With food security and sustainable food production an increasingly pressing concern for a booming global population, agricultural experts from The University of Western Australia have teamed up with their Chinese counterparts at Lanzhou University to step up research into dryland agricultural production....[Read more]
Human breastmilk responds quickly to protect the child when there is an infection in mothers or babies, according to new international research led by The University of Western Australia....[Read more]
An animal biologist from The University of Western Australia is among a large team of international researchers biting their fingernails as they wait to learn whether their bid to impregnate a rare giant panda in Scotland has paid off....[Read more]
Travelling around the top end of Australia, would you be able to tell the difference between a poisonous cane toad and a bumpy rocket frog or a giant frog? - They look similar but sound quite different. A new mobile app developed by The University of Western Australia aims to help save those native frogs that so often become the victim of mistaken identity....[Read more]
Women are in a unique position to be able to bring exceptional life
skills to the workplace, according to one of The University of Western
Australia’s first female engineering graduates, Sue Murphy.
Ms Murphy, who was also the first female engineer employed by
Western Australian construction firm Clough Engineering, will be the
guest speaker at a cocktail party to honour women in engineering at The
University of Western Australia’s Watersports Complex, from
6.30pm-8.30pm next Friday, October 26, 2007.
Ancient nickel-iron sulphide deposits, which are some of our most
valuable mineral resources, provide important clues to help us
understand the operation of the Earth’s systems more than 2.5 billion
Formed at a time when there was no oxygen and no complex life, these
clues can help us find more deposits, according to Professor Mark
Barley of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in The University of
Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are racing against
the clock to find plants that will provide bio-energy and bio-fuels and
be able to perform under the environmental extremes predicted with
And an inconspicuous, aesthetically-challenged weed, Arabidopsis
thaliana (or thale or mouse-eared cress) is offering vital information
to researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Plant Metabolomics, to
be opened at 4pm today (Monday, October 15, 2007) at UWA, by the
Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Innovation, Fran Logan.
The University of Western Australia’s Rural Clinical School has won
a prestigious 2007 Carrick Award for its Clinical Learning Embedded in
Rural Communities Program.
The program was recognised in the Innovation in Curricula, Learning
and Teaching category of the Carrick Awards, which acknowledge the
vital contribution made by individuals and teams to the quality of
student learning in Australia.
Join Carmen Lawrence at The University of Western Australia’s UWA
Extension public lecture Exporting Democracy, Monday 7 – 8.30pm,
October 29, 2007.
Join Carmen Lawrence at a public lecture where she will raise
questions about freedom and the modern democracy divide between areas
of the world still governed by dictatorships and monarchs and the
Australian political system. Can democracy successfully be exported?
One of Australia’s leading geophysicists will tackle the hot topic
of changing sea levels in a free public talk – the Joseph Gentilli
Memorial Lecture – at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Kurt Lambeck, President of the Australian Academy of
Science, will review past changes in sea level and the implications for
glaciations and past shoreline reconstructions in his lecture Sea level
change through the ages: Learning from the past to understand the
A unique event which is set to explore the future 50 years of
medical research in Western Australia is planned for the culmination of
The University of Western Australia’s Medical School’s golden
The research symposium entitled Medical Research: Securing the
Future Health of our State, will involve a number of high profile
international, national and local speakers and is open to the public.
Eight PhD students from four schools within the Institute of
Agriculture at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS)
at The University of Western Australia (UWA) recently presented their
research to an audience of 60 in a post-graduate showcase, ‘Frontiers
in Agriculture and Resource Management’.
Focussing on innovative land management and animal production
systems, as well as plant production for the future, the sessions were
an opportunity to showcase high quality research and for students to
interact with the industry and potential employers.