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 April 2013
Wednesday 17
17:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Improving salt tolerance in wheat: : Discoveries from the search for genes which reduce the rate of sodium accumulation in leaves Website | More Information
In this lecture, internationally renowned and highly cited plant scientist, Prof Rana Munns, will show how the combination of fundamental plant biology and targeted plant breeding can produce significant outcomes for crop production in saline soils.

Saline soils restrict plant growth in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Probation worker responses to turbulent conditions: Constructing identity in a tainted occupation Website | More Information
Public lecture by Anne Worrall, Professor of Criminology, Keele University, UK and Honorary Professorial Fellow, Law School, UWA.

Drawing on recent research on the occupational cultures of probation workers, Anne Worrall explores the motivations, values and job expectations of present (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Blue Forests for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Núria Marbà, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (UIB-CSIC).

Marine vegetated habitats (seagrasses, salt-marshes, macroalge and mangroves) occupy 0.2 % of the ocean surface but contribute 50% of carbon burial in marine (...)
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Marriage and the Wedding Industry : St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies More Information
With the average Australian wedding costing $36,000, is the wedding day really the "Bride's Day"? And should the bride still be "given away" like property?

Professor Tom Scirghi SJ of Fordham University, New York, is the 2013 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit (...)
Tuesday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'More than the sum of the parts?' : Guest Lecture by Vivien Lovell Website | More Information
‘More than the sum of the parts?’ addresses interrelationships between art practice, architecture, landscape architecture, art history and criticism. The lecture will consider the roles, relationships, scope and creative tensions surrounding artists’ collaborations with other creative disciplines (...)

 May 2013
Wednesday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Colour and Language in Renaissance Venice Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Paul Hills, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

If, as the linguist John Lyons has argued, individual colours as distinct from colour as a whole, ‘are the product of the lexical and grammatical structure of particular languages’, the question I wish to raise (...)
Friday 03
13:00 - EVENT - Confession & the Popular Media: Guest Seminar with A/Prof Tom Scirghi SJ : St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies More Information
A/Prof Tom Scirghi, the 2013 St Thomas More College Visiting Chair of Jesuit Studies, presents the second of three seminars, focusing this week on confession and the popular media.

Why was Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey so criticised by the media? And is forcing priests (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Amplifying Ambiguity, Contesting Futures : Public talk with SymbioticA resident Art historian Nora Vaage Website | More Information
In our contemporary Knowledge society, ideas for and about science are often shaped by the visions, scenarios and predictions offered by more or less clear-sighted actors within different societal spheres.

Entering into the contested terrain of which futures to prepare for, some of these (...)
Monday 06
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Scott Stephens CS Lewis Anniversary Lecture : Fifty years on, CS Lewis still inspires intelligent Christian commentator on society More Information
Scott Stephens of ABC Religion and Ethics will speak on "The Missing Middle: How we lost our sense of the Good (and our sense of God along with it)." This is one of several events commemorating C.S.Lewis and his impact. One of 2013 UWA CHaplain's International Lecture series.
Tuesday 07
10:00 - COURSE - Policy, program and project evaluation in the 21st century in theory and practice : The life sciences and beyond Website | More Information
An Institute of Advanced Studies Short Course Professor Peter W.B. Phillips,Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan.

In a time of fiscal restraint and economic slowdown, governments around the world are looking to technological innovation as one (...)
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Western Australia as an old landscape transformed, altered, but not lost Website | More Information
from the wheatbelt to the Murchison in the path of Surveyor Robert Austin’s 1854 expedition.

An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Stephen Hopper, Winthrop Professor of Biodiversity,The University of Western Australia.

In this talk, Professor Hopper will present a modern journey taken (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Science for the Future Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia.

In this inaugural Rio Tinto-UWA Education Partnership lecture, Professor Ian Chubb will discuss the importance of science to Australia’s future and its place in the world.

Professor Ian Chubb was appointed to the (...)
Thursday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation? Website | More Information
A cross-disciplinary forum.

The importance of water and its impact on society will continue to be one of the key challenges for future generations struggling with droughts, floods and the availability of clean drinking water. The need for cross-disciplinary strategies to deal with the (...)
Friday 17
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Implications of the way we live : Public talk with Professor Jorg Imberger Website | More Information
By way of introduction I will review the legacy of the last 100 years of "progress. Anthropogenic emissions have triggering new carbon emission loops. destruction of habitats is leading to species instabilities with potential impacts on food production, globalization & increasing wealth (...)
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Stalemate in American Politics: Sorting Out the Culprits Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Burdett Loomis, Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science.

The American political system was not designed to produce speedy or highly responsive policy-making. Given the US’s separation-of-powers structure, a grossly (...)
Monday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - The experiences of migrant workers after a work-related injury: A qualitative study from Toronto, Canada Website | More Information
Agnieszka Kosny has a PhD in Public Health (University of Toronto) and has worked as a Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto, Canada. She is a qualitative researcher and her research has primarily focused on examining the experiences of new migrants after a work-related injury (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Shark in Art: creature vs culture : A lecture by Vivienne Westbrook, National Taiwan University Website | More Information
Sharks have excited the imagination of literary and visual artists for centuries. There are literally thousands of references to sharks in poetry, drama, novels, painting and sculpture. Since the twentieth century they have been appropriated for film, TV and advertising campaigns, but often in ways (...)
Tuesday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Australian Science and Engineering: Reaching for the Stars Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE, Chief Scientist of Western Australia.

Australia has a reputation for scientific discoveries and engineering innovations that are amongst the best in the world. In this lecture, Professor Beazley will discuss two of them. One is Australia’ (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Black Pope and the White Pope: The Jesuits and the Papacy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Thomas Scirghi, SJ, 2013 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies.

Francis I is the first Jesuit pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Sometimes called the “Pope’s marines,” the Jesuits – formally known as the Society of Jesus – take a special vow of (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Puzzle of Neolifism, the Strange Materiality of Regenerative and Synthetically Biological Things Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Oron Catts, Director, SymbioticA, Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA.

In 1906 Jacques Loeb suggested making a living system from dead matter as a way to debunk the vitalists’ ideas and claimed to have (...)


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