Winthrop singers

Winthrop Singers set to soar in Singapore

Monday, 29 June 2015

The University of Western Australia’s premier choir will travel to Singapore this weekend to participate in a rare performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony as “a gift to the entire nation” in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Professor Hans Lambers

Preserving Biodiversity in Our Native Gardens and Verges

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

South-western Australia is a global biodiversity hotspot, where the greatest plant diversity is found on the most severely phosphorus-impoverished soils in Kwongan (or Kwongkan).

Peter Singer

The Most Good You Can Do: An evening with philosopher Peter Singer

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Australian-born philosopher Peter Singer, once described by the New Yorker as”… the most controversial philosopher alive” will visit UWA on 14 July to give a public talk on what he calls ‘Effective Altruism’.

Tablet

Enhancing Serendipity in the Digital Humanities

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Serendipity often plays a significant role for humanities researchers – or at least their research tends to incorporate the making of what appear to be accidental or fortuitous connections between apparently unrelated phenomena. In a digital environment dominated by the single search box, how can this kind of approach be encouraged and designed for?

Brain Bee students

Australia’s brainiest students put to the test

Friday, 19 June 2015

More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.

Dalai Lama

UWA welcomes the Dalai Lama to Perth

Monday, 15 June 2015

The University of Western Australia is delighted to have welcomed the enlightening and internationally respected figure, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who today spoke at UWA on ‘The importance of Education’.

Vinka Barunga

Vinka inspires Indigenous youth with university success

Monday, 15 June 2015

Vinka Barunga was one of those kids who always wanted to put on band-aids and take temperatures. She doesn't remember a time when she didn't want to be a doctor.

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama to visit UWA

Friday, 12 June 2015

The UWA Student Guild is pleased to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who will speak at UWA on the importance of education on Monday 15 June.

Kate Leeming

UWA graduate to cycle across Antarctica

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Five years after becoming the first woman to cycle 22,000 kilometres across Africa from west to east, adventurer Kate Leeming is preparing to tackle her greatest challenge – to be the first person to cycle across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Goodeve Trustee, Tony Munday, next to a microscope donated by the trus

School of Earth and Environment acknowledges generous Alumni donations

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Last Wednesday, the School of Earth and Environment and Geoscience Foundation welcomed guests to a sundowner at the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum to acknowledge the generous donation of 12 state-of-the-art microscopes, used in teaching and by research staff and students.