Andrew Lawrence-King with the ‘Queen Mary’ Gaelic harp, Guernsey - by Tim Feak

Emotions harping on success

Thursday, 19 May 2011

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions' Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Prof Andrew Lawrence-King, and viola da gamba soloist Jordi Savall have won another prestigious award. The duo was awarded the Premio de la Música Spain's top music prize, for their recording of Scottish and Irish traditional music: Celtic Viol II.

Stephen Daisley

PhD student wins NSW Premier’s Award for new writing

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Stephen Daisley, a PhD student at The University of Western Australia, has won the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the 2011 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

A fresh look at developing Dampier by a new generation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Six final year, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking a fresh look at ways to develop built form, infrastructure and landscape design at Dampier in the State's north west.

Dr Kim Hames (left) and Professor Peter Klinken at WAIMR event

Work begins on major new WA medical research hub

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Construction of a major new $112 million medical research facility at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre has officially begun.

UWA takes top honours in University Sport Awards

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The University of Western Australia won three out of eight categories in the Australian University Sport Awards, presented in Adelaide last week.

ANFF celebrates the power of tiny technology

Friday, 13 May 2011

The University of Western Australia kicked off ANFF national week, a celebration of advances in fabrication technology for micro and nano-technology, that is, the art of creating structures 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Scientists pitch star careers to Pilbara students

Friday, 13 May 2011

Armed with a passion for science and several large telescopes the Aspire to Astronomy team will be travelling the Pilbara over the coming fortnight introducing high school students to exciting careers in Astronomy and holding community observing nights.

Professor Phil Dolan

Professor Phil Dolan appointed to head UWA's Business School

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The University of Western Australia has appointed an academic and finance professional who has served at senior levels of the banking industry as the new Dean of the UWA Business School.

UWA welcomes Federal budget indexation changes

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The University of Western Australia has welcomed new indexation arrangements for higher education which will deliver an additional $550m to Australian universities over the next five years.

Courtesy Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park

'Smoke detector' gene discovered in plants

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene that allows dormant seeds buried in the soil to detect germination stimulants in bushfire smoke called karrikins.