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Today's date is Monday, September 25, 2017
Events for the public
 August 2017
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.

13:00 - STAFF EVENT - DEMONSTRATION: Mobile Apps, Mobile Web, Mobile Personas, What's it all About : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
A look into the Blackboard mobile suite, new innovations, how to adopt them and what we have planned.

Will include a brief overview of the new Blackboard Instructor app, designed to better meet the needs of staff, by offering to enhance the user-centric mobile experience.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Mining the data – surely there’s more to it than points and polygons? Right? More Information
With over 30 years of heritage surveys in the Pilbara, Rio Tinto holds an immense collection of heritage data including a large relational database of site and survey records. As is the case with many industry-based cultural heritage resources, this information is most often used to manage sites on the ground and then largely put on the shelf to collect dust. Such a valuable dataset, however, should not be confined to the ‘grey literature’ and opportunities abound to ‘mine’ this data to guide and inform heritage values, significance assessment and ultimately site management. This paper will explore some approaches to data retrieval and manipulation and subsequently the value of the heritage dataset as a vital part of the archaeological toolkit and challenges the “greyness” of data collected in a cultural resource management context.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Rigs, Reefs and Re-cycling: how offshore infrastructure can be re-used to benefit our oceans : All at Sea: Restoration and Recovery Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Erika Techera, Director, Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia.

The offshore oil and gas industry is facing the prospect of de-commissioning thousands of installations in the coming decades. In some parts of the world the issue is already pressing. The technical difficulty and financial cost of complete removal is significant, and therefore the prospect of leaving part of the installation in situ is attractive. Furthermore, it is clear that in some cases, marine ecosystems have established themselves around this infrastructure, and are providing ecosystem services. Nevertheless, despite the success of rigs-to-reef projects in the US it is unclear whether such initiatives are transferable to Australia given very different physical and jurisdictional contexts. UWA researchers are exploring the way forward through multi-disciplinary projects including engineering and technical advances, marine science, socio-economic, legal and sociological perspectives.

This lecture will explore the issues, the questions being examined and potential solutions for Australia and beyond.

About this Series: All at Sea - Restoration and Recovery

Our oceans and coasts provide us with food, energy, livelihoods, cultural and recreational opportunities, yet they are coming under increasing pressure. This UWA Institute of Advanced Studies – Oceans Institute Lecture Series explores the wonders of our seas, the challenges they face and how research at UWA - in a diverse range of fields including marine science, ocean engineering, health, humanities and social sciences – are contributing to ensure sustainability.

 September 2017
Friday 01
6:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents : The Winthrop Singers – Dawn Chorus Website | More Information
The Winthrop Singers ascend Winthrop Tower for their annual serenade to the sunrise on the first day of Spring, followed by an intimate performance in the resonant acoustic of the Winthrop Hall Foyer.

11:00 - SEMINAR - Flexible non-citizens? Migrants from China and the citizenship dilemma More Information
Permanent residents from China living in Australia face a dilemma of citizenship. China does not permit dual nationality and so when Chinese citizens apply for naturalization elsewhere they must effectively renounce their Chinese citizenship and thereafter be treated as aliens under Chinese law. As Chinese immigration law has been complicated, piecemeal and unevenly applied, migrants fear that in the future they may be excluded from visiting China altogether. Also, as the administration of the hukou household registration is linked to the administration of borders and migration, former Chinese citizens lose access to the welfare and other social provisions that are tied to their hukou status. This makes longer visits and return or retirement migration much more difficult. Qualitative research conducted in Perth demonstrates that many Chinese migrants choose not to naturalize and instead practice ‘flexible non-citizenship’, as they perceive it grants them, on balance, the greatest accumulation of rights across borders. Yet this approach has drawbacks too. Permanent residents in Australia are excluded from some of the benefits of legal citizenship, are politically disenfranchised, and most importantly are always subject to the threat of deportation. This paper examines the varied strategies employed by families who juggle diverse and sometimes conflicting objectives when engaging with the citizenship dilemma.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Wind & Brass 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.

This week join talented UWA students as they perform solo, as trios and quartets and as part of our Brass Ensemble.

14:30 - EVENT - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Transforming education: An ethnography of open online learning and its potential in the Global South More Information
This presentation investigates the avowed potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Education Resources (OERs) to improve educational opportunities for learners in the global South. Based on action research in Dili, Timor-Leste in June-July 2015, May-June 2016, and February-July 2017, the research documents and analyses participants' engagement with a number of open online learning resources. As a rapidly developing post-conflict city, Dili provides an interesting case study of the potential for MOOCs and OERs to promote social and sometimes spatial mobility. Field research included observations of higher education classrooms, informal English conversation clubs and various public Wi-Fi 'hotspots' around Dili.The major field research phase was completed in July 2017 and primarily involved the facilitation of four online course study groups with English speaking adult learners in Dili. Data was collected via participant observation, semi-structured interviews with participants before and after the courses, observations outside study group meetings, and analysis of online course forum contributions. This is a multi-sited ethnographic study (Marcus 2009) exploring the role of the ethnographer as "embodied, distributed and mobile" (Landri 2013 p.239).

15:00 - CANCELLED - STAFF EVENT - mLearning Month Launch and Geoguessr Experience : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

We regret to advise that unfortunately the ‘mLearning Month Launch and Geoguessr Experience’ event scheduled to take place on Friday, 1 September 2017 from 3pm to 4.30pm has been cancelled.

There are many more events for mLearning Month that you can attend. Please visit https://mlearningmonth2017.eventbrite.com.au to register for these.

Kind regards

Centre for Education Futures M401, Perth WA 6009 Australia T +61 8 6488 1577 • E futuresobservatory@uwa.edu.au

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Join us for the mLearning Month launch! Explore the Futures Observatory with CEF Learning Technologists. Experiment and play with the technology on offer. Find out what events will be coming up during the mLearning Month.

Exploring with Geoguessr – where in the world are you?

Geoguessr is an online platform for cultivating 21st-century skills. The web based game will challenge your geographical and cultural knowledge by dropping you somewhere in the world – you can explore using Google Street View until you determine your location, then pin point it on a world map. This highly engaging and somewhat addictive game has been praised as an educational tool, with a range of uses in the classroom.

Join us in the Futures Observatory and see where in the world Geoguessr will take you!

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

17:30 - Free Lecture Recital - UWA School of Music presents Fridays@Five : Artist in Residence: Louise Devenish Website | More Information
Now in its third season, Fridays@Five is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

This week Artist in Residence, Louise Devenish, presents a session entitled Performing Indeterminacy: Using an electronic graphic score to enhance collaborative creativity in performance

Louise is a percussionist whose practice incorporates performance, directing, research and education. An advocate of Australian music, Louise has commissioned over 40 percussion works and has recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts researching the development of Australian contemporary percussion music, which culminated in the show Australian Music for One Percussionist for which she won a 2016 APRA Award. She is Artist in Residence and Head of Percussion here at UWA.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

Performance starts 530pm
Saturday 02
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents Keys in the City : An interactive journey of the history of keyboard instruments Website | More Information
Renowned Perth piano technician Paul Tunzi celebrates 40 years in the business by taking you on an interactive journey of discovery and learning as keyboard instruments from the 1700s to the present day are brought to life by some of Perth’s finest pianists.

Discover the instruments! Clavichord, Harpsichord, Square Piano, Fortepiano and Modern Piano.

Discover repertoire! From Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic to Contemporary and Jazz.

Discover the musicians! Graeme Gilling, Geoffrey Lancaster AM, Tom O’Halloran, Anna Sleptsova, Stewart Smith, Ceclia Sun, Raymond Yong and David Wickham.

Discover the journey of keyboard! Have a go playing a grand piano, harpsichord and fortepiano; View a disassembled grand piano and; Explore the Stuart Symonds collection of Keyboard Instruments, including the 'First Fleet Piano' (the first piano to arive in Australia!

Tours on the hour: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm **ALL TOURS HAVE SOLD OUT** New VIP Concert: 5pm (Government House Ballroom)

Tours are free but bookings are essential **SOLD OUT** VIP Concert: $15 Adults, $7.50 Children

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Monday 04
9:00 - EVENT - Research Week : 4 - 8 September 2017 More Information
Visit UWA from 4 - 8 September for UWA Research Week when we showcase UWA research and its impact on local and global communities.

With over 50 diverse events on offer, it is a great opportunity for you to come and see the sorts of problems we are working on, the connections we have with international researchers and to learn about the cutting-edge facilities we have here.

This year's feature researcher is Professor Jo McDonald, Director Centre for Rock Art Research + Management. During Research Week we will be highlighting her and her team's research in Aboriginal rock art in the Dampier Archipelago in a number of activities in the program.

The week will kick off on Monday 4 September with events in the Research Week marquee, located on Great Court. We are excited to welcome Elders and rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation who will be performing and discussing dreamtime stories. As well, we will be joined by Noongar Radio’s 2 Norty Broz who will be broadcasting live from the marquee.

Be part of the live audience and enjoy the atmosphere in what will be a mammoth week of events.

For more information about what’s happening during UWA Research Week and to register for events, visit: www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au.

9:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : UWA Research Week & CRAR+M Rock Art More Information
UWA Research Week & CRAR+M Rock Art - many events, all welcome (but booking essential)!

From 4-8 September UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research + Management together with Murujuga and Balanggarra Traditional Owners, Partners and Collaborators is hosting a series of events (below).

Note that for the Monday and Thursday Lectures you must register (links below) as the rooms fill up fast! Hope to see you there!

Event Murujuga – caring for Country’ talk by Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s (MAC) Circle of Elders and MAC Rangers who will engage with the audience. 4 September, 10-11 am, Research Week Marquee, Great Court.

Tjaabi performance - By Ngarluma man Patrick Churnside and discussion with UWA Researcher, Andrew Dowding. 4 September, 1:30-2 pm; Marquee, Great Court.

Public Lecture - Ice-Age Visions: a window into the original conservators of WA heritage by Jo McDonald. Monday 4 September 6-7:30 pm, UWA Club. Register at: http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/…/ice-age-visions-a-win…/

Public Lecture - Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming – the latest finds by Murujuga Traditional Owners and UWA archaeologists. Thursday 7th September 4-5 pm Social Sciences Lecture Room 1 (G28). Register at: http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/…/murujuga-dynamics-of-…/

Exhibition - Rio Tinto Indigenous partnerships on research, engagement and heritage management on the Burrup Peninsula. On all week at Reid Library, ground floor – in the centre!

Register for Monday lecture here - http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/…/ice-age-visions-a-win…/ Register for Thursday lecture here - http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/…/murujuga-dynamics-of-…/ Research Week Website here - http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Xinjiang: One Belt One Road, Mummies and Cultural-Technological Interchange between China and the West More Information
Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series:

Xinjiang: One Belt One Road, Mummies and Cultural-Technological Interchange between China and the West

Professor Emerita Marika Vicziany, Monash University

China's new economic policy for the development of western China, in particular Xinjiang, now forms part of a national strategy to rejuvenate the old silk roads that have connected China with the rest of the world for thousands of years. Marika Vicziany, will report on her new work in western China from c. 2,000 BCE to the present. Our historical appreciation of the importance of the SILK ROAD begins with the Bronze Age mummies that have been found in the Taklamakan Desert (the mummies are older than 4,000 years ). Today, this region is a true desert but in the past it had many fast flowing rivers, vast poplar trees, much vegetation and people whose naturally mummified remains have been excavated by the Bureau of Cultural Relics. Who were these people? Where did they come from? What happened to their civlisation, given that Bronze Age sites in other parts of Xinjiang continued to thrive? What do the mummies tell us about interactions between China and the West? Professor Vicziany will reflect on the intimate lives of the people of the mummies and how they remind us of ourselves - e.g. they loved tattoos and ugg boots. This illustrated talk will explain the nature of an ARC project between Monash and Sydney Universities, how we are working with Chinese archaeologists in CASS at the central, regional and prefecture levels and our key findings which continue to surprise us as we rewrite the history of the old Silk Roads.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Emerita Marika Vicziany completed her BA Hons in History and Politics at the University of Western Australia in 1969 and then studied in Germany and London from 1969 to 1975, under the prestigious Hackett Scholarship awarded by UWA. In 1975 she completed her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since returning to Australia in 1976 she has published more than a dozen monographs and over 110 academic papers on South Asia and China in addition to various consultancies for the Asian Development Bank/State Council of China, the Australian government, various universities and Australian companies. She has supervised to completion some 25 doctoral students and is currently heading up three research projects about India and two on western China. She has worked in South Asian villages, small towns and cities since 1974 and in western China since 2001.

13:00 - EVENT - Xinjiang: One Belt One Road, Mummies and Cultural-Technological Interchange between China and the West Website | More Information
China's new economic policy for the development of western China, in particular Xinjiang, now forms part of a national strategy to rejuvenate the old silk roads that have connected China with the rest of the world for thousands of years. Marika Vicziany, will report on her new work in western China from c. 2,000 BCE to the present. Our historical appreciation of the importance of the SILK ROAD begins with the Bronze Age mummies that have been found in the Taklamakan Desert (the mummies are older than 4,000 years ). Today, this region is a true desert but in the past it had many fast flowing rivers, vast poplar trees, much vegetation and people whose naturally mummified remains have been excavated by the Bureau of Cultural Relics. Who were these people? Where did they come from? What happened to their civlisation, given that Bronze Age sites in other parts of Xinjiang continued to thrive? What do the mummies tell us about interactions between China and the West? Professor Vicziany will reflect on the intimate lives of the people of the mummies and how they remind us of ourselves - e.g. they loved tattoos and ugg boots. This illustrated talk will explain the nature of an ARC project between Monash and Sydney Universities, how we are working with Chinese archaeologists in CASS at the central, regional and prefecture levels and our key findings which continue to surprise us as we rewrite the history of the old Silk Roads.

Professor Emerita Marika Vicziany completed her BA Hons in History and Politics at the University of Western Australia in 1969 and then studied in Germany and London from 1969 to 1975, under the prestigious Hackett Scholarship awarded by UWA. In 1975 she completed her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since returning to Australia in 1976 she has published more than a dozen monographs and over 110 academic papers on South Asia and China in addition to various consultancies for the Asian Development Bank/State Council of China, the Australian government, various universities and Australian companies. She has supervised to completion some 25 doctoral students and is currently heading up three research projects about India and two on western China. She has worked in South Asian villages, small towns and cities since 1974 and in western China since 2001. Her work is broadly about long term trends in the economic development of Asia, with a special focus on multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the factors that promote and inhibit mass poverty, cultural interchange and the role of technology in historical times and today.

19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Advances in Cancer Research : Learn about advances in cancer research led by three world-renowned cancer scientists. Website | More Information
Learn about advances in cancer research led by three world-renowned cancer scientists from UWA - Prof Anna Nowak, Prof Bruce Robinson, and Prof Christobel Saunders.
Wednesday 06
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - DEMONSTRATION: Unleashed VR: Soft Skills Training in Virtual Reality : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
Virtual Reality (VR) offers all of the benefits of e-learning, including scalability, 24/7 scheduling flexibility and being highly affordable in comparison to paying for the time of live trainers. A unique advantage of VR training is its ability to replicate real-life scenarios in numerous interactive ways. Students build knowledge and confidence in safe and judgment-free environments and apply their knowledge in challenging simulations that are otherwise difficult to re-create.

Perspective-shifting training also gives students an understanding of other's points of view, leading to higher levels of empathy and a better understanding of expected behaviours in the workforce.

VR simulations also capture data that can be analysed to provide personalised feedback to students. This leads to a greater understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses.

Finally, VR is enjoyable and an effective way to engage students to develop their workplace skills in a highly flexible and scalable training environment.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

16:00 - MOVED READING - Demon's Land (A Modern Adaptation of The Faerie Queene), by Simon Palfrey : Play 2, CMEMS Moved Readings Project Website | More Information
As part of the 'Moved Readings Project', the play will be read on the New Fortune stage with the help of willing students, staff, friends and family. No experience is required, as the readings will take place with script in hand! We hope to provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and entertaining experience for anyone who has an interest in early modern drama, acting, theatre studies, or watching colleagues perform outside their comfort zone. Come along and join in!

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents and Communities through Positive Parenting: myth or reality? : The 2017 inaugural Robin Winkler Lecture Website | More Information
The 2017 inaugural Robin Winkler lecture by Professor Matthew Sanders, Director, Parenting and Family Support Centre and Professor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Queensland.

This presentation will focus on the critical role of evidence-based parenting programs in the prevention of serious social, emotional and behavioural problems in children and child maltreatment. The impact of parenting on parental and child capacity to self-regulate and its impact on various aspects of development and wellbeing with be discussed. Learnings from large scale population-level implementation of evidence based parenting and family support interventions will be highlighted. The focus will be on the importance of using evidence based interventions, that are culturally informed, and have contemporary relevance to parents in an age of technology. Professor Saunders will attempt to answer the question “What we need to do as a community to shift the needle on child maltreatment and enhance children’s wellbeing at a whole of population level.”

Professor Sanders is considered a world authority on the development, implementation, evaluation, and global dissemination of evidence-based parenting and family intervention programs. He is the founder of the widely acclaimed Triple P-Positive Parenting Program developed under his leadership at the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland.

This lecture commemorates the work of Robin Winkler, a highly influential teacher and researcher whose work was guided by humanitarian values and a relentless questioning of accepted orthodoxies. He died at the age of 43 while heading the UWA clinical masters program at the Psychology Clinic, which now bears his name. In the Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology he is described as “a singular, crusading figure” in Australian psychology.

This lecture is co-hosted by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Psychological Science.

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