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Stephen Smith

International co-operation: shared problems, shared solutions

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Indo-Pacific region’s agricultural needs cannot be met by individual countries and will need international co-operation to find shared solutions for the zone’s shared problems, according to speakers at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone conference in Jakarta today.

Professor Tim St Pierre

Top honour for scientist's contribution to blood disorders

Monday, 16 May 2016

A scientist from The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious new international award for his outstanding contribution to the management of and improvement in quality of life for patients with red blood cell disorders.

Mountain gorilla

Homosexual activity documented in female gorillas for the first time

Thursday, 12 May 2016

As part of a study facilitated through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has documented the first detailed evidence of homosexual behaviour in female gorillas.

Axe flakes

Archaeologists find world's oldest axe in WA's Kimberley

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Jane Balme is part of an Australian archaeology team involved in the discovery of the world’s oldest-known edge-ground hafted axe from the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

David Morrison

Australian of the Year David Morrison to give Kyle Oration

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

2016 Australian of the Year and national advocate for gender equality David Morrison will present this year’s Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 17 May.

Emily Lester

New scholarship supports research into the role of sharks in reef recovery

Monday, 9 May 2016

A PhD student from The University of Western Australia who has a passion for marine conservation will research the impact of overfishing of sharks on marine ecosystems. 

Virgin Australia travel offer for UWA staff

Monday, 9 May 2016

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Pregnancy back pain

UWA study aims to take back pain out of the equation for new mums

Friday, 6 May 2016

In what could be good news for mums everywhere on Mother’s Day, a world-first study at The University of Western Australia is looking at the link between female reproductive hormones and lower back injuries in women in a bid to resolve chronic back issues caused in pregnancy.

Percussion class

Love to hear percussion

Friday, 6 May 2016

A free music workshop held at UWA’s School of Music in collaboration with Activ Foundation gave people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a fun percussion exercise.

Gravity Waves team

UWA Researchers share world’s richest science prize

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Twenty-one scientists at The University of Western Australia have been recognised for their part in the discovery of gravitational waves, and will receive a share of more than two million dollars in prize money.

Crocodile

New look at crocodile eyes

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Macquarie University have discovered that the visual systems in crocodiles are more cleverly designed than previously thought, allowing them to quickly adapt to their environment and facilitating their ‘ambush’ hunting techniques and semi-aquatic lifestyles. 

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.