University News

University News

Lifestyle changes prevent Alzheimer's disease

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Scientific research supports lifestyle changes to help prevent the risk of developing dementia.

Perth International Arts Festival wins independent film award

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce our film programmer Sherry Hopkins as the winner of a major industry award last night.

UWA and Chinese universities hatch plans for collaboration

Monday, 24 August 2009

Thirteen Deans from six agricultural universities around China will be at The University of Western Australia for a three-day workshop on agricultural research and education from tomorrow.

UWA to launch powerful ion probe facility

Monday, 24 August 2009

The University of Western Australia now boasts a world-first imaging and analysis facility with the addition of a powerful and sensitive instrument that can search for evidence of the earliest life on Earth, help find new ore deposits, and detect weapons-grade uranium in minute dust particles.

Gold medal for green money advice

Friday, 21 August 2009

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of a $10,000 Eureka Prize-winning team for a project that helps governments and environmental groups work out how to best spend their ‘green' money.

Searching for the perfect wave

Thursday, 20 August 2009

A team of physicists from The University of Western Australia is participating in one of the most challenging scientific endeavours ever undertaken: the attempt to directly detect vibrations of space called gravitational waves. 

Photo exhibition showcases beauty of pathology

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The surprising physical beauty of world-class pathology testing is this week being showcased in an exhibition of still photographs at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as part of National Science Week.

UWA Motorsport takes third place at World Championship

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team achieved another success by claiming 3rd position in the 2009 World Championship for Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), which took place in Hockenheim, Germany, earlier this month.

Seeking 'Black Words' writers and storytellers

Monday, 17 August 2009

A young researcher from The University of Western Australia is building up a collection of Indigenous artists for inclusion in Black Words: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers and is keen to hear from poets, authors, playwrights and yarners from around the State so he can help promote their work.

Climate change's effect on ocean-based industries examined

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The effect of climate change on large ocean-based North West Shelf industries, such as coastal engineering and fisheries, will be the focus of a symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia.