UWA student named Rhodes Scholar at Large

Friday, 4 December 2009

An Arts-Law honours student from The University of Western Australia with a strong sense of social responsibility has been named one of Australia's three Rhodes Scholars at Large.

Jessica Panegyres, of East Perth, aims to enrol in a Masters of Philosophy in Politics at the University of Oxford and hopes to become an active contributor to Australian public debate.

Indian Rim Asian University Games demonstrate sport, culture and friendship - 7 to 11 December

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The University of Western Australia will host the Indian Rim Asian University Games (IRAUG) from 7 to 11 December, in which more than 700 national and international athletes will take part.

This event will bring together the youth of the nations from universities within the Indian Ocean, Asian and Australian regions.

Universities to examine Indigenous studies

Monday, 30 November 2009

Some of Australia's leading Indigenous educators and researchers and two US experts will debate key issues and developments in Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous Studies during a two-day conference to be held at The University of Notre Dame and co-hosted by The University of Western Australia.

From Blogs to Bombs analyses classroom technologies

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A new book from UWA Publishing examines digital technologies in education - including digital literacy, online socialisation, cyberbullying, cyberpredation, surveillance and censorship.

UWA Publishing shortlisted for human rights awards

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

UWA Publishing title The Native Title Market is on the shortlist for the 2009 Human Rights Award in Literature Non-fiction.

Author David Ritter worked as a native title lawyer for more than 14 years and as a commentator and analyst.

Students at UWA

German conference draws international interest

Friday, 6 November 2009

An international conference focused on the place and role of German language teaching and German studies in the global environment will be held at The University of Western Australia this month.

Withrop Professor Kim Beazley

In the Zone conference 8-10 November

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Foreign Minister Steven Smith, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and other leading political, business, academic and media figures will meet at The University of Western Australia next week to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.

Starry night at the Octagon

Thursday, 29 October 2009

The 40th anniversary of The University of Western Australia's Octagon Theatre will be celebrated this Saturday.

Poster for She Stoops to Conquer

Grads to perform She Stoops to Conquer

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Busselton/Crawley resident Elena Vettorel is glad she's only acting in the latest production by The University of Western Australia's Graduate Dramatic Society.

UWAP’s Jolley biography short listed for the biggest literary prize

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

UWA Publishing author Brian Dibble has just been short listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for his biography of prominent WA writer - Elizabeth Jolley.

Second life

Virtually going to Uni

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The University of Western Australia will be launched in Second Life soon and residents of the popular 3D internet virtual world will be able to walk around campus, attend lectures and enter a competition to design the University's Second Life cultural precinct.

UWA Professor to present the 2009 Daphne Mayo lecture

Friday, 11 September 2009

UWA Art History Professor Ian McLean will present the 2009 Daphne Mayo Lecture at The University of Queensland on September 23.

Dennis Haskell

UWA poet to chair literature board

Thursday, 10 September 2009

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

Ted Snell

Art commentator to outline direction of UWA's cultural precinct

Friday, 4 September 2009

The newly appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Professor Ted Snell, will outline the future of the precinct when he is guest speaker at UWA Convocation's next meeting.

Perth International Arts Festival wins independent film award

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce our film programmer Sherry Hopkins as the winner of a major industry award last night.

Photo exhibition showcases beauty of pathology

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The surprising physical beauty of world-class pathology testing is this week being showcased in an exhibition of still photographs at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as part of National Science Week.

Seeking 'Black Words' writers and storytellers

Monday, 17 August 2009

A young researcher from The University of Western Australia is building up a collection of Indigenous artists for inclusion in Black Words: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers and is keen to hear from poets, authors, playwrights and yarners from around the State so he can help promote their work.

Celebrating the century-old WA-Japan friendship

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A book that documents the relationship between Western Australia and Japan, published by The University of Western Australia's Westerly Centre, will be launched at Parliament House next week.

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Director comes home to talk about place

Friday, 7 August 2009

Stephen Hopper, director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will return to his alma mater to deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Race against time to understand time in Aboriginal languages

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Linguists at The University of Western Australia are in a race against time to understand how Australian Aboriginal languages conceptualise time, before their last speakers die.