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Rural students achieve success

Monday, 25 February 2008

One in four students offered places to study medicine at The University of Western Australia this year will come from a rural background.

UWA grads offer alternative to book and film clubs

Thursday, 14 February 2008

If you have ever enjoyed discussing character and plot development, themes and motifs with your fellow book or film-club members, then The University of Western Australia's Graduate Dramatic Society have a novel idea you might consider.

Urban planning in spotlight at UWA lecture

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Perth could become one of the world's most liveable cities by embracing creative, intelligent and sustainable planning and urban design principles, according to one of the State's leading town planners.

Educators find out how to enhance learning at UWA

Monday, 11 February 2008

Discussion on how teachers can provide rich and sustainable opportunities to enhance classroom learning and thinking will be the focus of three leading education academics visiting The University of Western Australia soon.

UWA's Sunken Garden theatre celebrates 60 years

Thursday, 7 February 2008

With Hollywood ‘royalty' attending the birth of theatre at The University of Western Australia 60 years ago, it is no wonder that the tradition of theatre in the Sunken Garden has had such a happy life.

School balls not fun for all, says UWA anthropologist

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

For many parents, text books, biros, new school shoes and uniforms are minor expenses compared to the cost of the upper school ball, an event increasingly being scheduled early in the school year.

Former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence joins UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Former West Australian Premier and Fremantle Federal MP Carmen Lawrence will focus on the origins of fanaticism and extreme behaviour, including terrorism, in her new role this year as a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia.

Music and medicine a harmonious mix at UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

When flautist Anita Fuhrmann began studying music as a 17 year-old in The University of Western Australia's School of Music in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, little did she imagine that after completing her bachelor's degree she would be working on a PhD in a completely different faculty.

UWA lecture shines light on medical treatment

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The use and application of light in medical diagnosis and treatment will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Scholarships at UWA to benefit state's top students

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Many of WA's best young city and regional students, most fresh from high school, will benefit from generous scholarships offered by The University of Western Australia.

CLIMA consolidates as new director commences

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

William Erskine, Assistant Director General (Research) at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Syria for the last seven years, has commenced as Director of the Centre for Legumes In Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) as it consolidates its third phase as a research centre within The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Professor Barry Marshall speaks out

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Professor Barry Marshall will deliver a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's UWA Extension Summer School, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 7.30pm to 9pm.

Australia's ageing rural workforce under UWA microscope

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who grew up on a cattle farm south of Perth is undertaking an ambitious study to find out more about the geography of ageing in Australia's rural workforce.

Archaeology team to help rescue historic Albany farmhouse

Friday, 25 January 2008

An archaeological team from The University of Western Australia will join forces next month with the National Trust to carry out conservation work on one of Albany's major tourist attractions, the Old Farm Strawberry Hill.

WA farmers benefit from UWA winning students' work

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Western Australian farmers are likely to benefit from the research of two award-winning PhD students from The University of Western Australia, Megan Chadwick and Weihua Chen.

They have won travelling fellowships honouring the former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Mike Carroll. The scholarships will enable them to enrich their postgraduate studies with overseas and interstate study tours.

RSPCA history recorded by UWA will add to understanding of WA's past

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The recording of an oral history of the RSPCA (WA) by a researcher from The University of Western Australia will do more than provide information about one of the State’s first institutions, according to the Director of UWA’s Centre for Western Australian History, Dr Jean Chetkovich. “Human interaction with animals has always existed and the way in which animals are regarded and treated by a society gives a unique view of that society,” Dr Chetkovich said. Although instituted more than a century ago, there is no written history of the RSPCA. The recording of oral archives, funded by a grant from Lotterywest, is the first step towards this goal.

WA rainbowfish may further understanding of evolution, claims UWA researcher

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

One of WA’s most widespread freshwater fish, the western rainbowfish, may yield new insight into the processes of species evolution, thanks to PhD candidate Michael Young (24), a researcher in The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Evolutionary Biology in the School of Animal Biology.

Breastfeeding conference attracts world's top researchers

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The discovery of stem cells in breast milk is one of many topics to be discussed at an international conference later this month at The University of Western Australia.

Royal Australian Navy guards penguins with help from UWA

Wednesday, 16 January 2008
The Royal Australian Navy is a perfect role model when it comes to being a good neighbour.

UWA team make top three in Google competition

Friday, 21 December 2007

A team from The University of Western Australia has been shortlisted in the Google Earth “Build your Campus in 3D Competition”.

The UWA team is just one of three shortlisted, with the other finalists both teams from the University of Melbourne.

Launched by internet giant Google, the competition challenged university teams on both sides of the Tasman to recreate all or part of their universities so it could be viewed by people logging on to Google Earth.