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UWA to host new Chair in Australian Literature

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

A new Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia will play an important role in developing Australia's cultural and intellectual capital, the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said today.

UWA researchers win funding for dementia studies

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Two research teams from The University of Western Australia have won almost $1 million funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council to tackle dementia. 

UWA recognised for service to children

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The University of Western Australia today become the first organisation in Western Australia to receive the Save the Children White Flame award for its contribution to children over nearly 100 years.

UWA student to address the United Nations

Friday, 4 April 2008

Elizabeth Shaw, a law student at The University of Western Australia has been chosen to represent Australian youth at the United Nations. 

The good oil on WA sandalwood

Thursday, 3 April 2008

While world supplies of natural sandalwood may be dwindling, women can still buy perfumes, such as Obsession by Calvin Klein and Opium by Yves St Laurent, which contain the essential oil, thanks to researchers such as Chris Jones, a PhD candidate in the School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia (UWA). 

First Child Protection professionals graduate from UWA

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Twenty-four social work professionals who have completed The University of Western Australia's first Graduate Certificates in Child Protection Practice will graduate tomorrow.

Sara Mcliver awarded in UWA Autumn Graduation

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Soprano Sara Mcliver will be among several prominent West Australians to be awarded with honorary degrees or Chancellor's medals during the autumn series of graduations at The University of Western Australia from Monday, March 31 to Thursday, April 17.

Cosmic explosions at UWA

Monday, 31 March 2008

The latest developments in cosmic explosions, such as the death of stars, are the subject of a public lecture at The University of Western Australia, tomorrow by internationally renowned astronomer Professor Shri Kulkarni.

UWA and Oxford collaborate on obesity and other ills

Monday, 31 March 2008

Complex global problems such as obesity, the wellbeing of migrants, the health benefits of romantic relationships, and mining community health will be the bread and butter of a new centre at The University of Western Australia.

Universities important to innovation in Australia

Friday, 28 March 2008

If innovation is the business of the future, universities are at the centre of that business, Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, said today.

Project on international show

Friday, 28 March 2008

Australian artists from The University of Western Australia are exhibiting in a seminal show at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York which explores the relationship between science and design in the contemporary world.

World's radio astronomy brains gather at UWA

Friday, 28 March 2008

With WA and Southern Africa bidding to be the sites for the world's largest radio telescope, the $2 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a five-day conference beginning on Monday (March 31) at The University of Western Australia will feature work by Australian and international astronomers on SKA-related science and technology.

Concern over flat-lining of students doing research degrees

Friday, 28 March 2008

Australians should be greatly concerned about the flat-lining of the number of students starting research degrees, Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia said today.

Perth Sun Fair shows how to live 'green'

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Find out how to live ‘green' with a solar-panel dream home and a car that runs on biodiesel, without breaking the bank, at this year's Perth Sun Fair on Sunday April 6.

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).