David Childs

When things get brassy

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A father and son who are world-renowned euphonium and brass band specialists will play at The University of Western Australia this week.

Shipwreck becomes time capsule

Thursday, 5 July 2012

The wreck of a 16 metre colonial ship - the Clarence - in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay has been transformed into a buried ‘time capsule' under the sea.

UWA Publishing book wins 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award

Thursday, 14 June 2012

For the third year in a row, a book published by UWA Publishing has won a prestigious Margaret Medcalf Award.

Associate Professor Joe Dortch

Grants for inspiration: the science of tasting and Indigenous/European heritage

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Exploring the archaeological evidence and impact of contact between Western Australia's first isolated British settlement and the Noongar people of the State's South-West, and workshops to explain the science of tasting food have received Inspire Australia government funding to bring science to the community.

Child painting with spice

Zuytdorp Zest Festival taps Zeitgeist

Monday, 28 May 2012

On a June day 300 years ago, the Dutch trading ship, Zuytdorp, sank off the Western Australian coast near Kalbarri - and the event is being marked with a new and exciting festival aptly named Zest.

Rock art sailing ship with permission of Elder Wilfred Hicks

Move over, Time Team

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Fans of the ABC TV series Time Team, in which presenter Tony Robinson urges British archaeologists to find out all they can about an historic site in three days, will be interested to know that Archaeology Week is being celebrated in Australia from today.

Australian International Concert Pianist Bernadette Harvey

"Music Royalty" composes for her

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Most musicians would cut off their right hand to have celebrated composers write for them.  But for Australian International Concert Pianist Bernadette Harvey, this attention is almost predictable.  Since winning the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award, she has not looked back and has established a career that most would envy.

Mr Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner on 'Taming the Feral Media'

Friday, 4 May 2012

Former Federal Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner will discuss politics and the media in a public lecture, "Taming the Feral Media", at The University of Western Australia next week.

Moneeza Hashmi

English and Urdu recitals to honour Pakistani poet

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A former associate of the late Palestinian leader and Nobel Laureate Yasser Arafat and four-time contender for the Nobel Poetry Prize will be honoured posthumously at The University of Western Australia with a competition at which speakers will recite his poems in Urdu and English.

Magical music inspired by mentors

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Without his mentor, computer pioneer Ed Roberts, Bill Gates may not have been inspired to found Microsoft.

Sarah Laborde

Local knowledge gives science a boost

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Science alone may not be able to describe every aspect of complex environmental systems, but a little local knowledge gives it a better chance, according to a young researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Eesha Patel

Engineering student scoops art essay prize

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

An engineering student at The University of Western Australia has challenged the popular notion that engineers are poor communicators by winning the Lawrence Wilson Gallery Art Writing Prize for 2011.

Cameron Roberts

'Moonlight' the best musical medicine

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

An internationally acclaimed Australian pianist and Medicine graduate interested in applying science to piano-playing will launch the new Keyed Up! recital series at The University of Western Australia next week.

With permission of Elder Wilfred Hicks

UWA and Rio Tinto to establish Chair in Pilbara Rock Art

Monday, 2 April 2012

Tens of thousands of Indigenous rock art treasures in Western Australia's remote Pilbara region will be researched, catalogued and promoted under a six-year, $1.08 million agreement with leading international mining group Rio Tinto.

The Clarence

UWA leads Port Phillip Bay colonial shipwreck excavation

Friday, 30 March 2012

A leading archaeologist from The University of Western Australia will head a team of 60 people excavating a significant colonial shipwreck in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay next month.

Memories are made of this

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The belief that people with Alzheimer's can't learn is being challenged by music therapists and community musicians who successfully teach sufferers the words and music to new songs.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Champion for tolerance inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Professor Samina Yasmeen, The University of Western Australia director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has been inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame on the centenary of International Women's Day.

Mary Finsterer

International composer re-scores music for Western Australia

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

One of Australia's most original and internationally recognised composers, Mary Finsterer, will present the Australian premiere of her composition Red, Green, Blue at The University of Western Australia School of Music's Callaway Auditorium.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.

Dirima Cuthbert

Perth "4WD" homes buck green trend

Friday, 24 February 2012

Many Perth houses are not energy efficient and building regulations don't encourage home builders to change, says a researcher from The University of Western Australia.