We are enjoying an economic boom but, when this abates, we will
depend on our ingenuity and innovation, underpinned by scientific
know-how, according to Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor
Professor Beazley will give a free public lecture, Science Matters
for the Future of Western Australia, at The University of Western
Australia, in the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm on
Tuesday (October 9) as part of the annual Karrakatta Club address.
Two Federal Government Capital Development Pool grants of $3 million
for The University of Western Australia’s new Business School, and $1
million for its Albany Centre, were a welcome and significant
contribution to the State’s infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor Professor
Alan Robson said today.
“The Federal Government’s $3 million grant towards the construction
of our new $47 million business school is a significant contribution to
UWA’s ability to further enhance the quality of its business education
programs,” Professor Robson said.
Without the support of Rotary Western Australia, this State might
not be celebrating the 50th anniversary of The University of Western
Australia’s Medical School this year.
This special long-term relationship between Rotary and the Medical
school will be commemorated on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 6pm with
the unveiling of a plaque by the Governor, Dr Ken Michael, also a
With debate about WA’s retail trading hours hotting up as the
Christmas rush draws near, The University of Western Australia has
appointed a researcher to tackle the issue.
After studying women’s involvement with Australian Rules football
for her PhD thesis, Dr Deborah Hindley, recently appointed Research
Fellow for UWA’s Centre for Advanced Consumer Research, is now taking
on the emotive issue of shopping hours.
Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing and equestrian events
were almost all that were on offer when the Olympic Games began in
ancient Greece about 3000 years ago.
“If they were alive today, the Greek mathematicians Euclid and
Pythagoras would probably be delighted to know that The University of
Western Australia has its own version of the old games,” UWA’s Faculty
of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor Cheryl Praeger,
Mozart said that to stop music would be to stop time and Dumbledore,
JK Rowling’s wizard headmaster, acknowledged that music was more
magical than magic itself. With that in mind, The University of
Western Australia’s School of Music is keeping up with the times with
its exciting new Music for Life program.
Music and medicine, music psychology, ethno-musicology, music
theatre and opera studies are just some of the vibrant and inclusive
courses beginning next year.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary and moving into refurbished
premises will not distract The University of Western Australia’s Centre
for Water Research from its commitment to creating sustainable design
and management systems for our catchments, rivers, lakes, estuaries and
The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie
Bishop will open the renovated CWR at 11am tomorrow (Friday, September
28) on the UWA campus.
Parents may be doing their children more harm than good by
eliminating or minimising risks in their lives, according to one of the
UK’s leading thinkers on childhood and children’s play.
In a public lecture to be held this Thursday, September 27, 2007 at
6pm in UWA’s Octagon Theatre, childhood expert Tim Gill will discuss
the growth of the zero-tolerance approach to childhood risk across the
developed world and its ramifications for childhood development.
Growers and people working in agribusiness who have ever yearned for
computer access to Green Manure or Lime Calculators or just a
down-to-earth look at soil properties in their region of WA need look
Dr Daniel Murphy from the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences
and Institute of Agriculture at The University of Western Australia
(UWA) has launched a free interactive website designed with such
clients in mind.
Anchoring enormous oil and gas platforms on relatively unstable
seabeds and ensuring the efficiency of pipelines three kilometres or
more under the sea is work that has seen an outstanding young
researcher based at The University of Western Australia named Physical
Scientist of the Year.
Professor Mark Cassidy in UWA’s School of Civil Engineering is
Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), one of
the three leading centres in the field worldwide.