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University News

Professor Livia Hool

Researchers find link to failing heart in muscular dystrophy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with muscular dystrophy.

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Pilbara, Perth year nine students get a taste of Uni fun

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Plastering ‘broken' fingers, kung fu, investing in property and shares, building a water filter and having a go at calligraphy are just some of the activities more than 550 year nine students are enjoying at The University of Western Australia this week.

WA community urged to take part in university research

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members of the community are being urged to get involved in research projects at The University of Western Australia either through participating in the actual research or helping us use the outcomes.

Brain Bee Champ Harman Sharma St Mary's College, Broome

Broome student is WA bid for Australia’s brainiest kid

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Year 10 student Harman Sharma from St Mary's College, Broome has won the WA championship and will now represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Joanne Powell and children with award

UWA Child Care Centre wins national acclaim

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Early Learning Centre is the first child care centre in the State to be awarded a national "excellent rating".

Electric vehicle recharge station

Renewable vehicle and marine imaging tools impress at WA tech awards

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A postgraduate student project and The University of Western Australia's supercomputing hub have been recognised in Western Australia's premier Information and Communications Technologies awards.

Komatiite outcrop near Mount Hunt

Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore deposits and the emergence of the first land masses on the planet - the continents - more than 2500 million years ago.

Professor Ian Small (left) and Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA scientists join world's most highly cited researchers

Monday, 23 June 2014

Six researchers from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as some of the most influential scientific minds in the world.

Winthrop Professor Erika Techera

New Dean of Law School appointed

Friday, 20 June 2014

Following an extensive international search, Winthrop Professor Erika Techera has been appointed as The University of Western Australia's Dean of Law.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Summit to address unacceptably high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide

Friday, 20 June 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are dying at twice the rate of other Australians from suicide, and among younger age groups the rate can be six times higher. In some communities, suicide clusters involving up to 20-plus deaths in a short time-frame take a terrible toll not only in terms of wasted lives, but also devastate communities and those left behind. Professor Pat Dudgeon, from The University of Western Australian's School of Indigenous Studies and a summit convenor said: "It's time that this terrible ‘gap' is closed, once and for all."