Brain Bee contenders score brainiest coach

Thursday, 21 June 2012

As far as coaches go, WA State finalists in the annual Brain Bee competition - to be held at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 26 June - couldn't have scored a better one.

Dr Ken Mercer

Leading geotechnical expert joins mine science centre

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia has appointed Dr Ken Mercer to a professorial position in environmental and mining geomechanics.

Ms Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly to deliver Vincent Fairfax Oration on Leadership

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Westpac CEO and Managing Director Gail Kelly will deliver the Vincent Fairfax Oration on Leadership at The University of Western Australia next Monday.

Professor Louis Charland

Passionate plea for passion in psychiatry

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The study of human passions has vanished from Western psychiatry and should be restored, according to a visiting professor who will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Kalpurtu (waterhole ‘snake’), 28 x 38 cm [WU10175]

UWA for first-time show of Jimmy Pike's drawings

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Never-before exhibited drawings by the late Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike will be shown at The University of Western Australia's Berndt Museum from 29 June.

Aanandini Ganesalingam

Scholarship winner uses maths brain for good grain

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A researcher who turned down a career-based position in the Commonwealth Defence Department in Canberra to pursue a PhD in agriculture at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious fellowship.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar

Don't be late for lecture on the quest for the theory of everything

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Few people know as much about the importance of time as The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP

Federal Climate Change Minister explains carbon price

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.

Julia Reisser stands next to the manta net onboard RV Southern Surveyor

First map of floating plastics to help save baby turtles

Monday, 18 June 2012

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia is creating the first map to show the distribution of floating marine plastics in Australian waters, and models that chart the likely pathways of these plastics and sea turtle hatchlings.

Ashlee Uren

2012 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Monday, 18 June 2012

A fifth-year Law/Arts student with a passion for helping people less fortunate than others has been awarded this year's Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.