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Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Funding grant to explore legal responses to one-punch homicide
27 July 2015

Deakin criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has received a $24,000 grant to examine legal responses to one-punch homicide as part of the Victorian Legal Services Board 2015 grants round.

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What is the best way to protect the community from sex offenders?
27 July 2015

Managing sex offenders with punitive measures alone may not be the best way to make communities safer, according to a Deakin University forensic psychology expert.

Bronte Haines

A toast to toast: student raises funds for U.N. World Food Programme
24 July 2015

Deakin student Bronte Haines has combined her two great loves – Nepal and toast – with her Nutrition studies to self-publish a fundraising recipe book to benefit the United Nation's World Food Programme.


Indigenous i-Book to be launched at Warrnambool
23 July 2015

An innovative iBook tracing south-west Victoria's Indigenous history is being launched at the Deakin University Warrnambool Campus Warrnambool on Friday July 24.

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Tapping the big data goldmine could improve student success
22 July 2015

Universities are sitting on a goldmine of data that could be tapped to enhance student success, according to a Deakin University academic.

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A Curious Evolution at Deakin Art Gallery
21 July 2015

Personality profiling and radical photo artistry combine spectacularly in Deakin Art Gallery's fourth exhibition for 2015, A Curious Evolution, by Australian artists Rose Farrell and George Parkin.


Community to drive local response to obesity prevention
17 July 2015

A community-led approach to improve the long-term health of residents in the Yarriambiack Shire was launched in Warracknabeal today (Friday 17 July).

Tasmanian Devil

Leading Ecologist Dr Euan Ritchie joins National Threatened Species summit
15 July 2015

Ecology expert Dr Euan Ritchie will argue the case for rewilding of native apex predators such as the dingo and Tasmanian devil at the inaugural national Threatened Species Summit tomorrow.


Market volatility the new norm, says Deakin finance academic
14 July 2015

Deakin finance Associate Professor Victor Fang has warned mum and dad investors to brace for an extended stretch of uncertainty in global markets as volatility becomes 'the new normal'.

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First birthday marks year of success for Carbon Nexus
14 July 2015

In just its first year of operation, Deakin University's unique Carbon Nexus research centre has attracted industrial partners from nine countries, produced 75 batches of carbon fibre for research trials, and received nine local and national research excellence awards.

Adrian Raftery

Self-managed super funds not so cheap
10 July 2015

The cost of running the average self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) could be as high as $20,000, according to a recent Deakin University study.

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Busting the myths about type 2 diabetes
9 July 2015

Despite more than one million Australians having type 2 diabetes, and around 280 new cases diagnosed every day, many people struggle to separate fact from myth.

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Communities That Care partnership reduces underage alcohol supply in Geelong
8 July 2015

A clamp down on bottle shops selling alcohol to underage customers and a commitment by parents not to supply or allow their teens to use alcohol has been successful in reducing underage alcohol supply in Geelong.


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.

Kanowna Island fur seal

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.

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