University News

University News

Shaun Tan hope for Oscar success

Thursday, 27 January 2011

A graduate of The University of Western Australia, Shaun Tan's animated feature The Lost Thing has been nominated for an Oscar.

Autistic children lack visual skills for independence

Monday, 24 January 2011

The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research led by Dr Liz Pellicano, from The University of Western Australia's School of Psychology and London's Institute of Education.

Students experience wonders of science

Monday, 24 January 2011

More than 170 budding scientists and engineers spent three days immersed in science at The University of Western Australia as part of the annual Science Experience.

Artist impression courtesy Dr Shixue Hu

South-West China fossil trove reveals lost underwater world

Monday, 24 January 2011

A recently discovered fossil trove in south-west China has thrown new light on an ecosystem recovery after the severest mass extinction of life on Earth that wiped out 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land life.

Leeuwin current hots up in 'La Nina' year

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The La Nina phenomenon responsible for the devastating Queensland floods is also affecting Western Australia and will continue to do so until at least middle of 2011, according to a leading researcher at the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Study reveals sharks may be colour blind

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

New research on how sharks see may help to prevent attacks on humans and assist in the design of fishing gear that may reduce shark bycatch in long-line fisheries.

Dr Marika Guggisberg

Partner violence linked to mental health, drug issues

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Women subjected to both physical and sexual violence by their partner are much more likely to experience mental health and/or substance use issues, according to a study at The University of Western Australia.

For healthy estuary, take one website

Monday, 17 January 2011

Western Suburbs Councils will be able to keep better track of the health of the Swan-Canning River Basin and its coastal receiving waters thanks to a collaboration with The University of Western Australia.

Exploring tension between science and art

Monday, 17 January 2011

Science and art are set to collide this month when The University of Western Australia's SymbioticA and Dublin's Science Gallery launch:  Visceral:  The Living Art Experiment.

Ocean scientists to investigate humpback whales' Kimberley nursery

Friday, 14 January 2011

Researchers from the Oceans Institute within The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are to embark on a three-week field trip to one of WA's most remote regions to investigate ocean circulation and its influence on the ecology of Camden Sound in the Kimberley.