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Perth Must Stop Relying on Cars: Transport Expert

Friday, 29 October 2010

UWA Business School
Professor Juan de Dios Ortuzar calls Perth a beautiful city. He also calls it unsustainable. The academic was in Perth for only a month, but he still noted the city's urban sprawl, the spacious lifestyle of big houses and even bigger blocks that will, he warned, come back to haunt us.

Study indentifies genes that control thyroid levels

Friday, 29 October 2010

Sequence variations in DNA have been identified that affect personal levels of thyroid hormones, according to an international research team.

Productive Pressure: Prioritising Safety in the Workplace

Friday, 29 October 2010

UWA Business School
It would be a rare worker who has not felt pressure to be more productive. It would be an even rarer worker who hasn't felt tempted to cut corners in order to increase their productivity. However, for workers in safety-critical jobs, cutting corners can have very real consequences.

UWA Business School Wins Four ARC Grants

Friday, 29 October 2010

The University of Western Australia Business School has won three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant in the 2011 round of funding.

Virtually Effective: The Case of Cross-Cultural Teams

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The days of old-fashioned face-to-face communication are all but gone. Instead, today's work environments are characterised by virtual teams, says Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson, from The University of Western Australia Business School.

B-vitamins reduce post-stroke depression

Thursday, 28 October 2010

People who have suffered a stroke and who regularly take vitamins are less likely to develop depression, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Not just pretty feathers: ostriches step up for science

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Knowing how an ostrich can run without wasting too much energy could help engineers build better prosthetic limbs and more efficient robots, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

UWA Vice-Chancellor to retire

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson today announced his retirement from the position at the end of 2011.

1st Prize Winner, Miss Lu Lin with W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE

Dongke Zhang Scholarships - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology in China were awarded a Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE on 15 October 2010.

The Dongke Zhang Scholarships were established early in 2010 by W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and The Zhangs Family Trust to recognise and reward outstanding postgraduate research students, currently enrolled at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA plant energy professors among world's most recognised

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.