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Study shows screen time is replacing vital language opportunities for toddlers

Toddler sitting in front of a digital tablet. She is watching the screen.

A first-of-its kind study has found that for every minute of screen time toddlers are exposed to at home, they hear fewer adult words, make fewer vocalisations and engage in fewer back-and-forth conversations with their parents.

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Attack the week with Monday Morning Mile

Runners in a park

To combat the sentiment that Mondays should be approached gently, the University of Adelaide’s Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology, Kevin Dutton, is encouraging people to get out of bed and attack the week head on.

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Laser light puts health diagnoses a breath away

Light crystals

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have brought medical diagnoses via breath analysis a step closer with proof-of-concept testing of the technology.

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University of Adelaide marks 150 years with first-ever Kaurna Day: Honouring the past, building our future together

Kaurna Day smoking ceremony

As the University of Adelaide celebrates its 150th year, a new tradition emerges: Kaurna Day - Tirkanthi - Ngutu - Taikurrinthi (Learning – Knowledge - Be united together), a free public event dedicated to honouring the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of Adelaide and the Adelaide plains.

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Top teachers lead the education of more resilient professionals

Winners of the 2023 Australian Awards for University Teaching

Three University of Adelaide academics - Associate Professor Michelle McArthur (School of Animal and Veterinary Science); Dr Thomas Wanner (School of Social Science); and Dr Walter Barbieri (School of Education) - have been named as top teachers in the 2023 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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Australian Universities Accord report

Barr Smith Library

Following the release of the comprehensive Australian Universities Accord report on Sunday 25 February the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia will carefully consider the recommendations and their implications for the nation’s higher education sector.

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Honorary doctorate awarded to Dr Lewis Yarlupurka O'Brien

Dr Lewis O'Brien

Highly respected Kaurna Elder and leader, Dr Lewis Yarlupurka O'Brien AO, has been presented with the highest honour a University can bestow, receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Adelaide. 

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Latest housing insights released at international conference in Adelaide

Melbourne CBD skyline with suburban rooftops

Whether its Mumbai or Moorabbin, the place of home in the wellbeing and survival of communities is central. Issues surrounding homelessness, housing affordability, social and sustainable housing are a global occupation for researchers.

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Path to lower emissions demands a smarter grid

Path to lower emissions demands a smarter grid

Researchers at the University of Adelaide believe the global investment being made in smart metering infrastructure could fall short of fulfilling promised benefits to customers if key systems issues are not addressed.

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Ancient DNA reveals Down syndrome in past human societies

Remains of individual “CRU001”, who the researchers discovered had Down syndrome

By analysing ancient DNA, an international team of researchers have uncovered cases of chromosomal disorders, including what could be the first case of Edwards syndrome ever identified from prehistoric remains.

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