A new study by an international team of researchers including researchers from The University of Western Australia highlights the devastating effects of a marine heatwave on seagrass meadows at Shark Bay – one of the world’s largest remaining seagrass ecosystems....[Read more]
A new study carried out by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of Western Australia has found that women undergoing IVF who have had embryos fail to implant have more success using frozen ones than fresh ones....[Read more]
The achievements of highly respected Perth businessman and property developer Adrian Fini and internationally renowned music conductor Simone Young were celebrated when they were presented with honorary doctorates at The University of Western Australia....[Read more]
An official ground breaking ceremony has signalled a new chapter in the history of St Catherine’s College as work gets underway on new custom-designed accommodation for Indigenous students....[Read more]
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
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.
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.
The latest approaches to safe and economical management of rock
dumps will be the focus of an inaugural seminar to be held in Perth
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.
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.
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.