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University News

UWA graduate named Social Worker of the Year

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A Bachelor of Social Work graduate from The University of Western Australia has won the 2010 Social Worker of the Year Award for her efforts in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children find a safe home when they are unable to live with their families.

Study reveals how plants solve problems

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has provided a unique insight into how the same protein plays different roles in plant and animal cells.

Orectolobus maculatus

Shark eye research gives insight into ocean health

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

New research on how sharks see may help explain the relationship between other aquatic life and their environments and provide a benchmark for the health of our oceans.

Thomas Williams

Scholarship caps golden year for UWA 'golden boy'

Friday, 5 November 2010

An Arts/Law Fogarty scholar from The University of Western Australia who is undertaking a major in Chinese has won one of 20 national undergraduate prizes in the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards.

UWA leads WA science award finalists

Friday, 5 November 2010

The list of finalists in the Western Australian Science Awards has again been dominated by researchers and projects from The University of Western Australia.

One Uni, one staff, lots of fun

Thursday, 4 November 2010

More than 1,000 staff-members of The University of Western Australia will take part in the third annual UWA fun staff sports day to raise money for children with learning disabilities.

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.