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 April 2012
Tuesday 03
13:00 - SEMINAR - New paradigms for teaching "Histology" and other image-intensive courses : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Website | More Information
The Seminar: A summary of activities completed during the presenter’s 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship (ALTC) and proposed activities of a 2011 ALTC Project Grant will be provided. The presentation will demonstrate a combination of technologies (including the Moodle software package) (...)

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Distinguished International Guest Lecture Series : Practitioner Su Hart Website | More Information
Practitioner Su Hart, is a member of the Afro/Celt music group, Baka Beyond. Her own music is inspired by the music of the pygmy Baka people from the rain forests of Cameroon. In her talk she will discuss her own initiation into the Baka womens' magical singing called "Yelli" (forest (...)
Wednesday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: s-geodesic transitive graphs More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Wei Jin (UWA)

will speak on

s-geodesic transitive graphs

at 11am on Wednesday 4th of April in MLR2.

Abstract: In a finite graph Gamma, a geodesic from a vertex u to a vertex v is one of the shortest paths from (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Apr4: : "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research" More Information
The Soil&Water seminar on Weds, April 4th at 12pm will be given by Emeritus Professor Alan Robson, as an invited speaker for Soil Science Australia. All welcome!

TITLE: "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research"

Abstract: In the (...)

16:00 - EVENT - “Adverse Health Among Migrants, A Global Health Disparity” Website | More Information
Marc Schenker is a Professor of Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is the Founding Director of the Migration and Health Research Center (MAHRC) and Agricultural Health and Safety Center at UC, Davis. He is also a physician and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Inventing Ethics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mary C. Gentile, Director of the ‘Giving Voice to Values’ curriculum, Babson College

Does ethics make us happy? Too often we view our ethical decisions as constraints on action - a set of “thou shalt nots”. What if we instead looked at these choices as the (...)
Wednesday 11
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics using MS Excel : A Short Course Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to give the participants an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, we concentrate on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables (...)

10:30 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Polyhedral complexes, locally compact groups and lattices More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Anne Thomas (Sydney)

will speak on

Polyhedral complexes, locally compact groups and lattices

at 10:30am on Wednesday 11th of April in MLR2

***Note earlier time than usual*******

Abstract: This will (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Stars are Getting Closer: the European Extremely Large Telescope Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Joe Liske, staff astronomer, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany.

403 years after Galileo Galilei first pointed a telescope at the night sky European astronomers are set to build the largest optical telescope ever in the Chilean Atacama desert: with a (...)
Thursday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social Entrepreneurship: Contexts and Challenges Website | More Information
The Centre for Social Impact (UWA), together with the Department for Communities, is delighted to present a public lecture with Dr Alex Nicholls. Dr Nicholls, one of the world’s leading thinkers in social enterprise and innovation, will share his insights on 'Social Entrepreneurship: Context and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Repeat Lecture - 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 (...)
Monday 16
9:00 - EVENT - Avizo Fire: Demonstration and worked examples More Information

Avizo is a full-featured 3D application that enables engineers and scientists to load datasets, interactively explore, process and analyse that data, and finally to export and communicate the results. The Avizo Fire Edition offers a broad range of software tools for (...)
Tuesday 17
13:00 - SEMINAR - FASE lunchtime seminar : Exploring the links between education research, scholarly teaching and the improvement of student learning More Information
In this talk, Jenni draws on more than a decade of education research and teaching in chemical engineering to focus on the central issue of improving student learning in engineering education.

Illustrating these points through a range of innovations at the 2nd year level in chemical (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - A Bird's Eye View of Sleep : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: In mammals, including humans, there are two types of sleep. The function of the brain activity underlying these states, called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-REM sleep, is an unresolved question in biology. Natural interspecific variation in sleep can constitute a powerful (...)
Wednesday 18
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Engineering Education Masterclass : Building your toolkit for doing engineering education research More Information
In this highly interactive masterclass, participants who are relatively new to engineering education research (although they might be experienced researchers in science or engineering) will engage closely with some of the key foundational issues in this research field.

Key questions (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: A class of abundant p-singular elements in finite classical groups More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Tomasz Popiel (UWA)

will speak on

A class of abundant p-singular elements in finite classical groups

at 11am on Wednesday 18th of April in MLR2

Abstract: Elements with order divisible by certain primes have (...)

13:20 - Forum - Bioenergy Forum : The Energy and Minerals Institute along with the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are pleased to invite you to The University of Western Australia’s Bioenergy Forum Website | More Information

Microalgae Energy Farms for Low Cost Biodiesel Production Presented by Dr Peer Schenk

ABSTRACT: From start to finish, biodiesel production from microalgae requires optimisation of all steps towards cost effectiveness and energy efficiency, as current limitations exist mainly (...)
Thursday 19
12:00 - TALK - SPEAKER Mike Webster "Adding years to your life (or at least looking like it) – adaptation and the perception of facial age" : The perceived characteristics of a face can be strongly biased by adaptation to faces seen previously More Information
The perceived characteristics of a face can be strongly biased by adaptation to faces seen previously. These aftereffects have been found for many of the attributes characterizing natural variations in the face including identity, gender, and expression. We are exploring the impact of adaptation on (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - ECM Faculty Seminar : A social realist approach to researching student learning in higher education: exploring engineering education More Information
Many contemporary concerns in higher education focus on the student experience of learning. With a larger and much more diverse intake than ever before at the same time that funding for higher education is being cut back in some parts of the world and at least limited elsewhere, questions are being (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of zooplankton communities in freshwater systems: the importance of high resolution data : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Heterogeneity within aquatic ecosystems influences many vital ecosystem processes, and as such its investigation is fundamental to understanding ecological interactions within planktonic systems. Teasing apart the layers of heterogeneity within any environment is, however, hindered by the problem (...)

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