University News

Media Statements

Media statements are public as soon as they appear unless marked as under embargo. If you require further information, please contact the UWA Public Affairs Media Team on (+61 8) 6488 7977 or (+61 4) 32 637 716.

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance last night, with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Professor Jon Evans

Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical signals emitted from the females' eggs.

Uncertainty about sea levels to last 10 more years: expert

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including UWA's Research Assistant Professor Ivan Haigh (now at Southampton University) and Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi.

Assistant Professor Clint Bracknell

Journeying back, chasing Noongar songs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Old Noongar-language songs in the J.S. Battye Library archives will come alive again during a lecture by a young Noongar academic, historian and musician.

Skate Sculpture’s recently remodelled Mosman Park skate park.

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again.

Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.

Louise Wilson

WACE winner has big plans

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A 17 year-old Victoria Park girl in her first year at The University of Western Australia has been recognised as the State's top-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School.

Year 12 Leadership seminar

Indigenous Year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Thirty-three Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and WA - from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Esperance - will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.

Antartic research

Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower

Screening to ensure justice for fetal alcohol disorder kids

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State's only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.

Aspire students

Kimberley students get taste for Uni life

Monday, 7 April 2014

More than 50 Year 11 students from six high schools in the Kimberley are visiting The University of Western Australia this week as part of the Aspire UWA program.

Microfossil

Palynology professor to help revive vital science

Monday, 7 April 2014

The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside will launch an international search for an expert who can breathe new life into the discipline of palynology in WA.

Winthorp Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

Friday, 4 April 2014

Scientific uncertainty is  a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change, according to The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and international colleagues, who suggest that uncertainty should make us more rather than less concerned about climate change.

Crystal Cameron with Minister Michael Keenan

New Colombo plan students recognised

Friday, 4 April 2014

Students from The University of Western Australia and Curtin University selected to participate in the New Colombo Plan were today recognised by Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan.

Tim St Pierre

Magnetics deliver attractive therapies and diagnostics

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Twenty years ago, Tim St Pierre and his colleagues were known as ‘those weird scientists who study magnetism in medicine’.

Now the global Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers not only recognises Professor St Pierre but is feting him this year as their Magnetics Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2014.

Assistant Professor Jens Zinke

WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.

EnviroFest promotes latest sustainable ideas and products

Monday, 31 March 2014

Visitors will be able to watch bees in their hive panel, hold an eagle or a python, pat a dingo or koala and make a terrarium among many other activities on offer at The University of Western Australia's annual environmental festival tomorrow (Tuesday 1 April) on the Oak Lawn.