University News


Associate Professor Alex Gardner

Study exposes flaws in climate change policy

Monday, 11 October 2010

New research reveals serious flaws in the way that governments have been responding to climate change issues such as the protection of wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.  The research, to be presented at a national conference in Perth tomorrow, was completed prior to the release of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Guidelines last Friday, October 8, and provides important information for evaluating those proposals.

UWA elections website rockets during recent federal election

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The recent federal election prompted a huge increase in visits to the Australian Politics and Elections Database website

Chemeca Conference 2010, Adelaide

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A team of academics and PhD students from the Centre for Energy and School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering attended the annual Chemeca 2010 Conference, held at the Hilton Adelaide last week.  Chemeca 2010 provides a forum for engineers and chemists all over the world to discuss current issues and share their research.

Parental fear leads to inactive 'cottonwool' kids: study

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Children's development and wellbeing are under threat because their parents are fearful of strangers, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

'Hobbit' ancestors and art evolution under spotlight

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A member of the Australian-Indonesian research team who announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis - known as the ‘hobbit' - will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia about the current research on their remarkable find.

Focus on fish vision in year of biodiversity

Monday, 4 October 2010

A seminar to be held next week at The University of Western Australia will take the audience on a 'swim-through' with some of Australia's most interesting fish including sharks, which were  around before dinosaurs.

Senator Kim Carr

"Emotional" celebrations for humanities coup

Friday, 1 October 2010

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr today visited The University of Western Australia to celebrate the awarding of one of the largest grants ever made to a centre in the area of humanities.

Lisa Carrie Goldberg

Creating art of sleep

Friday, 1 October 2010

Have you ever wonder what you look like when you sleep?  How about what your brain and body are doing while you're unconscious?  Ever imagine that you could produce artwork while you are sleeping?

Professor Peter Davies

World's rivers in crisis

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The world's rivers - the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity - are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a new global analysis co-authored by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Emeritus Professor Charles Oxnard

Maths implies 'hobbit' an iodine-deficient human

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A paper published today is set to re-ignite debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis - the ‘hobbit' that some scientists have claimed as a new species of human.