News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • Pretty fish gets brighter future
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 - Scientists at James Cook University have been given $100,000 to study a fish endangered by its own beauty.
  • JCU Singapore moves to new campus
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 - James Cook University in Singapore has moved to a new campus location, which offers students high-tech facilities to promote learning.
  • Surviving the ‘Most Explosive Era of Infrastructure Expansion’ in Nine Steps
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 - An acclaimed James Cook University researcher has warned of an ‘explosive era’ of infrastructure expansion across the globe, calling for a new approach to protect vulnerable ecosystems. Distinguished Research Professor William Laurance is the lead author of the study, which has been published in the journal, Current Biology.
  • JCU and Mater join forces
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 - A new research partnership between James Cook University scientists and Mater Hospital Townsville orthopaedic surgeons could dramatically improve knee surgery results.
  • Buzz off: a public lecture
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 - A global expert on invasive mosquitoes will join local medical entomologist Professor Scott Ritchie to deliver a free public lecture on invasive mosquitoes next week (Tuesday 10 March).
  • Seniors and cyclones
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 - If you’re aged 65 or older, and live in the coastal communities of Cardwell, Tully Heads, Kurrimine Beach, Innisfail or Bramston Beach, James Cook University researcher Sandy Astill hopes to hear from you.
  • JCU in major study with Saudi University
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 - James Cook University and a major Saudi Arabian university have kicked off a three-year joint study that could take climate change research into completely new territory. Professor Cinner, a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, is one of five distinguished scientists from around the world to receive a prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation this year.