Noelene Bloomfield awarded another French honour

Friday, 13 February 2015

The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

Associate Professor Martin Porr

Associate Professor Martin Porr wins Humboldt Fellowship

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Associate Professor Martin Porr has won an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.  The fellowship, which will commence in August 2015 will see Martin based in Germany for 18 months working at the Senckenberg Museum and Research Institute in Frankfurt and the University of Tuebingen.

Associate Professor David Bourchier

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia - A new book by Associate Professor David Bourchier

Monday, 9 February 2015

Asian Studies' David Bourchier has published a new book with Routledge, 'Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia'.

Gates Foundation is too big to ignore the politics of poverty - Professor Graham Brown writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance.  In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty.  He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance

The intellectual Premier League - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.


Positively pink in Abqaiq

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Valli Batchelor joins forces with Abqaiq organisations to bring a message of peace, perseverance and joy to the Friendly City.

Shuan Hern Lee - 2014 AMP Tomorrow Maker

Friday, 12 December 2014

Shuan Hern Lee, at 12 years old, is the youngest applicant to win the AMP Tomorrow Fund Award for 2014 with a goal to inspire more young people to appreciate classical music. Shuan Hern is one of just 47 inspirational Australians selected from 5600 applications to be named AMP 'Tomorrow Makers'. The winners - including writers, medical researchers, dancers, inventors, disability advocates, social innovators, athletes and adventurers - received AMP Tomorrow Fund grants to help them take their dreams to the next stage and make a difference in our community.

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Yirrkala Drawings

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Yirrkala Drawings is a stunning visual articulation of Yolgnu stories, history, culture and knowledge boldly told through hundreds of crayon drawings on brown paper.

UWA's YouTube success

Friday, 28 November 2014

We’ve heard a lot about UWA being a Top 100 university. In a pleasing development UWA’s YouTube channel has burst into the country’s top 100 corporate channels of the past year (to August 2014).

Billy and the Fridge still

‘Billy and the Fridge’ a big hit

Friday, 28 November 2014

Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, whose production team won two awards at the annual Faculty of Arts' Media and Communication showcase 2014 for their short film "Billy and the Fridge' - the Multimedia Centre Award for Best Production, and The Chair of Media and Communication Award for Most Innovative Film. 

The film was produced for the COMM3002 Communication Studies Project unit, semester 2 2014. The showcase was held at Somerville Auditorium on November 20 and it featured the 10 best films produced in the unit this year.