University News

University News

UWA top-up scholarships help support postgraduate research

Friday, 6 March 2009

Scholarship holding research students returning to The University of Western Australia this year will, for the first time, receive Top-Up Scholarships valued at $5,000 in response to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) falling below subsistence level.

Catharine Lumby

Concerns about sexualisation of children addressed

Friday, 6 March 2009

Concerns that children are being sexualised in popular culture and art will be the subject of a free public lecture by commentator and author Professor Catharine Lumby at The University of Western Australia soon.

UWA graduates' first ordinary meeting

Friday, 6 March 2009

University graduates can play a significant role in encouraging young Australians to fulfil their potential through education, according to Mr Simon Dawkins, Warden of Convocation at The University of Western Australia.

Eating disorders pioneer appointed to National Advisory Group

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A clinical professor from The University of Western Australia who, with a team of local health professionals, has pioneered many successful approaches to treating eating disorders, has been named a member of a new National Advisory Group on Body Image set up by the Minister for Youth Kate Ellis this week.

Runways and Emus by the sea

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Emus have gathered on Cottesloe Beach near the breakwater runway where you're invited to board the imagination express created by two University of Western Australia staff members for the Scultpure by the Sea exhibition.

Gift made in hope of offsetting burden of Alzheimer's

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

A South Perth couple who are in their 80s - Ron and Peggy Bell - have made a $100,000 donation to establish a new Fellowship to accelerate research into Alzheimer's disease.

Sperm quality vital for creatures great and small

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

In a study with important implications for species conservation, researchers at The University of Western Australia compared the sperm of endangered and non-threatened mammals, from the giant panda to the familiar domestic cat, to better understand the link between sperm quality and inbreeding.

John Inverarity XI wins 2009 John Inverarity Cup

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The Vice-Chancellor's cricket XI was knocked for six by John Inverarity XI players including former Western Australian batsman Ryan Campbell at James Oval yesterday as The University of Western Australia's First Grade team fought hard to claim the 2009 John Inverarity Cup.

Second chance students are high achievers

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

More than 20 years after what she describes as a lacklustre performance in her year 12 exams, Kyra Havernhoek's second chance at a university education has seen her top the class at The University of Western Australia, scoring 100 per cent in a first-year calculus unit.

Climate change forum enlists UWA experts

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Coral bleaching of Ningaloo reef and flooding of the Swan River estuary are just two of the topics to be discussed at the Greenhouse 2009: Climate Change and Resources conference to be held in Perth from March 23 to 26.