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'Brainy' vegetables teach kids a thing or two

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Brain Awareness Week activity that encourages children to make a ‘brain' out of vegetables is just one of the many on offer thanks to staff and students at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Richard Weller

Planning experts discuss future vision for "big" Perth

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

With Perth's population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, it's time to think big about the planning challenges facing us and the policy responses needed to deal with these challenges, according to Associate Professor Paul Maginn, organiser of UWA's annual Stephenson Hepburn Oration to be held on 16 March.

His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono

Indonesian Vice-President speaking at UWA

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono will be awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Western Australia at a special ceremony to be held in Winthrop Hall on Thursday evening.

UWA attracts and retains top female talent

Monday, 7 March 2011

In the lead-up to tomorrow's 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, The University of Western Australia has been recognised nationally as an Employer of Choice for Women for the ninth consecutive year.

Kids to exercise grey matter in knock-out contest

Monday, 7 March 2011

Year 10 students from around Western Australia will converge on The University of Western Australia later this year to compete in a contest that could identify some of the top neuroscientists of the future.

Australian Laureate Fellow Winthrop Professor Mike Tobar

Coldest place to produce hottest science

Monday, 7 March 2011

The interior of a powerful machine newly installed at The University of Western Australia is not only the coldest place in the State, it is colder by far than anywhere in Antarctica or even in outer space.

Study finds pharmacists slow to refer patients to GPs

Friday, 4 March 2011

A study to assess the ability of community pharmacists to recognise and medically refer patients with a chronic cough has found that only a third of pharmacists provided appropriate medical referral.

Dr Shalmalee Palekar

Lecturer of the Year embraces Indian cinema

Thursday, 3 March 2011

An academic at The University of Western Australia whose research interests include Indian cinema has been recognised ahead of more than 4000 nominees as the 2010 UniJobs Lecturer of the Year.

Research Associate Professor David Indermaur

Focus on crime and justice at UWA

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Society's responses to crime will be the focus of a talk to be given at The University of Western Australia on Friday 18 March.

Professor Marcus Feldman

$1 million prize for UWA graduate

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A graduate of The University of Western Australia, Professor Marcus Feldman, has won a prestigious international prize for his work in the evolutionary sciences.