Flower pyramid ca 1690-1720, artist unknown

Power in porcelain - objects of desire

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Emotions form an integral part of everyday lives.  They drive cultural, social, political and economic change.  Sometimes without us realising it, modern day emotions are intertwined with objects - such as porcelain - that have shaped history.

Barry Jones to speak at asylum seeker debate

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Neither Here nor There:  Why Malaysia is the Wrong Solution is the title of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

The primitive hagfish

Study finds hagfish use slime to choke predators

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A new study has found the primitive hagfish, also known as a "snot eel" can defend itself by releasing a noxious slime that chokes would-be predators.

Ragil Prasetya and Travis Kirke

Google hires UWA software engineering students

Monday, 31 October 2011

Landing a dream job with Google is just sinking in for software engineering students Ragil Prasetya and Travis Kirke, from The University of Western Australia, who will work as Software Engineer Interns at the technology giant's Sydney headquarters.

CHOGM comes to The University of Western Australia

Saturday, 29 October 2011

An historic gathering took place at The University of Western Australia tonight with Commonwealth Heads of State attending a dinner hosted by the Australian Prime Minister at the University’s Winthrop Hall.

Rhodymenia sonderi

Ocean flora retreating to the brink

Friday, 28 October 2011

A new study has found that the warming ocean climate is causing seaweed communities, on which fauna survive, to retreat to the brink of the continent and possibly extinction.

The Commonwealth: Making a Difference

CHOGM publication: making a difference

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The University of Western Australia, through UWA Publishing, has been the partner in producing a book with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, to highlight 50 excellent examples of current ground level development initiatives.

Professor Alan Robson and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Royal visit for new mining exploration technology

Thursday, 27 October 2011

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited The University of Western Australia today to inspect the progress on the development of advanced aerial mining exploration technology with the potential to discover minerals in new locations.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks to a student at UWA

PM praises high standard of UWA geology research

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The high standard of research by geology students at The University of Western Australia has won praise from Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a visit to the Crawley campus to launch a new $31 million international mining centre.

Win/win for 'polygamouse' females

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Multiple mating - or polyandry - is beneficial for females, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia in a world-first experimental evolutionary study.