Phil Burcham, Ferrer Ong and Peter Henry

Breathing in smoke can lead to flu

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Most of the people admitted to hospital after the Kelmscott fires were suffering not from burns, but from smoke inhalation.

From the book: Market Street Fremantle (Photo Moderne)

Our alumni feature in Fremantle fight

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

"It is dusk, after a hot summer afternoon in 1973. Les Lauder, the feisty Fremantle community activist, is returning to his home in Ellen Street ... He is in for a shock."

Urban historian and sociologist Jaroslav Miller

A young nation defining community

Thursday, 24 March 2011

What is it that makes a community? 

Urban historian and sociologist Jaroslav Miller came to Australia from the Czech Republic to help him find out.

Colin Hanbury

Why did you choose to study science?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Australian high school students are choosing not to study science and the Graduate School of Education's Colin Hanbury is trying to find out why.

Oron Catts with Semi-Living Worry Dolls courtesy Patrick Bolger

Spectacular and unsettling

Thursday, 24 March 2011

"Gorgeous ... beautiful ... sensitive" are some of the words you might expect to hear at an exhibition of art.

But UWA's tissue culture artists at SymbioticA are more interested in touching raw nerves than metaphorical heartstrings.

Robert Clarke

Law student wins International Humanitarian Writing Competition and goes to Washington

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Robert Clarke is off to Washington after winning inaugural International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.

Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy

Australia Day Honour for family-minded achiever

Friday, 11 March 2011

It's been a momentous few months for Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy, Dean of the School of Indigenous Studies.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

“One great day after another” – Denis Haskell’s Perth adventure

Friday, 11 March 2011

How does a working class kid from Sydney's western suburbs become one of our nation's most respected poets and one of our University's most highly regarded staff-members?

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson hosts leaders from the Matariki network

‘Seven sisters’ shine spotlight on students

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thousands of tertiary students and university staff across the world will benefit from a meeting of minds at UWA last month.

Sandalwood

‘Wooden gold’ to oil wheels of commerce again

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Before the discovery of gold in Western Australia, the harvest and export of sandalwood kept the young colony solvent, and even helped pay for the colonists' thirst for China tea. 

Today, almost 170 years since it was first exported from Fremantle, the insignificant parasitic tree may be poised to contribute to the economy again, with world demand outstripping supply.