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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.

QS rankings

UWA ranked in top 50 for six subjects in QS rankings

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The University of Western Australia has had six subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from four subjects last year.

McCusker Centre Opening

McCusker Centre to provide unique experience for students

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A new centre at The University of Western Australia will recruit student interns to work with community groups and not-for profit organisations with the aim of fostering a life-long commitment to the community.

Sugar and fat

Sugar and fat joint culprits in childhood obesity

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Both fat and sugar are important contributors to obesity in children and teenagers, rather than sugar alone, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

NAO the robot

Governor-General launches Education Innovation Hub

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Robots, virtual reality, collaborative touch screens and 3D printing were on show today at a new facility launched by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at The University of Western Australia. 

Zadko telescope support team

Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

Monday, 14 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

Background no barrier to finding jobs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A new study that examines labour market outcomes of more than 10,700 disadvantaged Australian university graduates has found graduates from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional and remote areas have employment outcomes comparable to graduates from more privileged backgrounds. 

Dawn Freshwater at International Women's Day

UWA celebrates International Women's Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The University of Western Australia is proud to celebrate International Women's Day, which acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Dr Juliana Hamzah

Proof-of-concept funding for new cancer treatment

Friday, 4 March 2016

A new approach to treating tumours has recently been awarded UWA PATHFINDER funding to explore its commercial potential.

Deborah Tsai

All in the timing for UWA Olympic synchronised swimming hopeful

Friday, 4 March 2016

Bachelor of Commerce graduate Deborah Tsai from The University of Western Australia is hoping a lifetime of gymnastics and ballet and a late passion for swimming will earn her a spot on the Synchronised Swimming Team for the Rio Olympics when it is announced in April.

Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

UWA Campus

Ten of the West's best awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Ten of the State’s best and brightest have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at the University of Western Australia.

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Ozren Bogdanovic and Ryan Lister in a zebrafish research facility

Gene switch makes us look like our animal cousins

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An international team of biologists has discovered how the same genes are turned on in mammals, fish and amphibians early in embryonic development, making them look incredibly similar for a brief period of time.