New medical research hub under way

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Construction of a major new $112 million medical research hub at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre will be officially under way tomorrow.

ANFF celebrates the power of tiny technology

Friday, 13 May 2011

The University of Western Australia kicked off ANFF national week, a celebration of advances in fabrication technology for micro and nano-technology, that is, the art of creating structures 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Courtesy Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park

'Smoke detector' gene discovered in plants

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene that allows dormant seeds buried in the soil to detect germination stimulants in bushfire smoke called karrikins.

UWA’s Year of Mathematics - Matt Switzer Presentation

Friday, 6 May 2011

Visiting scholar Matt Switzer (University of Missouri) captivated the packed house of mathematics educators at UWA’s Graduate School of Education when he presented his research into early learning difficulties experienced by school students. He shared video clips of 6 and 7 year old students struggling with concepts of magnitude, order and representation. His research indicated to teachers in the audience the foundational importance of deep understanding of place value in children’s numeracy development.

Greg Acciaioli doing fieldwork with Indigenous people on Lindu, Indonesia

Anthropologists put people into research

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Extraordinary as it may seem, the big green push button to operate copiers and printers was designed by an anthropologist studying human-machine interactions.

paddock infested with glyphosate-resistant barnyard grass. (Todd Gaines AHRI)

Glyphosate resistant barnyard grass in WA’s top end

Thursday, 5 May 2011

With the recent discovery of WA's first glyphosate-resistant awnless barnyard grass from the Ord River region growers are being urged to consider using a range of weed control options.

School of Music lecturer wins prestigious Art Music Award

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The School of Music is proud to announce that James Ledger, a lecturer in composition studies, won a 2011 Art Music Award for his orchestral piece "Chronicles" in the category of "Work of the Year:  Orchestral".  

Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson

In China’s Wake: Has Asia Gained from China’s Growth?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

UWA Business School
After experiencing three decades of rapid growth, China has overtaken Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. Alongside this, the value of China's international trade has grown at an even faster rate, bringing both opportunities and challenges for economies around the world.

Audiology group

New link in tinnitus research

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have shown changes in a part of the brain previously not known to be involved in tinnitus generation.

Michele Roberts

2010 BHP Billiton PhD Prize Winner

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

UWA Business School
Assistant Professor Michele Roberts has won the 2010 BHP Billiton PhD Prize with her thesis examining the indirect effects of junk food advertising on children's food choices.