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Christmas a risky time for vulnerable: Indigenous expert

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas is a risky time for many people, young and old, who may be prone to depression and self-harm, according to an expert in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing.

Brain stimulation may hold key to treating anxiety

Monday, 15 December 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression.  The paper was published today in the international journal Biological Psychiatry.

Jarrah forest resists changes in climate

Monday, 15 December 2014

A long-term study into jarrah forest (Eucalyptus marginata) establishment at restored mine sites has found that they are in fact resistant to climate variability.

Mars One Lander CAD

Engineering students aim to generate first breathable air on Mars

Monday, 15 December 2014

A project by students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards has reached the finals of an international competition to land vital experiments on the Red Planet.

Debbie Barwick, Chairperson of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC)

Call for Government funded Indigenous business bodies

Monday, 15 December 2014

Indigenous leaders have called for the federal government to direct funding towards peak Indigenous business bodies.

Barry Marshall most popular living Nobel Laureate

Friday, 12 December 2014

Professor Barry Marshall - The University of Western Australia's Nobel Prize winner - is currently the most popular living Nobel Laureate, according to the Nobel Foundation.

New ecotourism degree at UWA Albany

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A surge in interest in nature-based tourism has led The University of Western Australia to develop a Master of Ecotourism degree.  Unique to UWA Albany, it will be the only postgraduate course of its kind available in Western Australia.

Renewable energy vehicle fast-charging station launch

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) Project is launching Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station which has been installed by the REV Project at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Yirrkala Drawings

Thursday, 11 December 2014

BERNDT MUSEUM & LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY - 7 FEBRUARY - 11 APRIL 2015

Yirrkala Drawings is a stunning visual articulation of Yolgnu stories, history, culture and knowledge boldly told through hundreds of crayon drawings on brown paper.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall with students

UWA Confucius Institute wins global award

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

National award for UWA's world-leading mathematician

Monday, 8 December 2014

The University of Western Australia's internationally acclaimed mathematician, Professor Cheryl Praeger, today became the first woman to be awarded the Australian Mathematical Society's George Szekeres Medal.

Dr Fernando Jerez Associate Professor ALVA, Director SMAR Architects

UWA's ALVA team shortlisted for Guggenheim Helsinki Design competition

Friday, 5 December 2014

A team from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) is among just six groups to have their submission shortlisted in the international architectural competition to design the proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland.

James Panarettos and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

UWA students receive New Colombo honours

Friday, 5 December 2014

Four students from The University of Western Australia will take up scholarships enabling them to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region next year under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan - a program that seeks to improve the cultural awareness of Australia's future leaders.

Renal specialist takes up blood pressure fight

Friday, 5 December 2014

A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.

Plants in South West Australia

Biodiversity book in drive for UNESCO World Heritage listing

Thursday, 4 December 2014

If award-winning plant biologist Hans Lambers has his way, Western Australia's unique and diverse South West will soon be added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Tom Williams with Shaun Gregory from Woodside

UWA graduate awarded Monash Scholarship to Asia

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

An Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia who attended Morley Senior High School will use one of Australia's most prestigious national scholarships to better understand Australia-China business.

Professor Fiona Bull and Prince William

Public health expert receives MBE from Prince William

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, was this week presented with her MBE in London by HRH Prince William.

(Left) Paul Johnson, Mark Randolph, Phil Watson and Mark Cassidy

Mark Randolph appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

UWA School of Indigenous Studies

UWA Indigenous graduates beat record

Friday, 28 November 2014

The largest cohort of Indigenous students to date has graduated from The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies.