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Galaxy stripping

Galaxy murder mystery

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?

Professor Dawn Freshwater

UWA announces new Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Ruby seadragon

Researchers capture first glimpse of ruby seadragons in the wild

Friday, 13 January 2017

A scientific expedition off the coast of Western Australia led to researchers from The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum and Scripps Institution of Oceanography catching a rare glimpse of the newly discovered ruby seadragon in the wild.

Plant diversity

How soil organisms can help plant species coexist

Friday, 13 January 2017

A new study of shrublands in Southwest Australia has identified how plant species can successfully coexist while competing for space and limited resources.

Perth Writers Festival

Perth Writers Festival launches 2017 program

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The 2017 Perth Writers Festival program brings more than 100 celebrated writers, thinkers, artists and activists from around the world to Western Australia for a provoking and inspiring literary weekend this February.

Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.

Professor Anderson with West Coast Fever players

Fever shoots for success with UWA partnership

Monday, 9 January 2017

The University of Western Australia has been announced as a new major Partner of West Coast Fever Australian netball team.

Jo McDonald

UWA researcher recognised for contribution to archaeology

Monday, 19 December 2016

Professor Jo McDonald from The University of Western Australia has been recognised at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference for her outstanding contribution to archaeology. 

Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Dr Yit Heng Chooi

Raine Medical Foundation provides $1 million in research funding

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has recognised the high standard of research in Western Australia by awarding almost $1 million in funding.

Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Professor George Milne

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread. 

Sad woman

Top 10 priorities for those experiencing domestic violence

Thursday, 8 December 2016

An Australian-first study led by The University of Western Australia has surveyed those who have experienced family and domestic violence to identify the top ten priorities for future research into one of the nation’s most serious problems.

World's oldest football

3D imaging puts world's oldest football within reach

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

What would it feel like to ‘play’ with a 500-year-old football found in a Scottish castle? What about a 17th century amputation saw?

Smart plants learn new habits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.

Profesor Mariapia Degli-Esposti

UWA awarded $22 million in national health research funding

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Improving treatment of viral infections in transplant recipients, determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and developing a tool to diagnose and predict different types of diabetes are among 26 projects at The University of Western Australia to receive funding of more than $22 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

UWA

UWA awards and achievements - November 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

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 will be published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Louise Pollard

Student outreach program leader wins national Fellowship

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Louise Pollard, Manager of The University of Western Australia’s student outreach program Aspire UWA, is one of three Australians to be awarded an Equity Fellowship by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University.

Photograph by David Dare Parker

Human rights conference to explore power of photography

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The University of Western Australia will next week host a landmark international conference and two photographic exhibitions that aim to explore the powerful role of photography in shaping our understanding of human rights.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new drug which “fine tunes” the immune system is being developed to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.