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UWA book explores justice issues for Aboriginal people

Thursday, 13 March 2008

A greater respect for Aboriginal law and culture is the key to tackling the extraordinary levels of imprisonment and victimisation suffered by Aboriginal people according to a new book launched at The University of Western Australia tonight.

UWA/Alcoa partnership brings great minds to WA

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Internationally-renowned academics, such as Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Vernon Smith, will headline a series of lectures at The University of Western Australia, under a $300,000 partnership with industry leader Alcoa.

UWA's new Learning Centre to benefit science teachers

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Western Australia's secondary school science teachers now have a permanent venue in one of Australia's leading universities where they can participate in professional learning and resource development.

From Fritz Lang to Aboriginal spirituality - UWA's new lecture series

Monday, 10 March 2008

Find out about the world of a film-maker who the Nazi regime's Dr Goebbels wanted to enlist as head of German film when an exciting new series of humanities-based lectures begins soon at The University of Western Australia.

What is 'out there!'?

Friday, 7 March 2008

"Out there!", an exhibition centred on the international race to host the world's biggest ground-based astronomy project, will be launched by WA Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 10am.

Rett Syndrome research reveals high fracture risk

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Researchers at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have found that girls and young women with Rett syndrome are nearly four times more likely to suffer a fracture.

'Experience' the sights and sounds of East London

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The sights and sounds of life in East London will be captured in a public reading and lecture by visiting British writer and novelist Tony White at The University of Western Australia's Alexander Lecture Theatre on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 6pm.

Solutions to a global famine

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Acclaimed journalist and science communicator Julian Cribb will warn that Australia must urgently prioritise agricultural science to find solutions to a likely global famine when he gives a public lecture at the Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, this Friday.

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.