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Today's date is Friday, November 15, 2019
Events for the public
 November 2019
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.
Wednesday 13
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : David Woods (Voice) and Elizabeth Seng (Voice) 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 13 Nov | 6.00pm | David Woods (Voice)

Wed 13 Nov | 7.15pm | Elizabeth Seng (Voice)
Thursday 14
15:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: yesterday, today and tomorrow More Information
Mauritania stands at the crossroads of modernity, with deep potential tensions between different groups (“white” Maures, “black” Afro-Mauritanians, and “Haratin”), threatening the country’s socio-political stability.

Recent discoveries of world-class hydrocarbon reservoirs offshore southern Mauritania, an area principally peopled by Afro-Mauritanians, further adds to these tensions. This could cause an uprising of a merged portion of the black African population against Maure dominance, with a potential balkanisation of the country in a similar scenario to that of the former Sudan.

This seminar explores these tensions and explains their roots. It will also propose potential remedies that can be formulated as public policies and joint government- industry actions to counteract potential instability.

Profile: Max is a graduate geologist (UNSW, 1975) with 44 years of international experience and has been instrumental in finding and championing the evaluation of significant hydrocarbon and mineral discoveries, most especially in Africa and the Near-East.

He is an “Officer of the National Order of Merit for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania”. This is the second such award given to a foreigner by the Mauritanian Government, the first being to the French President Charles de Gaulle. He was the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Mali in Perth between 2005 and 2016.

Max has a Graduate Diploma in Business (1988), a Masters in International Relations (2010), and a Doctorate in International Affairs awarded with Chancellor’s recommendations in 2015.

Max presently heads African Geopolitics, a socio-political advisory group that assists African governments and foreign companies in the natural resources industries to work together on the African continent. Entry for this event is free. Please register your interest through cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Georgia Crowe (Voice) and Kelsey Gray (Voice) 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 14 Nov | 6.00pm | Georgia Crowe (Voice)

Thurs 14 Nov | 7.15pm | Kelsey Gray (Voice)
Friday 15
8:15 - FREE LECTURE - WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 - FREE EVENT : The Perth USAsia Centre invite you to the WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 which supports deeper economic ties between Western Australia and its regional neighbours. Website | More Information
Building on the inaugural dialogue in November 2018, this year seeks to understand the current patterns and future opportunities for economic connectivity between Western Australia and Southeast Asia. The dialogue will bring together leading representatives from government, business and youth in WA and its key Southeast Asian economic partners to promote the economic capacities of Western Australia, and discuss the benefits and opportunities from deeper connectivity with Southeast Asia. This is a free event.Registration is essential. Entry includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking reception.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Relationships in the Making: Negotiating knowledge through documentation. More Information
Museums these days work hard to document their collections through field research, and all anthropologists are deeply involved in the everyday negotiation of their presence in different fieldwork contexts. Part of what underlies such negotiations is a principled reliance on conventional Enlightenment conceptions of knowledge. Assumptions built into this mode of making knowledge result in a perfectly rational process in which appropriation, and recontextualisation seem obvious and natural: realising the value of (data) collection by preserving and analyzing it in a reified space. However, such spaces are often claimed to be inaccessible or inutile to the people about whom they claim to know. Documentation may thus also be read as an artefact of persistent inequalities that lie behind data gathering or collecting, epitomized by the imposition of knowledge forms. While some historical collectors and many contemporary scholars work beyond the implications of this frame, it remains a formative problematic. Taking account of the diagnosis, the talk will draw on an experiment, undertaken with Reite villagers on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, to make documentation ‘responsive’ to a different problematic: that of retaining the ‘relationality’ of knowledge. In doing so, we will explore one strategy to make documentation itself a process and a relationship, responsive to an ethics of mutual, but differentiated, value creation. Drawing upon the Melanesian practice of ‘knowledge as relationship’ is one possible way to make the process of documentation responsive to the relationships it constitutes.

James Leach is a Social Anthropologist with research interests in creativity, intellectual property, knowledge production, digital technologies, and ecological relations to place. His primary fieldsite is in Papua New Guinea, and has also undertaken fieldwork in the UK, Europe, and Australia with Contemporary dance companies, interdisciplinary collaborators, and software engineers. Some of his recent works include Dance Becoming Knowledge (with Scott deLahunta), Leonardo; The death of a drum: objects, persons, and changing social form on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; ‘Foreword’: Ownership and Nurture Studies in Native Amazonian Property Relations, eds. Brightman, Faust, and Grotti; Leaving the Magic Out. Knowledge and effect in different places. Anthropological Forum. He works for CREDO, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France, and is an adjunct in Anthropology and Sociology at UWA.

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Student Recitals : Catherine Tweedie (Voice) and Hannah Tungate (Voice) 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 15 Nov | 6.00pm | Catherine Tweedie (Voice) +Honours Recital

Works by Grieg, Chaminade, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Fri 15 Nov | 7.15pm | Hannah Tungate (Voice) +Honours Recital
Saturday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Discover the Perkins : The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth Website | More Information
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth. The 2019 Perkins open day, entitled ‘Discover the Perkins’, is posing the question “What if...?” Throughout the day, listen to presentations by Perkins researchers in the McCusker Auditorium. Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman will give the first talk of the day at 10.50am, posing the question, “What if you could help shape our future?” Don a lab coat and become a scientist for the day, exploring the state-of-the art medical research laboratories. Hear from the leading experts on how they are tackling some of the hardest-to-treat diseases affecting our community, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases. You will see first-hand how your support can drive forward the groundbreaking work happening right here in WA at the Perkins. “Without medical research, there would be no lifesaving discoveries. And without the incredible support and generosity of the people of WA, there would be no medical research”, Professor Leedman said. As well as touring the labs, you will have the chance to ‘speed date a researcher’, giving you the opportunity to ask the experts about their work and how it will impact our future health. Take a virtual reality tour of the life of cell travelling through the body. Then sit down at the lab bench and take part in interactive activities and workshops in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre. Many of the activities have limited spaces, so be sure to book early at https://community.perkins.org.au/discover-the-perkins All funds raised on the day will go directly towards providing the Perkins with a Shaker Incubator; a vital piece of equipment which looks like a small oven and can ‘shake n’ bake’ buckets of bacteria for use in experiments, potentially cooking up a future breakthrough treatment for cancer or diabetes.
Tuesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Perils of Fornicating on the Beach : Reproductive constraints in a keystone fish may underpin collapse of the Northwest Atlantic foodweb Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Craig Purchase, Associate Professor of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Keystone species hold critical roles in the functioning of foodwebs. About 30 years ago, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean foodweb was uprooted with the collapse of cod stocks, and continues to undergo substantial change. Capelin are the most important fish in the region, converting zooplankton protein to forage for larger fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Major shifts in life history characteristics of capelin occurred in the early 90s concomitant with a biomass collapse, which has not recovered. Capelin are well known for their unusual sex lives, where extremely high densities of fish spawn together in the surf zone of beaches. In this talk, Dr Purchase will discuss his research on capelin reproduction, and how evolutionary constraints may underpin the observed changes in ecosystem functioning.
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Astrochemistry Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Dahbia Talbi, Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, France.

A surprisingly rich chemistry occurs in space, as evidenced by the discovery so far of nearly 200 different molecules in the interstellar medium and in stellar atmospheres. How do astronomers identify molecules in space? In which environments are they found? How are these molecules formed? What does this tell us about the places where they are found? How does astrochemistry connect to astrobiology?

In this public lecture, Professor Talbi will provide answers to these intriguing questions.

Dahbia Talbi is a theoretical chemist, who began her career in 1988 with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She was introduced to astrochemistry during her PhD thesis and has since continued in this field, conducting her research at the interface of chemistry, physics and astrophysics.

After 12 years in the Astrophysics Laboratory of the “Ecole Normale Supérieur de Paris”, she moved to the University of Nice to initiate and develop astrochemistry research. In 2004 she joined the Cosmochimistry Group of the Museum of Natural History of Paris and in 2006 decided to create her own group of astrochemistry in the Stellar Physics laboratory of Montpellier. She was promoted CNRS Senior Investigator (Directrice de Recherche au CNRS) in 2009 and took the head of the Stellar Physics research group of Montpellier in 2010 for four years.

Her first visit to UWA was in 1998, at the invitation of Professor Graham Chandler. Her current visit is her eighth, within a collaboration that includes (since 2013) Dr. A. Karton and Dr. D. Spagnoli from the UWA School of Molecular Sciences. Her interest in interstellar and stellar chemistry includes gas-phase processes, ice catalyzed reactions and grain formation mechanisms.
Thursday 21
15:00 - EVENT - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : Financial inclusion: Women-focused Islamic banking in Kenya More Information
Development theories see inclusion and access to finance as a critical factor in overcoming persistent income inequality and slower growth in economies. Well-functioning financial systems are not only significant for channelling funds to the most productive uses and help to boost economies, but also for improving opportunities and reducing poverty. As the importance of a healthy financial system continues to be focusedon globally, development practice progressively recognises the ethical and religious suitability of financial systems.

Islamic finance is thus fast becoming a significant commercial sector in many countries including Kenya that seeks to service not only its Muslim population, but also offers ethical banking to non-Muslim clients. With a focus on Islamic finance and banking in Kenya, this presentation examines the prospects for financial inclusion of women through Islamic women-focused banking.

The presentation is based on research done on Islamic banks in Kenya.

FREE entry but RSVP: cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au

All welcome to attend.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Engineering Empathy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Philip Gerrans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In a near future the most basic and intimate of human needs from infancy to end of life will be met by artificial intelligence and robotics. Can such systems care for us without feeling for us? Does this matter? Clearly it does because a vast field of social robotics tries to implement human emotion and empathetic concern in artificial systems. However, despite spectacular improvements in AI, emotional feeling remains a last frontier. At the same time the neuroscientific study of emotion has made rapid advances in understanding the relationship between bodily states and emotional feelings. This suggests that there are lessons for AI here. Professor Gerrans will discuss the prospects for a genuine artificial intelligence of emotion based on neuroscience. He then discuss whether emotional AI is a worthwhile goal, even in fields such as child and aged care that intuitively require empathy.

18:00 - TALK - Free Seminar: Climate Windows for Polynesian Voyaging Across the Pacific : A/Prof Ian D Goodwin's research has reconstructed the Pacific climate, decade by decade, for the past millennium. Website | More Information
A signature of modern climate change is the poleward expansion of the tropics, but has it happened in the recent millennia? And how can past climate reconstruction help us to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts? Associate Professor in Marine Climatology, Coastal Oceanography and Glaciology at Macquarie University and adjunct research fellow at the UWA Oceans Institute, Ian D Goodwin presents this free public seminar as part of the Ocean's Institute Anthropocene Oceans Seminar Series . Ian will describe how climate change opened windows of opportunity for Polynesian seafarers to use changing windfields to voyage and colonise the Pacific, in particular, Easter Island and New Zealand, and forays into the Southern Ocean and South America during the Medieval Period. At the same time these ocean winds and waves were shaping our modern Australian coast, and he will provide an insight into how past climate reconstruction can help to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts. Ian has almost 40 years research experience in the fields of climatology, paleoclimatology and climate change science, coastal and marine geoscience, coastal oceanography, and polar glaciology. He uses proxy climate data from natural archives such as ice cores, corals, coastal sediments, together with historical meteorology to reconstruct natural climate variability, ocean wind and wave patterns, coastline change, and human maritime voyaging.
Friday 22
20:00 - PERFORMANCE - DESTINATIONS: Ives, Reich and Milligan : A rare performance of profound American masterworks and a new composition by UWA Graduate Kate Milligan Website | More Information
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for a programme of profound American music from the 20th century, as well a new composition by Perth-born composer Kate Milligan. POP is enormously proud to present this concert of masterworks by Charles Ives and Steve Reich, both of whom meditate on the fragility, duality, displacement and mysticism of the human condition in their respective works.

Ives’ brief but intensely introspective The Unanswered Question was a work decades ahead of its time, which provides a stunning opening to the concert. Reich’s Different Trains is a monolith of 20th century music and considered a seminal memorial piece to the Holocaust. The concert concludes with a new piece by UWA composition graduate Kate Milligan for flutes, strings and electronics. The world premiere of her work Migrations is sure to provide a poignant link to our contemporary time and place.

PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 7.30PM ON FRIDAY 22nd of NOVEMBER IN THE EILEEN JOYCE STUDIO, UWA CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Saturday 23
8:30 - PUBLIC TALK - AfREC WA African Women’s Open Forum on Conflict Resolution : An public engagement session in the WA African Women’s Leadership, Empowerment & Development (A-LEAD) Program 2019-20, co-convened by the Organisation of African Communities in WA and UWA AfREC. More Information
“Together We Influence and Empower One Another”

Come along and engage with expert and high-profile speakers and community leaders as we address the issues, causes and remedies of conflicts in various places including the workplace, social setting and in the community. The session will focus on such areas as identification of potential conflict, skills needed to deal with conflict within the law, resolving conflict legally and consequences of resolving conflict outside the law and you will have an opportunity share ideas and experiences and raise any other areas you feel are relevant to your situation.

The WA African Women's Leadership, Empowerment & Development (A-LEAD) Program is a joint project between OACWA and the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC). A-LEAD seeks to develop and enhance African-Australian women’s leadership and networking skills,and builds leadership capacity in ways that will have a positive impact in African communities and wider Western Australian society.

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