Matthew Thompson, Graduate Research School Dean Alan Dench and Suzie Ferrie

UQ student wins thesis in 3 minutes

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Explaining the complexities of reliable forensic evidence in three minutes has won a student from The University of Queensland the 2011 Australia-New Zealand Three Minute Thesis challenge held at The University of Western Australia.

UWA post graduate degrees 'open doors'

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Aspiring engineers, teachers, doctors and lawyers can find out how a post graduate degree at The University of Western Australia can ‘open doors' at next week's Post Graduate & Honours EXPO.

UWA to help best teachers become leading State school principals

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WA's best school teachers will gain an opportunity to become leading State School principals through a new Masters Degree of School Leadership being offered by The University of Western Australia.

Eating vegetables reduces some colorectal cancers

Monday, 26 September 2011

The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

100-year-old lock of hair rewrites early Aboriginal history

Friday, 23 September 2011

A 100-year-old lock of hair from a West Australian Aboriginal man has led to a discovery that Aboriginal Australians are directly descended from the first people to leave Africa more than 70,000 years ago.

PhD students vie for 3 minutes of thesis fame

Thursday, 22 September 2011

What are PhD students studying and why does it matter?

Next week's 2011 Three Minute Thesis Competition final at The University of Western Australia will challenge students from 43 universities in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to give the most dynamic talk that answers these questions in just three minutes.

Fire report published, feedback session September 29

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Final Report on the February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill Research Project, conducted by Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre researchers at The University of Western Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) was published today.

Chelsea Fancote

Saltbush leaves sheep less browned off

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Feeding saltbush, a native shrub used to revegetate areas of dryland salinity, to sheep can provide a good dietary source of Vitamin E, which can then help reduce the unsightly browning of meat that can occur if animals are deficient in Vitamin E.

Xixi Li

A touch of the tar bush

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A Chinese PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia, Xixi Li, is taking a tar bush to reducing controversial agricultural green house gas emissions.

The Allergy Epidemic:  A Mystery of Modern Life

Analysing the allergy epidemic

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A recent epidemic of potentially life-threatening food allergies is affecting one in 10 Australian infants, according to a new book by Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott from The University of Western Australia.