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In grandmother's medical footsteps

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Professor Susan Prescott, whose research at The University of Western Australia is helping to unravel the causes of allergic diseases in children attending her clinics, will pay tribute to an intrepid grandmother, Lady Monica Prescott – a medical missionary in war-torn China in the 1930s – at a fund-raising function at UWA later this month.

UWA symposium to celebrate career of Professor Brian Bosworth

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The University of Western Australia and the Institute of Advanced Studies will host a symposium next week to celebrate the work of Professor Brian Bosworth, retiring at the end of 2007 after 40 years' service at UWA.

UWA’S 2007 Fulbright Symposium to focus on social inclusion of Muslims

Friday, 6 July 2007

A stellar line-up of local, national and international speakers will gather at The University of Western Australia next month to focus on the complex and sometimes vexed issue of Muslim inclusion in the Western world.

UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), is hosting the three-day 2007 Fulbright Symposium ‘Muslim Citizens in the West: Promoting Social Inclusion’, at The University Club from August 1 to August 3.

John Hirst to examine the Australian national character at a UWA lecture

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The Australian national character will come under the microscope at The University of Western Australia next week.

Dr John Hirst’s lecture for UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies, ‘The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770’, will be held in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre at 6pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

International Golden Nica prize to UWA’S SymbioticA

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

SymbioticA - the art and science collaborative research laboratory at The University of Western Australia - has won the Golden Nica for Hybrid Art as part of the international Prix Ars Electronica 2007 awards - one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering activities in the field of digital media.

China collaboration combats climate change

Friday, 29 June 2007

International collaboration can help combat climate change and WA and Chinese researchers are joining forces to improve climate adaptation strategies and pass on the subsequent benefits to growers.

As part of a A$1.9 million project, The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture is collaborating with China’s Lanzhou University on a sustainability initiative for dry and cold ecosystems, using west China as a model.

UWA lecture examines food in Hebrew fiction

Friday, 29 June 2007

The role of food in Israeli literature will be the focus a free public lecture by Professor Nancy Berg at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, July 5, 2007.

New vaccine may provide broader protection against cervical cancer

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Just under 150 Perth women have contributed to major international research at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that has proved that the new Cervarix vaccine provides broader protection against cervical cancer.

Innovative Engineering Masters at UWA

Friday, 1 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has developed an innovative Master of Engineering (Energy Systems Management) program to be delivered via a mix of technologies which provide flexible learning oppo

UWA turns up heat on climate change in June

Friday, 1 June 2007

The hot topic of climate change will take centre stage at The University of Western Australia next week with a series of lectures and a photographic exhibition to be held on campus.

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said UWA and the Department of Environment and Conservation had joined forces in response to growing community interest in climate change.

“The program has been put together to provide an opportunity for people to get information first hand from the experts,” Professor Robson said.

UWA Student wins Princeton Scholarship

Friday, 1 June 2007

Surprised and ecstatic were the responses from UWA Business School graduate and Princeton scholarship winner, Mr Giri Parameswaran.

"I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to study abroad for an extended period of time, let alone at an Ivy League university," Giri said. "In many ways, it still feels quite surreal."

Former Graduate School of Management (GSM) Champagne Celebration

Friday, 1 June 2007

This month witnessed current and former Business School staff gather to toast successes of the former GSM and its staff.

GMA Dinner takes flight with Sir Rod

Friday, 1 June 2007

This year's GMA Dinner sponsored by BankWest (24 March at University Club) with Sir Rod Eddington was a great success. The evening started out with a ‘video link' from President Brenna Pavey, who was in the Caribbean for the World Cup Cricket. Business School Dean Tracey Horton followed with some words about the status of the fundraising campaign, new building, and the future of the Business School. GMA Vice President Jo Pownall was awarded the Charles Harper Prize which was presented by Margaret Harper.

Universita Bocconi Exchange – a Trip of Lifetime!

Friday, 1 June 2007

As part of my full-time MBA, I decided to take the opportunity to study overseas via the student exchange program at Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy. It was the experience of a lifetime and for six months I lived, studied, traveled, ate and shopped like an Italian!

Shanghai Maritime University Launched

Friday, 1 June 2007

The Master of Logistic Engineering and Management course developed in collaboration with the UWA Business School and the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) was launched on Saturday 24 March in Shanghai.


Friday, 1 June 2007

The former Graduate School of Management (GSM) received a high commendation for its teaching and learning in the UWA bi-annual distinguished teaching and learning awards for schools in 2006. The GSM was runner up to the Humanities School in a field of eight schools and this is indeed an outstanding result for the former GSM. Congratulations to all staff involved.


Friday, 1 June 2007

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the UWA Business School eBiz!

Thank you for the feedback we have received regarding eBiz. We are pleased to hear from you and we will continue to ensure eBiz is interesting and relevant to our students, alumni, supporters and the wider business community.


Friday, 1 June 2007

John Coleman - Ethics for Business Leaders

The Business School was privileged to host an invitation only breakfast forum with Professor John Coleman SJ, Chair of Jesuit Studies at St Thomas More College. The Chancellor of UWA, Dr Michael Chaney AO chaired the event as Professor Coleman delved into his topic of ‘Ethical challenges confronting the modern business leader'.


Friday, 1 June 2007

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the UWA Business School eBiz!

Thank you for the feedback we have received regarding eBiz. We are pleased to hear from you and we will continue to ensure eBiz is interesting and relevant to our students, alumni, supporters and the wider business community.

UWA Business School Receives 5 Stars

Friday, 1 June 2007

‘The Good Universities Guide to MBA and Management Programs' for 2007 has just been published. The guide does not formally rank Schools and programs but puts them in bands for various categories and for some of those categories they award stars.

The good news is that the UWA Business School has received more stars than any other Business School in Australia. And the GMAA also put the UWA MBA programs in the 5 star (top) category.

Congratulations to all staff for this recognition!