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.

Poet Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Robert Drewe heads star cast for UWA Writers' Corner

Monday, 4 February 2013

Award-winning Australian novelist Robert Drewe is one of several leading writers who will help The University of Western Australia launch its 2013 Centenary celebrations this weekend with a two-day Writers' Corner at Winthrop Hall.

Akram Azimi

UWA student named 2013 Young Australian of the Year

Friday, 25 January 2013

A refugee from war-torn Afghanistan who is studying law, science and arts at The University of Western Australia has been named 2013 Young Australian of the Year.

Classics scholar explores UWA's 'lucky' heritage

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The University of Western Australia's campus is often described as one of the world's most beautiful - and an eminent UWA historian has written a book about its landmark buildings.

A feast of storytelling on offer at 2013 Perth Writers Festival

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Leading authors Margaret Atwood, Anna Funder, Jared Diamond, Ahdaf Soueif, Robert Dessaix, China Mieville and Lawrence Norfolk will join a host of national and international writers for readings, talks, debates, and workshops at next month's 2013 Perth Writers Festival at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

UWA Islam expert honoured for international human rights

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Christmas comes early to Acacia Prison

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas cheer came a fortnight early for about 100 Acacia prison inmates who were treated to carols and other songs performed by The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Singers at the Wooroloo medium security facility today.

Image of guests at the showcase screening

UWA Students Light Up the Silver Screen

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Thursday 22 November 2012 the University of Western Australia’s Communications and Media Studies department hosted the ‘Stories from the Silver Screen’ Showcase Screening. Representing the culmination of three years hard work, the gala event displayed what the most creative and talented Communications and Media Studies students at the University accomplished.
 
This year the event was held at the art-deco Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley. Guests were invited to spend the night watching short movies that have been produced, directed, filmed and edited by the students.
 

Ms Violet Bacon

New book aims to transform Indigenous social work

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Social workers from around Australia have contributed ground-breaking cultural learnings to a new book which could change the face of Indigenous social work in Australia.

Rory Medcalf, Dr Ric Smith, Rowan Callick   Image by Garside Images

Mutual interdependence: security and trade

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Getting the balance right between the opportunities present in trade, and a realistic appraisal of the strategic threats that may lie in the future, is the perennial challenge of foreign policy, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia has heard.

Dr Michael Chaney, JT Macfarlane, Dr David Gruen, Paul Kelly

The economies of the Asian century will continue to flourish

Monday, 26 November 2012

Opportunities for Australia in the Asian century will not be limited to the economic powerhouses of China and India, with strength in the ASEAN (Association of South East Nations) countries increasingly providing growth prospects.

UWA people make finals of Australian of Year for WA

Monday, 19 November 2012

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Australian of the Year Awards for WA, which will be announced on Saturday 24 November.

Prof Alan Robson (left), Prof Dr Boediono and UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

New Indonesian scholarships prepare for Asian century

Monday, 19 November 2012

Indonesian culture and language studies in the ‘Asian Century' have been boosted at The University of Western Australia, which from 2013 will offer new scholarships in honour of the Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono.

Professor Peter Veth with Western Desert rock art

World-leading archaeologist appointed Kimberley rock art Chair

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A leading world expert in Indigenous archaeology has been appointed as the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Peter Veth inspects Barrow Island aerial photo

Barrow Island time-capsule to unlock early Australian history

Monday, 12 November 2012

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia is about to unlock an unprecedented 45,000-year history from the unique archaeological time capsule that is Barrow Island, one of the largest islands lying off Australia's north-west coast.

Kimberley rock art, Mitchell River National Park

Inaugural Kimberley rock art Chair to be announced

Monday, 12 November 2012

The appointment of the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will be announced at a formal ceremony at UWA on Wednesday.

Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross

Kimberley rock art mysteries explained

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Rock Art archaeologist, Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross from The University of Western Australia, will reveal the findings of a three-year archaeological project in the northwest Kimberley at a public lecture on Thursday 15 November 2012.