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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).