Tens of thousands of poverty-stricken people in poor countries scrounge from rubbish dumps to stay alive.
UWA's Professor of Engineering Education Caroline Baillie and her collaborators and supporters around the world are working to help these people make a living, while educating future engineers about using waste products.
At the end of a court case, everybody wants to hear what the jury has to say.
Our legal system hinges on the ‘12 good men and true'. Their words can send an accused to heaven or to hell. But in WA, any words from jurors other than "guilty" or "not guilty" are closely guarded by the State Government.
It is said that high achievement takes place in the framework of high expectation. If we measure the success of our University by the success of our graduates and staff then we can all be proud following the accolades of the past few weeks.
People make jokes about ‘too much testosterone’ in boys’ schools or football clubs.
But an excess of male hormones is not really a lot of fun. It has been found to be a potential risk factor for autism, a developmental problem in humans that results in them having difficulties in relating to and communicating with other people.
Academics and students from UWA, mainly from the School of Earth and Environment, have been working in East Timor for eight years, to understand the geology, with the aim of helping locals to take advantage of their natural resources.
Brangelina? Nicole’s weight? Posh pregnant again? This is the kind of gossip that absorbs many in the community. Gossip equally juicy enlivens the conversation of Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall and Dr Jacqueline Van Gent – but it doesn’t concern today’s celebrities.
The role of the University in informing public debate and helping to shape public policy is both dynamic and vital. Every day our staff, students and graduates respond to the transformational forces that are changing the way people and societies see themselves, how they interact, and how they develop public policy.
By Professor Cheryl Praeger, WA Scientist of the Year 2009
As the vital role of technology in modern society increases, the mathematical sciences are becoming indispensable. Many disciplines such as physics and economics have always relied on a foundation of mathematics, but now virtually every area of our lives depends on the mathematical sciences – from healthcare to telecommunications, from understanding climate change, to making secure financial transactions.