'Slum shack' to highlight poverty at international conference

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A ‘slum shack' will be built by urban planning students from The University of Western Australia to highlight the plight of millions of people living in informal settlements in rapidly urbanising areas of the developing world.

The ‘shack' will be constructed during a major UWA-hosted international conference from 4 to 7 July

Winthrop Professor Izan Izan

UWA teachers achieve national recognition

Monday, 27 June 2011

Four staff members from The University of Western Australia have won acclaim for their teaching in the 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Six of the best delve into Europe's dark past

Monday, 27 June 2011

Detention of asylum-seekers, the Holocaust, German Army war crimes, Nazism and Stalinist genocide are some of the topics to be presented by six top historians and social scientists at a major international conference at The University of Western Australia from 11 - 14 July.

Night owls' habits linked to depression in older men

Monday, 27 June 2011

Men who have difficulty falling asleep are at greater risk of depression than those who nod off easily, researchers have found.

Kim Scott

Scott wins second Miles Franklin award

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia, Kim Scott, has won Australia's most illustrious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for the second time.

Professor Ross Kingwell

Broad-acre farm response to climate change

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A small team of researchers from the WA Department of Agriculture and Food, private consultants, The University of Western Australia and Curtin University are examining how broad-acre farms are adapting to a variable and seemingly changing climate.  The team has now been awarded national funding under priority research to assist Australian communities prepare for climate change.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique AM

Queen's honours

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique, Clinical Professor Jack Goldblatt and Honorary Doctor Alex Campbell have been named Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Kangaroo paw's poisonous past

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

In work that could aid regeneration of bushfire-affected landscapes, it has been found that the germination of seeds of the red and green kangaroo paw - Western Australia's floral emblem - are greatly stimulated by the poison cyanide.

Collaboration to 'slow the meter'

Monday, 20 June 2011

A research study at The University of Western Australia is analysing how online communication and social media can influence consumer behaviour with the aim of increasing sustainable energy-saving within Australian households.

Unexpected discoveries about 40 year-old Apollo lunar dust experiments

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Unexpected facts have been discovered that change long-accepted interpretations of two of three lunar dust experiments carried out during the Apollo moon missions.