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(Left) Paul Johnson, Mark Randolph, Phil Watson and Mark Cassidy

Mark Randolph appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

UWA School of Indigenous Studies

UWA Indigenous graduates beat record

Friday, 28 November 2014

The largest cohort of Indigenous students to date has graduated from The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies.

Resonator on a 0.02 K stage of a dilution refrigerator

Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves

Friday, 28 November 2014

A coin-sized detector might observe gravitational waves before the giant Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), according to two Australian physicists.

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin to lead Perth International Arts Festival

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The former head of theatre and dance at the Sydney Opera House who now works for one of the world's leading performing arts centres has been appointed artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.

Tool kit for ocean health

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

Hippocratic Oath rural students

Rise in UWA rural and Indigenous medical graduates continues

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

For the third consecutive year more rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia at the weekend as numbers continue to rise under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

From left to right – Amber Balfour-Cunningham and Charlotte Patrick

Clean-up work continues thanks to scholarship

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A scholarship that honours the memory of a respected member of the contaminated land consultants' community has been awarded to two science students from The University of Western Australia.

Kimberley Chung, Sarah Kingston, Professor Ian Puddey (Dean, Faculty of Medicine

First Broadway access students to take Hippocratic Oath

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The first three students to complete the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree through The University of Western Australia's Broadway access program committed to the Hippocratic Oath at the weekend (Saturday 22 November).

Aarne Neeme

New Fortune Theatre turns 50 and fabulous

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The second New Fortune lecture-performance was delivered on Friday 14 November 2014, the year of the Theatre's 50th Anniversary, by acclaimed director Aarne Neeme at The University of Western Australia.

Solar strategy needed to avoid electricity death spiral: report

Monday, 24 November 2014

Government and the electricity industry must act now to prepare for the inevitable impact of increased private solar on the State's electricity network or risk a death spiral of network disruptions and rising costs over the coming decade, according to the author of a new study into WA's electricity future.