With permission of Elder Wilfred Hicks

UWA and Rio Tinto to establish Chair in Pilbara Rock Art

Monday, 2 April 2012

Tens of thousands of Indigenous rock art treasures in Western Australia's remote Pilbara region will be researched, catalogued and promoted under a six-year, $1.08 million agreement with leading international mining group Rio Tinto.

Photo by Sergio Silenzi

Corals 'could survive a more acidic ocean'

Monday, 2 April 2012

Corals may be better placed to cope with the gradual acidification of the world's oceans than previously thought - giving rise to hopes that coral reefs might escape climatic devastation.

The Clarence

UWA leads Port Phillip Bay colonial shipwreck excavation

Friday, 30 March 2012

A leading archaeologist from The University of Western Australia will head a team of 60 people excavating a significant colonial shipwreck in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay next month.

Dr Cornelia Bertram

Tea tree oil and prostate research tops Cancer Council list

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

An early career researcher and an Honours student from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Student doctors need model patients

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The University of Western Australia is seeking volunteers to act as patients to enable medical students to practise their skills.

Volunteers needed for Parkinson's sleep study

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking volunteers for a study looking at the relationship between sleep and cognition in people with Parkinson's disease.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

UWA trio shine in Academy of Science

Monday, 26 March 2012

Three out of 21 national new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Science today are from The University of Western Australia.

Wolfing down lupins to fight 'diabesity'

Monday, 26 March 2012

Ancient Romans thought lupin seed was fit only for wolves to eat, which may be why the Latin word for wolf­ - lupus ­- sounds so similar.

Peter Lorange

Norwegian economist calls for greater customer focus from business

Monday, 26 March 2012

UWA Business School
International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.

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.