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Seaweed the jewel in crown of Deakin photography exhibition
6 July 2015

It's often smelly, slimy and gets in the way of a nice walk on the beach – and being called a weed doesn't help – but the true colours of the maligned seaweed have been revealed through Deakin University photography.

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Deakin Geelong to host national marine sciences conference
3 July 2015

Australia's top marine scientists will gather in Geelong next week to discuss latest research, challenges and solutions for the nation's future environmental sustainability.

Humans once hunted them, but may now hold key to fur seal survival: Deakin research
2 July 2015

Oil rigs and artificial reefs are often given a bad rap for their environmental impact but they may be playing a vital role in feeding one of Australia's largest sea creatures, still recovering from centuries of hunting by humans, new research led by Deakin scientists has found.

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Deakin and Navitas rebrand successful pathway college
1 July 2015

Deakin University and leading education provider Navitas are pleased to extend their long and successful partnership by renaming the pathway college, the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT), to Deakin College.

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Jeff Kennett to deliver Deakin Oration in honour of footy great David Parkin
30 June 2015

One of Australia's most prominent mental health advocates, The Hon Jeff Kennett AC, will deliver the 2015 Deakin University David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change on 1 July at Melbourne's iconic Federation Square.

Art plus engineering equals beautiful useable science at Deakin
29 June 2015

When artists and musicians talk about their great collaborations they probably don't normally list engineers as the source of their inspiration, but Deakin University will this week showcase the collision between the two worlds at the inaugural Design Technology Conference in Geelong.

Blue carbon the unsung hero in the fight against climate change: Deakin research
28 June 2015

Deakin University scientists have completed Victoria's first ever stocktake of blue carbon hot spots, revealing millions of tonnes of stored carbon, which they say is at risk of being returned to the atmosphere unless conserved.

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Scholars tackle tough topics at Indonesia conference in Geelong
25 June 2015

Australian-Indonesian relations, media reporting of the Bali Nine, and the Jokowi Government are among the topics for discussion at the Indonesia Council Open Conference (ICOC) at Deakin University's Geelong Waterfront campus on 2 and 3 July.

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Deakin students shine in Melbourne International Animation Festival
25 June 2015

Deakin animation students have hit the big screen at this year's Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) with three innovative works screened to hundreds of visitors and members of the animation industry at ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square.

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Deakin academic receives prestigious Churchill Award
23 June 2015

Criminology lecturer Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon will visit the United Kingdom, United States and Canada to examine innovative legal responses to the prevention of intimate homicide after receiving the prestigious Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for 2015.

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Aussie research finds we need to get up for the sake of our mental health
19 June 2015

The first systematic review to examine the relationship between sedentary behaviour and anxiety has found that prolonged sitting, such as watching TV, working on a computer or playing electronic games, is linked to increased risk of anxiety in adults and children.

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Eating leads to stress hormone response in men with high body fat
17 June 2015

This week is Men's Health Week (15-21 June) and Dr Anne Turner from Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) said that it is the perfect time for men who are carrying a few extra kilos to make some positive changes.

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Premature babies – are we doing the right thing?
16 June 2015

A Deakin University law academic has questioned if we are doing the right thing by saving the lives of extremely premature babies.

Kendal Murray's winning sculpture.

Deakin announces winner of 2015 contemporary small sculpture award
10 June 2015

Australian artist Kendal Murray has been named the winner of this year's Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award for her entry Provision, Revision, Decision, Division.

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Mock disaster tests limits of Deakin Aid students
10 June 2015

A simulated natural disaster is testing the leadership skills of the world's best and brightest humanitarian aid students during an intense eight-day exercise in Indonesia this week.

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