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Vice Chancellor Stood Aside

September 19th, 2014

Murdoch University has today announced that Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Higgott, has been suspended as a result of the outcomes of a recent investigation.

The Murdoch University Senate has agreed to suspend Professor Higgott following an investigation by the University.

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Murdoch strengthens international relations with leading Indian university

September 18th, 2014

The University furthered its commitment to fostering international relations with the recent signing of a five-year Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation with O.P Jindal Global University (JGU) in India.

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Nano engineering advances bone-forming material

September 16th, 2014

Murdoch University nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep.

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Opinion: Ferals, strays, pets: how to control the cats that are eating our wildlife

September 15th, 2014

Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals.

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Honorary degree for international economist

September 12th, 2014

Professor Wendy Carlin was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Economics at the Murdoch University graduation ceremony on September 11.

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Honours for African Politician

September 11th, 2014

Murdoch University has bestowed its highest honour on a politician who has helped to stop the spread of HIV in Africa.

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The Conversation: Australian federal court upholds gene patents

September 8th, 2014

Biotechnology companies will be permitted to hold patents on genes in Australia after a decision by the full bench of the Federal Court, writes Reema Rattan in The Conversation.

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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

September 2nd, 2014

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia’s drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per cent longer between fires to maintain stable populations.

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Murdoch student receives generous scholarship

September 1st, 2014

Sustainable Development and Environmental Science first year student, Megan Sleep, has won a prestigious scholarship from the WA Mining Club.

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Science goes off with a bang thanks to Naked Scientist

August 27th, 2014

Hundreds of school kids were entertained and enthralled during National Science Week when they were treated to an explosive science show by international science celebrity, The Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith.

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Murdoch shines in Great Cocky Count results

August 27th, 2014

Murdoch University’s South Street Campus has been identified as a critically important habitat for two endangered species of black cockatoo by Birdlife Australia after topping the tables in the annual Great Cocky Count.

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Study reveals young children's insights into food access and wealth

August 27th, 2014

A new study by Murdoch University education researchers has investigated how young children understand the need for food from a perspective of wealth and poverty.

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Murdoch Commission Co-chair appointed WA Governor

August 26th, 2014

The Co-chair of the First Murdoch Commission, Mrs Kerry Sanderson AO, has been appointed Governor of Western Australia and will be the first woman to occupy the post.

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