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Medical Research Institute celebrates 10 year milestone

Friday, 7 September 2007

Now a central part of the State's scientific community and the leader of a new project changing the landscape of medical research in WA, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has much to celebrate in its 10th anniversary year.

WAIMR Director Professor Peter Klinken said while the Institute would be reflecting on its important history throughout 2008, it was also keeping more than a keen eye on the future.

UWA professor in quest for dawn of creation

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Detecting the very first light from the first star will enable us to witness the dawn of creation according to Peter Quinn, Professor of Astronomy at The University of Western Australia, who will present a fascinating insight into the most recent advances in his field at the 2007 Ian Constable Lecture next week.

This development is thanks to a new telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). WA is the front-runner in an international competition to host the SKA.

New media transforms creativity, says UWA-visiting critic

Thursday, 6 September 2007
Creativity has undergone a transformation, according to one of Australia’s most innovative cultural critics who will discuss the role of creativity at a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Writer, teacher, editor, film-maker, curator and multi-media producer Professor Ross Gibson credits developments in digital technology with changing his own art.

Mystery of blackleg resistance revealed

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Canola breeders will soon know for the first time exactly how host resistance in their varieties responds to the fungal parasite that causes blackleg disease of canola crops across Australia.

The most damaging disease of canola worldwide, blackleg caused the total collapse of WA’s canola industry in the 1970s and remains the number one threat to canola production.

UWA backs cricket tour of India

Saturday, 1 September 2007

The Retravision Warriors will head to India for the second consecutive year thanks to a partnership with The University of Western Australia.

Free lecture at UWA offers insight into John Winston Howard - the private man and the politician

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The public and private lives of Prime Minister John Howard are the subject of a free lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

New resource puts the spotlight on dads

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Archaeology education in spotlight

Monday, 27 August 2007

Archaeologists from Australia’s leading universities are urging a major rethink about the way archaeology education is funded in Australia’s higher education system.

UWA lecture to focus on climate strategy

Friday, 24 August 2007

World expert on greenhouse gas emission trading schemes and Reserve Bank Board Member, Professor Warwick McKibbin will present the 2007 Shann Memorial Lecture next Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 6.30pm

UWA welcomes biotechnology funding boost

Thursday, 23 August 2007

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to inject a further $4.17 million into the State’s burgeoning biotechnology sector.

UWA seminar to examine street verges in the fight against native plant extinction

Monday, 20 August 2007

WA’s road verges could hold the key to increasing biodiversity and
preventing the extinction of native plant species, according to the

UWA praises government Science Award initiative

Friday, 17 August 2007

The State Government initiative to significantly increase the value
of the annual Premier’s Science Awards was to be highly commended,

UWA on show at 2007 Expo

Thursday, 16 August 2007
The University of Western Australia throws open its doors to prospective students this weekend – and if previous years are a guide,

'Meating' the clean green ethical challenge

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Consumers want clean, green and ethical meat products and maintaining the integrity of the sheepmeat industry is a challenge the

UWA symposium focuses on security challenges for Australia and Asia

Monday, 13 August 2007
An impressive line up of experts from Australia and overseas will convene at The University of Western Australia later this week to

UWA Reid Oration 2007: Leading journalist to examine Howard's way

Monday, 13 August 2007
One of the nation’s top journalists – The Australian’s Paul Kelly – will put the prime ministership of John Howard under the microscope

Nobel laureates promote careers in science

Friday, 10 August 2007

More than 250 Perth school students will gather at The University of Western Australia this month to hear Nobel Laureates Professor Barry