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Research to reveal whether reading aloud is key to early literacy

August 24th, 2016

Study investigates the importance of reading aloud to children.

The importance of reading aloud to primary school aged children is the focus of a new study underway at Murdoch University.

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Study finds acclaimed arts organisation ‘underfunded’

August 23rd, 2016

Associate Professor Peter Wright

A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.

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Professor Ian Ritchie inducted into WA Science Hall of Fame

August 22nd, 2016

Professor Ian Ritchie

The life, work and achievements of late Murdoch University Professor Ian Ritchie have been celebrated with his posthumous induction into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.

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Murdoch out in force for National Science Week

August 22nd, 2016

Murdoch staff demonstrate forensic facial reconstruction at Oberthur Primary School

Murdoch staff used caterpillars, drones and blood splatter to inspire thousands of young scientists last week.

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Opinion: To future-proof our crops from drought, look to the Australian deserts

August 22nd, 2016

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Steve Wylie asks the questions of what can we do to future-proof our crops to help feed a global population expected to increase to 9.3 billion people by 2050

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Physics and a famous cat

August 19th, 2016

Dr Catalina Curceanu delivers her Women in Physics lecture at Murdoch

Around 500 high school science students arrived at Murdoch recently to attend a physics lecture featuring a world-famous feline.

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Murdoch and Curtin welcome inaugural Premier’s Fellow in Agriculture and Food

August 19th, 2016

Murdoch University celebrates its debut in the THE 100 under 50

An internationally accomplished scientist will take up the inaugural Premier’s Fellow in Agriculture and Food, in a partnership between Murdoch and Curtin universities.

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Game of catfish and mouse in Pilbara river

August 18th, 2016

A lesser salmon catfish (Pic: Murdoch University)

Large catfish in a desert river in the Pilbara are eating native mice when available, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

August 17th, 2016

Southern view of Ningaloo Marine Park

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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Gold rush! First evidence of spawning migration of football-size goldfish

August 15th, 2016

Dr Stephen Beatty with a large goldfish

Murdoch researchers have discovered for the first time football-sized goldfish are travelling hundreds of kilometres each year through WA waterways.

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Investiture of new Murdoch Vice Chancellor

August 11th, 2016

Professor Eeva Leinonen, Murdoch

The formal investiture of Professor Eeva Leinonen as Murdoch University’s Vice Chancellor has been held at the University’s Perth campus.

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Flagship unit showing students how the wheels of government turn

August 11th, 2016

Legislative Assembly Chamber (Provided by the Parliament of Western Australia)

Knowledge is power, and the knowledge gained via a unique collaboration between Murdoch University and the Western Australian Parliament is empowering students in a tough job market.

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Warning after pathogenic tapeworm discovered in Australia for first time

August 10th, 2016

A specimen from the same group of tapeworms as the Pacific Broad

A highly pathogenic tapeworm never recorded before in humans in Australia has been found in a young boy from South Australia.

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