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Today's date is Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Events for the public
 October 2019
Thursday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Experiences of migrant women in contemporary Taiwan More Information
A public lecture by Tiffany Hsu and Yow-Jiun Wang, National Cheng Kung University, 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellows.

This lecture has been cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

Dr Hsu and Dr Wang will give a masterclass on 'Women’s Migration and Carework in Asia' on 30 October.

Details: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/masterclass/hsu-wang

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519): enigma and genius Website | More Information
A public lecture by Costantino D’Orazio, Art historian and writer, Rome.

This lecture is part of a year-long series that celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia.

In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Parallel Resonance : A Piñata Percussion Co-Lab with the UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
A Piñata Percussion Co-Lab with the UWA Guitar Studio

Parallel Resonance will be a spirited night of music for marimba, vibraphone, guitar and percussion influenced by the energetic rhythms and harmonies of flamenco, tango and jazz. The program will feature joyful instrumental music from a diverse range of composers including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Julia Wolfe, Emmanuel Séjourné as well as lesser known gems from Joe Duddell, Robert Davidson, Olga Amelkina-Vera and more.

The UWA Conservatorium of Music is one of Australia’s leading music performance schools. Pinata Percussion is the Conservatorium’s virtuosic ensemble of percussion students, led by award-winning musician Dr Louise Devenish. The UWA Guitar Studio is directed by American artist Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, performing frequently throughout WA and around Australia.

Parallel Resonance is directed by Louise Devenish and Jonathan Fitzgerald.

Tickets from $15 (plus b.f.)

Contact details: concerts@uwa.edu.au

VENUE CHANGE NOTICE

Due to some poor weather forecast this Thursday night the performance will now be staged at Fremantle Town Hall – not Fremantle Arts Centre. All times and the date remain the same – doors open 6pm, performance starts 7pm. Fremantle Town Hall is located at 8 William St.

Parking is available at the Kings Square Carpark. Limited street parking is also available around the venue.

Please note that due to the venue change, we will no longer be offering woodfired pizzas as we do at FAC, so if you had intended on having dinner beforehand please do so in Fremantle. We will be running a bar at the Town Hall.

 November 2019
Friday 01
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Research Seminar 2019 : Understanding School-Family Relationships and their Contribution to Children’s Religious Identity Formation in Indonesia More Information
Indonesia has been built on the pluralism principle, as enshrined in its state ideology, Pancasila. However, tension over the relationship between religion and the state has always existed. Contemporary Indonesia is marked by inter-religious conflicts, religious intolerance and the increasing discrimination against religious minorities. Education potentially could be used to promote religious tolerance in a diverse society. In the education system, religious identity formation is foregrounded in specific areas such as curriculum and in broader activities designed to create school culture. Given the centrality of religion in Indonesian culture and schooling, there is a need to better understand the religious life sphere, the possibilities for peaceful religious coexistence, and how children’s religious identities are formed. This presentation provides an outline of a proposed doctoral study that aims to explore school-family relationships and their role in shaping children’s religious identities. It is important to research these relationships for two main reasons. First, religious identity is poorly understood and is only now appearing as a sub-field within identity studies. Research about children’s religious identity is lacking globally especially in the Indonesian context. Second, while there is a large amount of work on parental involvement in schools globally, this is not the case in Indonesia, where there is a major need for further research. Data gathered will be based on six months of ethnographic fieldwork with teachers, parents, school principals, and children in two primary schools in Indonesia, and will employ participant observation, focus groups, in-depth interviews, and photo-elicitation interviews.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : The governing parent-citizen: School governance, policy reform and divisions of parent labour More Information
Internationally, major policy reforms seek to deepen parent and community engagement in schools. Yet whilst pervasive in policy documents, discourses surrounding ‘parent engagement’ are elastic and imprecise, ultimately gaining meaning through the technologies of governance that emerge when policies are enacted in schools. In this paper, we examine how one major reform movement in Australia is articulating new roles for parents and community members in schools: the 'Independent Public Schools' initiative in Western Australia. We argue that this reform is constructing a new ‘governing parent-citizen’, through which the parental labour of social reproduction is being extended and rearticulated. Our analysis demonstrates the intensive policy intervention required to produce this new form of parental labour and the subsequent divisions of labour it is producing.

Dr Glenn Savage is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. His research is located at the intersection of public policy and sociology, with specific expertise in schooling reform, federalism and the politics of education policy. He has recently completed an Australian Research Council 'Discovery Early Career Researcher Award' project titled 'National schooling reform and the reshaping of Australian federalism'.

Jessica Gerrard is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She is an interdisciplinary researcher who works with sociological and historical methods and policy analysis to address issues of inequity in education. Her research focuses on the relationship of education to social change and politics in the context of transforming school and work contexts


18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Jacob Monteith (Guitar) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Fri 1 Nov | 6.00pm | Jacob Monteith (Guitar)
Saturday 02
10:00 - WORKSHOP - How to keep a beehive : Did you ever want to keep a beehive? Website | More Information
Or perhaps you just want to take better care of your bees.This overview explains how to manage a healthy, productive honeybee colony. Learn how to work with these fascinating insects and produce your own local honey.The theory section (Friday, 1 November 2019; 6.30pm to 8.30pm) will take you through the logistics of starting in bees, how to use your equipment, how to register as a beekeeper, recognising disease, what a colony needs to stay healthy, how to re-queen and how and when to take off honey. The practical session will give you hands on experience of a bee colony, expand on and show what was learnt in the theory session. Also recognising and locating the queen, colony orientation, how to enjoy the beekeeping experience and keep it low stress for the bees and yourself. The practical session will be held in the CIBER bee yard at UWA Crawley on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
Monday 04
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Oliver Crofts (Clarinet) and Jane Pankhurst (Clarinet) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Mon 4 Nov | 6.00pm | Oliver Crofts (Clarinet)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY | Première Rhapsodie ARAM KHACHATURIAN | Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano GIOACHINO ROSSINI | Introduzione, tema e variazioni

Mon 4 Nov | 7.30pm | Jane Pankhurst (Clarinet)

Jane will performing works by Weber, Martinu and Stravinsky with guest artist Adam Pinto (piano).

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Physics in the Fight against Cancer Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Thomas Bortfeld, Medical Physicist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Even though cancer is far from being universally curable, there has been significant progress in its treatment over the past few decades. In the Unites States, for example, the five year survival rate after diagnosis of cancer, has increased from 50% in the 1970s to 67% in the 2010s. This improvement is not only due to advances in clinical research, cancer biology, and pharmaceutics, but largely also due to advances in physics.

Over the past decades, physicists have developed three-dimensional anatomic imaging (e.g., computed tomography) and functional imaging (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography), which have revolutionized cancer diagnosis as well as our ability to target the disease with various treatment modalities such as surgery and radiation. In radiation therapy physicists have made particularly important contributions. For example, the development of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) allows doctors today to focus radiation on the tumor and spare surrounding healthy tissues to a degree that has been previously unachievable. Yet another level of “conforming” radiation dose to tumors while avoiding surrounding organs is achievable with proton beams and heavier ions (see figure). The first proton therapy center in Australia is currently under development in Adelaide.

In this lecture Professor Bortfeld will review some of these contributions of physicists to medicine through his own lens as a physicist working in a hospital and at a medical school, based on his experience with the development of IMRT and proton therapy. He will also give an outlook into the future role that physicists may play in the search for a cancer cure. This should go beyond imaging and radiation therapy and be driven by grand challenges and provocative questions, which are being defined in collaboration with Professor Martin Ebert at The University of Western Australia. It should focus on the understanding of physical mechanisms underlying the evolution, growth, spread, and treatment of cancer. It should include the modelling and optimization of combinations of treatment modalities, and the probing of the patient’s dynamic response to the treatment for individually optimized treatments.

Professor Bortfeld’s visit is gratefully supported by an Australia-Harvard Fellowship, provided by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation.
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Surgical robots – What they can and can’t do, what are they for, and the future Website | More Information
A public lecture by Kiyoyuki Chinzei, Deputy Director of Health Research, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Surgical robots are one of the top hi-tech medical gadgets of the day. Developed in early 1990s, the world market now reaches 4 billion USD/year, expanding 10-20 % annually. Followers of the dominant ‘da Vinci Surgical System’ are increasing as the patents of the Silicon Valley based giant Intuitive Surgical expire. Subsequently many new types of surgical robots are appearing, moving us from research to enterprise.

However, the truth is that virtually all of the current available gadgets are not in fact robots - in the sense that they do not do surgery on their own - and no new surgical techniques have been made possible by the introduction of surgical robots. Large numbers of research studies about clinical outcomes are published – some are positive, some are not. Given this situtation, what then are surgical robots for? And, what is their attraction for surgeons and patients?

This lecture will give an overview of the current state of surgical robots, describing currently available systems that use robotic technology, as well as some ongoing R&D projects in multiple medical fields. Professor Chinzei will review clinical papers on the impacts of surgical robots, and outline some of technical challenges faced by the research community.
Wednesday 06
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Sarah Blanchard (Clarinet) and Chelsea Davis (Flute) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Wed 6 Nov | 5.00pm | Sarah Blanchard (Clarinet)

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) – First Sonata Op. 120 No. 1 (1894) I. Allegro appassionato James RAE (b.1957-) – Sonata in G Minor for Clarinet and Piano (2014) Artie SHAW (1910-2004) – Concerto for Clarinet (1940)

Wed 6 Nov | 6.30pm | Chelsea Davis (Flute) +Honours Recital
Thursday 07
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Claire Orman (Percussion) and Merina Chen (Bassoon) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Thurs 7 Nov | 5.00pm | Claire Orman (Percussion)

Thurs 7 Nov| 7.30pm | Merina Chen (Bassoon)

18:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : FOOD for THOUGHT- Event Canceled More Information
CMSS invites you to its new dinner meeting talks on Muslim societies. The talks are followed by dinner with a dish from the country a given talk is about. The first talk, in partnership with Africa Research and Engagement Centre (AfREC), UWA, is on Western Africa, by UWA analyst Muhammad Suleiman. Western Africa is the heartland of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, a dynamic and diverse region undergoing rapid development and reforms in governance. With increasing research and policy attention focused on this crucial sub-region, this lecture offers FOOD for THOUGHT on the following questions: 1. What is the history of religion-based violence in the sub-region? 2. What are the real costs of recent developments in Western Africa to extant nation-building efforts, including for pre-existing social dynamics and conflicts? 3. What does the situation mean for foreign investment in the sub-region, such as in the resources industry? 4. What are appropriate and effective policy responses by key stakeholders and interested actors?

Muhammad Dan Suleiman recently completed a PhD in Political Science and International Relations at UWA where his thesis deconstructed Islamist movements and state-society relations in Western Africa from decolonial and pan African lenses. He is also an analyst for several think tanks and teaches units at UWA on the international politics of Africa, peace and security in Africa, and Islam in the world.

TICKETS: (Standard $50; Students $35) via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/food-for-thought-lecture-on-western-africa-tickets-78565699121
Friday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Carissa Soares (Percussion) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Fri 8 Nov | 7.00pm | Carissa Soares (Percussion)

Works by Stevens, Koshinski, Gerassimez, Séjourné and Xenakis.
Saturday 09
10:00 - EVENT - Declaration of Climate Emergency, Australia? **Cancelled** Website | More Information
Presented by Holmes à Court Gallery@ No.10 in association with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that arises from this decision.
Sunday 10
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Magdalene Gan (Double Bass) and Rowan Swarbrick (Double Bass) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Sun 10 Nov | 2.00pm | Magdalene Gan (Double Bass)

Sun 10 Nov | 3.30pm | Rowan Swarbrick (Double Bass)
Monday 11
8:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Climate Change Symposium 2019 : Tackling Climate Change in Western Australia: Ideas for a State Climate Policy Website | More Information
The purpose of the symposium is to inform better discussion of and submissions to the State’s Climate Policy process. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation published a “Climate Change issues paper” in early September to launch a period of consultation, which closes on 29 November. The date of the symposium enables those interested in making a submission to be better informed on the issues and to discuss them before completing submissions to the Government.

The symposium will be opened by the Chancellor of the UWA, The Honourable Robert French AC. The two plenary sessions feature three authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, Global Warming of 1.5C, 2018, and other internationally acclaimed experts on climate change science. Professor Donald DePaolo, Graduate Professor of Geochemistry and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, will present on "Sustainable carbon emissions: A geologic perspective”

The six breakout sessions address themes pertinent to developing a climate change policy for Western Australia. The registration fee is $100 with discounts at $50.

14:00 - EVENT - Remembrance Day Commemoration : Three consecutive events to remember all those from WA who served their Country at home and abroad Website | More Information
(1) 2:00-4:00pm RWAHS Photographic Exhibition 49 Broadway Nedlands

(2) 4:00-5:00pm UWAHS Campus Walk from 49 Broadway Nedlands to Whitfeld Court

(3) 5:00-6:00pm Commemoration Service Whitfeld Court, UWA

Please register for this free event

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Matthew Dekker (Tuba) and Timothy Rossi (Horn) More Information
Each year the Conservatorium of Music celebrates the amazing talent of our performance and composition students in a series of senior and graduation recitals. These recitals are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication and showcase the technical, musical and artistic skills of these young emerging artists. Recitals take place in Callaway music Auditorium (unless otherwise specified) and are free to attend, so come and see these emerging artists delight!

Mon 11 Nov | 6.00pm | Matthew Dekker (Tuba)

Mon 11 Nov | 7.30pm | Timothy Rossi (Horn)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several new initiatives: integrated models of instruction; new science school standards incorporating engineering and a focus on design and system thinking.

In the context of renewed STEM, we communicate to our students that we value innovation, creativity, “outside the box thinking”, “pushing boundaries”, “challenging paradigms” and “coming up with new solutions”. And yet when we see these behaviors in our young learners, we try to shut them down. Many teachers, for example, value compliant originality and conforming behavior over independent thinking. Unfortunately, a large number of students, who are defiant and don’t have the tools to adapt to the expectations in school, will disengage, lose interest and drop out of school or STEM fields. There seems to be a clash between valued STEM attributes and what is considered a student and a shift is needed in how we define “good student”, the mindset we want to foster within our schools and how to support student-teacher interaction in classrooms. This lecture will provide an overview of STEM initiatives in the US, research on student-teacher dynamics and existing frames of behavioral management, and the sketch of a new paradigm for (STEM) education based on empathy for the rebellious.

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