University News

University News

The 2014 Rural School Leaver Cohort.

Rural students choose medicine at UWA

Monday, 17 February 2014

A total of 33 rural students, from as north as Broome to Albany on the south coast, will begin undergraduate studies this month as the third cohort of The University of Western Australia's program.

The Lagoon Nebula, as seen by the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). Credit: ESO

Reaching new heights in astronomy

Monday, 17 February 2014

The leader of one of the world's top astronomical observatories will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Friday 28 February.

Turtle - Joan Costa - Nature paper

Climate change restricts migrant species access to oceans

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Climate change has led to more than a third of the world's oceans becoming inaccessible to species that migrate seeking favourable climates.

Pilbara Marine Strategy - Courtesy Euan Harvey

Pilbara marine health check - good and bad news

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A health and wellbeing check up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions to government, industry and researchers.

Changing running technique could cause more harm than good

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Changing your running technique from a rearfoot strike (landing on your heel first) to a forefoot strike (landing on the ball of your foot first) might not offer the performance and injury avoidance benefits that running blogs would have you believe.

National Tertiary Education Union action

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The University of Western Australia's response to the possibility of industrial action next week.

Foreign Minister meets former Colombo Plan and UWA scholar Datuk Mohamed Zain

Pioneer students announced under New Colombo Plan

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Communication students from The University of Western Australia are among more than 300 undergraduates from 24 universities across Australia who have been successful in their applications for New Colombo Plan mobility grants to support students commencing study programs in Semester 1, 2014.

Professor Kai Brodersen Braine Fellow

German classicist wins inaugural fellowship

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Leonard Collard

New media to throw a lifeline to an ancient language

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A new project will create the world's first Aboriginal online encyclopedia as a way of preserving the ancient and endangered Noongar language - one of Australia's biggest Aboriginal language groups.

Mesopelagic fish - Photo: Joan Costa

Study finds plenty more little fish in the sea

Monday, 10 February 2014

New research by an international team of marine scientists suggests the global biomass of fish is 30 times more than the accepted estimate.