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Displaying from Monday, November 05, 2012
 November 2012
Monday 05
8:00 - WORKSHOP - WAIMOS Science Meeting : The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Science Meeting. For any enquiries and registration contact Agi Gedeon, Manager WAIMOS on agi.gedeon@uwa.edu.au or x2022. More Information
The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Annual Science Meeting will present the collaborative and cross-disciplinary uptake of freely accessible coastal and open ocean datastreams. Marine scientists, modellers and engineers, oceanographers and biologists will find this meeting (...)
Tuesday 06
15:30 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Public Seminar : Detecting fire patterns in the Wet Tropics bioregion, northQueensland via charcoal and wood analysis. More Information
The links between tropical rainforest Aboriginal firing and/or climate in the maintenance of species biodiversity in the north Queensland wet tropics bioregion is not well understood. The seminar will discuss preliminary work on the identification and dating of wood charcoal from soil pits that (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social responsibility in/of technology transfer Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ashley Stevens, President, Focus IP Group, LLC Lecturer, School of Management, Boston University.

Over a decade ago, the President and Trustees of Yale University woke up one Monday morning to find themselves portrayed in a very unfavorable light in the lead story of (...)
Wednesday 07
10:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Archaeology Public Seminar : Seed, fruits and nuts in the archaeology of tropical Sahul More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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Seeds, fruits, nuts, bamboo and other plant resources are preserved surprisingly well in tropical cave and rockshelter sediments across Sahul, providing a sound base for investigating ancient (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar : The Carbon Nanoform Jungle: Is Graphene the king? More Information
Carbon nanostructures have been the topic of two Nobel prizes to date, Chemistry in 1996 (fullerenes) and Physics in 2010 (graphene), but carbon’s versatile bonding has resulted in the discovery of a wide range of other exotic nanoforms. We will take a quick safari through this jungle of bamboos (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “BARD1 and its isoforms: functions essential in healthy tissue, hijacked by cancer cells” Website | More Information
Professor Irminger-Finger studied biology and biochemistry in Zurich, where she graduated in molecular biology and biochemistry and obtained a PhD in molecular genetics. After a three year postdoctoral period at the Molecular Cell Biology Department at the Harvard University, she returned to (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Hydrological and biogeochemical pathways in hillslopes of coastal plain catchments: How does seasonality affect phosphorus fate and transport processes? Website | More Information
Nutrient loss from terrestrial ecosystems causes nutrient enrichment in receiving waterways (eutrophication) threatening their water quality and biodiversity values. The Peel-Harvey estuary (WA), RAMSAR-listed wetlands and their contributing waterways in coastal plain catchments in the Peel-Harvey (...)
Thursday 08
16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Current problems in the archaeology of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea More Information
The Bismarck Archipelago, consisting of the four island provinces of Manus, New Ireland and East and West New Britain in Papua New Guinea, stands at a critical position at the ‘entry’ into the main Pacific Ocean. The region has been inhabited for around 40-45,000 years, but most attention has been (...)

18:00 - ORATION - The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust Oration, Australia : Geotechnical engineering on and off the North-West Shelf of Australia More Information
The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) funds education, training and research programmes in transportation, science, engineering, technology and the safety of life, worldwide for the benefit of all.

The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems carries out fundamental research in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - *SOLD OUT* Night of 100 Objects Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jeremy Hill, Head of Research, The British Museum.

Following the internationally successful British Museum & BBC Radio 4’s History of the World in 100 Objects, JD Hill offers a rare behind the scenes look at the making of this series. JD led the team who helped (...)
Friday 09
9:00 - SEMINAR - *SOLD OUT* Day of Ideas 2012 Website | More Information
'It is one of the singular weaknesses of our mind that we can’t judge objects and see them in the clear light of day unless we place other objects next to them.' - Alexis de Tocqueville

Cultural institutions such as galleries, archives and museums can have long or short histories, but (...)

13:30 - SEMINAR - Kimberley Marine Science Seminar 9 November : Free seminar about current and planned marine research in the Kimberley Website | More Information
The final of 3 FREE seminars on past, current and planned research in the Kimberley

Afternoon tea provided.

SEMINAR 3: FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Dr Chris Simpson (DEC) The WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program: A once in a lifetime opportunity

Recent resource (...)
Tuesday 13
11:30 - SEMINAR - Beyond the LMS: Using wikis for student collaboration - WikiSpaces or the LMS wiki activity Website | More Information
This seminar investigates the educational uses of wikis. We explore a free ware wiki tool, WikiSpaces, as well as the LMS wiki tool. We look at the options for managing wikis to achieve different educational outcomes. We examine the benefits and pitfalls with either type of wiki tool.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Developing therapies for age-related muscle wasting - sarcopenia : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: With ageing, the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) results in frailty, loss of independence and is a major cause of increased falls and fractures. Surprisingly little is known about the mechanisms of sarcopenia and these will prove to be complex. We (...)

18:05 - TALK - ANZIAMWA talk : ANZIAMWA talk by Philip Hall More Information
Self-sustained processes and the emergence of turbulent spots in shear flows
Wednesday 14
12:30 - PERFORMANCE - Free performance - Ramayana: Indonesian Dance-Drama More Information
Combining music, dance and story-telling, this performance will be an unforgettable opportunity to experience the riches of the Balinese performing arts.

Featuring some forty musicians and dancers from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Denpasar.

Presented as a free ticketed (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Numerical modeling of the Long-term transport, dispersion, and accumulation of Black Sea Pollutants into the North Aegean coastal waters. Website | More Information
The present ecological situation of the Black Sea in relation to increased shipping from ports in the Black Sea, the prospect of considerably high tanker traffic carrying Caspian and Central Asian oil through the Aegean and the excessive loads of nutrients and other harmful substances flowing from (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “Physical activity and colorectal cancer” Website | More Information
Dr Terry Boyle is an early carer investigator whose research aims to identity and improve our understanding of modifiable risk factors (particularly physical activity and sedentary behaviour) for cancer. His recently completed PhD research involved investigating the effects of physical activity (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Cherishing our place: Do women have a special role? : Guest lecture by Professor Carmen Lawrence Website | More Information
There are two glaring omissions from orthodox models and theories of economic growth: the planet and the human families and communities which live within it. These models neglect the fact that the human economy is embedded in the biosphere which consists of living things, the products of living (...)
Monday 19
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A distinguished panel of guests discussing the issue of "Australia in the Asian Century Beyond the White Paper" : A panel of experts would explore these ideas and beyond to answer the question: How does Australia sustain cooperative and mutually beneficial relations with its neighbours in the Asian Century. More Information
The Australian Government has acknowledged the rise of Asia in the 21st century as the paradigm through which it will shape its relationship with its neighbours. The recent White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century by Dr Ken Henry has outlined a roadmap for greater engagement by strengthening (...)


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