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 July 2014
Wednesday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - PERTH PUBLIC TRANSPORT PATRONAGE: MID-TERM TRENDS AND CURRENT SITUATION : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
In the past months there have been several claims about the declining figures in the public transport patronage. This seminar envisages analysing public transport trends over the last decade using Perth Transport Authority (PTA) datasets. Through this analysis, the aim is to determine the validity (...)
Thursday 24
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - “What’s the magic number behind epithelial cell differentiation, innate immunity and asthma: (p)300” : Medical Research Seminar Website | More Information
Professor Knight has published over 110 papers and 4300+ citations and a H-index = 36, and is focused on his research interests of pulmonary pharmacology and pathology and how they impact on airway and lung function.

17:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Pop West: A foundation for understanding multiple global wests as mediated by popular culture : A symposium on popular culture and geographical 'wests' Website | More Information
The Pop West research project will analyse a range of popular media–film, music, radio, television, storytelling, maps and novels–to explore how different political formations come to popularise and understand their own wests.

The Pop West Project began in late 2013 when researchers from (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Afghan Culture in an Era of Globalisation : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a series of events as part of the 'Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul' exhibition, presented by the WA Museum.

This lecture by Professor William Maley, AM FASSA, Professor and Director of the (...)
Monday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Making Marine Protected Areas More Effective: resilience through diversity Website | More Information
A public lecture by Peter Jones, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University College London.

There are growing societal concerns about the health of our seas and increasing interest in the potential of marine protected areas (MPAs) to help address these concerns. However (...)
Tuesday 29
13:00 - Colloquium - Uncovering the driving mechanisms of perceptual multi-stability: follow the eyes! More Information
Dr. Meso is a Research Fellow at the Institut de Neurosciences de La Timone, a Laboratory of the CNRS in Marseille, France, which he joined in 2011. He is part of a small team of researchers who probe the mechanisms underlying visual function (specifically dynamics and probabilistic computations) (...)
Wednesday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - A comparative study of time-frequency masking approaches to blind source separation and source number : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
A remarkable skill that is often taken for granted is the ability of the human cognitive system to distinguish between multiple simultaneously active speakers. In fact, in 1953 a challenge was proposed to the engineering community:

"How do we recognise what one person is saying when (...)

18:30 - EVENT - 'Dancescapes: Stories Through Dance' for WinterArts : A unique dinner event, with specially choreographed dances and the words that inspired them. Website | More Information
Experience the wonder of language and stories told through the drama of dance for this UWA WinterArts finale event.

Author and travel writer Stephen Scourfield will read excerpts of his writing, distilled from his travels in WA and abroad. These readings will then take the physical form (...)

 August 2014
Friday 01
17:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA School of Music presents Fridays@Five : A new series for 2014, Fridays@Five showcases the Voice students. Whether the Vocal Consort, solo song in recital, public workshop, mixed instrumental and voice ensemble or public Masterclass with Q & A, Fridays@Five are an ideal way to start your weekend. Website | More Information
Public Workshop - an open workshop for 3-4 senior students. where the audience gets in on the feedback action!
Monday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living and Working Underwater: The Aquarius Reef Base underwater laboratory and residence Website | More Information
A public lecture by James W. Fourqurean, Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative at Florida International University and 2014 Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Humans are limited in their ability to study the health of the coastal ocean. While robots, cameras (...)
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication: Winning Hearts and Minds : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: As Chief Scientist of Western Australia I had the privilege of seeing many examples of terrific science, technology and engineering across the length and breadth of our great State. They represent major opportunities and challenges, spanning the resources sector, agriculture, education (...)

18:30 - EVENT - Water for Society Website | More Information
The 2014 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.

Throughout the history of humanity there has always been a strong link between water and society. The most successful of our past civilisations are (...)
Wednesday 06
12:00 - Public Forum - Community conversation on heart disease and medication : A conversation about experiences of taking medications for heart disease More Information
The School of Population Health are running a ‘community conversation’ for people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation. We are really interested in people coming along to tell us how they manage their heart disease and medicines.

Hea (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Free Annual Lecture: Productivity and the Workplace Website | More Information
Productivity is an elusive concept. While there is general agreement that productivity is a key factor in growth and competitiveness, there is less agreement on what it is, how it should be measured and whether it can be influenced by public policy. This presentation may not provide conclusive (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The many lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays Website | More Information
A public lecture by Pip Willcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio arrived at the Bodleian Library in 1623. Why and when did it leave? What chance brought it back in 1905? What had happened to it in the (...)
Thursday 07
18:00 - EVENT - Listening to Images, Hearing the Text : New Music that Engages the Visual and the Literary Website | More Information
A public talk and performance by Martin Bresnick, Professor of Composition, Yale School of Music.

The art of music has always had an unusual ability to be united with other arts - poetry, dance, theater and cinema. In our own time, the association of music, words and images has been (...)
Friday 08
17:00 - EVENT - UWA School of Music presents Fridays@Five : A new series for 2014, Fridays@Five showcases the Voice students. Whether the Vocal Consort, solo song in recital, public workshop, mixed instrumental and voice ensemble or public Masterclass with Q & A, Fridays@Five are an ideal way to start your weekend. Website | More Information
Master Class with Marilyn Phillips (former Head of Music WA Opera, former Director of WASO Symphonic Chorus, Artistic Director of Artsong Perth). Three students perform a variety of works.
Saturday 09
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hazara Exodus -The Unseen Road to Asylum : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Website | More Information
In this lecture, photographer Barat Ali Batoor will discuss his journey and the persecution of the Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including their migration to Australia.

Barat Ali Batoor and his family were driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Wonders and Challenges of the Great African Lakes Website | More Information
A public talk by Sergei Katsev, Associate Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The string of large lakes held by the East African Rift is a true marvel of the World. These lakes contain a quarter of all the fresh water on the (...)


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