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Micro drug factories and other UWA research awarded

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Re-engineering bacteria into microscopic drug factories and examining factors related to cancer in children are just two of The University of Western Australia's projects to attract State Government funding.

Where judges fear to tread - UWA Business School and IPAA breakfast and seminar

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Chief Justice Wayne Martin's breakfast address - ‘Improving corporate governance in the public sector: where judges fear to tread' - will launch a half-day seminar hosted by the Trade, Migration and Development Research Centre of UWA Business School and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA Division) on Tuesday, 24 June.    

UWA medical student wins national essay competition

Friday, 6 June 2008

The challenge facing Australia in dealing with an expected 31 per cent increase in new cancer cases between 2001 and 2011 has earned a sixth-year medical student at The University of Western Australia first prize in a national essay competition run by Cancer Council Australia. 

UWA extends on-line offering through iTunes U

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

The University of Western Australia today announced it has a range of lectures, tutorials and publications available on the iTunes Store.

Bagus Hati

Monday, 2 June 2008

At certain times of the week, visitors to a novel exhibition at The University of Western Australia's Cullity Gallery in the School of Architecture and Fine Arts would be excused for thinking they are witnessing art theft in action.

Music and art at UWA benefit from pioneer woman lawyer's gift

Thursday, 29 May 2008

One of The University of Western Australia's alumni and a pioneer woman lawyer, Leah Jane Cohen, whose gift of almost $3 million to her alma mater will be celebrated today, started her habit of giving to the University at a young age. 

Improving health in the 21st century

Thursday, 29 May 2008

The public focus on genetics and genetic research has detracted from the important role of social factors in determining health, argues Professor Ichiro Kawachi, Professor of Social Epidemiology and the Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health. 

UWA researcher helps discover world's oldest mother

Thursday, 29 May 2008

A researcher from The University of Western Australia was part of a team who discovered the fossilised remains of the planet's oldest mother - a now extinct 25cm long placoderm fish in the process of giving birth, with the 6cm embryo and umbilical cord intact. 

Engineering soil quality indicators

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Resource economics, using mathematical models and numbers to investigate farming and environmental problems, could provide a simple procedure for summarising multiple physical, biochemical and biological parameters into a single soil quality index. 

John Langoulant to head Child Health Research Board

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Business leader Mr John Langoulant was tonight appointed Chairman of the Board of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. 

Human rights advocate wins UWA Ciara Glennon Scholarship

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A law student at The University of Western Australia who has tackled human rights in Cambodia and native title in the Western Desert is the 2008 winner of the Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship. 

Professor Barry Marshall's big risk pays off - again

Monday, 26 May 2008

West Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall has been elected into the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences, an institution that was signed into being by US President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at the height of the Civil War.

2008 Ciara Glennon Scholarship to be awarded at UWA

Monday, 26 May 2008

State Attorney-General Jim McGinty will present the Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship at The University of Western Australia next Wednesday, May 28.

New director to lead UWA Extension

Friday, 23 May 2008

The University of Western Australia today announced the appointment of Susan Marie as the new director of UWA Extension - the provider of adult and continuing education programs for the community.

UWA researchers link new gene to osteoporosis

Friday, 23 May 2008

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have located a new gene that may help predict who will develop osteoporosis in later life.

UWA student wins AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

A first-year medical student at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious national medical scholarship. 

Software to boost petroleum geoscience teaching and research

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The University of Western Australia's strong focus on petroleum geoscience has been enhanced with the donation of state-of-the-art computer software that is used by the petroleum industry during exploration and production of oil and gas. 

UWA Motorsport team - World Champions

Monday, 19 May 2008

The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team has been crowned the 2008 World Champions for Formula SAE, having won the international competition for a student designed race car.

UWA tackles unfair bank fees

Friday, 16 May 2008

Banks do not have the right to enforce excessive fees charged as penalties for minor infringements, according to a consumer protection law expert at The University of Western Australia. 

Australia's future looks bright with budding young scientists

Friday, 16 May 2008

A science/law student from The University of Western Australia will be one of the first competitors outside the United States to take up the international challenge to be named a BioGENEius and win US$10,000.