University News

University News

UWA Pavilion project photo courtesy Nic Montagu

Art meets emergency shelter at UWA

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

An emergency shelter designed for disaster areas and remote communities will remain in front of Winthrop Hall at The University of Western Australia until Monday 11 April.

Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker

Perth Writers' Festival draws top authors

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Leading international and Australian authors will take part in this year's Perth Writers' Festival, to be held at The University of Western Australia from 4-7 March.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Symposium to mark Dennis Haskell's brilliant career

Monday, 31 January 2011

A symposium marking the retirement of a champion of Australian literature in schools and universities throughout the world will be held at The University of Western Australia on February 17 and 18.

New state genome research equipment ready for use

Monday, 31 January 2011

Faster, cheaper and more effective clinical research and diagnosis of a wide range of genetic diseases including neuromuscular disorders and cancers will be available to Western Australians after the commissioning of new state-of-the-art gene sequencing equipment.

UWA people named in Australia Day Honours

Friday, 28 January 2011

The awarding of Australia Day Honours to three academics was further recognition of the contribution The University of Western Australia made to its community, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.

Faster, cheaper, better research and diagnostic equipment

Thursday, 27 January 2011

State-of-the-art technology that will provide rapid, relatively low-cost and accurate genome information previously unavailable in WA will be launched at Royal Perth Hospital on Monday 31 January.

Shaun Tan hope for Oscar success

Thursday, 27 January 2011

A graduate of The University of Western Australia, Shaun Tan's animated feature The Lost Thing has been nominated for an Oscar.

Autistic children lack visual skills for independence

Monday, 24 January 2011

The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research led by Dr Liz Pellicano, from The University of Western Australia's School of Psychology and London's Institute of Education.

Students experience wonders of science

Monday, 24 January 2011

More than 170 budding scientists and engineers spent three days immersed in science at The University of Western Australia as part of the annual Science Experience.

Artist impression courtesy Dr Shixue Hu

South-West China fossil trove reveals lost underwater world

Monday, 24 January 2011

A recently discovered fossil trove in south-west China has thrown new light on an ecosystem recovery after the severest mass extinction of life on Earth that wiped out 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land life.