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UWA boasts its biggest-ever Olympic contingent

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The University of Western Australia boasts its biggest-ever Olympic contingent, with four students and five graduates set to represent Australia in Beijing and one graduate representing Zimbabwe. 

UWA's Rural Clinical School wins grants to beat disease through art

Friday, 1 August 2008

The University of Western Australia's Kalgoorlie-based Rural Clinical School, in partnership with the Wongutha Birni Aboriginal Corporation, has been awarded two major grants to support an exciting and innovative arts health project to combat diabetes and kidney disease in the Western Desert and the Goldfields.

Primary teacher education to be taught at UWA

Friday, 1 August 2008

In a move designed to address the teacher shortage and to attract quality teachers, The University of Western Australia will offer new primary teacher education courses from next year.

Middle East meets western wheatbelt

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Declining global biodiversity, which threatens plant genetic diversity and therefore the raw materials humans rely on for food, fibre, fuel, medicine and industrial products, has led to a far ranging collaborative research project between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in the Sultanate of Oman.

New primary teacher education courses at UWA

Thursday, 31 July 2008

In a move designed to address the teacher shortage and attract quality teachers, The University of Western Australia will offer new primary teacher education courses from next year.

UWA graduate named Chief Justice

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Leading Western Australian Federal Court judge, Justice Robert French, who was named Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia this week, is another distinguished graduate from The University of Western Australia who is helping to shape the nation, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson. 

Former Federal Senator to talk about 'Forgotten Australians' at UWA

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

A former WA Senate representative who was instrumental in Federal inquiries into child migration and institutional care will speak at a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next week (Monday, August 4).

Three research teams from UWA reach national science finals

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Three research teams from The University of Western Australia have been named finalists in three categories of Australia's premier science awards - the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes - for outstanding curiosity-driven research by Australians published in internationally respected journals or books. 

UWA water expert admitted to Royal Academy of Engineering

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research, Jorg Imberger, has been elected a Fellow to Britain's Royal Academy of Engineering.

Team from UWA wins 'Students in Free Enterprise' nationals

Monday, 28 July 2008

‘Balancing Your Body's Business' (BYBB) is the title for one of four winning projects that helped a team of students from The University of Western Australia to scoop the national 2008 Qantas Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) nationals in Brisbane recently.

US Secretary of State, Dr Condoleezza Rice, at UWA

Friday, 25 July 2008

Western Australia is well-placed to play a vital role in the future of Australia's relationship with the United States and other countries in the region, according to Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Professor Robson was speaking following a visit to UWA tonight by Dr Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States of America to attend a dinner hosted by WA Premier Alan Carpenter in conjunction with the Federal Foreign Affairs Minister, Stephen Smith - both UWA graduates.

Federal Minister for Youth and Sport receives youth report at UWA

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Tomorrow (Friday, 25 July 2008) the report of the biggest consultation of young people by young people ever undertaken in Australia, entitled:  YouthSpeak:  A Conversation for the Future, will be handed to the Federal Minister for Youth and Sport, Kate Ellis MP, at The University of Western Australia.

UWA students win global marketing competition

Thursday, 17 July 2008

A student team from The University of Western Australia has been named global winner of the Google Online Marketing Challenge, beating more than 1,600 student teams from 369 university classes, in more than 47 countries around the world. 

Follow the leaders to a better future, starting from UWA

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Mark Scott, Managing Director of the ABC, will host a roundtable discussion - Conversations about Ethical Leadership - at The University of Western Australia soon.  One of the questions raised will be:  ‘Should we expect a higher moral standard from public leaders than we do from ourselves?' 

Cosmology Gallery opens with big bang

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

WA Premier Alan Carpenter will officially open a new Cosmology Gallery at the Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC) this Wednesday July 16. 

Olympic training at UWA

Friday, 11 July 2008

The athletes are ready to go to Beijing - but are the spectators?  Thanks to a new course offered by The University of Western Australia's Confucius Institute, people planning to visit China, either for the Olympics or on business and holiday trips, can be better prepared. 

3,000 eyes on UWA bug 'sexpert' as he wins international prize

Monday, 7 July 2008

Professor Leigh Simmons, a leading evolutionary biologist at The University of Western Australia, will this week receive a Certificate of Distinction at the opening ceremony of the 23rd International Congress of Entomology in Durban, South Africa. 

Vision, memory, spectacle at UWA International Women's and Gender studies conference

Monday, 7 July 2008

‘Remembering Feminism's Queer Pasts: Emotional and Political Landscapes of the Cold War'; ‘Shock, Boredom and Iconography of Sexual Violence in Frontier Films'; and ‘Mothers of Sin: Indigenous Women's Perceptions of their Identity and Sexuality' - these are just some of the intriguing subjects under discussion at an international conference starting at The University of Western Australia soon. 

UWA welcomes State Government announcement on new hospitals

Sunday, 6 July 2008

The University of Western Australia welcomes the State Government announcement of a new children's hospital and women's hospital to be built alongside Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands. 

Big bang recreated

Friday, 4 July 2008

Many believe the world began with a bang - so it is only fitting a new facility in Gingin that will communicate this story and others will be opened with a BANG.