Olympic training at UWA

Friday, 11 July 2008

The athletes are ready to go to Beijing - but are the spectators?  Thanks to a new course offered by The University of Western Australia's Confucius Institute, people planning to visit China, either for the Olympics or on business and holiday trips, can be better prepared. 

The Zadko telescope puts WA in the space quest

Thursday, 10 July 2008

After four years in the making and a lengthy trip from America, the Zadko Telescope has finally moved into its permanent observatory dome co-located with the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin.

3,000 eyes on UWA bug 'sexpert' as he wins international prize

Monday, 7 July 2008

Professor Leigh Simmons, a leading evolutionary biologist at The University of Western Australia, will this week receive a Certificate of Distinction at the opening ceremony of the 23rd International Congress of Entomology in Durban, South Africa. 

Vision, memory, spectacle at UWA International Women's and Gender studies conference

Monday, 7 July 2008

‘Remembering Feminism's Queer Pasts: Emotional and Political Landscapes of the Cold War'; ‘Shock, Boredom and Iconography of Sexual Violence in Frontier Films'; and ‘Mothers of Sin: Indigenous Women's Perceptions of their Identity and Sexuality' - these are just some of the intriguing subjects under discussion at an international conference starting at The University of Western Australia soon. 

UWA welcomes State Government announcement on new hospitals

Sunday, 6 July 2008

The University of Western Australia welcomes the State Government announcement of a new children's hospital and women's hospital to be built alongside Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. 

Big bang recreated

Friday, 4 July 2008

Many believe the world began with a bang - so it is only fitting a new facility in Gingin that will communicate this story and others will be opened with a BANG. 

Australian farming - does it have a future? And does it matter? Karrakatta Club lecture at UWA

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Can Australian farming survive climate change and is there a role for Australian farmers to help mend the damage of salinity and desertification?  In the age of industrial scale farming, is traditional farming a lost cause - a sentimental fantasy?

Male tuatara are desperate, and may soon be dateless

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A new study has predicted that temperature increases due to climate change will cause the tuatara, an endangered reptile, to produce only male offspring by 2085, guaranteeing its extinction. 

Research could help astronomers find new planets

Monday, 30 June 2008

About 200 scientists with stars in their eyes will convene at The University of Western Australia from 6-10 July for the annual scientific meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia.  

Former UWA student wins Churchill Fellowship

Monday, 30 June 2008

A former student of The University of Western Australia whose not-for-profit company builds special equipment to help people with disabilities water ski, surf, ride motorbikes and climb cliff faces has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship.