Revitalising languages in higher education

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The decline of language learning in schools and universities is the focus of a lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Asst/Prof Mark Pegrum

From Socrates to the Digital Education Revolution

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

One school of thought says internet-enhanced learning is the best thing since Socrates. Another says today’s students are so obsessed with virtual friends, virtual networks and virtual worlds that they have no idea who Socrates is. Some, according to Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum of UWA’s Graduate School of Education, say it doesn’t matter anyway, because they can Google him. Ah, say others, but how can they judge the value of the information that turns up in the popularity contest that is the world wide web?

International experts tackle political apathy

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Widespread political apathy in many societies is the focus of an international workshop to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday and Friday (April 8 and 9).

Dennis Haskell

Celebration - Symposium to honour Professor Dennis Haskell - 17 - 18 February 2011

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) and the Westerly Centre are to honour the work of Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell with a symposium entitled Creative writing and its contexts.

Storm damage to the Education building

Education building will be open Thursday 25 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Due to storm and flood damage the Education building has been closed.

The Education building will be open for business Thursday 25 March 2010.

Sexual economy in cities: lecture

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Cities have become hubs in an international sexual economy that is increasingly important as a driver of global economic change, according to a Professor of Urban Social Geography who will give a lecture on the topic at The University of Western Australia today.

Stirring, soothing images at UWA

Friday, 19 March 2010

Award-winning Western Australian photographer Jennifer Schulz's latest exhibition, Finding Places, opens at The University Club of Western Australia Gallery on Monday.

UWA artist milks opportunity to show bovine professor

Friday, 19 March 2010

Acclaimed West Australian artist Len Zuks, who works as a fitter in The University of Western Australia's Facilities Management maintenance workshop, has created a new sculpture - a cow named Professor Bovinicus for the ‘CowParade' in the State's south-west.

Arts and education champion lauded

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO was presented with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia last night during the autumn series of graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall.

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.