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University News

Organised crime, AIDS and piracy in focus at conference

Friday, 31 July 2009

Organised crime, AIDS, piracy, food security, access to medicines and the digital divide are some of the compelling topics to be discussed at the Impacts of Globalisation conference to be held at The University of Western Australia from Thursday, 13 August.

Ancient history to underpin ecology restorations

Friday, 31 July 2009

A restoration ecology professor from The University of Western Australia is using historians' techniques to help assess degraded or damaged landscapes.

UWA backs its volunteers

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a bronze award from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) for supporting employees who volunteer for emergencies services work.

UWA students best in the business

Thursday, 30 July 2009

A partnership with the Indigenous Martu community in remote WA, and an online game targeting young people's financial skills were some of the projects that won a team of students from The University of Western Australia a trip to Berlin in October to compete on the international stage.

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Human rights and social justice for the disabled to be discussed

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Federal secretary responsible for helping rebuild the Victorian communities devastated by last summer's bushfires, Bill Shorten, will present the 2009 Western Australia Disability Collective (WADC) Lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Research isolates sandalwood oil gene

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The discovery of a gene responsible for the production of sandalwood oil has been hailed as the catalyst for wide-ranging and significant new opportunities for Western Australia's ever-growing sandalwood industry.

UWA Claremont campus is a winner

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

An evocative image of The University of Western Australia's Claremont Campus, under floodlight, has won Ray Scott first place in the Inaugural Photographic Competition organised by the UWA Friends of the Grounds.

UWA researchers win funding for innovative projects

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Two researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded $10,000 each to study the effects of green tea on cancer and the provision of health services.

E-Research to revolutionise the humanities

Thursday, 23 July 2009

An online tool to be designed by a researcher at The University of Western Australia will enable a scholar in a remote part of the globe, or even an astronaut with some free time, to access the world's rare medieval vellum manuscripts and carry out in-depth contextual investigations with just a few clicks.

Study gives green light to heart surgery blood transfusion

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Patients who receive blood transfusions during heart surgery don't need to worry about serious long-term effects on their health, according to a study carried out by clinicians at The University of Western Australia.