Fairway ends disadvantage for program's Centenary students

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The University of Western Australia will welcome its first group of Fairway UWA students at a special morning tea tomorrow, marking the 100th year of student enrolments at WA's first and highest-ranked university.

Associate Professor Lisa Wood

Health issues linked to nearby liquor outlets

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

People with more liquor outlets in their neighbourhood have higher levels of harmful drinking and worse mental health than those who live further away from such outlets, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

UWA Centenary Hakea

Unique weeping hakea to help launch UWA Centenary

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A unique weeping hakea discovered growing five years ago near Margaret River has been chosen by UWA Friends of the Grounds to help celebrate The University of Western Australia's 2013 Centenary Year.

Disadvantaged student offers double in Centenary Year

Monday, 21 January 2013

The University of Western Australia has maintained a steady rate of undergraduate first-round offers to students in its 2013 Centenary year, following last year's record and the successful introduction of UWA's flexible new courses.

A feast of storytelling on offer at 2013 Perth Writers Festival

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Leading authors Margaret Atwood, Anna Funder, Jared Diamond, Ahdaf Soueif, Robert Dessaix, China Mieville and Lawrence Norfolk will join a host of national and international writers for readings, talks, debates, and workshops at next month's 2013 Perth Writers Festival at the University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Medals add up for spinning UWA mathematician

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A leading mathematician from The University of Western Australia who uses her interest in spinning wool to teach students about matrices has added another major award to her already impressive tally.

Dr Daniel Smale

Ocean heatwave decimates vital WA seaweed habitat

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The decimation of a seaweed that provides vital habitat for an interdependent web of marine species off the WA coast, as a consequence of a record ocean heatwave, has been revealed in a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today (16 January).

Filaments of hot gas span 600 million light years in simulated Universe.

Former student's stellar $2M gift to boost SKA science

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A former science student of The University of Western Australia has donated $2 million to fund a new research position that will help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries in the Universe.

Fishing off SW Madagascar, Photo by Henrich Bruggemann

'Wicked' problems devastate pristine Coral Reef

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Human activity - rather than climate change - has been found to be the main cause of catastrophic devastation to a southern Indian Ocean coral reef system similar to Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.

Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott

International research into disease, water and oral health get funding boost

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The global rise of chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases; technologies to assess water resources in a changing climate; and reducing international inequality in oral health are three research projects that have attracted Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funding.