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Displaying from Thursday, May 10, 2012
 May 2012
Thursday 10
13:10 - EVENT - Lunchtime Concert : Violin Cello Duo: Sophie and Jasmin Parkinson Stewart Website | More Information
Sisters Jasmin and Sophie Parkinson-Stewart, winners of the People's Choice Awards in last year's Vose competition, perform a selection of duos for violin and cello.

15:00 - SEMINAR - Classics & Ancient History/Archaeology Joint Seminar: Dr Ueli Brunner : The Gardens of the Queen of Sheba: Irrigation and hunt in ancient Yemen Website | More Information
Visiting scholar Dr Ueili Brunner has spent many years working in Yemen and shares with us his insights into the Sabean culture.

A short introduction sheds light on the environment and characteristics of the Sabean culture. The wealth of the Sabeans was generated by trade but the (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Sending Sharks to School: Brain Evolution in Sharks and Their Relatives : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Cartilaginous fishes are comprised of approximately 1185 species worldwide and occupy a range of niches and primary habitats. It is a widely accepted view that neural development can reflect morphological adaptations and sensory specializations and it has been shown that similar patterns of brain (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Dr Amara Lakhous - "Reforming Islam from the Outside" : Multi-Award Winning Author Dr Amara Lakhous is an Algerian-born Muslim writer. He is the recipient of the Italy’s Premier Literary Award. More Information
Born in 1970 in Algiers in a Berber family, Amara Lakhous is the sixth of nine children. He studied at Koran school for four years where he learned classical Arabic. He learned French at junior school. He was influenced from an early age by authors like Mahfouz, Flaubert and Hemingway, and after (...)
Friday 11
13:00 - EXPO - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - E-Learning Expo Website | More Information

15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Dr Anthony Dillon : Political correctness is not helping indigenous Australians More Information
Abstract: The disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal people in this country remains a high priority for all. An assumed major barrier to addressing the needs of Aboriginal people are cultural differences. Difference between groups, whether they be groups based on race, gender, age, location, etc. (...)
Monday 14
13:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - Distinguished Visiting Teacher Public Seminar - Professor Pip Pattison DVC (A) University of Melbourne : “Students' experiences of the new curriculum at the University of Melbourne" Website | More Information
Professor Pattison will review the impact of significant curriculum change at the University of Melbourne, with a particular focus on students’ experiences of new undergraduate and graduate courses. She will describe how students have reacted to new courses and reported on their experiences, and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Will Australia's Personal Electronic Health Records Improve Your Health? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Associate Professor David Glance, Director, UWA Centre for Software Practice.

From July 2012, Australians will be able to register for their own Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). The PCEHR will potentially allow consumers to have access to a (...)
Tuesday 15
13:00 - SEMINAR - Nucleic acid sequencing technologies: Wows and Woes : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Dr Watson trained as a molecular biologist in the United Kingdom and conducted his first post doc with Prof Steven Holgate, Prof Newton Morten and Prof. Patricia Jacobs in Southampton , UK performing genetic linkage analysis to Atopy and allergic disease. In 1994 he took up a position (...)

13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) Academic Roasting Website | More Information
In this “academic roasting” the Postgraduate Students Association (PSA) will roast various general areas of the University and associated processes and systems. These will be represented by volunteer academic and senior professional staff members.

A ‘roast’ is an event (usually in the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Secrets of the mind : International health expert will reveal causes of brain degeneration in dementia Website | More Information
Although the risk of developing dementia increases with age – in most people with dementia, symptoms first appear after age 60. Dementia is not a part of normal aging. It is caused by a fatal disease that affects the brain. Dementia is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Secrets of the Mind: The challenge of unraveling the causes of brain degeneration in dementia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast.

Once considered a rare disorder, dementia is now seen as a major public health problem that is seriously affecting thousands of older Australians and their families.

Alth (...)
Wednesday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Computing with infinite linear groups: results and challenges More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Alla Detinko (NUI, Galway)

will speak on

Computing with infinite linear groups: results and challenges

at 11am in Maths Lecture Room 2 on Wednesday 16th of May

Abstract: In the talk we will discuss methods for (...)

12:30 - WORKSHOP - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - Creative Conversations "What are we learning about assessment and feedback: An open space co-learning experience" Website | More Information
Facilitated by Michael Wood and Asst/Professor Rashmi Watson, the Creative Conversations will focus around personal experiences with assessment through open space learning forum.

The process that will be used for our conversations is called “Open Space Technology”. 'Open Space' is a self- (...)

15:00 - TALK - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - UWA staff retreats and quiet days Website | More Information
Would you like to know more about staff contemplative retreats and quiet days at UWA? If so, we invite you to an afternoon conversation on Wednesday 16th May, 3.00-4.00pm in Seminar Room 1 Love House

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

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Creating Tools for Medical Image Computing Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Ron Kikinis, Director, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

For the last decade, Professor Kikinis has focused on creating a software platform to make it easier to translate engineering prototypes for image (...)
Thursday 17
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert : String Quartet Riley Skevington, Elena Phatak, Eunise Cheng and Jeremy Huynh Website | More Information
2011 Flora Bunning Memorial prize winners Riley Skevington, Elena Phatak, Eunise Cheng and Jeremy Huynh present and exciting program for string quartet, featuring Schubert's "Death and the Maiden"

15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar: Professor Emeritus Timothy Earle : A Political Economy Analysis for Pacific Prehistory Website | More Information
Visiting Scholar Professor Emeritus Timothy Earle, from Northwestern University, Illinois, and supported by the Society of Antiquaries of London presents a seminar bringing together case studies from his many years of research in the Pacific.

The development of chiefdoms was a political (...)

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Post-transcriptional chloroplast gene regulation: Analysis of key ribonucleases responsible for RNA maturation : Regulation of chloroplast gene expression has levels of complexity not found in prokaryotes. More Information
Dr Sharwood’s research focuses on the molecular engineering of higher plant chloroplasts to improve many facets of plant productivity. Chloroplasts harbour the key biochemical reactions of photosynthesis, a process that underpins all life on earth.
Friday 18
12:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What matters to me and why : Conversations with members of the UWA community about what matters to them More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Carol (...)

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