University of Wollongong

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Free talk on facial recognition technology

UNIVERSITY of Wollongong facial approximation specialist, Dr Susan Hayes, will give a free public lecture on her work at the next instalment of ‘Uni in the Brewery’ on Wednesday. Her talk, ‘From Homicide to Hobbits’ will give an insight into her work, which has seen her collaborate with Sydney Homicide to reveal the facial appearance … Continue reading

Wollongong University announces $220 million for capital expenditure projects

THE University of Wollongong Council has approved the release of $220 million for capital expenditure projects over the next five years including $44 million for the Early Start project and a newly-announced $33 million sciences laboratory facility. The Sciences Teaching Facility will be built in airspace over the existing Ovals P7 Carpark, adjacent to the … Continue reading

University housing shortage prompts appeal to nearby residents

FOR the thousands of students moving to Wollongong in February, finding suitable housing is often the first challenge of university life. The University of Wollongong is seeking help from nearby residents who are able to assist with affordable housing for domestic or international students. They are being encouraged to contact Accommodation Services on 4221 5646. … Continue reading

Over 200 university students to be put up in temporary accomodation

MORE than 200 of the 1500 students beginning their university experience in Wollongong during February will be forced into temporary accomodation because of delays in completing the showpeice Kooloobong Village at Keiraville. The 200 or so students that have applied for the new rooms at the University of Wollongong’s Kooloobong Village, located in the Mount … Continue reading

Help in finding accomodation for Wollongong university students

FOR the thousands of students moving to Wollongong to attend the University of Wollongong (UOW) in February, finding suitable housing is often the first challenge. Rental, share and other accommodation is becoming increasingly difficult to secure, and many students, particularly international students, have little experience in this area. To assist students with this challenge, Accommodation … Continue reading

Conservatism in politics to be debated at Wollongong University

UNLIKE Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, those involved in right of centre politics in Australia generally prefer to be called liberals rather than conservatives. Why should this be so? The reality is that conservatism in Australia is an area of our political landscape that is little understood. A workshop on ‘Conservatism in … Continue reading

Writers’ centre gets short term funding for 2013

THE South Coast Writers’ Centre, which promotes the development of writing and literary culture in the Illawarra, has secured $77,000 in funding. The South Coast Writers’ Centre provides an avenue for development, information and networking for young writers in the Illawarra. State MP for Keira Ryan Park assisted the Centre in being awarded another year … Continue reading

Smart textiles could react to environmental conditions

SCIENTISTS at the University of Wollongong (UOW) are among a team to develop a new artificial muscle with exciting possibilities for use in self-powered intelligent textiles that could automatically react to environmental conditions like heat or sweat. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the UOW are part of a … Continue reading

Half a century of student journalism

UOW students are gearing up to celebrate half a century of student journalism with the Tertangala’s 50th Birthday Party to be held on Thursday November 1 in the Faculty of Creative Arts foyer and campus garden, building 25. The event will commemorate the Wollongong student magazine’s first issue, which appeared way back in 1962, when … Continue reading

Life time work honoured through exhibition and book

THE University of Wollongong’s Janet Cosh Herbarium is a collection of plant specimens from the Illawarra and Southern Highlands that provide important historical and conservation information on the distribution of plant species. The herbarium provides a service for organisations and consultants who require plant identification, botanical surveys and analysis. Janet Cosh (1901-1989) was a woman … Continue reading

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