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 September 2014
Monday 22
18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Val McDermid - The Skeleton Road : Val McDermid introduces us to her latest book, The Skeleton Road. Website | More Information
Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages, sold over 10 million copies worldwide and well over 300,000 copies in Australia, making her one of our most popular crime writers. Journalist, occasional broadcaster, and superb Tartan Noir (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Over diagnosis and over treatment of mental illnesses Website | More Information
An On the Edge Lecture by Jon Jureidini, child psychiatrist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Over diagnosis and overtreatment are dangerous, not just because of the possible adverse effects of unnecessary interventions, but because they detract from autonomous citizenship.
Wednesday 24
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo : Expo and information sessions for prospective postgraduate students Website | More Information
Make an informed decision about your future and how postgraduate study can help achieve your goals by visiting the UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Reorganising the brain with electromagnetic stimulation. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) uses electromagnetic pulses to change brain activity, and is a promising new treatment for many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, tinnitus, and epilepsy.

However, what rTMS does to the brain (...)
Thursday 25
12:00 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : "How ethnicity matters for medical genomics" Website | More Information
In the past decade, the first human reference genome was generated. Within the last several months, a steep decline in sequencing costs has enabled the analysis of entire populations. However, initial efforts almost entirely concentrated on the sequencing of individuals of European descent and (...)
Friday 26
17:30 - EVENT - Twilight in the City with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi: "Perth - City of Energy" Website | More Information
Join us for a special Twilight Drinks event with Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi, who will provide us with some fascinating insights into the variety of challenges and opportunities currently facing Perth.

West Australian born Lisa proudly calls Perth home and as Lord Mayor speaks (...)

 October 2014
Wednesday 01
13:00 - Colloquium - Are individual health emergency risk perceptions, experiences with previous disaster events, and anxiety level associated with household based health emergency preparedness in Hong Kong? More Information
Professor Chan is the Director of Centre of Global health at SPHPC and the Director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), which was established in 2011 and aims to conduct research, teaching and engage in knowledge (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Disaster preparedness and response in remote, disaster-prone, ethnic minority-based communities in China Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Emily Chan, Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response.

China is a natural disaster-prone country and its rural population faces the highest natural disaster risk. Like Australia, China faces (...)
Friday 03
13:00 - PRESENTATION - 3MT UWA Final : An inspiring insight into PhD/Masters research at UWA Website | More Information
Ten dynamic speakers will each have 3 minutes in which to explain the significance of their research using language that everyone can understand.
Monday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Some public policy challenges of change in our region : The 2014 Reid Oration Website | More Information
The 2014 Reid Oration will be given by Stephen Smith Winthrop Professor of International Law at The University of Western Australia, and former Australian Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister.

Great change in our region - the rise of China, the rise of the ASEAN Economies combined and (...)
Tuesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Conservation and Restoration in the Anthropocene Website | More Information
A public lecture by Tim Seastedt, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado.

Conservationists are faced with managing for environmental changes they cannot control. Ecosystems now experience longer growing (...)
Wednesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Antipodes in Literature: European Geographies - Australian Appropriations Website | More Information
A public lecture by Klaus Stierstorfer, Professor of English and Chair, British Studies, University of Münster, Germany and 2014 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow.

The Antipodes are a concept which originated in European Antiquity and then travelled with expanding and changing geographies (...)
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A New Frontier: understanding epigenetics through mathematics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Terry Speed, Professor of Bioinformatics, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Scientists have now mapped the human genome - the next frontier is understanding human epigenomes; the ‘instructions’ which tell the DNA whether to make skin cells or (...)
Friday 10
9:00 - CONFERENCE - 2nd National SKMRC Melanoma Conference : Register now for SKMRC’s 2nd National Melanoma Conference in Perth Website | More Information
If you are a clinician, researcher or industry representative interested in cutting edge melanoma research and the very latest treatment developments, please register now for SKMRC’s 2nd national melanoma conference in Perth, WA this October at skmrc.org.au This is a rare opportunity for Perth (...)
Monday 13
18:00 - EVENT - Smoking Cessation Group More Information
The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a smoking cessation treatment program commencing in October. The group will meet for two hours each week for ten sessions, with an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session one (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in the Ocean Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Pere Masqué, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 caused the largest accidental release of (...)
Tuesday 14
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Julie Szego - The tainted trial of Farah Jama : Join journalist and lawyer Julie Szego, as she explores a shocking miscarriage of justice. Website | More Information
How did a young Somali man end up in jail for the rape of a woman he had never met, in an over-28s nightclub he was too young to be admitted to, in a Melbourne suburb he had never visited? Join journalist and lawyer Julie Szego, as she explores a shocking miscarriage of justice. Tickets $19.
Wednesday 15
17:30 - EVENT - MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening (Perth) : An information evening for prospective Master of Business Administration students Website | More Information
Come along to the UWA Business School's information evening for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Graduate Certificates, where you can learn about our MBA Full Time, MBA Flexible, Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, and Graduate Certificate in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Crystallography in Biology Website | More Information
A public talk by Alice Vrielink, Professor of Structural Biology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia.

The science of crystallography has had an enormous impact on our understanding of molecules, their structures, chemical and physical properties (...)
Friday 17
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Memento Mori: 2014 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas Website | More Information
Often translated from the Latin as ‘remember you must die’ or ‘remember your mortality’, memento mori serves as a symbolic representation of the inevitability of death. The term ‘memento mori’ first entered English in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 (1598) and was immediately accepted into common (...)


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