Qian Yun Say with Steve Sutton from Boral Midland Brick

Prize-winning students recognised

Friday, 10 May 2013

Eighteen of ALVA's top students from 2012 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night.

Young artist crowned winner of Schenberg Prize

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A series of ‘crowns' that explores human identity has won its creator the $35,000 annual Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize awarded through The University of Western Australia.

Recognition for teaching and research excellence

Friday, 19 April 2013

The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.

At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

First Australian win for US plant biology award

Monday, 15 April 2013

The University of Western Australia's internationally recognised plant scientist Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar has become the first Australian to win a prestigious American award in its 40-year history.

UWA Publishing book shortlisted for NSW Premier's Poetry Award

Friday, 12 April 2013

Ladylike by Kate Lilley has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Ladylike is Perth-born Lilley's much awaited second volume of poetry, following her 2002 debut Versary.

It is one of six poetry collections shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, which is worth $30,000.

Wei Gen (middle) with ANZ staff

ANZ Hong Kong internship for UWA Finance student

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Experiencing Hong Kong's university hall culture and completing an internship in ANZ's Global Markets division were among the highlights of Wei Gen Ng's exchange experience.

Wei Gen, a UWA Commerce/Engineering student, was the inaugural ANZ UWA Business School Asia Fellowship recipient.

In September last year, he travelled to Hong Kong, completing a semester of study at the University of Hong Kong and a five-week internship at ANZ in Hong Kong.

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UWA chemistry postgraduate student selected to participate in the 2013 Nobel Laureate Meeting

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Vipul Agarwal, a chemistry PhD student at UWA, has been chosen as one of 8 Australian early career researchers from a highly competitive selection process to travel to Lindau in Germany to meet and learn from 37 Nobel Laureates.

UWA Publishing book longlisted for major international award

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

UWA Publishing book An Unknown Sky and other stories by Susan Midalia has been longlisted for the 2013 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award commemorates Irish writer Frank O'Connor, and is presented for a collection of short stories published in English anywhere in the world.

It is one of the world's largest literary prizes for short story collections and is worth €25,000 (A$31,311).

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UWA Biochemistry Professor chosen as the 2013 Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society Lecturer

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Paul Attwood, Professor at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been nominated as The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) /British Biochemical Society Lecturer for 2013.

Thalidomide treatment included in record cancer funding

Friday, 5 April 2013

Thalidomide - the ‘morning-sickness' drug that caused serious birth defects in the 1950s - is now being used to treat cancer.  And new ways are being developed to tailor cancer treatment to individual patients.