Rhodes Scholar

UWA student awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 1 November 2019

Denmark resident and environmental scientist Natasha Lutz has been named Western Australia’s Rhodes Scholar for 2020, recognising her potential as a young global ambassador.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

Lakshini

STEM role model recognised in Women in Technology Awards

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A young diabetes researcher from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Women in Technology WA Tech [+] 20 Awards, selected from more than 180 outstanding women in STEM fields.

Scientists

Why plants panic when it rains

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia’s School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant’s reaction to rain is close to one of panic.

Dr Helene Viola

At the heart of it

Thursday, 24 October 2019

For several decades UWA has been working with National Heart Foundation Australia (NHFA), which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, to save the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

Watheroo NP Hakea prostrata

Study digs up one billion years of green plant evolution

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are part of a worldwide team of almost 200 plant scientists that has mapped the gene sequences of more than 1100 plants, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

World-leading engineer elected to National Academy

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is one of 25 Australian leaders in science, technology and engineering to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering this year.

Older person on phone

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

The End of Normal in Politics and Economics

Lecture to examine: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The impact of international issues such as Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political unrest in Hong Kong and the lack of US leadership will be the focus of this week’s Shann Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.