New production at UWA features family link to orignal “Earnest”

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

A new Perth production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ features a remarkable family connection to the original 1895 London production.

Peter Clark, who will play Jack Worthing in the Graduate Dramatic Society production at The University of Western Australia’s Dolphin Theatre from July 27-28 and August 1-4 and 8-11, is the great, great nephew of Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon in the original production at the St James Theatre more than a century ago.

UWA explores what can be done to tackle climate change

Monday, 16 July 2007

Challenges associated with climate change will require diverse and strategic approaches to ensure both long and short term goals can be met, according to Professor Alistar Robertson, Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Western Australia.

“Understanding the complexity and impact of climate change requires a cross disciplinary approach from all the sciences and even the professions. At UWA, our academics and researchers are keen to assist in that process of understanding,” Professor Robertson said.

UWA symposium to celebrate career of Professor Brian Bosworth

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


UWA SYMPOSIUM TO CELEBRATE CAREER OF PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH


The University of Western Australia and the Institute of Advanced Studies will host a symposium next week to celebrate the work of Professor Brian Bosworth, retiring at the end of 2007 after 40 years' service at UWA.

UWA’S 2007 Fulbright Symposium to focus on social inclusion of Muslims

Friday, 6 July 2007

A stellar line-up of local, national and international speakers will gather at The University of Western Australia next month to focus on the complex and sometimes vexed issue of Muslim inclusion in the Western world.

UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), is hosting the three-day 2007 Fulbright Symposium ‘Muslim Citizens in the West: Promoting Social Inclusion’, at The University Club from August 1 to August 3.

John Hirst to examine the Australian national character at a UWA lecture

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The Australian national character will come under the microscope at The University of Western Australia next week.

Dr John Hirst’s lecture for UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies, ‘The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770’, will be held in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre at 6pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

UWA lecture examines food in Hebrew fiction

Friday, 29 June 2007

The role of food in Israeli literature will be the focus a free public lecture by Professor Nancy Berg at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, July 5, 2007.

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.