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Displaying from Monday, December 23, 2013
 January 2014
Tuesday 21
16:00 - EVENT - Confucius Forum : Everything about Confucius and China More Information
Speakers:

1) Professor Li Zhongshang, Minister-Counsellor for Education, Embassy of P.R China in Australia Title: Chinese Economy and the Chinese Dream

2) Dr Liu Jingyuan, Senior Advisor, Shandong Association Title: Did the Chinese Discover Australia?

3) Professor (...)

 February 2014
Friday 14
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Applications of iPS Cells in Science and Art : Public talk with Dr Michael Edel Website | More Information
Dr. Michael Edel is an Australian with European nationality and is currently a tenure track Group Leader funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain. He completed his Bachelor of Science with honors in Anatomy and Human Biology and Physiology, his Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and (...)
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
Friday 07
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Rights of Rock Art: Human Entanglements with the Lives of Artefacts : Public Talk with Sven Ouzman Website | More Information
Rock art is one of Archaeology’s most varied, visible and theoretically-informed artefacts. But this ‘artefact’ (Latin: arte + factum ~ ‘thing made by [human] skill’) is not simply brought into the world by human agency. Rather, rock art is both constitutive of human-ness and leads its own life (...)
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 (...)

 April 2014
Friday 11
15:00 - EVENT - Evolution of Human Communities: A Primatologist’s Perspective : Public talk with Cyril Grueter Website | More Information
One of the universal features of human sociality is the fact that our social networks are highly integrated: human societies exhibit several nested social layers including families, bands and communities. Several factors have been identified as creating disincentives for hostile intergroup (...)
Saturday 26
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - The Science of Doctor Who : The science behind the fiction Website | More Information
From the Royal Institution of Australia and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

Join us on this amazing journey through space and time as comedian Rob Lloyd, and his crew of scientists, explore the scientific mysteries of Doctor Who.

Featuring original scenes from the (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The Science of Doctor Who : The science behind the fiction Website | More Information
From the Royal Institution of Australia and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

Join us on this amazing journey through space and time as comedian Rob Lloyd, and his crew of scientists, explore the scientific mysteries of Doctor Who.

Featuring original scenes from the (...)

 May 2014
Saturday 24
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The Rap Guide to Evolution : World-class rapper with the accuracy of a scientist Website | More Information
“Astonishing...fizzing energy and spell-binding charisma!” New York Times

Combining the wit, poetry, and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientist, Baba Brinkman takes us on a hip-hop tour of modern biology.

A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, in New York (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 29
13:20 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2014 Industry Forum : Potential for Food Production in northern Western Australia Website | More Information
New agriculture is believed to play a crucial role in the regional transformation of northern Western Australia. There is significant potential for Asia-focused food production and industry to diversify northern Australia’s economy, trade and sustainable use of natural resources over the long term; (...)

 August 2014
Tuesday 05
18:30 - EVENT - Water for Society Website | More Information
The 2014 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.

Throughout the history of humanity there has always been a strong link between water and society. The most successful of our past civilisations are (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Wednesday 13
8:00 - EVENT - Women in Agriculture Breakfast Website | More Information
Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS) and The UWA Institute of Agriculture would like to invite you to a breakfast to commemorate the role of women in agriculture.
Friday 15
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Anthropology of Life : Classical and New Approaches : Public talk with Perig Pitrou, CNRS, Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale, Paris Website | More Information
In contrast to Western philosophy, which, at least since Aristotle, has considered the distinction between life and the living to be fundamental, anthropology seems not to have given much thought to the difference between the two. However, the existence of an entity called ‘The One Who Makes Live’ (...)
Saturday 16
15:00 - EVENT - More Than Honey - The Movie - Free Event : Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.” Website | More Information
More Than Honey is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.

This documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the (...)
Monday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tim Jarvis - Antarctic explorer who recreated British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s survival journey! : Relive Tim’s remarkable journey to retrace the steps of legendary leader Sir Ernest Shackleton. More Information
Come to a free talk and book signing by Tim Jarvis, one of the world’s leading explorers, as he describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever, the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team (...)
Friday 22
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creativity: Art + Science : Public talk with Janice Lally PhD Website | More Information
A fascination with modes of thinking, the nature of creativity as well as the neuro-physiological basis of these have led me to pursue work within the domains of art and science throughout my adult life. My conviction, through my own experience, that the practices of art and science are varied (...)

 September 2014
Monday 08
17:45 - EVENT - Beyond Earth: TWC Innovation Lecture : The Warren Centre's 2014 Innovation Lecture Series, Beyond Earth, will highlight the significant role that Australia and Australians play in global space industries. Website | More Information
The Warren Centre’s Beyond Earth Innovation lecture on Monday 8 September will focus on the exciting new area of space tourism, and the opportunities it can provide for engineers and scientists in Australia and worldwide. The lecture will be presented by Enrico Palermo, a University of Western (...)
Friday 12
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Public Seminar With Honor Harger Website | More Information
In this talk, Honor Harger will discuss her curatorial approaches including those in her role as Executive Director ArtScience Museum Singapore. Additionally she will share details of her recent project involving the sounds of the sky, using art to connect her audience to the universe via radio (...)
Monday 15
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform : A public lecture by Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom Website | More Information
Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol will be giving a public lecture entitled Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform. In this lecture, Mark Eisler will describe his work towards establishing a ‘Global Farm Platform’, an international (...)


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