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Displaying from Tuesday, February 07, 2012
 February 2012
Wednesday 22
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.

The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The (...)
Monday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Special Seminar : “Growing our future - the challenge and promise of the desert! Website | More Information
The coastal strip of Israel is densely populated and suffers from all the common drawbacks of densely populated areas: air, soil and groundwater pollution; high land prices; chronic traffic congestions; urban violence, etc. The Negev covers sixty per cent of Israel’s surface but is home to less (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A World of Opportunities: Social innovation in the international and Australian cultural sector Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Vanessa Kredler, UNESCO.

This presentation will introduce the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, which is being developed under the auspices of UNESCO. The NMEC is an ambitious new museum project that will look at Egyptian civilization from (...)

 March 2012
Thursday 01
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert : Visiting Artist Adam Pinto (piano) More Information
A program of Impressionist Masterpieces including works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Evensong : The Winthrop Singers perform evensong at St Thomas More College More Information
Our first evensong as guests in St Thomas More College. Come along to hear some quality choral music.

Responses: Rose Psalm 121 Canticles: Byrd Short Service Anthem: Mozart Ave verum corpus
Tuesday 06
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Unsafe Haven, Hazaras In Afghanistan : Public Lecture by Mr. Abdul Karim Hekmat on Hazaras and their treatment in Afghanistan Website | More Information
Last November a 27 years old Hazara asylum seeker was about to be deported to Afghanistan. The Federal Magistrate Court put a temporary injunction against his forced removal because of ‘lack of procedural fairness.’ Now a legal challenge is underway in the High Court to determine the fate of all (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - America's Water Crisis and what to do about it : Trepidation and Inspiration for Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J Glennon, The Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Australia and the United States are both facing a water crisis. Recent and severe droughts, especially in Western Australia and in Texas, have (...)
Wednesday 07
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay : Diversity - who benefits and does it matter? Website | More Information
Addressing true issues of diversity and employing leaders who are representative of an organisation's stakeholders can bring new voices, experiences and approaches to the decision making process, adding depth to existing skills and ideas.

Yet while the benefits of having diversity in an (...)

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Arab Spring, Non-Arab reactions : Public Lecture by Professor Ehud Toledano on reactions by non-Arabs to the Arab Spring Website | More Information
Speaker Bio: Ehud Toledano is a Professor of Ottoman and Middle Eastern History, and the Director of the Graduate School of Historical Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Previously, he held the role as Head of the University’s History Department. He is a leading Israeli academic specializing (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Responding to Marine Disasters Website | More Information
Ocean disasters of the last decade have brought to public awareness the significant consequences and threat to life on earth posed by tsunamis, climate change and industry accidents. In this public lecture, three expert commentators will offer their expertise on the future of disaster management in (...)
Friday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Caring and Sharing Cultural Heritage : Indigenous Art Collections - Mark Stewart and Pauline Williams in conversation at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Website | More Information
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA Museums presents an informative lunchtime conversation this Friday 9 March, 1pm. This is a free public talk, all welcome.

University Art Collections play a vital role in the acquisition, presentation and interpretation of Indigenous art to a diverse (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost : Shakespeare's most literary comedy Website | More Information
‘These are barren tasks, too hard to keep, Not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep!’

The beautiful Elizabethan style New Fortune Theatre at the University of Western Australia with its resident peacocks is the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s most beautifully lyrical play, Love’s (...)
Tuesday 13
20:00 - EVENT - Visiting Speaker : Clogs to Clogs in Three Generations More Information
Illustrated story of the rise and fall of the Boans Department Store, from its beginnings in 1895 to the Myer takeover in 1984. Will show the Jewish influence underpinning the company's commercial success.
Wednesday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Satellite Remote Sensing of Fire Website | More Information
Fire stick farming of hunter-gathers preceded the development of agriculture. Fire continues to be a major land management technique and contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In the last two decades satellites have provided at regional and global scales unprecedented amounts of data on active (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Levine, Winthrop Professor of Philosophy and Jacqueline Boaks, The University of Western Australia.

Talk of leadership seems to dominate public discourse. Many of us have images of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a moral leader harnessing and focussing the hopes of (...)
Thursday 15
7:00 - MEETING - UWA Mental Health Professional Network : Discussion on whether 'University study is a pathway for mental illness rehabilitation?' Website | More Information
It is with great pleasure that Counselling and Psychology Service and Student Services invite you to attend a discussion on whether ‘University study is a pathway for mental illness rehabilitation?’ at our next Mental Health Professionals Network (mhpn) meeting. This meeting is suitable for mental (...)

13:10 - EVENT - Lunchtime Concert : Adam Lewin (flute) Website | More Information
Adam is showcasing some of his favourite contemporary repertoire along with some new works, Adam presents a lunchtime concert like no other.

18:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - SOLD OUT - The sexualisation of girls and the digital age: navigating the debates, averting moral panics and responding to another challenge for gender equality : The 2012 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
Speaker: Donna Chung, Winthrop Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, The University of Western Australia.

In the last decade there has been increasing concern by a cross section of the community about what has been termed the sexualisation and ‘pornifcation’ of children (...)

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Evensong More Information
The Winthrop Singers, UWA's chamber choir, perform an Evensong service every Thursday this semester at St Thomas More College.

Responses: Rose Psalm 139 Old Testament Reading: Genesis 45:4-14 New Testament Reading: Hebrews 2:5-9 Canticles: Farrant in g minor Anthem: Pearsall Tu es (...)
Friday 16
15:00 - Colloquium - Speaker Professor LOUISE SHARPE (University of Sydney) The role of attentional biases in the development and management of pain More Information
The literature investigating attentional biases in chronic pain has been mixed, however, a recent meta-analysis has confirmed the presence of attentional biases in chronic pain patients that are similar to those observed in patients with anxiety disorders. However, unlike the anxiety disorders (...)


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