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Displaying from Tuesday, May 15, 2012
 May 2012
Tuesday 15
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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Roaming Reptile Education - Trials and tribulations of starting and running a science communication business More Information
Teaching school children about reptiles sounded like a great, easy idea. I had a snake and a few lizards that were children-friendly, what else did I need? Well, the answer was licensing, business registration, naming rights, website construction, writing fact sheets, linking material to the school (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Vocal Performance Website | More Information
The flourishing vocal program at UWA's School of Music presents an exciting program of music by UWA Senior vocal students.
Sunday 20
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Two: Bernadette Harvey : Pianoforte Website | More Information
International concert pianist, Bernadette Harvey is renowned for her commitment to Australian music. Since winning the ABC "Young Performer of the Year" as a young woman, her career has taken her all over the world to great acclaim.
Monday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Different Kind of "Subject": Colonial Law in Aboriginal European Relations in Early 19th Century Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ann Hunter, Lecturer/Law Coordinator, School of Indigenous Studies, UWA.

The lecture will examine the approach taken by British and colonial governments towards Aboriginal people in the formative years of the Swan River Colony. The colonial and British government (...)
Tuesday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - Integrating the fields of neuroscience and ecology to understand animal behaviour : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: By investigating the neural basis of behaviour in marine organisms, it is possible to identify the signals that govern a range of behaviours crucial for survival. In this presentation, the fields of neuroscience and ecology are integrated to explore animal behaviour and the processing (...)

18:00 - EVENT - Shamanism and the origin of creative genius in western Europe : A public lecture by David S Whitley Website | More Information
The start of the European Upper Palaeolithic, about 35,000 years ago, is marked by the dramatic appearance not just of art, but of true creative genius.

World renowned cave art sites like Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira are widely recognised as artistic masterpieces. Although scientists (...)
Wednesday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Algebraic Design Theory More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Dane Flannery (NUI, Galway)

will speak on

Algebraic Design Theory

at 11am on Wednesday 23rd of May in MLR2

Abstract: This talk will survey results and open problems in the theory of pairwise combinatorial (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - "Investigation of the mechanisms and regulation of RNA binding by the paraspeckle proteins as a route to deciphering paraspeckle function". AND "Investigating the induction mechanism of a long non-coding RNA: NEAT1, and paraspeckles.” Website | More Information
Ellen completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia in 2009. Following this she did Honours in the lab of Professor Charlie Bond (BBCS, UWA). After completing Honours, Ellen did an Internship at the University of Queensland in Professor John Mattick’s lab, a world leader in (...)

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