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Displaying from Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 July 2013
Friday 12
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Artist's Talk: The Mechanism of Life (after Stephane Leduc) : Public talk with Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr Website | More Information
At the very same time that Bergson developed his concept of Élan Vital in his book Creative Evolution, others attempted to do away with the metaphysical notion of vital force. One significant endeavour was taken by Stephane Leduc, who set out to prove that life is merely a chemical process.

Friday 26
14:00 - ORATION - Three Minute Thesis Competition Final : An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present - their time 3 minutes! Website | More Information
The task for the 10 finalists is to give an engaging talk on their PhD topic and it's significance in language that everyone can understand - in just 3 minutes. The audience will vote for its People's Choice.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - HumanThrush entanglements: Homo sapiens as a multi-species ecology : Public talk with Tarsh Bates Website | More Information
Human bodies are a mammal/fungal/bacterial/insect/viral ecology which we rarely acknowledge: a normal human body is said to be composed of over 1 trillion cells, of which only about 10% are animal. This artistic research project explores what it means to be human when we recognise our bodies as a (...)

 August 2013
Thursday 01
9:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)

9:50 - FREE LECTURE - De Laeter Youth Lecture : The De Laeter Youth Lecture is organized annually by the WA Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics. More Information
The De Laeter Youth Lecture is organized annually by the WA Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics. It is named in honour of the late Emeritus Professor John De Laeter. Not only was Professor De Laeter one of Western Australia's most noted scientists, but he also had an enormous impact on (...)
Thursday 08
9:00 - EVENT - Great Southern, Great Science Conference - last call for registrations Website | More Information
The Great Southern Science Council, the Western Australian Chief Scientist, the WA Museum (Albany), and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management are hosting a conference in Albany to showcase the excellent science taking place in the Great Southern region.

'Great Southern (...)
Saturday 10
9:00 - EVENT - National Science Week: 10 - 18 August : In 2013 the Science Faculty will host a number of public and schools events during National Science Week. Events include: * Science Café * School's lectures and other community events More Information
National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia, an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. The Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia will be hosting a number of special events for schools and for the (...)
Sunday 11
9:00 - EVENT - Chanelle Carter Memorial Fund More Information
The Chanelle Carter Memorial Fund, sponsored by Alcoa Australia, was established at The University of Western Australia in 2011. Chanelle was a UWA chemistry graduate who worked at Alcoa Australia. Her life was tragically cut short in 2010. Alcoa Australia established the Chanelle Carter Memorial (...)

10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities (...)
Monday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lifting Africans out of poverty : an overview of the strategy and activities of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Website | More Information
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) sets clear targets: by 2020 its research efforts will have contributed to lifting 11 million Africans out of poverty and to restoring 7.5 million hectares of land into sustainable use. IITA's Deputy Director General for Research, Prof Ylva (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - From Continental to Regional: transforming the scales of climate projection : The 2013 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Andrew J. Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales.

The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, stated that there is “considerable confidence that climate models provide (...)

 September 2013
Sunday 01
9:00 - CLOSING DATE FOR 2014 - The UWA Science Experience : Closing date for current Year 9 and 10 students applications for January 2014 Website | More Information
Applications CLOSE 30th November for the Science Experience 2014. Current year 9 and 10 students apply on-line at the Science Experience website. Late applications will be accepted if a place is available. To check whether a program is fully booked at any time go to www.scienceexperience.com.au/when (...)

13:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)
Thursday 05
12:00 - TALK - Election Information Talk : Brief electoral summaries near the Oak Lawn. More Information
Two voicings on climate policy and science followed by a Q&A.
Sunday 15
15:30 - CONCERT - Strings Attached Concert : Violin - Viola - Cello! Website | More Information
An all strings extravaganza following the instruments from the early days of Bach and Vivaldi to the recent times of Hindemith and the gypsy music of Ravel.

The concert will feature UWAs finest young string players including Alexandra Isted, Elizabeth Moss, Ellie Walker and Verity (...)
Wednesday 18
18:00 - SCREENING - UPS Screening: Carl Sagan's Cosmos : Our second FREE documentary screening of the semester More Information
In our third screening for the semester, the University Physics Society showcases the famous documentary Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

The event is free as always and open to all. Cheap drinks and snacks can be bought at the door.

For more information about what UPS Has to offer (...)
Thursday 26
8:30 - WORKSHOP - CS4HS - Computer Science for High School Website | More Information
The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia, with generous support from Google, is holding a CS4HS workshop in September 26-27 at UWA. The workshop is free and aimed at helping K-12 teachers (both pre- and in- service teachers) and educators learn (...)

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
15:00 - EVENT - Model Solar Car Challenge Website | More Information
Over the last twenty years tens of thousands of Australian high school and primary students have participated in this hands-on science program. Each student experiences the excitement of competition and, almost without knowing it, fills his or her mind with knowledge.

The competitive (...)
Monday 07
18:00 - EVENT - GM technology - the Future in Agriculture : Find out how future GM technology is set to revolutionize grain growing Website | More Information
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA will host a free forum on genetically modified technology and its future in agriculture.

The public forum is an opportunity for city-based consumers and decision-makers to further their understanding of GM technology.

It will be (...)
Wednesday 16
18:00 - SCREENING - UPS Screening: The Secret Life of Chaos (Jim Al-Khalili) : Our third FREE documentary screening of the semester More Information
In our third screening for the semester, the University Physics Society presents The Secret Life of Chaos, from the presenter who also presented the documentary Atom which we screened before.

The event is free as always and open to all. Cheap drinks and snacks can be bought at the door.


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