One chromosome key to combatting global food threat

Monday, 6 August 2012

World food security is threatened by the spread of a serious wheat disease - and scientists at The University of Western Australia are leading an international team aiming to breed wheat that is resistant to the culprit - Fusarium crown rot (FCR).

Lauren Hollier with Dean of Graduate Research School Alan Dench

UWA psychology researcher to face national uni challenge

Friday, 3 August 2012

A PhD psychology student who is investigating why boys develop language at a slower rate than girls will represent The University of Western Australia in the 2012 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge.

Mark Cassidy

COFS Director announced as next E.H. Davis Lecturer

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Winthrop Professor Mark Cassidy was recently announced as the next E.H. Davis Lecturer. 

Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Coral reef expert awarded Australia's leading Fellowship

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Premier's Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and School of Earth and Environment, Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch, has been awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowship.

Breast cancer, autism and natural gas research put scientists on Eureka shortlist

Friday, 27 July 2012

A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.

Future Fellows to ignite passion for research

Friday, 27 July 2012

Using plants to discover new drugs, digital technologies to transfer Indigenous knowledge, and molecules to build digital memory are just some of the projects at The University of Western Australia that attracted more than $4.5 million in raw funding from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships scheme.


UWA business students win national title

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at The University of Western Australia has won the 2012 SIFE National Championships after impressing a judging panel of national CEOs and executives.

UWAP books shortlisted for WA Premier’s Book Awards

Friday, 13 July 2012

UWA Publishing books, Lines for Birds, Justice, and Government House have been shortlisted for the 2011 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings by Barry Hill and John Wolseley, which is shortlisted for the Poetry Award, was also previously shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Sir Frank Ledger’s legacy to benefit business students

Monday, 2 July 2012

A legacy from the late Sir Frank Ledger will give undergraduate students at The University of Western Australia's Business School increased access to scholarships, prizes and other support programs.

The initiatives are the result of a new five-year agreement between The University of Western Australia and the Sir Frank Ledger Trust which establishes The Sir Frank Ledger Capital Fund.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for David Plowman AM

Monday, 2 July 2012

Winthrop Professor David Plowman, from the UWA Business School, has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, becoming a member (AM) Order of Australia in the General Division.

Plowman is the second UWA Business School staff member to receive a Member of the Order of Australia this year, following Emeritus Professor Philip Brown's recognition in January.

Plowman's AM was awarded for "service to the community through support for child migrants, as the founding chair of Child Migrants of Malta, and to higher education."