Noelene Bloomfield

How Australia was nearly French - new book

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A new book that explains how close Australia came to being a French colony instead of British will be launched on Friday at The University of Western Australia by the wife of the Governor of Western Australia, Mrs Tonya McCusker.

Professors Blainey (left) and Bolton with Geraldine Doogue

Top historians see Perth as nation's future capital city

Monday, 29 October 2012

Perth could become Australia's biggest city and its capital, a nationally recorded debate between two leading Australian historians has heard at The University of Western Australia.

Professor John Kinsella  (Photo:  Matt Deller)

Lyric protester: Kinsella wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

‘For me, a poem is an activist thing, and every poem is an act of responsibility,' says this year's winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Professor John Kinsella from The University of Western Australia.

Strategic need seen to learn Chinese language and culture

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

An education forum backed by The University of Western Australia will discuss how to boost Chinese language and cultural competency in WA as a way to strengthen bilateral ties with Australia's biggest trading partner.

Professor Len Collard

House of spider or no brunettes? - Nyungar scholar sets record straight

Monday, 15 October 2012

An Indigenous expert from The University of Western Australia is working to unravel generations of confusion over the true meaning of Aboriginal place names throughout Perth and the South-West.

Top UK keyboardist goes HIP for lecture

Acclaimed UK keyboardist goes HIP for Callaway Lecture

Friday, 5 October 2012

Acclaimed British keyboardist Richard Egarr will take to the podium at next week’s Callaway Lecture to deliver a talk on Historically Informed Performance (HIP) at The University of Western Australia.

Strawberry Hill farm

Archaeologists to excavate historic Albany sites

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

An ancient meeting place dating back almost 20,000 years is being excavated by staff and students from The University of Western Australia at Albany, 390km south of Perth.

UWA Publishing 'must-read' history book wins Premier's prize

Friday, 21 September 2012

UWA Publishing's Justice:  A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia by author Fiona Skyring has won the $25,000 Premier's Prize for best overall book in the WA Premier's Book Awards.

Judges watch Ashley Smith’s performance

UWA maestro a 'musical genius'

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ashley Smith, an Honours graduate from The University of Western Australia's School of Music, has laid claim to the title "musical genius" in winning the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for classical music.

UWA Business School

UWA Business School students scoop pool in Dream Team contest

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Business students from The University of Western Australia have swept the field to win first, second and third place in WA's 2012 Deloitte Dream Team competition.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

UWA backs national anti-racism campaign

Friday, 24 August 2012

The University of Western Australia has backed a new Australian Human Rights Commission campaign aimed at eliminating racism.

Richard Holloway

Controversial ex-Bishop to talk religion at UWA

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Richard Holloway resigned controversially as Bishop of Edinburgh in 2000 due to his growing disillusionment with religion. The former head of the Scottish Episcopal Church will talk about his turbulent relationship with religion at The University of Western Australia soon.

Sally Young

Lecture to spotlight power and influence of Australian media

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The power and influence of Australian media is the topic of a public lecture by a visiting political scientist at The University of Western Australia next week.

Mining boom spurs new Archaeology Masters course

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Worldwide growth in the resources industry and greater awareness of archaeological heritage has driven the development of a new masters course in archaeology to be offered from next year at The University of Western Australia.

Lauren Hollier with Dean of Graduate Research School Alan Dench

UWA psychology researcher to face national uni challenge

Friday, 3 August 2012

A PhD psychology student who is investigating why boys develop language at a slower rate than girls will represent The University of Western Australia in the 2012 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge.

State's finest writers join UWA Arts Faculty

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Two of Western Australia's finest writers, Sarah Hay and Anne-Louise Willoughby, have gained teaching positions at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts.

Future Fellows to ignite passion for research

Friday, 27 July 2012

Using plants to discover new drugs, digital technologies to transfer Indigenous knowledge, and molecules to build digital memory are just some of the projects at The University of Western Australia that attracted more than $4.5 million in raw funding from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships scheme.

Associate Professor Rob Cover

Same-sex marriage not the answer: expert

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Same-sex marriage and anti-bullying policies will not prevent the high rate of suicide among young gay people, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Sarah Percy

UWA expert to speak at counter-piracy conference

Monday, 16 July 2012

Somali piracy is a land-based problem that the international community is trying to solve at sea, according to an expert from The University of Western Australia.

Sara Macliver

Nine German Arias

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Handel's Nine German Arias (Neun Deutsche Arien) were written in around 1725, in somewhat mysterious circumstances.  We do not know the singer for whom they were composed, nor the exact instrumentation originally used; they are scored for soprano, another treble instrument, and basso continuo.