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Harry Perkins

UWA wins big share of grants to boost science research

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A new high-resolution imaging technique to enable more accurate detection of tumours during breast surgery and how allergies in children form while in the womb and after birth are among 15 projects at The University of Western Australia to be awarded funding through round three of the State Government’s Merit Award program.

Swan Valley Honey Festival

Swan Valley Honey Fest, the place to bee this Sunday

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Right now, thousands of workers live outdoors in tiny wooden sheds in Australia, even though their labour is valued at $6 billion in this country alone. They are vegetarians who neither eat fruit, nor veggies, but help produce the meat we eat.

Barry Marshall in China

Nobel Laureate leads popular events during Australia Week in China

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has lead a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.

Professor Marshall was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2005 and is remembered in particular for an episode in which he acted as a 'human guinea pig' and swallowed a concoction containing Helicobacter pylori to provide evidence to prove his hypothesis.

Exhibition showcases contemporary Muslim artists

Thursday, 21 April 2016

An art exhibition starting next week at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, will showcase nine Generation Y contemporary artists whose artwork reflects their experience growing up as a Muslim in Australia.

Coral reef

New coral reef research targets information gap

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A new study by The University of Western Australia aims to bridge the gap in understanding the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs – one of the biggest worldwide threats to their future.

Violin

UWA School of Music ranks first in Australia for Performing Arts

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

For the first time, the School of Music at The University of Western Australia is now in the top 100 universities in the world for Performing Arts in the QS rankings and number one ranked in Australia.

Space

'Cosmic Eye' goes viral

Monday, 18 April 2016

An Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia has become an overnight viral sensation after a video he developed had an incredible 30 million views on Facebook.

ARC hubs

New training and research hubs officially launched at UWA

Monday, 18 April 2016

Two new $20 million hubs to be used for international research and training in offshore oil and gas have been officially launched at The University of Western Australia.

PROSH

PROSH hits the streets for the 85th year

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Thousands of costume-clad UWA students took to the streets of Perth on Wednesday 13 April 2016 to raise money for five local charities as part of PROSH.

Ryan Lowe and Christophe Gaudin

UWA wins grant to help reduce wave energy costs

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The University of Western Australia has won $1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to work on the deployment of arrays of wave energy converters.

Jacob Hawkins

China's changing diet linked to higher emissions

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

China’s rapidly changing diet has ramifications not only for the supply of land and water, but also for energy supplies and greenhouse gas emissions, according to research at The University of Western Australia.

Maths whiteboard

WA's universities to offer bonus points for ATAR maths courses

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Students in WA can choose from three ATAR maths subjects ranging in difficulty from Mathematics Applications (easiest), to Mathematics Methods (intermediate) and Mathematics Specialist (highest level).

Ian Murray demonstrates equipment used in Parkinson's sleep studies

Helping people with Parkinson's get a better night's sleep

Monday, 11 April 2016

A new study at The University of Western Australia may offer hope in alleviating some of the memory and thinking skills problems associated with the debilitating movement disorder, Parkinson’s. 

Kim Beazley

Kim Beazley returns to UWA after six years as US Ambassador

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth USAsia Centre have welcomed the return of former federal defence minister Kim Beazley to his alma mater after serving as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States for six years.

Rowan Lymbery

Scientists discover new way of testing reproductive compatibility

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered a new way of measuring the effectiveness of different sperm competing to fertilise eggs in blue mussels.

Dr Harold Bull and Benny Williams

It’s never too late (or too early) to begin your musical journey

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

While music-lovers are regularly drawn to The University of Western Australia’s recital halls to enjoy performances by outstanding students and the professionals who are helping to shape their careers, the age span of School of Music students is far greater than you’d imagine.

Professor Qian Xiaoyan

Experts to debate Chinese versus Western medicine

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The common cold, a headache, a strained neck - all ailments that have plagued humanity for thousands of years, and for thousands of years they have been treated by traditional Chinese medical practitioners.

Whale sharks

Where have the largest whale sharks gone?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have raised concerns about the whereabouts of the world’s biggest whale sharks after finding that the largest sharks observed in recent years were smaller than those recorded more than a decade ago.

Bees

UWA makes bee line for Parliament

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Hon Barry House, MLC, President of the Legislative Council and Hon Michael Sutherland, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, today announced that bees have taken up residence in the gardens of Parliament House.

Jiake Xu and research team

Study offers new hope for treatment of osteoporosis

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An international study by The University of Western Australia may lead to a new treatment for osteoporosis caused by age-related bone loss in elderly women.