Students to get bonus points for studying languages

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Students who study a language other than English at high school will be given bonus Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) points under a new system being established at The University of Western Australia. 

More newborns wanted for UWA fish oil trial

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Four in ten babies in Australia will develop asthma or allergies due to a dramatic incidence in these diseases over the last 20 to 30 years and researchers at The University of Western Australia are hoping a safe, simple, natural dietary supplement - fish oil - may hold the key to prevention.

Susy and The Lords of the Ring visit UWA

Thursday, 20 March 2008

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his high fantasy classics The Hobbit and the three-volume The Lord of the Rings, works that are among the world's most popular 20th century fiction, he could not have imagined what scientists of the early 21st century would invent - a new fellowship of the ring.

How the arts help regional communities

Thursday, 20 March 2008

A new study in the State's Mid West will test the longstanding belief that engaging in the arts has a positive influence on the social wellbeing of regional communities.

New director at UWA promotes teaching excellence

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Professor Denise Chalmers, an internationally respected figure in academic development with expertise in tertiary teaching and learning, has been appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).

Discovery by UWA academics explains how bees count

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Academics at The University of Western Australia have discovered that our visual system can estimate number, just as it can guess size or speed.  And they believe we see number in the same way we see colour and shape, and that other species, even bees, can do so too.

UWA academics help pinpoint HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

From 1991, academics from The University of Western Australia consistently predicted the location of the wrecks of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran to within a few nautical miles of where they were found days ago.

UWA to host waste-water debate

Monday, 17 March 2008

One of the most urgent challenges facing our State - securing a sustainable water source - will be debated at The University of Western Australia on March 18.

UWA, Fogarty Awards for Excellence

Friday, 14 March 2008

More than 100 of the State's brightest students will be awarded scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia, at a ceremony in UWA's Winthrop Hall at 6.30pm this Sunday, March 16, 2008.