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Deakin and Navitas rebrand successful pathway college
16 April 2015

Deakin University and leading education provider Navitas are pleased to announce plans 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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Aussie researcher finds lower prices get more fruit and veg
16 April 2015

Researchers from Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) have highlighted the importance of lower prices as a mechanism to promote the purchase and consumption of fruit and vegetables, after providing the first Australian evidence that cutting prices can be an effective way to get people to buy more fresh produce.


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Mapping the ‘cultural genocide’ in Iraq and Syria
14 April 2015

The destruction of ancient heritage sites across Iraq and Syria by fundamentalists, such as the Islamic State's annihilation of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud reported this weekend, is cultural genocide on a scale that has never been seen before, according to a Deakin University Middle East expert.


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Dullness an advantage when it comes to survival - at least for birds
9 April 2015

In the bird world of parenting, it is a matter of survival of the dullest, according to new international research led by Deakin University.


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Get the whole family moving on World Day for Physical Activity
2 April 2015

Monday 6 April is World Day for Physical Activity and Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) has some great tips to help get the whole family moving – and work off some of those Easter eggs!


Active April

Victorians called on to get active this April
1 April 2015

Deakin University sport scientist, Paul Gastin, is calling on all Victorian's to get active this April.


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Deakin scientists partner with Ridley to improve fish quality, reduce impact on environment
27 March 2015

Deakin University scientists are on a mission to make the fish we eat healthier, tastier and more sustainable, by creating food for farmed fish completely free of any other marine life.


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New leadership role for Deakin Warrnambool
26 March 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Jane den Hollander, today announced a new leadership position to deliver a strategy for the future of the Warrnambool Campus that will better meet the needs of the Warrnambool community and Deakin.


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Public seminar to feature Geelong’s ground-breaking bipolar research
23 March 2015

The ground-breaking Geelong research into new treatments for bipolar disorder will be presented at a seminar to support World Bipolar Day on Monday 30 March.


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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the passing of the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH
20 March 2015

The Deakin University community is saddened to learn of the passing of Australia's 22nd Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.


Deakin research shines a beacon on better, safer emergency lighting
20 March 2015

To most of us emergency lighting and exit signs are just part and parcel of commercial buildings, but for many landlords they cost a fortune to run and aren't always reliable  – until Deakin University researchers found a cheaper, safer and more reliable way to operate them.


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Free Wi-Fi lands at Avalon Airport
18 March 2015

Wireless internet access has landed at Avalon Airport thanks to a Deakin University Wi-Fi initiative transforming the region into a wired-in wonderland.


Students in regional Victoria are set to be the big winners as the Community Foundation for Central Victoria and Deakin University launch an important partnership to bring together education pathways and local industry in central Victoria.

Students win as Community Foundation for Central Victoria and Deakin partner-up
17 March 2015

Students in regional Victoria are set to be the big winners as the Community Foundation for Central Victoria and Deakin University launch an important partnership to bring together education pathways and local industry in central Victoria.


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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the passing of Dr Alf Bamblett
16 March 2015

The Deakin University community was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Alf Bamblett.


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Iron and zinc found to be a mood booster for women
12 March 2015

Deakin University health researchers have found that increasing iron and zinc intakes can help boost a woman's mood and memory and may be a way to address cognitive decline in old age.


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