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Today's date is Friday, September 22, 2017
Events for the public
 September 2017
Wednesday 13
10:00 - EVENT - SHOWCASE: Ruby the Robot : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
Ruby is a NAO robot, NAO is the world’s leading and most widely used humanoid robot for education, healthcare, and research. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk and listen. Meet Ruby, see what she can do and explore the problem solving required when coding and opportunities to use Robots in learning and teaching.

Many have seen her guiding and touring through the Futures Observatory and now after more work from our Computer Science students we have enabled more of her functionality and designed new code for her better interact with humans. Some of her new abilities include:

THE RED BALL: Explore with Ruby the problem solving required to manoeuvre obstacles using her feet sensors and cameras located on her body. Then work with her to interact and play with a red ball aiming to shoot a goal, and hearing her interactivity as she recognises either a hit or miss.

WHO AM I: Have a conversation with Ruby as she learns to recognise your face and has a personalised conversation with you. Demonstrating her facial recognition technology and ability to transform a conversation with her artificial intelligence you can engage with the future of soft skills that all artificial intelligent robots will possess.

SIMON SAYS: Watch Ruby follow instructions you give her as she replicates the movements spoken. By interacting in this way, you can see her 25 degrees of freedom and dexterity from her fingers, showing humanoid movements a robot can perform that you have never seen before!

We will have some of our students present during these events to talk about the challenges and successes they had in the project and their foray into a career in coding and robotics.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music presents Main Stage : Innovation Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2017 four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts will feature Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

Main Stage: Innovation

Roger Smalley has been described as one of the most distinctive composers of the post-second world war generation and was a well-loved faculty member of the UWA School of Music. In this special concert James Ledger steps in front of the UWA Symphony Orchestra to conduct Smalley’s Piano Concerto, alongside one of Mozart’s earlier intimate symphonies.

Williams: Escapades (soloist: Erin Royer)

Smalley: Piano Concerto 1984-5 (soloist: Adam Pinto)

Mozart: Symphony No. 29

Tickets - trybooking.com/OWRG Standard $25 Concession $20 Friends of the UWA School of Music $18
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Introduction to the Deep History of Sea Country project More Information
For most of the last 65,000 years of human occupation, sea level has been lower than present but we know very little about this submerged landscape. This project links with ongoing work in the Dampier Archipelago, and uses cutting edge marine and aerial survey techniques to identify potential marine sites in this region. Work to date however - and the focus of this talk - largely concentrates on developing methods of recording and analysis from one of the world’s rare submarine midden sites in Denmark.
Friday 15
9:30 - SEMINAR - Scholarly Publishing Seminar for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) : Improve your writing skills and increase your chances of getting published Website | More Information
This seminar for ECRs will cover:

A) Introduction to Scholarly Publishing • Origins of publishing and changes in publishing dynamics • Tips and tools to help you navigate the journal publishing process

B) How to get published? (Editors panel discussion around below topics) • What Editors look for in an article • The peer review process • Authorship and ethics

C) How to get your papers noticed? • Ways to get your published paper noticed • Using metrics to choose the right journal to publish

The workshop is FREE and includes lunch.

Register by 8 September here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/65XTGD3

11:00 - SEMINAR - Negotiating the Religious and the Secular in Indonesia: The Development of Contemporary Pesantren Leadership Auliya Ridwan More Information
A pesantren is a type of indigenous Islamic boarding school common across Indonesia. Traditionally, the main objectives of pesantren were to preserve religious teaching over generations as well as to cultivate morality within their students or disciples. Pesantren, which are commonly hierarchical, are characterized by top-down decision-making and veneration of the leaders, orthodox teachers called kiai. The continuation of pesantren depends on the kiai’s leadership. Globalization and modernization have obliged some kiai to innovate and incorporate modern education into their pesantren. While the demand for moral and religious teachings is increasing as a result of Islamization, pesantren are often criticized for not providing employment skills and social problem-solving capacities among their students. This challenges contemporary kiai to integrate modern schooling approaches into pesantren. This presentation introduces my doctoral research, which focuses on the dynamics of kiai leadership in negotiating pesantren tradition and social pressure for innovation by comparing with a traditional pesantren with two pesantren famous for their innovative and socially useful training. The traditional pesantren preserves over a hundred years of tradition and refuses any support from the government. By contrast, the first innovative pesantren focuses on leadership development, economic empowerment, and rehabilitation of criminals. The second innovative pesantren teaches concern for the environment, women’s empowerment, and interfaith tolerance. This research will addresses two key questions: how have innovative pesantren changed, and how have kiai in innovative pesantren developed their ideas? This study uses nine months of ethnographic fieldwork in the three pesantren. The analysis will work inductively within a case study framework.

14:30 - SEMINAR - The use of Indigenous knowledge for climate change adaptation in agriculture: A case study of the Tharu in Western Nepal / PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDONESIA: A STUDY OF A NEW VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE More Information
Indigenous knowledge is an important basis for farming and survival in many parts of the world, particularly in Indigenous communities of the developing world. Indigenous knowledge and practices have a dual role in dealing with the problems of climate change. First, they help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (i.e. climate mitigation) and, second, they prepare people to adjust to the impacts of climate change (i.e. adaptation). The Tharu, an Indigenous people in Nepal, have been largely dependent upon agriculture for centuries. Their farming system is still traditional and subsistence-oriented, whilst gradually being influenced by modern agriculture. There is a knowledge gap in regard to Indigenous knowledge among the Tharu regarding climate change. Therefore, the central question of this study is: how do Indigenous knowledge and practices contribute to resilience in agriculture? The study will also assess the vulnerability of the Tharu to climate impacts and their adaptation strategies to reduce associated risks, particularly in agriculture. Fieldwork will be carried out in two contrasting hazard-prone villages, subject to periodic floods and droughts respectively, in Bardiya district of Western Nepal. The study will use various participatory tools to collect ethnographic information supported by quantitative data collected by administering a household survey. This study will identify adaptation practices, their effectiveness and pathways to resilient agriculture that can be used to improve the livelihoods of the local farmers such as the Tharu.

Biography Buddhi Chaudhary is a development worker who has worked both for government and NGOs in Nepal since 2000. Before starting his PhD at UWA, Buddhi was a Humphrey Fellow at UC Davis. He believes in encouraging the heart, leading to strength and horizontal management.

PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDONESIA: A STUDY OF A NEW VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE This research explores the institutionalisation of participatory governance within the state bureaucracy in Indonesia. In particular, this study will evaluate the extent to which the Village Law No. 6/2014 and its policy derivatives (government regulations, ministerial regulations, and district regulations) have improved the quality of governance and the livelihoods of the poor in several villages in District Banyumas (Central Java) and Ngada (Eastern Nusa Tenggara). This research is important because according to previous studies, institutionalization of participatory governance principles into the state bureaucracy is almost impossible as it goes against the interest of politicians, capitalists and bureaucrats, and even some of the villagers themselves. What is more, the participatory approach is implemented in a time when the Indonesian state leans toward a somewhat “strong state”; a contrast that for some people may look contradictory. This study will be a qualitative research project that uses interviews, observation, and document and policy analysis as data collection methods. Additional secondary data will also be collected from such sources as the World Bank and analysed with basic statistical methods. Bio: Muhammad Syukri is Social Researcher at The SMERU Research Institute, in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has an educational background in law (Bachelor) and sociology (Master). Before joining the PhD program at UWA, he did several studies related to village governance, participatory development, livelihood, and poverty reduction.
Monday 18
11:00 - EVENT - SHOWCASE: Ruby the Robot : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
Ruby is a NAO robot, NAO is the world’s leading and most widely used humanoid robot for education, healthcare, and research. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk and listen. Meet Ruby, see what she can do and explore the problem solving required when coding and opportunities to use Robots in learning and teaching.

Many have seen her guiding and touring through the Futures Observatory and now after more work from our Computer Science students we have enabled more of her functionality and designed new code for her better interact with humans. Some of her new abilities include:

THE RED BALL: Explore with Ruby the problem solving required to manoeuvre obstacles using her feet sensors and cameras located on her body. Then work with her to interact and play with a red ball aiming to shoot a goal, and hearing her interactivity as she recognises either a hit or miss.

WHO AM I: Have a conversation with Ruby as she learns to recognise your face and has a personalised conversation with you. Demonstrating her facial recognition technology and ability to transform a conversation with her artificial intelligence you can engage with the future of soft skills that all artificial intelligent robots will possess.

SIMON SAYS: Watch Ruby follow instructions you give her as she replicates the movements spoken. By interacting in this way, you can see her 25 degrees of freedom and dexterity from her fingers, showing humanoid movements a robot can perform that you have never seen before!

We will have some of our students present during these events to talk about the challenges and successes they had in the project and their foray into a career in coding and robotics.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.
Tuesday 19
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - DEMONSTRATION: Using Blackboard Mobile Compatible Tests : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
Are you aware of the mobile test creation tool which is compatible with the Blackboard Learn App? If not attend this demonstration using Blackboard’s Mobile Compatible Test as a feature for students to easily complete tests and surveys using their mobile devices.

There are many great applications for this feature, such as, completing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) while on a field trip, or encouraging students to complete a quick survey on a peer activity, or inviting students to upload diagrams as evidence of their formative assessment.

Using current samples from a number of UWA LMS units, Learning Technologist Ezrina Fewings will inform attendees on how to create a Blackboard Mobile Compatible Test app and developing preloaded feedback as well as providing advice on generating a workflow using the Blackboard Learn App.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

18:00 - CANCELLED - FREE LECTURE - Fish and Sharks... Marine Parks and our Oceans : Come share a research journey across Australia's top end Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

We have unfortunately had to postpone our public lecture for extenuated circumstances. We are looking forward to organising another time soon to share our research findings.

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Fish and sharks ... marine parks and our oceans - come share a research journey across Australia’s top end.

Please join the University of Western Australia Marine Futures team at the WA Maritime Museum, Peter Hughs Drive, Victoria Quay, Fremantle to share their findings after four months of research on the motor yacht Pangaea. This free public lecture begins at 6pm on Tuesday 19th September and will showcase recent expedition highlights, followed by an opportunity to discuss the research with team members from 7.15pm in the Museum Cafe.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Resource Extraction versus Environmental Protection: oil sands and caribou in Canada : 2017 Rio Tinto Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Vic Adamowicz, Vice Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

This case study will illustrate some of the challenges of endangered species recovery, focussing on caribou in Alberta, Canada, and the threats they face from the oil sands industry.

In any jurisdiction involved in resource extraction there are concerns about the environmental impacts of the extractive activities, including impacts on natural systems, human health, scenery, recreational enjoyment, and other “ecosystem services”. Caribou have been listed as threatened in Canada for sometime, but strategies for their protection are complex and could have significant impacts on forestry and energy sectors. Issues of the development of recovery goals, the economic costs and benefits of caribou recovery, the importance of the timing of recovery, and the policy options that can help achieve recovery at least cost, will be addressed.

Economic analysis has been used to identify options and strategies for reducing adverse impacts and reducing the requirement for costly recovery to maintain the species.

The Rio Tinto Lecture at UWA is part of the Rio Tinto-UWA Education Partnership, established in 2013.

This event is sponsored by Rio Tinto, UWA Faculty of Science, and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.
Wednesday 20
13:00 - EVENT - The Death of this Norm is Greatly Exaggerated More Information
This paper argues that the literature on ‘norm death’ is both empirically and theoretically flawed. This literature has argued that a wide range of norms, such as the norm against torture, the norm requiring declarations of war, the norm against mercenary use, and the norm against unrestricted submarine warfare, are either ‘dead’ or under significant challenge. The literature argues that the cause of norm death is widespread violation. We argue, in contrast, that these norms are not dead, and that it is more useful to think of norm obsolescence, modification, and replacement. We argue that norm death is unlikely because norms are surprisingly resilient, because they have long life-spans; because implementation makes them hard to alter; and because they are embedded in in wider complexes of norms.

Sarah Percy moved to UQ from UWA in 2016. Prior to her appointment at UWA, Sarah was University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in International Relations at the University of Oxford (Merton College). At Oxford, Sarah was on the steering committee of the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War. Sarah did her M.Phil and D.Phil as a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford.

17:00 - EVENT - Psychology Postgraduate Information Session (For 2018 Postgraduate Programs) More Information
Join us at our information session to find out about the Psychology postgraduate programs at UWA.

Students who possess or expect to gain an honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology are encouraged to attend the information sessions for the postgraduate programs offered by the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia.

* Our professional programs in Psychology are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the relevant Colleges of APS.

General Introduction & Application Information 5.00 pm –5.30 pm

Wilsmore Lecture Theatre

•Professor Romola Bucks (Head of School) •Linda Thomas (Academic Services Team Leader)



Program Specific Sessions 5.40 pm –7.00 pm

Accelerated Learning Lab (ground floor GPB3 building)

Academic staff, alumni and current postgraduate students will run program specific sessions in small groups on the following:

•Clinical Psychology* •Clinical Neuropsychology* •Industrial and Organisational Psychology * •PhD •Autism Diagnosis

Afterwards, session conveners will be available for follow up questions.

There will also be an opportunity to meet potential PhD supervisors at the program specific sessions.



RSVP Drinks and light refreshments will be provided during the program specific session.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to postgradinfo-sps@uwa.edu.au by 13thSeptember 2017
Thursday 21
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - WORKSHOP: Recording Video Using Your Mobile Device : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
In this workshop gain practical hands on experience in creating high quality videos to engage, inspire and motivate students using your smartphone or tablet. You will learn how to plan, compose, record, and edit your video before having a chance to put your new skills into action in the field!

Note: Bring your own mobile device for the workshop or borrow one of ours.

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - History Post-Brexit: thinking through Britain, Europe and Empire Website | More Information
A public lecture by Tony Ballantyne, Professor of History and Pro-Vice Chancellor Humanities at the University of Otago, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture.

The links between British empire building and its shifting relationships with Europe have frequently been overlooked by historians, in part because they have been seen as two fundamentally distinct fields of inquiry.

Using the debates around Brexit as it departure point, this talk explores some of the key connections between the project of empire building and Britain’s engagements with Europe, tracing some key points of convergence from the 1760s on. But it will also explore the shifting terrain of recent historiography, tracing the ways in which Europe and empire have figured within British historical writing since the 1970s and how those relationships have also figured in important work from the former settler colonies.

17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu - Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration : Free Presentation/Panel Discussion Website | More Information
It is our pleasure to invite you to a public event featuring Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, to launch the Perth USAsia Centre's newest publication, Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration, and explore the future opportunities and challenges for India's integration into the Indo-Pacific region. Strategic experts in Australia and the United States have adopted the 'Indo-Pacific', however, India's strategic community has yet to use the construct to understand the international system around them. Without India's economic growth and involvement in the region, the Indo-Pacific cannot be fully realised and this has implications on Australia's national interest for a rules-based global order. Please join us to hear a keynote address from Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, followed by a panel discussion with Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre and Professor Stephen Smith, Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Perth USAsia Centre and former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. We look forward to seeing you there. Regards, Perth USAsia Centre
Monday 25
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it’s like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.

18:00 - EVENT - UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Special Event : Post-Memory: You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly More Information
Performance maker Mayu Kanamori and artist Terumi Narushima present a live performance of their work You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly. A multi-media presentation with piano accompaniment, Butterfly tells the story of Okin, a Japanese prostitute who travelled to the goldfields in Western Australia in the late 19th century. Following the performance, Mayu will present a brief lecture, discussing story-telling and memory-making in performance, and some of the issues of identity, heritage, and gender that this work addresses. After the lecture, there will be time for audience Q&A and discussion with the artists.

18:00 - EVENT - Post-Memory: You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly Website | More Information
A multi-media peformance and discussion with artists Mayu Kanamori and Terumi Narushima, Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellows.

Performance maker Mayu Kanamori and artist Terumi Narushima present a live performance of their work You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly.

A multi-media presentation with piano accompaniment, Butterfly tells the story of Okin, a Japanese prostitute who travelled to the goldfields in Western Australia in the late 19th century.

Following the performance, Mayu will present a brief lecture, discussing story-telling and memory-making in performance, and some of the issues of identity, heritage, and gender that this work addresses.

After the lecture, there will be time for audience Q&A and discussion with the artists.
Tuesday 26
0:00 - EVENT - Women in Asia Conference, September 26-28, 2017 : Women in the Asian Century: Challenges and Possibilities More Information
The Women in Asia (WIA) Conference continues a tradition started by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Women’s Caucus (now Women’s Forum) in 1981.

This will be the first time this Conference has been held on the west coast, and it follows the UWA hosting of the Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference in 2014.

The 2017 Women in Asia Conference provides an opportunity to showcase the work of scholars who research women and gender relations in Asia. WIA conferences particularly attract scholars and practitioners from Asia, as well as local and domestic participants from the community sector, academia and government.
Wednesday 27
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 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 FEMU event for September will feature a presentation by the UWA Centre for Social Impact on 'Windows into Homelessness 360 Experience'

The Windows into Homelessness project uses the latest consumer mobile and 360° video technologies to immerse students in local experiences of homelessness in a safe, authentic environment.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

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