Professor Peter Veth with Western Desert rock art

World-leading archaeologist appointed Kimberley rock art Chair

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A leading world expert in Indigenous archaeology has been appointed as the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Peter Veth inspects Barrow Island aerial photo

Barrow Island time-capsule to unlock early Australian history

Monday, 12 November 2012

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia is about to unlock an unprecedented 45,000-year history from the unique archaeological time capsule that is Barrow Island, one of the largest islands lying off Australia's north-west coast.

Kimberley rock art, Mitchell River National Park

Inaugural Kimberley rock art Chair to be announced

Monday, 12 November 2012

The appointment of the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will be announced at a formal ceremony at UWA on Wednesday.

ASKAP mapping project

New Australian telescope set to find 700,000 galaxies

Friday, 9 November 2012

Australia's newest radio telescope is predicted to find an unprecedented 700,000 new galaxies, say scientists - including astronomers from The University of Western Australia - planning for CSIRO's next-generation Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

UWA teams top WA Innovator Awards

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The discovery of a new treatment for the incurable muscle-wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has won the top prize for a medical research team from The University of Western Australia at the 2012 WA Innovator of the Year Awards announced today.

Perth Festival pyrotechnics

Funding boost launches Perth's premier arts festival

Thursday, 8 November 2012

This year's spectacular Perth International Arts Festival - an annual event founded by The University of Western Australia - aims to outshine last year's triumph with a summer feast of world-class acts and events thanks to an extra $1.5 million contribution from Lotterywest.

Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross

Kimberley rock art mysteries explained

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Rock Art archaeologist, Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross from The University of Western Australia, will reveal the findings of a three-year archaeological project in the northwest Kimberley at a public lecture on Thursday 15 November 2012.

The UWA Motorsport Team works on the 2012 SAE Formula car

UWA Motorsport team unveils clever design

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The clever design of uniquely integrated parts to achieve performance vehicle dynamics is the secret weapon The University of Western Australia's Motorsport Team is hoping will give it the edge in the Society of Automotive Engineers Formula competition next month.

Professor Ian Lawrance

WA researchers help worldwide genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Western Australians suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have contributed to a large-scale international genetic research project that has moved a step closer to understanding the causes of these diseases and potential basis of some complications from treatment.

Louise Gabrovsek

Personal skills help win national pharmacy student award

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A student who combines communication skills, empathy and warmth with scientific knowledge has been named National Pharmacy Student of the Year.