University News

University News

Senator Kim Carr

"Emotional" celebrations for humanities coup

Friday, 1 October 2010

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr today visited The University of Western Australia to celebrate the awarding of one of the largest grants ever made to a centre in the area of humanities.

Fencing wire saves kidneys.... Launch of the Western Desert Kidney Health Project

Friday, 1 October 2010

A mix of ancient sand-drawing techniques using fencing wire and modern projection technology will be used to educate Aboriginal people about preventing kidney disease in a project that aims to save lives in Australia's vast Western Desert.

Lisa Carrie Goldberg

Creating art of sleep

Friday, 1 October 2010

Have you ever wonder what you look like when you sleep?  How about what your brain and body are doing while you're unconscious?  Ever imagine that you could produce artwork while you are sleeping?

UWA teaching recognised as among best in country

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The high standard of teaching at The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2010 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker

The 'right book' scoops Victorian Premier's Award

Thursday, 30 September 2010

A book that celebrates the power of literature has won its author - The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker - a Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Professor Peter Davies

World's rivers in crisis

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The world's rivers - the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity - are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a new global analysis co-authored by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

UWA cycling team

Son of sailing-great takes out AUG gold while cyclists keep on wheeling

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Skipper David Gilmour, son of Peter Gilmour led The University of Western Australia's sailing team to victory at this year's Australian University Games in Perth.

Emeritus Professor Robert Street

UWA honours Robert Street

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The University of Western Australia today honoured an eminent physicist who dedicated his life to the science behind astronomical telescopes, science communication and bio-magnetism by naming a building and lecture theatre after him.

Paavali Jumppanen - Picture courtesy of Petri-Puromies

'Kid brother' pianist to wow Perth

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

As part of The University of Western Australia's Keyed Up! series, internationally celebrated Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen will present a recital celebrating the works of Beethoven and Mozart, as well as premiering a commissioned new work by Finnish composer Jouni Kaipainen.

Emeritus Professor Charles Oxnard

Maths implies 'hobbit' an iodine-deficient human

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A paper published today is set to re-ignite debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis - the ‘hobbit' that some scientists have claimed as a new species of human.