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University News

Centre Director Professor Harvey Millar - Photo:  Ferguson Photographic Services

Launch of ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology

Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Plant Energy Biology 2014-2020 will be launched at The University of Western Australia next Monday evening.

Professor Kent Anderson

New UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Community and Engagement

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Professor of Law who grew up in Alaska and speaks Japanese has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement) at The University of Western Australia.

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of WA prisoners

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

An independent evaluation by The University of Western Australia of an innovative program trialled in WA prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.

Bullet 'fingerprints' to help solve crimes

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Criminals don't just have to worry about their own fingerprints these days: because of a young forensic scientist at The University of Western Australia, they should also be very concerned about their bullets' unique ‘fingerprints'.

Help Point at UWA Open Day

Get a taste of Uni life at UWA's Open Day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The University of Western Australia will throw open its doors to prospective students for its annual Open Day on Sunday 10 August, from 10am to 4pm.

University Hall

University Hall recognised in WA architecture awards

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The University of Western Australia’s University Hall has won the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 WA Architecture Awards.

Phytoplankton flux profiler

Phytoplankton use turbulence to survive

Monday, 28 July 2014

A unique water profiling instrument developed by The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research (CWR) is enabling scientists to understand the impact of even the most subtle turbulence on algal populations.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

Giants in town for PIAF opening

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The streets of Perth will host one of the biggest live arts events ever seen in Australia this summer when two giant marionettes roam the city in a moving and emotional commemoration of World War One.

Briony Swire

Updating memory for fact and fiction

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sunlight can make people sneeze.  Sounds ludicrous? But it's true - it's called a photic sneeze reflex, and can occur in about one out of four people.  Did you believe that fingerprints are unique to each individual? That, by contrast, is a myth - some fingerprints can be so similar that forensic experts assume they are a ‘match' when they actually belong to different individuals.