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Curtin welcomes first medical students

Thursday 23 February 2017
Curtin University today welcomed its first cohort of 60 domestic undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery students at the official opening of the Curtin Medical School.

New laser tool reveals helium secrets

The very first 'helium map' (right) produced for a zircon crystal imaged using cathodoluminescence (left). Credit: Curtin University
Monday 13 February 2017
Curtin researchers have for the first time been able to visualise helium atoms in individual mineral grains, helping to determine the geological history of the Earth's crust and track natural hazards.

Visual arts book a first for Western Australia

Cover of Visual Arts Practice and Affect
Monday 30 January 2017
Edited by Curtin lecturer Dr Ann Schilo, Visual Arts Practice and Affect is believed to be the first book about WA visual culture published by an internationally renowned academic publishing house.