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Displaying from Wednesday, May 18, 2011
 May 2011
Wednesday 18
14:00 - EVENT - International Museums Day Panel Discussion : Museums and Memory: The link between memory, community and identity Website | More Information
To celebrate International Museums Day, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is hosting a special panel discussion on the theme ‘Museums and Memory: The link between memory, community and identity’, which focuses specifically on Indigenous art and culture. Panelists include Tracie Pushman, Lecturer in (...)

15:30 - CONFERENCE - Australasian Society for Dermatology Research Meeting Website | More Information

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Seminar: Simulation Used to Generate Alerts within a Wildfire Early Warning System. Website | More Information
Following the February 2009 bushfires in Victoria, a nation-wide alert system has been activated. The University of Western Australia, FESA and Landgate have initiated a project which will develop a novel Wildfire Early Warning System, created by integrating a state-of-the-art simulator with an (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Island Universes Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) present in a free public lecture by Professor Simon Driver, The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University of Western Australia.

Astronomers argue that the (...)
Thursday 19
12:00 - TALK - Childrens face aftereffects transfer across changes in viewpoint : Face perception in children More Information
Face recognition performance improves during childhood, not reaching adult levels until late adolescence. Likewise, face-sensitive brain regions to not appear fully mature until a similar age. Recognition of faces across changes in viewpoint appears particularly slow to develop, suggesting that (...)

12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : Helen Wildy, Dean of the Faculty of Education talks about what matters to her and why More Information
We invite you to listen and engage in a lunch time conversation with members of the UWA community on the topic of ‘what matters to me and why’.

At each session an invited guest will speak and then there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation. The speaker on this occasion (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series: Topics in Computer Vision Website | More Information
Winthrop Professor Mohammed Bennamoun from Computer Science & Software Engineering, University of Western Australia will provide a brief introduction to the area of computer vision (with an emphasis on 3D). He will also talk about the related work in this field that has been done in the School (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeological Seminar Series Semester 1, 2011 : Local Expressions of a Global Network:Convictism in the Avon Valley, Western Australia More Information
Convict transportation was a global system that operated for approximately 300 years from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Under this system over one million convicts were subjected to forced migration, often from one side of the world to the other. As such, transportation had a major impact on the (...)
Friday 20
10:00 - LECTURE - Editing techniques for academic writing : A systematic approach for editing and refining your writing will be outlined More Information
Dr Michael Azariadis will outline a systematic approach for editing and refining your academic writing.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Human capital or human development? Education policy and China’s urban-rural divide : A Worldwide Universities Network 'Virtual Seminar' Website | More Information
Professor Wang's talk examines the role of education policy in China through the lens of human capital and human development approaches. It makes use of China’s urban-rural education divide to analyze how policies promote or hinder students’ capability development. The analysis unfolds at three (...)

15:00 - Colloquium - Contemporary Migration between Western Countries: The Values of a Holistic Perspective Across Time & Space More Information
Each methodology brings us a vantage point, a place of seeing what we may otherwise have missed in the overwhelmingness of the whole. ... Each has its place. Together, the whole shall come together as jigsaw. (Smythe, 2000, p. 18)

Quantitative and qualitative research are based on (...)
Saturday 21
9:30 - WORKSHOP - A day with J.R.R. Tolkien : Full day workshop open to the general public - registration fee applies. Website | More Information
Learn from and discuss with UWA's Experts: 'Tolkien's world and work' (Andrew Lynch) 'Tolkien and History' (Caroline Finander) 'Tolkien's Politics' (Rob Stuart) 'Tolkien and medieval myth and legend' (Anne Scott) 'Tolkien on the screen' (Alice Davies)

Registration: General $75 (...)
Tuesday 24
12:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Primitive generalised quadrangles More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Michael Giudici (UWA)

will speak on

Primitive generalised quadrangles

at 12 noon Tuesday 25th of May in MLR2

Abstract: A generalised quadrangle is an incidence structure of points and lines such that the (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Regulation of the L-type Ca2+ channel by free radicals and role in the development of cardiac hypertrophy : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: The L-type Ca2+ channel plays a critical role in cardiac excitation and contraction and it is the main route for calcium influx into cardiac myocytes. The function of the channel can be modified during alterations in cellular redox state. A reduced cellular state such as during acute (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Jane Austen Songbook Website | More Information
In this lecture-performance, renowned soprano Julianne Baird, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, will discuss and perform music from the Jane Austen Songbook, reflecting from her research on what they tell us about the great English novelist’s musical tastes and the cultural milieu of (...)
Wednesday 25
9:00 - EVENT - Co-op Bookshop May Sale : May Sale books and merchandise Website | More Information
The UWA Co-op Bookshop’s Book Sale runs until Tuesday May 31st

UWA Hoodies on sale from $39.95

Extra 50% off the Sale Price of all books until May 31st. Novels, non fiction, reference and selection of UQP titles available.

Co-op members also receive Member discount (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “The Centre for Clinical Research In Emergency Medicine: Investigating the mechanisms of human anaphylaxis” Website | More Information
Professor Simon Brown has comprehensive specialist clinical training in Emergency Medicine (FACEM) with additional experience in the fields of anaesthesia, critical care, prehospital care, retrieval medicine, disaster medicine and health management, combined with a PhD in immunology/allergy and (...)
Thursday 26
12:00 - TALK - Have you got the look? Facial attractiveness and gaze perception : Face perception More Information
We gain a lot of different information from faces, even when they are unfamiliar to us. For example, we can almost instantly determine the gender or emotional expression of a face, evaluate how attractive we find it, and decide whether or not that person is looking at us.

Although most (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Freshwater Systems: Implications for Water Quality Management : SESE Seminar Series Website | More Information
Excessive growth of cyanobacterial biomass, commonly known as cyanobacterial blooms, appear to be increasing in magnitude and frequency worldwide, thus posing an additional threat to the safety and security of water resources With the increasing global water stress, there is a need for effective (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeological Seminar Series Semester 1, 2011 : Climate during Neanderthal migrations to Palaeolithic Central Europe More Information
The presence of Neanderthals in Central Europe during the Weichselian glaciations (Pleistocene) was sporadic and likely resulted from migrations during warm phases only. While cold climate restricted habitation of Central Europe by Neanderthals, evidence from hundreds of human–made flint artefacts (...)

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