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Today's date is Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Events for the public
 December 2017
Thursday 07
15:00 - SEMINAR - Cold gas outflows and life-cycle of radio galaxies : A seminar by Prof. Raffaella Morganti (ASTRON/Kapteyn) as part of the de Laeter colloquium series (joint ICRAR/CASS event) Website | More Information
AGN are episodic in nature, cycling through periods of activity and quiescence. Their life-cycle is key for understanding the impact they have on their host galaxy. On the other hand, this cycle is also the result of the intricate interplay between various, and sometimes, competing processes. The role of the gas (accretion and outflowing) is thought to be particularly important behind onset and termination of the nuclear activity.

In this talk, I will present our studies aimed at understanding the life-cycle and the role of the gas in a particular class of active nuclei: the radio-loud AGN. These studies make use of the exciting possibilities offered by the new generation of radio telescopes.

For radio AGN, their evolutionary stage (young, adult, dying, restarted) can be derived from the radio spectra and morphology, in particular by using the capabilities of new low-frequencies radio telescopes. Our search of dying and restarted sources aims at understanding the time-scale of their evolution. The study of their duty-cycle has been done in the MHz-domain using the LOFAR radio telescope and the continuum surveys that are now in progress. I will summarise the results and compare them with evolutionary models of radio sources developed by our group.

In the second part of the talk, I will present the results of our study on the effect of the radio plasma on the surrounding medium. Surprisingly, and despite the extremely energetic phenomena, these effects can be traced by the cold component of the gas using the atomic HI-21cm and the molecular (CO) components. I will describe the presence and characteristics of these fast and massive outflows and how the effect of the radio jet can be described by numerical models. I will discuss the important connection between the evolutionary stage of the radio source and the effect of the radio plasma on the surrounding ISM, particularly relevant in their first phase of life of the radio source. The results presented represent and important starting point for the large surveys (in particular of HI absorption) that are about to start with SKA pathfinders and, in the near future, with SKA.
Wednesday 13
18:00 - EVENT - Carols at St George's College : A service of readings and carols with the UWA Winthrop Singers More Information
The UWA Winthrop Singers is an auditioned student choir from the UWA Music Department, which sings regularly in the chapel of St. George's College at UWA. The choir has released several CDs and has performed extensively around WA and overseas.

This service of Christmas Bible readings, carols and hymns is so popular that we offer it on two nights - at 6pm on Wednesday 13th December and Thursday 14th December.

There is no need to RSVP but we recommend you arrive early to secure a seat. The service is approx 90 minutes duration.

We invite you to make a donation on the evening. This will be distributed evenly between the Winthrop Singers Development Fund and The Christmas Bowl Appeal. Enquiries: UWA Chaplain Michael Wood. Ph. 0435 065326.

Parking is available behind the college in Park St. and the adjacent UWA car park. No parking on college grounds.
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: UWA Christmas Concert Website | More Information
We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2017! Set against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA School of Music.

Ever wondered how Good King Wenceslas liked his pizzas?* Andrew Foote will have all the answers as he MC's the evening's proceedings, which will also feature the UWA Staff Community Choir. There will, of course, be the opportunity for the audience to sing-along to some classic carols, and balloon artists and face-painters will be on hand to keep the kids entertained.

Pack a picnic, don your Santa hat and bring the whole family along for a fun-filled musical evening!

We welcome guests from 6pm. Concert starts 7pm and finishes by 8.45pm

Please bring something to sit on (tall chairs only permitted on the grass bank).

*Deep-pan, crisp and even!

Tickets are free, but please book online at TryBooking

 January 2018
Tuesday 23
9:00 - SEMINAR - GAMSAT Preparation Courses at UWA : Simulated GAMSAT Exam with Review of Worked Solutions - Course Provided By Gold Standard Website | More Information
Gold Standard will be holding a GAMSAT Practice Test on January 23, 2018 at the University Hall. This will be followed by a review of worked solutions by Dr Brett Ferdinand on January 24, and an optional Advanced GAMSAT Topic Course on January 25.

Attendance options:

- 7 full days of GAMSAT training course from January 20 to January 25 and on March 10, 2018

- 3-day course: Science Review (Jan 20-22, 2018) or GAMSAT Mock Exam with Interactive Review (Jan 23-25, 2018)

- 1-day attendance to focus on your weak area: Bridging Course, Science Review (Day 2 or Day 3), Mock Test or Advanced GAMSAT Topic Course

All attendance course options include course handouts and small-group sessions.

 February 2018
Thursday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Teaching and Learning Forum 2018 Website | More Information
The Teaching and Learning Forum 2018 continues a 26 year tradition of bringing together educators from institutions from around Perth and beyond to discuss, share, and develop their ideas on current challenges, trends and good practice in Higher Education.

In 2018, the theme is "Student Futures" including presentations and workshops on (but not limited to) topics such as employability, graduate capabilities, internationalisation, student as partners and analytics.

Key dates

Submission of papers for review : Monday 20 November, 2017

Submission of abstracts and workshops: Monday 20 November, 2017

Early-bird registration close: Friday 12 January, 2018

Forum: Thursday 1 - Friday 2 February, 2018

Register for the Teaching and Learning Forum via the URL link listed below.

 August 2018
Sunday 12
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day 2018 : An opportunity for future students and the community to explore what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
There’s so much to discover, experience and enjoy at UWA Open Day.

Get a taste of uni life as the campus comes alive with interactive activities, entertainment, tours, displays and more.

Visit the Future Students Hub, explore our campus and facilities on a tour, check out the displays and information sessions, enjoy some lunch, chat to representatives from UWA Guild clubs and teaching staff, learn more about our sporting facilities and visit College Row.

Staff and current students will be on hand to answer all your questions about courses and career opportunities. Discover how a degree from UWA will equip you with the skills needed in a rapidly changing world.

We welcome you to write your future at UWA and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

#UWAOpenDay

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