Business School Alumnus Links Social Consequences with Economic Problems

Sunday, 3 January 2010

UWA Business School alumnus Jean-Paul Carvalho (BEc, PhD, Corporate Finance) always dreamed of studying at the University of Oxford and, after being one of eight Australian recipients of the 2004 General Sir John Monash Award, his dream has become a reality.

The Zealous Conservator by John Dargavel

Canberra Critics' Award bestowed on UWA Publishing author

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

UWA Publishing congratulates author John Dargavel for winning the Canberra Critics' Circle Writing Award for his biography - The Zealous Conservator: A Life of Charles Lane Poole.

Don Bradshaw Festscrift

Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw's Festschrift launched

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw, Chair of Zoology at UWA, was honoured with a festschrift on December 2 for a lifetime of work in his field.

The book, appropriately titled - Art, Science and the Environment - reflects Don Bradshaw's passion for zoological research, a talent and understanding of the arts, a love of France and a desire to manage and conserve the environment.  

World Ocean Census

UWA Publishing title featured in NATURE science journal

Monday, 7 December 2009

New release, World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life, has been reviewed in one of the world's most prestigious science journals - Nature.

UWA Publishing Wins Prestigious Poetry Award

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

UWA Publishing author, Emily Ballou has been awarded the 2009 Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems entitled The Darwin Poems.

Ballou was chosen from 152 entries, with the judges saying they were very impressed with her work specifically.

iPods handy for rehabilitation

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Generation Y’s latest telecommunication accessories are being used to help their grandparents overcome disabilities caused by stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

For the first time, iPhones and iPod Touch have been clinically tested by patients who have lost the use of their hands and fingers, as simple, inexpensive and convenient assessment tools for manual dexterity.

The Lord of climate change

Monday, 30 November 2009

Lord Ron Oxburgh’s peers would probably describe him as having an interesting pedigree.

Baron Oxburgh is a geologist who became a boss of the Shell oil company.

He is also an independent crossbench peer who sits on the UK Parliament’s select committee on science and technology and is a world-renowned climate change authority.

Stronger ties with India

Monday, 30 November 2009

A recent visit to India by a senior UWA delegation will hopefully counter fears about Indian students’ safety in Australia.

Recent attacks on Indian students in Melbourne and Sydney significantly tarnished Australia’s education image in India.

Catching fish with computers

Monday, 30 November 2009

Fishermen and their communities in East Africa are benefitting from the computer modelling skills of UWA’s Centre for Water Research – thanks to a jar of Vegemite.

Several of the orchids, which are unique to a corner of the south-west of WA, ar

Pretty cheats and liars lure researchers

Monday, 16 November 2009

Poets have written about unrequited love for centuries – and now chemists and biologists are getting in on the act.

An ARC Linkage Project between UWA, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and the Australian National University is studying the disappointed love affairs of the male Zaspilothynnus wasp.