Julia Reisser stands next to the manta net onboard RV Southern Surveyor

First map of floating plastics to help save baby turtles

Monday, 18 June 2012

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia is creating the first map to show the distribution of floating marine plastics in Australian waters, and models that chart the likely pathways of these plastics and sea turtle hatchlings.

Ashlee Uren

2012 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Monday, 18 June 2012

A fifth-year Law/Arts student with a passion for helping people less fortunate than others has been awarded this year's Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

UWA Publishing book wins 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award

Thursday, 14 June 2012

For the third year in a row, a book published by UWA Publishing has won a prestigious Margaret Medcalf Award.

Associate Professor M Piggott and PhD student Michael Gandy

Taking the party out of ecstasy - a strategy for new Parkinson's disease drugs?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The illicit drug ‘ecstasy' is strongly associated with rave culture, but can a drug that makes people want to dance be used to develop medicines that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease? A team led by a medicinal chemist at The University of Western Australia thinks it may be possible.

Senator Kate Lundy and three UWA juniors

UWA teams up with Government to build second synthetic turf hockey pitch

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The University of Western Australia will join forces with the State and Federal Governments to build a second synthetic turf hockey pitch at UWA Sports Park in Mount Claremont.

Associate Professor Joe Dortch

Grants for inspiration: the science of tasting and Indigenous/European heritage

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Exploring the archaeological evidence and impact of contact between Western Australia's first isolated British settlement and the Noongar people of the State's South-West, and workshops to explain the science of tasting food have received Inspire Australia government funding to bring science to the community.

App to boost mental health awareness

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A new mobile phone app aims to encourage West Australians to stay mentally healthy by providing information and guidance on how to ward off mental illness and get more out of life by staying physically, mentally and socially active.

The Honourable Chief Justice Wayne Martin

Queen's Birthday Honours for UWA graduates and staff

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fourteen graduates and staff of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.  

Libya thanks UWA for student funding

Monday, 11 June 2012

The Government of Libya has formally thanked The University of Western Australia for financially supporting nine students from Libya when last year's civil war halted living allowances worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for them to study at UWA.

Professor Peter Quinn

Starry celebration for Square Kilometre Array

Monday, 11 June 2012

His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).