Music and medicine a harmonious mix at UWA

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

When flautist Anita Fuhrmann began studying music as a 17 year-old in The University of Western Australia's School of Music in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, little did she imagine that after completing her bachelor's degree she would be working on a PhD in a completely different faculty.

UWA lecture shines light on medical treatment

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The use and application of light in medical diagnosis and treatment will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.

Scholarships at UWA to benefit state's top students

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Many of WA's best young city and regional students, most fresh from high school, will benefit from generous scholarships offered by The University of Western Australia.

CLIMA consolidates as new director commences

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

William Erskine, Assistant Director General (Research) at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Syria for the last seven years, has commenced as Director of the Centre for Legumes In Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) as it consolidates its third phase as a research centre within The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Professor Barry Marshall speaks out

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Professor Barry Marshall will deliver a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's UWA Extension Summer School, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 7.30pm to 9pm.

Australia's ageing rural workforce under UWA microscope

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who grew up on a cattle farm south of Perth is undertaking an ambitious study to find out more about the geography of ageing in Australia's rural workforce.

Archaeology team to help rescue historic Albany farmhouse

Friday, 25 January 2008

An archaeological team from The University of Western Australia will join forces next month with the National Trust to carry out conservation work on one of Albany's major tourist attractions, the Old Farm Strawberry Hill.

WA farmers benefit from UWA winning students' work

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Western Australian farmers are likely to benefit from the research of two award-winning PhD students from The University of Western Australia, Megan Chadwick and Weihua Chen.

They have won travelling fellowships honouring the former Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Mike Carroll. The scholarships will enable them to enrich their postgraduate studies with overseas and interstate study tours.

RSPCA history recorded by UWA will add to understanding of WA's past

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The recording of an oral history of the RSPCA (WA) by a researcher from The University of Western Australia will do more than provide information about one of the State’s first institutions, according to the Director of UWA’s Centre for Western Australian History, Dr Jean Chetkovich. “Human interaction with animals has always existed and the way in which animals are regarded and treated by a society gives a unique view of that society,” Dr Chetkovich said. Although instituted more than a century ago, there is no written history of the RSPCA. The recording of oral archives, funded by a grant from Lotterywest, is the first step towards this goal.

WA rainbowfish may further understanding of evolution, claims UWA researcher

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

One of WA’s most widespread freshwater fish, the western rainbowfish, may yield new insight into the processes of species evolution, thanks to PhD candidate Michael Young (24), a researcher in The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Evolutionary Biology in the School of Animal Biology.