Professor Jane den Hollander

Fearless campus leaders who stepped into the breach

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

This article was published online in The Australian newspaper on Tuesday 28 April and is reprinted with permission of the newspaper.

Neither Jane den Hollander nor Belinda Robinson had any idea what they were in for when they agreed to take an interim job running a university for a few months.

Marsupites

Strange hollow ball-like structures found in 80-million-year-old fossils

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections, finding hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils from species believed to be related to starfish and sea urchins.

Lady Justice statue

Pandemic pondering - 10 new ethical problems emerging from COVID-19

Thursday, 7 May 2020

As WA works out how to wind back some of its COVID restrictions without becoming complacent, there are still many important ethical issues that we are grappling with as a society. 

Book open with pages in love heart

What books tell us about ourselves

Friday, 24 April 2020

Over two million new books are published around the world every year, of which about thirty thousand are published here in Australia.

Books are our friends: we read aloud poems at weddings and funerals, nestle up with bestseller novels on holiday, and indulge in audiobooks on buses and road trips.

Dr Lawrence

UWA Expert Series - Mental resilience on the COVID-19 frontline

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Lessons about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Australia’s emergency workers and bushfire fighters indicate it is essential frontline healthcare workers, as much as possible, be given adequate time to process, rest and recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, according to The University of Western Australia’s mental health researcher Associate Professor David Lawrence.

UWA campus at sunrise

New online learning solutions to support UWA community

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Winthrop Hall

UWA moves quickly to online learning

Friday, 27 March 2020

The University of Western Australia has transitioned rapidly to an online mode to ensure continuity of teaching for students as well as the safety of its workforce.

KIDDO

Free program to help kids stay active and healthy at home

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A program run by The University of Western Australia is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Criminology course

New criminology course to advance criminal justice research

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Responding to rising interest in crime prevention and the need for more Australian research in the criminal justice sector, The University of Western Australia has launched a new criminology major.  

Toilet roll

Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from The University of Western Australia have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.