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Deakin researcher calls for citizen scientists to help save rare 500kg turtle
18 December 2014

A Deakin University marine scientist is asking coastal Victorian and Tasmanian locals and summer holidaymakers to help save one of the ocean's biggest yet most elusive endangered creatures.

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Salmon expert reels in top nutrition award for helping make fish fattier
18 December 2014

Deakin University nutritionist Associate Professor Giovanni Turchini has been recognised for his outstanding research in aquaculture and nutrition, receiving the Nutrition Society of Australia's annual medal.

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Viral video gives front-row seat as students discover ATAR
17 December 2014

A Deakin University video capturing the moment 30 school students discover their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) has gone viral with more than 189,000 views in one day.


Deakin wins higher education ‘Oscar’ in Philadelphia
12 December 2014

Australia's Deakin University has received international recognition for its online and distance teaching excellence by the prestigious university rankings organisation QS and the world's top business school, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

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40 fabulous years and 200,000 student success stories a very special Christmas celebration at Deakin University
11 December 2014

Deakin University's 40th anniversary year celebrations will mark another significant milestone in Geelong today – the graduation of its 200,000th student.

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Study finds the mere presence of alcohol is enough to make women appear more sexually available
10 December 2014

With office Christmas party season in full swing a new Deakin University study provides a timely reminder of the role alcohol plays in unwanted sexual advances.

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Deakin-made doco walks with Walkley
8 December 2014

A ground-breaking documentary directed and co-written by Deakin University Associate Professor Danny Ben-Moshe has taken out the coveted Walkley Documentary Award at a star-studded ceremony in Sydney.

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Statements on the passing of Stella Young: journalist, comedian, advocate and former Deakin University student
8 December 2014

Deakin University statements on the passing of Stella Young.

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Deakin welcomes news of Family Violence Minister in light of recent research
4 December 2014

Deakin today welcomed the incoming State Government's appointment of Victoria's first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, in the wake of the University's recent research showing how devastating the issue is for women in rural and regional areas.

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Barrels not ballots for Deakin’s international students at surf school
29 November 2014

Deakin University's international students are set to make a splash when they swap laptops and lecture rooms for Speedos and surfboards at surf school this weekend.

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Master of Teaching brings up to 100 to Warrnambool
27 November 2014

Up to 100 new student teachers from across Australia will spend four weeks in Warrnambool in a new partnership designed to attract inspirational teachers to disadvantaged areas.

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Deakin University criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon wields a pen over a sword to protect women victims of violent crime
12 November 2014

A new book by influential Deakin University criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon is set to put further pressure on calls to tighten up laws covering crimes of domestic violence that result in homicide.

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Rural and regional Victorian women more likely to experience violence, less likely to get justice: Deakin research
7 November 2014

Women in rural and regional Victoria can be up to three times more likely to experience family violence than some metropolitan women, yet their postcodes can also inhibit the chances they have of receiving justice, new Deakin University research has found.

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Deakin University celebrates 20 years in India
5 November 2014

Deakin University has marked 20 historic years in India by announcing it will expand its operations into South Asia.

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Success for Deakin in latest round of ARC Discovery, DECRA and LIEF grants
5 November 2014

Deakin University has had some excellent results in the ARC scheme outcomes announced today.

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