UniSANews August 2014
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Professor Tanya Monro.

Leading scientist to become Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation

Top Australian scientist Professor Tanya Monro is to become Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation at UniSA from November. Full story...

Water scarcity focus for UniSA’s Future Fellow

UniSA has a new Future Fellow – Senior Research Fellow Dr Sarah Wheeler has been awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) grant for her research into farmer behaviour in water-stressed basins.

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Innovative UniSA designers respond to ageing population

Creating a new nurse call handset, specifically designed for aged care residents living with arthritis, is the aim of a UniSA project team who have begun work at the Hills Innovation Centre in Adelaide.

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Can you die from a broken heart?

With symptoms the same as a heart attack, broken heart syndrome is a very real condition. A UniSA researcher has been delving into this puzzling condition.

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Achievements and announcements

Commonwealth Games success

UniSA Bachelor of Human Movement student Matthew Glaetzer has finished the Commonwealth Games with Gold and Bronze medals in cycling.

UniSA scores a trio of tall poppies
Three of the University of South Australia’s brightest young researchers have been recognised in the state’s 2014 Tall Poppy Awards.
UniSA scientist takes out People’s Choice Award
UniSA’s Stephanie Reuter Lange has won the People’s Choice Award at the SA Science Excellence Awards this month.
Deadly Alumni launched at UniSA
UniSA has launched South Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni Chapter, the Deadly Alumni.
New Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor Pat Buckley has been appointed to lead support and engagement for research students across UniSA as the new Dean of Graduate Studies.
SciCEd takes baton from Investigator
The development of UniSA’s public science studio – SciencelCreativitylEducation Studio (SciCEd) – continues to progress with an iconic Adelaide attraction making a donation to the project.
UniSA wins top business award for innovation
UniSA has won an innovation award for last year’s unijam event – a 38-hour online crowd-sourced collaboration for staff, students, alumni and friends.
UniSA researcher in new documentary
UniSA creativity expert Associate Professor David Cropley, has spread the word about creativity being a skill that can be taught and developed rather than something you’re born with, during the popular The Life Series.
Indigenous perspectives symposium for university staff
UniSA will host a symposium this month to explore the relevance of teaching Indigenous perspectives in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
UniSA crowned SA Challenge Champions
UniSA achieved a nail-biting win over rivals Adelaide and Flinders University in the final instalment of this year’s annual intervarsity competition, the SA Challenge.

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