University News

University News

Mental Health Week promotes trans-cultural wellbeing

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Developing positive mental health for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is the focus of a key Mental Health Week event, to be opened next week by WA Minister for Mental Health, Dr Graham Jacobs.

Second life

Virtually going to Uni

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The University of Western Australia will be launched in Second Life soon and residents of the popular 3D internet virtual world will be able to walk around campus, attend lectures and enter a competition to design the University's Second Life cultural precinct.

Using chemistry to restore soil damaged by mining

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Sustainable rehabilitation of land disturbed by mining and industry will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Quitting smoking in pregnancy good sign for child behaviour

Monday, 21 September 2009

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia, working with the Telethon Institute of Child Health, has revealed there are long-term benefits for a child if their mother quits smoking even after the pregnancy is established.

George Taylor

Distinguished UWA engineer rides crest of a green wave

Friday, 18 September 2009

A world-leader in green, large-scale conversion of wave energy to electricity, Dr George W. Taylor, was last night awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia.

A degree of aspiration

Friday, 18 September 2009

Students from 24 schools with a low transfer to tertiary education will be given the opportunity to get a university degree under a new program run by The University of Western Australia.

UWA joins national network on social impact

Thursday, 17 September 2009

The University of Western Australia has joined the Centre for Social Impact, a significant national network of university business schools that aims to achieve academic excellence for a social purpose.

University's Foundation 36 yacht

UWA launches international sailing program

Thursday, 17 September 2009

An international sailing program to be launched today will give more West Australians the opportunity to become involved in one of Australia's more popular sports.

Green new deal called for

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Top State experts in economics and the environment will convene at The University of Western Australia on Friday for the symposium A Green ‘New Deal'?  Confronting Climate Change and the Financial Crisis.

Leon Flicker

Dementia carers sought for research into Alzheimer's

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Perth researchers are using National Dementia Awareness Week* to encourage people who care for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's to take part in groundbreaking research.