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AWESOME festival

AWESOME Festival hits UWA

Thursday, 21 September 2017

For the very first time, the 2017 AWESOME Festival is partnering with University Theatres to present a spectacular Opening Weekend of events on campus at the University of Western Australia.

Batavia skull

Exhibition tells the story of the Batavia shipwreck

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An exhibition presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia (open Saturday 7 October until Saturday 16 December) provides new insights into the mutiny, murder and feats of survival surrounding the infamous Batavia shipwreck, through the eyes of archaeologists, scientists and artists.

Trading Room

Students sold on new cutting-edge trading room

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Students from The University of Western Australia’s Business School will have access to a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre with the opening of The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room. 

Laura Boykin with Cassava Virus Action Project team

Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop disease

Monday, 18 September 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.

Stephen Powles

Plant scientist first Australian to win top American award

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The University of Western Australia’s internationally recognised authority on herbicide resistance in plants, Professor Stephen Powles, has won the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in agrochemicals.

Josephine Wilson

UWA graduate wins 2017 Miles Franklin Award

Friday, 8 September 2017

Josephine Wilson, a graduate of The University of Western Australia, has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her second novel Extinctions, published in 2016 by UWA Publishing.

Paul Luckas with his telescope

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

In a typical year, there are predicted to be around 50 novae—nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars—in our galaxy. Only a dozen or so are actually discovered each year, and some of these are so bright and powerful, they exceed the scale of scientific explanation.

STEM kids

Young women encouraged to follow their dreams of a career in STEM

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

More than 100 Year 9 and 10 female students yesterday learnt about some of the exciting career opportunities available to them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at an event held at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Matt Sanders

Can positive parenting really transform lives of children?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Internationally recognised parenting expert Professor Matthew Sanders will focus on the role of evidence-based parenting programs in preventing serious problems in children when he delivers the inaugural Robin Winkler lecture at The University of Western Australia on Wednesday night.

UWA

UWA improves in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The University of Western Australia has climbed 14 places to 111 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Fiona Mayne

UWA awards and achievements in August 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Dirk Baur

Monopoly reflects real-life housing crisis

Monday, 4 September 2017

Australia’s housing affordability crisis has been likened to the board game Monopoly, with a researcher from The University of Western Australia demonstrating striking comparisons between current trends in house prices and disposable income with the game’s probable outcomes.

Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Andrew Whitehouse

Autism researcher awarded prestigious Eureka Award

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded the most prestigious award in the country for young researchers – the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for 2017.

Business School

Shell, Wesfarmers, CBH executives join UWA Business School Board

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Three high profile WA business leaders have been appointed to the UWA Business School Board.

David Sampson

New centre a game changer for understanding cell behaviour

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Australian scientists and researchers will have access to one of the world’s most advanced optical microscopy facilities with the opening of the Nikon Centre of Excellence in Optical Microscopy at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).

Winthrop Hall

UWA graduates among highest paid in country

Monday, 28 August 2017

Graduates of The University of Western Australia are earning the second-highest starting salary in Australia, according to The Good Universities Guide released today by Good Education Group.

Blue sharks have made underwater canyons their home

Researchers discover Australian canyons are hotspots for fish life

Friday, 25 August 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found that underwater canyons may be critical and overlooked habitats for many commercially valuable species of fish such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Jo McDonald

Ancient Australia in the spotlight at UWA Research Week

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Find out about the global significance of WA’s unique rock art, experience the wonders of the night sky, learn about ancient Indigenous songs from the Pilbara or help choose the winner as students are challenged to outline their research in only three minutes during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.