UWA Forward is the University of Western Australia's weekly staff news bulletin. It is published every Wednesday via all-staff email.

Clint Bracknell with School of Indigenous Studies students: Photo Matt Galligan

New Courses explore Aboriginal knowledge

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Indigenous knowledge, history and heritage will take a starring role in arts, law, science and business studies from next year.

The Trove team

New publication brings treasures together

Monday, 30 May 2011

Pods of creative writing, fine arts, music and digital media are spread out across the campus.

But they are all coming together under the banner of a new online publication, Trove.

Weif Kok discusses a teddy bear's X-ray

Teddy bears to the rescue

Thursday, 26 May 2011

While visiting the doctor can sometimes be a frightening prospect for young children, it can be just as scary for young, inexperienced doctors who treat them.

Tim Shanahan - Director, Energy and Minerals Institute

Let’s break the cycle of benign neglect

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The American poet Robert Frost famously wrote about finding and taking the road less travelled. Increasingly the literal interpretation of these lines is becoming more challenging to find in our city.

UWA lawyers Tony Buiti and Kate Offer stretch before a training run

New walker takes on New Yorker

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Kate Offer is transforming herself from a person who couldn't even run for a bus to somebody who is running for a bus that is 42 kilometres away.

Kingsley Dixon

Plant doctor with a ‘can do’ attitude

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A ‘Backyard Blitz' on a global scale to restore degraded landscapes and give humankind hope for the future of our planet may seem like a massive, unrealistic ambition.

Bonnie Furzer in the paediatric gym

Cancer survivors become thrivers

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

When young cancer patients are given the all-clear, it is not always a smooth transition back to their ‘normal' lives.

Jane Pillow with a preterm baby after using HFOV

Mathematics to the rescue of preterm babies

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Jane Pillow's father always wanted her to study mathematics. Now the Professor of Neonatology might be wishing that she had.

John Moore

Award puts the shine on telescope

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

When it's time to polish the mirror on the Zadko telescope, it's not simply a matter of getting out the Windex and a soft cloth.

Cleaning, polishing, maintaining and resurfacing the mirror on the one-metre Cassegrain optical telescope near the Gravity Discovery Centre at Gingin requires specialised technical skills that John Moore will develop in France later this year.

Professor Alan Robson

Seeking wisdom in an international era

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Recent references in the national media to our University's introduction of curriculum changes from next year has helped to focus public attention on these reforms - the biggest changes to our curriculum since our University's inception.

Professor Robin Owens with Professor Fiona Bull (Population Health)

Researchers are on top of the world

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The University gave a ‘high five' to its ‘Hi Ci' staff and  students last month with a reception in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Peter van Onselen

Giants of journalism for new course

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Author, academic and political commentator Peter van Onselen is the University's foundation Chair in Journalism.

Richard Higgott and Diane Stone

The zone is a magnet for political expertise

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Around the time Diane Stone and Richard Higgott left The University of Warwick to come to UWA, cuts in government funding for the humanities and social sciences in the UK were announced.

Chris Rumble puts the finishing touches on another window

Return to splendour

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Three quarters of a tonne of glass and lead were installed in the window frames of Winthrop Hall over the past few weeks.

Greg Acciaioli doing fieldwork with Indigenous people on Lindu, Indonesia

Anthropologists put people into research

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Extraordinary as it may seem, the big green push button to operate copiers and printers was designed by an anthropologist studying human-machine interactions.

Campus calls it quits

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The University will go smoke-free from January 1 next year.

The ban on smoking covers all University buildings, grounds and vehicles and extends to all staff, students, visitors and contractors.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

Future aspirations and acknowledgment of our proud history

Thursday, 5 May 2011

After years of planning and consultations we are nearing implementation of the biggest reform of our curriculum since UWA first opened its doors to students in 2013.

Professor Alan Robson with His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin

Networking on a global scale for global benefits

Monday, 18 April 2011

Our University's increasing prominence globally was demonstrated again recently by the visit of the influential Chinese leader, His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative.

Development and sustainability can go hand in hand

Monday, 18 April 2011

Kindergarten kids talking about sustainability, big banks sponsoring school excursions, park rangers sharing their ideas through the United Nations: they are all exciting possibilities coming out of a new UWA collaboration.

A Kowanyama ranger helps a TRaCK researcher on the Mitchell River, Queensland

Managing water in the tropics

Monday, 18 April 2011

The health of the rivers and estuaries in Australia's tropical north has been the focus of a $30 million study over five years.