University News

University News

Are we alone in the universe?

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

One of the world's leading astronomers will do his best to answer this question when he addresses Western Australian school students at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, August 20.

Science Week bonanza at UWA

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

A NASA astronaut, a world-leading astronomer, and WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley AO hosting a "science café for girls", are some of the headline events at The University of Western Australia as it celebrates National Science Week from August 15-23.

Real stars and virtual peacocks a stellar mix

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

In what could be a world first, the launch of a real-life art exhibition at The University of Western Australia will be held simultaneously with a launch of the same exhibition in the 3D virtual world of Second Life.

Global focus at UWA

Monday, 10 August 2009

Organised crime, AIDS, piracy, food security, access to medicines and the digital divide are some of the compelling topics to be discussed at a forum at The University of Western Australia this week.

Depression study seeks volunteers

Monday, 10 August 2009

Like you and I, John*, a research volunteer for the B-VITAge study, has personal goals.  On face value, John is a pretty ordinary bloke, sixty five years old, tertiary educated and gainfully employed.  John, however, has been feeling trapped and not able to move forward because of depression.  He has been feeling like this for over 30 years.

Strenghthening international ties in pursuit of excellence

Monday, 10 August 2009

The University of Western Australia today signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, furthering the University's links with international collaborators as it aims to be counted among the world's top 50 universities by 2050.

New road safety Chair for WA

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Renowned public health expert Professor D'Arcy Holman will be the new independent chair of the WA Road Safety Council.

His appointment was announced by WA Road Safety Minister Rob Johnson, who said: "Professor Holman is recognised around the world for his expertise in public health and .... has a remarkable insight into complex issues such as road safety."

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Director comes home to talk about place

Friday, 7 August 2009

Stephen Hopper, director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will return to his alma mater to deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Is bioenergy a viable option?

Friday, 7 August 2009

The question of whether bioenergy is a viable option will be discussed at The University of Western Australia next week.

The perfect synergy of industry, Government and academia in mineral exploration

Friday, 7 August 2009

The University of Western Australia-based Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) will showcase university research and its impact on mineral exploration during a symposium next week.