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Displaying from Thursday, November 15, 2012
 November 2012
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 (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Finite s-Geodesic Transitive Graphs More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Wei Jin (UWA)

will speak on

Finite s-Geodesic Transitive Graphs

at 1pm on Tuesday 20th of November in Maths Lecture Room 2

Abstract: A geodesic from a vertex u to a vertex v in a graph is one of the shortest (...)
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - “New insights into Diabetes and other complex diseases from developing genetic technologies” Website | More Information
Grant Morahan is the inaugural Diabetes Research Foundation Professor and Professor of Systems Genetics at the University of Western Australia, and the Director of the Centre for Diabetes Research at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research. Before coming to WA, he was at The Walter (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The role of inland aquatic ecosystems on green house gas fluxes. Website | More Information
Inland aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs, occupy a small part of the landscape, but play a key role as a conduit for gas exchange with the atmosphere.

This is dependent on a much larger active surface that previously recognised, intense metabolism in (...)
Thursday 22
10:00 - SEMINAR - To flip or not to flip? The promise and pitfalls of flipped classrooms : Associate Professor Mark Pegrum and Associate Professor Christine Howitt will outline the approaches they took to flipping their classrooms, along with the advantages and limitations they experienced in doing so. More Information
The flipped classroom is a term that is widely used to describe almost any class structure that provides pre-recorded input materials linked to in-class activities. In this pedagogical model, the typical pattern of lectures and activities is reversed. Thus,lectures are provided through pre-recorded (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Special Plant Biology Seminar: Peta Clode (CMCA): "The CMCA: An old dog with new tricks" : CMCA now offers many new and exciting opportunities for bio-researchers. More Information
The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) provides local researchers and students in biology and biomaterials with access to infrastructure and expertise across imaging (small animal, optical, confocal, 3-D and electron microscopies), analytical (elemental, isotopic, and (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Coastal Figures: a spatial study of Murujuga rock art More Information
The Pilbara is one of the major rock art areas of Australia, and the foremost region for petroglyphs. The Dampier Archipelago stands out in this region for its high-density rock art assemblages, and extreme heterogeneity of rock art motifs. Now a coastal area, the Archipelago was an inland range (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - New insights into the proteome of the transcriptionally active chromosome from spinach chloroplasts : Chloroplasts possess their own DNA (ptDNA), which is packaged with proteins proteins into structures analogous to bacterial chromosomes, termed nucleoids or plastid nuclei. Website | More Information
Dr Melonek completed her PhD in 2010 in Plant Cell Biology at University of Kiel, Germany. She continued her work in Kiel for the next 1.5 years but recently moved to Perth to join the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at UWA. Her research will focus on characterization of proteins (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Reading Christina Stead Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Louise Adler, CEO and Publisher-in-Chief, Melbourne University Publishing.

In 2010, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) acquired the rights to a collection of titles by one of Australia’s most outstanding novelists, Christina Stead, including her masterpiece, 'The (...)
Friday 23
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Christina Stead and literary ownership - a research symposium Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Chair of Australian Literature are pleased to present this research symposium.

Starting out from Sydney, Christina Stead lived and worked across Europe, England and the United States, only returning to Australia at the end of her long life (...)
Monday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series: : W/Prof John Newnham presents "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" by W/Prof John Newnham, Head of School, School of Women's and Infants' Health, University of Western Australia. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

14:00 - STAFF EVENT - UWA Staff Retreat : two night residential retreat for rest,reflection and refocussing More Information
This in the fifth year of offering these end of year retreats for staff at UWA. The feedback from previous participants has been universally positive.

The format includes some reflection on poetry, time alone in silence (walking, resting, reading) and we also introduce a process for (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Gibbon Ecology and Distribution: Unanswered Questions : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Despite the considerable knowledge we have accumulated about gibbons (Primates: Hylobatidae), which now include 17 recognized species, some of the most basic questions about their biology remain unanswered. One challenge is to explain why there is so little overlap in ranges (sympatry) (...)
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Graphs and general preservers of zero products More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Bojan Kuzma (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

will speak on

Graphs and general preservers of zero products

at 1pm on Tuesday 27th of November in MLR2

Abstract: We survey some results in preserver problems (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Respiratory load-induced cardiorespiratory failure : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Respiratory loads have long been used to stress the respiratory muscles. When these loads cause failure, however, this has been attributed to inadequate pressure generation by the respiratory muscles, especially the diaphragm. Recently, we discovered that in a rat model of load-induced (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'Defining good outcomes for autistic people: What are "we" striving for?' : Free public lecture by Dr Liz Pellicano on defining what is a "good" intervention or outcome for individuals with autism More Information
At present, there is little consensus between policymakers, scientists, and advocacy groups as to what defines a "good" intervention or a "good" outcome for individuals with autism.

Scientists often concentrate on narrowly-defined outcomes such as changes in IQ scores (...)
Wednesday 28
8:00 - CONFERENCE - Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference : An essential international forum for scientists and practitioners who look to restoration as a means to conserve the planet's dwindling biodiversity and failing ecosystems. Website | More Information
Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) meetings aim to provide an essential international forum for scientists and practitioners who look to restoration as a means to conserve the planet's dwindling biodiversity and failing ecosystems. These meetings provide a critical platform to (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes, Australia. Website | More Information
A target to reduce phosphorus flows into the Gippsland Lakes in south-eastern Australia by 40% in order to improve water quality has previously been established by stakeholders. This target, like many others worldwide, has been set mostly on the basis of environmental concerns, with limited (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “Elucidating novel mechanisms underlying obesity and type 2 diabetes” Website | More Information
Assistant Professor Vance Matthews is an NHMRC Career Development Award Fellow at the Western Australia Institute for Medical Research. Since completing his PhD in 2002, he has completed successful post-doctoral positions in Germany, Western Australia and Melbourne. The results of this work have (...)
Thursday 29
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Supervising Postgraduate Students Website | More Information
Intended Audience:

Those who are engaged in postgraduate supervision and who want to reflect upon, develop and refine their current conceptions and practice of supervision. This workshop not only provides grounding in the Graduate Research School's guidelines, policies and procedures (...)


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