Professor Farida Fozdar

Study shows racist views link to car flags

Monday, 23 January 2012

People who fly Australia Day flags on their cars tend to express more racist attitudes than others without flags, according to research findings at The University of Western Australia.

Brid Phillips

Medieval studies help teach emergency medicine

Monday, 23 January 2012

An emergency management officer and mother of three, Brid Phillips is discovering that reading Chaucer and Shakespeare can help her communicate better at home and professionally at work.

Assistant Professor Chuck Price

Leaf Gui unlocks secret geometry

Monday, 23 January 2012

An international team of researchers has developed new computer software to unlock the geometric secrets of leaves.

Photo by Anne and Charles Sheppard

Untouched ocean reefs to yield secrets

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Our understanding of pristine marine environments before human exploitation will grow when researchers from The University of Western Australia join an international expedition to the Indian Ocean's Chagos Archipelago, the world's largest fully protected marine sanctuary.

Professor Jessica Meeuwig

In Darwin's footsteps

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A marine researcher at The University of Western Australia has been appointed a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London - a society that appointed Charles Darwin* a Fellow in 1837.

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM

Beyond a 'White Australia'

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Following on the success of his publication Racism, Immigration and the Law The University of Western Australia's Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM has expanded his study of Australia's multiculturalism in his latest offering Transforming a ‘White Australia'.

Worms win top prize for UWA student engineers' Indian village project

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Using worms to process organic waste and help village farmers in southern Indian grow better crops has won an Engineers Without Borders Australasian prize for a team of first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia.

Record offers as UWA begins New Courses 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The University of Western Australia has made a record number of undergraduate offers to students starting in 2012, the first year of UWA's New Courses.

Relaxed road to better memories

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Many people know that taking a break after learning something can help you to remember it - and researchers now want to find out if having a quiet time before might also help.

Ms Kate Hafekost

Too many sugary drinks for Aussie kids

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New research from The University of Western Australia's affiliate the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows that consumption of sugary drinks is high amongst Australian children and adolescents with the majority consumed in the home.