Senator Jan McLucas

Improving the lives of people with disabilities

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Senator Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, will on September 1 deliver the Disability Collective Lecture 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

Sulfur-loving fossils could point the way to life on Mars

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Remarkably preserved microfossils from a remote region of Western Australia that are at least 3.4 billion years old are providing insights into what type of life first existed on Earth and when it existed.  They also highlight a potential target in the search for life on Mars.

Dr Martin Parkinson

Secretary to the Treasury to give 2011 Shann Memorial Lecture

Monday, 22 August 2011

Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary to the Treasury, will address the economic future of Australia in the 2011 Shann Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Hazardous weather expert at UWA

Monday, 22 August 2011

A world expert on high-impact weather, John McBride, will deliver the 2011 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia outlining the ways in which the frequency of events such as the Queensland floods relate to the changing climate.

Photo by Gary Kendrick

Shark Bay seagrass 'potentially an $8 billion carbon sink'

Monday, 22 August 2011

Shark Bay's extensive seagrass meadows act as a massive carbon sink which stores more than eight billion dollars' worth of carbon dioxide if valued according to the Federal Government's proposed carbon price.

9/11 Ten Years On: UWA conference

Friday, 19 August 2011

An Afghani woman parliamentarian who has survived assassination attempts and is on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list will speak at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Plant proteins to help solve global challenges

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A protein database that will serve as a vital research tool for investigating how plants respond to environmental change is to be developed under a partnership between The University of Western Australia and Agilent Technologies.

Rankings confirm UWA's five-star reputation

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Two new independent rankings have confirmed The University of Western Australia's growing national and international reputation.

Professors Tim Flannery, Will Steffen and Alan Robson

Climate Commission launches WA Climate Report

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Climate Commission has released its report The Critical Decade, Western Australian Climate Change Impacts at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders

Call for WA women to join international breast cancer prevention study

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Western Australian women are needed to join an international, pioneering study investigating whether breast cancer could be prevented by a drug known as anastrozole.