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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr Kate Hammer

Better than a Bex and a good lie down?

Monday, 16 November 2009

A good old Aussie oil will help soothe a worsening modern headache if Dr Kate Hammer has her way.

The SERPENT project is a world-wide collaborative program between scientific par

SERPENT project: Drilling down into deep sea exploration

Monday, 16 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

Carol Kaplanian

No honour in this crime

Monday, 2 November 2009

Jordanian Carol Kaplanian moves between two very different worlds: Western Australia and the UWA campus - where she is in her second year of PhD studies - and Jordan where members of her immediate and extended family live.

A noble series of lectures

Monday, 2 November 2009

A public lecture series to allow the community to engage with Nobel Laureates from around the world has been named in honour of our Nobel Prize winners.