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 August 2014
Friday 22
12:00 - EVENT - Focus Group : UWA Business School: Seeking regular wine consumers to participate in a marketing honours focus group session evaluating wine purchase behaviour. More Information
We are seeking regular wine consumers to participate in a 1 hour focus group session. The sessions will last no longer than one hour. Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a token payment of a bottle of wine to cover the cost of their time participating.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creativity: Art + Science : Public talk with Janice Lally PhD Website | More Information
A fascination with modes of thinking, the nature of creativity as well as the neuro-physiological basis of these have led me to pursue work within the domains of art and science throughout my adult life. My conviction, through my own experience, that the practices of art and science are varied (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Hunt for Dark Matter : Public Lecture on Astroparticle Physics for Science Week More Information
It is almost eighty years now since the original realisation that a majority of our universe consists of a type of matter that neither emits nor absorbs light. For this reason, we refer to it as "dark matter". Numerous astronomical observations have confirmed its existence, based on the (...)
Saturday 23
19:30 - DINNER - GMA Annual Black Tie Dinner Website | More Information
The GMA takes great pleasure in inviting you to our Annual Black Tie Dinner, our largest and most successful event, hosting more than 200 people from various backgrounds and industries. Join us for an evening with Peter Coleman, CEO & Managing Director of Woodside Energy Limited, as he shares (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What is X-ray Crystallography and How Did It Transform Our View of the World? Website | More Information
A public talk by Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London.

Just over a hundred years ago a narrow beam of X-rays was fired at a crystal for the very first time. The experiment, an early attempt to investigate the nature of this recently-discovered radiation (...)
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Males exist. Does it Matter? : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: A lot of evolutionary theory involves the concept of populations climbing towards peaks of higher fitness. Such theory has been written without taking into account that in most species there are two distinct classes of individuals — males and females — that influence the evolutionary (...)

13:00 - Colloquium - The Development of Executive Functions: Evidence from Behavioural and Electrophysiological Perspectives : Colloquium More Information
The development of executive functions and intelligence are of critical importance to success in many everyday tasks. From a neurological perspective, both of these processes are generally understood to be reliant upon frontal regions of the brain (particularly the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Leadership and the six degrees of separation - researching inclusive leadership Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dawn Freshwater, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia.

Models and theories around change management, structures and formulas, and guidelines to successful change are available in industrial quantities in the literature. What seems to be (...)
Thursday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is Bitcoin really a currency? : A public lecture with Professor David Yermack from New York University More Information
Bitcoin is a "virtual currency” made possible by the internet. One attraction for many is that the creation and use of Bitcoin as a currency is that is independent of any bank. But, is Bitcoin a valid currency or is it a speculative investment? Professor David Yermack provides an informed (...)
Friday 29
8:00 - EVENT - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting : 24th Annual CBSM @ UWA University Club Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science. The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life sciences in WA (...)

 September 2014
Tuesday 02
12:00 - EXPO - MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo (Sydney) : Meet UWA Business School staff and explore further study options Website | More Information
The MBA & Postgrad Studies Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines.

Meet UWA Business School staff and find out all about our (...)
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Together/Apart: intimacy and autonomy in contemporary personal life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sasha Roseneil, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large.

We long to connect, to be close to another, yet we also want our own space, need to do our own thing. That a fundamental tension exists (...)
Thursday 04
17:45 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2014 John Toohey Oration, The long march from Milirrpum to Mabo: great lawyers at work : A free lecture given by The Honourable Dr Fred Chaney AO More Information
The Mabo decision in 1992 was a decisive shift in the law as it had been previously understood. It effected the most significant shift in the balance of power between Aboriginal Australians and the settler society since 1788. Great lawyers playing many different roles, in Milirrpum and beyond (...)
Saturday 06
15:30 - CONCERT - Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph : Selections from Beethoven's piano sonatas performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Website | More Information
Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph Concert - to be held at St George's College as part of their Spring Concert Series. The concert will see a selection from Beethoven's piano sonatas including the famous Moonlight Sonata performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Performing: Mark Coughlan, Caroline (...)
Monday 08
17:30 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : Future directions in glaucoma genetics Website | More Information
Professor John Fingert is a US Board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma and a PhD in ophthalmic genetics. He is a clinician-scientist internationally recognised for his research work investigating the genetic basis of optic nerve disease.

Glaucoma is a (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - Mature-age Information Evening (repeat session) : Find out about our mature-age entry pathways (for prospective undergraduate students aged 20 years or over) Website | More Information
Mature-age entry provides flexibility for entering UWA, even if you don't have any previous academic results.

If you are aged 20 or over on 1 March of the year of intended entry, you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways.

Find out which entry pathway is most appropriate (...)
Tuesday 09
12:00 - EXPO - MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo (Canberra) : Meet UWA Business School staff and explore further study options Website | More Information
The MBA & Postgrad Studies Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines.

Meet UWA Business School staff and find out all about our (...)

18:00 - EVENT - Exploring the Epigenome: from stem cells to your brain, and in between : 2014 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2014 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor Ryan Lister, Future Fellow Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence.

In this lecture Professor Lister will discuss the cutting edge DNA sequencing techniques that have led to the production of the first comprehensive maps of the human (...)
Wednesday 10
12:00 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma: Hopes for Better Management Website | More Information
Professor Alward is primarily a glaucoma clinician. His areas of research interest include pigmentary glaucoma, combined glaucoma and cataract surgery, normal tension glaucoma, and gonioscopy. The major focus of his research over more than two decades has been the molecular genetics of glaucoma (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - HCV adaptation to host immune responses during acute infection: relevance to infection and treatment outcomes : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem with an estimated 170 million people infected worldwide presenting a risk to develop end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Albeit the host’s immune responses developed against HCV and/or initiation of treatment (...)


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