and teens.
Western Sydney University funding success for research into the survival of plants in heatwaves
Western Sydney University’s Dr Renée Marchin Prokopavicius from the Hawkesbury Institute of the Environment has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).