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Chronicling endangered species on Nanya – a vast biodiversity treasure

22 January 2020

Researchers have started a five-year project to study the threats to five endangered animals on the 40,000-hectare Nanya Station, home to several species only found in far western New South Wales.

Teaching our next teachers – educator awarded Fulbright Scholarship

21 January 2020

A Federation University academic has been awarded a Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international educational exchange programs in the world.

Is it safe to exercise in bushfire smoke?

17 January 2020

If elite athletes are prematurely stopping matches and hospital admissions are increasing, then you might question whether you should be outside.

New app could be game changer for dyslexia

10 January 2020

Researchers are tapping into the power of artificial intelligence to help diagnose dyslexia, a lifelong learning disorder that affects an estimated one in 10 Australians.

Life in the Frain lane

6 January 2020

Nicole Frain has taken the road less travelled on her journey to becoming an elite cyclist.

Protecting the pangolin, the world’s most trafficked animal

24 December 2019

A Federation University Australia researcher has joined an international effort to protect a rarely seen and critically endangered mammal.

Digging deep to reveal the history of Australia’s wetlands

20 December 2019

Peter Gell has been recognised for his research across Australia’s wetlands where the cores he extracts from metres below the surface reveal the history of human impact on Australia’s ecosystems.

The maths luminary inspiring future generations

16 December 2019

World renowned mathematician Marco Lopez credits his high school teachers for fuelling his passion for the subject.

Researchers take the fight to typhoid fever with Grand Challenges Explorations grant

9 December 2019

A research team has won a research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to battle the spread of typhoid fever – a bacterial infection which kills more than 100,000 people a year.

Reimagining technology in education

5 December 2019

From the latest touchscreen tools to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, digital technology offers an unprecedented number of opportunities and challenges in the classroom.

How data could change life down on the farm

3 December 2019

The biggest collaborative soil research effort in Australia’s history could save the agricultural industry billions of dollars each year by giving farmers unprecedented access to information.

Power, precision and the art of time trialling

29 November 2019

On paper, the road cycling time trial is a simple event to win. It requires the combination of high sustained power, an aerodynamic position and the ability to tolerate pain.

Fewer cyclones – but they’re getting more intense

26 November 2019

Researchers are studying the role climate change is playing in the severity and frequency of tropical cyclones.

Testing times for young footballers

22 November 2019

The AFL draft is just days away and many of the country’s best young footballers will soon be living their dream at a new club. But before their name is called out, there is one final chance to shine.

Who wants to work forever?

21 November 2019

While the value of a later retirement is accepted by most observers, the notion that this is possible and desirable for all is open to question.

Age no barrier to a Happy Life in China

14 November 2019

Australian researchers are playing a key role in improving medical system responses in China where an ageing population is challenging the country’s health system.

After the war: Remembering those who chose to stay behind

13 November 2019

For a large contingent of Australian servicemen who served in World War I, the end to the conflict in November 1918 did not mean an end to their suffering on Europe’s battlefields.

The street games getting young people active again

12 November 2019

An innovative program offering free sport and recreation activities across the Latrobe Valley is getting more young people active and addressing a drop-off in sport participation.

'Clutch' performance in sport: How athletes shut out anxiety to succeed

6 November 2019

Some athletes have the ability to withstand the pressure and deliver in key moments. For others, it’s easy to understand but harder to do.

Why shaming mums won’t solve modern parenting problems

1 November 2019

The internet and social media may make mothers feel more connected, but it can also be stress inducing. Getting the balance right may be just one more thing contemporary mothers need to balance.

Frozen in time – looking to the past to protect Antarctica's seabirds

28 October 2019

Researchers have "raided the freezers” at the Australian Antarctic Division to begin work on a long-term study into the health of seabirds on the frozen continent.

Tackling the antibiotic resistance threat at animal market hot spots

21 October 2019

Federation University researchers are playing a key role in establishing a surveillance network in Asian live animal markets; the‘hot spots’ where new pathogens and resistances are likely to emerge.

Keeping it country – the struggle to hold on to regional teachers

21 October 2019

Researchers are uncovering the barriers which stop teachers from seeking jobs in regional schools, and how these schools can be made more attractive as preferred sites of employment.

Researchers join global Think Equal early years program

21 October 2019

Researchers are playing a key role in a global education initiative which is aiming to revolutionise teaching by introducing social and emotional learning in the earliest years of school.

Music theatre graduate lands coveted role at UK school

18 October 2019

Sarah Wynen has taken up the position of Performing Musician in Residence at Malvern St James Girls’ School in Worcestershire.

Bowel cancer breakthrough shortlisted for immunology award

18 October 2019

A study which has found that immune cells that live in the walls of the bowel and can release chemical messengers to promote cancer has been shortlisted for a top award at a leading journal.

Entrepreneur on a mission to create positive change

17 October 2019

Social sciences student Sam Brown is running a cafe and catering business while he chips away at other projects and ideas which he hopes will shape the next phase of his working life.

Finding a friend called pain

17 October 2019

If you were to write a position description for being employed as a professional cyclist one key attribute would appear at the top of any contract – the ability to suffer and deal with pain.

Free TAFE sparks a new career path

17 October 2019

Blake Allison's exposure to basketball's elite levels convinced him that sports science was the career path for him. A curveball then came his way.

Facing up to cricket injuries

17 October 2019

It is a debate that reignited when Steve Smith was struck by a brutal Jofra Archer bouncer in the second Ashes Test at Lords.

Morwell's hopes for the future on show at Foto Biennale

14 October 2019

A photo exhibition which evolved from research into the Latrobe Valley community’s recovery from the Hazelwood mine fire is on show in this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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