A team from The University of Western Australia has been shortlisted in the Google Earth “Build your Campus in 3D Competition”.
The UWA team is just one of three shortlisted, with the other finalists both teams from the University of Melbourne.
Launched by internet giant Google, the competition challenged
university teams on both sides of the Tasman to recreate all or part of
their universities so it could be viewed by people logging on to Google
Fewer students are taking up the study of languages at universities
across the country – but at The University of Western Australia and
others like it across the nation, Italian is the one language that is
flourishing and its popularity is due in part to students like 22
year-old Jane Te, of Willetton.
Malaysian-born Jane has just finished three years of Italian Studies
and she said she loved every minute of the rigorous course, even though
at the end she was the only Asian student.
The latest approaches to safe and economical management of rock
dumps will be the focus of an inaugural seminar to be held in Perth
Professor Andy Fourie, from the Australian Centre for Geomechanics
based at The University of Western Australia, said the First
International Seminar on the Management of Rock Dumps, Stockpiles and
Heap Leach Pads would bring together leading mine owners and operators,
as well as academics, consultants and researchers from around the world.
Loss of life, no production, a multi-million dollar cleanup and an
impact on company credibility and share value – these are the potential
results of a mining tailings spillage.
According to The University of Western Australia’s Australian Centre
of Geomechanics (ACG), potentially disastrous spillages from tailings
storages can usually be averted – and the Centre has produced a new DVD
that could help mining companies address the problem of tailings
storages failures or spillages before they escalate into disasters.
The University of Western Australia’s Sports Park Master Plan has
won a planning award for the town planning and urban design firm that
developed it, Chappell Lambert Everett.
The AK Reserve/UWA Sports Park Master Plan received a Commendation
at the Planning Institute of Western Australia Awards, where it was
nominated in the Urban Design-Plans and Ideas category of the awards.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson congratulated Chappell Lambert Everett on the award.
Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces
with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which
will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the
State’s resources boom.
Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build
and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering
Business education and research has been boosted with the
announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The
University of Western Australia Business School.
Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless
Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5
million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair -
known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new
research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and