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 February 2012
Monday 20
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Neonatal Nutrition Symposium : Symposium for neonatal specialists on current topics of infant nutrition Website | More Information
The inaugural Neonatal Nutrition Symposium of the Centre for Neonatal Research and Education, this event will feature presentations by distinguished international and local experts. Subjects will include physiology of infant feeding, allergy prevention, and use of probiotics.

9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis (...)

14:00 - EVENT - STATISTICS SEMINAR : First Passage Times for Random Walks and Levy Processes More Information
Title: First Passage Times for Random Walks and Levy Processes

Abstract: The behaviour of the tail of the distribution of the first passage time over a fixed level has been known for many years, but until recently little was known about the behaviour of the probability mass function or (...)
Wednesday 22
11:00 - EVENT - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: A census of cubic vertex-transitive graphs More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Gabriel Verret (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

will speak on

A census of cubic vertex-transitive graphs

at 11am Wednesday 22nd of February in MLR2

Abstract: We explain how some of our recent results have (...)

12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Processing of miRNA precursors More Information
Nina V. Fedoroff received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University, and has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Johns Hopkins University and the Pennsylvania State University, where she was the Director of the Biotechnology Institute and the (...)

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.

The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The (...)
Thursday 23
12:00 - TALK - Evidence for Selection in the Evolution of Human Communication Systems : Human communication systems evolve and socio-­cultural processes play an important role in this process More Information
Human communication systems evolve and socio-­cultural processes play an important role in this process. The cultural mechanisms that guide this evolution are not well understood. Using a laboratory study that is extended by computer simulations, we test three mechanisms through which human (...)
Monday 27
16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Molecular Basis of the Antifungal Activity of a Plant Defensin : JOINT PRESENTATION: ARC CoE PEB / UWA School of Plant Biology More Information
Professor Anderson's current work is focussed on defence molecules produced by plants for protection against insect pests and pathogens.. More Info Available
Tuesday 28
15:45 - SEMINAR - Physics Seminar : Broadband and tunable optical nanoantennas for optical communications, sensing and quantum applications More Information
Conventional antennas, which are widely used to transmit radio and TV signals, can be used at optical frequencies as long as they are shrunk to nanometer-size dimensions. Optical nanoantennas possess plasmonic modes – collective oscillations of the metal's conduction electrons – that strongly (...)
Wednesday 29
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Neighbour transitive codes and connections with power line communication More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Neil Gillespie (UWA)

will speak on

Neighbour transitive codes and connections with power line communication

at 11am in MLR2 on Wednesday 29th of February

Abstract: Power line communication has been proposed as (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A World of Opportunities: Social innovation in the international and Australian cultural sector Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Vanessa Kredler, UNESCO.

This presentation will introduce the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, which is being developed under the auspices of UNESCO. The NMEC is an ambitious new museum project that will look at Egyptian civilization from (...)

 March 2012
Thursday 01
12:00 - TALK - Attentional capacity limitations in face perception - processing face sets : Person Perception Seminars - Talk by Dr Markus F. Neumann, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena More Information
Distracter faces are difficult to ignore. Faces that are entirely irrelevant to an ongoing task are being processed even in ‘high load’ conditions that promote distracter inhibition for non-face stimulus categories. Distracter face processing can, however, be reduced by adding a second face to a (...)
Friday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Sony ExploraScience – an interactive science museum More Information
Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Sony ExploraScience interactive science museum - a summer of science performances, blogging, media releases and workshop planning
Sunday 04
18:30 - OPENING CEREMONY - UWA Commencement Prayers : Annual service of Christian prayer to launch the new year, for staff and students. More Information
At this point of the year staff and students throw themselves at a semester full of things that change them, new knowledge, new relationships, new inner challenges and new questions. This service is an opportunity to make time to orient towards what God is doing with this world and with them, and (...)
Tuesday 06
13:00 - SEMINAR - Metabolic regulation of insulin secretion and the impact of exercise : School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: A large body of work has been produced in the laboratory of Prof. Newsholme detailing the importance of amino acids to insulin secretion. While long-term exposure to high glucose induces oxidative stress in beta cells, conflicting results have been published regarding the impact of ROS (...)

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - Distinguished International Guest Lecture Series : Professor Jane Edwards from the University of Limerick, Ireland Website | More Information
Prof Jane Edwards is a world leading music therapist and will speak on parent and infant music making.

17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Unsafe Haven, Hazaras In Afghanistan : Public Lecture by Mr. Abdul Karim Hekmat on Hazaras and their treatment in Afghanistan Website | More Information
Last November a 27 years old Hazara asylum seeker was about to be deported to Afghanistan. The Federal Magistrate Court put a temporary injunction against his forced removal because of ‘lack of procedural fairness.’ Now a legal challenge is underway in the High Court to determine the fate of all (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - America's Water Crisis and what to do about it : Trepidation and Inspiration for Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J Glennon, The Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Australia and the United States are both facing a water crisis. Recent and severe droughts, especially in Western Australia and in Texas, have (...)
Wednesday 07
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Coprime subdegrees for primitive permutation groups and completely reducible linear groups More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Cheryl Praeger(UWA)

will speak on

Coprime subdegrees for primitive permutation groups and completely reducible linear groups

at 11am on Wednesday 7th of March in MLR2

Abstract. This work was (...)

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Arab Spring, Non-Arab reactions : Public Lecture by Professor Ehud Toledano on reactions by non-Arabs to the Arab Spring Website | More Information
Speaker Bio: Ehud Toledano is a Professor of Ottoman and Middle Eastern History, and the Director of the Graduate School of Historical Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Previously, he held the role as Head of the University’s History Department. He is a leading Israeli academic specializing (...)

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