UWA geologist wins Mawson Medal

Monday, 5 May 2008

Professor Peter Cawood from The University of Western Australia's School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Mawson Medal and Lecture for 2008.

eSafe, bSafe at UWA

Friday, 2 May 2008

The dangers of ecstasy - from dental problems due to teeth grinding, to panic attacks, convulsions and depression - will be highlighted as part of Health Day at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday.

Are you SAAFE? Student campaign on Sexual Assault Awareness

Thursday, 1 May 2008

A campaign on the danger of sexual assault and how to access help after an attack has been launched by students from The University of Western Australia, after a recent in-house survey found that most students thought they were not at risk.

Disability and the digital life discussed at UWA

Thursday, 1 May 2008

New forms of oppression and stereotyping are emerging and old problems of accessibility and exclusion remain as digital culture becomes more entrenched in daily life, according to academic and author Professor Gerard Goggin. 

West welcomes Iranian input to barley breeding

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Quantifying how well cereals, such as barley and wheat, can tolerate drought can be a measure of their true value to dryland agricultural systems, such as those in Western Australia and Iran.

Science and country: Indigenous students' science camp

Monday, 21 April 2008

Twenty-five Year Nine Indigenous students from across WA will get a taste of the thrill of science when they visit The University of Western Australia this week.

WA software cracks secret code of inheritance

Friday, 18 April 2008

Australian and United States researchers have, for the first time, mapped the genetic switches that determine the epigenetic inheritance code for plants, paving the way for studies on humans that could unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. 

UWA considers intellectual property judgement

Thursday, 17 April 2008

The University of Western Australia is considering an appeal following a Federal Court judgement relating to the University's right to protect its investment in intellectual property developed by its staff.

Zinc link made in barley breeding

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Chromosomal regions conferring zinc efficiency in barley, recently identified by three WA researchers, could have important implications for improving the zinc status of the human diet. 

UWA lends experts to 2020 Summit

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Leading academics from The University of Western Australia will travel to Canberra to be among the 1000 delegates to the 2020 Summit on April 19 and 20.