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Events for the public
 October 2017
Saturday 14
10:00 - EVENT - Therapy Groups for children with Anxiety; the Robin Winkler Clinic (School of Psychological Science UWA) : Emily South More Information
Anxiety Group Therapy Program for Children

Does your child experience heightened levels of anxiety?

Is he/she aged between 8-12 years?

Would you like to learn some skills to help you and your child?

If you answered yes to each of these questions, an upcoming treatment group at UWA may be of interest to you. We are running therapy groups for children with anxiety. The treatment will closely follow the ‘Cool Kids’ program, an effective group therapy for decreasing anxiety. It runs for 10 weeks, for 1.5 hours each week on a Saturday morning, with sessions for both parent(s) and child held at the same time.

The group sessions will be at the Robin Winkler Clinic (Myers St Crawley) at the University of WA. Your child can continue with any existing therapy or medication throughout that he/she is already involved in throughout the group program.

If you are interested, please contact Emily South at emily.south@research.uwa.edu.au or 6488 2644 for more information.

DATE: Saturday 14th October to Saturday 16th December 2017 (10 weekly sessions)

TIME: 10am- 11.30am COST: $60 in total
Monday 16
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Being Human in the Second Machine Age Website | More Information
Join us for the 2017 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas as we ask what a robotic future could look like and what it might mean for human beings.

Speakers:

'Will robots take over our jobs? An insight into the future of work.' Anu Bharadwaj, PhD candidate, Centre for Transformative Work Design, UWA Business School

'Robotics and AI: medicine as you may not know it.' Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Advance Queensland Research Fellow, Medical and Healthcare Robotics, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, Queensland University of Technology

'Aliveness and the Off-Switch in Human-Robot Relations.' Dr Eleanor Sandry, Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University

'Pushing Past the Trolley Problem: the ethics of driverless vehicles.' Anna Sawyer, Road Safety Manager, RAC, PhD candidate, Philosophy, School of Humanities, The University of Western Australia

'Trust me, it’s our little secret: robots, trust, and memory.' Dr Chris Stanton, The Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, Western Sydney University

'A Brief History of Automata and Automation: from marvels to machines.' Dr Elizabeth Stephens, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland.

'Make Lovebots not Warbots: robots and relationships.' Sean Welsh, PhD candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

14:00 - SYMPOSIUM - The Clever Country: The importance of investing in regional and remote students Website | More Information
This symposium brings together a panel of experts from across Australia to discuss ways to support regional and remote students to succeed in higher education. The purpose is to explore the value of investing in higher education from the perspective of the individual, community and the university sector and to question what we need to do to become a truly ‘clever country'.

The symposium will feature the following panel of experts:

Professor Grady Venville Chair (Dean of Coursework Studies, The University of Western Australia)

Tim Shanahan (Chair, WA Regional Development Trust)

Professor Sally Kift PFHEA (President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, Former DVC – Academic, James Cook University)

Professor Steven Larkin (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Research, University of Newcastle)

Vicki Ratliff (Director, Equity Policy and Programmes, Australian Government Department of Education and Training)

Professor Sue Trinidad (Director, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education)

The symposium will be held in The University Club of Western Australia Auditorium, and refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but tickets are limited so RSVP is essential. Reserve your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2xunNxe

19:00 - CONCERT - A QAWWALI SUFI MUSIC NIGHT More Information
A QAWWALI SUFI MUSIC NIGHT BY

USTAD FAREED AYAZ, USTAD ABU MUHAMMAD QAWWAL & BROTHERS Masters of Qawwali Sufi music Ustad Fareed Ayaz, Ustad Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers are an acclaimed and award-winning Qawwali group from Pakistan, popular for their Sufi performances and have performed extensively across Europe, USA, Canada and Asia Pacific.

WHEN: 16 October 2017 TIME: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM VENUE: UWA University Club, Auditorium, Hackett Drive. TICKETS: Standard $20; Students $10 (Pay at the venue. Please bring exact change).

REGISTER by email to cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au


19:30 - CONCERT - UWA Music presents: Music for Winds, Brass and Voice Website | More Information
Join the UWA Symphonic Chorus, Vocal Consort, Wind Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and celebrated organist Dominic Perissinotto for an evening of exquisite music in the beautiful acoustic of the St Patrick's Basilica.

The program will include:

Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E Minor

Gounod: Petite Symphonie

Grieg: Funeral March for Nordraak

King: The Viking March

All tickets $15 - https://www.trybooking.com/SECW
Tuesday 17
16:00 - EVENT - First Sino-Australia Economic and Trade Forum : China’s Growth and the Future of Sino-Australia Economic relations Website | More Information
China’s growth is slowing, but demand for renewable resources is growing. With the combination of rapid technological change and fluctuating transport costs, are our assumptions about the immediate economic future of Australia correct?

In this Public Forum, Tianqi Lithium is partnering with South West University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and UWA to bring together panel experts from SWUFE and UWA, with expertise spanning from economics and finance to trade and resource management. With a particular focus on WA, join our panellists as they discuss the implications and challenges of renewable resources on Australia’s relationship with China.
Wednesday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Of what use is archaeology in the investigation of war crimes? More Information
Knowing that you will be cross-examined in a court concentrates the mind on rigorous archaeological methodology and the discarding of fanciful interpretations of what is in the ground. I shall present case studies of the archaeology of mass graves in Ukraine, Croatia and Bosnia.


18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dating Homo naledi: the story of the surprisingly young age for a new species of hominin that lived in Africa alongside early Homo sapiens Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University.

Earlier this year an international team of scientists successfully dated the remains of Homo naledi, a new species of hominin (human ancestor), from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. In 2013 the first ~1,550 bones belonging to Homo naledi were discovered ~30m below the Earth’s surface, in the dark and difficult-to-reach Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star Cave in The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. This new species was exciting and perplexing, as the skeletons displayed morphologies similar to both ancient hominins, such as the shape of the pelvis and a small skull, and to recent hominins, such as modern-looking feet. To understand how Homo naledi fits into the story of human evolution, the fossils needed to be robustly dated; a task that proved to be very difficult.

Dr Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, a geologist who has herself studied the sedimentology in the depths of the Rising Star Cave, discovered hominin remains, and helped to date the fossils, will present the compelling story of the discovery of Homo naledi and explain the comprehensive dating approach taken by the team. Surprising results place the age of these fossils between 335,000 and 236,000 years old, which is far younger than what many experts anticipated. Additionally, the team recently announced the discovery of a second chamber (the Lesedi Chamber) deep in the Rising Star Cave, containing an additional 133 Homo naledi fossils. Dr Hilbert-Wolf will discuss how our newfound knowledge about Homo naledi allows us to question long-held assumptions about human evolution. Dr Hannah Hilbert-Wolf is a sedimentary geologist, with additional expertise in geochronology, tectonics, paleoseismicity, and paleontology.
Thursday 19
11:00 - STAFF EVENT - Behind the Lens: Engaging and Supporting Learning through Student-Created Video : PRESENTATION Website | More Information
Video has become a well-established tool within learning and teaching, supported by a growing body of evidence demonstrating its positive impact on both the achievement of learning outcomes and the student experience. More recently the potential of video has started to shift away from teaching ‘with’ video to teaching ‘through’ video; the notion that video isn’t simply a digital method of delivering content but can also play an active role in the learning process itself.

In this 45 minute presentation we will be exploring how the use of student-created video is being used to support authentic, engaging, creative, active and problem-based learning, both globally and in our very own backyard at UWA. Join us and learn more about student-created video, its relevance to you and the facilities available on campus to help you make it part of your teaching.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.

13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Discussions on New Discoveries in Gravitational Wave Search : This lecture will discuss the progress of gravitational wave discoveries. More Information
The first detection of gravitational waves from binary black holes was made in September 2015. This not only confirmed Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, but also marked the beginning of a new era of gravitational wave astronomy. In recognition of the promising revolutionary effect of this discovery in astrophysics, in October 3, 2017, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the three pioneers in the field, Rainer Weiss (MIT), Kip Thorne and Barry Barish (Caltech). Since the first discovery, three more confirmed detections of gravitational waves from binary black holes have been announced. In September 2017, for the first time, the Virgo detector in Italy and the two LIGO observatories in US made a joint three-detector detection. On October 16th, a new breakthrough is to be announcement that is considered by many as revolutionary as the first detection.

The three groups in the UWA node of Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) contributed to these discoveries ranging from instrumentation, signal processing, theory, to electromagnetic follow up observations. This lecture will discuss the progress of gravitational wave discoveries with focus on the new event as well as the UWA contributions.

The speakers will be joined by Dr. Clancy James, Prof. David Coward and Prof. Chris Power, for a panel discussion.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Documenting the Holocene transition in Aboriginal stone tool production, north-eastern Kimberley, Western Australia More Information
This PhD research proposes to tackle the definition of changes seen in lithic artefact production in the North East Kimberley during the Holocene. Previous archaeological studies have shown modifications in the manufacture of stone tools in the Kimberley and the adjacent Arnhem Land region during the Holocene. Furthermore, the rock art record from North East Kimberley displays important changes through time in weapons and objects associated with human figures. This research will offer new insights into technological changes by applying an analytical method rarely used in Australia, the chaîne opératoire approach, to stone tool assemblages from rockshelters and open site excavations in North Eastern Kimberley.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Confucianism: Values and Democracy : A China in Conversation event exploring how Confucianism and democracy are shaping our understanding of China today. Website | More Information
Chinese political leaders and intellectuals continue to struggle with how ‘Chinese values’ fit with ‘universal values’ and by extension, global institutions.

Is there a single global modernity that perhaps China can shape? Or are there multiple modernities and multiple, perhaps competitive, values that political systems aspire to?

In the past, debates have focused on the question of whether Confucianism is in conflict or compatible with democracy. However, these debates are increasingly becoming more complex in response to new political and social forces and new questions concerning the relationship between democracy and Confucianism.

Join in the conversation and see how Confucianism and democracy are shaping our understanding of China today.

Presented in partnership with the UWA Law School.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Acoustic Reflections: advanced medical ultrasound imaging and parallels in the mining and construction industries Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Bamber, Head, Ultrasound and Optical Imaging Physics, The Institute of Cancer Research London and Institute of Advanced Studies Gledden Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

Compared with other medical imaging technologies, ultrasound is low cost, transportable, rapid, safe and comfortable for the patient. It offers excellent 3D soft tissue visibility, good blood flow information and high frame rate. It has already made enormous contributions to medicine but the potential for further impact is truly exciting.

This lecture will draw on the author’s work in cancer research to look at recent progress, mentioning parallels that exist because of lessons learnt from mining and construction industries.

A very promising area is mechanical property imaging, known as elastography. A key aim of Professor Bamber’s visit to Perth is to collaborate with The University of Western Australia on this topic. As in geophysics, different types of mechanical wave travel in tissue at different speeds, each providing importantly different information. In medicine, we use a pressure wave (ultrasound) to watch the progress of a shear wave and make images of its speed. This is proving important for diagnosis and assisting treatment of an astonishingly wide range of diseases.
Friday 20
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : The Religious Profile of the Chinese Community in Australia: Findings from the 2016 Census Data More Information
The emergence of religious pluralism has been seen by many as one of the defining characteristics of the cultural diversity in contemporary Australia, where multiculturalism is widely regarded as a pillar of the country’s national identity. The Chinese community has been an important part of the Australian society for a long time, and it is continually expanding in Australia. According to the 2016 census data, more than 1 in every 50 people who are currently living in Australia were born in China, and the amount of Chinese-born Australian residents increased 50% during the 5 years between 2011 and 2016. However, whilst a noticeable amount of academic attention has been placed to investigate how some religions (such as Christianity, Islam, and Japanese Zen) are shaping the multicultural society in contemporary Australian, to this date there is yet to be a systematic assessment on the religious affiliations among the members of the Chinese community in Australia. In this talk, I will present some preliminary findings from my ongoing investigation into the recently-released 2016 census data, with a focus on the religious profile of the Chinese community in Australia. In particular, this talk will cover the following three sets of questions:

(1) How to identify the Chinese community in Australia through the census data? (2) What is the religious profile of the Chinese community in contemporary Australia? (3) Within the Chinese community in Australia, what are the similarities and differences between different subgroups regarding the structure of religious affiliations?

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents a Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Vocal Consort 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, the Vocal Consort present an entirely a cappella program featuring works by Gesualdo (startling harmonies), Antonio Lotti (450th anniversary with settings of his 6-, 8- and 10-part Crucifixus), Baroque pieces by Telemann and Doles inspired by Martin Luther (500th anniversary), François Poulenc (a Christmas song), John Adams (from Nixon in China) and Billy Joel.

Entry is free - all welcome!

17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Fridays@Five(Thirty) : Student Takeover: The MSS in Recital 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!

Come and hear talented UWA Music students perform ahead of their end of year exams and graduation recitals.

Free entry - all welcome

18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Bali Art Studio - Art Exhibition : Opening Reception: 6 to 8.30pm Friday, 20 October | Cullity Gallery, UWA. Website | More Information
The University of Western Australia is delighted to present a community art exhibition in collaboration with the John Fawcett Foundation.

Bali Eye IV (Kamadpalla) aims to raise funds to support the 'Adopt a Village' program run by the John Fawcett Foundation to fund eye clinics in Balinese villages. 'Adopt a Village' supports economically disadvantaged communities in Bali by raising much-needed funds.

The exhibition will showcase artwork created by UWA students who have worked with local Balinese artists through UWA’s Bali Art Studio program.

The exhibition is free for the public to attend and the artwork at the event will be available for sale with prices ranging from $65 per artwork to $300. All proceeds will support the 'Adopt a Village' program.

Paul Trinidad, UWA unit coordinator of the Bali Art Studio program said the study program was unique because it was an immersive cultural experience of a lifetime.

“During this unit, students spend two weeks in Bali – living in Bali’s oldest hotel, meeting the local community, visiting the Royal Palace in Denpasar and taking part in a traditional cleansing ceremony,” he said.

“Our goal is to gain knowledge as we contribute to the people of Bali and continue to raise enough funds to run two village eye clinics each year, coinciding with UWA’s Bali Art Studio visits in January and July.”

Since September 2015, students who attend UWA’s Bali Art Studio have assisted in raising over $10,000 from scholarship funding, by selling their artwork, collecting community donations, and organising raffles, to raise enough money for the fourth eye clinic to be held in Bali in the January 2018 study program.
Sunday 22
10:00 - EXHIBITION - Special Exhibition on the Life of Bahá’u’lláh More Information
Special Exhibition on the Life of Bahá’u’lláh at the Undercroft, Winthrop Hall

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”

On the 200th year of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, this special exhibition presents the life of Bahá’u’lláh, the history of the Bahá’í faith and provides an introduction to community building initiatives undertaken by the Baha’i Community that are transforming societies around the world. In October 2017 Bahá’ís in Australia and throughout the world are celebrating the bicentennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth with local and national events.

Bahá’u’lláh called for a united global society, founded on the principles of justice and unity, arising from the conviction that all humankind are equal members of one human family. This is encapsulated by His statement: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.

This event is organised by the UWA Bahá’í Society.

Opening Times: Sunday 22nd October 10 am - 5 pm Monday 23rd October 9 am - 4 pm Tuesday 24th October 9 am - 1 pm

Free Entry
Monday 23
9:00 - EXHIBITION - Exhibition on Life of Baha'u'llah : Special Exhibition on the Life of Bahá’u’lláh at the Undercroft, Winthrop Hall More Information
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”

On the 200th year of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, this special exhibition presents the life of Bahá’u’lláh, the history of the Bahá’í faith and provides an introduction to community building initiatives undertaken by the Baha’i Community that are transforming societies around the world. In October 2017 Bahá’ís in Australia and throughout the world are celebrating the bicentennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth with local and national events.

Bahá’u’lláh called for a united global society, founded on the principles of justice and unity, arising from the conviction that all humankind are equal members of one human family. This is encapsulated by His statement: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.

This event is organised by the UWA Bahá’í Society.

Opening Times: Sunday 22nd October 10 am - 5 pm Monday 23rd October 9 am - 4 pm Tuesday 24th October 9 am - 1 pm

Free Entry
Tuesday 24
9:00 - EVENT - Exhibition on the Life of Baha'u'llah : Special Exhibition on the Life of Bahá’u’lláh at the Undercroft, Winthrop Hall More Information
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”

On the 200th year of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, this special exhibition presents the life of Bahá’u’lláh, the history of the Bahá’í faith and provides an introduction to community building initiatives undertaken by the Baha’i Community that are transforming societies around the world. In October 2017 Bahá’ís in Australia and throughout the world are celebrating the bicentennial of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth with local and national events.

Bahá’u’lláh called for a united global society, founded on the principles of justice and unity, arising from the conviction that all humankind are equal members of one human family. This is encapsulated by His statement: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”.

This event is organised by the UWA Bahá’í Society.

Opening Times: Sunday 22nd October 10 am - 5 pm Monday 23rd October 9 am - 4 pm Tuesday 24th October 9 am - 1 pm

Free Entry

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