University News

University News

Book focuses on democracy in world of new media

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Democracy has suffered in a modern society obsessed with display, according to a new book to be launched by Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

Fat protects older men from dementia: study

Monday, 28 March 2011

New results from a decade-long epidemiological study have shown that overweight older men are less likely to develop dementia.

UWA wins funding for affordable student housing

Monday, 28 March 2011

The University of Western Australia will build new accommodation for up to 1000 students over the next two years under an Australian Government scheme for affordable housing.

Ownership of the oceans' secrets

Friday, 25 March 2011

The newly appointed Director of the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia has co-authored a paper in the journal Science which raises concerns about the number of gene patents held by a few countries and proposes a new international system to ensure the fair use of marine genetic resources.

Tough guys don't always finish first

Friday, 25 March 2011

When it comes to wooing the ladies in a crowded room evolutionary biologists at The University of Western Australia have found that tough guys trade their combat capability for speed.

An evolution in health care systems: MMEx and Communicare join forces

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Communicare Systems Pty Ltd and the University of Western Australia's Centre for Software Practice are exploring the combination of their two leading health products, Communicare and MMEx to create a next generation health care platform.

Construction of the UWA Albany Sciences Centre begins

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for The University of Western Australia's new $6.2 million Sciences Centre will be held on Friday 25 March at 2pm at the UWA Albany Centre, 35 Stirling Tce.

Raymond Jones Kiernan house

Pioneering ecological architect celebrated

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The work of an architect who, over a career spanning seven decades, changed the landscape of Perth with his innovative houses, flats, schools and churches will be celebrated at a retrospective exhibition at The University of Western Australia.

Smelly crickets bowl maidens over

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Australian field crickets can produce a special odour to lord it over their rivals in order to attract a mate, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Malcolm McCusker AO QC

UWA graduate to become WA Governor

Monday, 21 March 2011

The University of Western Australia is proud that another of its graduates, Dr Malcolm McCusker AO QC, is to be the next Governor of Western Australia.