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Winthrop Professor Tom O’Donoghue with ASSA Fellow, Professor Barry McGaw AO

Winthrop Professor welcomed into the esteemed Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Friday, 3 December 2010

Winthrop Professor Tom O’Donoghue from the Graduate School of Education was welcomed as a fellow into the esteemed Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in November 2010.  

Picture this: Engineering for social justice

Thursday, 2 December 2010

‘Engineering is for people' is the message of an inaugural photographic competition organised by The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Breakthrough physical activity program for young people affected by cancer

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Organisers of what may be Australia's first physical activity and health program for children and young people affected by cancer are calling for participants.

UWA's time and resources scientists top awards

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The strength of science at The University of Western Australia was recognised again today with the announcements of the winners of the Western Australian Science Awards.

UWA research receives lion's share of national funding

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The world's most precise clock - developed at The University of Western Australia - will be subject to testing in space as a result of Federal funding announced today.

Fossils in South West cave reveal megafauna extinction

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The arrival of humans was probably decisive in the extinction of the megafauna living in WA's South West 40,000 years ago, though climate change and fire may have contributed, according to new research.

Living close to shopping areas may depress older Australian men

Monday, 29 November 2010

Easy access to local shops and stores may provide relaxing retail therapy for many people but it can also contribute to making older Australian men depressed, according to new research funded by the Bupa Health Foundation.

Busselton residents help target lung disease

Monday, 29 November 2010

As part of an international study that looked at the genotyping of more than 32,000 people - 4,350 of them from the Busselton area - researchers at The University of Western Australia hope they may have identified new clues to how abnormal lung function may contribute to respiratory diseases.

From soil to stars - UWA staffers go further afield

Friday, 26 November 2010

The European Southern Observatory, Queen's University in Ontario and Peking University are the destinations for three outgoing Federal Endeavour Award-winners from The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Martyn French

UWA research delivers hope on World AIDS Day

Friday, 26 November 2010

Researchers have identified pathways that make HIV patients susceptible to opportunistic infections, paving the way for better treatment options.