Stephen Smith

International co-operation: shared problems, shared solutions

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Indo-Pacific region’s agricultural needs cannot be met by individual countries and will need international co-operation to find shared solutions for the zone’s shared problems, according to speakers at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone conference in Jakarta today.

Professor Tim St Pierre

Top honour for scientist's contribution to blood disorders

Monday, 16 May 2016

A scientist from The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious new international award for his outstanding contribution to the management of and improvement in quality of life for patients with red blood cell disorders.

Running man

UWA challenges WA unis to the running man

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Has your Facebook feed been full of running man challenge videos in the past week? 

What started with two basketballers from the University of Maryland has quickly spread around the world. UWA took part in the challenge with staff and students from around the campus getting involved, including star performers from UWA’s Recreation and Fitness Centre and Dance UWA.

Mountain gorilla

Homosexual activity documented in female gorillas for the first time

Thursday, 12 May 2016

As part of a study facilitated through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has documented the first detailed evidence of homosexual behaviour in female gorillas.

David Morrison

Australian of the Year David Morrison to give Kyle Oration

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

2016 Australian of the Year and national advocate for gender equality David Morrison will present this year’s Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 17 May.

Emily Lester

New scholarship supports research into the role of sharks in reef recovery

Monday, 9 May 2016

A PhD student from The University of Western Australia who has a passion for marine conservation will research the impact of overfishing of sharks on marine ecosystems. 

Percussion class

Love to hear percussion

Friday, 6 May 2016

A free music workshop held at UWA’s School of Music in collaboration with Activ Foundation gave people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a fun percussion exercise.

Gravity Waves team

UWA Researchers share world’s richest science prize

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Twenty-one scientists at The University of Western Australia have been recognised for their part in the discovery of gravitational waves, and will receive a share of more than two million dollars in prize money.

Crocodile

New look at crocodile eyes

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Macquarie University have discovered that the visual systems in crocodiles are more cleverly designed than previously thought, allowing them to quickly adapt to their environment and facilitating their ‘ambush’ hunting techniques and semi-aquatic lifestyles. 

Harry Perkins

UWA wins big share of grants to boost science research

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A new high-resolution imaging technique to enable more accurate detection of tumours during breast surgery and how allergies in children form while in the womb and after birth are among 15 projects at The University of Western Australia to be awarded funding through round three of the State Government’s Merit Award program.