Former Deputy Prime Minister and ALP Leader Kim Beazley has returned
to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as a Professorial
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said Professor Beazley
would add tremendous intellectual value to the University particularly
in areas of politics, public policy and international relations.
“The UWA community is delighted to welcome Kim Beazley back to the
University from which he graduated and from where he achieved a high
level of scholarship including becoming a Rhodes Scholar,” he said.
An Australian study has found that a liver disease, caused by
overweight and obesity rather than alcohol, increases the risk of
diabetes and metabolic syndrome. An 11 year follow-up study of
patients from the renowned Busselton Health Survey found people with
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were three times more likely
to develop diabetes than people without NAFLD.
The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in
Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a
bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.
At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist,
Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research
Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost
to the education sector in Australia.
With more of us living in cities than ever before, a new
Australia-first, multi-disciplinary centre at The University of Western
Australia will study the ways in which the urban environment affects
Directed by 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Professor Billie
Giles-Corti, the Centre for the Built Environment and Health will be
opened by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon.
Alannah MacTiernan, at 5.30pm, on Thursday, November 22, at UWA’s
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
There is little benefit and high health risk with hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), according to an American longitudinal study
of the controversial treatment.
Dr Karen Ritchie, research director with the French National
Institute of Medical Research, will examine the case for and against
the prescribing of HRT in a free public lecture titled, HRT – Should We
or Shouldn’t We?, in UWA’s Social Science Lecture Theatre at 6pm on
Monday, November 19.
International law expert Donald Rothwell will
explore the international legal options open to Australia to challenge
Japan’s conduct of its scientific whaling project in a free public
lecture at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, November
22, 2007, at 6pm, in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.
Professor Rothwell’s lecture is sponsored by UWA’s Faculty of Law and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Many of us started learning by counting on our fingers – and
sometimes on our toes too. Today’s computers are very good at doing
this simple counting very quickly.
But, as you can discover at The University of Western Australia next
week, future computers are likely to use the strange properties of
quantum mechanics – such as objects being in two places at once – to
solve problems that are impossible with conventional computers.
Like playing chess, outwitting annual ryegrass, a major weed in WA
which can develop resistance to more than one herbicide at a time,
requires constant vigilance and a strategic approach.
Farmers now have a greater understanding of the value of pasture
phases for controlling herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass in low to
medium rainfall areas, thanks to Graeme Doole from the School of
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, at The
University of Western Australia (UWA).
Noongar people who are descendants of some of the earliest
inhabitants of south-western Australia are learning about the lives
their ancestors might have led, with help from a team of archaeologists
at The University of Western Australia.
Dr Joe Dortch from UWA is part of an Australian Research Council
linkage project to explore the ways Noongar people have changed the
landscape over the past 6000 years.
A wealth of experiences, from returning to a war-torn Yugoslavia
that his parents had left in the 1970s to working with Aboriginal
communities, have helped shape the strong moral convictions and
commitment to human rights that characterise University of WA graduate
Daniel Vujcich, who has been selected as the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for
New cancer treatments that are much less toxic to the patient have
resulted from the latest research into the complexity of the disease.
In the last few years, scientists and doctors have found that tiny
chemical tags in our bodies, which researchers call ‘ghosts’,
accumulate over time and turn genes on or off.
Stanford University plays host to SymbioticA’s co-founder and
Artistic Director Oron Catts, and Academic Co-ordinator Ionat Zurr, for
four weeks, in an exciting, ground-breaking, and innovative exchange
between Stanford University and The University of Western Australia.
San Francisco is showcasing SymbioticA’s highly acclaimed research
group the Tissue Culture & Art Project’s latest artwork, NoArk.
Held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, BioTechnique features an
international selection of artworks that have been “grown” rather than
With our professional lives becoming even faster paced, competitive and global, Director of the AIM-UWA Business School Alliance, Suellen Tapsall, says executives and organisations are searching for ways to keep up with the latest information and trends - with many turning to Executive Education programs for the solution.
The biannual student-alumni gathering for the Manila MBA program was held in August at The Rockwell Club in Manila. Organised to coincide with the a visit from UWA Business School staff, 50 guests celebrated their academic achievements and took the opportunity to meet other students and graduates living in the Philippines.
Since joining the AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its Director more than 18 months ago, Suellen Tapsall has witnessed significant growth in executive education with interest from corporate, government and non-profit sectors. We touch base with Suellen who provides an update on what is happening with the Alliance programs.
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), a global not-for-profit organisation that has student teams from universities in more than 40 countries around the world, conducted an exclusive HSBC Financial Literacy Forum in New York in early October.