Book sale

Support a great cause at Save the Children book sale

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale in Winthrop Hall, below the UWA clock tower, from Friday 18 August to Wednesday 23 August.

Brain Bee finalists

Brainy WA students set for national Brain Bee championships

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

More than 90 of WA’s brightest Year 10 students have competed in the WA Brain Bee championships at The University of Western Australia, with one student and one team to go on to compete in the national finals.

Sharks

Healthy sharks sustain healthy oceans

Monday, 24 July 2017

A team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.

Milingimbi Island art exhibit

Exhibition celebrates the culture of Milingimbi Island

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A new art exhibition Milingimbi: A Living Culture, a selection of works from the school of art from Milingimbi Island will feature works from Milingimbi Island, an island located approximately 500 kilometres east of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

Janet Holmes à Court image

Janet Holmes à Court exhibition opens at UWA

Monday, 10 July 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents a new art exhibition featuring a selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.