Mathematical modelling suggests 'strategic' seradella

Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Like playing chess, outwitting annual ryegrass, a major weed in WA which can develop resistance to more than one herbicide at a time, requires constant vigilance and a strategic approach.

Farmers now have a greater understanding of the value of pasture phases for controlling herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass in low to medium rainfall areas, thanks to Graeme Doole from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

UWA celebrates women in engineering

Friday, 19 October 2007

Women are in a unique position to be able to bring exceptional life skills to the workplace, according to one of The University of Western Australia’s first female engineering graduates, Sue Murphy.

Ms Murphy, who was also the first female engineer employed by Western Australian construction firm Clough Engineering, will be the guest speaker at a cocktail party to honour women in engineering at The University of Western Australia’s Watersports Complex, from 6.30pm-8.30pm next Friday, October 26, 2007.

UWA's 'Birthday Party' gets conversation rolling

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

If you go to see the latest interpretation of Harold Pinter’s play, The Birthday Party, plan to spend a few hours afterwards mulling over exactly what might have happened.

The intriguing and conversation-inspiring play may be 50 years old but it has been given a fresh new treatment by The University of Western Australia’s Graduate Dramatic Society.

UWA researchers tackle energy crisis with plants

Monday, 15 October 2007

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are racing against the clock to find plants that will provide bio-energy and bio-fuels and be able to perform under the environmental extremes predicted with climate change.

And an inconspicuous, aesthetically-challenged weed, Arabidopsis thaliana (or thale or mouse-eared cress) is offering vital information to researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics, to be opened at 4pm today (Monday, October 15, 2007) at UWA, by the Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Innovation, Fran Logan.

Pushing back agricultural frontiers

Thursday, 11 October 2007
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers in Agriculture and Resource Management’.

Focussing on innovative land management and animal production systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to interact with the industry and potential employers.

New research funding awarded to help find cane toad Achille's heel

Friday, 5 October 2007

WA researchers have hailed the Carpenter Government’s decision to provide extra funding for a project that could deliver a biological answer to stopping cane toads entering the State.

UWA researcher tackles trading hours

Wednesday, 3 October 2007
With debate about WA’s retail trading hours hotting up as the Christmas rush draws near, The University of Western Australia has appointed a researcher to tackle the issue.

After studying women’s involvement with Australian Rules football for her PhD thesis, Dr Deborah Hindley, recently appointed Research Fellow for UWA’s Centre for Advanced Consumer Research, is now taking on the emotive issue of shopping hours.

Class of 1982 - 25th Year Civil Engineering Dinner

Monday, 1 October 2007

On Saturday 4th August fifteen graduates from the Class of 1982 Civil Engineering attended a reunion dinner to celebrate 25 years since successfully completing their Civil Engineering degrees. Accompanied by their partners, the graduates were reacquainted and enjoyed fine dining at The University Club. Dusted off copies of the early eighties Bend Sinister publications and photographs of a site visit to the BankWest Tower and a “fake bridge” across the Hay Street Mall for a Prosh Day stunt were fondly remembered.

Class of 1977 - Civil Engineering Graduates Reunion Dinner

Monday, 1 October 2007

After spending four years or so in each other’s close company, we keep in touch for a few years then some move interstate, overseas and even to other professions. A handful manage to stay friends over the years. This seems such a waste of the good friendships that are made in the hallowed portals of the undergraduate world and so it is little wonder that, at some point, someone says “We need to get together again”.
Such was the case with those who graduated as Civil Engineers in 1977. The committee of Greg Higham, Eric Hudson-Smith (nee Smith), Mick Rogers and Enzo Biagioni-Froudist (nee Biagioni) got together and enlisted the help of Paul Santillo and Rob Lyons to piece together a list of contacts. Finally we managed to get 25 along to our celebration, held in The University Club on 3 May 2007.

Distinguished Australian Federation Fellow

Monday, 1 October 2007

Professor Cheryl Praeger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics has just been awarded one of Australia’s Federation Fellowships to pursue her examination of symmetry, for her project Group actions: Combinatorics, geometry and computation.