NAB Chief to give keynote address at UWA symposium

Monday, 23 July 2007

National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Fahour will deliver a keynote address -‘Muslims in Australia: Promoting Social and Economic Inclusion’ - during a Fulbright Symposium at The University of Western Australia next month.

Mr Fahour’s address will be delivered during a lunch at The University Club from 12.15pm on Friday, August 3, 2007.

Prime Minister opens Kalgoorlie Medical School building

Monday, 23 July 2007

More than a quarter of students training at the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia have a rural background, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, said today.

“It is significant in that not only are we attracting some of the State’s top medical students to The University of Western Australia but, we are also ensuring that students who’ve grown up in regional WA are keen to go back and study there,” Professor Robson said.

New Chair of the Group of Eight announced

Monday, 23 July 2007

Professor Alan Robson AM, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, will succeed Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne as Chair of Australia’s Group of Eight universities on 1 September 2007.

Professor Robson said he was looking forward to taking on this new role at an exciting time for higher education in Australia.

UWA hosts public lecture by internationally renowned French artist

Monday, 23 July 2007

Internationally renowned French artist ORLAN – artist-in-residence at The University of Western Australia’s SymbioticA art and science collaborative research laboratory – will give a free public lecture at the University later this week.

The public lecture will be held in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, at 6pm, on Thursday July 26, 2007 and is entitled: ‘This is my Body, This is my Software: between Western and non-Western Cultures’.

UWA hosts public lecture on progressive politics

Friday, 20 July 2007

Australian political history expert David McKnight will discuss progressive politics in Australia in the University Club Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm next Tuesday, July 24, 2007, as part of the inaugural New Critic Lecture Series.

An Associate Professor in Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney, he will argue that progressive Australians can and should develop a new social and political vision.

New approach to fertilizer management

Thursday, 19 July 2007

A new approach to fertiliser management that investigates how different wheat and canola genotypes respond to fertilisers will help graingrowers develop better nutrient management practices and reduce the financial and environmental costs of wasted fertiliser.

Sir Roger Penrose at UWA to deliver lecture on Big Bang

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The University of Western Australia will host one of the world’s leading mathematical physicists for a fascinating exploration of what happened before the Big Bang.

Sir Roger Penrose was knighted in 1994 for his extraordinary service to science and is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University.

New production at UWA features family link to orignal “Earnest”

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

A new Perth production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ features a remarkable family connection to the original 1895 London production.

Peter Clark, who will play Jack Worthing in the Graduate Dramatic Society production at The University of Western Australia’s Dolphin Theatre from July 27-28 and August 1-4 and 8-11, is the great, great nephew of Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon in the original production at the St James Theatre more than a century ago.

UWA explores what can be done to tackle climate change

Monday, 16 July 2007

Challenges associated with climate change will require diverse and strategic approaches to ensure both long and short term goals can be met, according to Professor Alistar Robertson, Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Western Australia.

“Understanding the complexity and impact of climate change requires a cross disciplinary approach from all the sciences and even the professions. At UWA, our academics and researchers are keen to assist in that process of understanding,” Professor Robertson said.

In grandmother's medical footsteps

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Professor Susan Prescott, whose research at The University of Western Australia is helping to unravel the causes of allergic diseases in children attending her clinics, will pay tribute to an intrepid grandmother, Lady Monica Prescott – a medical missionary in war-torn China in the 1930s – at a fund-raising function at UWA later this month.