Theo wins Las Vegas world pizza making competition

Friday, 12 March 2010

Theo Kalogeracos, author of the stunning pizza cookbook - Theo and Co: The Search for the Perfect Pizza - has been awarded the title of world's best pizza maker at the 2010 World Champion Pizza Making Competition in Las Vegas.

The contest consisted of a ‘blind’ bake‐off between the first and second place getters of the event’s Traditional and Non‐Traditional pizza competition categories.

The new Science Library

YouTube previews library launch

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The fame of the new Science Library spread well before its official opening last month.

The Goldfields as photographed by John Joseph Dwyer

Lens captures rise and fall

Monday, 8 March 2010

In just 20 years, whole towns in the Goldfields rose and fell.

The goldrush years from 1896 to 1917 saw buildings, machinery and people come and go in a period of rapid change and growth. It was documented by photographer John Joseph Dwyer.

His images give an honest and historical perspective, not only of the Goldfields but also the experience of transience.

Dr Kioumars Ghamkhar

Finding a future super pasture plant

Monday, 8 March 2010

Most grazing animals in Australia feed on subterranean clover.

It is the most widely-sown annual pasture legume in Australia, with estimated plantings of about 22 million hectares across the southern half of the country.

Newly-graduated podiatrist, Jonathan Ho

Graduates put their best feet forward

Monday, 8 March 2010

The first podiatrists in Australia to be trained in a Faculty of Medicine will graduate from UWA this month.

The Darwin Poems by Emily Ballou

UWA Publishing Poetry 'Highly Commended'

Monday, 8 March 2010

The Fellowship of Australian Writers has Highly Commended UWA Publishing title, The Darwin Poems, as part of their National Literary Awards.

Written by Emily Ballou, The Darwin Poems is a journey into the life of Charles Darwin through poetry. Emily separates the man from the legend, bringing to light the textures of his work and dreams, the noise and touch of his family and his inner doubts and questions.

The Darwin Poems also recently won the 2009 Wesley Michael Wright Prize for Poetry.

Claire Webb’s guide dog-in-training, Frankie – the only male to have taken part

Developing leading women for 15 years

Monday, 8 March 2010

UWA's Leadership Development for Women marked its 15th anniversary late last year - and two males were honoured during the celebrations.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, was the inaugural winner of the Joan Eveline Mentoring Award and Frankie, a guide dog-in-training, was presented with a bone-shaped certificate for being the only male participant in the LDW program.

Caroline Baillie

Encouraging creativity in outlook

Monday, 8 March 2010

For an engineer, Caroline Baillie spends a lot of time in theatres and art galleries.

Winthrop Professor Baillie has a Chair in Engineering Education and has successfully used art and drama to help engineering students with the creative side of their work, to attract young people into the profession and to raise awareness of how art is made possible through engineering.

New online connections for alumni

Monday, 8 March 2010

UWA graduates will soon have a custom-designed form of Facebook.

alumniConnect, the new online community for graduates, will be launched next month. It is a professional and social networking site, to help alumni stay in touch with each other and the University.

Mark Beeson

Travel leads to academic career

Monday, 8 March 2010

As a young man Mark Beeson travelled a lot in Asia. As UWA's new Professor of Political Science and International Relations, he is an Asia specialist.

"I didn't discover university until I was 30," said the Winthrop Professor. "I was too busy travelling the world and working at all sorts of jobs."