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Displaying from Tuesday, March 13, 2012
 March 2012
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 (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “Eddy covariance fluxes and cosmic rays for soil moisture and recharge monitoring on Gnangara Mound – a novel approach to establishing water and carbon balances in a groundwater recharge area” : SESE/OI Seminar Series More Information
An atmospheric flux station has been established 70 km north of Perth, with funding from the Commonwealth Govt through the Terrestrial Ecoscience Research Network (TERN) and CSIRO. The site has been selected for its importance as representative of the recharge area and its ecological value. South- (...)

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Phosphite - a potent 'fungicide' .. but why? : PLS NOTE CHANGE OF TIME! Prev 1pm, now 4pm. More Information
Phosphorus (P) is essential for plant growth, but often has a low availability due to a low solution P pool and sorption to soil minerals. ABSTRACT AVAILABLE.

18:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - SOLD OUT - The sexualisation of girls and the digital age: navigating the debates, averting moral panics and responding to another challenge for gender equality : The 2012 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
Speaker: Donna Chung, Winthrop Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, The University of Western Australia.

In the last decade there has been increasing concern by a cross section of the community about what has been termed the sexualisation and ‘pornifcation’ of children (...)
Friday 16
15:00 - Colloquium - Speaker Professor LOUISE SHARPE (University of Sydney) The role of attentional biases in the development and management of pain More Information
The literature investigating attentional biases in chronic pain has been mixed, however, a recent meta-analysis has confirmed the presence of attentional biases in chronic pain patients that are similar to those observed in patients with anxiety disorders. However, unlike the anxiety disorders (...)
Wednesday 21
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Minor-closed classes of graphs and matroids More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Gordon Royle (UWA)

will speak on

Minor-closed classes of graphs and matroids

at 11am in MLR2 on Wed 21st of March

Abstract: This talk will give a general survey of results and problems relating to (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Mar21: : "Toolibin Lake 2010, combining hydrogeology, soil physics, remote sensing and plant ecophysiology to explain the response to management interventions" More Information
The Soil&Water seminar on Weds, March 21st at 12pm will be given by Assoc.Prof. Ryan Vogwill, from UWA/Curtin/DEC. All welcome!

“Toolibin Lake 2010, combining hydrogeology, soil physics, remote sensing and plant ecophysiology to explain the response to management interventions. “

12:30 - EVENT - UWA staff retreats and quiet days : information meeting More Information
Would you like to know more about staff contemplative retreats and quiet days at UWA? If so, we invite you to a lunch time conversation on Wednesday 21st March, 12.30pm – 1.30pm at the University Club café.

Retreats and Quiet Days have been offered at UWA for the last four years with (...)

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Semipermeable Public Lecture Series : Presented by SymbioticA & Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA Website | More Information
Alien Agencies: Research-Creation and Ethnographies of the Nonhuman

A public lecture by Dr Christopher Salter, Director, Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology.

What does it mean that nonhuman matter “performs”? How can contemporary techno-s (...)

19:00 - PUBLIC 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 (...)
Thursday 22
1:00 - EVENT - The Case for an Apology by the Australian Mental Health Professions to Aboriginal and Islander peoples : Close the Gap Event - Seminar Website | More Information
The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing is hosting a Seminar presented by Professor Alan Rosen, Research Psychiatrist, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle.

Over many years, psychiatric professionals have dominated the lives (...)

12:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - “Iran’s Nuclear Programme - Regional Perspective” : The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA to attend a public lecture on “Iran’s Nuclear Programme - Regional Perspective” More Information
Iran’s nuclear programme has been a cause of concern for the international community. US and Israel are convinced that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, Iran claims that it has no intention to produce nuclear weapons and its nuclear activities are to sustain a peaceful nuclear power programme. It (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES Semester one 2012 : Pleistocene, Holocene and/or Anthropocene: why Quaternary studies matter, even in Western Australia! More Information
The problematic term Anthropocene denotes the current interval where human activity is affecting global climate, but when did it start - during the Industrial Revolution or much earlier with the global spread of agriculture? If the Anthropocene began with agriculture, what happens to the Holocene? (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - (What’s the Story) Internal Solitary Waves? : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Internal solitary waves are large-amplitude internal waves usually characterized in a two-layer fluid as a hump-shaped disturbance whose structure does not change as it propagates at speeds faster than the long-wave speed. They are manifest at an atmospheric inversion as Australia’s Morning Glory (...)
Friday 23
15:00 - Colloquium: Speaker PROF GORDON BROWN (University of Warwick) - Relative rank effects in consumer behaviour and social judgement: From cognitive models to social inequality More Information
Models of judgement and decision-making suggest that the relative ranked positions of options within a context influences judgement and choice. I will summarise evidence for the relative rank principle in a number of different social and applied contexts, ranging from actual product choice through (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Pushing it up hill: Social psychology, climate change, and communication. More Information
I present an overview of some results from Australian national surveys of public beliefs about climate change, and other studies of some of the social processes underlying the public's understanding of climate change. I argue for the general views that beliefs about climate change are socially and (...)


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