A poetry revival?

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Poetry, that oft-forgotten art, is sneaking back into life at UWA.

Discovery project unravels soil mysteries

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Deirdre Gleeson has been exploring one of the frontiers of science, albeit a very tiny one: soil microorganisms.

Students enjoy the day

PROSH repairs the damage

Thursday, 23 May 2013

The students who wrote the PROSH paper are taking part in cultural sensitivity training, after a column purportedly written by an Indigenous person caused offence and distress.

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz

Getting your hands MOOCy

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Everybody's talking about MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) but what's it like to take one?

I decided to find out.

Professor David Yermack

NYU Professor to explain link between CEO holidays and stock prices

Thursday, 21 March 2013

New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will explain the financial effects of CEOs' holidays in a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Professor Yermack, a visiting professor at the UWA Business School, will present his findings on trends in news announcements made by public companies before, during and after chief executives go on holiday.

He will also explain how these patterns in public announcements can create trading opportunities for investors.

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Advertising’s role in how young people interact with alcohol

Thursday, 28 February 2013

The most recent guidelines on appropriate alcohol consumption from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are a hard sell to a hard-drinking public. And this is despite growing concerns about alcohol-fuelled violence in the community and a swelling evidence base demonstrating the nature and extent of alcohol-related harms, especially among young people.

Professor David Sinclair

UWA’s global ‘family’ – David Sinclair

Thursday, 31 January 2013

While Western Australia's wildflowers are a drawcard for visitors, they needlessly brought an early end to the UWA career of one of our most illustrious alumni.

Rhodes Scholar Marina Hughes

UWA’s global ‘family’ – Marina Hughes

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Three months after her first baby was born, paediatric cardiologist and Rhodes Scholar Marina Hughes was faced with a difficult decision.

Tim Minchin

UWA’s global ‘family’ – Tim Minchin

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Tim Minchin, the wild-haired musician, comedian and actor whose intelligent and highly irreverent humour has delighted audiences all over the world, is the first to admit he didn't make the most of his educational opportunities at UWA.

Loretta Tomasi  (photo: Chris Christodoulou)

UWA’s global ‘family’ - Loretta Tomasi

Thursday, 31 January 2013

When she's travelling to work on a particularly cold London morning, Loretta Tomasi sometimes wonders what she's doing there. It's times like those that the English National Opera chief's thoughts turn towards sunny Perth, where she completed her commerce degree in 1978 and where she returns, twice a year, to visit family and friends.