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 September 2012
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 (...)
Tuesday 25
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Groups and Groupings Website | More Information
Effective learning activities involve group work, and the LMS has extensive opportunities for group activities and group management fulfilling its underpinning social constructivist theoretical base. The Moodle software manages groups through two facets: groups and groupings. In this workshop (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - The Shootout at the OK Corral : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: In supporting the hypothesis that the skeleton found at Liang Bua on the Island of Flores is an adult of a new species, the main proponent asserts that one alternative hypothesis, that it may represent the skeleton of an adult endemic cretin, is wrong. His reasoning is that the Liang (...)
Wednesday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar : When nano meets bio: Interdisciplinary applications of electron microscopy More Information
As leader of the electron microscopy capability in the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA), my core role is to support those wanting to apply advanced electron microscopy techniques in their research. With a background in Physics and an interest in the development of (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Teaching Smarter @ UWA (Note: Workshop cancelled) Website | More Information
Workshop Description:

Teachers are being stretched in their efforts to maintain high quality teaching, often in a time or resource-poor environment, and with an increasingly diverse student cohort. Ideas on how to establish and maintain a good learning experience for students by (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Managing grades in the LMS Website | More Information
The gradebook is where student marks for assessed activities can be managed. Activities and items in the LMS can be assessed and grade collated in the gradebook. The gradebook, can also be manipulated in a range of ways, manual grades added or marks changed. In the Beyond the Basics: Managing (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Corals form characteristic associations with symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria Website | More Information
A. Kimberley Lema1,2, Bette L. Willis1, and David G. Bourne2

1ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia (kimitas@hotmail.com; bette.willis@jcu.edu.au) 2Australian Institute of Marine (...)


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