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Hawaiian spinner dolphins need sheltered bays for rest

April 28th, 2015

Hawaiin Spinner dolphin square

Spinner dolphins found off the Kona Coast, Hawai’i Island need sheltered bays for rest and protection from predators, researchers from Murdoch University and Duke University have found.

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Researchers find link between traffic offences and severe road trauma

April 23rd, 2015

Crashed car

Researchers from Royal Perth Hospital have completed one of the first studies to look at traffic offences as a risk factor for severe road trauma.

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Film to remember ANZACs in Japan

April 23rd, 2015

Mick Broderick and Stuart Bender are recreating memories of ANZACS in Japan.

Associate Professor Mick Broderick from Murdoch University and Dr Stuart Bender from Curtin University are recreating scenes of World War II POW camps in Nagasaki and multiple sites of Australian Occupation troop activity in Kure and Hiroshima.

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Free workshops to help parents give careers advice

April 22nd, 2015

Murdoch University Peel Campus

Workshops to help parents provide their children with the best possible careers support and advice will be run in a number of Mandurah and Rockingham schools in the next few months.

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International spotlight for WA’s Science on the Swan

April 21st, 2015

Professor Simon Mallal

Recent advances in personalised medicine were the focus of an international workshop held at Murdoch University this week as a pre-conference event for Science on the Swan.

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Opinion: India and WA – A reluctant super power and a wiser State

April 21st, 2015

Professor Andrew Taggart

In an editorial piece for West Australian, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart discusses the importance of India as a business and education partner, and how WA must learn from earlier mistakes made with other Asian trading partners to make the most of the relationship.

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Paula shines during day with mining giant

April 20th, 2015

Nev Power and Paula Hicks

A Murdoch University business student is a step closer to realising her dream of becoming a senior executive with Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) after spending the day shadowing its Chief Executive Officer Nev Power.

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Tagging and scanning for feral pigs

April 17th, 2015

Feral pigs

Feral pigs are increasingly becoming a problem in Australia’s forests. Murdoch researchers are using GPS tracking and thermal imagery in an attempt to learn more about these cryptic creatures which are difficult to study. The pigs pose a threat to Australia’s natural ecosystems, landscapes and biodiversity values, impacting on the environment and agricultural resources through […]

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Murdoch Dubai staff and students to attempt Everest trek

April 16th, 2015

Students and staff from Murdoch Dubai will be trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp

A group of staff and students from Murdoch University Dubai will be embarking on a grueling 125km trek to Mount Everest Base Camp later this month.

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Study opportunities for not-for-profit sector

April 15th, 2015

Dr Megan Paull

Opportunities for people working in the not-for-profit sector to enhance their careers have emerged through new scholarships announced at Murdoch University. Murdoch’s School of Management and Governance is partnering with the Australian Scholarship Foundation and the Bankwest Foundation to provide three full scholarships in one of the School’s Graduate Certificate Programs. Not-for-profit researcher and Director […]

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Breaking up is hard to do: how the ALP can differ from the Greens

April 10th, 2015

Gary Wickham web

Murdoch University’s Emeritus Professor Gary Wickham says it is both heartening and perplexing that the ALP is determined to let voters know that Labor is not allied with the Greens.

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Murdoch cyclists inspired on Ride for Youth

April 9th, 2015

Team Murdoch University - School of Psychology and Exercise Science, from left to right: Paul Zuvela, Mark Sayers, Brad Wall and Jeremiah Peiffer

A team from Murdoch University has successfully cycled an incredible 700km from Albany to Perth, visiting high schools along the way to promote and raise funds for mental health organisation Youth Focus.

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India and Australia join forces to tackle plant pests

April 8th, 2015

Mike Jones web

The WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) at Murdoch University and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Dehli have each received $200,000 from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund to fight one of the most destructive groups of plant pests in the world.

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