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New Years resolutions

New Year's resolutions - how to make them and keep them

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Making a New Year’s resolution is easy, but sticking to one is not. A Professor from The University of Western Australia uses empirically tested strategies in her teaching that could give people the tools they need to keep the promises they make to themselves on New Year’s Eve.

Young minds matter

Study links mental health to poor school results

Monday, 18 December 2017

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has painted a bleak picture of the effect of mental disorders on Australia’s school students with the results revealing poorer academic outcomes, more absences from school and more likelihood of self-harm.

Fishing boats in Thailand

Study finds Thai vessels falsely report fish catches

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.

40under40 awards

Voting open for the 2018 40under40 awards

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Congratulations to the UWA staff and graduates who are nominees in the 2018 40under40 Awards. Run by Business News, the 40under40 Awards recognise Western Australia's finest business talent.

Professor Richard Hobbs

Project to improve success rate of native plant restoration

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes in a biodiversity hotspot.

Dr Arthur

UWA teams fast-tracked in CSIRO's Accelerate program

Friday, 8 December 2017

Two UWA teams have been fast-tracked as part of the prestigious CSIRO’s ON Accelerate program for scientific inventions to detect muscle health for elite athletes and gut health.  

Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy

Florey Medal honours lifetime of scientific research

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Western Australian molecular ophthalmologist Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy from UWA’s Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science and the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) will receive the 2017 Florey Medal at a ceremony in Canberra this evening.

Christmas concerts

Celebrate the festive season at UWA

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Join in the festive fun at The University of Western Australia by attending one of the free music events open to the community this December.

Assistant Professor Amir Karton

Awards and achievements - November 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Echium plantagineum (Boranginaceae) also known as Paterson's Curse

Big data helps researchers in battle to control plant invaders

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are part of an international team that has discovered why some plant species are more successful than others at successfully invading new regions.

Berndt Museum

Design competition work showcased at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Berndt Museum in partnership with the School of Design at The University of Western Australia will announce the prizes of its Design Ideas Competition on Tuesday 5 December at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Galaxy image

Astronomer’s map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas

Monday, 4 December 2017

An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us.

Library

UWA Medical and Dental Library honours Nobel Laureate

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Medical and Dental Library has been renamed the J. Robin Warren Library following a $7 million transformation and refurbishment.

Debra Palmer and Ken Wyatt

Medical researchers awarded more than $27 million in national funding

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The impact of pregnant mothers’ diets on their babies’ food allergies is one of 27 significant research projects at The University of Western Australia awarded more than $27 million in funding from the Federal Government.

Vacciniations

Examining the link between vaccine refusal and those who use alternative medicines

Friday, 24 November 2017

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children.

Group burial (Alistar Paterson)

Batavia's mysteries unfold with discovery of mass grave

Thursday, 23 November 2017

An international team of archaeologists, including scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, has discovered a new communal grave in the Abrolhos Islands, the result of deaths after a shipwreck of the Dutch East India company ship Batavia.

Perth company trials satellite deployer in Zero-G

Perth company trials satellite deployer in Zero-G

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Picosat Systems and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia have trialled a satellite deployment on a “Zero-G” flight above France.

Humpback dolphin

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to mate.

Mummy buddy image

Study to support first-time expectant Perth mothers seeks volunteers

Monday, 20 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that aims to improve the mental health of new mothers. Mothers expecting their first child are needed for the study as well as mothers who have children aged between one and five-years-old.

Study to find out if exercise can help people with lung disease

Monday, 20 November 2017

A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.