UWA’s new podiatry clinic puts its best foot forward

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has officially opened its new Podiatry Clinic, offering accessible, affordable podiatric services to the community.

The clinic offers general podiatry care, paediatric foot assessment, treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle, the prescription and manufacture of foot orthoses, diabetic foot assessment, diabetic wound management and minor podiatric surgery.

UWA symposium explores link between emotion and motivation

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.

The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.

American perspective on challenges for teaching

Monday, 18 June 2007

The University of Western Australia will host a free public lecture by a leading American scholar on ways to improve the quality of higher education through teaching.

Dr Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States, will speak on ‘Building the Teaching Commons: Pedagogical Communities and Trading Zones’ on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 6pm in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.

UWA music Fazioli debut

Monday, 18 June 2007

One of the world’s finest international pianists will perform works by Bach, Liszt and Schubert when introducing local audiences to The University of Western Australia’s new hand-crafted Italian Fazioli grand piano next month.

Russian-born Nikolai Demidenko will give a recital, Built on Bach, in the Keyed Up! Piano Recital Series.  This special debut performance on the Fazioli piano – which arrived at UWA’s School of Music last month – will take place in the Octagon Theatre on Sunday 29 July, 2007, at 5pm. 

UWA maintains commitment to excellence and access

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has maintained its strong commitment to admitting the brightest students, while ensuring fair access to tertiary study for all WA students, in announcing its 2010 admission requirements which will apply to current Year 10 students.

UWA turns up heat on climate change in June

Friday, 1 June 2007

The hot topic of climate change will take centre stage at The University of Western Australia next week with a series of lectures and a photographic exhibition to be held on campus.

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said UWA and the Department of Environment and Conservation had joined forces in response to growing community interest in climate change.

“The program has been put together to provide an opportunity for people to get information first hand from the experts,” Professor Robson said.

EVENTS

Friday, 1 June 2007

John Coleman - Ethics for Business Leaders

The Business School was privileged to host an invitation only breakfast forum with Professor John Coleman SJ, Chair of Jesuit Studies at St Thomas More College. The Chancellor of UWA, Dr Michael Chaney AO chaired the event as Professor Coleman delved into his topic of ‘Ethical challenges confronting the modern business leader'.

EVENTS

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Advanced Notice - Senior Executive Forum
Leadership: Strategy: Action

Professor Jay Conger London Business School

Professor Srikant Datar Harvard Business School

2007 The Year of Women in Engineering

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Engineers Australia has named 2007 the Year of Women in Engineering. They are planning a range of activities to educate people about engineering, the role of women in engineering and to showcase the successes and achievements of female engineers.

Secondary students get a taste for wine

Monday, 1 January 2007

Science and technology based agriculture will play a major role in meeting the world’s increasing demand for food, but who will become the next generation of Australian scientists?

The University of Western Australia (UWA) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) believes the best way to encourage more students into science is to give them a practical arena for their studies, and, with this in mind, set up a viticulture project with secondary schools.

As part of this collaborate project, FNAS this week showcased a small vineyard, at the UWA Shenton Park field station, where students from various secondary schools can utilise the science they learn in the classroom to grow grapes and produce wine.