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Displaying from Monday, August 12, 2013
 August 2013
Monday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lifting Africans out of poverty : an overview of the strategy and activities of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Website | More Information
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) sets clear targets: by 2020 its research efforts will have contributed to lifting 11 million Africans out of poverty and to restoring 7.5 million hectares of land into sustainable use. IITA's Deputy Director General for Research, Prof Ylva (...)
Wednesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Anti-Anti-Witchcraft: Why Humanitarian Concerns About "Witchcraft Violence" in Africa are Misplaced Website | More Information
A public lecture by Adam Ashforth, Helmut F. Stern Professor, Institute for the Humanities, and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan.

In recent years a number of international organisations and humanitarian groups, along with refugee activists and (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - RECITAL - Voices from Venice : 18th-Century Italian Music and the Ospedali Grandi Website | More Information
A public lecture and performance by Julianne Baird.

By the early eighteenth century Venice’s once considerable economic power had ebbed to a point where culture, rather than trade or manufacture, was her most characteristic field of activity. She drew visitors in huge numbers from all (...)
Monday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Exercise and Cancer Survivorship Website | More Information
Professor Daniel Galvão is a Research scientist in exercise oncology and the Director of the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Perth, Western Australia. His work has facilitated the use of exercise as an important strategy to mitigate treatment side effects and improve quality (...)
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Objects of social change : the women's movement and things that liberate Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Alison Bartlett, Gender Studies, The University of Western Australia.

What kinds of objects can be said to have changed the world? This lecture investigates the associations between materiality and memory, the ways that material culture shapes our lives (...)
Wednesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Creativity, sleep and dreams: cross-cultural explorations Website | More Information
A public lecture by Katie Glaskin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Western Australia.

In Western thought, we generally understand dreams to occur ‘in the mind’. Anthropological studies show that what are understood as dreams in Western culture may be understood (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - From Continental to Regional: transforming the scales of climate projection : The 2013 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Andrew J. Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales.

The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, stated that there is “considerable confidence that climate models provide (...)

19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - UWA Extension - How we can shape our minds : Presented by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Website | More Information
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is recognised as the creator of one of the first practical treatment applications utilising the principles of neuroplasticity. She will share with you her personal journey of discovery, driven by her hunt for a solution to her own debilitating learning disorders.

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Tuesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Searching for Wanamuchoo: Researching and returning Aboriginal photographs from the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christopher Morton, University of Oxford.

Wanamuchoo was an Aboriginal man brought by a police trooper to Adelaide for trial in March 1893 for the murder of another Aboriginal man in Innamincka, some 850 miles away. After trial, he was photographed at the City (...)
Wednesday 28
7:00 - SEMINAR - Meeting Industry Challenges Through Innovation - FLNG and shale gas : Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia and BHP Billiton Chair Peter Hartley discuss Website | More Information
As the Australian LNG sector continues to grapple with productivity challenges, Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia, will talk about the role innovation has to play in keeping Australia competitive in the global gas market, and attracting future investment.

Peter Hartley, BHP (...)
Thursday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Indigenous Histories of Photography Website | More Information
A public lecture by Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago.

Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, were a popular subject of the photographic trade in the colonial era. As in other colonial societies where indigenous peoples were captured by the camera, photographs of Maori were (...)
Saturday 31
18:30 - SCREENING - I Am Breathing - Motor Neurone Diease Documentary Screening Charity Event : I Am Breathing follows a MND sufferers last few months coming to terms with his terminal illness and gaining a new perspective on life. Website | More Information
I AM BREATHING reminds us what it is to be alive - a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation.

Within a year, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy 30 something British bloke, with a great sense of humour, to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down (...)

 September 2013
Tuesday 03
9:00 - SEMINAR - Soil: Natural Capital Delivering Valuable Ecosystem Services : Seminar and Masterclass Website | More Information
The natural-capital concept integrates economic thinking with ecological principles by considering nature’s stocks of materials and energy as capital. Nature comprises an assemblage of natural capital stocks, and they, in connected sum, form our ecological infrastructure. Soil is a key component (...)
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is 'more efficient' food production in conflict with animal welfare? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marion Stamp Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required. Register online: http://2050food2-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Greater efficiency may for some people be an obvious goal for providing food security for an (...)
Monday 16
13:00 - EVENT - Rose Lucas poetry reading : Rose Lucas will read from her new book, Even in the Dark Website | More Information
The Westerly Centre and UWA Publishing will host a poetry reading by visiting poet, Rose Lucas, from her latest book, Even in the Dark.

In this, her first book of poetry, Lucas distills years of writing into an impressive debut. Even in the Dark contains delicate poems of the lives of (...)
Wednesday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Two centuries of prime numbers Website | More Information
The 2013 Mahler Lecture by Akshay Venkatesh, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

Surprisingly, there have been fundamental new discoveries about prime numbers in the last decade, most recently by Yitang Zhang a few months ago. In this lecture, Professor Venkatesh will survey (...)
Thursday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Considering agency alongside structure in current considerations on child abuse in Catholic educational institutions: historical perspectives Website | More Information
In 2013 a six-member Royal Commission was established in Australia to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This is the latest in a large number of such commissions that have been established around the world in recent years. It is clear that it will report many cases of abuse (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Changing Values: Tourism as a dynamic force in Chinese conservation Website | More Information
A public lecture Ed Jocelyn, Director of Red Rock Treks & Expeditions.

This public lecture draws on five years' personal experience in developing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism programs in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Prefering to work with local communities (...)
Friday 27
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Augmented Australia 1914-2014 : Public Talk with Rene Van Meeuwen Website | More Information
A team led by Assistant Professor Rene Van Meeuwen from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA has won the coveted position of creative director of the Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, one of the discipline's most prestigious and important (...)

 October 2013
Thursday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Autoimmunity and Latent Infectious Disease : The 2013 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
Professor John Forrester, Professor in Ocular Immunology at UWA, Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti and Dr Matthew Wikstrom are currently exploring the role of viral infection in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity using uveitis as a model system. Uveitis is a sight-threatening disease for which there (...)


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