We are enjoying an economic boom but, when this abates, we will
depend on our ingenuity and innovation, underpinned by scientific
know-how, according to Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor
Professor Beazley will give a free public lecture, Science Matters
for the Future of Western Australia, at The University of Western
Australia, in the University Club’s Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm on
Tuesday (October 9) as part of the annual Karrakatta Club address.
Two Federal Government Capital Development Pool grants of $3 million
for The University of Western Australia’s new Business School, and $1
million for its Albany Centre, were a welcome and significant
contribution to the State’s infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor Professor
Alan Robson said today.
“The Federal Government’s $3 million grant towards the construction
of our new $47 million business school is a significant contribution to
UWA’s ability to further enhance the quality of its business education
programs,” Professor Robson said.
Without the support of Rotary Western Australia, this State might
not be celebrating the 50th anniversary of The University of Western
Australia’s Medical School this year.
This special long-term relationship between Rotary and the Medical
school will be commemorated on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 6pm with
the unveiling of a plaque by the Governor, Dr Ken Michael, also a
With debate about WA’s retail trading hours hotting up as the
Christmas rush draws near, The University of Western Australia has
appointed a researcher to tackle the issue.
After studying women’s involvement with Australian Rules football
for her PhD thesis, Dr Deborah Hindley, recently appointed Research
Fellow for UWA’s Centre for Advanced Consumer Research, is now taking
on the emotive issue of shopping hours.
Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing and equestrian events
were almost all that were on offer when the Olympic Games began in
ancient Greece about 3000 years ago.
“If they were alive today, the Greek mathematicians Euclid and
Pythagoras would probably be delighted to know that The University of
Western Australia has its own version of the old games,” UWA’s Faculty
of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor Cheryl Praeger,
Mozart said that to stop music would be to stop time and Dumbledore,
JK Rowling’s wizard headmaster, acknowledged that music was more
magical than magic itself. With that in mind, The University of
Western Australia’s School of Music is keeping up with the times with
its exciting new Music for Life program.
Music and medicine, music psychology, ethno-musicology, music
theatre and opera studies are just some of the vibrant and inclusive
courses beginning next year.
Two students from The University of Western Australia have won the
top national awards in the inaugural Reserve Bank of Australia
Callum Jones, 20, of Floreat, won the $1500 first prize while
Virginia Gogan, 19, of Coogee, took second prize of $750. Both students
are in their third year, both studying double degrees in Law and
The students’ essays addressed the consequences of an ageing
population for Australia’s future productivity and economic growth, and
the associated economic policy challenges.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary and moving into refurbished
premises will not distract The University of Western Australia’s Centre
for Water Research from its commitment to creating sustainable design
and management systems for our catchments, rivers, lakes, estuaries and
The Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie
Bishop will open the renovated CWR at 11am tomorrow (Friday, September
28) on the UWA campus.
Parents may be doing their children more harm than good by
eliminating or minimising risks in their lives, according to one of the
UK’s leading thinkers on childhood and children’s play.
In a public lecture to be held this Thursday, September 27, 2007 at
6pm in UWA’s Octagon Theatre, childhood expert Tim Gill will discuss
the growth of the zero-tolerance approach to childhood risk across the
developed world and its ramifications for childhood development.
Growers and people working in agribusiness who have ever yearned for
computer access to Green Manure or Lime Calculators or just a
down-to-earth look at soil properties in their region of WA need look
Dr Daniel Murphy from the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences
and Institute of Agriculture at The University of Western Australia
(UWA) has launched a free interactive website designed with such
clients in mind.
Anchoring enormous oil and gas platforms on relatively unstable
seabeds and ensuring the efficiency of pipelines three kilometres or
more under the sea is work that has seen an outstanding young
researcher based at The University of Western Australia named Physical
Scientist of the Year.
Professor Mark Cassidy in UWA’s School of Civil Engineering is
Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), one of
the three leading centres in the field worldwide.
Workplace relations law, native title legislation, enactments
dealing with the confiscation of proceeds of crime and the debate
surrounding the Bills of Rights: these are just some of the issues to
be discussed at the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference at
The University of Western Australia next week.
Western Australia’s Attorney General Jim McGinty, will open the conference, which runs from September 23 – 26, 2007.
The conference’s theme, ‘Law and Public Policy: Taming the Unruly Horse?’ has drawn influential experts including:
Armistead Maupin will deliver a UWA Extension Spring School Lecture on Wednesday, September 26, from 7.30-9pm.
Armistead Maupin has delighted millions, straight and gay, with his
stories of swinging San Francisco. Though Maupin was one of the first
of a new breed of openly gay authors, his appeal has always resided in
his inclusiveness as a storyteller.
This is a rare opportunity to hear the wit and engaging stories of
Armistead Maupin in an exclusive UWA Extension Spring School lecture.
The birthday of one of the giants of biological science will be
celebrated this week at The University of Western Australia and around
Carl von Linne, or Linnaeus as he is better known, was born 300
years ago in Sweden. He invented the system of classification and
naming of life forms from which sprang the discipline of systematics, a
core activity in these days of threatened biodiversity.
A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.
More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.
The University of Western Australia and the State Government have
agreed to withdraw plans to develop the Dalkeith site of a former aged
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson said the University had
been invited in 2004 to consider options for the Sunset site in
consultation with the State Government. This had led to plans to
redevelop the site as an arts precinct incorporating the Berndt Museum
Many more high-quality students will have the opportunity to
undertake higher education at their preferred institution thanks to the
allocation of new Commonwealth-funded places to The University of
Western Australia, according to UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan
Professor Robson said he was delighted that the Federal Government,
and particularly the Minister for Education, Science and Training,
Julie Bishop, had acknowledged the need for additional places in areas
of high demand at UWA.
As the pace of change in China amazes even the most seasoned watchers, China commentator Chris Gill will offer an insight into what future holds for China at a public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.
Mr Gill’s lecture - ‘Reading China through the Tea Leaves: Knowing the Present to See the Future’ - will provide a broad overview of the major economic and social trends in China and projections, based on extensive research, as to how things may develop in the next 20 years.
A team of astrophysicists at The University of Western Australia
today announced results from a new computer program that predicts when
potentially dangerous bursts of gamma radiation may hit our planet.
The results of the work from the team, consisting of PhD student
Eric Howell, research fellow Dr David Coward, and academics Dr Ron
Burman and Professor David Blair, from UWA’s School of Physics are
published today in the prestigious journal, Astrophysical Journal
Letters (vol. 666 n2).