Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge

UWA and Woodside to invest in global computational geoscience

Friday, 10 May 2013

A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.

IM4DC Director Ian Satchwell

International mining experts to share global knowledge

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ministers from Australia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique and Germany as well as representatives from the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will be among the keynote speakers at the 2013 Mining for Development Conference (M4DC) to be held in Sydney on 20-21 May.

Left: Winthrop Prof Tom O’Donoghue, Prof Simon Clarke, Gilbert Karareba

Research to rebuild schools in war-torn countries

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Rebuilding school systems destroyed by years of violent civil war is the focus of new projects by researchers including a Rwandan academic at The University of Western Australia.

Photographer:  Matt Galligan

National empowerment key to reducing suicides and community distress

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The success of a local empowerment project designed to reduce the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has led a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia to hope it will be useful for Indigenous communities across the rest of the nation.

Bollywood star Pallarvi Sharda

Bollywood star to shine at UWA cinema celebration

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A leading Bollywood actor whose latest film is due out at the end of the year is one of the presenters at a symposium at The University of Western Australia to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

Passive smoking more risky for teen girls than boys

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Teenage girls exposed to passive smoking face a greater risk of heart disease than teenage boys, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

CSIRO Captain Stelios Kondylas and Winthrop Professor Anya Waite sampling at sea

UWA scientist to head Indian Ocean study in new research ship

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A senior marine scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to lead a milestone expedition to the Indian Ocean next year on board Australia's newest marine research vessel, RV Investigator.

Improved wheat yields

Plant biology advances rapidly to help feed the world

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A series of new discoveries in plant cell biology will help to increase the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population, according to 12 of the world's leading plant biologists.

Study reveals parents not immune to junk food advertising

Friday, 3 May 2013

The idea that adults are better equipped than children to resist junk food advertising has been debunked by a new study that has found both are influenced by television and Internet advertising.

Bagpipe battle for UWA

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The University of Western Australia's Riley Oval will be transformed into a scene akin to Braveheart next week when more than a hundred kilted pipers and drummers battle it out in the Pipe Band State Championships.