University News


Mathima Valley brother and sister carrying water

Thirst-busting geophysics

Monday, 5 November 2012

By Sally-Ann Jones

On his latest field trip in an arid East African valley, Research Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge met a woman who wakes at 2am every second morning to walk 20km with her donkey to fetch fresh water for her family. She gets home at 10am.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Contributions gratefully received

Monday, 5 November 2012

A senior diversity officer, a lawyer, a mathematician and an architect from UWA have won national Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Green grass for GO!

Monday, 5 November 2012

The more grass kids have to play on at school, the more active they are.

Remembering Pinjarra

Monday, 5 November 2012

Exactly 178 years ago, a horrific event took place between the Noongar people and soldiers – ‘red coats’ – led by Governor James Stirling.

Excavation in progress at the Kalgan site

Indigenous people use science to investigate their heritage

Monday, 5 November 2012

Imagine being a Noongar man and finding a quartz artefact that was most likely tossed away by one of your ancestors anywhere between 19,000 and 30,000 years ago.

Dr Parwinder Kaur

Not just a lot of hot air

Monday, 5 November 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking that the world has suddenly become very concerned about burping sheep. Certainly at UWA two young researchers with links not only to Australia but also to India, Japan and China are working hard to find ways to reduce the amount of methane gas that sheep burp into the atmosphere as they graze.

Dr Penny Hawken

Sheep get the lavender blues

Monday, 5 November 2012

A flock of merino sheep at UWA’s research farm at Wundowie are helping scientists understand more about a condition that affects millions of people around the world every year.

Uniview editor’s new book

Monday, 5 November 2012

Uniview editor Trea Wiltshire has written more than a dozen illustrated history and travel books and her most recent – A Stroll Through Colonial Hong Kong – takes readers through the buildings and places, monuments and relics that reflect the history of the international city that was restored to China in 1997.

Members of the WA Medical Students' Orchestra

Medical students on song

Monday, 5 November 2012

“Music is the medicine of the mind,” according to American playwright John Logan.

Mark Pegrum with e-learning students

China calling

Monday, 5 November 2012

Tudou, Weibo and Renren are the Chinese equivalents of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.