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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.

Amy Steinepreis

UWA student wins 100th Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 31 October 2014

A Masters in International Journalism student from The University of Western Australia who plans to undertake Masters Degree studies in Modern Languages and International Relations at Britain's prestigious Oxford University has won UWA's 100th Rhodes Scholarship in 101 years.

Test tubes

Developed world must not fear sending Ebola help

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The global community would be better served by fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, rather than waiting for it to come knocking on our own doors, according to a medical microbiologist at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Tim Inglis

UWA scientist urges Australia to send Ebola help

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A medical microbiologist at The University of Western Australia says the developed world must not fear sending people to help efforts to control Ebola in Africa.

Professor Ryan Lister

Medicine and agriculture to benefit from work of UWA's Australian Life Scientist of the Year

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A young scientist whose work at The University of Western Australia has the potential to improve our understanding of the human brain, transform stem-cell medicine and revolutionise agriculture has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Top 10 tips for Year 12 exams

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

While the lead-up to exams can be nerve-wracking, students should make the most of their revision time by planning ahead and focusing on strengths and weaknesses, according to the STUDYSmarter team at The University of Western Australia.

Sumatra tsunami

A decade of developments in tsunami science

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia's Professor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.

Geoff Bastyan

Albany seagrass champion wins Southseas Oceans Hero Award

Monday, 27 October 2014

A lone seagrass champion from Albany has been recognised for his efforts in seagrass restoration and community collaboration at The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute's community event over the weekend.

An exciting world of research at UWA

Monday, 27 October 2014

Where in the world can you listen to discussions about new therapies to treat cancer, use supercomputers to solve challenges in chemistry, learn how plants grow in infertile soils and about new computer techniques to reveal patterns in Shakespeare?

UWA welcomes Perth boundary decision

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement by the State Government on local government boundary changes, particularly its determination to create an expanded capital city local government area that includes the State's leading University.

Schematic representation of a graphene sheet

Research unlocks potential of super-compound

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

Professor Hans Nossent, Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine

$2.7M to target 'poor cousin' of chronic diseases

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Whether it's the 11-year-old who has to sit by while his schoolmates play soccer, the grandma who can't open a jar, or the 30-year-old who can't get out of bed and has to miss yet another week of work - everyone knows someone affected by arthritis or some equally painful bone and joint condition.

Man looking forlorn

B-vitamins can help beat depression: study

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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.

Professor Peter Klinken

UWA showcases research strengths in Shanghai

Monday, 20 October 2014

The University of Western Australia's new EZONE engineering zone, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the 1600-hectare Farm Ridgefield are among the university's research facilities to be showcased at a special event in Shanghai this Friday.

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).