A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards....[Read more]
Labour abuses including modern slavery are ‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, according to new research from The University of Western Australia and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia....[Read more]
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are warning that Perth needs to limit urban sprawl but they argue lower-density infill development in suburban backyards is not the answer....[Read more]
Former Deputy Prime Minister and ALP Leader Kim Beazley has returned
to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as a Professorial
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said Professor Beazley
would add tremendous intellectual value to the University particularly
in areas of politics, public policy and international relations.
“The UWA community is delighted to welcome Kim Beazley back to the
University from which he graduated and from where he achieved a high
level of scholarship including becoming a Rhodes Scholar,” he said.
An Australian study has found that a liver disease, caused by
overweight and obesity rather than alcohol, increases the risk of
diabetes and metabolic syndrome. An 11 year follow-up study of
patients from the renowned Busselton Health Survey found people with
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were three times more likely
to develop diabetes than people without NAFLD.
The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in
Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a
bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.
At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist,
Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research
Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost
to the education sector in Australia.
With more of us living in cities than ever before, a new
Australia-first, multi-disciplinary centre at The University of Western
Australia will study the ways in which the urban environment affects
Directed by 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Professor Billie
Giles-Corti, the Centre for the Built Environment and Health will be
opened by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon.
Alannah MacTiernan, at 5.30pm, on Thursday, November 22, at UWA’s
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
There is little benefit and high health risk with hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), according to an American longitudinal study
of the controversial treatment.
Dr Karen Ritchie, research director with the French National
Institute of Medical Research, will examine the case for and against
the prescribing of HRT in a free public lecture titled, HRT – Should We
or Shouldn’t We?, in UWA’s Social Science Lecture Theatre at 6pm on
Monday, November 19.
International law expert Donald Rothwell will
explore the international legal options open to Australia to challenge
Japan’s conduct of its scientific whaling project in a free public
lecture at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, November
22, 2007, at 6pm, in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.
Professor Rothwell’s lecture is sponsored by UWA’s Faculty of Law and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Many of us started learning by counting on our fingers – and
sometimes on our toes too. Today’s computers are very good at doing
this simple counting very quickly.
But, as you can discover at The University of Western Australia next
week, future computers are likely to use the strange properties of
quantum mechanics – such as objects being in two places at once – to
solve problems that are impossible with conventional computers.
Like playing chess, outwitting annual ryegrass, a major weed in WA
which can develop resistance to more than one herbicide at a time,
requires constant vigilance and a strategic approach.
Farmers now have a greater understanding of the value of pasture
phases for controlling herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass in low to
medium rainfall areas, thanks to Graeme Doole from the School of
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Institute of Agriculture, at The
University of Western Australia (UWA).
Noongar people who are descendants of some of the earliest
inhabitants of south-western Australia are learning about the lives
their ancestors might have led, with help from a team of archaeologists
at The University of Western Australia.
Dr Joe Dortch from UWA is part of an Australian Research Council
linkage project to explore the ways Noongar people have changed the
landscape over the past 6000 years.
A wealth of experiences, from returning to a war-torn Yugoslavia
that his parents had left in the 1970s to working with Aboriginal
communities, have helped shape the strong moral convictions and
commitment to human rights that characterise University of WA graduate
Daniel Vujcich, who has been selected as the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for