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Predicting coral reef futures under climate change

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to survive bleaching episodes and which won't. 

Perth International Arts Festival 2015 Writers Festival signage

Write, read, love

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hilary Mantel - the only woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice - is one of the star attractions at this year's Perth Writers Festival. 

US research vessel, the Roger Revelle

Skyscraper-high undersea waves under the microscope

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.

Dr Moses Laman

PNG malaria research breakthrough

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Every minute, a child dies from malaria in Africa and with malaria parasites resistant to traditional treatments, a new finding by a researcher from Papua New Guinea - where malaria is also a serious concern - is good news.

Pacific Fishing

Can Pacific Islanders bank on a secure fisheries future?

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Traditional conservation measures, such as local ‘Tabus' - areas periodically closed to fishing - have typically been the sole approach to fisheries management in the tropical western Pacific.  A team of international experts is meeting in Albany this week to find out how effective these areas actually are in providing communities with long-term food security.

Rhys Radcliffe and Candice Rawson

Time to celebrate for new Aboriginal doctors-to-be

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

An Aboriginal enrolled nurse and an Aboriginal health worker who were the very first students in UWA's Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences have just been accepted into medicine.

Charis Anton

Home sweet home at risk of bushfire

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Home is where the heart is – and reminding yourself how much you love your home might ensure you prepare it for bushfires.

Bus a move to UWA

Friday, 19 December 2014

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is creating a west-bound (away from the CBD) bus-only lane on Mounts Bay Road, from Hackett Drive to Broadway.

Less privileged kids shine at uni: study

Friday, 19 December 2014

Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status (SES) background, according to a new study.

Dr Laura Boykin

TED Fellowship for Australian computational biologist

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Passionate and engaging Australian researcher Laura Boykin has been named as the only Australia-based TED Fellow for 2015.

Christmas a risky time for vulnerable: Indigenous expert

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas is a risky time for many people, young and old, who may be prone to depression and self-harm, according to an expert in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing.

Brain stimulation may hold key to treating anxiety

Monday, 15 December 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression.  The paper was published today in the international journal Biological Psychiatry.

Jarrah forest resists changes in climate

Monday, 15 December 2014

A long-term study into jarrah forest (Eucalyptus marginata) establishment at restored mine sites has found that they are in fact resistant to climate variability.

Mars One Lander CAD

Engineering students aim to generate first breathable air on Mars

Monday, 15 December 2014

A project by students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards has reached the finals of an international competition to land vital experiments on the Red Planet.

Debbie Barwick, Chairperson of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC)

Call for Government funded Indigenous business bodies

Monday, 15 December 2014

Indigenous leaders have called for the federal government to direct funding towards peak Indigenous business bodies.

Barry Marshall most popular living Nobel Laureate

Friday, 12 December 2014

Professor Barry Marshall - The University of Western Australia's Nobel Prize winner - is currently the most popular living Nobel Laureate, according to the Nobel Foundation.

New ecotourism degree at UWA Albany

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A surge in interest in nature-based tourism has led The University of Western Australia to develop a Master of Ecotourism degree.  Unique to UWA Albany, it will be the only postgraduate course of its kind available in Western Australia.

Renewable energy vehicle fast-charging station launch

Thursday, 11 December 2014

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

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Yirrkala Drawings

Thursday, 11 December 2014

BERNDT MUSEUM & LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY - 7 FEBRUARY - 11 APRIL 2015

Yirrkala Drawings is a stunning visual articulation of Yolgnu stories, history, culture and knowledge boldly told through hundreds of crayon drawings on brown paper.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.