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Displaying from Friday, May 18, 2012
 May 2012
Tuesday 22
12:30 - TALK - Friends of UWA Albany Sandwich Seminar : The Presidential Nomination Process: Is it a Rational System? Website | More Information
The process the US uses to select major party presidential candidates is long, difficult and exhausting for both candidates and voters. It can also hurt the eventual nominees, because of the attacks that their co-partisans make during the struggle to obtain the nomination. Why does the US have (...)
Thursday 24
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : Saving Gilbert's potoroo: A challenge for science and the community Website | More Information
Late in 1994, to the great excitement of the Western Australian community, Gilbert’s potoroo, believed extinct by 1906, was rediscovered near Albany. Fewer than 40 individuals survived, in dense scrub on the rugged Mount Gardner headland. A conservation program commenced immediately, aimed at (...)

 June 2012
Friday 01
17:30 - TALK - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley Website | More Information
Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia's most revered writers Elizabeth Jolley. Abandoned by her father at the age of four, Susan had no contact with the Jolley family until they found and reclaimed her at the age of twenty-one. Why they were kept apart is the subject of her (...)

 July 2012
Saturday 07
10:00 - PUBLIC TALK - WINTERarts Wild & Woolly : Before the dots, before Papunya Website | More Information
In the mid-1940s, Ronald M Berndt collected 600 drawings in crayon on sheets of brown paper created by Aboriginal men living at Birrundudu, located in North-Central Norther Territory. This talk focuses on the origins of the images and the intentions of the artists - even at the time - to engage (...)

13:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts Wild & Woolly : An afternoon of acoustic guitar (beginners) Website | More Information
Be inspired to make music quickly and enjoyably with award- winning musician Andrew Winton. Learn how to get started on acoustic guitar and how to use theory for ‘dummies’ so you can jam with others.
Sunday 08
10:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts Wild & Woolly : Photography - inside and out Website | More Information
Greg Hocking will help you to master the essential techniques and skills that will enable you to take better photographs inside and outside. The session will cover types of cameras to use, the best lens for a given situation and the camera accessories that can improve your photography.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts Wild & Woolly : Digital painting Website | More Information
Learn to draw and paint in a digital world. Express your artistic side with easy to use painting and drawing tools that work just like the real thing! Explore powerful and intuitive painting tools that let users of all levels work with a wide range realistic media. Learn how to turn your digital (...)

18:00 - EVENT - WINTERarts Wild & Woolly : An evening with Andrew Winton Website | More Information
Wind up the weekend with a glass of wine and the fabulous singer-songwriter Andrew Winton. Relax to his eclectic mix of styles and songs, his thought-provoking lyrics, his on-stage humour and storytelling, and his dynamic vocal range that has earned him comparisons with Sting, Steely Dan and fusion (...)

 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and (...)
Friday 24
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Albany Open Day More Information
Visit the UWA Albany Centre to discover all that UWA has to offer in the Great Southern. Academic advisers will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice on courses. 10am-12noon and 4-6pm.
Thursday 30
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : The (mis)use of religion in justification of political violence: a comparative analysis Website | More Information
Professor Oliver Rafferty will look at religiously motivated violence and the attitude of religious authorities to them. As he examines the Crusades, the Church's attitude to political violence in Ireland and contemporary issues surrounding Islamic fundamentalist violence questions arise. Is the (...)

 September 2012
Thursday 20
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : The Albany Tropics: Research from the Great Southern has a Global Reach Website | More Information
The UWA Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management (CENRM) has now been in operation in Albany for 10 years. During this time, a range of regional, national and international projects have been completed raising the profile of CENRM and Albany as a destination of quality research directed (...)

 October 2012
Wednesday 10
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Let's talk about suicide Website | More Information
The loss of a life through suicide is the most feared and tragic outcome from mental ill-health. It’s also an outcome which is preventable, and we all need to know how. headspace Great Southern Manager Andrew Wenzel will speak about the need for more open discussion about suicide at a community (...)
Sunday 21
14:00 - EVENT - Friends of UWA Albany Philosophy Cafe : Seeking Adventure Website | More Information
Adjunct Professor Andrew Turk will facilitate a discussion on the topic 'Seeking Adventure'. Questions will include: Why do we seek challenges and dangerous thrills? Is it bad, or is it good for us? Do we always need to seek out adventure or does it sometimes find us? Philosophy of extreme sports; (...)

 November 2012
Monday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Ocean: Opportunities in exploring the planet's last frontier Website | More Information
Increased consumption of resources is leading to a proliferation of global environmental problems that cast doubts on the capacity of the biosphere to continue to support our well-being in the context of a growing population. Ecologists and environmental scientists are busy documenting the (...)
Thursday 29
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Lecture : The Joy of Excellence Website | More Information
Peter le Breton is in love with excellence. He will share why pursuing excellence or expertise or mastery in virtually any field of endeavour can be blissful and deeply fulfilling. Even being an expert bank robber can be delicious—just ask Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Peter will explain (...)

 February 2013
Friday 08
16:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Our Heart Land: the story behind the Ngallak Koort Boodja canvas Website | More Information
Commissioned by Perth Festival in 2006, the canvas remains of the most significant collaborative arts projects of recent times and represents a powerful image of the unity of the Noongar nation. The canvas will be hung in the Albany Entertainment Centre for the opening of the 2013 Great Southern (...)

 March 2013
Monday 11
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Success and failure when managing poor health in the developing world Website | More Information
Have you travelled to a developing country and been confronted with the obvious challenges faced by local communities trying to best manage the health & welfare of their people, and realised how fortunate you are living in a western society?

Since the 1970s, motivated by his family (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Managing poor health in the developing world Website | More Information
Have you travelled to a developing country and been confronted with the obvious challenges faced by local communities trying to best manage the health and welfare of their people and realised how fortunate you are living in a western society? Since the 1970s, motivated by his family connection with (...)
Tuesday 26
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : Life's a beach...and a pool! Website | More Information
Public pools play an important part in the Australian way of life. But how well do we understand them? What is their nature? How are they managed? Where does their water come from? This Skywest lecture gathers three specialists who will share their knowledge on public pools and water management (...)


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