Acidification in waterways

Agricultural practices unknowingly cause poisoning of lake catchment

Monday, 14 September 2015

Agricultural clearing and drains installed by farmers to lower water tables and manage salinity are inadvertently impacting waterways in one of the largest and most botanically significant regions in Australia, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Stephen Parker

Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before

Monday, 14 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively measured the spatial consistency of the speed of light with a precision ten times greater than ever before.

Three minute thesis

Young scientist wins UWA's three minute thesis competition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Imagine trying to explain in just three minutes a complicated thesis that would normally take about nine hours to read.

Elise Blumann Rottnest Lighthouse

Final days for one-time-only Elise Blumann Exhibition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Perth audiences are running out of time to see a unique collection of works by German émigré artist Elise Blumann, many of which will soon be returned to private owners.

Aurora Milroy

UWA student awarded prestigious scholarship

Friday, 11 September 2015

Graduate Aurora Milroy, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies, is one of three Australians to receive a prestigious 2015 UK Chevening/Charlie Perkins Scholarship, to complete a Masters degree at Oxford University.

Barry J Marshall Science Library

UWA Science Library renamed in Nobel Laureate's honour

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Ten years after Professor Barry Marshall’s Nobel Prize, The University of Western Australia has renamed its Science Library in his honour.

Black hole

Volunteer black hole hunters as good as the experts

Monday, 7 September 2015

Trained volunteers are as good as professional astronomers at finding jets shooting from massive black holes and matching them to their host galaxies, research suggests.

Joe Hung, Judith Katzenellenbogen and Marianne Wood

Call for better cardiac care in the Pilbara

Friday, 4 September 2015

Health care experts are calling for a review of cardiac care services in the Pilbara after a forum attended by more than 70 healthcare professionals found  local residents were receiving unacceptably low levels of care. 

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton

UWA pays tribute to historian Geoffrey Bolton

Friday, 4 September 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of distinguished historian Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 83.

Pat Dudgeon

Calls for greater action to prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A leading researcher in the field of Indigenous Mental Health at The University of Western Australia has used the approach of World Suicide Prevention Day to call for united action to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide rates, which remain among the highest in the world.