UWA rocks National Science Week

Thursday, 9 August 2007
If you’ve ever wondered what your pet rock is really made of, The University of Western Australia will have the answer during National Science Week.

Italian the only language to flourish at Australian universities

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

At a time when the study of languages at Australian universities has suffered a sharp decline, Italian Studies is one area that has shown

Risk to Australian primary education being out of touch with world trends in education

Monday, 6 August 2007
Australia’s aspirations to be a world leader in preparing our next generation for active and responsible citizenship would be at risk if

New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

UWA’s new podiatry clinic puts its best foot forward

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has officially opened its new Podiatry Clinic, offering accessible, affordable podiatric services to the community.

The clinic offers general podiatry care, paediatric foot assessment, treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle, the prescription and manufacture of foot orthoses, diabetic foot assessment, diabetic wound management and minor podiatric surgery.

UWA symposium explores link between emotion and motivation

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.

The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.

American perspective on challenges for teaching

Monday, 18 June 2007

The University of Western Australia will host a free public lecture by a leading American scholar on ways to improve the quality of higher education through teaching.

Dr Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States, will speak on ‘Building the Teaching Commons: Pedagogical Communities and Trading Zones’ on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 6pm in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.

UWA maintains commitment to excellence and access

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has maintained its strong commitment to admitting the brightest students, while ensuring fair access to tertiary study for all WA students, in announcing its 2010 admission requirements which will apply to current Year 10 students.