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New telescope puts focus on high school discoveries

Monday, 20 September 2010

A new internet telescope to be launched by State Education Minister Dr Elizabeth Constable at The University of Western Australia this Friday will give high school students the opportunity to discover new planets and exploding stars in distant galaxies.

Winthrop Professor David Mackey

Genetic discovery offers new hope for eye diseases

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The discovery of new genes for two of the world's most common eye diseases could lead to new treatments, according to leading ophthalmologist, Winthrop Professor David Mackey, from The University of Western Australia.

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya

Former World Bank president praises UWA book

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, has praised a new book about Sri Lanka written by an academic from The University of Western Australia.

Mr Stephen Smith MP

UWA graduates hold key posts in Federal Cabinet

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Two graduates of The University of Western Australia have taken up key Cabinet posts in the new Federal Government.

Korea strengthens ties with UWA in minerals and energy

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The top ten resource universities in Korea have strengthened ties with The University of Western Australia to develop a global talent in mineral and energy resources development.

Seeking ex-Karratha families for study

Monday, 13 September 2010

Educational opportunities and other issues faced by families who live in mining towns are the focus of a study by The University of Western Australia.

Young guitarists strike gold for UWA

Monday, 13 September 2010

Ten young guitarists from The University of Western Australia's School of Music Guitar Ensemble won the highest praise at a competition adjudicated by one of the world's most acclaimed classical guitarists.

Dr Andy Thomas

Australian astronaut gives schools a taste of space at UWA

Friday, 10 September 2010

Around 750 school students from 51 West Australian schools will visit The University of Western Australia on Tuesday to hear Australian-born astronaut Andy Thomas.

UWA Winthrop Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

UWA appoints Chair in Paediatric Anaesthesiology

Friday, 10 September 2010

An internationally recognised anaesthetist has been appointed the inaugural Woolworths Chair in Paediatric Anaesthesiology at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Kingsley Dixon

Chancellor's medal for leading plant biologist

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kingsley Dixon will be awarded a Chancellor's Medal during the University's Spring Graduation Ceremonies, which begin next Tuesday night.