University News

University News

Workshop to address contentious rock-art

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The distinctive and controversial Gwion-Gwion rock-art of the Kimberley, previously known as ‘Bradshaw' rock-art, will be the topic of an international workshop at The University of Western Australia today.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

School students to compete in Maths Olympics

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

More than 300 of the State's best young mathematicians from 25 schools will take part in the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad at The University of Western Australia later this month.

Dementia can be prevented in remote Aboriginal communities

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry has identified dementia risk factors for Aboriginal Australians living in remote communities.

Indian Ocean tsunami modelling experts gather in Fremantle

Monday, 11 October 2010

More than 40 tsunami modellers will gather at Fremantle this week to discuss the latest developments in tsunami modelling and forecasting.  They represent countries in the Indian Ocean region as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and the United States which are active in undertaking tsunami modelling in the Indian Ocean region.

Associate Professor Alex Gardner

Study exposes flaws in climate change policy

Monday, 11 October 2010

New research reveals serious flaws in the way that governments have been responding to climate change issues such as the protection of wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.  The research, to be presented at a national conference in Perth tomorrow, was completed prior to the release of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Guidelines last Friday, October 8, and provides important information for evaluating those proposals.

Photo: Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger

Ancient art delivers modern health advice

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A mix of ancient sand-drawing techniques using fencing wire and modern projection technology will be used to educate Aboriginal people about preventing kidney disease.

Parental fear leads to inactive 'cottonwool' kids: study

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Children's development and wellbeing are under threat because their parents are fearful of strangers, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

'Hobbit' ancestors and art evolution under spotlight

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A member of the Australian-Indonesian research team who announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis - known as the ‘hobbit' - will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia about the current research on their remarkable find.

Focus on fish vision in year of biodiversity

Monday, 4 October 2010

A seminar to be held next week at The University of Western Australia will take the audience on a 'swim-through' with some of Australia's most interesting fish including sharks, which were  around before dinosaurs.

UWA outclasses eastern rivals

Monday, 4 October 2010

The University of Western Australia has taken out the overall university champion at the 2010 Australian University Games, toppling previous champion Monash University with the University of Sydney in third place!