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Perth businessman Charles Morgan

Charles Morgan: Driving genome research

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Prominent Perth businessman and philanthropist Charles Morgan's drive for new markets and new technology has infected the world of genome research in Western Australia to the point where, thanks to his almost one million-dollar donation, it can now boast one of only two open access facilities in Australia.

New look at Caesar's mistress wins international acclaim

Friday, 18 February 2011

A unique interpretation of the role played by Julius Caesar's mistress, Servilia, in his assassination has won international acclaim for a PhD student at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Mike Tobar

It's time - testing Einstein's theories in outer space

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar knows the importance of time.

He’s involved in cutting edge research that involves measuring time to improve international clock technology, as well as undertaking space research to test the fundamental rules of physics.

Asics’ Arata Ikeda presenting UWA’s Louise Naylor with her award

Louise’s paper on exercise and cardiovascular health is a winner

Thursday, 17 February 2011

University of Western Australia researcher Louise Naylor (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) has won a Sports Medicine Australia award for her research on the direct effect of exercise on vascular health.

Are you the Greenest Teacher in Australia? Clean Up Australia wants your nominations for the 2011 Green Teacher Award

Monday, 14 February 2011

9 February 2011: Clean Up Australia is on the hunt for the greenest teachers across Australia, with nominations opening on 8 February for the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Award.

“Teaching our children about sustainability is the smartest thing we can do,” said Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman of Clean Up Australia. “The Green Teacher Award is an opportunity to recognise the fantastic teachers who are educating future generations about how our actions affect the planet and the importance of looking after the environment.”

Power of Music 2011 Concert Series Launch

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A balmy summer evening was the perfect backdrop for the launch of the UWA School of Music Power of Music 2011 Concert Series.  On the lawn outside the Eileen Joyce Studio last evening, the School of Music patrons, staff, students and friends celebrated the unveiling of this year's innovative programme. 

Grants foster global collaboration on kelp research

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Research grants from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and The UWA Research Collaboration Awards will help to form an ‘Algal Research Coalition' with partners from around the world.

Jessup International Moot Competition winners

Law school team makes Jessup Moot finals again

Monday, 7 February 2011

For the third year in a row, UWA's Law School student team will compete in the international rounds of the Jessup International Moot Competition after successfully competing in the national finals held yesterday at the High Court of Australia in Canberra.

UWA Pavilion project photo courtesy Nic Montagu

Art meets emergency shelter at UWA

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

An emergency shelter designed for disaster areas and remote communities will remain in front of Winthrop Hall at The University of Western Australia until Monday 11 April.

UWA people named in Australia Day Honours

Friday, 28 January 2011

The awarding of Australia Day Honours to three academics was further recognition of the contribution The University of Western Australia made to its community, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.