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

Poet influences Australian writing

Monday, 5 October 2009

Dennis Haskell, English and Cultural Studies Professor, is the new Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board.

As such, he is in a powerful position to influence the direction of Australian literature.

Best of British books

Monday, 5 October 2009

A book co-authored by UWA's Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Dr Gary Lee, has been described as "the definitive textbook on pleural diseases across the world."

Aspirational students

Students aiming high

Monday, 5 October 2009

Teenagers in suburbs like Lockridge, Girrawheen and Hamilton Hill don't often pay much attention to the idea of going to university.

But now these high school students have come to the attention of UWA...  and we're spending $2.45 million to encourage teenagers from these and 21 other similar areas in Perth and the Pilbara to study at University.