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Australian farming - does it have a future? And does it matter? Karrakatta Club lecture at UWA

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Can Australian farming survive climate change and is there a role for Australian farmers to help mend the damage of salinity and desertification?  In the age of industrial scale farming, is traditional farming a lost cause - a sentimental fantasy?

Male tuatara are desperate, and may soon be dateless

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A new study has predicted that temperature increases due to climate change will cause the tuatara, an endangered reptile, to produce only male offspring by 2085, guaranteeing its extinction. 

Research could help astronomers find new planets

Monday, 30 June 2008

About 200 scientists with stars in their eyes will convene at The University of Western Australia from 6-10 July for the annual scientific meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia.  

Former UWA student wins Churchill Fellowship

Monday, 30 June 2008

A former student of The University of Western Australia whose not-for-profit company builds special equipment to help people with disabilities water ski, surf, ride motorbikes and climb cliff faces has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship.  

National law firm partners with UWA Business School

Monday, 30 June 2008

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is the first law firm to join The University of Western Australia Business School's Corporate Circle Program. 

Home-grown expert offers sage advice on saving the planet

Friday, 27 June 2008

The Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Professor Stephen Hopper, will urge us to change our behaviour to help save the planet during a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia next Wednesday, July 2.

Religion and politics: Trusted friends or sworn enemies, asks Geoff Gallop at UWA

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Two topics you're advised never to raise at a dinner party will be the subject of a lecture at The University of Western Australia by former WA Premier, Geoff Gallop.

Salinity: latest buzzword on Ross River virus

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Spreading dryland salinity significantly affects WA's agriculture and the environment and may also impact on human health, due to a mosquito responsible for transmitting Ross River Virus (RRV). 

New developments related to mining and energy - free seminar at UWA

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

New research related to mining and energy will be presented at a half-day seminar to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 27 June. 

Change your sidestep, save your knee

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Footballers and netballers may be able to reduce the risk of knee injuries simply by modifying the way they change direction, researchers at The University of Western Australia have found in research supported by the AFL. 

Families can battle the bulge together, says UWA researcher

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

After five years, a longitudinal study into childhood obesity involving more than 400 families and led by chief investigator Dr Susan Byrne at The University of Western Australia's School of Psychology and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is showing an important trend - and raising a difficult question.

Brainy Bee winners to be announced

Monday, 23 June 2008

More than 60 brilliant Year 10 and 11 students from city and country WA are aiming to do more than expand their horizons. 

UWA student is San Diego biotech winner

Friday, 20 June 2008

A 17-year-old science/law student from The University of Western Australia was today named one of four winners of the prestigious sanofi-aventis International BioGENEius Challenge announced at the BIO International Convention 2008, the world's biggest biotechnology event, in San Diego.

UWA attracts talented Indian students

Friday, 20 June 2008

The University of Western Australia is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for Indian students particularly those undertaking postgraduate study, the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said today. 

Building a bridge to China from UWA

Friday, 20 June 2008

Nine high school students from around Australia won't be spending this Saturday playing sport, going to the movies or hanging out with their mates - they'll be building a bridge to China from The University of Western Australia. 

UWA Business School awarded EQUIS accreditation

Friday, 20 June 2008

The University of Western Australia's Business School has become the only business school in the State to hold the prestigious European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) international business accreditation. 

Brainy WA kids expand their hemispheres

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

More than 60 brilliant Year 10 and 11 students from city and country WA are aiming to do more than expand their horizons.  By taking part in the WA final of the third national Australian Brain Bee Challenge held at The University of Western Australia on June 24, they will be "expanding" the hemispheres of their brains as well. 

New UWA Dean to lead Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

An eminent Australian engineering academic has been appointed to lead The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. 

UWA lecture honours George Seddon

Monday, 16 June 2008

A man not afraid of stirring controversy among local gardeners and environmentalists - the late Emeritus Professor George Seddon - will be honoured at an inaugural lecture at The University of Western Australia this Thursday, June 19. 

Growing up Asian in Australia: Free public lecture at UWA

Friday, 13 June 2008

Melbourne writer and lawyer Alice Pung will give an insight into what it was like to grow up Asian in Australia at a free public lecture, at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday, June 17, 2008.