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ABC Comedian to push boundaries at Murdoch’s NAIDOC event

July 1st, 2015

Steven Oliver

NAIDOC week will be celebrated with a smile at Murdoch University this year with comedian Steven Oliver as the special guest speaker.

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Tales of ocean adventures draw WA marine scientists to Murdoch

July 1st, 2015

RV Investigator (photo: CSIRO)

More than 100 marine scientists gathered at Murdoch to hear tales of exploratory ocean research voyages around the world.

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Free lectures by top health professionals

July 1st, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci is welcoming people to attend lectures in Strategic Health Leadership and Management.

Some of Perth’s most senior health professionals will be sharing their views as part of Murdoch University opening the doors to its Strategic Health Leadership and Management Unit during July. “This free lecture series is an unmissable event for anyone with an interest in health management,” said Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci. “It also gives prospective […]

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Murdoch-made feature film is surprise award winner

July 1st, 2015

Jeff Asselin (centre) with his lead actors  from Pinch Craig Hyde-Smith and Alla Hand

A micro-budget feature film made by Murdoch University’s Media Production Manager and crewed by graduates and undergraduates from the University’s screen production courses, has beaten big budget, industry-made rivals to win the main award at the West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs).

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Researchers closer to ending debate around Lyme disease and ticks in Australia

June 29th, 2015

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As debate surrounding whether Lyme disease is associated with tick bites in Australia continues to rage, a team of Murdoch University researchers, together with colleagues at the University of Sydney and Curtin University, have made a discovery that helps solve part of the puzzle.

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High-tech medical treatment for “Cuddles” the python

June 26th, 2015

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“Cuddles” the Reticulated Python from Perth Zoo underwent a CT scan this week at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital under the watchful eye of a team of experts.

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Krill research earns PhD student a big award

June 23rd, 2015

PhD student Alicia Sutton has won the ASMA Allen award

Alicia Sutton was awarded the prestigious Allen Award by the Australian Marine Sciences Association for her research into on basin-wide oceanographic drivers of krill zoogeography in the Indian Ocean.

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Whitby Falls Farm progressing well

June 22nd, 2015

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Murdoch University’s $3 million investment to restore Whitby Falls Farm in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has been completed.

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Opinion: How to get teenagers to read

June 22nd, 2015

Dr Margaret Merga

In an article for the Conversation, Margaret Merga from the School of Education discusses why and how teachers and parents should nurture a lifelong love of reading in their children.

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Opinion: China-Australia trade agreement a compromised victory

June 19th, 2015

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After 10 years of negotiations, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed in Canberra this week meaning that Australia now has an FTA with its number one trade partner.

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Student teacher draws on scientific experience to lead whale shark project

June 17th, 2015

Dr Andrew Nield and Professor Lyn Beazley

A Murdoch University education student is taking the lead on a whale shark tagging project which will see pupils from schools across WA follow the progress of several of the majestic fish.

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Extractive metallurgists stumble onto uranium millions

June 15th, 2015

A brannerite specimen

Murdoch University researchers have discovered a technique to extract uranium from brannerite, a mineral mining companies have long-viewed as a waste product.

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Nominations galore for Murdoch homegrown films

June 11th, 2015

A scene from Jeff Asselin

Two Murdoch produced films have been nominated in major categories in the 2015 West Australian Screen Awards.

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