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June 2015

Professor Marianne Wallis
Research talks to empower patients and parents
30 Jun 2015

Professor of Nursing Marianne Wallis will present a talk entitled ‘Drips, drains and wounds – how can nurses stop hospitals hurting people’ as part of a free community lecture series at USC on Tuesday 14 July.

Seth LaJeunesse from the University of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Centre
Planning needed to deal with ‘wonky walking’
30 Jun 2015

An American academic who specialises in road safety will discuss whether mobile devices are turning teens into wonky walkers when he addresses a free public seminar at USC on Wednesday 1 July.

University medallist Nina Meloncelli
USC medallist becomes health service dietitian
25 Jun 2015

Former hotel food and beverage manager Nina Meloncelli has launched a new career in the health sector with a University of the Sunshine Coast degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

A section of the translocated habitat on the USC campus
Planned burn of habitat on USC campus
24 Jun 2015

A planned burn of a section of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s compensatory habitat site is planned for Wednesday 8 July, weather permitting.

Nambour District Skate Park and Youth Activity Precinct. Image by skatespots.com.au
USC to host convergence of maths educators
23 Jun 2015

A project that saw local school children use mathematics to influence policy on the location of a skate park at Nambour will be among the matters discussed at an international conference of maths educators at USC starting on Sunday.

USC technician Simon Orsborn explains the 3D visualisation theatre to USC staff and stakeholders
Year 8s to step into new world of learning at USC
23 Jun 2015

Thirty aspiring scientists, engineers and mathematicians will become the first high school students to experience the University of the Sunshine Coast’s impressive new 3D visualisation facilities on Wednesday 24 June.

A USC Business academic provides advice to a prospective student at a previous USC Gympie Open Day
Open day to showcase expanding study options in Gympie
19 Jun 2015

Those keen to explore the expanding number of study options available in Gympie are invited to attend Gympie’s Learning and Education Precinct Open Day on Wednesday 24 June.

USC's Associate Professor in Vegetation and Plant Ecology Alison Shapcott
USC research to be presented at U3A lecture series
18 Jun 2015

USC academics will outline their exciting research activities at a series of public lectures starting Friday 26 June that has been organised by the Noosa branch of the University of the Third Age (Noosa U3A).

A free seminar at USC will consider aspects of road safety for teenagers
'Dream car' conversation could be a life saver
18 Jun 2015

Having a serious conversation with teenagers about their “dream car” could end up saving their lives, according to USC road safety researcher Dr Bridie Scott-Parker.

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography Dr Harriot Beazley
Research to give voice to stateless children
17 Jun 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Harriot Beazley has played a key role in ground-breaking international research aimed at reducing the incidence of children being born stateless.

USC graduate Ann Yardley with her 2015 ICT Professional of the Year trophy
One of USC's first graduates wins major IT award
16 Jun 2015

A Twin Waters information technology professional who was among the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first graduates in 1999 has won a national award for her skills.

Biomedical Science graduate Cat Manwaring receives her University Medal from Chancellor John Dobson
Great minds think alike for award-winning science couple
15 Jun 2015

Former Australia Zoo keeper Cat Manwaring, who earned a University of the Sunshine Coast Medal for outstanding grades during her Biomedical Science degree, is returning to study Honours.

Lecturer in Coaching Science Angela Calder
Sport scientist to discuss performance recovery
11 Jun 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast sport scientist Angela Calder will present a public lecture about performance recovery for athletes on Friday 12 June.

Water droplets form on the skin of a gecko
Gecko skin could be the shape of things to come
10 Jun 2015

Research by USC academics has found that the surface structure of a Queensland gecko’s skin is so extraordinary it could have countless industrial, scientific and medical applications if replicated.

Image of a Tailed Emperor butterfly
Butterfly Garden starts to bloom for festival
5 Jun 2015

The first new butterflies have spread their wings in a garden specifically designed to attract them to the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs campus.

A screenshot of the 3-D visualisation of a creek near the Cameroon town of Bambui
Humanitarian engineering contest team gains high-tech boost
5 Jun 2015

USC students competing next semester in a global humanitarian engineering contest to help residents of a poor, remote African village will have a high-tech advantage over their rivals.

University medallist and Bachelor of Nursing Science graduate Julie-Ann Nicholls
Marine biologist becomes hospital nurse
4 Jun 2015

A Peregian Beach marine biologist has gained a new career as a theatre nurse with a Nursing Science degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Business Professor Joanne Scott congratulates Faculty medallist Kayla Rose
Location and dedication add up for Commerce medallist
2 Jun 2015

New USC Bachelor of Commerce graduate Kayla Rose has not had to move far to find career success after landing a job with an accountancy firm in her home town of Caloundra.

Torres Strait Islander Alister Bartholomew receives his degree from USC's Chancellor John Dobson
Graduate aims to help Indigenous kids realise dreams
1 Jun 2015

Torres Strait Islander Alister Bartholomew has realised his dreams by going to university and is now working to help others experience the transformational power of education.