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Today's date is Saturday, December 07, 2019
Events for the public
 March 2018
Thursday 15
5:30 - FUNDRAISER - Team Perkins Designer Clothing Sale More Information
It’s on again, the 2018 Designer Clothing Sale, starting with the launch cocktail party on Thursday night from 5.30pm which will be the first opportunity to purchase a bargain.

Thursday night only works for some, so for those on campus we will be open all day Friday from 10am – 6pm.

This year we are introducing Saturday for weekend shoppers - we’ll open from 10am to 3pm. Items available to purchase include - dresses, jackets, coats, suits, shirts, skirts, pants, evening attire, scarves, shoes, hats, bags, belts and jewellery.

These clothes are either new (still with the tags on) or good condition second hand, some have never been worn.

Adam Heath, Bagutta, Harpers Emporium & other stores have agreed to support us again and we are enormously grateful to them.

All monies raised will support Team Perkins in the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer on Saturday May 5, 2018.

Looking forward to a terrific 2018 Designer Clothing Sale.

17:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Alan Sevier Memorial Lecture: Beefing up the West with genetics : Dr David Johnston will deliver the inaugural Alan Sevier Memorial Lecture during which he will discuss how genetic selection can be used across the beef supply chain to increase productivity and profitability Website | More Information
Recent advances in beef cattle genetics have the potential to change beef breeding. They can enable seedstock breeders to significantly increase rates of genetic progress and importantly at the commercial sector, allow producers to better match genetics to their production systems and markets. The talk will discuss how genetics and selection can be used across the beef supply chain to increase productivity and profitability. The presentation will cover recent advancements in beef cattle genetics including the evolving field of DNA and genomics, new genetic evaluation systems and the development of novel traits with a focus on northern systems.

Please register online at www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Piñata Percussion | Loops and Rebounds Website | More Information
Join us for a celebration of Australian music featuring works by David Pye

Piñata Percussion is the resident percussion ensemble at UWA. Each year, Piñata’s concert season is opened with a program of new and existing works for percussion ensemble by Australian composers, allowing engagement with the nation’s leading creative minds in percussion composition and performance.

In 2018, Piñata celebrates the music of David Pye, an influential figure in Australian new music since the 1980s. For three decades, Pye led a number of ensembles and projects from Fremantle, playing a pivotal role in establishing the flourishing percussion scene in WA. Pye will be artist-in-residence with Piñata in February and March. This program celebrates his significant contributions to Australian music with two works: Pye’s 2003 percussion masterpiece 'rebana loops' and the world premiere of 'octet 112358'.

The program also features a new work from UWA graduate Adam Tan workshopped and developed for Piñata ahead of Tan’s residency in Florida at the Florida Mallet Lab Summer Intensive in May, alongside works by artists from around Australia including Timothy Constable, Nigel Westlake, Vanessa Tomlinson.

Tickets: $15 Standard | $10 Concessions | Free for school students
Friday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Developments in the grammatical analysis of Central Australian languages 1890-1910 More Information
A number of grammatical descriptions of Arandic varieties from Central Australia appeared between 1890 and 1910. These reflect a variety of theoretical approaches to grammar which were emerging from German philology and linguistics in the early twentieth century. Far from being ahistorical, linguistic descriptions are informed by their theoretical roots and the context of their development, which can influence how we understand a given language. In this talk, I will consider the historical context of the grammars of Central Australian languages.

I compare Carl Strehlow’s Aranda grammar (1908; 1910) with Hermann Kempe’s grammar of 1891. Planert’s (1907) grammar was contemporary with Strehlow’s linguistic works and clearly influenced by Kempe’s earlier analyses. The dispute between Planert and Strehlow in the pages of the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (Strehlow 1908; Planert 1908) throws the differences into sharp relief. Strehlow’s grammars effectively avoid some of the limitations of those of his predecessors. I will show that Strehlow’s training in translation and philology facilitated his understanding of the grammatical categories of Central Australian languages.

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Asia’s dramatically changing demography: some implications More Information
The Asian region has moved rapidly through the demographic transition since the 1970s, but demographic prospects are very different for East Asia (facing shrinking populations), South Asia (facing substantial further increases) and Southeast Asia (in between). Individual country situations vary enormously, both between and within these three broad regions. In addressing demographic-developmental interrelationships, the countries are best grouped according to their current fertility levels, which are closely correlated with their levels of human development, their projected population increases, and where they stand in relation to the age structure changes contributing to the “demographic dividend”.

In this presentation, the relative speed of demographic change in the different parts of Asia will be compared, their demographic prospects discussed, the implications for their further development assessed, and policy implications addressed. How optimistic can we be about future prospects?

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Woodwinds Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Week 3 - UWA Woodwinds

This week hear talented students from the UWA Woodwind program performing a huge variety of repertoire. From Ligeti's Bagatelles for Wind Quintet and Muczynski duos, to other works for winds and piano, the exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create a special experience for concertgoers.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Peopling Antarctica: Towards an anthropology of the southern continent More Information
Anthropologists have long demonstrated how the concepts and practices of kinship are fundamental to social life. However, the way in which these concepts are expressed, and practices enacted, varies greatly from context to context. This paper begins from the question: if kinship really is fundamental to social life, then is this the case even in the most remote, and ephemeral, milieux on Earth: those that live in Antarctica bases? Based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in and through New Zealand’s Scott Base, and the USA’s McMurdo Station, during the summer field season of 2016-17, this paper shows how the concepts and practices of kinship are fundamental here. Yet more intriguing are questions of how ties of genealogy, gendered relations, and practices of home-building, are constructed and sustained in such extreme settings.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What is Creativity and How do We Develop it in an Educational Setting? : Public talk with Alana Lewis Website | More Information
In 2008, the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, states that successful learners are ‘’creative, innovative and resourceful and are able to solve problems in ways that draw upon a range of learning areas and disciplines’’. Through polymathic principles, is it possible that we can re-develop old school educational pedagogy to challenge traditional methods of classroom teaching to incorporate transdisciplinary practice for 21st century learners? Is it time to create a new educational “ism” - Polymathicism.

As an artist, Alana Lewis is a jack of all trades, she uses an eclectic mix of conceptual and material practices. As an educator she is interested in developing creativity through transdisciplinary practice in secondary education. In 2017 she was awarded the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity across the Curriculum Scholarship to research transdisciplinary practice through Science and Art.
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Knowing Autism Website | More Information
A public lecture by Liz Pellicano, Professor of Educational Studies, Macquarie University.

In this presentation, Liz will argue that truly understanding autism – knowing autism – requires both objective and subjective understandings, experiences and expertise, that is, listening, learning and involving autistic people and their families in research. She investigates in depth what the autistic community rightly demands of autism research and the major changes that will need to be made to deliver on their expectations.

Liz’s talk is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, as part of their 2018 public talk series.
Wednesday 21
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Megan Barbetti (flute) Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

This week Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) student Megan Barbetti returns from a semester studying at McGill University, Canada to perform a solo recital.

The program will include: Shinohara 'Kassouga', Damase 'Rhapsodie Hétu 'Aria', and Widor 'Suite for Flute and Piano'

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Framing Disaster: The Commodification of Suffering In Indonesian Newspapers More Information
This study aims to analyse the media coverage of disaster in Indonesia by looking at how two daily print newspapers (Kedaulatan Rakyat and Kompas) reported on two different types of disasters: the Mt. Merapi eruption of 2010 and forest fires in 2015. It will focus on the images used in the reporting of those two disasters because images are powerfully effective modes of communication that can be manipulated to exploit sentiment (Sontag 1979). This study will analyse how particular aspects of reality are selected by the media and the factors that determine each selection. Understanding the way the media select disaster images is important because dramatized or sensationalized photos may commodify suffering in order to drive traffic and increase circulation but this also misrepresents the nature of the disasters. This misrepresentation has implications for disaster management, how people respond to the disaster, and how assistance can be provided. Currently the Indonesian media have no guidelines for the publication of photos and studies by Masduki (2007) have expressed concerns at the way disasters have been portrayed by the media and what this means for official responses. Through the analysis of the images in the two newspapers and interviews with photojournalists, editors, broadcast media editors, and the Indonesian Journalist Association, it is possible to identify the influences behind the framing of the two disaster events and to consider how the exposure of these influences may lead to the development of best practice reportage of disaster events in Indonesia.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective : Beethoven Sonata Project (Cecilia Sun & Shaun Lee-Chen) Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Celebrated UWA music staff Cecilia Sun (fortepiano) and Simon Lee Foundation Artist in Residence Shaun Lee-Chen (violin) will present some of Beethoven’s classic violin sonatas (amongst other important repertoire from the period) in a series of free concerts across 2018.

In this concert they will perform Mozart's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-Flat Major' and Beethoven's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major'

Entry is free, no bookings required

18:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation : Annual General Meeting held in March and September yearly. Website | More Information
The Ordinary Meetings of Convocation are the General Meetings for the University. The Ordinary Meetings of Convocation provide an opportunity to hear the Vice-Chancellor, the Guild President and the Warden of Convocation report on matters relating to the University.

Questions are invited from the audience on any issues pertaining to the University.

All UWA graduates are members of Convocation and are entitled to attend.

Guest Speaker: Mr Patrick Cornish will give a talk on 'UWA: Launchpad for a storyteller'

18:15 - SCREENING - In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film, Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” : The W.A. Migration Research Network Harmony Week event More Information
All are welcome to the premier screening of the first ever documentary film, exploring the ancient game of Go “The Surrounding Game”, followed by a panel discussion with academics, students and practitioners with interest in applying lessons from Go to social science, IT, education and ways of working.

18:15 - SCREENING - In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film: Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” More Information
Dear colleagues, The W.A. Migration Research Network (MRN), the UWA School of Social Sciences and the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging Network (MMoB) have great pleasure in inviting you to mark Harmony Week with us. In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film: Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” All are welcome to the premier screening of the first ever documentary film, exploring the ancient game of Go “The Surrounding Game”, followed by a panel discussion with academics, students and practitioners with interest in applying lessons from Go to social science, IT, education and ways of working.

RSVP to: Silvia.lozeva@curtin.edu.au
Saturday 24
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Urban Sketching at UWA (Workshop 2) : Quick on the Draw: Speed-Sketching Techniques with Line and Colour Website | More Information
Quick on the Draw: Speed-Sketching Techniques with Line and Colour A full-day workshop with Lynne Chapman

The Workshop: ‘Capturing the moment’ is what urban sketching is all about, but one of the most tricky challenges with this, is the need to work quickly. There are many practical reasons why speed is useful: moving subjects (like people!), changing light, personal discomfort… Or a sketch might be an impromptu opportunity, when you only have a 10-minute window. I always try to work as fast as I can, as I find that my ‘quickies’ are generally my favourites and definitely the most fun to do. There are lots of techniques you can use to make speed-sketching more practical. Over the course of our day together, I will share many different ideas for creating quick impressions of what you see, using both linear tools and paint. I will show you how to avoid ‘over-thinking’ a sketch, by tapping into your instincts, to help your eyes and hand connect, without letting your brain interfere. We’ll look at how to gauge the best approach for specific subjects, as well as carrying the right art materials for jumping in and capturing what excites us, before it’s gone. We’ll also learn how these simple techniques can add life, impact and movement to our sketchbooks. I will be doing sketching demonstrations as we go along. It will be fast and furious, but hopefully lots of fun!

For more information about the workshop, click on the link below.

15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Banchieri's Festino Website | More Information
Celebrate Banchieri’s 400th anniversary in a unique concert experience featuring the Conservatorium’s newest voice ensemble – Concordia Vocalis.

Joined by percussion, guitar and brass students, with narration by Italian Studies students, Banchieri’s Festino (Festival for the Evening of Carnival Thursday Before Supper) is an absolute romp of a comedy.

Tickets: $35 Standard / $27 Concessions (includes refreshments).
Sunday 25
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 180 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section.

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Three ATMs onsite.

Sunday 25 March 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Encountering: The Conceptual Body, or a Theory of When, Where, and How Art “Means” Website | More Information
A public lecture by Amelia Jones, the Robert A. Day Professor, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California.

In this lecture, Professor Jones will argue that, from our current point of view, in which we are rethinking the value of the radical rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the most complex and productive works in this period crossed over conceptual and embodied concerns in ways that began to transform the basic question of art’s value, meaning, significance, and role in society. Attending to the tensions among concept, body, event, and “art” that surface around 1960 in the Western world is thus the most effective way to understand how art becomes “event” in the sense of potentially shifting larger ways of thinking and being.
Tuesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - Gulf Politics: The Emergence of Saudi-Iranian Rivalry More Information
The current Saudi-Iranian Cold War presents one of the most significant and destabilizing dilemmas in the Middle East today. In this talk Dr. Ben Rich will discuss the current hegemonic competition occurring in the Persian-Arabian Gulf between these two great powers, exploring its basis, characteristics and likely outcomes in the near future. The presentation will investigate the origins of the rivalry across the 1980s, 90s and 2000s, its various manifestations, and its implications for the current regional stability and balance of power.

Entry: Free but please RSVP via cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au

Dr. Ben Rich is a lecturer at Curtin University. He focuses his research on Middle Eastern affairs, political violence and international relations. He researches Saudi affairs, military policy and power politics in the Persian Gulf, as well as a range of topics relating to terrorism and insurgency.

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