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Hippocratic Oath rural students

Rise in UWA rural and Indigenous medical graduates continues

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

For the third consecutive year more rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia at the weekend as numbers continue to rise under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

From left to right – Amber Balfour-Cunningham and Charlotte Patrick

Clean-up work continues thanks to scholarship

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A scholarship that honours the memory of a respected member of the contaminated land consultants' community has been awarded to two science students from The University of Western Australia.

Kimberley Chung, Sarah Kingston, Professor Ian Puddey (Dean, Faculty of Medicine

First Broadway access students to take Hippocratic Oath

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The first three students to complete the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree through The University of Western Australia's Broadway access program committed to the Hippocratic Oath at the weekend (Saturday 22 November).

Aarne Neeme

New Fortune Theatre turns 50 and fabulous

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The second New Fortune lecture-performance was delivered on Friday 14 November 2014, the year of the Theatre's 50th Anniversary, by acclaimed director Aarne Neeme at The University of Western Australia.

Solar strategy needed to avoid electricity death spiral: report

Monday, 24 November 2014

Government and the electricity industry must act now to prepare for the inevitable impact of increased private solar on the State's electricity network or risk a death spiral of network disruptions and rising costs over the coming decade, according to the author of a new study into WA's electricity future.

Indigenous Year 8 Discovery Days

150 Indigenous year 8 students sample uni life

Friday, 21 November 2014

What methods do junk-food manufacturers use to make sure people keep buying their products? More than 150 Indigenous students are about to find out - at The University of Western Australia's Year 8 Discovery Days.

Harlequin Fish

Keeping watch over our seas

Friday, 21 November 2014

Vast areas of Australia's oceans are being better monitored and understood thanks to an observing system which is being launched today to operate from The University of Western Australia.

Wheat affected by wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV)

Breakthrough in understanding wheat virus epidemics improves control options

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Critical new understanding of the disease cycle of a wheat virus will help farmers around the world protect their wheat crops from a devastating disease and major yield losses.

Professor Phil Ainslie

Lectures full of brainy ideas

Thursday, 20 November 2014

For its size, the brain needs more oxygen than any other organ in the body - but many factors can interrupt its oxygen supply.

Early sea urchin embryos

Female sea urchins hedge their bets in the mating game

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sleeping around pays off for females, according to an international team of evolutionary biologists.

Study abroad student

New program to boost US student numbers

Monday, 17 November 2014

The University of Western Australia has committed to a new international initiative which will double the number of American students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Girl in lab coat studying engineering

Girls engineer a better future

Friday, 14 November 2014

The future for engineering looks brighter as Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics launch a new "Girls in Engineering" program next Tuesday 18 November.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be financially attractive

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Incorporating a grain legume in a two-year cropping rotation decreased greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production, according to a study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Techniques for analysing smart phone data may help understand marine species

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used to understand how humans move, to learn even more about the migrations of the biggest marine animals.

New Master of Strategic Communication seeks ambitious professionals

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

New in 2015, The University of Western Australia's Master of Strategic Communication offers work placements, an international emphasis, and the ability to graduate in 12 months, all designed to meet the needs of driven communication professionals.

The new Combo-Charger

New fast-charging station for electric vehicles at UWA

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station has been installed by the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Professor Ryan Lister

Historic first for medical research fellowships

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Australia's most prestigious mid-career medical research fellowships have been awarded to three talented young scientists who are likely to have an enormous impact on future medical research.

The supernova

Astronomers dissect the aftermath of a supernova

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

In research published today in the Astrophysical Journal, an Australian-led team of astronomers has used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova.

Report reveals extent of housing issues facing older people

Friday, 7 November 2014

The State's laws governing family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney urgently need to be changed, according to a new report to be launched on Monday.

Frontiers in mineral exploration

Friday, 7 November 2014

An international group of specialists in the field of planetary sciences has found strong evidence that lava flows on Mars may also host base and precious metals.