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Latest media releases

  • JCU student wins top scholarship
    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 - A final year medical student from James Cook University has won one of Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships. Dylan Morris last night was awarded one of 14 General Sir John Monash Scholarships for 2015.
  • JCU joins forces with US Special Ops Command
    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 - JCU researchers have teamed up with US Special Operations Command to develop a life-saving drug for soldiers.
  • Coral reef scientists win QLD Young Tall Poppy science awards
    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 - Townsville-based marine biologist, Dr Sue-Ann Watson has been named Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year. The prestigious award recognises Dr Watson’s work at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University on the effects of rising carbon dioxide on coral reef organisms.
  • JCU students heading to Fiji and Asia
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 - James Cook University students are set to study in Fiji and five Asian nations after receiving more than $210,000 in study grants under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan.
  • Top honour for tropical doctor
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 - Exceptional contributions to tropical medicine and therapeutics by James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat have been recognised internationally with an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
  • Concrete goes green
    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 - JCU engineers are using plastic waste to reinforce concrete
  • Extinction risk not the answer for reefs’ future
    Mon, 17 Nov 2014 - Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat.