2014 Media releases archives

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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.


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.


Birds of a feather flock together to thrive despite stress: Deakin research
17 December 2014

Australia's avian populations may be more resistant to environmental variations, such as climate change, than scientists may have thought, new Deakin University research shows.


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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.


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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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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-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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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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