Funding feat for the centenary and beyond

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Despite anticipated cuts in research income, UWA has had great success this month with the annual round of major government funding.

UWA researchers bloom in young tall poppy awards

Friday, 16 November 2012

Three leading researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliates, the Lions Eye Institute and WA Institute for Medical Research, are among the winners of this year's WA Young Tall Poppy Awards.

Perth USAsia Centre launched

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tonight took part in the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new West Australian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the United States, Australia and the Asian region.

Perth Festival pyrotechnics

Funding boost launches Perth's premier arts festival

Thursday, 8 November 2012

This year's spectacular Perth International Arts Festival - an annual event founded by The University of Western Australia - aims to outshine last year's triumph with a summer feast of world-class acts and events thanks to an extra $1.5 million contribution from Lotterywest.

Currie Hall Chair Alan Brien and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Traditional 'topping out' marks major milestone for new University Hall

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A ‘topping out' ceremony has marked the start of the final phase of construction of University Hall, The University of Western Australia's new student accommodation development.

Professor John Kinsella  (Photo:  Matt Deller)

Lyric protester: Kinsella wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

‘For me, a poem is an activist thing, and every poem is an act of responsibility,' says this year's winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Professor John Kinsella from The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Hall projection for LUMINOUSnight

Come share the magic!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Excitement is building on campus as UWA prepares to welcome alumni for the University’s Alumni Weekend. The February 8 – 10 weekend promises to be an unforgettable celebratory reunion and a fitting launch for our 2013 Centenary.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Building on our strong foundations

Friday, 12 October 2012

When John Winthrop Hackett founded the first free university of the British Empire a century ago, he could scarcely have imagined that this small University in a fledging state could become one of the world’s best.

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

A man for all seasons

Friday, 12 October 2012

John Winthrop Hackett was a well educated young man with high ideals but few prospects. He left his troubled homeland in Ireland and during Western Australia’s gold rush era, his four great interests – newspapers, politics, business and education – made him a passionate advocate for this State and for the establishment of the Commonwealth’s first free university.

Portrait of Lady Moulden by William Longstaff

A lady of 'rare metal'

Thursday, 11 October 2012

If the decision to marry a man more than three times her age had confirmed Deborah Vernon Hackett as “an individualist from an early age”, she went on to confirm that description through a long and eventful life.

2013 calendar cover

Centenary calendar celebrates 'Then and Now'

Thursday, 4 October 2012

UWA Friends of the Grounds' 2013 centenary calendar, Then and Now: Images from the Archives and the photographic competitions, provides a wonderful memento for our University's centenary.

The team at the top representing the different aspects of UWA's success

Top 100 in time for 100th year

Thursday, 30 August 2012

By Lindy Brophy

Barry Marshall's Nobel Prize was the final chapter in more than 20 years of research but it marked the beginning of a new story for UWA.

Collection on medals presented by UWA graduate Dr Mike Galvin (Matt Galligan)

Centenary gift from a graduate

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

By Trea Wiltshire

With UWA's 2013 Centenary celebrations on the horizon, the University's history is being revisited by authors, archivists and history enthusiasts.

Australian Household Guide was republished as Lady Hackett's Household Guide

Household hints from the Hackett family

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

While Sir John Winthrop Hackett probably spent his final years watching benevolently over the University he funded, his wife was otherwise occupied.

Australian Household Guide, edited by Lady Deborah Hackett, was published in 1916, the year of Sir John's death. UWA has two copies in the Scholars' Centre, rediscovered recently as centenary activities and publications are researched and organised. (One is dedicated to Edith Cowan.)

Artist's impression of the new landmark entrance for the Hall, at dusk

New name new entrance

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Next year's Centenary will mark a change in the history of Currie Hall when it will be re-named University Hall.

UWA joins world top 100 universities

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The University of Western Australia has joined the ranks of the world's top 100 universities - one of only five in Australia to achieve this milestone - by rising 14 places to 96.

In The Zone with Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Leaders zone in on power shift

Monday, 6 August 2012

The rest of Australia might feel that WA is out of step without daylight saving.

But our time zone corresponds very significantly with about 60 per cent of the world's population, including nations that hold the greatest economic promise for the 21st century.

CTW guest speaker Sarah Beshar, husband Peter Beshar and daugher Sophie

Friends in high places

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A decade of supporting women to study at UWA was celebrated with the annual Centenary Trust for Women luncheon in Winthrop Hall.

Centenary Planning Committee Chair Sue Boyd and EO Virginia Rowland

A year of centenary celebrations

Thursday, 26 July 2012

By Sue Boyd

Chair of the Senate Centenary Planning Committee

A sundial created by Academy Award-winning graduate Shaun Tan; a weekend full of alumni celebrations; a spectacular light and sound show; and Faculty contributions to the community will all be part of our centenary celebrations in 2013.

Professor A D Ross in new Physics office - 19 October 1935

Setting standards of excellence

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

UWA's first Professor of Mathematics and Physics, A. D. Ross, became a legendary figure on campus. On the eve of UWA's Centenary, a collection of the decorations and medals awarded to the physicist was presented to the campus he had served with such distinction.