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NewsFeed: 21 - 25 February

Our favourite time of the week is back.

Your weekly fix of all things news from the University of Southern Queensland.


The International Space… Story.

  • Dr Fabian Zander’s article in The Conversation on how to get the International Space Station back down to Earth was shared in publications in South Africa and India. Get the popcorn ready and read the original article.

A stellar set of ABC News interviews.

  • First up, PhD candidate Nataliea Lowson spoke about the Twinkle Mission. Followed closely by Professor Jonti Horner talking about space dust and what we can learn from it. Not a bad start to the week.

Meanwhile, back on Earth.

  • The Wordle craze has captured the attention of earthlings, and Dr Caryn Coatney explained the five-letter word game and the reasons behind its growing popularity on ABC Southern Queensland.


Some (very) good news.

  • We jumped 30 spots to place 86th in the prestigious 2022 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Read more about how we’re making a difference to our communities by solving real-world problems.

Some ick(y) information for our lovers out there.

  • Apparently once ‘the ick’ happens, there’s no going back. Dr Raquel Peel reached an audience of 17 million (yes, you read that correctly) with her explanation article in


From Blackall to the Big Apple.

  • Graduate Ross Dagan’s rise to the top (of the rock) was celebrated in an incredible feature. If you’re going to read anything in this NewsFeed – make it this article about his career in the mainstream media with multiple international postings.

Field of dreams for future pilot.

  • First-year student James is ready to soar, putting his aviation dreams into full flight with us. Nothing like a mid-week tear-jerker.


The three (space) musketeers...

  • Our beloved astrophysicist Professor Jonti Horner was joined by his parents at our Mt Kent Observatory, making for the most sentimental of videos for our social media feeds.


Music to his ears.

  • Film and Radio student Christopher Howard is set to volunteer behind the scenes at one of Australia’s premier music events: Eurovision Gold Coast (Australia Decides) 2022.

Until next week, NewsFeed lovers.

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Your weekly fix of all things news from the University of Southern Queensland.