Philip Mead, trailblazer for new humanities research

New technologies can unlock humanities secrets

Friday, 23 March 2012

In the literary world, it was an accepted assumption that the 1970s was a time of unprecedented growth in homegrown Australian fiction. And everybody was reading and talking about books by young Australian women.

But it was not until recently that a researcher was able to measure just how many novels were published in that decade, and she found that there had been a decline in novels by Australian writers overall, but confirmed an increase in women's novels.

What makes a tick… tick?

Friday, 23 March 2012

What makes a ground-dwelling and disease-carrying tick decide to crawl up a grass stalk and launch itself onto a human or animal host?

Dr Sarah Murray

Monash University Vice Chancellor’s commendation

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Dr Sarah Murray, Associate Professor in the Law Faculty UWA, has been awarded the 2011 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for her PhD thesis "Less-Adversarial Practice & The Constitutional Role of the Judiciary in Australia".

UWA scientists join CSIRO Mineral Systems Cluster

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Three world-leading scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals to keep up with rising demand for Australian metals.

Volunteers sought for salt diet study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new study will examine how a person's genes and dietary salt intake affect substances that regulate blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Terry Hendershott

From NYSE to honours classes at UWA Business School

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

UWA Business School
Visiting Professor Terry Hendershott, from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley (UCB) will share his expertise with students and staff at The University of Western Australia's Business School over the next four months.

Sea weed - see vital resource: expert

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

To many people, seaweed is something that washes up on beaches and gathers in ugly, smelly piles.

Heart-stopping shark movie selected for international film festival

Monday, 19 March 2012

An eye-catching film made by ocean researcher Ryan Kempster from The University of Western Australia on the unique survival skills of bamboo sharks has been selected to be shown at a prestigious US film festival.

Structure on cells

Synchrotron shines light on cancer proteins

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have revealed a ground-breaking new molecular structure formed by two human proteins involved in turning genes on and off in cancer.

Honorary degree for former Premier

Monday, 12 March 2012

Former Western Australian Premier Dr Geoff Gallop is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for 3,471 students.