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New Australia - First Centre at UWA to study link between city living and health

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

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 our health.

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.

The case for and against HRT: free lecture at UWA

Monday, 12 November 2007
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.

Law expert to probe Japanese 'scientific whaling' program

Monday, 12 November 2007
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.

Quantum computing explained at UWA public lecture

Friday, 9 November 2007
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.

Mathematical modelling suggests 'strategic' seradella

Wednesday, 7 November 2007
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 team with UWA to look back in time

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

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.

UWA Arts/Law graduate is 2008 Rhodes Scholar

Saturday, 3 November 2007

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 Western Australia.

Learn about the ghost in your genes at UWA

Saturday, 3 November 2007

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 hosts UWA's SymbioticA

Friday, 2 November 2007

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.

UWA's SymbioticA on show in San Francisco

Friday, 2 November 2007

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 manufactured.

World and Local Trends Identify Growth in Executive Education

Friday, 2 November 2007

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.

Research Indicates Current Leaders Not Rated Highly

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Leadership is one of the most studied, analysed and debated areas of business research, but according to DBA graduate and WA Australian Institute of Management Deputy Executive Director, Dr Shaun Ridley, our level of confidence in truly understanding leadership attributes remains low.

New Board Appointments for UWA Business School

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.

Singapore Graduation

Thursday, 1 November 2007

More than 80 graduates attended the Singapore Presentation Ceremony held in August at the Raffles City Convention Centre including 52 Bachelor of Commerce students, 27 Master of Business Administration students, three Master of Business Research students and 1 Doctor of Business Administration student.

Successful Open Day at UWA Albany

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Over 200 school students and other members of the community streamed through the UWA Albany Centre recently and discovered just what might be involved if they chose to study at university in Albany.

Senior Executive Forum a Success

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The annual Senior Executive Forum held in July 2007 was an outstanding success with great contributions from Professors Jay Conger and Srikant Datar. More than 50 senior executives gathered at the Vines Resort for three days to discuss, debate and challenge strategy, leadership and implementation.

Teaching & Learning Update

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Teaching and Learning (T&L) Committee meets monthly - the following is a summary of some of the significant highlights.

Promotions and Awards

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Leadership - a Core Philosophy at Hawaiian

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The unity of business and people is Hawaiian's core philosophy, a privately owned WA property investment and development group. Armed with this belief and a strong practice of staff development, Hawaiian selected the Leadership Development Program with AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its training program for staff development.

Events

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The following is a list of current and upcoming events....