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UWA considers distinctive new Future Framework

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

A two-year review of course structures at The University of Western Australia has recommended exciting and wide ranging change.

UWA to host national indigenous games

Monday, 15 September 2008

More than 200 indigenous students from around Australia will this week compete in the 13th National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games at The University of Western Australia in Perth.  

New head of Lions Eye Institute focuses on how your genes can affect eye disease

Monday, 15 September 2008

The newly appointed Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and The University of Western Australia Professor of Ophthalmology, Associate Professor David Mackey, will deliver this year's Ian Constable Lecture on 15 September. 

Blood thicker than water for guppies

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Fish born to promiscuous females may be at a disadvantage because of their behaviour according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Spring Graduation honour for Malcolm McCusker

Monday, 8 September 2008

Prominent West Australian lawyer, Malcolm McCusker QC, will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at The University of Western Australia's Spring 2008 Graduation Ceremonies, which begin tonight. 

Islam and freedom of speech: the view of Muslims in the west

Friday, 5 September 2008

How Muslims in the West view freedom of speech is the subject of a symposium to be held next Wednesday at The University of Western Australia.

Polls, prospects and the politics of pork: last chance to understand the State election

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Last minute polling trends, party strategies and the likely outcomes of W.A.'s State election will be under scrutiny at a public seminar presented at The University of Western Australia on election eve.

Making sense of the U.S. presidential election - an insight into the candidates and the main issues

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The lead-up to the U.S. presidential election to be decided on 4 November has already been one of the most watched and scrutinised campaigns in modern political history. 

Study highlights links between disease and land clearing

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

A report by a team of The University of Western Australia's researchers warns the rate of mosquito-borne diseases such as Ross River virus will continue to rise unless more careful land clearing practices are adopted. 

UWA pianist to compete in international competition

Friday, 29 August 2008

A 21-year-old UWA music student is the only Australian selected to perform at a major international piano competition to be held in the Czech Republic.

UWA plant centre to help address global food shortages

Friday, 29 August 2008

The University of Western Australia is to establish an International Centre for Plant Breeding Education and Research. 

Margaret Seares to outline a vision for the arts in WA

Thursday, 28 August 2008

One of Western Australia's most experienced arts administrators and academics will outline a potential future for the State's art and cultural communities at an event next Thursday. 

The end of fish? A new angle on saving our fisheries

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Some scientists estimate that nearly all current fisheries could disappear in our lifetimes due to overfishing and destructive fishing methods.               

UWA invited to join global research network

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The University of Western Australia has been invited to join a global network of research universities, further cementing its reputation as a leading international university.

Call for urgent action in preventative health

Monday, 25 August 2008

A forum of leading health professionals, industry leaders and consumer representatives has called for urgent action in preventive health, including the establishment in Western Australia of a dedicated "wellness" unit with a stand-alone budget. 

UWA strengthens links with Chinese and Japanese universities

Friday, 22 August 2008

A trilateral agreement between The University of Western Australia, China's Zhejiang University and Japan's Kobe University will establish for the first time important education and scientific links between the three institutions. 

'Night vision' technology for soldiers wins national award

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

A team of UWA scientists who are developing colour vision for enhanced infrared sensing for soldiers has won one of the nation's most prestigious science awards.

Federal health Minister launches UWA-backed health network

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon today launched a major new initiative in regional health care at The University of Western Australia. 

Federal health Minister to launch UWA-backed health network

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon today (Wednesday 20 August) will launch a major new initiative in regional health care at The University of Western Australia. 

Eminent ophthalmologist comes to UWA and the Lions Eye Institute

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Eminent ophthalmologist Professor David Mackey has been attracted to Western Australia to take up senior appointments at The University of Western Australia and the Lions Eye Institute.