Royal Australian Navy guards penguins with help from UWA

Wednesday, 16 January 2008
The Royal Australian Navy is a perfect role model when it comes to being a good neighbour.

UWA team make top three in Google competition

Friday, 21 December 2007

A team from The University of Western Australia has been shortlisted in the Google Earth “Build your Campus in 3D Competition”.

The UWA team is just one of three shortlisted, with the other finalists both teams from the University of Melbourne.

Launched by internet giant Google, the competition challenged university teams on both sides of the Tasman to recreate all or part of their universities so it could be viewed by people logging on to Google Earth.

UWA Motorsport team triumphs again

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The UWA Motorsport team has added to an impressive list of victories, winning the 2007 Australasian Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition in Victoria from an international

Italian the only language to flourish at Australian Unis - thanks to students like Jane Te

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Fewer students are taking up the study of languages at universities across the country – but at The University of Western Australia and others like it across the nation, Italian is the one language that is flourishing and its popularity is due in part to students like 22 year-old Jane Te, of Willetton.

Malaysian-born Jane has just finished three years of Italian Studies and she said she loved every minute of the rigorous course, even though at the end she was the only Asian student.

UWA team apply science to truffle production in world first

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia are hoping to increase the yield of the European gourmet specialty, truffles, not in Europe but here in WA.

Dr Pauline Grierson and PhD candidate Jeremy Bougoure from UWA’s Ecosystems Research Group in the School of Plant Biology plan to employ modern science to learn more about the relationship between the valuable fungus, known as black diamonds, and the roots of their host trees in Australia, oaks and hazels.

Mine safety under the spotlight

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The latest approaches to safe and economical management of rock dumps will be the focus of an inaugural seminar to be held in Perth next March.

Professor Andy Fourie, from the Australian Centre for Geomechanics based at The University of Western Australia, said the First International Seminar on the Management of Rock Dumps, Stockpiles and Heap Leach Pads would bring together leading mine owners and operators, as well as academics, consultants and researchers from around the world.

New DVD from UWA could avert mining disasters

Friday, 7 December 2007

Loss of life, no production, a multi-million dollar cleanup and an impact on company credibility and share value – these are the potential results of a mining tailings spillage.

According to The University of Western Australia’s Australian Centre of Geomechanics (ACG), potentially disastrous spillages from tailings storages can usually be averted – and the Centre has produced a new DVD that could help mining companies address the problem of tailings storages failures or spillages before they escalate into disasters.

New 'genetic bandaids' from UWA could alleviate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy symptoms

Friday, 7 December 2007

After years of dedicated work involving thousands of experiments, researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed ‘genetic bandaids’ that could alleviate symptoms in many

UWA Sports Park Master Plan wins urban design award

Thursday, 6 December 2007

The University of Western Australia’s Sports Park Master Plan has won a planning award for the town planning and urban design firm that developed it, Chappell Lambert Everett.

The AK Reserve/UWA Sports Park Master Plan received a Commendation at the Planning Institute of Western Australia Awards, where it was nominated in the Urban Design-Plans and Ideas category of the awards.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson congratulated Chappell Lambert Everett on the award.