12/03/2018Read more An art-science video project exploring how time and elemental forces work together to shape the earth has attracted the interest of NASA, thanks to the creative use of image data from the space agency’s Landsat 8 satellite by Southern Cross University digital media artist Associate Professor Grayson Cooke.
05/03/2018Read more Southern Cross University academics and graduates will put women, feminism and gender under the microscope on International Women’s Day this week, Thursday March 8, as they discuss the provocation, ‘Ain’t I a woman? Am I or am I not a feminist?’ at the Lismore Regional Gallery.
03/03/2018Read more I was 15 when Sydney's first Gay Mardi Gras parade (as it was called then) ended in a violent confrontation on 24 June, 1978. My local newspaper, the Newcastle Morning Herald, reported on the bitter skirmish on the Monday after, under the headline 'Mass arrest ends march by ‘gays’'. No doubt my sexuality-fuelled teenage anxieties would only have been aggravated by reading these accounts of hostility and violence that marked the clash between police and the brave people we know today at the 78ers.
23/02/2018Play video Read more Each morning at dawn patrol surfers assess ocean and weather conditions before paddling out. Now the entire surf session experience is set to become more valuable, thanks to a new fin fitted with oceanographic sensors that will share data with scientists interested in the health of coastal zones.
14/02/2018Read more The Country Education Foundation of Australia has launched its 2018 University Survival Guide, with Southern Cross University coming on board as the new principal partner of this valuable online resource for first-year students.
12/02/2018Read more Being physically safe, emotionally safe, having access needs met and feeling capable have been identified by young people with disability as the four key factors fundamental to a creating a sense of safety and preventing abuse.
01/02/2018Read more Local entrepreneurs, students and the wider community can experience two free and interactive sessions with globally-recognised entrepreneurial educator, Dr Peter Kelly on Wednesday February 7.
27/12/2017Read more The tragic sequence of events that led to the drowning of Ravneet Singh Gill on Christmas Day reminds all of us how dangerous Australian ocean beaches can be at this time of year. The entire University family pays tribute to Ravneet as a Southern Cross student and as a proud member of his Indian community.
Holy Smoke! Evidence that the controversial fourth ingredient in sacred incense comes from a sea snailRead more Since biblical times incense has been used in religious ceremonies and purification rituals, with its fragrant smoke evoking reverence and reflection. For much of that time this holy incense has also been shrouded in secrecy and controversy because of uncertainty over the identity of its major ingredients, onycha. Scientific evidence now supports the identification of onycha as the opercula, or trapdoor, from the sea snail Muricidae (murex whelks). In biblical times these sea snails were also used to produce purple and blue dyes of religious significance.
26/11/2017Play video Read more For the first time, researchers have accelerated the formation of new coral colonies on small areas in the Great Barrier Reef using ‘baby corals’ conceived and successfully settled directly on the Reef through a pioneering pilot project funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
15/11/2017Read more In response to the overwhelmingly positive result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey—announced at 10am NSW time today—Southern Cross University reaffirms its unqualified support for legal and parliamentary change in this important area.
06/11/2017Read more Despite enormous resources, the United States now experiences the highest rates of maternal mortality in the developed world. While a decrease in maternal deaths occurred in virtually every other country in the world over the past 15 years, the rates of maternal mortality dramatically increased in the US.
27/10/2017Read more An Australian sea snail is proving to be a powerhouse of medicinal compounds, with its anti-inflammatory properties the latest to be discovered by researchers at Southern Cross University and the University of Southern Queensland.
16/10/2017Read more A photography project aimed at increasing awareness about sexual violence is set to evolve into a social enterprise after its founder and Southern Cross University media student Rory Banwell graduated from the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship this month.
04/10/2017Read more From birds and turtles with stomachs full of plastic to beaches littered with drink containers: the problem of plastic marine waste is not only an eyesore, it’s lethal. Right on our doorstep is Indonesia, the world’s second largest contributor to marine debris.
27/09/2017Read more Campers have long been using streets to park their vans, much to the anguish of local residents – but it seems they are simply following in their grandparents’ footsteps. And as the popularity of ‘freedom camping’ ramps up across Australia, new research from Southern Cross University shows policy regulators are failing to catch up with current practice.
05/09/2017Read more From modest beginnings as the daughter of a Richmond River dairy farmer, Ellen Riordan was awarded seven medals for her service in the ANZAC Nursing Corps in both World Wars. Now Southern Cross University will honour the local nurse’s legacy with an annual lecture series.
05/09/2017Read more A leading Australian expert in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) based at Southern Cross University says school children are opting not to use outdated outdoor spaces like empty grassed areas, courts and fixed facilities because the play areas have not been updated or modified with new activity options.
04/09/2017Read more Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers from different nations - including the Bundjalung Nation, the Australian continent and the Pacific - have gathered this week on the NSW North Coast to further develop and articulate the Sovereignty of Indigenous Knowledge.
01/09/2017Read more Students rate Southern Cross University’s personalised and engaging support as one of the best reasons to study here. That’s been reflected in the latest Good Universities Guide ratings released this week, with the University being awarded top marks in student support.
31/08/2017Read more Southern Cross University in partnership with the University of Sydney and global interior design firm Cachet Group will undertake a collaborative research project to assess the impact of activity-based working in Australian offices.
13/08/2017Read more After years of attracting students via word-of-mouth, Southern Cross University has decided to hold its first Open Days in more than a decade - and the first at its Gold Coast campus; lifting a veil on one of the best-kept secrets in Australian higher education.
10/08/2017Read more The sea cucumber export industry in the Pacific Islands is experiencing improved weekly income, with the potential to significantly improve the lives of thousands of village fishers, thanks to a Southern Cross University research project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
08/08/2017Read more Harry Angus (The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson) and Emily Lubitz (Tinpan Orange) are the feature panelists at the Careers in Music Symposium being hosted by the Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Lismore campus on Friday 1 September.
01/08/2017Read more This morning the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released its report Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Harassment at Australian Universities. The report presents the results of the largest-ever national survey of Australian university students on sexual harassment and sexual assault.
29/06/2017Read more When Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker fires the Gold Coast Airport Marathon starting pistol for the Southern Cross University 10km Run this weekend, the University will proudly celebrate 10 years of sponsoring the iconic event.
19/06/2017Read more When does a refugee start to identify as a local? A series of posters explores that question in a new Lismore-based initiative for national Refugee Week (June 19 to 25), led by the St Vincent de Paul Society and Southern Cross University.
08/06/2017Read more New finds from the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud in Morocco push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years and show that by about 300,000 years ago important changes in our biology and behaviour had taken place across most of Africa. Once again, state-of-the art techniques by Southern Cross University researchers has played a key role in direct-dating the human remains.