University News


Sports support overseas schools

Monday, 12 November 2012

African students and their friends and families have raised $9,500 for schools in Malawi.

Darryl Kirk, Greg Couzens and Linc Schmitt with Bill Louden

Volunteers keep our campuses safe

Monday, 12 November 2012

Children, cadavers and chemicals may not seem related but they all have associated risks. These risks, and the policies and practices in place at UWA to deal with them, were some of the reasons behind the awarding of the annual UWA Safety Awards.

Fat Man’s story of fit men and women

Monday, 12 November 2012

Like most teenagers, a long-legged teenager from Northam High School enjoyed the O-Week activities in 1943.

Starry night for UWA researchers

Monday, 5 November 2012

The night when the winners were crowned in the 2012 Western Australian Scientist of the Year Awards was a starry one for our University, with a UWA program and researchers taking out five of the seven categories.

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.