Itsara in the kitchen

“Want a job in my lab? Can you cook?”

Monday, 14 June 2010

How many chefs can tell you that sticky rice is deficient in the gene for granule bound starch synthase? Or that germinating bean sprouts are busy converting fat to sugar through the glyoxylate cycle?

Itsara Pracharoenwattana can.

Eric Knight, Scott Draper, Michael Molinari, Travers McLeod and Laith Tapper

A huge challenge to help the smallest babies.

Monday, 14 June 2010

After winning a Rhodes Scholarship and enduring the successful struggle for life by his premature baby daughter, Scott Draper is about to take another huge challenge.

Eric Knight, Scott Draper, Michael Molinari, Travers McLeod and Laith Tapper

Graduates and staff live up to high expectations

Monday, 14 June 2010

It is said that high achievement takes place in the framework of high expectation.  If we measure the success of our University by the success of our graduates and staff then we can all be proud following the accolades of the past few weeks.

Edgar Metcalfe

Metcalfe bids 'friendly' farewell

Friday, 11 June 2010

One of the driving forces behind Australian theatre for nearly half a century is about to retire to England - but not before treating local audiences one last time.

UWA launches new networking site - alumniConnect

Friday, 11 June 2010

The University of Western Australia has launched a new networking website to enable its graduates to develop greater professional and social links with the University and its alumni.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell on UWA graduate Randolph Stow

Thursday, 3 June 2010

One of Randolph Stow's poems is titled "The Land's Meaning", and all his work might be interpreted as searching for this, suggests Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell, of UWA's School of English and Cultural Studies. Professor Haskell is also Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board.

Left to right: Michael Molinari, Travers McLeod, Eric Knight and Scott Draper

UWA graduates to tackle English Channel

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Six young Australian men, including four graduates from The University of Western Australia, are planning to swim 34km across the English Channel in July to raise funds for a charity that is close to their hearts.

UWA staff and graduates win WA Citizen of the Year Awards

Monday, 31 May 2010

Staff and graduates of The University of Western Australia have been honoured at the 2010 Western Australian Citizen of the Year Awards. 

Edward Altman: The Man Who Loves Bankruptcy

Friday, 28 May 2010

UWA Business School
Every time the world encounters another bankruptcy, 2010 NWQ Visiting at the UWA Business School Professor Edward Altman sits back with his wife and pops open another champagne bottle. At least, that's what he told audience members at his recent public lecture at the UWA Business School.

But no, it's not because he thrives on other people's misery. Rather, bankruptcy gives him more data to feed into his research: bankruptcy analysis and prediction; credit and lending policies; and risk management.

Theory Turns to Practice in Google Challenge

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

UWA Business School
When Professor Jamie Murphy offered his students the chance to participate in the Google Online Marketing Challenge, Rike Fitrianidian jumped at the chance to test her skills.