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Displaying from Sunday, September 16, 2012
 September 2012
Sunday 16
18:00 - SYMPOSIUM - 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour : A 5-day symposium covering themes from Plant Cell Biology & Signalling to Plant Sensory & Behavioural Ecology and Theoretical Botany Website | More Information
It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the very 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour (SPSB 2012) to be held at the University of Western Australia on 16th-21st September 2012.

The SPSB 2012 was conceived out of a desire to support and advance this new and (...)
Monday 17
16:00 - EVENT - HERDSA seminar: Engaging the Gen Y Students : Presented by Assoc Prof Lisa Tee More Information
The Millennial or Gen Y Students – do they learn differently? One of the major challenges for students is the understanding of difficult concept and vast knowledge content in their course. This presentation will examine how can we motivate and inspire students through innovative teaching practices (...)
Tuesday 18
14:00 - SEMINAR - A Conversation with The Right Honourable Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC Website | More Information
Honours, Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers are invited to join Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC at this session for an informal conversation.

Sir Kenneth Keith has been a judge of the International Court of Justice since 2005. The Court is the principal legal organ of the (...)

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS lecture on Honour killings in Jordon-a research journey. : This lecture will delve into Carol Kaplanian's doctorate journey into understanding the socio-political context of honour killings in Jordan. More Information
Carol Kaplanian is in her final year of doctoral studies at the University of Western Australia. She is originally from Jordan and has worked in the area of trauma counseling amongst refugees. Her passion lies in understanding issues surrunding cultural violence against women, whereby she also (...)

17:00 - LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Distinguished International Guest lecture Series: Dr Jon Prince Website | More Information
Dr Jon Prince, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, investigates how listeners combine pitch and time when listening to music. In his talk he will share findings from empirical research he has conducted on this topic.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Judging at home and abroad - some reflections Website | More Information
A public lecture by The Right Honourable Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC.

In 2006, Judge Kenneth Keith became one of fifteen judges of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

He has been a judge for 30 years, starting part-time in (...)
Wednesday 19
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Sept19: : "Nitrogen - future challenges for agricultural science" More Information
All welcome!

Title: “Nitrogen – future challenges for agricultural science”

ABSTRACT: Fertilisers currently represent 15-20 per cent of the cost of production wheat grain. This cost will rise with the shortage of raw materials used to make fertiliser, the increasing costs in (...)

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - WHAT A PLANT KNOWS : PLEASE NOTE DATE & VENUE CHANGE !!!!! More Information
How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? How do flowers know when to show their pretty colours? Can plants actually hear the chatter of the neighbourhood? This seminar is a window open onto the realm of plants, one hour detour into the history of how we perceive them, what we know about (...)
Thursday 20
12:00 - EVENT - What Matters to me and Why (with Paul Flatau) : Conversations with UWA Academics on what really matters to them Website | More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Paul Flatau (...)

12:30 - EVENT - Raine Visiting Professor Lecture: Myopia genetics : Shortsightedness is a major global health problem. Hear how gene discoveries will help uncover the biology underpinning this condition Website | More Information
Prof Terri Young specialises in the medical and surgical management of paediatric eye disorders and adult/childhood strabismus and has developed a program with clinical geneticists to provide comprehensive care and evaluation of patients with genetic disorders with accompanying eye issues. She is (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Beyond the LMS: Peer review online - using SparkPlus or LMS Workshop activity Website | More Information
Students reviewing each other's team work contributions or assessing self and peer classwork is an effective learning activity and assessment moderation and management process in academic settings. This Seminar will examine the uses of peer review for student learning, and explore two tools: the (...)

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Reedefined Clarinet Quartet Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

14:00 - EVENT - Seminar : Measuring Economic Cycles More Information
Presenter: Kenneth W Clements Business School The University of Western Australia Abstract: In economics and business much attention is devoted to understanding cycles. Is the economy in recession? (If yes, the central bank should lower interest rates.) Have commodity (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - PEG seminar - The Epidemiology of Injury in Scuba Diving : Dr Buzzacott will describe the epidemiology of injury in recreational scuba diving, coincident with the release of the latest volume in the Karger “Science and Medicine in Sport” series of peer-reviewed, edited epidemiology books. Website | More Information
Dr Peter Buzzacott, BA, MPH, PhD, is a research associate at the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia. His area of specialty is environmental injury epidemiology, particularly diving injury risk factors but also high altitude and tissue super-saturati (...)
Friday 21
13:00 - EVENT - Ireland: Church, State and Society, 1800-1870 : Seminar Series More Information
"Gladstone and the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland: An Overview"

Professor Oliver Rafferty SJ, the 2012 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies, will present the final in a series of six lectures on nineteenth century Irish history.

The Chair of (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Kra Isthmus and Canal Scheming More Information
Thailand’s Isthmus of Kra is a narrow stretch of land connecting the Malay Peninsula to the Asian Continent. The Isthmus has been a source of constant speculation since the middle of the nineteenth century around the feasibility of constructing a shipping canal which would connect the Gulf of (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Thesis Presentation: : Hydrodynamic modelling and fluorescent spectral methods for characterising the spatial distribution of phytoplankton. Website | More Information
Identifying structure in aquatic environments and showing the relationship to phytoplankton diversity is challenging because it is difficult to make direct measurements of all relevant variables at the necessary temporal and spatial scales. Two new approaches are demonstrated, which allow (...)
Monday 24
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for new users Website | More Information
LMS for New Users will provide participants with an introductory overview of the Moodle powered LMS (Learning Management System) used as our online learning environment here at UWA. You will need to complete this workshop before being eligible to take part in any intermediate or advanced Moodle/LMS (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Mr Gary Cox presents "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Patenting for medical researchers the ins and outs" by Mr Gary Cox, Chairman, Partner, Wray and Associates. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Getting the best from the LMS - Creative solutions, tips and tricks Website | More Information
Getting the Best from LMS is a collaborative, problem-solving scenario-based workshop in which participants will discuss solutions to pedagogical needs and common issues faced by UWA staff within the functionality of our LMS. This workshop will enable participants to know the LMS functionality in (...)


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