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Displaying from Tuesday, November 26, 2013
 November 2013
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 (...)
Tuesday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science fact or fiction? "Doctors can see into our living cells" Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Winthrop Professor David Sampson, Head, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) and Director, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (CMCA) at The University of Western Australia.

In this talk, Professor Sampson will tease apart fact (...)

 April 2014
Tuesday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Rainforests and Savannas: Understanding Ecological Processes in River Floodplains Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J. Naiman, Emeritus Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

For nearly three decades Professor Naiman and his colleagues have been examining ecological processes in rivers and floodplains of the North American coastal (...)
Thursday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Question of Truth in Literature: Die poetische Auffassung der Welt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Richard Eldridge, the Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, USA.

The study of literature has always had a central place in advanced curricula, at least if one includes rhetoric, grammar, composition, and ancient and modern (...)
Tuesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Many Facets of Foam Website | More Information
A public lecture by Denis Weaire, Emeritus Professor, School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The study of liquid foams has a long and fascinating history, involving for example the blind Belgian physicist JAF Plateau and the inspiring figure of (...)
Monday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Roadmap for Equality - The 2014 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Julie McKay, Executive Director, Australian National Committee for UN Women.

Despite significant increases in public debate about gender equality and the empowerment of women, progress towards equality for women is slow, and risks stalling. While measures of women’s (...)
Monday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Quantum Technologies Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol.

The impact of quantum technology will be profound and far-reaching: secure communication networks for consumers, corporations and government; precision sensors for biomedical (...)
Tuesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil: the story of the twentieth century's most controversial philosophical idea Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Ned Curthoys, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, UWA.

In this talk Ned Curthoys will discuss Hannah Arendt’s fascinating life and work with a particular focus on how she arrived at some of the more starting conclusions in 'Eichmann in (...)

 May 2014
Thursday 01
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done For Science? : Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this WXED talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered modern science. More Information
Science and Faith seem to be arguing a lot lately, so is their long term marriage over? The accusations are not pretty, not even true. Can we afford for them to split? Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered (...)
Wednesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Australia's National Curriculum: A jump to the left and a jump to the right? Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce a new series for 2014. ‘On the Edge’ will provide lectures, forums and debates on a variety of topics. This inaugural ‘On the Edge’ lecture will be given by Emeritus Professor Bill Louden.

The review of the national curriculum (...)
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Coral reefs in a stressed world: synergies, resilience and refugia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Emily Darling, the David H Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina.

Coral reefs are increasingly threatened by local and global stressors and there is mounting evidence that reefs are shifting into new species and communities (...)


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