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Displaying from Thursday, March 22, 2012
 March 2012
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 (...)
Saturday 24
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Free Lecture : The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Two Illustrated Lectures by Winthrop Professor David Kennedy Website | More Information
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 3rd Session. Two illustrated lectures by Winthrop Professor David Kennedy. Saturday 24 March, 1:30pm. Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia.

Program:

1:30pm - Lecture - Fall: Economic, Social, Environmental.. (...)
Monday 26
12:00 - EVENT - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Anna Nowak presents "Thoracic Cancer Medicine" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Thoracic Cancer Medicine" by Professor Anna Nowak from School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Being an ecologist in Western Australia: Life in a biological wonderland caught in a minefield of polarized debates Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Richard Hobbs, 2011 WA Scientist of the Year.

Professor Hobbs studies the patterns and processes of life - species and how they interact, ecosystems and how they work - and how humans intersect with and affect these species and ecosystems. Working as an (...)
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - FASE lunchtime seminar : Have we forgotten why and how we do engineering? Website | More Information
In the last half-century, engineering education has been predominantly focused on engineering science. In this talk Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan shall discuss important dimensions of engineering practice that seem to have been forgotten, not only within education but also within the (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Deep breathing and obstructive lung disease : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Deep inspiration (DI) produces a pronounced bronchodilator response in healthy humans but this response is impaired in obstructive lung diseases including both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). How stretch of bronchi causes bronchodilation is still unclear (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The 2012 Francesco Vanzetti Memorial Lecture : Dante's Purgatorio and Easter: an introduction with a reading of the First Canto More Information

18:05 - FREE LECTURE - Lecture on Dante : Emeritus Professor John Scott will deliver the 2012 Francesco Vanzetti Memorial Lecture on Dante's Purgatorio. Website | More Information
"Dante's Purgatorio and Easter: an introduction with a reading of the First Canto"
Wednesday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: The subspace lattice More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Phill Schultz (UWA)

will speak on

The subspace lattice

at 11am on Wed 28th of March in MLR2

Abstract: I describe algebraically, combinatorially and anatomically the lattice of subspaces of a finite dimensional (...)

16:00 - EVENT - Pure Mathematics Seminar : Triangulated topological manifolds and special algebraic varieties More Information
Abstract: A simplicial complex K gives rise to a Stanley-Reisner ring A and a projective scheme X inside some projective space. The scheme X “looks like” K as it is the union, over all faces F in K, of linear subspaces of dimension dim F. These intersect as in K. If K is a combinatorial manifold ( (...)

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Semipermeable Public Lecture Series : Presented by SymbioticA & Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA Website | More Information
"Artists in the Labs" Speaker: Jill Scott

The artists-in-labs program, based in Zurich Switzerland started as a pilot project in 2003 to place artists into Swiss scientific research environments. The program examines current debates and discourses that can help art and science (...)
Thursday 29
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert : Daniel Masmanian (composition) More Information

15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Maritime History and Archaeology More Information
What is meant by 'maritime' archaeology and history? What materials might someone conducting this line of research consider? 'Maritime' in this sense points to research and analysis conducted on material culture with a view from sea to land. The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7000 islands (...)

16:00 - EVENT - The Prayers of Michael Leunig : Part of the Three University Lecture Series on religious and theological themes More Information
Associate Professor Tony Hughes-d’Aeth lectures in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. He has published widely on Australian literature and film. The lecture on Michael Leunig derives from an essay commissioned for a forthcoming collection of essays on Australian (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Developing an oceanographic modelling, observing, monitoring and forecasting system around southern Africa : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
In this seminar, various aspects of the unique major western and eastern boundary current systems along the east and west coasts of southern Africa (Agulhas and Benguela Current Systems) around southern Africa will be discussed in the light of new oceanographic developments in Cape Town in the (...)


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