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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

Advice on changing or starting a new career

Campus closed Friday

Charters Towers high school students to taste uni life

Fewer cyclones, but bigger blows

JCU anthropologists on world stage

JCU professor honoured with Australia Day Ambassador role

JCU professor honoured with Australia Day role

JCU seeks GP supervisors

JCU web whiz wins national competition

Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

Nation-wide light pollution study in turtle nesting areas

New dental clinic opens at JCU

Searching for dolphins in PNG

Women take the reins on technology in the bush


Airlie Beach tourism impacts study: visit jcusurvey.com

Beef producers surveyed on animal disease

Driving habits under spotlight

Fish in hot water

Fulbright announces world-changing JCU scholars

Funding fight for frogs’ survival

International students ready to get started at JCU

JCU medical students enhance their learning in Singapore

JCU surgical professor appointed to international role

JCU University Council approves historic headline restructure

JCU Vice-Chancellor’s address to the National Press Club

MSEs aware of climate change but unsure on mitigation

New students to go Tropp-O this year at JCU

North to host international mangrove conference

University/business partnership to boost graduate employment

VC to address to the National Press Club

Wildlife diseases in spotlight


AITHM research expanding in Cairns

Art and soul drives mature aged graduate

Food scraps to fertiliser at JCU

Graduate upgrades skills with PhD

Graduates ready to celebrate

Helping save African wild dogs through fertility

Invasive flatworm discovered in Europe for the first time

JCU helps revitalise Townsville’s CBD

JCU Honours aplenty

JCU robot wars: The Big Bang Theory has competition

JCU student wins national AVA award

JCU students graduate in Cairns

Sew right for environment

Students accept the science challenge

Students seek help from those with chronic disease

Vet surgeon in north for hip visit

Volunteers needed!

‘Lucky break’ for citizen of the world


Australasian veterinary schools lead the future on welfare and ethics teaching

Cairns campus remains closed on Saturday

Cairns campus to remain closed until Monday

Cairns campus to remain closed until Monday

Coastal development in the next 100 years

Fish behaving badly on acid

Foray into fiction for acclaimed writer

Groundbreaking study: a sting in the tail for venom research

How pictures from space can help save the reef

JCU researchers ready to measure TC Ita

Last chance to voice your opinion on Airlie Beach

Local student off to OECD in France

More coral babies staying at home on future reefs

Nobel laureate to launch landmark report

Plastics choke our marine life: is the message getting through?

Research to future proof our fisheries

Running to beat malaria

Strong pulse for goat production

Tablelands tourism impacts study: visit jcusurvey.com

Torres Strait Islander education graduate determined to shape future

Townsville and Cairns campuses closed Sunday

Townsville and Cairns campuses to re-open Monday

View Source JCU gets behind new ‘keep it clever’ campaign

Waste Not, Want Not - JCU event open to community

‘Slacktivism’ or changing the world?


$42M Federal investment in tropical health and medicine at JCU

65 Roses Breakfast BBQ

Act for Kids Centre of Excellence opens at JCU Townsville

Corals recover after tsunami reduces human pressures

Education Central building scores national award

Film to explore justice issues

Innovative medical device a step closer to market

JCU graduates taste sweet success at industry awards night

JCU marine pioneer receives Australian honour

JCU medical student impresses conference in Brazil

JCU medical students strengthen skills in Singapore

May 2014 Budget Response

New study throws out controversial scientific theory

New study throws out controversial scientific theory

New study throws out controversial scientific theory

Shining a light on caring for those with a neurological disease

Survival of the fittest for small businesses

Tourism boom for north in Asian century


Can’t get to sleep? Come to a lecture.

Investigating breathing and exercise

JCU’s Education Central scores another award

Tree hugging helps koalas bear the heat


Brooching the future: joint effort to save endangered possum

Cairns campus on show

Global gathering of biologists urges: “rethink Abbot Point”

New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld

New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld

New study links dredging to diseased corals

Success for New Colombo Plan scholar

Think & act globally, but plan locally

What women want: the ‘ex-factor’


Exciting new partnership

Giving new life to old electronics

JCU’s five star graduates’ rating

JCU’s very fine Fellow

New campus for JCU Singapore

New clinical training facility opening in Mackay

Partnership to Tackle North’s Environmental Problems

Study shows where on Earth roads should and should not go

Take a look at Townsville’s innovative new health hub

Understanding the value of commercial fishers and how they survive

We have no room for discrimination: Eddie Koiki Mabo Lecture

‘Virtual’ Australian Chamber Orchestra comes to town


A wriggly solution to a first-world problem

JCU hits 'em for six

Lasers and liquid nitrogen to inspire future scientists

Nemo’s Epic Journey to Find a New Home

State of the Tropics in the running for top green award

What about our way of life? Exploring the social impacts of tourism


Ancient Japanese trial of strength between 21 st century robots

Arrested development – sediment wreaks havoc with fish larvae

Finding out why your kid’s tummy bug might be a bit fishy

Having it all – just not all at the same time

JCU study to help make North Qld more cyclone resilient

JCU team finds a piece of Australia under Vanuatu

JCU’s architectural hat trick:

More species discovered in Australia's 'Lost World'

Powering North Queensland: sun, sand and… information technology

Sheltering habits help sharks cope with acid oceans

Using maths to explain natural phenomena


A sea change for marine conservation

Bad jobs going nowhere

Boosting Barra from pond to plate

Bum breathing icon’s future in doubt

Combating illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves

Concrete goes green

Coral reef scientists win QLD Young Tall Poppy science awards

Extinction risk not the answer for reefs’ future

High demand for NQ Teachers

International students heading to JCU to study

JCU joins forces with US Special Ops Command

JCU Pharmacy’s Clean Sweep

JCU research to investigate Closing the Gap

JCU student wins top scholarship

JCU students heading to Fiji and Asia

JCU study targets epilepsy

New herbicides a threat to reef

New study shows JCU doctors more likely to work in remote areas

Small changes to uniforms protect kids

Top honour for tropical doctor

Triathlon with a tropical twist

Young minds to tackle tropical challenges


A glimmer of hope for corals as baby reef builders cope with acidifying oceans

Confusion over safety as quad bike toll rises

Keeping it all in the family: three Dr Coles at JCU medical graduation

Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities

Oil palm – a modelled crop

Rare tree carvings may not last

Unmarked graves may contain remains of early settlers

Watpac to build world-class research facility in Townsville

What fish egg is that?

You are what you eat – if you’re a coral reef fish