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Monday, 12 January 2009

Budding scientists from all over the metropolitan area and some country regions including Bunbury, Boddington, Esperance, Geraldton, Katanning, Margaret River, Mt Barker and Wagin will converge on The University of Western Australia tomorrow for a three-day science fest. 

Whole genome study reveals clues to solving the mystery behind Kawasaki disease

Friday, 9 January 2009

A researcher from The University of Western Australia is the co-leader of a team that has looked at the entire human genome to identify new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, a poorly understood and serious illness of young children. 

Five heads better than one in crusty problem

Friday, 9 January 2009

A chance discussion at a recent Perth conference between geologists from around the world has led to a new theory being posited - and published in an article in the prestigious journal Science on January 2, 2009. 

11 billion year-old blast from the past captured by UWA Zadko Telescope

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Galileo Galilei, who recorded the first astronomical observations with a telescope 400 years ago, would be impressed. Just in time for the International Year of Astronomy, astronomers at The University of Western Australia have seen a massive gamma ray burst that happened 11 billion years ago - long before our own planet had even been formed.

Brilliant mathematician's 60th birthday marked by world-first conference

Monday, 22 December 2008

A mathematician whose name will be remembered for the ground-breaking theories she posited will have a special 60th birthday ‘party' at The University of Western Australia - a 12-day international conference in her honour. 

UWA Premier's Fellows to drive research into climate change, biodiversity, sustainability and health

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The University of Western Australia's strengths in climate change and biodiversity, and sustainability and health, will be boosted by the addition of two Premier's Research Fellowships. 

New course structure for UWA

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The University of Western Australia is moving towards a new framework for undergraduate and postgraduate study, designed to equip students with a global outlook and a community conscience. 

'Gentleman Scholar' and Marketing Professor saluted by Australasian Marketing Academy

Monday, 15 December 2008

Two marketing professors from The University of Western Australia's Business School have been honoured by the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC). 

UWA to house international radio astronomy research centre

Monday, 15 December 2008

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the State Government announcement of a $20 million international radio astronomy research centre on UWA's Perth campus. 

Washing machine and water filter inventors meet ambassador

Monday, 15 December 2008

Engineering students from The University of Western Australia who won a national competition with a water filter and a washing machine specially designed for Cambodian conditions will meet Australia's Ambassador to Cambodia on Friday.