University News

University News

Professor Diana Dwyre

Elections, money and free speech in the US

Monday, 10 May 2010

Professor Diana Dwyre, 2009-2010 Fulbright ANU Distinguished Chair in American Political Science and Professor of Political Science at California State University-Chico will present a seminar on Elections, Money and Free Speech in the US at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

Researchers with sea barleygrass

In search of genetic secrets for water tolerant wheat

Monday, 10 May 2010

International researchers hope to create a new wheat hybrid suited to waterlogged and saline conditions by identifying genes similar to those responsible for the ability of rice to survive in watery conditions.

Professor Jane Pillow with the high frequency jet ventilator

Jet machine gives new hope to tiny babies

Monday, 10 May 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have established evidence that supports the use of high frequency jet ventilators to help premature babies with respiratory disease.

Debbie Rutherford and Margot Rutherford with Professor Alan Robson

New centre to focus on emotional health

Monday, 10 May 2010

A new centre will boost The University of Western Australia's internationally recognised research into human emotional experiences and behaviours.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.


Port Geographe seagrass study

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A two-year study by a collaboration of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia has recommended structural changes to the groynes at Port Geographe in the State's South West to remedy long-term seagrass accumulation problems.

Coral communities on sea floor

Nationwide sea-floor study starts in WA

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia is taking part in a collaborative study of the ecology of Australia's sea-floor that will increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems.

UWA students

Focus on teaching and learning

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has launched its fifth annual Teaching and Learning Month when staff and students come together to celebrate their teaching and learning success and discuss future improvements.

Eileen Webb (middle), flanked by Shelda Debrowski and Judith Fordham

UWA scholarship winners to help put Perth on the map

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Three staff members at The University of Western Australia are among 11 academics to be awarded Professional Development Scholarships aimed at attracting international experts to Perth.

Lead author Dr Qun Mai

UWA study questions quality of care for mental health patients

Monday, 3 May 2010

The fact that people who are using mental health services have a life expectancy in their 50s is not due to inadequate access to general practitioners (GPs) but is more likely to represent a need for improved quality of primary health care.