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Coronavirus – advice for staff and students

2 June 2020

The following advice is provided to help our staff and students understand the recommendations of Australian authorities and the measures being taken, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

Avoiding cybercrime during COVID-19

29 May 2020

Cyber security experts are using artificial intelligence to combat a rise in online scams and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opportunity to innovate as restrictions begin to ease

25 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has placed an enormous strain on businesses of all sizes. But with the gloom, there are opportunities for some to adapt and thrive.

Getting a healthy dose of sport

21 May 2020

Researchers are taking time during coronavirus restrictions to learn about sport’s role in physical, mental and social health.

Instagram, isolation and the motherhood experience

14 May 2020

The effects of social media on our mental health and well-being is a question that becomes more important as our lives increasingly shift to the online space.

Intestinal worms may affect severity of coronavirus

8 May 2020

Countries in resource-poor regions may be harder hit by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, with many residents already suffering parasitic infections which could change how coronavirus affects them.

Kick-starting tourism in a post-COVID world

6 May 2020

Tourism operators are being urged to start planning for life after COVID-19 isolation when tourist behaviours and spending will create a different travel landscape.

Planting the seeds of equality

4 May 2020

Federation University Australia researchers hope a new book will be a catalyst for change in Nepal’s forestry industry.

Using dried biosolids to boost grain production

4 May 2020

Federation University Australia researchers are trialling the use of biosolids to improve soil fertility and increase crop productivity in Victorian grain-growing regions.

Tiny Antarctic springtail named after climate activist

22 April 2020

They are tiny in stature but a newly discovered Antarctic springtail species has been named after an environmental activist making a giant impact.

The Concert for Compassion

15 April 2020

Join Lior, Arts Academy Director Associate Professor Rick Chew, an orchestra of 20 and a choir of 40 for a world class concert from two opuses – the Compassion Symphony and Stari Most.

As the classroom moves online, there’s a lesson for everyone

9 April 2020

Remote and flexible learning offers both challenges and opportunities for teachers, students and parents.

Researchers and volunteers join forces to help protect the Latham’s snipe

3 April 2020

Researchers are tapping into the power of citizen science to study the Latham’s snipe, a shorebird that breeds in Japan and migrates to south-eastern Australia in spring.

Physically distant but socially connected

31 March 2020

In a world where social isolation and home offices are becoming the norm, Dr Evita March explores how our lives may irrevocably change in the months and years to come.

Pollution to solution – is the key to soil health buried inside brown coal?

13 March 2020

A researcher is studying the brown coal that is used to fire a Victorian power station to determine if it holds substances that can improve soil health.

Telling the tales from Rat City

4 March 2020

Long-forgotten stories of Ballarat’s dark and bizarre past are being brought to life in an award-winning podcast series featuring the research of a Federation University Australia historian.

An antipodean dream in Milan

20 February 2020

Jill Orr’s work has appeared at exhibitions around the world, with her work held at major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

The being of urban resilience

14 February 2020

Disaster management and policy responses have mainly focused on restoring environmental and physical structures. But what about the mental and emotional wellbeing of people affected by disasters?

What the National Apology means to me

13 February 2020

The National Apology starts the conversations to move forward in positive ways, focusing on Indigenous issues and what still needs to change to bring awareness, writes Alison McRae.

How a new book sparked a global technical community

12 February 2020

Academics have collaborated with the world’s leading authorities on positive displacement machinery to release a book combining the most influential research in the field from the past decade.

Living in the shadow of Black Saturday

7 February 2020

On the anniversary of Black Saturday, it is a time to reflect not only on the trauma associated with these bushfires but the sense of support and community engendered by a common threat.

How Dundee is ‘switching polarity’ to become a magnet city

5 February 2020

Dundee’s renaissance has seen the city known for its industrial past to now be considered Scotland’s ‘coolest city’, driven by an ambitious vision to become a magnet for new talent.

Our fired landscape – why things are different now

30 January 2020

Australia's bushfire crisis has put an alarming number of species at a much higher risk of extinction as our ecosystems get pushed to, and in some instances beyond, their limit.

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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