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Displaying from Thursday, March 01, 2012
 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 (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Responding to Marine Disasters Website | More Information
Ocean disasters of the last decade have brought to public awareness the significant consequences and threat to life on earth posed by tsunamis, climate change and industry accidents. In this public lecture, three expert commentators will offer their expertise on the future of disaster management in (...)

19:00 - TALK - The Moon, Apollo, Spaceship Earth and all that... More Information
Prof. O’Brien gives an illustrated talk linking together his careers of being Professor of Space Science in the USA during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the first Director of Environmental Protection and first Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in WA 1971 -1977, and his (...)
Friday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Caring and Sharing Cultural Heritage : Indigenous Art Collections - Mark Stewart and Pauline Williams in conversation at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Website | More Information
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA Museums presents an informative lunchtime conversation this Friday 9 March, 1pm. This is a free public talk, all welcome.

University Art Collections play a vital role in the acquisition, presentation and interpretation of Indigenous art to a diverse (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Theorising Women’s Agency and Power in Sendang Biru, East Java More Information
This paper examines local understandings of how women exercise agency and power in Sendang Biru, a fishing village on the south coast of East Java. The development of the fishing industry in Sendang Biru has brought about improved standards of living for many women, both locals and migrants. These (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Film-making with Aboriginal and Malawian students More Information
The aim of this research is to examine Australian and Malawian students' connections between scientific and cultural knowledge through a story box activity and the production of short films.A total of 39 films were produced by students from Years 7-10 from a regional Aboriginal student group, a (...)
Saturday 10
10:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Unbuilt Perth Symposium Website | More Information
In conjunction with the Unbuilt Perth exhibition, a half day symposium will be held on Saturday 10 March in the Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre. The symposium will be centred around the exhibition’s theme of unbuilt work from Perth and its surrounds, with presentations by local architects, artists (...)
Tuesday 13
13:00 - SEMINAR - Tissue Engineered Muscle Actuators as evocative cultural objects : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Speakers: Chris Salter is an artist, Director of the Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts at Concordia. He studied philosophy and economics at Emory University and (...)
Wednesday 14
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Pentagonal geometries More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

John Bamberg (UWA)

will speak on

Pentagonal geometries

at 11am on Wednesday 14th of March in MLR2

Abstract: Jacques Tits introduced generalised polygons in order to geometrically describe groups of Lie type (...)

12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : conversations on meaning with UWA staff 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 about ‘what matters to me and why’ and then there will be an opportunity for questions and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Levine, Winthrop Professor of Philosophy and Jacqueline Boaks, The University of Western Australia.

Talk of leadership seems to dominate public discourse. Many of us have images of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a moral leader harnessing and focussing the hopes of (...)
Thursday 15
12:00 - TALK - SPEAKER Genevieve McArthur "Sight-word and phonics training in children with dyslexia" More Information
The primary aim of this randomised control trial was to determine how to improve the treatment of dyslexia. To this end, we divided 94 children with dyslexia, aged between 7 and 12 years into three treatment groups. The first group was given 8 weeks of phonics training and then 8 weeks of sight-word (...)

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