Educators find out how to enhance learning at UWA

Monday, 11 February 2008

Discussion on how teachers can provide rich and sustainable opportunities to enhance classroom learning and thinking will be the focus of three leading education academics visiting The University of Western Australia soon.

UWA's Sunken Garden theatre celebrates 60 years

Thursday, 7 February 2008

With Hollywood ‘royalty' attending the birth of theatre at The University of Western Australia 60 years ago, it is no wonder that the tradition of theatre in the Sunken Garden has had such a happy life.

UWA lecture shines light on medical treatment

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The use and application of light in medical diagnosis and treatment will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Professor Barry Marshall speaks out

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Professor Barry Marshall will deliver a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's UWA Extension Summer School, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 7.30pm to 9pm.

Archaeology team to help rescue historic Albany farmhouse

Friday, 25 January 2008

An archaeological team from The University of Western Australia will join forces next month with the National Trust to carry out conservation work on one of Albany's major tourist attractions, the Old Farm Strawberry Hill.

WA farmers benefit from UWA winning students' work

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Western Australian farmers are likely to benefit from the research of two award-winning PhD students from The University of Western Australia, Megan Chadwick and Weihua Chen.

They have won travelling fellowships honouring the former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Mike Carroll. The scholarships will enable them to enrich their postgraduate studies with overseas and interstate study tours.

RSPCA history recorded by UWA will add to understanding of WA's past

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The recording of an oral history of the RSPCA (WA) by a researcher from The University of Western Australia will do more than provide information about one of the State’s first institutions, according to the Director of UWA’s Centre for Western Australian History, Dr Jean Chetkovich. “Human interaction with animals has always existed and the way in which animals are regarded and treated by a society gives a unique view of that society,” Dr Chetkovich said. Although instituted more than a century ago, there is no written history of the RSPCA. The recording of oral archives, funded by a grant from Lotterywest, is the first step towards this goal.

Sir Roger Penrose signs one of his unique floor tiles

Great thinker’s designs underfoot

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The pattern of floor tiles, an intriguing street sculpture, contributions to general relativity theory and cosmology may seem unrelated but all come from the brilliant mind of Sir Roger Penrose.

UWA physicist Professor David Blair describes Sir Roger as "one of the world’s greatest thinkers on the origins of the universe".

Breastfeeding conference attracts world's top researchers

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The discovery of stem cells in breast milk is one of many topics to be discussed at an international conference later this month at The University of Western Australia.

Morpho Butterfly

Fabulous fibres attract big crowds

Thursday, 17 January 2008

One of the most exciting public events of the year was the Beyond Fibres exhibition hosted by the Faculty in March.

The travelling exhibition was loaned by Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. 

Beyond Fibres was brought to UWA by Mitsui, a Japanese company that has been investing in and trading with Western Australia since 1965. Mitsui’s General Manager in Perth, Fumiaki (Frank) Iwahashi, said his company wanted to make a contribution to Western Australia through the University.