Valentines Day

Valentines should give thanks to Chaucer

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day enthusiasts should give credit to English poet Geoffrey Chaucer according to The University of Western Australia, with the famous writer believed to be the first person to associate the day with romantic love.

PIAF 2016

PIAF opens with new hub at Elizabeth Quay

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Perth International Arts Festival 2016 has kicked off with the unveiling of the new Festival home at Elizabeth Quay and a spectacular opening weekend featuring a stellar cast of Western Australian artists.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay - UWA's contribution to a new city icon

Friday, 29 January 2016

Staff, students and graduates from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their role in the design of Elizabeth Quay, supporting lead architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).

Located in Perth on the Swan River, the Elizabeth Quay development will reconnect Perth city with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning inlet. 

Perth Writers Festival

Perth Writers Festival launches 2016 program

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The 2016 Perth Writers Festival will take place between 18 and 21 February at The University of Western Australia and brings together writers, artists, thinkers, provocateurs and innovators from around the globe for a stimulating and inspiring literary weekend.

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival launches 2016 Program

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin today launches her first program with an invitation to join in on a big, bold adventure.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Sir James Cruthers

Passing of Sir James Cruthers

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The University of Western Australia community is saddened to hear about the passing of Sir James Cruthers at the age of 90.

Julian Donaldson

Julian Donaldson to step down as PIAF General Manager

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has paid tribute to outgoing General Manager Julian Donaldson who is stepping down after 10 years in the role.

Start Something winners

Budding UWA entrepreneurs 'Start Something' with prize winning ideas

Thursday, 8 October 2015

An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.

Students meeting with SBY

Students enjoy extraordinary meeting with former Indonesian President

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Students studying the Indonesian language were given an extraordinary opportunity yesterday at The University of Western Australia during an informal private roundtable meeting with former Indonesian President His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Ashley Smith

UWA music staff and graduates selected as finalists in APRA awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Four graduates from The University of Western Australia’s School of Music have been named as finalists in this year’s APRA Art Music Awards.

New Africa Research Cluster Launch

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The vision of developing high quality and ethical Africa-focused research at UWA to help address the continent's challenges and harness its opportunities, promote the University's research and build new collaborations with Africa has been the driving force behind the establishment of a new Africa Research Cluster, formally launched on the 'Africa Day' anniversary, 25 May.

Zoe Bush

2015 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A final-year Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice and particularly Indigenous issues has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

UWA brings Shakespeare's contemporaries to a global audience

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Shakespeare lovers around the world will now be able to freely enjoy the works of his contemporaries, thanks to a project inaugurated by Dr Brett D. Hirsch, an ARC DECRA Fellow and Assistant Professor of English at The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 9 April 2015

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

Mr Shaun Lee-Chen

Acclaimed violinist returns to mentor new generation

Monday, 23 March 2015

Internationally celebrated violinist Shaun Lee-Chen will return to his alma mater to work closely with his former mentor, national violin icon Professor Paul Wright, when he joins The University of Western Australia's School of Music as Artist in Residence.

Professor Philip Mead

UWA takes Australian literature to the world with its latest free online course offering

Monday, 23 February 2015

Literature lovers around the world will be able to take advantage of a resurgence of interest in Australian literature thanks to The University of Western Australia's newest online course.

Noelene Bloomfield awarded another French honour

Friday, 13 February 2015

The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

Perth International Arts Festival announces the Story of the Giants

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the story of The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth.