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UWA teaching recognised as among best in country

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The high standard of teaching at The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2010 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker

The 'right book' scoops Victorian Premier's Award

Thursday, 30 September 2010

A book that celebrates the power of literature has won its author - The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker - a Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Professor Peter Davies

World's rivers in crisis

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The world's rivers - the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity - are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a new global analysis co-authored by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

UWA cycling team

Son of sailing-great takes out AUG gold while cyclists keep on wheeling

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Skipper David Gilmour, son of Peter Gilmour led The University of Western Australia's sailing team to victory at this year's Australian University Games in Perth.

Emeritus Professor Robert Street

UWA honours Robert Street

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The University of Western Australia today honoured an eminent physicist who dedicated his life to the science behind astronomical telescopes, science communication and bio-magnetism by naming a building and lecture theatre after him.

Paavali Jumppanen - Picture courtesy of Petri-Puromies

'Kid brother' pianist to wow Perth

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

As part of The University of Western Australia's Keyed Up! series, internationally celebrated Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen will present a recital celebrating the works of Beethoven and Mozart, as well as premiering a commissioned new work by Finnish composer Jouni Kaipainen.

Emeritus Professor Charles Oxnard

Maths implies 'hobbit' an iodine-deficient human

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A paper published today is set to re-ignite debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis - the ‘hobbit' that some scientists have claimed as a new species of human.

New telescope helps high schools aim for the stars

Monday, 27 September 2010

A new internet telescope based at The University of Western Australia will give high school students the opportunity to discover new planets and exploding stars in distant galaxies.

Image: Chris Brown, Eyecue Design and Shutterstock

Scientist-detectives find clue to toughening vital plants

Friday, 24 September 2010

Drought, salinity, flooding and extreme temperatures threaten many plants essential to humankind - and scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered how they respond to these challenges.

In The Zone places Perth - and UWA - in global spotlight

Friday, 24 September 2010

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett, Australian Defence Minister Steven Smith, Australia's Ambassador to the United States of America Kim Beazley and Chancellor of The University of Western Australia Michael Chaney will be among the high profile West Australians who will lead the next In the Zone conference.