Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).