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Opinion: Achieving elusive justice for flight MH17 victims will be a challenge

July 25th, 2014

Lorraine Finlay, a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University looks at how history and recent events suggest that justice under international law is elusive and difficult to deliver.

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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Opinion: Sexuality and swimmers: why Thorpe's story made a splash

July 22nd, 2014

Professor Toby Miller examines the link between sponsorship and celebrity endorsements in light of Ian Thorpe's recent announcement.

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Opinion: Shocks to the system and the geopolitics of flight MH17

July 18th, 2014

International politics expert, Professor Mark Beeson explores the concept of international outrage in The Conversation.

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Clever squirrels keep a close eye on humans

July 18th, 2014

Wildlife biologists at Murdoch and Curtin universities have joined forces to study how animals respond to human presence and how that response determines their success living in urban habitats.

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Murdoch conference draws attention to ongoing dieback fight

July 17th, 2014

The effects of the devastating plant disease Phytophthora dieback, a concern for the south-west of Western Australia and internationally, will be highlighted at the 13th annual Dieback Information Group (DIG) conference Murdoch University on Friday, July 18.

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WASA win for Rottnest prison documentary

July 16th, 2014

A documentary co-written and produced by Murdoch University filmmakers Glen Stasiuk and Jeffory Asselin won the award for Outstanding Achievement in the 'Feature Film – Factual' category at the recent WA Screen Awards (WASAs).

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Opinion: World Cup fans are the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals

July 11th, 2014

Information Systems Lecturer, Dr Nik Thompson investigates how cyber criminals exploited the public’s enthusiasm for the most watched and most profitable sporting event in the world in his latest piece in The Conversation.

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Opinion: The political and geographical limits of morality

July 9th, 2014

Political scientist Professor Mark Beeson posed some tough questions in his recent piece about asylum seekers in The Conversation.

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Former WA Chief Scientist is new Murdoch University Ambassador

July 8th, 2014

Former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley has become the new Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science.

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Free course to help busy WA citizens manage their lives

June 27th, 2014

A Murdoch University researcher investigating the wellbeing of West Australians is looking for people to participate in a free course to help them better manage their lives.

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Opinion: Pentecostal, Pearl Jam – music brings ecstasy to us all

June 27th, 2014

Whatever the setting, music can lead us into a shared experience of ecstasy – a world which literally means “to stand outside oneself.” This is a subject Sociology Lecturer, Dr Mark Jennings discusses in The Conversation.

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High school students have a Hollywood experience

June 26th, 2014

High school students in Rockingham and Mandurah are having a Hollywood experience over the next couple of weeks, as they work with some of the industry’s best and brightest to make their own zombie movies.

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