New Chair to boost Australian literature

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The University of Western Australia will host the nation's second dedicated Chair in Australian Literature with the appointment of Associate Professor Philip Mead.

Bushfire smart house

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A PhD project at The University of Western Australia has resulted in the development of a house which can sustain itself in a bushfire without human intervention.

Biologists celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday with giant tortoise cake

Monday, 9 February 2009

A new generation of evolutionary biologists will this Thursday celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the father of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, at The University of Western Australia.

Local researchers involved in global study

Monday, 9 February 2009

Asthmatics can breathe easier knowing that local medical researchers at the Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) have contributed to significant research on eosinophils and their importance in regulating asthma and inflammation of the airways.

UWA singled out as among the best in Australia

Friday, 6 February 2009

The University of Western Australia will receive $3.9 million in recognition of its achievements in excellence in learning and teaching as part of the Australian Government's 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund.

$5 million to study role of exercise in spinal cord repair

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Two Western Australian researchers were today awarded almost $5 million over five years to study the effects of physical activity on spinal cord injury. Professor Sarah Dunlop is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia and Associate Professor Garry Allison is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Trauma Physiotherapy at Curtin University of Technology.

Public Statement

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Professor McAleer has left his position at The University of Western Australia as a Professor of Econometrics, which he has held for 18 years.

Compound with Noongar name to help regenerate Kings Park

Monday, 2 February 2009

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Kings Park and Botanic Garden have given a Noongar name to a substance that stimulates seed germination and seedling growth in many plants after bushfires.

Perth study finds heart attack chemical in marathon runners

Thursday, 29 January 2009

People who run marathons are more likely to have higher levels of a protein linked to heart attacks, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Responsible mine closure on the agenda

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

How do you close mines in socially, economically and environmentally responsible ways? The University of Western Australia's Australian Centre for Geomechanics and Centre for Land Rehabilitation are calling for papers for the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure 2009 where these issues will be on the agenda.