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Displaying from Tuesday, October 22, 2013
 October 2013
Tuesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Balancing the Role of Government and the Market - the Challenge of Formulating Public Policy 'In Public' : 2013 Reid Oration Website | More Information
The 2013 Reid Oration will be presented by Paul McLeod, Associate Professor of Economics, UWA and Adjunct Professor with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

This lecture will discuss how policy formulation is potentially fragmented and losing its ability to distinguish (...)
Wednesday 23
18:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Western Desert Art: Another Story Website | More Information
Join us for a special talk by visiting speaker Dr Diana Young on October 23, 6pm at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Ernabella Arts, situated on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the Western Desert, is the oldest continuously running Indigenous art centre in Australia (...)
Wednesday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Quest for Unification Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Stefan Theisen, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics and 2013 IAS Short Stay Visitor.

Register: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/theisen Experimental physics explores natural phenomena from the smallest to the largest length scales, covering (...)
Thursday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Carbonate Deposits in Roman Aqueducts : a Data Source for Archaeology, Palaeoclimate and Archaeoseismology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Cees Passchier, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany.

Carbonate deposits in aqueducts are a new high-resolution data source for palaeoclimate, spring hydrology and earthquake occurrence.

Ancient aqueducts are also a promising archive for archaeoseismic (...)

 November 2013
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **CANCELLED** Cultural Heritage Keepers: digital technology and musical instrument repatriation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jennifer C. Post, ethnomusicologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UWA

**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled**
Sunday 10
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future Website | More Information
This lecture by Professor Michael Crawford, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, is a part of the 2013 ‘Celebrating Oceans Initiatives’ co-sponsored by the UWA Oceans Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the WA Museum and the Maritime Museum.

T (...)
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Progressive Politics and the Environment in Australia: what now? Website | More Information
A public talk by David Ritter, Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

In his public talk, David will consider some of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities facing the environmental and progressive movements in contemporary Australia. He will make a positive case for (...)
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Austere times, and the perverse reproduction of neoliberal reason Website | More Information
A free public lecture by Jamie Peck, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

The lecture will explore the political and theoretical status of neoliberalism in these ostensibly twilight times. Particular attention will be focused on the peculiar course of austerity (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Global Diversity Challenges in the 21st Century Website | More Information
Effective management of diversity in society and workplaces continues to present challenges in the 21st century. Diversity management remains a fragmented research discipline and profession which suffers from crises of legitimacy and trust. Despite an ‘it’s good for us: it’s good for business’ (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - EVENT - Commemorating Seamus Heaney Website | More Information
The Guardian newspaper once called him “the greatest poet of our age”. Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, celebrated translator, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and many other awards, was the rarest of poets: one who was lauded by critics and loved by readers from around the world. The (...)
Tuesday 26
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2013 UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture : 'The Fly-out, Fly-in Professor' with E/Prof Reg Appleyard Website | More Information
Associate Professor of Economics Paul McLeod will chair a 'fireside presentation' with colleagues of our guest, Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard. Hear about changes to university education and student internationalisation during Prof Appleyard’s time as Head of Department with his frequent visits (...)
Friday 29
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Jill Scott Artists Talk: AURALROOTS : Public lecture with current SymbioticA resident Website | More Information
AURALROOTS is a quasi-real interactive sculpture inspired by the behaviour of the outer hair cells and inner hair cells and auditory nerves of the cochlea. It combines tactile and augmented technologies with the strategies of scale to allow the viewer to hear biological and traditional stories (...)

17:30 - LAUNCH - Westerly magazine launch : The Westerly Centre, in partnership with the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, will launch the latest issue of Westerly magazine Website | More Information
Westerly will launch issue 58:2 at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

The launch is being held in conjuction with the Bliss exhibition, for which the Westerly Centre was campus partner.

This special edition, On Beauty, has been guest edited by long-term former editor, Dennis (...)

 December 2013
Friday 06
17:30 - EVENT - Alumni and Staff Twilight Sail : Join us for a Twilight Sail out of Royal Perth Yacht Club. Website | More Information
Enjoy a Twilight Sail on a 36 foot yacht out of Royal Perth Yacht Club. No sailing experience necessary, you can try your hand at crewing under the direction of our qualified skipper or just sit back and enjoy the sail. Alumni and Staff $45. Partners and friends $60. Numbers strictly limited - (...)
Wednesday 11
16:00 - SEMINAR - What does the Study of Older Men Teach us about Ageing Website | More Information
Join us for our last seminar of the year and Christmas Sundowner.

See you there! ------------------------------ Having trained clinically and in research in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, Leon became the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia (...)

 February 2014
Wednesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Letting go of Kindness: the potential and limits of conflict for Feminist Ethics Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Maud Perrier, Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Bristol will argue that conflict is a necessary and cathartic step towards a different kind of empathetic encounter for feminist discourse. She will question whether there are productive modes of conflictual (...)
Friday 28
15:45 - FREE LECTURE - Free Lecture: Reaching new heights in astronomy: The European Southern Observatory : In this lecture, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the ESO, will describe ESO’s current suite of programs, the telescopes that make the discoveries possible and what’s on the horizon for one of the world’s premier astronomical institutions. Website | More Information
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive astronomical observatory.

ESO telescopes have made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries of recent times, including the supermassive (...)

 March 2014
Tuesday 11
14:00 - EVENT - International Women's Day **NEW TIME More Information
International Women's Day 2014 will be celebrated on Tuesday 11 March.

The Vice-Chancellor, Winthrop Professor Paul Johnson will be the Guest Speaker. Professor Johnson will be speaking about the case for gender equity in higher education.

The event will take place at the (...)
Thursday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Re-Visioning Field Stations, Marine Laboratories, and Research Centers to Address Global Environmental Change Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Peggy Fiedler, Director of the Natural Reserve System at the University of California.

In this lecture Professor Fiedler will provide context for understanding the role of field stations, marine laboratories and other protected areas by discussing specific examples (...)
Wednesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How nature makes materials Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Ullrich Steiner, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Australian Academy of Science 2014 Selby Fellow.

Biological organisms have rather limited resources they can use to build the materials they are made of. Given these limitations, the range of (...)


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