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David Malcolm

UWA pays tribute to former Chief Justice David Malcolm

Monday, 20 October 2014

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family of former WA Chief Justice and UWA law graduate David Malcolm, who has died aged 76.

Mr Malcolm completed his law degree in 1959 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship the following year. During his studies at Oxford University, he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

UWA awarded $26.1M in national medical research funding

Friday, 17 October 2014

A trial that aims to improve the treatment of severe asthma in children, how microRNAs can be used to treat liver cancer and improving primary care for Aboriginal mothers and babies in the Kimberley are among 29 research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants.

Professor Robyn Owens, Dr Phil Watson and Peter Burger.

Fugro to fund Chair in Geotechnics at UWA

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fugro, an international company that specialises in the design of offshore foundations is to fund the creation of a new chair at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

Memento Mori exhibition delves into inevitability of death

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A multi-arts examination of a topic still largely tabu in Western culture opens at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

Australian scientists prove link between viral infection and autoimmune disease

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Common viral infections can pave the way to autoimmune disease, Australian scientists have revealed in breakthrough research published internationally today.

How malaria is shaping the human genome

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

For millennia, malaria has been a major killer of children in Africa and other parts of the world.  In doing so, it has been a major force of evolutionary selection on the human genome.

The Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Invitation to explore the deep ocean

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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).

UWA graduates Jacob, Ryan, and Simon

Cambridge is dream come true for three UWA graduates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Three graduates of The University of Western Australia - one with an interest in the law of the sea, another with a passion for the not-for-profit sector and a third who wants to implement the global use of sustainable energy - have won prestigious Cambridge Australia Scholarships to undertake studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

Ultraviolet light

Arctic marine organisms capture CO2: research

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Arctic marine organisms act as a reservoir for CO2, according to research published in the international journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Supercomputer simulation of a galaxy with invisible dark matter halo

Dark matter half what we thought, say scientists

Friday, 10 October 2014

A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.

Moot winners

UWA takes honours in Kirby Moot

Thursday, 9 October 2014

In only its second year of participating, The University of Western Australia's Kirby Moot team has won the national finals.

Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Psychiatrist wins Mental Health Good Outcomes award

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Mental Health Good Outcomes Award.

Assistant Research Professor Hossein Saberi

Enhanced tolerance to ion toxicities improves wheat yield in WA

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have identified ways for farmers in medium-to-high rainfall areas of the WA grain belt to increase wheat yield.  Their breakthrough may have implications for other important grain crops in WA, such as barley and canola.

Coffee: if you're not shaking, you need another cup

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A team of researchers, including one from The University of Western Australia, has found there may be some truth in the slogan: "Coffee: If you're not shaking, you need another cup."  They've identified the genes that determine just how much satisfaction you can get from caffeine.

Jessyca Hutchens - Fine Arts/Law Graduate

Indigenous graduates hold their own in the labour market

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New research focusing on Indigenous Australian university graduates has found they now achieve comparable labour market outcomes to their non-Indigenous peers.

Public opinion should help sway marine policy: study

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Public opinion should inform policy decisions about the marine environment, according to a study published this week in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Winner Bronwyn Milkins with UWA Winthrop Professor Alan Dench

Can re-training the way you think improve your sleep?

Monday, 6 October 2014

A new approach to treating insomnia has earned Bronwyn Milkins the $2000 first prize in The University of Western Australia's Three Minute Thesis competition.

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall

UWA moves up world rankings

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The University of Western Australia has jumped 11 places in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, moving from 168th to 157th place.

Kimberley Rock Art – Photo:  Sven Ouzman

New master's degree engages with 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The University of Western Australia's newest degree, the Master of Heritage Studies was launched today by the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment; Heritage.

WUN delegates

UWA commits to sustainable farming

Monday, 29 September 2014

The University of Western Australia and a group of leading international organisations has agreed to work towards developing a plan for the sustainable management of ruminant livestock through a global network of model farms  known as the ‘Global Farm Platform'.