One of Australia’s leading scholars of Australian Studies will give
a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on
Wednesday (October 31) on what it means to think and write as
Professor Peter Beilharz, Professor in Sociology and Australian
Studies at La Trobe University, will present his lecture Rewriting
Australia in which he asks whether Australians are the bearers of a
strong national narrative, or whether we rather tell stories governed
by closer spheres of colony, city and region. He also considerers the
Rice has traditionally been a staple diet and backbone of the Chinese economy but now, the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences at The University of Western Australian is sharing its expertise in plant molecular biology with the Chinese in what can potentially lead to the country's greatest life science and agricultural research and development.
The breadth of scientific research talent within The University of
Western Australia has been confirmed with the announcement of Professor
David Blair as Western Australian Scientist of the Year, Dr Kristen
Nowak as Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year and Professor
Paul McMenamin winning the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.
Premier Alan Carpenter last night announced the winners of the
Premier’s Science Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in
Western Australian science.
With the emergence of an ageing HIV-positive population in
Australia, health issues facing the older and ageing gay, lesbian,
bisexual, trans and intersex community in Western Australia will be the
focus of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia this
The third annual GRAI Forum, a free public event, will be held this
Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6pm, in Theatre Auditorium of the
University Club at UWA.
Recent achievements in equity and diversity may be threatened by an
emerging political climate that may be more tolerant of stereotyping
based on race, gender, or belief, according to UWA Professor of
Psychology Stephan Lewandowsky.
A new series of free public lectures at The University Western
Australia, which starts next week, will examine the role that science
can play in shaping the emerging public discussion about equity and
Ancient nickel-iron sulphide deposits, which are some of our most
valuable mineral resources, provide important clues to help us
understand the operation of the Earth’s systems more than 2.5 billion
Formed at a time when there was no oxygen and no complex life, these
clues can help us find more deposits, according to Professor Mark
Barley of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in The University of
Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are racing against
the clock to find plants that will provide bio-energy and bio-fuels and
be able to perform under the environmental extremes predicted with
And an inconspicuous, aesthetically-challenged weed, Arabidopsis
thaliana (or thale or mouse-eared cress) is offering vital information
to researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics, to
be opened at 4pm today (Monday, October 15, 2007) at UWA, by the
Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Innovation, Fran Logan.
One of Australia’s leading geophysicists will tackle the hot topic
of changing sea levels in a free public talk – the Joseph Gentilli
Memorial Lecture – at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Kurt Lambeck, President of the Australian Academy of
Science, will review past changes in sea level and the implications for
glaciations and past shoreline reconstructions in his lecture Sea level
change through the ages: Learning from the past to understand the
A unique event which is set to explore the future 50 years of
medical research in Western Australia is planned for the culmination of
The University of Western Australia’s Medical School’s golden
The research symposium entitled Medical Research: Securing the
Future Health of our State, will involve a number of high profile
international, national and local speakers and is open to the public.
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of
Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS)
at The University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their
research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers
in Agriculture and Resource Management’.
Focussing on innovative land management and animal production
systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were
an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to
interact with the industry and potential employers.