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View of Geelong: Trans Panorama, Ruin and Viewin'

At the launch of the new 'View': Dr Cameron Bishop; Ms Kaz Paton, Manager of Arts and Culture, City of Greater Geelong; and Mr Simon Reis.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:30:00 +1100
A Deakin artist has created a public artwork, in homage to Eugene von Guerard's 1856 'View of Geelong.'

Safeguarding people with disabilities

At the Safeguarding Forum: Dr John Chesterman, Office of the Public Advocate; Dr Paul Cambridge, UK; Professor Susan Balandin, Deakin's Chair in Disability and Inclusion; and Alex Gunning, Director, Provider Support, National Disability Insurance Agency.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:43:00 +1100
Deakin has hosted a forum on 'Safeguarding research, policy and practice for people with disability.'

Looking beyond Big Data

Professor Svetha Venkatesh will deliver the 2015 Harrison Lecture for Innovation.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:47:00 +1100
PRaDA Director, Prof Svetha Venkatesh, will discuss the challenges of big data analysis in the Harrison Innovation Lecture.

'Father of atom probe tomography' visits Deakin

Thinker in Residence, Professor Michael Miller, with Deakin's Dr Ilana Timokhina.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +1100
A world-leading metallurgist, Prof Michael Miller, has been a Thinker in Residence at the IFM.

Drawing Country

'Drawing Country' reflects the phenomenon of 'country' - extremely important to Aboriginal culture.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:29:00 +1100
The William Mora Gallery is set to exhibit works by Deakin's Prof Brian Martin.

Australian children missing sports basics

Dr Lisa Barnett is seeking to help children gain basic movement skills.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:38:00 +1100
Dr Lisa Barnett has received a NASPSPA award for her research on children's activity levels.

Child's play opens a window for therapists

Dr Judi Parson is helping to develop Deakin's new play therapy courses.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:31:00 +1100
New child play therapy courses focus on play as the language of childhood.

ARC success for Deakin

Associate Professor Paul Francis is set to lead an ARC Discovery Project that aims to improve chemical detection through chemiluminescence.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +1100
The ARC has funded 15 Deakin-led projects and awards in the latest funding round.

Indigenous accountants: more numbers needed

From left: Prof Mike Ewing, PVC, Business and Law (Deakin);  Dr Luisa Lombardi (Deakin); Prof Mark Rose, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Education (La Trobe University); Prof Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies (University of
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:42:00 +1100
Researchers have found that accounting skills can re-empower Indigenous communities.

Werribee water plant gets the artistic treatment

'Treatment' curators Dr Cameron Bishop and Prof David Cross (right), with artist Techa Noble.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:22:00 +1100
Artists have taken on the ultimate challenge of creating public art at the treatment plant.

NHMRC grant success

Associate Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos will lead one of the three NHMRC Project Grants.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:54:00 +1100
Deakin has received eight grants and fellowships in the NHMRC's latest funding round.

Getting personal: key to Asia success

ASSA Fellow, Professor David Lowe.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:14:00 +1100
Prof David Lowe, new ASSA Fellow, is seeking more qualitative research on our inter-country relationships.

Research degree scholarships

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:39:00 +1100
2016 domestic scholarship applications close 31 October.

Fellowship gong for carbon fibre researcher

Victoria Fellow, Dr Nisa Salim.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:57:00 +1100
Dr Nisa Salim will use two fellowships to visit aerospace and automotive giants and the world's leaders in 'wet spinning' carbon fibre technology.

Smart cotton to protect us from airwaves blitz

On the trail of a 'super' fabric - Dr Jin Zhang.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:32:00 +1100
Combining cotton and carbon fibre holds promise for shielding fabric.

Masters primes graduates for emerging 'high tech' jobs

Electromaterials pioneer, Dr Jenny Pringle.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:56:00 +1100
A unique Masters in Electromaterials will provide cutting edge knowledge for an emerging industry.

Better testing leads to better roll forming

Researcher working on a pilot scale roll former at Deakin University.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:09:00 +1100
A simple test developed by IFM researchers will help engineers predict and prevent common defects in the roll forming process.

C-PAN gathers forces in obesity battle

Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, Director of C-PAN and new Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:25:00 +1100
A prestigious Fellowship is the latest accolade for Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford.

Battle moves to hosts in virus research

Pioneering a new approach to virus research - Associate Professor John Stambas.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:43:00 +1000
Associate Professor John Stambas has received an American Association of Immunologists' Travel Award.

Ocean predators help to prevent climate change

Interconnected - sharks play a key role in controlling turtle populations and sea grass volumes.
(Photos credit: Dr Peter Macreadie).
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +1000
Deakin ecologists have shown that predator populations are critical to maintaining blue carbon reserves.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015