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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.

UWA's School of Indigenous Studies celebrates milestone

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies will celebrate 21 highly successful years next week.

Mr Balarka Banerjee

UWA student wins with his thesis in three minutes

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Explaining the medical complexities of lung transplants within three minutes has won a student from The University of Western Australia a national award.

UWA students in relay for life

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A 24-hour relay organised by students at The University of Western Australia will highlight the fact that cancer never sleeps and raise money for cancer research, education, prevention and services for people living with the disease.

Volunteers needed to trial new vaccine against Dengue Fever

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Perth researchers are about to trial a new vaccine that aims to protect against all four strains of the potentially devastating Dengue Fever.