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Hobbits may be human, says researchers

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Researchers from RMIT University and The University of Western Australia have put forward a new theory for the origins of the hobbit-like fossils found on the Indonesian island of Flores, suggesting their primitive features are the result of environmental nutritional deficiency.

UWA named women's employer of choice

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The University of Western Australia has been named a National Employer of Choice for Women for the seventh consecutive year.

The Federal Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) made the announcement today.

The University has made the list every year since the award was first offered to Australian employers in 2002. Six pre-requisites were added to the selection process this year, making the award even more competitive.

UWA media contacts

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The University of Western Australia has appointed Janine MacDonald as University Media Manager.  Janine has a strong journalistic background based on experience in the media locally and on the east coast of Australia.  She has also worked for some years with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney.

International academic appointed new UWA Dean

Monday, 3 March 2008

An eminent international soil microbiologist has been appointed to lead The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Mitsui commits $150,000 towards future WA business leaders

Friday, 29 February 2008

Teaching and research activities in Western Australia have received a boost with the announcement of a $150,000 donation from Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd and Mitsui Iron Ore Development Pty Ltd to The University of Western Australia.

UWA welcomes funding for its scientific endeavours

Friday, 29 February 2008

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the State Government's recognition of the key role its scientists play in the bid for one of the biggest science projects of the 21st century.

UWA team named Google "Champions of the Earth"

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A team from The University of Western Australia has been named by internet giant Google the "Champions of the Earth" after their win in Google SketchUp's "Build your Campus in 3D Competition".

New season of community music classes and concerts starts at UWA

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The University of Western Australia's School of Music is committed to bringing music into the community with a new season of musical concerts and classes beginning soon.

UWA program to boost numbers of country doctors and dentists

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A program that is in its eighth year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences aims at boosting the numbers of doctors and dentists in WA's rural and remote areas by recruiting students from the regions.

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).