University News

Faculty of Arts

Jessyca Hutchens

Indigenous student chooses between Oxford and Cambridge

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Indigenous graduate of The University of Western Australia has been accepted into both Oxford and Cambridge universities and has had to choose between them.

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.

Crystal Cameron with Minister Michael Keenan

New Colombo plan students recognised

Friday, 4 April 2014

Students from The University of Western Australia and Curtin University selected to participate in the New Colombo Plan were today recognised by Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan.

Dr Toby Burrows

Medieval manuscripts go digital via prestigious European fellowship

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A huge collection of about 60,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts - and the people and events they record - will come alive digitally to scholars around the world thanks to a 21st century scholar winning a prestigious award.

Ms Laura Vincent

UWA student wins 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

Friday, 21 March 2014

A 21 year-old Indigenous Law/Arts student at The University of Western Australia is one of two national winners of the Law Council of Australia's 2014 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship.

Dr Meira Chand

Bestselling Singapore author gains UWA PhD

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

One of Singapore's favourite authors, Meira Chand, graduated with a PhD from The University of Western Australia last night.

Claire McGlew, Associate Professor Nicholas Bannan and Swanee

UWA's first blind music teacher - and her dog - to graduate

Monday, 17 March 2014

When Claire McGlew graduates as a music teacher from The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 1 April she will be the first blind person to do so.  And her guide dog, Swanee, will be right beside her when she does because he has been with her throughout her studies at UWA.

UWA ranked in world top 40 for three subjects

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The University of Western Australia's subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead

Top Australian scholar appointed to Chair at Harvard

Friday, 21 February 2014

A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.

Professor Kai Brodersen Braine Fellow

German classicist wins inaugural fellowship

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.

Nadia Okis

Police-worker credits UWA

Monday, 3 February 2014

Little did graduate Nadia Okis know that the Japanese language lessons she took at The University of Western Australia would come in handy occasionally to help her with Police work.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

The political power of carrots

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Retro purple or white carrots might be all the rage at the moment but in 17th century Europe it was fashionable - and politically correct - to eat orange ones.

Fremantle Prison

UWA joins ‘The Establishment’ on journey of discovery

Monday, 16 December 2013

Much more will be discovered about Fremantle Prison - one of the State's most fascinating archaeological sites - thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed this week by what was known as ‘the Establishment' and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jane Lydon

Jane Lydon appointed Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Award-winning author and historian Professor Jane Lydon has been appointed inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at The University of Western Australia.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Art by Glen Stewart

Arts beat sport for healthier living

Friday, 25 October 2013

The arts are a great way to promote healthy living, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Vale prolific Emeritus history Professor Frank Crowley (1924-2013)

Friday, 18 October 2013

A prolific historian and former history lecturer at The University of Western Australia whose work for many years shaped the way Western Australians viewed their State has died.

New Master of Translation to deliver multilingual professionals

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The University of Western Australia is introducing a new Master of Translation Studies course in 2014 to give postgraduate students a world-class, accredited program of study in contemporary translation studies between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian.

Cambridge draws UWA students

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Two students from one of the world's most scenic universities will soon begin studying at one of the world's oldest.