Social Affairs

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A UNSW Industrial Design student has taken out the silver medal in the Australian James Dyson Award, the premier design award for tertiary students.

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Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has welcomed the significant funding boost for higher education announced in the Federal Budget. Major wins for UNSW include $48 million for the College of Fine Arts and $20 million towards a new institute to fight HIV/AIDS.

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If you want to see the future of architecture, take a good look at the world of computer games, says Russell Lowe, a lecturer in architectural computing in the Faculty of the Built Environment.

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UNSW's ASPIRE program for disadvantaged high school students is expanding to primary schools thanks to a major funding boost from the Federal Government.

The image of the typical sex offender as an insecure loner has been turned on its head by research from a UNSW criminologist.

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UNSW has sent the largest delegation of any Australian university to a model United Nations event in The Hague, extending students' skills in international relations and diplomacy.

UNSW Industrial Design students have taken five of 13 finalist places for Australia's leading tertiary student design competition, the James Dyson Award.

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Professor Gay Hawkins, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been given a prestigious visiting appointment in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo.

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Professor Ken Maher, of the Faculty of the Built Environment, has confirmed his status as one of Australia's leading architects by winning his profession's highest honour, the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

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Two UNSW academics will further their research in the US as 2009 Fulbright scholars. Meanwhile a new Fulbright scholarship was launched by the Premier at the University this week.

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