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.


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.

Space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman with Sputnik

From earth to the stars: archaeologists dig more than dirt

Friday, 17 May 2013

When you picture an archaeologist, you're most likely to imagine them looking down - digging into history, unearthing and sifting through evidence of previous life on Earth.

From left: Colin Hamlett, Vivienne Browne and Honours student Antje Nol

UWA archaeologists help traditional owners protect vital cultural treasures

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sites of extraordinary cultural and archaeological significance in WA's remote Weld Range will be investigated and documented in a partnership involving Wajarri Traditional Owners and two archaeologists from The University of Western Australia.

Digital recreation of a Hindu Chaturmukha, by Paul Bourke (iVEC@UWA)

Archaeologists cross space and time via advanced technology

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The world's most advanced conference to discuss the use of cutting edge computer technology to model and interpret past societies is due to attract hundreds of archaeologists internationally to The University of Western Australia next month.

Akram Azimi

UWA student named 2013 Young Australian of the Year

Friday, 25 January 2013

A refugee from war-torn Afghanistan who is studying law, science and arts at The University of Western Australia has been named 2013 Young Australian of the Year.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

UWA Islam expert honoured for international human rights

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Image of guests at the showcase screening

UWA Students Light Up the Silver Screen

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Thursday 22 November 2012 the University of Western Australia’s Communications and Media Studies department hosted the ‘Stories from the Silver Screen’ Showcase Screening. Representing the culmination of three years hard work, the gala event displayed what the most creative and talented Communications and Media Studies students at the University accomplished.
This year the event was held at the art-deco Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley. Guests were invited to spend the night watching short movies that have been produced, directed, filmed and edited by the students.

Dr Michael Chaney, JT Macfarlane, Dr David Gruen, Paul Kelly

The economies of the Asian century will continue to flourish

Monday, 26 November 2012

Opportunities for Australia in the Asian century will not be limited to the economic powerhouses of China and India, with strength in the ASEAN (Association of South East Nations) countries increasingly providing growth prospects.