Nuru Said

From refugee to research academic

Monday, 29 November 2010

Nuru Said walked for 14 days after escaping from detention in Ethiopia as a political prisoner.

A ‘pearler’ of an idea for health challenges

Monday, 29 November 2010

Pearls have become the personal signature of burns specialist Fiona Wood.

Now, the substance that forms the luminous gems may be used by Winthrop Professor Wood in her quest for functional skin regeneration after injury.

The Rock-Art Centre's archaeologists

Rock-art: the world's longest-running artistic tradition

Monday, 15 November 2010

The public campaign to protect precious Indigenous rock-art in the Pilbara and Kimberley could be somewhat of a double-edged sword.

Ed Cryer and Tammy Key high-five each other.

This is my UWA

Monday, 15 November 2010

“This is my bookstore … this is my lecture theatre … these are my pets…”

The ducks and the peacocks became the pets of international student Tammy Key in This is My UWA, the video she and Ed Cryer made to promote the University to prospective international students.

Marcia Foley

Role reversal turns to success for senior student

Monday, 15 November 2010

At the age of 87, Marcia Foley may be the oldest student to have completed a PhD at UWA. Her years set her apart from other graduate students but so does the curious phenomenon of role reversal. 

Tony Phan in his lab with Head of School Andrew Smith and Marisa de Pinho

Global partners get their teeth into stem cell research

Monday, 1 November 2010

Stem cell research will be a focus of Australia's first international translational dental science research program, based at UWA.

Elisa Mansutti and Luca Pavarin

Cultures combine to create shelter

Monday, 1 November 2010

Origami and earthquakes are the unlikely bedfellows that combined to produce a shelter for communities affected by natural disasters.

Noongar elder Lynette Knapp shares her culture with UWA Staff

The conversation starts in Albany

Monday, 1 November 2010

How does ‘race' have an impact on our lives? What is a ‘racial autobiography'? And what are the hidden obstacles that Indigenous students have to overcome as they undertake their studies?

These are just some of the questions that challenged the staff members from UWA Albany and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management who recently took part in a pilot program aimed at increasing cultural awareness on campus.

Dr Christine Riefa creates her avatar in Second Life

Can consumers be protected if goods don't exist?

Monday, 1 November 2010

Like them or loathe them, virtual  worlds such as Second Life have become part of our real lives in the 21st century and with them come the problems of real life, including legal complications.

ruins of an octagonal Roman church - a backyard find in Jarash

Ancient treasures in Jordan’s back yards ... coming soon to your computer screen

Monday, 18 October 2010

The brilliant technology of the ancient Romans will soon come to life through equally clever 21st century technology.