University News

University News

Antartic research

Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower

Screening to ensure justice for fetal alcohol disorder kids

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State's only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.

Aspire students

Kimberley students get taste for Uni life

Monday, 7 April 2014

More than 50 Year 11 students from six high schools in the Kimberley are visiting The University of Western Australia this week as part of the Aspire UWA program.

Microfossil

Palynology professor to help revive vital science

Monday, 7 April 2014

The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside will launch an international search for an expert who can breathe new life into the discipline of palynology in WA.

Winthorp Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster

Friday, 4 April 2014

Scientific uncertainty is  a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change, according to The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and international colleagues, who suggest that uncertainty should make us more rather than less concerned about climate change.

Crystal Cameron with Minister Michael Keenan

New Colombo plan students recognised

Friday, 4 April 2014

Students from The University of Western Australia and Curtin University selected to participate in the New Colombo Plan were today recognised by Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan.

Dr Jason Waithman

Young doctor in war against melanoma epidemic

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Despite all the warnings and the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap" campaign, there is a world-wide melanoma epidemic.  It's now the most common cancer affecting young people aged from 15 to 39, although children are being diagnosed with the usually fatal cancer at three times the usual rate.

Assistant Professor Jens Zinke

WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea surface temperatures and sea level variability.

EnviroFest promotes latest sustainable ideas and products

Monday, 31 March 2014

Visitors will be able to watch bees in their hive panel, hold an eagle or a python, pat a dingo or koala and make a terrarium among many other activities on offer at The University of Western Australia's annual environmental festival tomorrow (Tuesday 1 April) on the Oak Lawn.