University News

University News

Associate Professor Pietro Guj

Resources Super Profit Tax - The case for a small gold mine in WA

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Associate Professor Pietro Guj from the Centre for Exploration Targeting (a joint UWA/Curtin initiative) has released a quantitative analysis outlining the impact of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's version of the Resources Super Profit Tax (RSPT) for a small gold mine in W.A.

Black holes and Gingin bush lab a big chance for Indian interns

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Four young interns from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, are spending 10 weeks at The University of Western Australia's Gravitational Wave Research Laboratories and the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin working on what is described as physics' most exciting frontier.

NASA earth

Climate change sceptics under fire

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Some of The University of Western Australia's top scientists challenged the myths and misconceptions about climate change at a forum at the University last night.

Tea tree oil offers hope to skin cancer patients

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Tea tree oil may be used in future as a fast, cheap, safe and effective treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers and precancerous lesions, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Study finds antidepressants not working in older men

Monday, 28 June 2010

A recently published study in the journal PLoS-One has found that more than half of older men who use antidepressant medication or psychotherapy are not responding to treatment.


Prehistoric sexual preferences

Monday, 28 June 2010

The phenomenon of males comparing their attributes to those of other males is millions of years old, according to a new study. Flying reptiles and fin-backed ancestors of modern mammals developed body traits for the purpose of sexual selection.

Winthrop Professor R.S. (Bob) White

UWA biographer sheds new light on a bright poetic star

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Reading the textbooks studied by Romantic poet John Keats during his years as a medical student at Guy's Hospital, London, gave an academic from The University of Western Australia a fresh perspective on the poet's work.

UWA wins $8.04M in research funding

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Significant new research funding to The University of Western Australia will underpin the University's commitment to tackle the big issues facing the community.

Professor Richard Hobbs

UWA ecologist to receive gold medal

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The University of Western Australia's Professor Richard Hobbs is to be awarded the 2010 Ecological Society of Australia Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of ecology in Australia.

Fiona Gibson

Half would pay for recycled water

Monday, 21 June 2010

In an online survey seeking information on Perth people's preference for expanding the drinking water supply through a second desalination scheme or a recycled water scheme, a natural resource economist postgraduate student at The University of Western Australia found that Perth's population was split into two camps.