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Today's date is Thursday, September 21, 2017
Events for the public
 March 2017
Thursday 23
11:00 - STAFF EVENT - Artificial Intelligence - Here to Help with Learning Now Website | More Information
Artificial intelligence is a complex area of computer science that is expected to have a impact in all areas of life. Come along to this one hour introductory session to gain some insight into how artificial intelligence is already being used, both in education and other fields.

You will get to explore a variety of tools that are understood to have some element of artificial intelligence. By considering practical examples of artificial intelligence in the context of your current teaching and learning methods, you will be able to reflect on the impact the incorporation of artificial intelligence may have on students now or in the future.

Outcomes for this session:

*Relate aspects of Artificial Intelligence (e.g. natural language processing) to learning and teaching practices or tools.

*In a group setting, observe or use tools that incorporate an aspect of Artificial Intelligence.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.
Friday 24
14:00 - WORKSHOP - Emotions and Law : A Cross-Disciplinary CHE/LAW Workshop Website | More Information
In the last two decades there has been an ever-increasing volume of academic work by legal and social historians, literary scholars, philosophers, social scientists, criminologists and legal practitioners that investigates the relation between law and the emotions, both in historical and contemporary contexts. This workshop brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider intersections between emotions and law (using a broad concept of ‘law’), and to discuss possible future cross-disciplinary collaborations in this area, within and beyond the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

This is a free event, but spaces are limited. Please register (emotions@uwa.edu.au) by 22 March.

19:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music & West Australian Opera present : Stuart Maunder AM: The enduring attraction of the classics Website | More Information
West Australian Opera | Distinguished Artist Series

For the last thirty years Stuart Maunder (General Director, New Zealand Opera) has been directing musical theatre and opera in Australia.

Having directed The Merry Widow, Patience, Pearl Fishers, Tosca and Rigoletto for West Australian Opera he is in Perth to direct Tosca.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Stuart, and ask questions about ‘The Enduring Attraction of the Classics’ in the first of our WAO Distinguished Artists Lecture Series.

Entry is free – bookings essential.

RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - offBEAT: Piñata Percussion : Interior Echo Website | More Information
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre & UWA Music as part of offBEAT, FAC’s annual celebration of rhythm.

Interior Echo is a journey of music and spaces. Listeners are treated to a series of intimate percussion works presented in FAC’s historic cell room, galleries and studios. This compelling and revealing promenade performance provides listeners with a personal experience of new percussion music – with edgy rhythmic grooves in one room, gentle melodic textures in another and group percussion in the next.

The full ensemble then comes together in the Inner Courtyard for a rapturous finale.

This program celebrates music by Australia’s most influential contemporary composers including Matthew Shlomowitz, Kate Neal, Erik Griswold and more.

Piñata Percussion, based at the UWA School of Music, is acclaimed for its bold contemporary repertoire and championing the music of our time.

Artistic Director: UWA Artist in Residence Dr Louise Devenish

Tickets $24 | $15 Concessions
Sunday 26
14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music Presents: Barry Green, Artist in Residence : Double Bass Day Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Double Bassist extraordinaire and author of "The Inner Game of Music", Barry Green, presents an afternoon bass ensemble extravaganza! Bassists of all ages and standards are welcome to be a part of the day, which includes a concert performance by all participants.

Afternoon tea included in workshop. Free concert by participants at 4:30pm.

Tickets: General Public - $10 UWA students - Free

Book Now - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=261091
Monday 27
11:00 - LAUNCH - Is Your Heart Healthy? : Free Heart Screening and Launch of Healthy Hearts Exercise Program Website | More Information
UWA Exercise and Performance Centre (located at the southern end of campus within the school of Sport Science Exercise and Health) is offering FREE HEART SCREENING. This includes blood pressure testing, resting heart rate, spirometry (lung function) and body mass index (BMI). PLEASE EMAIL OR PHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
Tuesday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Employee reporting of ethical violations in the Australian Public Service More Information
Although employee reporting of workplace ethical violations is recognized as an important measure for managing the integrity of the public service, not many public employees who have witnessed ethical violations actually report them. This study examines and compares the links between employee perceptions of the trustworthiness of different organizational members and internal whistleblowing. It differentiates between trustworthy coworkers, supervisors, and senior managers. It uses cross-sectional data from 10,850 employees in the Australian Public Service in 2013 and 2016, which are aggregated to construct longitudinal data for 60 organizations. Among the three groups examined, perceptions of trustworthy senior managers are found to be most strongly related to internal whistleblowing.

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA School of Music Presents - Barry Green, Artist in Residence : Free Research Seminar Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Barry Green will talk about his celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, plus much more in this not to be missed free seminar!

Free entry. RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Love in a Time of War: Correspondence of the French Court in the Last Days of the Italian Wars : A CMEMS/PMRG Public Lecture More Information
In the last campaigns of the Italian Wars, a conflict that had divided European states for more than fifty years, four key political protagonists in France exchanged letters. French campaigns against Habsburg forces in the north had separated the king, Henri II, from his queen, Catherine de’ Medici, his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, Duchess of Valentinois, and his chief military advisor, the constable Anne de Montmorency. In doing so, four individuals whose political fates were tightly interwoven in orientation around their monarch took to letters to express their hopes, desires and fears at war.

NB: This lecture follows the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Annual General Meeting (to which all are welcome), which begins at 6pm. The start time may vary slightly depending on the length of the meeting.
Wednesday 29
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) for March Website | More Information
Futures Enthusiasts are people who are keen to be a part of the next wave of developments in higher education using technology and concepts to innovate learning and teaching practices.

This year we would like to extend an invitation to our gamut of enthusiasts to a monthly catered networking event at the Futures Observatory.

Come along to the next Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 between 4-5pm and take the opportnity to meet and share ideas with other education futures enthusiasts from the UWA community, Perth start-ups, industry or technology specialists.

Attending this monthly social event gives you the opportunity to:

*discuss an idea or concept with a specialist that could be part of an Education Futures Scholarship project,

*team up with other enthusiasts on projects to streamline costs, services and resources to enhance learning and teaching at UWA,

*find out about innovative developments in technologies to integrate and support your teaching practices, and

*enjoy conversations with like-minded people.

Given the broad range of specialist skills and knowledge at UWA, we hope these casual interactions can facilitate strategies to improve student learning and engagement as well as raise the profile of the Education Futures Scholarship program.

You can register for the event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

18:00 - LECTURE - UWA School of Music Presents - Barry Green, Artist in Residence : How and Why We Make Music Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Why and how we make music will be explored in this 2 hour lecture/workshop, which will also feature excerpts from Barry’s new productions around the life of a musical artist.

Tickets: Standard $10 AUSTA Members / UWA Students FREE trybooking.com/OXAK

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University, Melbourne and 2017 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Working in a globalised and digitised world, and having to adapt to many different working environments, twenty-first century translators and interpreters face new challenges. They should therefore be trained to cope with the novel multifaceted realities of their profession. To meet these challenges and to gain the adaptability necessary to succeed in their role as linguistic and cultural mediators today’s and tomorrow’s practitioners should be exposed to, and learn from, the four dimensions of the Translation and Interpreting field: theoretical, technological, practical and professional.

This presentation will focus specifically on the training and education of interpreters. It will discuss today’s interpreting working environments, required skills and competence, modes of interpreting, technologies and equipment, as well as specialisations. The aim of this training is for twenty-first century interpreters to achieve the status of practitioners-researchers or practisearchers (Gile, 1995).
Thursday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Come to the ALLY training workshop : Any staff member or student who wishes to better understand the issues and needs of LGBTI staff and students, and is willing to consider becoming an ALLY. Website | More Information
This workshop aims to raise participant awareness of the life experience, issues and needs of LGBTI staff and students with a particular focus on campus and work or study experiences. Participants who complete the workshop can elect to become part of the ALLY Network.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to: -Develop a better understanding of LGBTI people, issues and cultures -Reflect upon your own behaviour, sensitivities and understanding in relation to LGBTI people -Explore the process of becoming an ALLY -Become familiar with practical issues concerning the Ally Network and how it works and the role of an ALLY

Key activities:Group and individual exercises, video clips, role plays, panel of members from the LGBTI community.

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - McCusker Centre for Citizenship: What it means to be a 'Good Citizen' : Panel discussion on active citizenship at City Of Perth Library Website | More Information
Please join us for a moderated panel conversation about what it means to be a "good citizen" in Australia today.

- Adrian Fini OAM, Managing Director, Fini Group and 2016 Western Australian of the Year

- Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia

- David Wirrpanda, Director, Wirrpanda Foundation, 2009 Young Western Australian of the Year

- Dr Richard Walley OAM, Performer, Musician and Writer, 2010 Citizen of the Year

The event is hosted by The McCusker Centre for Citizenship, UWA in collaboration with the City of Perth Library and Celebrate WA.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Human skeletal remains and archaeology associated with the mutiny of the VOC Retourschip Batavia, 1629: Findings of the 2015/2016 field season More Information
On 4 June 1629, the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) retourschip Batavia wrecked on Morning Reef, in the Houtman Abrolhos, approximately 65 km off the Western Australian coast. The macabre events following the wrecking saw more than 100 individuals murdered over a three-month period, by mutineers attempting to subjugate surviving crew and passengers. With specific reference to known discoveries of human skeletal remains (four burials recovered on Beacon Island between 1960 to 1964; six individuals recovered from a multiple grave excavated in stages between 1994 and 2001), a multi-disciplinary collaboration of national and international partners performed a remote sensing program involving magnetics and conductivity mapping and GPR profiling This was followed by a series of targeted excavations on Beacon Island in Jan-Feb 2015 and November 2016. This presentation briefly describes the skeletal remains of the 2015-16 field season, including their burial context, and preliminary analyses of their demographics (sex, age and stature), including descriptions of potential palaeopathology. A brief overview of isotopic analyses are presented.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Website | More Information
A public lecture by John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

Ever since Unification in the mid 19th century, the differences between the north and the south - the ‘Southern Question’ - have been a distinguishing feature of the modern Italian state. This discussion will focus on the period since the Second World War and will attempt to explain why in the last half century the disparities have increased and to examine the consequences, at a moment when for the first time popular secessionist movements similar to anti-party and anti-state movements elsewhere in Europe are spreading across southern Italy.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Many consider that the danger of nuclear conflict is as high now as it has ever been; worse, current simulations indicate that even a ’small’ nuclear conflict will produce not only catastrophic humanitarian consequences, but long-lasting effects on climate and food supplies. The Medical Association for Prevention of War, through its international arm The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has led the push for the UN to make nuclear weapons illegal, a successful, if first, step in their eradication.

Dr Sue Wareham is a Canberra GP who joined the Medical Association for Prevention of War out of a “horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon”. She is Vice-President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia); and on the Australian Management Committee of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

This lecture is presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the The Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia). The MAPW works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict.

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow : A public lecture by John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow. Website | More Information
Ever since Unification in the mid 19th century, the differences between the north and the south - the ‘Southern Question’- have been a distinguishing feature of the modern Italian state. This discussion will focus on the period since the Second World War and will attempt to explain why in the last half century the disparities have increased and to examine the consequences, at a moment when for the first time popular secessionist movements similar to anti-party and anti-state movements elsewhere in Europe are spreading across southern Italy.
Friday 31
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Ensemble Vagabond Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Fresh from acclaimed performances at the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival, Australia’s newest Chamber Music Ensemble continue to garner an impressive reputation for their exploration of the masterworks and hidden gems of the chamber music repertoire. Ensemble Vagabond continue their residency at UWA in 2017 as they deliver a vibrant artistic and educational program.

This concert will see Ensemble Vagabond performing an arrangement Stravinsky's Rite of Spring which is not to be missed!!

Entry is free, no bookings required.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Politics of governance in transition: One year experience with the first civilian government of Myanmar in 50 years More Information
It has been exactly twelve months since the first civilian government of Myanmar took the office in 50 years. Regardless of high degree of international and domestic legitimacy, the civilian government however has been facing challenges in several fronts, including ineffective governance. This study answers the question of ‘what makes the civilian government in Myanmar ineffective?’ Many people understood today’s ineffective governance as the result of the constitutional barriers put in place by the previous military government, which include power sharing arrangement with the military, and not being able to select de facto leader as president. However this study argues that these constitutional barriers shape the government’s policies only in areas related to national security. It therefore should not be overgeneralized as constitutional barriers determine the overall governance effectiveness. Today’s reality of ineffective governance is rather because the government lacks the capacity to be able to design and implement coherent policies to push the country towards a democratic state. In other words, the author argues that it is not politics of the military’s power sharing arrangement makes ineffective policies. In contrast, it is poorly designed policies resulting from fragmented policymaking of the government that determine politics of governance in Myanmar. This study builds on the enquiry on policymaking of the civilian government in Myanmar, 2016-2017 in five critical areas of country’s political transition: (1) civil- military relations, (2) democratization and decentralization (3) social justice, (4) ethnic conflicts, and (5) geo-politics.

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