Ashley Smith, an Honours graduate from The University of Western Australia's School of Music, has laid claim to the title "musical genius" in winning the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for classical music.
The University of Western Australia's highly cited Head of School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Winthrop Professor Mark Spackman has been awarded the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) 2013 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography.
Two researchers from The University of Western Australia are finalists in the 2012 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards, to be announced at the Australasian Research Management Society conference on the Gold Coast on Friday 21 September.
Peter Rose has won the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Award in the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards for his poetry collection Crimson Crop.
Crimson Crop, Rose's fifth collection of poetry, adds to an existing oeuvre of work that includes the bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001), and builds upon his esteemed reputation as a poet, novelist and editor of Australian Book Review.