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Today's date is Monday, September 25, 2017
Events for the public
 August 2017
Wednesday 16
12:00 - TALK - NTEU Blue Stocking Week Panel Discussion: "The Women Who Won the fight for Beeliar" : A panel discussion featuring some of the key women who drove the campaign and helped win the fight to protect the Beeliar Wetlands Website | More Information
This year the BSW theme is about fully valuing the work of women so we will also be making a "WORTH ONE HUNDRED PERCENT" wall together.

Light refreshments later served 1-2pm in the NTEU Union Office 10-12 Parkway.

17:00 - EVENT - From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia's conservation farming revolution : Brian Carlin Memorial Lecture by Adjunct Professor John Kirkegaard Website | More Information
The challenges of global food security and climate change have re-focussed public and political attention on agriculture in Australia.

Images of dusty ploughed fields and dying sheep and trees have generated a public perception of an inappropriate “European” agriculture in Australia that belies the innovative, efficient and productive farming systems that have developed during the last 30 years.

In this talk, Adj/Prof John Kirkegaard will discuss how Australia’s innovative farmers now grow a diversity of crops and pastures without tillage, underpinned by fundamental and adaptive agricultural research.

They retain stubble to protect the soil, and use satellite-guided precision seeding, spraying and harvesting to provide highly efficient production with reduced environmental risk. Innovation is continuing apace, with rapid soil and plant sensing to guide management, better forecasting of weather and crop yields, and novel physiology and genetics to provide better crop varieties to meet the challenges, in the coming decades, of substantially increasing food production in environmentally benign ways.

Register online at ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register
Thursday 17
16:00 - EVENT - Influences of Early Shipbuilding Technology: a study on the (sewn) construction of the Phanom - Surin shipwreck in Thailand More Information
Phanom-Surin shipwreck is a western-Indian-Ocean-style sewn ship, dated to the 9th century AD, recently found in Thailand. It exhibits planks fastened edge-to-edge with fibre cordage continuously cross stitched over wadding. The sewing seams run along the length of the ship hull. This shipbuilding technique is known in western Indian Ocean regions and has different characteristics from Southeast Asian sewn boats, or ‘lashed lug’. In addition to this, the PNS carried ceramics ranging from Persia to China that help better understand the relationship between China and the west in the 1st Millennium AD through Mainland Southeast Asia. Being the only surviving sewn shipwreck of this type, it is highly hoped that the PNS can be an excellent reference to impart knowledge of ancient shipbuilding technology. Ultimately the intensive and extensive study of the PNS is one potential way to safeguard such heritage for present and future generations. This study can also help raise public awareness to fight against illicit trafficking of our priceless heritage.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What’s So New About the “Gig” Economy? ... and What Should Be Done About It? : Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture 2017 More Information
The development of platform-based businesses (like Uber), which utilise on-call contingent labour to do the work, has led some commentators to proclaim that traditional “jobs” as we know them will come to an end. Instead of being employees, workers will support themselves as flexible, free independent suppliers. Some welcome this development, others fear its consequences for the stability and quality of work – but all see it as a process driven primarily by technology, and most would consider it inevitable. Standing in the way of the “gig” economy is seen as no more feasible than the efforts of Luddites to stop the steam engine and the spinning jenny.

Some perspective is needed to better understand what is actually new about digital platform businesses, and to distinguish between the technical innovations which they utilise and the changes in work organisation which their business models also require. The major organisational features of “gig” type work – contingent on-call labour, piece work, and workers utilising their own equipment – are not new at all. And the creation of more precarious jobs, including those in digital platforms, reflects changing social relationships as much as technological progress. This lecture will put the “gig” economy in historical and theoretical perspective, identifying the reasons why businesses are expanding this type of employment, and the potential regulatory and political responses to the rise of “gig” work.

18:30 - SCREENING - The Destruction of Memory - FULLY BOOKED / SOLD OUT : A film screening followed by panel session Website | More Information
A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it. Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture have been destroyed. But the push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and policy have played a role, and heroic individuals have risked and lost their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity — to save the record of who we are. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story — looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years. Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue. The film has screened in a wide range of settings, including at the British Museum, for UNESCO, at universities such as Harvard, Brown and Oxford, and at film festivals globally. This event is co-sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts, the History Council of WA, and the National Trust WA. Panelists Andrea Witcomb is Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University. Her research focuses on the interpretation of difficult histories and heritage sites. Her books include Reimagining the Museum and (with Kate Gregory) From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia. Benjamin Smith is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education. He is Professor of World Rock Art. He coordinates the Master of Heritage Studies. He is President of the International Committee on Rock Art of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and a former President of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association. He is happiest when working in remote rural areas with communities on matters of importance to them concerning their heritage. John Taylor FRAIA M.ICOMOS BArch(UWA), MA (York), PhD (UWA) is a national and international award winner for heritage work. John has extensive experience and knowledge of Australian heritage, combining valuable technological expertise within the adaptive re-use of heritage places. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at UWA. Rebecca Repper is an affiliate researcher with the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Project, University of Oxford. Using satellite imagery, the project maintains a photographic database and monitors threats to cultural heritage in the region. Rebecca is particularly interested in photographic archives and the accurate communication and utilisation of these resources. Chair and MC Jenny Gregory AM is Emeritus Professor of History at UWA. She has published widely on aspects of urban history and heritage. She is an Executive Member of the National Trust WA, after many years as Chair and President, was a member of the Heritage Council of WA and is currently President of the History Council of WA.
Friday 18
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : The “Zero” Subjectivity of the Modern Boy: Contesting the Meaning of Modern Masculinity in Interwar Japan More Information
This presentation provides an overview of my dissertation project, which explores a new discourse of masculinity in the visual and literary culture of Japan during the 1920s and 1930s – the Modern Boy (modan bōi), commonly shortened as the mobo. The mobo appeared at a time when what had begun as a state-sanctioned project of modernity in the Meiji period had become a multiplicity of competing modernities due to diverging views on what it meant to be modern. In this dynamic context of change and debate, this thesis attempts to demonstrate how the mobo’s often ambivalent construction in visual and textual discourses was reflective and constitutive of tensions, contradictions and contestations in the struggle to determine what it meant for men to be “modern” in Japan’s interwar years. In 1928, members of a roundtable discussion on different aspects of modern life called the mobo a “zero” in comparison with the moga as a comment on the agency of the moga and therefore, by extension, the mobo’s lack of agency. In my exploration of the discourse on the mobo, I am drawn to critically interrogate this metaphor of the mobo as a “zero” because it resonates with the way his masculine and modern subjectivity was often defined as a lack – of agency, masculinity or modernity. In my interrogation of the mobo as a “zero”, I examine the ideological assumptions and socio-historical forces underpinning visual and literary constructions of the mobo as an undesirable and unviable form of modern and sexual subjectivity. At the same time, however, this research aims to reclaim his subjectivity by understanding the mobo as an embodied form of modern masculinity that lived alongside various other modern masculinities, engaging in and inspiring new expressions and practices of modern masculinity during early twentieth-century Japan. In this way, my work on the mobo not only challenges the dismissal of the mobo’s subjective agency by commentators of the mobo in the 1920s and 1930s, it also argues for the inclusion of non-mainstream perspectives of gender and modernity in our understandings of how gender construction was linked in complex ways to Japan’s project of nation-building and international positioning in the early twentieth-century.

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : “Violence is not part of our culture”: Ruminations about violence, culture and gender. More Information
Over the last 20 or so years in Fiji, the statements of iTaukei chiefs on gender violence have appeared to contradict the statements of gender activists who claim that Fiji sustains a rape culture. It is this contradiction and my involvement with development projects aiming to eliminate gender violence that has provoked me to revisit a broad spectrum of social theory in order to understand the way in which gender is implicated in the relationship between culture and violence. In doing so, I question whether gender violence can truly be eliminated, if only because it is legitimated in diverse ways by overlapping imaginaries in indigenous and colonial traditions, as well as contemporary global practices.
Sunday 20
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents Music on the Terrace - Baroque Beauties Website | More Information
The UWA String Orchestra and Vocal Consort join forces with renowned soprano Rachelle Durkin for an afternoon of exquisite baroque music in the majestic Government House Ballroom.

Tickets $35 tickets.perthconcerthall.com.au
Monday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Affective citizenship and ‘multiculturalism’ in South Korea: Children’s inter-ethnic relations at South Korean elementary schools More Information
My paper examines how issues of citizenship and belonging within an emergent ‘multicultural’ South Korea are articulated through the experiences and perspectives of multi-ethnic and mono-ethnic Korean primary school children. Based on ethnographic and interview data and drawing on theories of ‘affective citizenship’, geographies of exclusion (Zembylas 2011; 2014) and Korean concepts of relationality (‘we-ness’ uri, and ‘connectedness’ jeong), I analyse children’s inter-ethnic relations and the exclusionary and inclusionary politics of belonging at school. In doing so, I argue that specific Korean conceptualizations of relationality are critical to understanding the cultural dynamics of (affective) citizenship and are important for understanding processes of marginalisation and discrimination toward people with multi-racial and multi-ethnic backgrounds.
Tuesday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - What is the role of unions in the 21st century university? : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Website | More Information
Australia has some of the strongest anti-union legislation in the OECD, to the extent that they clash with international law that sees the ability to take withdraw labour as a fundamental right. We have the first generation since the Great Depression to be looking at worse living and working conditions than their parents, income inequality is at a record levels. Universities are a microcosm of this, some of the highest paid managers in the world run the universities while real wages of staff decline, stress and workloads increase. University managements hire union busting lawyers to tear up agreements and sue union staff. I will discuss the role of unions in the modern managerial university and the limits to our power as workers to affect the institution that used to be made up of “staff and students” but is increasingly portrayed by management as a business with clients where the staff’s only role is to serve those “clients” and support the organisation’s ability to make a “profit”.

18:00 - EVENT - Shock Room: We do as we’re told. Or do we? : A film screening followed by Q+A panel session with Director Professor Kathryn Millard, Macquarie University; Professor Carmen Lawrence, UWA; and Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA. Website | More Information
A compelling new feature documentary, Shock Room breaks open Stanley Milgram’s dramatic ‘Obedience to Authority’ experiment and forces us to re evaluate its conclusions. In the wake of the Holocaust, Milgram wanted to understand why people inflict harm on others. In 1962, he staged his experiment. Under the guise of participating in a study on memory and learning, participants were asked to inflict apparently lethal shocks on a fellow human being. Milgram later famously claimed that 65% of us will blindly follow orders.

My Lai, Rwanda, Enron, Abu Graib, the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, the News of the World phone hacking – ‘I was only following orders’ is through history. But extensive research from Sydney filmmaker and self professed Milgram obsessive, Kathryn Millard, reveals that Milgram ran more than 25 versions of his experiment, filming only one. And that, overall, the majority of people actually resisted.

Fifty years after Milgram’s original experiments, Millard, with a team of filmmakers and psychologists, re-staged Milgram’s experiments in Sydney, Australia, with actors using director Millard’s unique immersive realism technique. Shock Room combines dramatisations, animation, archival film and interviews with psychologists Alex Haslam and Steve Reicher, providing new insights about how and why people refuse to inflict harm and the conclusions of the world’s most famous psychology experiment.

Millard’s feature length documentary reveals the creative consequences of the impact of art on science … and science on art.

Professor Kathryn Millard is a writer, filmmaker and dramaturg. Psychology, mental health, popular fallacies and the afterlife of images are recurring themes in Kathryn’s body of work which spans award-winning feature dramas, documentaries and hybrids. Major credits include the feature documentaries Shock Room and The Boot Cake, the feature dramas Travelling Light and Parklands and Light Years about Australian photographer Olive Cotton. Awarded writing fellowships by the National Film and Sound Archive, Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Varuna Writers’ Centre and Screen NSW, Kathryn was Visiting Fellow in Film Studies at Yale University 2012. In her monograph Screenwriting in a Digital Era (2014) Kathryn finds the seeds of innovative screenwriting in the experiments of the past. On new projects, she continues to revisit landmark psychology experiments and explores the history of colour film in Australia. Kathryn is Professor of Screen and Creative Arts at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Professor Carmen Lawrence teaches in the School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Science, at UWA. Carmen’s research focuses on the forces that drive significant social change as well as exploring our reactions to change.

Dr Nin Kirkham teaches philosophy in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Business,Law and Education, at UWA. Nin’s research area is normative and applied ethics, with a particular focus on issues in environmental ethics and bioethics.

This event is a collaboration between the UWA School of Social Science, the School of Psychological Science and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Wednesday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - "Grassroots deterrence": Chinese public opinion and the South China Sea dispute : Discussion of strategic role of state-led popular nationalism in China’s maritime disputes in the internet era. All welcome. More Information
Thursday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : People and animal interactions: A relational approach to the study of social identity in North-Eastern Kimberley rock art, Australia More Information
This proposal explores how Indigenous people from the Kimberley Region materially expressed their identities through rock art, by looking at three key rock art styles - Irregular Infill Animal, Gwion Gwion, and Elegant Action Figures (highly detailed and rich in human-animal depictions) - and the set of relationships human populations established with other animals. Rock art is an ideal medium for exploring social identity/ies as it has been argued that it was closely linked to country, material culture, animals, plants, and other beings. Following this line of enquiry, my research focuses on the analysis of human and animal interactions with a special emphasis on those scenes where human and animals are engaged (e.g. dancing, hunting, etc.), from which I will propose new theoretical approaches to explain the contribution of animals to human identity. The methods consist of iconographic analysis and Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) of qualitative attributes (e.g. personal ornamentation, weaponry, body postures, scene compositions, and pigments) and quantitative and spatial attributes (size of the motifs, number of elements that integrate each individual depiction, and geographical distribution) of rock art motifs. Finally, the research relevance relies on the critical re-assessment of Kimberley stylistic sequences, the linkage between theoretical approaches to identity theory and archaeological evidence, and the implementation of a relational approach that takes into account alternative constructions of identity; thus, approaching its study from a holistic viewpoint firmly grounded on rock art, material culture, and the landscape.
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : A genomic perspective on the origins of the first Australians More Information
Recent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago – consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge – and opportunities for Recent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago – consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge – and opportunities forRecent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago – consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge – and opportunities for future research.
Tuesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - In Absentia: The Politics of Cameraless Photography : A public lecture by Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Art History, Victoria University Website | More Information
How can a photograph of nothing—of nothing discernable or apparently significant—be said to offer some useful political purchase on the world it inhabits? How can a photograph that represents, but does not depict, a given situation be freighted with historical knowledge and import? Confining itself primarily to examples of cameraless photography, from the 1830s to now, this paper will ask these questions with a view to determining a politics for such photographs in the present. It will argue that photographs which draw attention to their own coming into being assume photography is always already a politics; by engaging the visual and chemical grammar of the photograph, they dispute and challenge the fixity of that politics. In any case, to make such photographs today returns photography to a unique, hand-made craft and away from global capitalism and its vast economies of mass production and exploitation. Not that these photographs are innocent; on the contrary they are often generated by actions that are toxic, radioactive, enigmatic, violent, dangerous. Nor are they “abstract.” Instead, I will argue, they redefine the nature of both photography’s realism and its potential as a political agent.

Professor Geoffrey Batchen teaches art history at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, specializing in the history of photography. His books include Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (1997), Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2001), Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (2004), William Henry Fox Talbot (2008), What of Shoes? Van Gogh and Art History (2009), Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death (2010) and More Wild Ideas (forthcoming in Chinese, 2017). He has also edited Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida (2009) and co-edited Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (2012). In April 2016 his exhibition, Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, opened at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. A book of the same name was published last year by Prestel. In October 2017 an exhibition curated under the direction of Batchen and titled Apparitions: The Photograph and its Image will open at the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington.
Wednesday 30
11:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar: Super-resolution and correlative imaging of malaria parasites More Information
New microscopy techniques are providing amazing views of the cellular landscape. We have used 3D Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM), direct Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (dSTORM), 3D-Electron Tomography and Block-Face Scanning EM to explore the sub-cellular topography of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum is the most virulent of malaria parasites, causing ~480,000 deaths per year. Efforts to control malaria need to target both asexual multiplication in red blood cells (RBCs), which causes disease, and sexual development, which is responsible for transmission. We have probed the changes to the host RBC membrane skeleton that mediate rigidity changes and imaged the virulence complex that the parasite establishes at the RBC surface, which mediates adhesion to blood vessel walls. We have explored the changes in the parasite and host cytoskeletal structures that underpin the remarkable reversible morphology changes that permit sexual blood stages to survive in the circulation ready for transfer to the mosquito vector.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Migrating ‘ndrangheta: Cultural bias and cultural differences in the policing of the Calabrian mafia between Italy and Australia : A public Lecture by Dr Anna Sergi, Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK Website | More Information
International media and popular culture have been perpetuating the presumption that criminals of Calabrian origins around the world must belong to, and replicate the structure of, the mafia-type Calabrian ‘ndrangheta clans in Italy. This presumption has been largely confirmed by Italian authorities and recently been considered by Australian ones. However, without analysis of the mechanisms of mafia mobility in the particular contexts of Australian cities and communities there is a danger of replicating awed conceptualisation of mafias as always hierarchical and monolithic from the USA while risking to miss the true nature of the Calabrian mafia phenomenon and its hybrid forms abroad.

This presentation will re ect upon contemporary challenges to police ethnic mafia-type organised crime groups across borders, when cultural traits of origins are deemed fundamental to the knowledge of the phenomenon, like in the case of the ‘ndrangheta. By looking at the way the Calabrian mafia is understood, conceptualised and contrasted in Italy and in Australia, this work will challenge stereotypes and bias from Italian authorities while also assessing the degree of cultural differences of the Calabrian clans abroad from the point of view of Australian law enforcement. The very core of this paper, therefore, is a reflection on the concepts of policing through cultural awareness, which requires an evaluation of concepts such as the culture and ethnicity within migrant groups as applied to behaviours typical of the “mafia method”, and with an attempt to overcome cultural relativism and ethnocentrism.

Dr Anna Sergi holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK, an LLM in Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice from King’s College, London and a specialist law degree from the University of Bologna, Italy.As a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Essex, she specialises in organised crime and mafia studies, from different perspectives, privileging comparative research approaches in policing and criminal justice methods. She has been a visiting fellow in different institutions, among which New York University, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, the Australian Institute of Criminology and the University of Montreal. Anna has published articles in various international peer-reviews journals and two books, one about the ‘ndrangheta and the ‘glocal’ dimensions of Calabrian mafia clans, and one of the policing of organised crime and mafias in Italy, UK, USA and Australia, both with Palgrave Macmillan. Currently, in 2017, she is working on a project on mafia mobility across Europe, Canada and Australia, funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust in the UK.

19:30 - FREE LECTURE - The Future of Murujuga Rock Art Website | More Information
Explosive new research findings will reveal the extent to which Burrup rock art is being destroyed rapidly by industrial pollution. Be there. Hear the news first. Join the fight to preserve Western Australia’s most significant cultural heritage site. The Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park holds the greatest concentration of rock art in the world, with an estimated one million engravings spread over less than 400 square kilometres. It has some of the oldest surviving art, with recent research suggesting ages greater than that of European Cave art. The area has amongst the oldest human face depictions anywhere in the world. The new WA Labour Government pledged to nominate the area to the UNESCO World Heritage list in its election campaign and it is now acting on this commitment. But… new findings show the increasing speed at which industrial pollution is destroying the art. Hear the evidence. Find out what you can do about it.
Thursday 31
12:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - Assessment of Future Risk in Asthma: Opportunities and New Technologies Website | More Information
Dr Blakey's interest is in improving the assessment and management of people with asthma by incorporating newer data streams and measurement of future risk into models of care. Note: 12.30pm lunch for 1.00pm - 2.00pm presentation

13:00 - STAFF EVENT - mLearning Month - September 2017 : Are you Interested in Learning about Mobile Technology and Applications in Higher Education? Website | More Information
Across the month of September, the Centre for Education Futures will be hosting a range of mLearning events that will explore the use of mobile and in-context learning in Higher Education.

•Demonstrations on how to use the new Blackboard Instructor mobile app and Blackboard Mobile Compatible Tests.

•Virtual Reality demonstration by Unleashed VR.

•Showcases featuring Ruby the NAO Robot and her new range of functionalities.

•Workshops with our learning technologists on designing Augmented Reality experiences using Aurasma and recording video using your mobile device.

•Presentation by Associate Professor Martin Forsey on his reflections on the flipped classroom.

•Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) featuring a presentation by the UWA Centre for Social Impact on 'Windows into Homelessness: A Virtual Journey'.

All events will be held in the Futures Observatory, Hackett Hall.

The first 100 event participants will receive a free mobile charger (one per person).

Register for one event, or as many events as you like via the Eventbrite link listed below.

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