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(L-R) Belle Hope, Charles Bolden and Nicholas Haley. Major General Charles BoldenProfessor Peter HojWolf BlassAnne Summers

The stars shine bright at graduations

NASA Administrator Major General Charles Bolden was one of a stellar line up at March graduations, when he and three eminent Australians were awarded honorary doctorates from the University. Former UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj, author and feminist thinker Anne Summers, and winemaker entrepreneur Wolf Blass were honoured across the week. Full story...

Wine study shows locals love the cellar door

A new study into cellar door operations at Australian wineries has shown that most visitors to wineries are Australian locals with the typical visitor being a female visiting for the first time.

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Two Fulbrights for UniSA

Two UniSA PhD students are among 31 from across Australia who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship that will see them travel to America for up to 10 months to further their research.

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UniSA leads new $88 million CRC
in big data

UniSA is now the national headquarters of another Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) – the $88 million Data to Decisions CRC which is set to boost national security.

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Achievements and announcements

Australian public law and human rights expert named new Dean of Law
UniSA has appointed internationally recognised expert in Australian public law and human rights, Professor Wendy Lacey, as its new Dean of Law.
New Hawke Centre director
Former OzAsia Festival Director Jacinta Thompson will be the new Executive Director of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre from the end of April, following the retirement of inaugural director Elizabeth Ho.
Arts grad chosen for prestigious photographic prize at National Gallery
Bachelor of Visual Arts (photography) graduate Molly Harris is one of 45 Australian artists chosen to be featured in the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition.
Angel Lopez appointed to Australian Cancer Research Foundation Committee
Centre for Cancer Biology co-director Professor Angel Lopez has been appointed to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation’s (ACRF) Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC).
UniSA shines at construction competition in Texas
For the second year running, UniSA students have teamed up with students from Oklahoma University to win a design and build competition in the United States.
New node paves way for nano-medicine
UniSA’s expertise in nanomaterials design, cell biology and engineering are at the forefront of a new Node in a $26 million ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBN).
Local innovators take home international technology award
Against some high-powered competition, UniSA’s Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) has won an international award for innovative communications technology.
New study looks at downsizing options for seniors
Housing is one of the major challenges for our ageing population, according to the Australian Government’s Advisory Panel for Positive Ageing. But a new joint University of Western Australia-UniSA study is set find out how to ease the transition from a large family home to a more suitable and often smaller home while maintaining senior citizens’ independence.
Australian cities app launches
An app that provides users with information about what to experience, eat and drink, and how to get around Australia’s capital cities has been launched by a former UniSA staff member who still retains strong links with the University.

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