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Students to get bonus points for studying languages

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Students who study a language other than English at high school will be given bonus Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) points under a new system being established at The University of Western Australia. 

More newborns wanted for UWA fish oil trial

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Four in ten babies in Australia will develop asthma or allergies due to a dramatic incidence in these diseases over the last 20 to 30 years and researchers at The University of Western Australia are hoping a safe, simple, natural dietary supplement - fish oil - may hold the key to prevention.

Susy and The Lords of the Ring visit UWA

Thursday, 20 March 2008

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his high fantasy classics The Hobbit and the three-volume The Lord of the Rings, works that are among the world's most popular 20th century fiction, he could not have imagined what scientists of the early 21st century would invent - a new fellowship of the ring.

How the arts help regional communities

Thursday, 20 March 2008

A new study in the State's Mid West will test the longstanding belief that engaging in the arts has a positive influence on the social wellbeing of regional communities.

New director at UWA promotes teaching excellence

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Professor Denise Chalmers, an internationally respected figure in academic development with expertise in tertiary teaching and learning, has been appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).

Discovery by UWA academics explains how bees count

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Academics at The University of Western Australia have discovered that our visual system can estimate number, just as it can guess size or speed.  And they believe we see number in the same way we see colour and shape, and that other species, even bees, can do so too.

UWA academics help pinpoint HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

From 1991, academics from The University of Western Australia consistently predicted the location of the wrecks of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran to within a few nautical miles of where they were found days ago.

UWA to host waste-water debate

Monday, 17 March 2008

One of the most urgent challenges facing our State - securing a sustainable water source - will be debated at The University of Western Australia on March 18.

UWA, Fogarty Awards for Excellence

Friday, 14 March 2008

More than 100 of the State's brightest students will be awarded scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia, at a ceremony in UWA's Winthrop Hall at 6.30pm this Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Cruthers family donates renowned art collection to UWA

Friday, 14 March 2008

One of Australia's largest and most significant collections of women's art has been donated to The University of Western Australia.

UWA water expert to lecture HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, 14 March 2008

The Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research, Professor Jorg Imberger, has been invited to London by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

UWA Vice-Chancellor urges fresh approach to foster innovation in higher education

Thursday, 13 March 2008

The new Federal Government has an opportunity to establish a fresh approach to higher education in Australia by fostering a new era of innovation and dynamism, according to Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

UWA book explores justice issues for Aboriginal people

Thursday, 13 March 2008

A greater respect for Aboriginal law and culture is the key to tackling the extraordinary levels of imprisonment and victimisation suffered by Aboriginal people according to a new book launched at The University of Western Australia tonight.

UWA/Alcoa partnership brings great minds to WA

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Internationally-renowned academics, such as Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Vernon Smith, will headline a series of lectures at The University of Western Australia, under a $300,000 partnership with industry leader Alcoa.

UWA's new Learning Centre to benefit science teachers

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Western Australia's secondary school science teachers now have a permanent venue in one of Australia's leading universities where they can participate in professional learning and resource development.

From Fritz Lang to Aboriginal spirituality - UWA's new lecture series

Monday, 10 March 2008

Find out about the world of a film-maker who the Nazi regime's Dr Goebbels wanted to enlist as head of German film when an exciting new series of humanities-based lectures begins soon at The University of Western Australia.

What is 'out there!'?

Friday, 7 March 2008

"Out there!", an exhibition centred on the international race to host the world's biggest ground-based astronomy project, will be launched by WA Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 10am.

Rett Syndrome research reveals high fracture risk

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Researchers at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have found that girls and young women with Rett syndrome are nearly four times more likely to suffer a fracture.

'Experience' the sights and sounds of East London

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The sights and sounds of life in East London will be captured in a public reading and lecture by visiting British writer and novelist Tony White at The University of Western Australia's Alexander Lecture Theatre on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 6pm.

Solutions to a global famine

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Acclaimed journalist and science communicator Julian Cribb will warn that Australia must urgently prioritise agricultural science to find solutions to a likely global famine when he gives a public lecture at the Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, this Friday.