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Car’s keys vital to preventing theft

Monday, 20 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

New research from Edith Cowan University has found less than half of Western Australians leave their car keys in a safe, secure location.

Forget me not art

Thursday, 16 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

An exhibition of works at Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) Spectrum Project Space has given a new life to silver-coated copper wire, surgical masks, flywire and plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

ECU media newsletter - 16 October 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on Perth parklands, Ebola journalism and exam study tips.

Perth’s best parks aid residents’ health

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

New research from Edith Cowan University has found poorly planned parks and green spaces in some Perth neighbourhoods can cause residents to report worse health outcomes than those in areas with better green spaces.

Mine sites a lifeline for threatened birds

Thursday, 09 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

Shorebird habitats are being destroyed all around the world but ECU research presented at a recent conference is showing mine sites in WA’s Pilbara are inadvertently creating sanctuaries for the migratory birds.

Fashion blows up

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Contemporary Fashion students and WAAPA Costume Design students are re-thinking traditional forms of fashion and dress-making, creating new inflatable designs that will be on show at the City of Joondalup’s Urban Couture event.

Secrets of seagrass movement unlocked in new study

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 10

New research led by Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found seagrasses are like the ocean’s hitchhikers travelling for hundreds or even thousands of kilometres across the sea.

ECU media newsletter - 2 October 2014

Thursday, 02 October 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on childcare nutrition, 3D motion capture for dancers and Indigenous graduation rates.

Motion capture raises the barre for WAAPA dancers

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

Elite dance students now have access to a state-of-the-art motion capture facility which aims to improve teaching and prevent injuries. 

Talking about art

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

The upcoming exhibition inConversation brings together 54 researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the local, national and international community.

ECU media newsletter - 18 September 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes experts on the link between dairy and obesity, WAAPA motion capture technology and a high school cyber security competition.

Google Doctor - it's popular but is it accurate?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Trevor Cullen, an expert in health and HIV journalism, said that while there are millions of websites that offer health-related information, many present myths and half-truths as if they are facts. However, there are ways to identify websites that offer quality evidence-based health information.

Cyber defence a piece of cake for WA students

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

Cyber crime costs the Australian economy $1.6 billion every year and affects five million Australians but cyber security experts are now turning to high school students to join the fight against online threats.

Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

Have you ever wondered what Perth was like before it was a city? The new exhibition, Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands, is set to tell the tale of Perth's swampy past.

ECU media newsletter - 4 September 2014

Thursday, 04 September 2014 News > Media releases > 2014 > 09

The ECU media newsletter is emailed to journalists fortnightly during semester. This edition includes expert on data security, FIFO diets and car vs house crashes.

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