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 March 2013
Thursday 14
12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : a conversation with W/Prof Kadambot Siddique More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to me and Why (with W/Prof Kadambot H.M. Siddique)

'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 such factors continue to (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Statistics Seminar : Energy Derivatives: Oil,Gas and Coal Website | More Information
Commodities as an asset class have experienced somewhat of a surge in interest over the past ten years, driven largely by an increase in demand from newly industrialising countries, but also by investor appetite for investment opportunities that are weakly correlated with more liquid financial (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Identity and rock art both on and off the rocks More Information
In many countries, cultural and socio-political identity is shaped, manipulated, presented, and negotiated through rock art. Both on and off the rocks, pictographs and petroglyphs are powerful tools. In this talk, I present results from fieldwork in southern Africa, northern Australia, and west (...)
Friday 15
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Advancing your LMS: Communicating in the LMS Website | More Information
In this workshop participants will investigate the LMS Communication activities: Forums, Announcements, Chat, Feedback and Choice.

11:00 - SEMINAR - The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers : SARE/ AARES seminar series Website | More Information
The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture (zero tillage, mulching and crop rotation) are described, reviewed and modelled. The economics are defined broadly to include not just shortterm financial benefits and costs, but also the whole-farm management context, constraints on key (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Research Seminar : Growth and the Bright City Lights: Convergence and Divergence Across Indian Districts More Information

We use a new data set of district level data to estimate growth and convergence rates across the 575 Indian districts. We find that there is absolute divergence of income levels across districts. We then develop a simple extension of the standard convergence model that (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Erdös-Ko-Rado sets in finite classical polar spaces More Information

Erdös-Ko-Rado sets (EKR sets) are a family of k-sets of { 1, ..., n } that pairwise intersect in at least one element and were first studied by Erdös, Ko, and Rado in 1961. There are several generalizations of EKR sets. The speaker's main interest is study of EKR sets in polar (...)
Tuesday 19
13:00 - SEMINAR - Kisspeptin, Fertility and Fatness : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Jeremy’s work represents an exciting new field of neuroendocrinology. The recent discovery of mice and humans lacking the kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1R) and their subsequent infertility has sparked scientists to explore the actions of kisspeptin. Kisspeptin is a neuropeptide and (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Alexander Jensen Website | More Information
Alexander Jensen: Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology.

Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology Western music has always been a way of expressing that what is most important to men and women. In the past (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: DMA Lecture Recital - Georg Corall: The Eloquent Hautboy Website | More Information
Georg Corall: DMA Lecture-Recital

The Eloquent Hautboy

Scholars have investigated ‘music as speech’ and the ‘weapons of rhetoric’ in musical execution in order to understand the importance of text in historically-informed performance practice (HIP). This has led to the (...)
Wednesday 20
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Supervising Postgraduate Students Website | More Information
This workshop not only provides grounding in the Graduate Research School's guidelines, policies and procedures for the effective supervision of research students, but also addresses issues related to managing the personal relationship between supervisor and student.

This workshop (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Does phytoplankton biomass in a reservoir increase in the future? Website | More Information
A water resource in the future is a great concern around the world. In 2009 the research area of "Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use" was launched by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). One of the projects is "Development of Well-Balanced Urban Water (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unplanned Development: The hidden geometries of change in Southeast Asia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jonathan Rigg, Geography Department, Durham University.

This public lecture emerges from a puzzle: why are our explanations for the patterns of the world so often incomplete and far from universal in their application? Look across the development experience of (...)
Thursday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : “Cannibalism is bad”. Isn’t it? More Information
It is a truth universally acknowledged that eating people is wrong. Arens (1979) thinks it is so wrong that no-one every really did it. When we consider the historical, ethnographic and archaeological records, it is clear that people did indeed do it. Again despite Arens, who argues that since (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Shaky Ground or Firm Foundation? When women's equality depends on a business case : 2013 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Dr Jacquie Hutchinson, UWA Business School.

It’s 2013 and Australian women workers are still being significantly under-recognised and under-valued for their skills, knowledge and contribution to the nation’s economic and social well-being. In response to this ongoing (...)
Friday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Research Seminar : An Experimental Design for Analyzing Risky and Safe Choices in Constant-Sum Games More Information
ECONOMIC RESEARCH SEMINAR: TOPIC TITLE: An Experimental Design for Analyzing Risky and Safe Choices in Constant-Sum Games PRESENTER: Professor Thomas E. Merz, Michigan Technological University DATE: Friday 22 March 2013, VENUE: BUSN:Business School Case Study Room 12pm-1pm.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Friends, colleagues and lovers: Japanese women’s intimate relationships outside marriage More Information
The average age of first marriage in Japan has steadily increased over the last century, as has the likelihood of never marrying for both women and men. In conjunction with the decline in average length of marriage – a result of greater divorce and later marriage – these patterns suggest that (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Irreducible subgroups of classical algebraic groups More Information

Let G be a group, let H be a subgroup of G and let V be an irreducible KG-module over a field K. We say that (G,H,V) is an irreducible triple if V is an irreducible KH-module. Classifying the irreducible triples of a group is a fundamental problem in representation theory, with (...)
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Bending strains in long bones: The case of the xenarthran third trochanter. : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: The femur of armadillos and their fossil relatives, the glyptodonts is characterised by a large third trochanter projecting from the lateral side of the shaft. The role of this prominent structure and the muscles that attach there is unknown. This presentation looks at the variation (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Research Reflections of a Biomechanics Professor : A Seminar by Emeritus Professor Bruce Elliott More Information
Professor Bruce Elliott was the senior biomechanist and the former Head of the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia. He was the inaugural chair of the Western Australian Institute of Sport (1984-1994) and served as the Scientific Chair for the 5th IOC (...)

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