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 September 2012
Thursday 27
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Providing resources in the LMS - database and glossary activities Website | More Information
In this workshop, participants will investigate the Database and Glossary activites within the LMS unit. The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. Using the Database activity teachers and/or students can build, display and search a (...)

12:00 - TALK - Talk by Kate Storrs "You look different, somehow" More Information
What you see depends on what you have already seen. After seeing a squashed ellipse, a perfect circle tends to look elongated – a shape aftereffect. After seeing a female face, an androgynous face tends to look masculine – a face aftereffect. Aftereffects are ubiquitous in vision, but have several (...)

14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Statistic Seminar : Nonlinear Time Series Modelling in Bionformatics and Finance: Bayesian perspectives More Information
Abstract: There are two main components in this talk: DNA sequence modelling in Bioinformatics and Bayesian analysis of a modified Smooth Threshold Autoregressive (STAR) models in Finance. For the DNA sequence modelling, I continued my research in Bayesian Hidden Markov modelling for some new DNA (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Proper Sense of History : Former Prime Minister John Howard will present The Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation Lecture More Information
As Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Defence, Sir Paul Hasluck was integral in formulating Australia’s post war security and foreign policy. He was a strong advocate for our nation’s indigenous people, particularly in health and education. He was a prolific writer, authoring volumes (...)

 October 2012
Tuesday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Iron and its influence on hepatic lipids : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are major health problems in Australia. All are characterised by an initial accumulation of lipids which, along with the contribution of confounding factors, such as iron, can lead to organ dysfunction and death. In the presence of (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Biophysics Seminar More Information
This week PhD student Rahi Varsani will be presenting the Biophysics seminar.

Title: Time-evolution of chain formation in magnetic nanoparticles and its effects on transverse proton relaxation rates.

Abstract: In the 1970s, de Gennes and Pincus predicted that magnetic (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics: Packing Steiner trees More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Irene Pivotto (UWA)

will speak on

Packing Steiner trees

at 1pm Tuesday 2nd of October in MLR2

Abstract: A classic theorem of Nash-Wiliams and Tutte gives necessary and sufficient conditions for a graph to have k (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Neurodevelopmental disorders: Are our current diagnostic labels fit for purpose? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford.

Many children have specific developmental difficulties affecting specific areas such as reading, language, maths, motor co-ordination, attention or social skills. A range of diagnostic (...)
Wednesday 03
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Oct3: : "The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia” More Information
The next Soil&Water Seminar will be Prof. Matthew Tonts from SEE, at 12pm on Weds, Oct 3rd. All welcome!

Title: “The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia”

Abstract: In the 1930s, Canadian historian Harold Innis developed his 'staples thesis' to (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar : A Tale of Two Metalloenzymes: More Information
Binuclear metallohydrolases are a functionally diverse class of metalloenzyme whose members require two closely spaced metal ions in their active site to catalyse the hydrolysis of amides and phosphate esters [1].

Purple acid phosphatases (PAPs) are found in animals, plants and fungi (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Extreme rainfall over the south and north Website | More Information
Extreme rainfall over the south and north-west of Western Australia and the Sydney region of NSW over the last fifty years has been modelled using a Bayesian hierarchical approach based on statistical extreme value theory. Spatial variability of the extreme rainfall distribution is modelled using a (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Growth headwinds in China and Japan: implications for the Australian economy Website | More Information
An ‘Inquiring Minds’ lecture by Rod Tyers, Winthrop Professor of Economics, UWA Business School.

This lecture will review recent economic development in China and Japan and will examine the likelihood that either country will overcome barriers to further economic growth. It will draw on (...)
Thursday 04
7:30 - SEMINAR - Seminar - Professor Richard Dowell : Current audiological reseach at the University of Melbourne More Information
Professor Dowell is the Director of Audiological Services at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Head of the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne, and holds the Chair in Audiology and Speech Science. Prof Dowell has also been a key scientist with the (...)

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

14:00 - SEMINAR - Statistics Seminar : Infinite Divisibility II Infdiv Spotting More Information
My second talk will summarize research dating from about 1980 which develops criteria for identifying infinite divisibility. I will restrict attention to positive continuous laws (Type 1). These criteria identify many laws as infdiv whose status is not at all evident from the definition or Levy (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : The Australian Historic Shipwrecks Preservation Project More Information
The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project (AHSPP) is a collaborative national project funded by a large Australian Research Council Linkage Grant awarded in 2011. With ten state, territory and federal Partner Organisations working with three collaborating universities, this is the (...)

It is clear from their voluminous scholarly output over five decades that Ronald and Catherine Berndt were keen observers of ‘the winds of change’ that were blowing strongly across most of Aboriginal Australia in that period. We contemporary scholars are closely watching both changes emanating from (...)
Friday 05
12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Research Seminar More Information
Child Care in Australia: This presentation looks at the relationship between female labour supply and child care in Australia. We examine a variety of different questions relating to the relationship between child care availability, quality and cost of child care and women’s labour supply. We (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : The Hukou barrier: Shanghai local graduates VS graduates from other provinces More Information
In this presentation, I will discuss how the Chinese household registration system (the hukou system) affects graduates’ transition experiences. As a background, I start with an introduction of the Chinese household system and the resident card system in Shanghai. The resident card system was (...)
Monday 08
13:10 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Commuting graphs of groups More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Michael Giudici (UWA)

will speak on

Commuting graphs of groups

at 1pm Tuesday 9th of October in MLR2

Abstract: The commuting graph of a group G is the graph whose vertices are the noncentral elements of G and (...)

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