Abbey Church New Norcia

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 8th August 2017: Roy Stall on New Norcia – a little bit of Spain in Western Australia

Monday, 17 July 2017

In 1846 two Spanish monks, Dom Rosendo Salvado and Dom Joseph Serra, members of the Order of Saint Benedict, arrived in Western Australia with the intention of becoming missionaries. They were allocated an area now known as the Victoria Plains by Bishop Brady in Perth.


Friends of the Library: Tuesday 11th July 2017: Greg Dodds on The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin

Friday, 30 June 2017

About the talk

Dictators seem to be all the rage recently and those of the post war world can be divided into the "approved” ones (Franco, Marcos, Salazaar) and the others (Amin, Saddam Hussein, Gadhaffi) who can be safely reviled and even killed.  In the popular mind, Hitler remains as the high priest of dictatorship, the embodiment of evil and ä man worth overthrowing at the cost of 50 million lives to save democracy, whatever that might be.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.


UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

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Friends of the Library: Tuesday 13th June 2017: John Kinder on Italians in WA before mass migration

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

“Missionaries, Adventurers, Labourers and Intellectuals”: Italians in WA before mass migration

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 9th May 2017: Christopher Wortham on Shakespeare's Books

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

This talk will attempt rudimentary answers to large questions. How fully was printing and publishing developed in Shakespeare's lifetime? How well was Shakespeare educated and how wide was his reading? In what ways was his work informed and possibly inspired by some of his reading? Does it matter? The topic is suggested by some of my own reading in the process of researching for my current book, to be submitted for publication later this year: Shakespeare’s Maps: Place and Places in the Plays.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater Installation

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

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Friends of the Library: Tuesday 11th April 2017 - Alexandra Ludewig on Rottnest Island during WW1

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The internment camp on Rottnest Island, established for enemy aliens from Germany and Austria-Hungary during World War One, can be considered a historical oddity, not least as there were also indigenous prisoners held captive by Australian soldiers and warders. The coexistence of men from the most diverse backgrounds and social circumstances, some of whom did not even share a common language, yet still cohabited peacefully, serves on reflection as an inspiration.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 14th March - Julian Donaldson on Preserving Aboriginal Culture Through Language

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

In this presentation Julian discusses the positive impact reclaiming language has for first people. He cites the growing understanding that Indigenous language is inseparable from culture - that language is integral in affirming and maintaining wellbeing, self-esteem and identity. The National Trust of Western Australia is contributing to the reclamation of Aboriginal languages in the Goldfields region through the establishment of the Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Centre in Kalgoorlie.

A next generation Library search tool for UWA staff and students

Monday, 27 February 2017

UWA staff and students are among the first in the world to experience the next generation of Library resource discovery thanks to a partnership between UWA Library and library technology provider, Ex Libris.

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O-Week free information sessions at the University Library - for students, by students

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Want to find out how the University Library can help you succeed at UWA? 

The University Library is offering daily free information sessions all though the 2017 Semester 1 Orientation Week.

Hemsley Learning Suite

Vote early in the WA State General Election at Reid Library, 20-24 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The next State General Election is to be held on Saturday March 11. If you cannot visit your local polling place on the day to cast your vote, you can cast a pre-poll vote at the University.

Reid Library Hemsley Learning Suite (Reid Library Ground Floor) will be an early voting (in person) location for the 2017 State General Election. Polling booths will be available to UWA staff, students and community to vote, from Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February, 10am - 4pm.

New look for OneSearch: the University Library's discovery system

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

In response to your feedback, the University Library is making some changes to OneSearch which will make it easier to find and access both online and print resources for your research and assignments. UWA staff and students have access to one of the largest academic library collections in Western Australia, with over 1 million ebooks which can be read 24/7 online and discovered through OneSearch. OneSearch receives over 3 million searches per year and is used on desktop and mobile devices. 

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UWA high achievers recognised in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2017

Twelve graduates and one staff member from The University of Western Australia have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Bird arts takes flight in the Reid Library

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Library has a new exhibition of bird illustrations taken from books in our Special Collections currently on display on the Ground Floor of the Reid Library.

Brave and beautiful Australian books on display in the Reid Library

Friday, 25 November 2016

The University Library is hosting a new travelling exhibition of the winning and shortlisted books from the 64th annual Australian Book Design Awards.

Vinyl floor replacement - Reid Library northwest stairwell

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Works are scheduled within the Reid Library northwest stairwell to remove old vinyl flooring identified containing low levels of asbestos materials.


UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 8th November - Dr Victoria Rogers discusses the Celluloid Concerto

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Celluloid Concerto

This presentation is a sequel to Victoria's 2015 talk entitled The Celluloid Piano, in which she discussed the films in which the Australian concert pianist Eileen Joyce was involved. Her 2016 lecture offers a broader exploration of the use of the concerto in film, looking at the various filmic contexts in which the concerto is used and the effect of this filmic appropriation on the concerto as a musical genre. Her particular focus is the very fertile period referred to as Hollywood's Golden Age of Film (1930–1959). The lecture will be illustrated by some fascinating clips from films of the 1940s and 50s.

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Major refurbishment of the Medical and Dental Library to commence in 2017

Thursday, 27 October 2016

We are delighted to announce that a major refurbishment project to revitalise the Medical and Dental Library will commence in early 2017.