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University News

Heavy microalgae – diatoms

Tiny plastic dwellers have big impact on our oceans

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Microscopic creatures that live on tiny ocean plastics greatly affect the fate and ecological impacts of marine plastic pollution, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Mark Murphy conducting research near Kulin

Wheatbelt bee and wasp networks may signal global change

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Social networking is a buzz phrase right now, but a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is more interested in bee and wasp networks in the wheatbelt - and one offshoot of his work will be a greater knowledge of the native pollinators and pest-controllers operating in farming landscapes.

Computer gender-perception a valuable tool

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Computers can mimic human perception of gender, according to new research published in the prestigious international journal PLOS One.

Co-operative decade ahead for new UWA research unit

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The newly formed Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU) at The University of Western Australia Business School will assist co-operative enterprises in Australia and worldwide realise their social and economic potential during the Co-operative Decade.

Professor Fiona Bull

Public health expert recognised in UK Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 16 June 2014

Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the UK Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.

Health professionals needed for Parkinson's study

Monday, 16 June 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking to interview health professionals involved in treating people with Parkinson's disease to investigate their experiences engaging with partners of those with Parkinson's.

Place des Anges - photo by Jarrad Seng

Big shoes to fill at Perth International Arts Festival

Friday, 13 June 2014

The longest-running annual arts festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere - which attracts half a million people every summer - is looking for a new Artistic Director.

Associate Professor John Kinder

UWA professor wins Star of Italy award

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

John Kinder, a professor who has taught Italian culture and language at The University of Western Australia for 26 years, has been presented with the prestigious Commendatore della Stella d'Italia (Commander of the Star of Italy) award.

Adjunct Professor John Hamblin

Blast from the past gives wheat a boost

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) expects to see very positive results in 2015.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.