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New York accolades for Jasmine Farghaly

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Jasmine Farghaly won the gold medal at the recent 2014 International Young Gifted Musicians Festival "Passion of Music 2014" in New York and has been invited to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall on 30 March at the winners' concert. She also won a second prize at the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition in New York where there were over 520 competitors.

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead

Top Australian scholar appointed to Chair at Harvard

Friday, 21 February 2014

A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.

Minami Uemoto receives scholarship for ensemble performance and soloist skills

Monday, 17 February 2014

Talented young musician Minami Uemoto has been awarded the Daniel Girling and John Down Music Scholarship for 2013.

Professor Kai Brodersen Braine Fellow

German classicist wins inaugural fellowship

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Leonard Collard

New media to throw a lifeline to an ancient language

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A new project will create the world's first Aboriginal online encyclopedia as a way of preserving the ancient and endangered Noongar language - one of Australia's biggest Aboriginal language groups.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

Top 10 practice tips for 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014

After enjoying a relaxing holiday season it can be hard to drag your feet (or more likely your fingers!) back to your instrument and to your practice routine. To help get you back into the spirit of things, we've collected a list of helpful practice tips to streamline your practice while adding efficiency and, dare we say, even some fun.

Celebrating success: Ritchell Lim

Friday, 24 January 2014

With a passion for singing and playing the piano, Perth teenager Ritchell Lim has overcome the barriers of blindness to complete a Grade 8 Piano exam with High Distinction and receive a prestigious scholarship allowing her to continue her music education.

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Million-dollar research could save precious habitats

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A new discovery is challenging a theory that is almost half a century old, could explain why the south-west of WA is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, and could help to preserve exquisitely adapted plants and animals.

Laureate Prize for Shuan Hern Lee in Ukraine

Monday, 9 December 2013

Shuan Hern Lee, one of our talented AMEB candidates, has achieved further success, winning the US$5000 Laureate prize (Outstanding and Greatest Achievement Prize) at the Sberbank Debut International Music Competition and Festival in Ukraine in November. His father, AMEB examiner Yoon Sen Lee, received the US$1000 Best Teacher Award.