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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.

Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin (centre) announced winner

UWA triumphs in international technology contest

Friday, 7 February 2014

Western Australian researchers fighting against breast cancer have won the final of an international technology presentation competition held in San Francisco in the US.

Winthrop Professor Lin Fritschi

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

Dr Audrey Kunin at a Kakadu plum plantation near Broome

Bush fruit gains American celebrity endorsement

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A US television celebrity and dermatologist who is CEO of an international cosmetic company recently travelled to Broome to film a documentary on the native fruit gubinge, also known as Kakadu plum, which will be a key ingredient in a new range of skin care products her company is developing.

Peter Lilly

Peter Lilly to lead UWA's Engineering Zone project

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A senior manager at BHP Billiton has been appointed Director of UWA's Engineering Zone project, which aims to revolutionise engineering education and research.

'BOABS' Volunteers

'BOABS' helps Indigenous people quit smoking

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Smoking kills more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and puts more in hospital than all the other preventable illnesses put together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoke at much higher rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and not many are quitting.

Ryan Kempster with bamboo sharks

Repelling sharks to save them... and us

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Shark biologist Dr Ryan Kempster will share his insights into shark behaviour at a public lecture this month as part of UWA Extension's summer season.