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A team of undergraduate student engineers from UWA

UWA engineering students unearth winning solutions at ‘mining hackathon’

Friday, 27 March 2015

A team of undergraduate student engineers from The University of Western Australia won first prize at the Unearthed 54-hour hackathon event held at Perth's Spacecubed to support innovation in the mining industry.

Mr Roy Krzywosinski

Chevron Australia MD joins Energy and Minerals Institute

Friday, 27 March 2015

Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski has joined the board of the Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) at The University of Western Australia.

An autoclave

Study to aid rapid clean-ups after disastrous offshore oil and gas leaks

Friday, 27 March 2015

One of the first experimental investigations to simulate the high-pressure formation of oil droplets during deepwater blowouts has attracted the attention of the prestigious journal Chemical Engineering Science

John Barrington

John Barrington to lead PIAF Board

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nationally respected strategy and governance expert John Barrington has been appointed Chair of the Perth International Arts Festival.

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Beards as badges of honour?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Are beards ‘in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.

Tim Shanahan

Changing role for Energy and Minerals Institute founder Tim Shanahan, appointment of new Director Mark Stickells

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

There's a changing of the guard underway at the Energy and Minerals Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Mr Shaun Lee-Chen

Acclaimed violinist returns to mentor new generation

Monday, 23 March 2015

Internationally celebrated violinist Shaun Lee-Chen will return to his alma mater to work closely with his former mentor, national violin icon Professor Paul Wright, when he joins The University of Western Australia's School of Music as Artist in Residence.

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Professor Len Collard - photo:  Matthew Galligan

Do you live in the place of spiders?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Want to know more about the Noongar origins of the name of your street, suburb or town? A new website developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia with colleagues at Curtin University might help.

Professor Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe discuss recycling

Waste recycling businesses to help reduce poverty in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a $1.03 million grant to help incubate community-based waste recycling businesses in Sri Lanka.

Choices (detail), Elizabeth Gower, 1986

Women artists re-write the rules of art history

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Paintings made from nail polish, pixels and ochre from Australia's far north-west will be on display at The University of Western Australia soon.

Falkor

Deep-sea secrets of the cryptic Perth Canyon unveiled

Friday, 13 March 2015

Scientists have just completed a successful two-week mission unlocking the secrets of Perth Canyon, a deep ocean gorge the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon. During this time, they discovered unusual deep-sea communities as well as an autonomous ocean glider that was lost for two years.

E/Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA

Former UWA VC inducted into Science Hall of Fame

Friday, 13 March 2015

Former Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA has been inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

Nang Nge Nge Phoo

Scholarship to improve Myanmar health care

Friday, 13 March 2015

Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.

Kids create brain-waves about sea-horses

Friday, 13 March 2015

The brains of a sea-horse, fat-tailed dunnart, lizard, goldfish, sheep, guinea pig, rat and mouse will be on show at Scitech - to prompt discussion about their evolutionary and ecological contexts.

Dr Angus Turner and patient Sharon Hume from Leonora

40Under40 winner helping outback Australia to see

Thursday, 12 March 2015

An ophthalmologist who graduated from The University of Western Australia and founded Lions Outback Vision was last night named First Amongst Equals in the 2015 40Under40 Awards.

Sell your soul for a ticket

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Actor and director Stephen Lee directs and performs in his bold new production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.

How does wheat respond to climate change?

Monday, 9 March 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and CSIRO have made a breakthrough in understanding how wheat crops are likely to respond to potential future climate scenarios.

Perth Festival draws to a close

Monday, 9 March 2015

Perth International Arts Festival 2015 promised to be an exploration of the epic and the intimate: from a phenomenal event engaging an audience of 1.4 million to the incredible beauty of being in an audience of just a handful of people. From Giants to the most delicate Butterfly, the 2015 Perth Festival has taken the city of Perth on an astonishing journey.

Breakthrough study advances understanding of borderline thyroid condition

Monday, 9 March 2015

Thyroid hormones are essential for childhood development and adult health, and thyroid disease affects up to 10 per cent of people in the world - yet we are only now beginning to understand the genetic architecture of thyroid levels.