Weif Kok discusses a teddy bear's X-ray

Teddy bears to the rescue

Thursday, 26 May 2011

While visiting the doctor can sometimes be a frightening prospect for young children, it can be just as scary for young, inexperienced doctors who treat them.

Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence

Economic growth and human wellbeing in three parts

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The current debate about our planetary future is infused with fear that we may lose some economic prosperity during the transition to a low-carbon economy. Although those fears are largely misplaced, it is nonetheless important to examine to what extent our wellbeing as a species relies on economic growth. Do we need growth to be happy?

This three-part series addresses this issue.

UWA lawyers Tony Buiti and Kate Offer stretch before a training run

New walker takes on New Yorker

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Kate Offer is transforming herself from a person who couldn't even run for a bus to somebody who is running for a bus that is 42 kilometres away.

Kingsley Dixon

Plant doctor with a ‘can do’ attitude

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A ‘Backyard Blitz' on a global scale to restore degraded landscapes and give humankind hope for the future of our planet may seem like a massive, unrealistic ambition.

Bonnie Furzer in the paediatric gym

Cancer survivors become thrivers

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

When young cancer patients are given the all-clear, it is not always a smooth transition back to their ‘normal' lives.

Jane Pillow with a preterm baby after using HFOV

Mathematics to the rescue of preterm babies

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Jane Pillow's father always wanted her to study mathematics. Now the Professor of Neonatology might be wishing that she had.

John Moore

Award puts the shine on telescope

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

When it's time to polish the mirror on the Zadko telescope, it's not simply a matter of getting out the Windex and a soft cloth.

Cleaning, polishing, maintaining and resurfacing the mirror on the one-metre Cassegrain optical telescope near the Gravity Discovery Centre at Gingin requires specialised technical skills that John Moore will develop in France later this year.

David's plant research influence takes root

Friday, 6 May 2011

When Professor David Day flew in from Adelaide recently for a retreat involving scientists from The University of WA, it was almost like a family reunion, with him as the ‘great-grandfather'.

Professor Robin Owens with Professor Fiona Bull (Population Health)

Researchers are on top of the world

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The University gave a ‘high five' to its ‘Hi Ci' staff and  students last month with a reception in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Peter van Onselen

Giants of journalism for new course

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Author, academic and political commentator Peter van Onselen is the University's foundation Chair in Journalism.