University News

University News

Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott

The nation's best medical research

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The work of two of The University of Western Australia's medical researchers has been showcased among Australia's best research projects in a new publication launched by the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler.

Smoking causes brain cell loss and cognitive decline

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Older smokers damage their grey matter and lose cognitive function at a greater rate than non smokers according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Fussy females go for dominant types

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

In a world first, a recent study at The University of Western Australia has explored the evolutionary effects of female mate-choice and male/male competition in one environment.

New Holland Honeyeater feeding on Banksia coccinea by D. McGinn.

Animal pollinators essential for mining site restoration

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ecological restoration of mining sites will not be successful long-term unless more attention is paid to returning the pollinators on which plants depend for reproduction and genetic viability.

Jessup International Moot Competition winners

Law school team makes Jessup Moot finals again

Monday, 7 February 2011

For the third year in a row, UWA's Law School student team will compete in the international rounds of the Jessup International Moot Competition after successfully competing in the national finals held yesterday at the High Court of Australia in Canberra.

WA's incredible underground orchid

Monday, 7 February 2011

Rhizanthella gardneri is a cute, quirky and critically endangered orchid that lives all its life underground.  It even blooms underground, making it virtually unique amongst plants.

array of ‘hot plates’ measure effects of rising water temperature

‘Hot plate’ technology to assist research into ocean warming

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A team involving scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia has devised a unique way of studying the effects of ocean warming on marine life.

UWA Pavilion project photo courtesy Nic Montagu

Art meets emergency shelter at UWA

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

An emergency shelter designed for disaster areas and remote communities will remain in front of Winthrop Hall at The University of Western Australia until Monday 11 April.

Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker

Perth Writers' Festival draws top authors

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Leading international and Australian authors will take part in this year's Perth Writers' Festival, to be held at The University of Western Australia from 4-7 March.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Symposium to mark Dennis Haskell's brilliant career

Monday, 31 January 2011

A symposium marking the retirement of a champion of Australian literature in schools and universities throughout the world will be held at The University of Western Australia on February 17 and 18.