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.

Dr Cecilia Leong-Salobir

The empire bites back

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Asian domestic servants helped change the way we eat, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who looks at history through food.

Tiffany Ha

Composer with a bang wins Schenberg Prize

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A young composer will be able to travel to the United States for tuition with a leading experimental musician after winning the annual Dr Harold Schenberg Prize in Music Composition.

Professor Farida Fozdar

Study shows racist views link to car flags

Monday, 23 January 2012

People who fly Australia Day flags on their cars tend to express more racist attitudes than others without flags, according to research findings at The University of Western Australia.

Brid Phillips

Medieval studies help teach emergency medicine

Monday, 23 January 2012

An emergency management officer and mother of three, Brid Phillips is discovering that reading Chaucer and Shakespeare can help her communicate better at home and professionally at work.

Indigenous scholarship to transform lives

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A prestigious new scholarship established at The University of Western Australia is the most generous grant to an Indigenous undergraduate student at UWA and will highlight the life-changing effects education can have not only on an individual but on a community.

New cultural challenges for Aboriginal art enterprises

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Aboriginal art enterprises must overcome the challenge of changing demographics, according to speakers at an Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

Community interest sought in New Fortune Theatre

Monday, 5 December 2011

To restore or not restore, that is the question The University of Western Australia wants to ask the wider community as it undertakes a Lotterywest funded community interest feasibility study into the future of UWA's New Fortune Theatre.

Baroque Festival Australia a finalist in Limelight Awards

Friday, 25 November 2011

Australia's first and only baroque music festival has been selected as a finalist in this year's ABC Limelight Awards, which will be announced in December.

Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson

UWA to host power of music conference

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The University of Western Australia will next week (30 November to 3 December) host the biggest international music conference to be held in Australia for many years.

New Korean studies program to aid trade links

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The University of Western Australia will be one of only six Australian universities to offer Korean language studies with tomorrow's launch of a new program supported by the Korea Foundation.

Jack Charles v The Crown

Festival sparkles for diamond anniversary

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Four world and 23 Australian premieres are some of the highlights of the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival - the first program for Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway.

New Masters in Journalism at UWA

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A new Masters Degree in International Journalism to be offered next year at The University of Western Australia will aim to produce the best student journalists across all media formats - print, broadcast and digital.

UWA leads in research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The University of Western Australia cemented its place as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $16.6 million in Federal Government grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Flower pyramid ca 1690-1720, artist unknown

Power in porcelain - objects of desire

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Emotions form an integral part of everyday lives.  They drive cultural, social, political and economic change.  Sometimes without us realising it, modern day emotions are intertwined with objects - such as porcelain - that have shaped history.