Valentine’s Day enthusiasts should give credit to English poet Geoffrey Chaucer according to The University of Western Australia, with the famous writer believed to be the first person to associate the day with romantic love.
An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.
The rich and diverse art produced during the ‘Age of Spices’ will be the subject of a special lecture series presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia later this month.
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term for a range of conditions caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol, often before a woman is aware of her pregnancy. Of all the substances of abuse (marijuana, cocaine and heroin), alcohol produces by far the most serious neuro-behavioural effects to the foetus.
The newly appointed Co-Director of The Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH), Dr Clarke Jones, will visit The University of Western Australia next week to present a public lecture on the relatively new field of community-led intervention as a solution to radicalisation and acts of terrorism.
Bruce Thom AM, known as the founding father of the Australian Coastal Society (Ltd.), will give this year’s prestigious Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture as part of UWA’s Research Week. Professor Thom, Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney, will reflect on the future for coastal science in Australia.
Sleep disorders are estimated to cost the Australian health system $5.1 billion annually. More than half of this cost is associated with sleep apnoea which is associated with snoring and repeated periods of ‘choking’ during sleep.
Increasing life expectancy has been one of the greatest successes of the modern era, but do the additional years of life mean extra years of morbidity and disability for older people? Is there evidence for interventions to prevent disability and maintain wellbeing to very high age?
Australian-born philosopher Peter Singer, once described by the New Yorker as”… the most controversial philosopher alive” will visit UWA on 14 July to give a public talk on what he calls ‘Effective Altruism’.
Serendipity often plays a significant role for humanities researchers – or at least their research tends to incorporate the making of what appear to be accidental or fortuitous connections between apparently unrelated phenomena. In a digital environment dominated by the single search box, how can this kind of approach be encouraged and designed for?
The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia'sProfessor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.
Join The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies in a celebration of our ocean community at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle next weekend (Saturday 25 October 2014).
Memento Mori, often translated from the Latin as ‘remember
your mortality', will be the subject of discussion at the 2014 Manning Clark
House Day of Ideas symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia
this Friday 17 October.