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University researcher in major bacteria study

Monday 27 April 2015

A recently published study by an international team of researchers including Dr Andrew Greenhill from Federation University Australia has shed more light on the composition and diversity of bacterial communities residing in the gut of humans. These bacteria, known as the gut microbiota, are important for health. However, it appears that modern lifestyle depletes the gut’s collec...

Regional university students have high gambling rates, claims new research

Wednesday 22 April 2015

“Regional students appear to be at increased risk of particular factors, such as social isolation, boredom and loneliness, which may increase rates of mental health issues, and potentially involvement in gambling,” Dr Rob Townsend from the Faculty of Education and Arts said.

Golden Key reception to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s 2015 Golden Key New Members Reception will be held this, Friday, 24 April, at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. Commencing at the Caro Centre at 6.00 pm, the reception will include the induction of more than 360 new members. New members to be inducted include Dr Sam Henson, Head of our Ballarat Campuses; Dr David Waldron, Le...

Arts Academy activates the Gunfire Breakfast

Monday 20 April 2015

The Graduating Actors Company of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will mark the centenary of the First World War through songs and music, as part of a special event planned around the traditional Gunfire Breakfast this ANZAC Day.  The Gunfire Breakfast dates back to World War One, the name given to the breakfast taken by soldiers prior to a morning batt...

Reality check for technology in education

Monday 20 April 2015

A new book co-written by a Gippsland academic at Federation University Australia is taking a critical perspective on how technology is implemented within our education system, delving deeper into both positive and negative impacts of its use.

Professor Todd Walker to represent FedUni in trade mission

Friday 17 April 2015

Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), will represent Federation University Australia in a major trade mission to South America to promote international education. The trip, led by the Hon Steve Herbert, the Victorian Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for International Education, will include a delegation of 29 senior representatives from Victorian...

Gippsland researcher helps endangered tigers

Thursday 16 April 2015

In a major research boost, $20,000 has been granted to ecologist Wendy Wright, an Associate Professor at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus, by the UK-based Rufford Foundation to create a sustainable future for threatened rare Nepalese tigers and other endangered carnivores.

Annual report confirms successful 2014 for FedUni

Thursday 16 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s first annual report, tabled today in the Victorian Parliament, highlights the strong growth of the university in its first year of operation under its expanded regional footprint.

New exhibition to open at Switchback Gallery

Tuesday 14 April 2015

A special art exhibition by Aunty Eileen Harrison, the highly respected Kurnai artist and Elder, will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from 22 April to 14 May. To be held at the Switchback Gallery, the exhibition – Listening to the Old Ones in the Trees – also will include works and words by members of the Koori Cohort at the Gippslan...

Australian History Centre a major strength of FedUni

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s new Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) is quickly becoming a significant contributor to historical study throughout the region. Led by Director, Professor Keir Reeves, the Centre already has attracted more than 40 higher degree students working on a wide range of history-related projects. “Our Collab...

Guirguis New Art Prize winner announced

Monday 13 April 2015

The prestigious $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) has been awarded to Melbourne-based artist Lou Hubbard. Her work Dead Still Standing, 2014, is an installation comprising a deflated, disembowelled latex rubber horse, collapsed over a Coalbrookdale patio chair, table and bench seat situated over a skate board and plastic dog. The Prize winner was announced ...

Lifestyle and environment can influence offspring: FedUni research

Monday 13 April 2015

A person’s lifestyle and environment can have a direct impact on a person’s offspring, according to new research by Federation University Australia. Research by PhD student Josh Denham and his supervisor Professor Fadi Charchar has uncovered important developments in the field of gene activity and epigenetics. The research is due to be published in the

Persian students share New Year's Celebrations

Wednesday 1 April 2015

The Persian New Year Celebration, named Nowruz, commenced 3,000 years ago in ancient Persia to welcome the arrival of spring time. The spectacular lunch featured Kebabs coated with real saffron grown in Iran. A traditional New Year’s table was also set up, with seven items beginning with the letter S in the Persian alphabet.

University announces world-first nature education course

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Federation University Australia has unveiled the nation’s first Nature Pedagogy course. An innovative and exciting initiative at the Mt Helen Campus and in Perth, the course already has attracted 150 participants. Nature Pedagogy is the research and study of nature education.      Our academics in the early childhood education team &ndas...

University supporting Precision Agriculture Flagship

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Federation University Australia is playing a leading role in the new Precision Agriculture Flagship launched by the Federal Government. The initiative, which also has the support of the Regional Universities Network, is designed to boost the development of regional Australia by building capability and improving research outcomes, particularly in the farming sector. He...

Arts Academy students to reflect on the centenary of First World War

Monday 30 March 2015

The Graduating Actors Company of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will mark the centenary of the First World War by investigating how collective memories linger and actively live on.

FedUni shines at Science meets Parliament Forum

Friday 27 March 2015

Francine Marques, Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Science, represented Federation University this week at the Science meets Parliament Forum in Canberra. Dr Marques attended the forum as part of her role with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA). The other delegate from the Council was Rachel Climie, a PhD candidate at the Menzies Institute fo...

University contributing to national student research project

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Federation University Australia will play a leading role in a new project exploring the efficacy of enabling programs that prepare students for university study. The project is led by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and has been awarded a grant of $156,000 from the National Priorities Pool by the Commonwealth Government. Professor Marcia Devlin, P...

Students to attend Big Day In at FedUni

Tuesday 24 March 2015

More than 300 secondary school students will experience an intense course in information technology today, Tuesday, 24 March, as part of the ACS Foundation’s Big Day In at Federation University Australia.

International prints on show at Switchback Gallery

Monday 23 March 2015

Opening soon at Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus is ‘Crossing Paths: Marks by a select group of printmakers’. The exhibition, from Colorado University USA, assembles an international group of printmakers from across America and the Pacific. It features a range of Native American artists including th...

Caroline Finch to present at cricket science conference

Monday 23 March 2015

Professor Caroline Finch, Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), at Federation University Australia will give several major presentations at the Fifth World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket (WCSMC) this week.

TAFE awards to be presented at University

Saturday 21 March 2015

Federation University Australia’s 2015 TAFE Division Awards for Excellence Presentation will be held in the Building and Construction Training Centre at the SMB Campus at 6.00pm today, Friday, 20 March.

FedUni research may turn Australia's film industry on its head

Thursday 19 March 2015

The digital world of film technology can provide the opportunity to develop a new film industry model not dependent on government funding, according to Richard Owen, a PhD student at Federation University Australia.

FedUni research sheds light on VET Fee-help scandal

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Research at Federation University Australia is helping to explain the current controversy over the VET Fee-help scheme. Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training, is currently reforming the scheme due to reports of abuse of the system by unscrupulous training providers. A look at the history of the scheme may assist with the reforms, says Professor...

Master of Business Administration program comes to Gippsland

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Robert Errey, the MBA Director at the Federation Business School, said that FedUni and the School are committed to offering the MBA so that Gippsland entrepreneurs, small business owners, service professionals and others have access to high quality post-graduate management studies.   

Academics launch review into Business Honours degrees

Monday 16 March 2015

A major review into the perceptions of Business Honours degrees has been unveiled by Associate Professor Elisa Backer from Federation University Australia and Associate Professor Pierre Benckendorff from the University of Queensland.

Ballarat Technology Park set to celebrate twentieth anniversary

Monday 16 March 2015

Federation University Australia’s Technology Park is on track for further growth as it prepares for its twentieth anniversary. The University will host a Celebratory Dinner on Thursday, 23 April, at the Mt Helen Campus to recognise the Park’s anniversary and its significant contribution to the economic and social advancement of Ballarat and the wider region. ...

History of picket line fatalities in focus

Friday 13 March 2015

A new book by a Federation University Australia academic at our Gippsland Campus will explore the history of public industrial protests and their management by the police. Police, Picket-Lines and Fatalities: Lessons from the Past is the latest work by Associate Professor David Baker, Head of Criminal Justice studies at Federation University Australia. The work...

Academic releases new work on Mullawallah

Friday 13 March 2015

A new booklet, Mullawallah: the Last King Billy of Ballarat by Dr Janice Newton, Adjunct Researcher at Federation University Australia, will be launched later this month. The new work is published by Ballarat Heritage Services for local group Victorian Interpretive Projects (VIPS), which received a Ballarat City Community Grant to aid publication. The name &lsq...

GNAP15 finalists prepare for $20,000 art prize

Thursday 12 March 2015

The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) will wow us again during April and May with the work of the fifteen important Australian contemporary artists exhibited in Ballarat. Now one of Australia’s most important contemporary art prizes, the fifteen shortlisted finalists are due to be showcased at the city's two major galleries - Federation University Australia's Post Office...