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Deakin announces winner of 2016 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
17 June 2016

Melbourne artist Geoffrey Bartlett has taken out the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award for 2016 with a striking work titled Fusion Revisited.

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Deakin to deliver new STEM education initiative in Victorian secondary schools
15 June 2016

Teachers at 30 secondary schools across Victoria are set to receive a boost to their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching credentials thanks to a new Victorian Government initiative delivered by Deakin University.

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Quality seal of approval for Deakin Business School’s marketing program
13 June 2016

Deakin University marketing courses have been given the quality seal of approval from Australia’s peak professional marketing body.

Deakin Chancellor awarded Member of the Order of Australia
13 June 2016

Deakin University Chancellor John Stanhope has been acknowledged as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM, General Division) as part of today’s annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship recipient announced for 2016
7 June 2016

Fourth year Arts/Commerce student Rachael Brodie was last night announced as the second recipient of the annual Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship.


So this is 30: study maps how men deal with the challenges that come with turning 30
6 June 2016

Crossing the threshold into the thirties is often marked with many life changing moments, with starting a family up there as the most momentous for women and men alike.

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Let’s have dinner and talk about death: Deakin to host launch of national end of life initiative
25 May 2016

Deakin University has joined with the Australian Centre for Health Research to encourage Australian’s to break the silence on talking about death and start a conversation with family and friends while breaking bread at the dinner table.

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Mums encouraged to switch off for their mental health
23 May 2016

A world first Australian study has found a link between modern screen-based sedentary behaviours and anxiety risk in mothers of young children aged under five years.

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Telstra and Deakin University collaborate on healthcare innovation
20 May 2016

Australians may soon be able to undergo ultrasound diagnostics by remote, thanks to a world first robotics technology developed by Deakin University in partnership with Telstra.

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Deakin welcomes Cats as MCG blockbuster looms
19 May 2016

Deakin University today officially opened its new $8.4 million Elite Sports Precinct at the Waurn Ponds campus by welcoming AFL powerhouse the Geelong Cats to train on the MCG-sized oval.

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Universities essential to economic transition: Deakin welcomes new campaign
17 May 2016

Deakin University welcomes the launch of a new stage of Keep It Clever advertising during the federal election campaign to highlight the essential role of universities in economic transition and job creation.

Diabetes linked to changes in gene behaviour driven by environment
17 May 2016

Why gestational diabetes leads to type 2 diabetes has baffled medical science for decades, but new research led by Deakin University has shown the answer could be in our genes’ ability to change their behaviour due to signals from the environment.

Migratory birds pay the bill for Arctic warming: Deakin research
13 May 2016

A warming globe has been directly linked to higher mortality among one of the world’s most iconic Arctic-breeding, migratory shorebirds.

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Crowdfunding campaign to fight racism in Geelong high schools
10 May 2016

A new crowdfunding campaign by Deakin University historian Dr Joanna Cruickshank aims to use theatre and historical story-telling to fight racism in Australian high schools.


Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight
9 May 2016

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks. But does having a sweet tooth mean you are more prone to being overweight or obese?

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