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Astronomer’s map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas

Monday, 4 December 2017

An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us.

Library

UWA Medical and Dental Library honours Nobel Laureate

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Medical and Dental Library has been renamed the J. Robin Warren Library following a $7 million transformation and refurbishment.

Debra Palmer and Ken Wyatt

Medical researchers awarded more than $27 million in national funding

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The impact of pregnant mothers’ diets on their babies’ food allergies is one of 27 significant research projects at The University of Western Australia awarded more than $27 million in funding from the Federal Government.

Vacciniations

Examining the link between vaccine refusal and those who use alternative medicines

Friday, 24 November 2017

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children.

Group burial (Alistar Paterson)

Batavia's mysteries unfold with discovery of mass grave

Thursday, 23 November 2017

An international team of archaeologists, including scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, has discovered a new communal grave in the Abrolhos Islands, the result of deaths after a shipwreck of the Dutch East India company ship Batavia.

Perth company trials satellite deployer in Zero-G

Perth company trials satellite deployer in Zero-G

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Picosat Systems and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia have trialled a satellite deployment on a “Zero-G” flight above France.

Humpback dolphin

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to mate.

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Study to support first-time expectant Perth mothers seeks volunteers

Monday, 20 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that aims to improve the mental health of new mothers. Mothers expecting their first child are needed for the study as well as mothers who have children aged between one and five-years-old.

Study to find out if exercise can help people with lung disease

Monday, 20 November 2017

A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.

Mike Johns explains how the instrument works

New technique to detect oil in water during LNG processing

Friday, 17 November 2017

Collaborative efforts between The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside have produced promising results using patented technology in a recent field trial.

Art accessibility

Program helps make arts more accessible in the community

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The University of Western Australia will this month launch Inclusive Arts Week – a new program that aims to promote accessibility and inclusion in the arts for everyone in the community.

Summer School

New Summer School program offers students greater flexibility

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A new summer school program at The University of Western Australia will offer students and the wider community more than 70 units to choose from.

Professor Simon Biggs

New Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Professor Simon Biggs has been appointed the next Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

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UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

PIAF

Perth Festival announces 2018 program

Friday, 10 November 2017

This summer, the 2018 Perth Festival invites you to see art in a different light and revel in a feast of captivating experiences to suit every taste and budget.

M.muelleri-M.mucronatus

Deep-sea fish reveals twilight vision trick

Thursday, 9 November 2017

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish that opens up a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

UWA VC Dawn Freshwater, Siemens Chief Technology Officer Roland Busch with UWA

Major boost for an industry-ready workforce

Friday, 3 November 2017

The University of Western Australia today received a major industrial software investment from the global technology company Siemens to help students develop the skills needed for the highly digitalised world of the future.

Dr Monika Murcha

Plant biologist wins 2017 Young Tall Poppy Award

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Plant biologist Dr Monika Murcha from The University of Western Australia was today recognised as Western Australia’s brightest emerging scientist at this year’s Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Citizen science students

Citizen science research boosts student interest in biology courses

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Citizen science projects, such as ClimateWatch, could be used to boost engagement in undergraduate courses, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.