News and Media

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Latest media releases

  • ‘Virtual’ Australian Chamber Orchestra comes to town
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 - Fusing digital technologies with visual and sonic innovation, the groundbreaking interactive installation, ACO Virtual allows you to conduct and even play along with the ACO.
  • Brooching the future: joint effort to save endangered possum
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - JCU’s Vice Chancellor, the Australian Greens Leader, an acclaimed French jewellery designer and her Australian distributor have joined forces to raise awareness of an extremely rare possum facing possible extinction because of climate change.
  • Cairns campus on show
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - Race a remote-controlled robot, make a smoothie while riding a bike, or turn your smart phone into a microscope, and you just may discover the perfect career for you.
  • Global gathering of biologists urges: “rethink Abbot Point”
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - Almost 600 of the world’s experts in tropical biology and conservation have called on the Australian Government to reconsider the extended port development at Abbot Point, out of concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • New study links dredging to diseased corals
    Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - In a world-first study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals.
  • Baby Nemos finding their way home
    Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - Fish larvae on the Great Barrier Reef can find their way home after weeks of drifting in the sea even where the currents are strong, thanks to their senses of smell and hearing, two JCU researchers have found.
  • What women want: the ‘ex-factor’
    Tue, 08 Jul 2014 - Women instinctively find men who have had a few partners attractive, but get turned off if he has had five or more relationships.