Stellar line-up at UWA Autumn Graduations

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

More than 2,000 graduands will receive bachelor degrees, diplomas, Masters and higher degrees in nine ceremonies over three weeks at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall from Tuesday March 9 to Thursday March 25.

Study finds female dung beetles use horns as weapons

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that not only do some female dung beetles have bigger horns than males but also use their horns as weapons in competition with other females for access to dung, which they then use in breeding.

Herbicide hero wins Seed of Light Award

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

An internationally recognised plant scientist who helped rescue farms from the brink of disaster has been awarded the 2010 Grains Research and Development Corporation Western Region Seed of Light award for his contribution to herbicide resistance research.

Respiratory disease expert wins international award

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A world-renowned clinician scientist from the Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) has been awarded the Art and Science of Medicine Gold Medal by the South African Medical Association.

World class plant scientist joins UWA

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The University of Western Australia has appointed internationally respected plant researcher, Winthrop Professor Karambir Singh, to head a joint UWA/CSIRO program on plant biotic stress and crop genomics.

PhD student cuts the mustard in travel award

Monday, 1 March 2010

Parwinder Kaur, a PhD student in the School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia, was last week awarded the prestigious 2009 Mike Carroll Travelling Fellowship.

UWA publishing shortlisted for national book design awards

Friday, 26 February 2010

In-house designer at UWA Publishing, Anna Maley-Fadgyas, has made the shortlist for this year's Australian Publishing Association's Book Design Awards.

Muslim women's challenges: A discussion led by a Muslim woman

Friday, 26 February 2010

A woman who wrote the classic gender-inclusive reading of the Qur'an will lead a lunchtime seminar at The University of Western Australia on the challenges faced by today's Muslim women. Professor Amina Wadud will discuss the centrality of Muslim women in debates on Islam; the relationship between Muslims and modernity; and the future of social developments in countries where Muslims live.

Rocky memories suggest Pilbara older than we thought

Friday, 26 February 2010

A new geological study in the Pilbara suggests that the evolution of the Pilbara began much earlier than previously thought.

New Library will shape the future

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A $30 million purpose-built science library will be opened by the Governor of Western Australia, Dr Ken Michael, at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.