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Balinese drummers by Matt Galligan

World-beating drumming to echo around campus

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

One of the leading Balinese drummers of his generation - Made Indra Sadguna - will lead a free public performance of exciting music next week with 10 staff and students from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Denpasar, Bali.

A song for every big moment of your life

Monday, 16 September 2013

An innovative new project enabling music lovers to create and curate a soundtrack for their life was launched today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Dr Andrew Lawrence-King

Harp virtuoso wins Helpmann Award

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A baroque harp virtuoso and research fellow from The University of Western Australia who won a Grammy Award for his work with renowned Catalan artist Jordi Savall has added a prestigious Helpmann Award to his collection of accolades.

Early civilisation sleeping giant waits off north west coast

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The untold story of how ancient Australians once walked a vast submerged sand plain dissected by rivers and rugged outcrops awaits discovery off WA's north-west coast, according to a leading expert from The University of Western Australia.

Kim Mahood (second left) with people from Paruku (Lake Gregory)

Desert Writings win coveted grant for UWA Publishing

Friday, 26 July 2013

UWA Publishing, with the Northern Territory Writers' Centre and the South Australia Writers' Centre, has been announced as the recipient of the Australia Council's Special Publishing Grant for their collaborative Desert Writing project, worth nearly $50,000.

Winthrop Professor Peter Veth

New landmark TV series reveals untold story of world's oldest living culture

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A ground-breaking new TV series about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities working closely with leading archaeologists to reveal more than 50,000 years of continuous occupation is expected to dramatically raise the profile of Indigenous heritage in Australia.

GRADS rehearsing "The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea"

WA war-time story brought to life on stage

Friday, 5 July 2013

It's 1941, Australian soldiers are fighting overseas and Geraldton locals dig air-raid trenches in their backyards, just in case.

David Blenkinsop

David Blenkinsop wins National Entertainment Award

Friday, 28 June 2013

A former long-serving artistic director of the UWA-founded Perth International Arts Festival has been jointly awarded the Australian entertainment industry's most prestigious award.

Anthropologist Catherine Berndt (left) records Goulburn Islanders in 1964

Entrancing 'Gossip Songs' tell big stories

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Unique Indigenous songs recorded more than half a century ago by renowned husband and wife anthropology team Ronald and Catherine Berndt feature in the latest exhibition by the museum established in the couple's honour.

Space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman with Sputnik

From earth to the stars: archaeologists dig more than dirt

Friday, 17 May 2013

When you picture an archaeologist, you're most likely to imagine them looking down - digging into history, unearthing and sifting through evidence of previous life on Earth.

Bollywood star Pallarvi Sharda

Bollywood star to shine at UWA cinema celebration

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A leading Bollywood actor whose latest film is due out at the end of the year is one of the presenters at a symposium at The University of Western Australia to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

From left: Colin Hamlett, Vivienne Browne and Honours student Antje Nol

UWA archaeologists help traditional owners protect vital cultural treasures

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sites of extraordinary cultural and archaeological significance in WA's remote Weld Range will be investigated and documented in a partnership involving Wajarri Traditional Owners and two archaeologists from The University of Western Australia.

Roxanne Moore

UWA Fulbright scholar to focus on human rights

Monday, 25 March 2013

A former Principal Associate to WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC who aims to pursue a career in human rights has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship to undertake research in the United States.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder

New Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History to guide WA's future

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Two organisations synonymous with the State's economic and social development - Wesfarmers and The University of Western Australia - are joining forces in a new multi-million-dollar project to boost the study of Australian history at both tertiary and secondary levels.

UWA becomes a global online classroom

Monday, 18 February 2013

The first free online courses in arts and science are about to be offered at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with US Internet study pioneer, Stanford University.

Rebecca Erin Smith

Wembley composer wins prestigious Schenberg Music Prize

Friday, 8 February 2013

Composer Rebecca Erin Smith is off to New York to study for a Masters degree after winning The University of Western Australia's prestigious Dr Harold Schenberg Music Prize for Composition.

Centenary poem explores 'elusive wisdom'

Thursday, 7 February 2013

While four tangible objects will be unveiled during the Alumni and Friends Weekend to launch The University of Western Australia's 2013 Centenary celebrations, a literary creation - a poem - will also make its debut.

Seeking Wisdom: A Centenary History of The University of Western Australia

Seek wisdom: how a 100-year-old promise became reality

Thursday, 7 February 2013

It was a university built on the back of a vision to ‘advance the wealth and prosperity of the people' and to solve pressing agricultural and other problems by means of ground-breaking research.

Digital recreation of a Hindu Chaturmukha, by Paul Bourke (iVEC@UWA)

Archaeologists cross space and time via advanced technology

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The world's most advanced conference to discuss the use of cutting edge computer technology to model and interpret past societies is due to attract hundreds of archaeologists internationally to The University of Western Australia next month.

Hours to Sunset sundial

New Shaun Tan sundial marks 100 years of UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Academy Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan, who is a graduate of The University of Western Australia, has created a strikingly colourful mosaic sundial to mark UWA's 2013 Centenary year.