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University News

Economics Professor named UWA's first Chair in Social Impact

Friday, 17 December 2010

A former Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute WA Research Centre, Professor Paul Flatau, has been appointed Chair of Social Investment and Impact at The University of Western Australia.

Peter McAllister

'Manthropologist' to debunk male myths

Friday, 17 December 2010

Author and archaeologist Peter McAllister will examine the pressing modern problem of "Why are males today such losers?" in a public lecture in January at The University of Western Australia.

Shaun Tan's "The lost thing" shortlisted for an Oscar

Friday, 17 December 2010

UWA graduate Shaun Tan's animated feature "The Lost Thing" has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

UWA to reveal 3-D images of nano world

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The University of Western Australia will soon be home to one of the most powerful microscopes in Australia that can capture 3-D images of objects and surfaces at the molecular or nanoparticle level in real time.

Associate Professor Wendy Oddy receives her NHMRC Achievement Award

UWA has two of nation's top ten medical researchers

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Two of Australia's top 10 health and medical researchers, recognised yesterday at the National Health and Medical Research Council's Excellence Awards, are from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Tracey Horton

UWA Dean of Business to step down

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Dean of the Business School at The University of Western Australia, Professor Tracey Horton, will leave the position in August next year, UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said today.

Does exercise delay Alzheimer's?

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

If exercise can improve memory then it might delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

UWA academics join new technology council

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

A Nobel Laureate and an internationally recognised neurobiologist have been appointed to the new Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council.

Professor Clarissa Ball

Art historian to lead cross-disciplinary Institute

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Art historian Professor Clarissa Ball has been appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Institute of Advanced Studies from January 2011.

Research Associate Professor Livia Hool

'Electrical' heart project to save lives

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

While there is a good chance of a patient surviving a heart attack, sufferers may die days, weeks or months later because of damage to the heart muscle.