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Rare south-west fish suffers further decline

March 31st, 2015

Balston

Researchers have discovered that the range of one of Western Australia’s rarest freshwater fishes, Balston’s Pygmy Perch, could have declined by as much as 25 per cent.

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Opinion: Top-ranked universities have more money than Australian unis could dream of

March 30th, 2015

Dr Janice Dudley

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Janice Dudley, Associate Dean of the School of Management and Governance assesses Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s claim that his plan to deregulate university fees was essential to ensure Australia’s universities continued to climb the international rankings.

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PhD students win international competition with microalgae project

March 26th, 2015

Ashiwin Vadiveloo (left) and Sofia Chaudry with Dr Harald Lauke, President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Two Murdoch University PhD candidates have won the final of an international competition which tasked participants with tackling the world’s future mobility challenges.

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Aerial surveys generate first human activity maps for the Kimberley coast

March 25th, 2015

Human activity spotted on the southern end of Roebuck Bay by Professor Beckley

Professor Lynnath Beckley led a team who developed the first map of human activity along the western Kimberley coast using aerial surveys.

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Funding helps researchers to kiss MS goodbye

March 24th, 2015

David Nolan square

Murdoch University researchers have received funding to investigate the link between the Epstein-Barr virus infection, more commonly known as glandular fever or the ‘kissing disease’, and the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Alumni profile: Helping people through policy

March 20th, 2015

Jay Martin has built a policy analyst career focusing on social justice while working for governments, NGOs and now for KPMG.

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International exchange sparks big Broadway dreams

March 18th, 2015

Laura Arcudi is achieving her dreams in New York City.

Landing a job on Broadway may have been a lifelong dream, but Murdoch graduate Laura Arcudi achieved it within six months of finishing her Bachelor of Marketing and Media.

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Microalgae project propels PhD students in competition

March 16th, 2015

Sofia Chaudry and Ashiwin Vadiveloo

Two Murdoch University PhD candidates have reached the final round of an international competition thanks to their innovative project which aims to cost effectively produce biofuel from microalgae.

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Health app leads to quicker treatment for therapeutic blood donors

March 12th, 2015

John Olynyk 2008 square

A web-based app designed by Murdoch researchers in conjunction with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is changing the lives of thousands of patients suffering from iron disorders.

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Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen

March 12th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-authored for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law comments on Tony Abbott’s controversial response to a United Nations report which criticises Australia’s human rights record in relation to its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

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Murdoch leaders ride for youth at risk

March 11th, 2015

From left to right: Dr Jeremiah Peiffer, Chancellor David Flanagan, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart and Dr Brad Wall

Chancellor David Flanagan and two staff from Murdoch’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science will be donning their best lycra and jumping on their bikes to raise funds for Youth Focus at the annual 2015 Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

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Not all ‘doom and gloom’ for the Swan Canning Estuary

March 11th, 2015

Researchers haul nets from the Swan River. Pic: Swan River Trust

Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.

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Alumni profile: Kimberley roots a career boost for filmmaker

March 6th, 2015

Documentary maker Vicky Biorac counts working on Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia and television drama Home & Away among her career achievements. But it was her strong desire to tell indigenous stories through documentary that led her to return to her remote hometown of Kununurra after several years chasing the big time in Sydney. “My move […]

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