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University News

Public opinion should help sway marine policy: study

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Public opinion should inform policy decisions about the marine environment, according to a study published this week in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Winner Bronwyn Milkins with UWA Winthrop Professor Alan Dench

Can re-training the way you think improve your sleep?

Monday, 6 October 2014

A new approach to treating insomnia has earned Bronwyn Milkins the $2000 first prize in The University of Western Australia's Three Minute Thesis competition.

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall

UWA moves up world rankings

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The University of Western Australia has jumped 11 places in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, moving from 168th to 157th place.

Kimberley Rock Art – Photo:  Sven Ouzman

New master's degree engages with 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The University of Western Australia's newest degree, the Master of Heritage Studies was launched today by the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment; Heritage.

WUN delegates

UWA commits to sustainable farming

Monday, 29 September 2014

The University of Western Australia and a group of leading international organisations has agreed to work towards developing a plan for the sustainable management of ruminant livestock through a global network of model farms  known as the ‘Global Farm Platform'.

Jade Lampton winner of Fly competition

Western Waagyls' dreamtime run at National Indigenous Games

Friday, 26 September 2014

Two UWA teams named after the snakelike Dreamtime creature the Waagyl have swept the annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) for the second year in a row, taking out first and third places.

Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber

Journey from stem cell to blood cell revealed

Friday, 26 September 2014

Researchers have discovered previously undetected steps in the process by which stem cells become blood cells, a process called haematopoiesis.  An international collaboration, including Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber, has established that a highly complex series of events determine the fate of closely related populations of blood progenitor cells.

Acacia patches

Study unravels links between soils and plant biodiversity

Friday, 26 September 2014

For decades, ecologists have studied soils to understand why some patches of vegetation contain more plant species than others.  Researchers at The University of Western Australia's School of Plant Biology and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have now found an answer to this long-standing question.

Stephanie Wenclawski and Professor Leonard Collard

USA student keen to 'learn country' from Noongar and western perspectives

Thursday, 25 September 2014

When Stephanie Wenclawski (21) from North Carolina State University discovered that she could find out about ancient Noongar culture at The University of Western Australia, she couldn't wait to enrol.

Liesel Gentelli

Haunting tales in ship-wrecked silver

Thursday, 25 September 2014

In her work of analysing the silver coins recovered from six ships, wrecked off the WA coast over almost two centuries, PhD candidate Liesel Gentelli finds herself thinking of some of the wreck survivors.