A mathematician whose name will be remembered for the ground-breaking theories she posited will have a special 60th birthday ‘party' at The University of Western Australia - a 12-day international conference in her honour.
Novel weed management methods are the focus of two recently completed fourth year projects by students at the Institute of Agriculture (IOA), The University of Western Australia.
Professor Kadambot Siddique, IOA's Director, says weeds competing with crops and pastures for sunlight, water and nutrients are a major constraint to agricultural production, costing farmers billions of dollars each year in lost production and management costs.
"With global population forecast to exceed nine billion by 2050, there will be a significant and increasing demand for food without increasing the land area used for agriculture.
Anyone who enjoyed this week's ‘smiley face' in the sky - the upturned waxing crescent moon ‘mouth' with its two eyes, Jupiter and Venus - would probably love to own a revolutionary device that allows you to point and click at stars, planets and constellations to learn more about them.
In times of global turmoil it is more important than ever that business schools remain relevant at an international level, pursue deeper understanding of business fundamentals and encourage creative thinking regarding the critical business issues faced around the world. As part of our pursuit in Achieving International Excellence, the UWA Business School actively supports international forums for dialogue and debate between academics, students, alumni, and business professionals and leaders.
Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction. The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.
Building a lifelong learning relationship with our Alumni is vital to the sustainability of the Business School, and its relevance to industry. As the University strives to achieve international excellence, the Business School is also focused on fostering leadership, recognising accomplishments and providing networking opportunities among its Alumni.