University News

University News

Currie Hall to expand

Thursday, 4 November 2010

The University of Western Australia is extending its student residence Currie Hall, in a four-stage building process that will increase the number of rooms by 100.

Ocean researchers to assess cyclone impacts

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tropical cyclones are a major hazard for the State's offshore gas and oil industry, much of which is based in the waters off WA's north-west coast.

Associate Professor David Coward and Dr Myrtille Laas-Bourez

Robotic telescope swings into action for cosmic explosion

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope was the first in the world to turn its gaze on the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.

Kimberley doctor using ipad in emedicine

New apps for speedy patient care in remote WA

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Patient care - particularly in remote areas - will be faster and more efficient thanks to the launch of iPhone and iPad versions of world-renowned clinical software developed at The University of Western Australia.

Boosting Mathematics for Australia's wellbeing

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

2011 will be the Year of Mathematics at The University of Western Australia.

WA's underwater oil and gas technology in the spotlight

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Cutting-edge technology being used to help pave the way for Australia's largest resource projects will be in the spotlight at a symposium at The University of Western Australia starting on Monday.

Law/Arts student named 2011 Rhodes Scholar

Monday, 1 November 2010

One of The University of Western Australia's top Law graduates who aims to use her education to improve the community as a barrister and academic has been awarded the 2011 Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia.

Traffic fumes can trigger asthma in very young children

Monday, 1 November 2010

Children aged four and under are most at risk of asthma attacks from traffic-related air pollution, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Study indentifies genes that control thyroid levels

Friday, 29 October 2010

Sequence variations in DNA have been identified that affect personal levels of thyroid hormones, according to an international research team.

Good oil at energy cities' meeting

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Representatives from 12 cities supporting the world's major energy industries will meet for the World Energy Cities Partnership Conference co-sponsored by The University of Western Australia.