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 August 2016
Thursday 25
11:00 - EVENT - To tweet or not to tweet? Social media for Scientists (Thursday August 25th 11am-1pm) Website | More Information
UWA scientists are invited to meet with Dr Melanie Bagg from the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC). Melanie will share tips and advice on the best use of social media to communicate your research with the media and the communities you want to reach.

Melanie has a PhD in Medicine (...)
Friday 26
11:00 - SEMINAR - Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia Website | More Information
This study aims provide a framework through which the trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages can be brought to light and evaluated. It uses an economic model in conjunction with a wildfire simulator to test different prescribed-burning strategies and (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - An Anthropological Journey Through Cellular Life : Public talk with SymbioticA resident researcher Christine Beaudoin Website | More Information
Christine Beudoin will discuss her year-long research project which looks into the relationship between humans and lab-grown cells, as maintained by scientific methodology and harnessed by both biohacking and artistic practices. Her hands-on explorations have included mammalian tissue culture (...)
Monday 29
18:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'Shooting an Elephant: Why I am Writing a History of Human-Animal Emotions in the Age of the African Safari' : Hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Website | More Information
In this paper, Professor Iain McCalman will outline why and how a small episode of elephant killing during Theodore Roosevelt’s eleven-month African Safari of 1909–1910 led to his current book-in-progress on hunting and human-animal emotions. This book will tell the story of an eminent circle of (...)

 September 2016
Tuesday 06
13:00 - SEMINAR - Novel mechanistic insights into energy dysfunction in cardiomyopathies : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Following completion of her PhD in cellular electrophysiology at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Livia Hool undertook 2 years’ postdoctoral research as recipient of an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (...)
Thursday 15
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Importance of Marine Protected Areas for Our Oceans : A public lecture - part of the 2016 Our Ocean conference Website | More Information
This satellite event is part of the 2016 Our Ocean Conference. Held in Washington, D.C. on September 15-16 and hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the conference focuses on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-relat (...)
Friday 16
11:00 - EVENT - Engel’s Law, Diet Diversity and the Quality of Food Consumption Website | More Information
Increasing income brings about a decline in the relative importance of food consumption, a wider spread of spending patterns and a demand for higher-quality goods. Using an index-number approach, this paper analyses these three closely related tendencies. Stripping out the impact of prices from (...)
Saturday 17
16:30 - EVENT - Pingelly Astrofest : An Astronomically Awesome Free Event Website | More Information
UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are hosting a community based festival event to celebrate astronomy and Australian science on Saturday, 17 September 2016. The event will feature fun and engaging activities in a beautiful rural setting, at UWA (...)
Wednesday 21
8:00 - STAFF EVENT - mLEARNING SUMMIT : Explore the use of mobile and in-context learning in Higher Education Website | More Information
Join us for the mLEARNING SUMMIT, the main event for the mLearning Month (September 2016) hosted by the Centre for Education Futures.

The mLearning Summit will be featuring our own Professor Gilly Salmon addressing the role of mobile learning in blended education.

Also (...)

 October 2016
Monday 10
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Assessment and Feedback Futures: Tools for Good Practice Website | More Information
UWA Staff are invited to join Mark Bailye (Blackboard) and Centre for Education Futures staff for this active workshop to explore how technological tools can support the UWA Policy on Assessment, and enhance good assessment and feedback practice. This session will help you get the most out of (...)
Tuesday 25
13:00 - SEMINAR - Induction of fertile ovulation and puberty advancement by a new kisspeptin analog : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: The neuropeptide kisspeptin and its receptor, KiSS1R, govern the reproductive timeline of mammals. Previous studies pointed to their central role to maintain fertility by triggering puberty onset and promoting ovulation by stimulating gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion (...)
Wednesday 26
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - UN World Food Day and SDG2 free event : Wed26 October 5:30pm @ Rio Tinto Theatrette, Perth, WA:https://www.facebook.com/events/627188600785729/ Website | More Information
Next Wed26 October at 5:30pm we will be having a free wonderful event focused on promoting UN World Food Day and UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 to ' End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition plus promoting sustainable agriculture' from a WA perspective.

Here is the (...)
Friday 28
13:00 - EVENT - Video Feedback: Engage students & enhance their learning experience : Helping provide a higher quality of feedback in the same amount of time. Website | More Information
Research indicates the provision of video feedback on student assessments results in an overwhelmingly positive impact on engagement, performance and overall perception of the unit and its coordinator. Join Learning Technologists Liberty Cramer and Michelle Bunting from the Centre for Education (...)

 November 2016
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - PostgradOne: Designing an app for PhD supervision Website | More Information
Successful PhD supervision requires the management of numerous milestones together with ongoing documentation of meetings, research outputs and supervisor feedback. Regular communication among the student, individual supervisors and other relevant bodies is critical to the process. This (...)

13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - AB SEMINAR SERIES : Stem Cells and Genome editing; exploring novel ways to engineer large animals for biotech and biomed outcomes More Information
Pluripotent (embryonic) stem cells have long been an elusive target for livestock as they were seen as the exclusive route for effecting precise genome editing. The first generation of cattle and reprogrammed sheep induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from our lab raised exciting possibilities to realise (...)
Tuesday 08
13:00 - SEMINAR - To copy or not to copy; why do bottlenose dolphins imitate each other’s vocal signature? : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Bottlenose dolphins are one of very few species that use vocal learning to develop their own unique vocal signature early in life. Many animals may encode identity in a signal through general voice features, but each bottlenose dolphin produces one stereotyped whistle type, called a (...)
Sunday 13
12:00 - CONFERENCE - Australian Society for Medical Research national Scientific Conference Nov 2016 on the Gold Coast : ASMR is pleased to announce that we have opened the National Scientific Conference for late-breaking abstracts. Website | More Information
55th Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) National Scientific Conference

“NEXT-GENERATION HEALTHCARE: MERGING BIOLOGY & TECHNOLOGY”

November 13-15, 2016 – Bond University, Gold Coast

Look beyond disciplinary boundaries and join us at NSC 2016 for a (...)
Tuesday 15
8:30 - Course - Introductory Statistics : The course is open to anyone and is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics who want to develop understanding of basic statistics. Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Joint Physics and Mathematics Colloquium More Information
Everyone is warmly invited to the Joint Physics and Mathematics Colloquium.

Title: "Dualities in Mathematics and Physics"

Abstract: In this talk I will review some geometric analogues of the Fourier transform, which arise in String Theory under the name of ‘duali (...)
Tuesday 29
8:30 - Short Course - R Basics : This practical course introduces you to R, one of the most powerful tools for statistical computing. Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the (...)


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