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Tuesday 31 January 2023

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UOW researcher devises strategies to cut salt and reduce disease

With the average Australian consuming around eight to nine times more sodium than they need for good health, public health experts are devising salt reduction strategies to help prevent diseases associated with elevated sodium levels, such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke.

Students solve real world business problems as part of iUnivative programme

Seven teams of UOW students presented their solutions to real world business problems as part of the Careers Central iUnivative Program on 28 February. 

Students show their support for journalists detained in Egypt

Journalism and media students showed their support for a group of Al Jazeera reporters incarcerated in Egypt by joining the Qatar based news service's FreeAJStaff campaign on the social media platform Twitter.

Panizzi cafe raises $8,000 to support childhood obesity research

UOW students and staff have raised $8,000 for health and medical research, simply by making a coin donation for a piece of fruit at Panizzi café on campus.

High demand at Batemans Bay for new nursing program

The University of Wollongong is this year offering for the first time a three-year Bachelor of Nursing and a four-year Advanced Bachelor Program at its Batemans Bay Campus.

Human computer interaction bridges 'digital divide'

Want to communicate with your computer or television in a more natural way than using a mouse or remote? Keen to change TV channels, switch on the DVD player or simply switch off an irritating presenter or program with the wave of a hand? A new book by a UOW academic now available on Amazon highlights how Hand Gesture Recognition (HGR) systems now bring hope of connecting people with their machines in such a manner.


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Expertise: Children and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, motor skills

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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