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After Roe v Wade, here’s how women could adopt ‘spycraft’ to avoid tracking and prosecution
1 Jul

They may seem like extreme privacy measures, but for women seeking abortions in the US, online aliases may be necessary to avoid prosecution, UniSC's Dr Dennis Desmond Lecturer, Cyberintelligence and Cybercrime Investigations writes.

Fireworks in the sky, chaos in the mind
29 Jun

Percy would have felt rattled every time a firework erupted in the sky above.

Supercharge IT careers with built-in certifications at USC
22 Jun

As demand for industry-ready IT graduates grows, the University of the Sunshine Coast has embedded industry certification into each year of its technology degrees – at no extra cost.

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Forest research brings sweet smell of success for “Blue Sky” winner
21 Jun

As demand for timber grows amid a global shortage, a University of Sunshine Coast researcher will represent Australia on the world stage with an innovative climate positive project that is creating new opportunities for plantations of highly aromatic sandalwood.

Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents
16 Jun

Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.

Art researchers win grant to visualise ‘calls of the wild’
16 Jun

How can people ‘see’ the sounds of wildlife?

Stores that use facial recognition for ‘loss prevention’. What it might mean for you
15 Jun

What 'facial recognition' tech in stores means for you: USC Cyber Intelligence expert Dr Dennis Desmond writes for The Conversation

Virtual child sexual abuse material can be used to disguise real abuse
14 Jun

USC Law experts Larissa Christensen, Ashley Pearson and Dominique Moritz write for The Conversation.

Avoiding a sea of regret
8 Jun

Exactly what is the state of our oceans? And is it too late to turn back the tide?

Researcher Jacqueline Burgess
Guy gamers keen to play female lead: USC research
8 Jun

University of the Sunshine Coast research is debunking the ‘boys will be boys’ myth in video games – showing most men are keen to play as a female lead character.

Top honour for USC professor on great quest to save koalas
6 Jun

A University of the Sunshine Coast professor who is leading vaccine development to safeguard Australia’s iconic koala from extinction has been named a Queensland Great.

Specialist police stations could be key to tackling gender violence
31 May

As gender-based violence continues to lead global news coverage across multiple court cases, a USC law professor says female-led police stations could be a solution.

Start journey towards rewarding careers in health and ageing
31 May

A series of events at USC Gympie in June to inspire and inform those looking for rewarding career options in health, ageing and community care.

Game design giant backs USC
19 May

The game design giant behind Fortnite – one of the world’s most popular games - has chosen The University of the Sunshine Coast for a Queensland-first partnership.

Adults can sample higher education with a free USC course
19 May

A free ‘Uni Skills for You’ course is being offered for adults of all ages and education levels who are interested in taking the first steps to study at university or TAFE.

Jaws hold crucial insights into fate and future of tiger sharks
17 May

USC is part of an international study that used DNA retrieved from historical tiger shark jaws over the past century to reveal that population decline is changing the genetic diversity of one of the ocean’s apex predators.

Who's influencing your news feed?
17 May

Election interference is much more prevalent and sinister than most of us realise – even in what we might consider a ‘safe’ corner of the planet.

Urban design experts urge development industry to stay abreast of recent research
13 May

Rapid development on the Sunshine Coast may be necessary, but developers need to consider the latest research to create the best – and most playful - communities, researchers say.

A career in care
12 May

For International Nurses Day, we spoke to nurses at different stages of their career – why did you choose nursing, and why do you stay?

Sports heroes to convene at USC to break down barriers
12 May

Olympic and Paralympic heroes Kieren Perkins and Blake Cochrane will be among 200-plus attendees at the inaugural Sunshine Coast Sports Symposium at the University of Sunshine Coast next month.

Builder announced for Moreton Bay campus construction stage two
11 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed award-winning construction company BADGE to build the second stage of its campus at Moreton Bay.

Medallist defies the odds on inspiring academic journey
5 May

University of the Sunshine Coast’s Chancellor’s Medallist Kristy Benson has proven she likes to defy expectations, even her own.

USC clinical trial of potential new influenza vaccine
4 May

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a clinical trial at its Moreton Bay centre at Morayfield to assess the safety and tolerability of a potential new influenza vaccine.

Floods, new mystery disease impact starving marine turtles
3 May

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and wildlife rescuers have joined forces as they deal with a large increase in stranded, sick, and deceased marine turtles from recent floods and the discovery of a mystery disorder that is eating away at turtle shells.

Accounting students chalk up early job offers
29 Apr

A year before graduating, two accounting students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are already counting their blessings.

USC first in Qld, earns top-5 global spot in impact ranking
28 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for 2022, and in one category secured a top-5 global position.

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Clinical trial of potential vaccine for cytomegalovirus
27 Apr

USC Clinical Trials will soon partner Moderna in a phase 3 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine for cytomegalovirus (CMV) at its Morayfield, Sippy Downs and South Bank clinics.

Military veteran research participants David Neal and Jonathan Clark in 2017
Veterans offer 'untapped resource' for economy, research shows
21 Apr

New business research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast has investigated how military veterans transition to self-employment, recommending it as a career option for other veterans.

Javier Leon with volunteers for Coast4D project
Citizen scientists help USC take beach research into fourth dimension
19 Apr

Volunteers armed with GPS units attached to smartphones will be photographing two Sunshine Coast beaches tomorrow, Wednesday 20 April, as part of innovative USC research into changing coastal conditions.

New National PTSD Centre brings new hope to trauma survivors
13 Apr

A mental health counsellor, who was seven-years-old when she saw her mother electrocuted, says a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research centre on the Sunshine Coast could help change the lives of millions across Australia.

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