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Paul Hoffman receiving his award from WA Premier Colin Barnett

UWA student wins geoscience scholarship

Friday, 23 October 2009

A postgraduate student and lecturer in mechanical engineering at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious national scholarship.

Better physics measurements bear fruit

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Associate Professor Eugene Ivanov, a physicist from The University of Western Australia, has won a major American Physical Society award for his work on measurement.

Iraqi students at work

UWA Masters at aiding Iraq

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The University of Western Australia (UWA) and its Institute of Agriculture continue to play an important role expanding the capacity of Iraqi agriculture and reducing the country's dependence on imported food by training Iraq's brightest and best graduate agriculture students.

At work in the laboratory

Researchers make breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

An international research team that includes The University of Western Australia has released details of a breakthrough which holds promise of a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an incurable muscle-wasting disease.

Kate Hammer

Oil tested for potential to avert medical disaster

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are investigating whether tea tree oil can prevent the development of potentially disastrous antibiotic resistance.

Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

Professor Alan Robson to advise on science funding

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson has been appointed to an expert committee advising the Federal Government on scientific priorities for a multi-million national endowment fund.

View of Perth

National conference to examine impact of cities' growth

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

How much Australia's next economic boom will affect the sustainability of Perth and other Australian cities will be discussed at a major national conference to be held at The University of Western Australia next month.

ABC of early education discussed

Monday, 19 October 2009

Literacy, science and the impact of emotion on child development and learning are some of the issues to be discussed at the Early Years Forum at The University of Western Australia on this Friday 23 October.

Jonathon Thwaites

UWA man recognised in environment awards

Monday, 19 October 2009

A staff member of The University of Western Australia with a passion for saving the planet, Jonathon Thwaites, has been recognised for his leadership and achievements in the WA Department of Enviro

Picture of Islamic art

Exploring Islamic treasures

Friday, 16 October 2009

The ‘liquid frontiers' of Islamic Art:   Interaction and exchange in the medieval period is the title of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday, 20 October.