Final days of expedition reveal new Batavia burials

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A team of WA archaeologists and scientists has found the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries at Beacon Island, part of the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Geraldton.

Associate Professor David Bourchier

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia - A new book by Associate Professor David Bourchier

Monday, 9 February 2015

Asian Studies' David Bourchier has published a new book with Routledge, 'Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia'.

Gates Foundation is too big to ignore the politics of poverty - Professor Graham Brown writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance.  In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty.  He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance

The intellectual Premier League - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.

 

Expedition reveals new Batavia burial site

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA's most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Sophie Richard

Perthites wanted for study on the Aussie lingo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi_credit Annie Carson

World class 3-D models help reveal cultural treasures

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cutting edge super-computer visualisations of Aboriginal sites in Western Australia's remote Weld Range are helping archaeologists and Wajarri Traditional Owners reveal the area's cultural and archaeological treasures and train a new generation of young Wajarri in how to protect their heritage.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Crystal Cameron with Minister Michael Keenan

New Colombo plan students recognised

Friday, 4 April 2014

Students from The University of Western Australia and Curtin University selected to participate in the New Colombo Plan were today recognised by Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan.

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.

Nadia Okis

Police-worker credits UWA

Monday, 3 February 2014

Little did graduate Nadia Okis know that the Japanese language lessons she took at The University of Western Australia would come in handy occasionally to help her with Police work.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

Professor Jane Lydon

Jane Lydon appointed Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Award-winning author and historian Professor Jane Lydon has been appointed inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at The University of Western Australia.

Archaeology students

UWA student archaeologists dig deep for win

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A team of students from The University of Western Australia has won the inaugural national Australian Archaeological Association's (AAA) Student Ethics Debate.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

New Master of Translation to deliver multilingual professionals

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The University of Western Australia is introducing a new Master of Translation Studies course in 2014 to give postgraduate students a world-class, accredited program of study in contemporary translation studies between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian.

Professor Jane Lydon

WA writers scoop Queensland awards

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

West Australian writers John Kinsella and Jane Lydon have been recognised in the recent Queensland Literary Awards.

Early civilisation sleeping giant waits off north west coast

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The untold story of how ancient Australians once walked a vast submerged sand plain dissected by rivers and rugged outcrops awaits discovery off WA's north-west coast, according to a leading expert from The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Peter Veth

New landmark TV series reveals untold story of world's oldest living culture

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A ground-breaking new TV series about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities working closely with leading archaeologists to reveal more than 50,000 years of continuous occupation is expected to dramatically raise the profile of Indigenous heritage in Australia.