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University News

Nobel Laureate wants more science graduates

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The University of Western Australia, one of the leading science research universities in the world, is bringing its Science for our Future Festival to Singapore.

What about me? UWA researcher to examine declining concern for climate change

Thursday, 7 July 2011

As the scientific evidence for climate change becomes more convincing, the public appears to show a paradoxical decline in interest and recognition of the problem, according to a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Researchers hit the ground running

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Five early career researchers have been recognised at The University of Western Australia for having written the best published articles or books of the year in work that breaks new ground in five fields.

Picture courtesy of Dianne Krikke, UWA

Researchers identify key prey of rock lobster larvae

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A team of national and international marine researchers has identified the key prey of western rock lobster larvae, a finding that has important implications for the future of the country's most valuable fishery.

Graduates Walk: Pavers commemorate first century of UWA graduates

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Western Australia's new Governor Malcolm McCusker and his wife Tonya are among the first graduates to celebrate The University of Western Australia's first 100 years, while also helping future students, through a new project around the University's historic Oak Lawn.

Assistant Professor Ullrich Ecker

Why we believe lies even after they are proved wrong

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Humans are taught from an early age to tell the truth so if we realise the facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set the record straight.  But a study from The University of Western Australia found even clear warnings to ignore misinformation can't erase the damage done.

Study finds sexual selection drives genital evolution

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that male genitalia evolve in the same way that birds use brightly coloured feathers and insects use song - to promote male reproductive success.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley on ABC Board

Monday, 4 July 2011

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley, child health expert and Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, has been appointed to the board of the ABC.

A new look at China

Friday, 1 July 2011

The behaviour of companies and industrial dynamics and energy and sustainability are some of the topics to be addressed at a major international conference to be hosted by The University of Western Australia's Business School and the Association for Chinese Economic Studies (Australia).

Orion Nebula

Spirited stargazing unlimited

Friday, 1 July 2011

More Western Australian school students will be able to take part in an innovative astronomy program through The University of Western Australia, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday between Hawaiian Pty Ltd and UWA.