The world’s foremost authority on lunar dust is suggesting the powder like substance, which is finer than talcum powder and more abrasive than sandpaper, remains a major risk-management problem hampering upcoming space expeditions....[Read more]
A new centre to promote the understanding and appreciation of human and cultural values and their impact on important societal issues will be launched at The University of Western Australia next week....[Read more]
Training regularly and vigorously in the lead up to the Rottnest Channel Swim (this Saturday 24 February) may sound like the main key to success, but a group of researchers from The University of Western Australia has a strategy it says will maximise performance on the day....[Read more]
A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.
More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.
The University of Western Australia and the State Government have
agreed to withdraw plans to develop the Dalkeith site of a former aged
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson said the University had
been invited in 2004 to consider options for the Sunset site in
consultation with the State Government. This had led to plans to
redevelop the site as an arts precinct incorporating the Berndt Museum
Many more high-quality students will have the opportunity to
undertake higher education at their preferred institution thanks to the
allocation of new Commonwealth-funded places to The University of
Western Australia, according to UWA’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan
Professor Robson said he was delighted that the Federal Government,
and particularly the Minister for Education, Science and Training,
Julie Bishop, had acknowledged the need for additional places in areas
of high demand at UWA.
As the pace of change in China amazes even the most seasoned watchers, China commentator Chris Gill will offer an insight into what future holds for China at a public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.
Mr Gill’s lecture - ‘Reading China through the Tea Leaves: Knowing the Present to See the Future’ - will provide a broad overview of the major economic and social trends in China and projections, based on extensive research, as to how things may develop in the next 20 years.
A team of astrophysicists at The University of Western Australia
today announced results from a new computer program that predicts when
potentially dangerous bursts of gamma radiation may hit our planet.
The results of the work from the team, consisting of PhD student
Eric Howell, research fellow Dr David Coward, and academics Dr Ron
Burman and Professor David Blair, from UWA’s School of Physics are
published today in the prestigious journal, Astrophysical Journal
Letters (vol. 666 n2).
Now a central part of the State's scientific community and the leader of a new project changing the landscape of medical research in WA, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has much to celebrate in its 10th anniversary year.
WAIMR Director Professor Peter Klinken said while the Institute would be reflecting on its important history throughout 2008, it was also keeping more than a keen eye on the future.
Detecting the very first light from the first star will enable us to
witness the dawn of creation according to Peter Quinn, Professor of
Astronomy at The University of Western Australia, who will present a
fascinating insight into the most recent advances in his field at the
2007 Ian Constable Lecture next week.
This development is thanks to a new telescope, the Square Kilometre
Array (SKA). WA is the front-runner in an international competition to
host the SKA.
Creativity has undergone a transformation, according to one of
Australia’s most innovative cultural critics who will discuss the role
of creativity at a free public lecture at The University of Western
Australia next week.
Writer, teacher, editor, film-maker, curator and multi-media
producer Professor Ross Gibson credits developments in digital
technology with changing his own art.