Soprano Sara Mcliver will be among several prominent West Australians to be awarded with honorary degrees or Chancellor's medals during the autumn series of graduations at The University of Western Australia from Monday, March 31 to Thursday, April 17.
More than 100 of the State's brightest students will be awarded scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia, at a ceremony in UWA's Winthrop Hall at 6.30pm this Sunday, March 16, 2008.
The University of Western Australia has been named a National Employer of Choice for Women for the seventh consecutive year.
The Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) made the announcement today.
The University has made the list every year since the award was first offered to Australian employers in 2002. Six pre-requisites were added to the selection process this year, making the award even more competitive.
Western Australian farmers are likely to benefit from the research of two award-winning PhD students from The University of Western Australia, Megan Chadwick and Weihua Chen.
They have won travelling fellowships honouring the former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Mike Carroll. The scholarships will enable them to enrich their postgraduate studies with overseas and interstate study tours.
The Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences has been celebrating since the last issue of Science Matters with the opening of two new research centres.
In October, Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson opened the Centre for Strategic Nanofabrication with new director, Professor Colin Raston, outlining its role and the growing importance of nanochemistry to Western Australian industry.
On the 23rd of May Faculty staff gathered in the foyer of the MCS Building in May to celebrate the achievements of our undergraduate students in the annual Faculty Prize Giving Ceremony. Among the guests were Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson, Heads of Schools and Disciplines, as well as many of the generous prize donors
Black holes remain one of the great enigmas of the universe.
But thanks to research by UWA physicist Professor David Blair, within the next decade we may be able to detect gravitational waves on earth and "listen" to the sounds of these and other astronomical phenomena.