Is virtual currency Bitcoin a valid
currency or a speculative investment? In a public lecture at The University of
Western Australia Business School, New York University's Professor David
Yermack will provide an informed and unbiased perspective.
A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.
The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.
Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman received a standing ovation from a packed auditorium on Tuesday 29 July.
Professor Holman's Valedictory Address, on the eve of his retirement, was titled "Health, Political Arithmetic and Public Accountability: Bringing Down the Great Cth-State Data Divide". His dynamic address brought past and present collaborators, colleagues and students to their feet in respect.
Enactus UWA students are passionate about empowering
people in need.
In the last 12 months, the 55 members of Enactus UWA have
worked to deliver 13,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana, empower 5,510 students to
take control of their finances, engage 25 organisations, sell 2,245 environmentally
friendly jute bags, and train four Kenyan women to successfully run their own café.