University News

University News

Dr Rachael Duff

Breakthrough for people with unknown muscle disease

Friday, 27 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene mutation in a rare new form of muscle wasting disease which will lead other sufferers to be more accurately diagnosed.

Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber

UWA appoints Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The University of Western Australia's leading role in pathology has been strengthened with the appointment of Dr Wendy Erber as Winthrop Professor, Chair and Head of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Refurbished geology lab opens in East Timor

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A newly refurbished geological laboratory in East Timor is expected to boost the fledgling country's research capacity and help geologists better understand its complex geological setting.

Winthrop Professor Mark Randolph

UWA engineer elected to Royal Society

Monday, 23 May 2011

Civil engineer, former Federation Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Winthrop Professor Mark Randolph, has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society.

Shell, UWA announce chair in offshore foundations

Friday, 20 May 2011

A new professorial chair in metocean engineering and offshore foundations will strengthen education and research in Western Australia, according to The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson.

Proud to be UWA

Friday, 20 May 2011

The University of Western Australia was recognised this week as one of the nation's best workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people in Australia's first Top 10 Employers List for LGBT employees.

Soprano Julianne Baird

Renowned soprano to perform "The Jane Austen Songbook" at UWA

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The musical tastes of Jane Austen will be the subject of a lecture and performance by internationally renowned soprano Julianne Baird at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium on Tuesday 24 May 2011.

Andrew Lawrence-King with the ‘Queen Mary’ Gaelic harp, Guernsey - by Tim Feak

Emotions harping on success

Thursday, 19 May 2011

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions' Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Prof Andrew Lawrence-King, and viola da gamba soloist Jordi Savall have won another prestigious award. The duo was awarded the Premio de la Música Spain's top music prize, for their recording of Scottish and Irish traditional music: Celtic Viol II.

Stephen Daisley

PhD student wins NSW Premier’s Award for new writing

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Stephen Daisley, a PhD student at The University of Western Australia, has won the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the 2011 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

A fresh look at developing Dampier by a new generation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Six final year, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking a fresh look at ways to develop built form, infrastructure and landscape design at Dampier in the State's north west.