University News

University News

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance last night, with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Professor Jon Evans

Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical signals emitted from the females' eggs.

Uncertainty about sea levels to last 10 more years: expert

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including UWA's Research Assistant Professor Ivan Haigh (now at Southampton University) and Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi.

Assistant Professor Clint Bracknell

Journeying back, chasing Noongar songs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Old Noongar-language songs in the J.S. Battye Library archives will come alive again during a lecture by a young Noongar academic, historian and musician.

Skate Sculpture’s recently remodelled Mosman Park skate park.

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again.

Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.

Louise Wilson

WACE winner has big plans

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A 17 year-old Victoria Park girl in her first year at The University of Western Australia has been recognised as the State's top-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School.

Year 12 Leadership seminar

Indigenous Year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Thirty-three Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and WA - from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Esperance - will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.