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Kent Anderson Award

Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for Professor Kent Anderson

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community and Engagement) Professor Kent Anderson has been awarded a Japanese Foreign Minister’s commendation for exceptional service in promoting a mutual understanding between Japan and Australia.

Bees

Male bees protect female bees from sexually transmitted diseases

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) have discovered that the seminal fluid of male bees kills the widespread sexually transmitted fungus Nosema apis, offering queen bees protection from the parasite which can be passed on during bee sex.

Foot

Are running shoes stopping the spring in your step?

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health have helped uncover how arch support in footwear affects the spring in your step - literally. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Brainiacs and business combine to solve industry issues

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth arm of global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are joining forces in a new partnership that aims to find new ways to decipher hard-to-solve industry problems.

The Great Southern Reef

Australia's 'other' reef

Friday, 15 January 2016

Marine biologists from the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute have released a video that gives a poignant glimpse into the marvels of the little-known, economic powerhouse: The Great Southern Reef (GSR).

Dr Christina Davies

The art of being mentally healthy

Monday, 11 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that engagement in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby, for two or more hours a week, is associated with good mental wellbeing.

Julian Donaldson

Perth International Arts Festival thanks outgoing General Manager

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Perth International Arts Festival would like to express thanks and pay tribute to General Manager Julian Donaldson who steps down to take up a new position as CEO of the National Trust of Australia (WA).

New monitoring technologies needed to let wildlife off the hook

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The creation of a new generation of major marine reserves will require innovative new monitoring techniques to understand the impact of these reserves on oceanic biodiversity, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Thestias

Citizen scientists name planet

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin joins stellar PIAF lineup

Monday, 14 December 2015

Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce musician, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin has joined the stellar line-up of Western Australian artists for the epic celebration of landscape, culture and community, Home.

James Mushayija

UWA helping in the East African fight against crop devastating plagues

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Rwandan Biosecurity Fellow’s visit to The University of Western Australia will help bring much-needed skills to African scientists trying to fight insect plagues threatening Africa’s food security.

UWA to host international energy economics conference

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Some of the world’s leading energy economics experts will attend an international conference to address Asia’s future energy needs at The University of Western Australia in February next year.

Professor Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph awarded Swiss honorary doctorate

Monday, 23 November 2015

Internationally recognised geotechnical engineer Professor Mark Randolph has received another accolade for his expertise in offshore geotechnics.

UWA

UWA supports move to City of Perth

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates the State Liberal and Labor parties for supporting new laws to bring the Crawley campus of the State’s oldest university entirely within the City of Perth.

Orbicella faveolata coral

Research uncovers how some coral can survive annual bleaching events

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A study has found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching events, compared to coral with lower levels of fat reserves.

Launch of WA Children's Diabetes Research and Education Centre

Major boost for children's diabetes research in WA

Monday, 16 November 2015

Research into childhood diabetes in Perth has been given a major boost with today’s launch of the WA Children’s Diabetes Research and Education Centre for Research Excellence on the eve of World Diabetes Day.

Dolphin communication

Researcher to use Swiss grant to study dolphin communication

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A researcher from The University of Western Australia will use a prestigious Swiss fellowship grant of nearly $700,000 to study the vocal behaviour of bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay.

Bruce Robinson

Funding for promising vaccine to shrink tumours

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

World-leading Perth cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson believes his team is close to developing a vaccine to try and shrink cancerous tumours.

Colour blindness

Could colour blindness in men be an advantage?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A new Western Australian study aims to find out whether colour blindness in men can actually be an advantage.

Professor Peter Eastwood

$3m in health research grants may mean better sleep for all

Monday, 9 November 2015

A study which may lead to sleep apnoea being diagnosed through a simple photograph is one of three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth nearly $3 million awarded to The University of Western Australia.