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Displaying from Friday, March 08, 2013
 March 2013
Friday 08
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for Tutors Website | More Information
UWA's learning management system provides a variety of tools, features and interactions in an online environment for supporting teaching and learning experiences at UWA. Different roles have different access and capabilities for using the system, and there are two tutor roles - a grading role and a (...)

9:30 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Developing Rubrics Website | More Information
This workshop will provide an overview of what a rubric is and how to develop one. The practical hands-on workshop will allow staff to consider their current/future assessment tasks and effective ways of assessing these using rubrics.

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Generalised n-gons and the Feit-Higman theorem More Information
Name: Jon Xu (University of Melbourne/University of Western Australia)

will speak on

Generalised n-gons and the Feit-Higman theorem

at 3pm on Friday 8th of March.

Abstract:

Jacques Tits' theory of buildings played a vital role in the proof of (...)
Wednesday 13
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Teaching Large Classes: Active Learning in Lectures Website | More Information
Large classes mean the lecture class is maintained, yet effective teaching requires reconsidering how learners are engaged in the lecture time. This workshop will introduce you to the theory behind Active Learning, model a range of Active Learning strategies, and give you some practical tips and (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The Spectacular Space Shuttle Era: My story, technical and personal Website | More Information
In January 1969, I arrived as a new emigrant to United States at a time of great excitement for adventurers like myself. Astronauts were about to land on the moon and there was much talk of plans for a new spaceship to be called the Space Shuttle. That plan looked surprisingly like the imaginary (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Abrupt Climate Change in the Arctic: Why should we care? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, UWA Oceans Institute.

The Arctic is the least studied of all regions of the planet, but also that which has warmed fastest to-date and which is predicted to continue to do so along the 21 st century. While the Antarctic (...)
Thursday 14
12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : a conversation with W/Prof Kadambot Siddique More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to me and Why (with W/Prof Kadambot H.M. Siddique)

'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 such factors continue to (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Statistics Seminar : Energy Derivatives: Oil,Gas and Coal Website | More Information
Commodities as an asset class have experienced somewhat of a surge in interest over the past ten years, driven largely by an increase in demand from newly industrialising countries, but also by investor appetite for investment opportunities that are weakly correlated with more liquid financial (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Identity and rock art both on and off the rocks More Information
In many countries, cultural and socio-political identity is shaped, manipulated, presented, and negotiated through rock art. Both on and off the rocks, pictographs and petroglyphs are powerful tools. In this talk, I present results from fieldwork in southern Africa, northern Australia, and west (...)
Friday 15
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Advancing your LMS: Communicating in the LMS Website | More Information
In this workshop participants will investigate the LMS Communication activities: Forums, Announcements, Chat, Feedback and Choice.

11:00 - SEMINAR - The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers : SARE/ AARES seminar series Website | More Information
The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture (zero tillage, mulching and crop rotation) are described, reviewed and modelled. The economics are defined broadly to include not just shortterm financial benefits and costs, but also the whole-farm management context, constraints on key (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Economics Research Seminar : Growth and the Bright City Lights: Convergence and Divergence Across Indian Districts More Information
Abstract

We use a new data set of district level data to estimate growth and convergence rates across the 575 Indian districts. We find that there is absolute divergence of income levels across districts. We then develop a simple extension of the standard convergence model that (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Erdös-Ko-Rado sets in finite classical polar spaces More Information
Abstract:

Erdös-Ko-Rado sets (EKR sets) are a family of k-sets of { 1, ..., n } that pairwise intersect in at least one element and were first studied by Erdös, Ko, and Rado in 1961. There are several generalizations of EKR sets. The speaker's main interest is study of EKR sets in polar (...)
Tuesday 19
13:00 - SEMINAR - Kisspeptin, Fertility and Fatness : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Jeremy’s work represents an exciting new field of neuroendocrinology. The recent discovery of mice and humans lacking the kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1R) and their subsequent infertility has sparked scientists to explore the actions of kisspeptin. Kisspeptin is a neuropeptide and (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Alexander Jensen Website | More Information
Alexander Jensen: Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology.

Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology Western music has always been a way of expressing that what is most important to men and women. In the past (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: DMA Lecture Recital - Georg Corall: The Eloquent Hautboy Website | More Information
Georg Corall: DMA Lecture-Recital

The Eloquent Hautboy

Scholars have investigated ‘music as speech’ and the ‘weapons of rhetoric’ in musical execution in order to understand the importance of text in historically-informed performance practice (HIP). This has led to the (...)
Wednesday 20
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Supervising Postgraduate Students Website | More Information
This workshop not only provides grounding in the Graduate Research School's guidelines, policies and procedures for the effective supervision of research students, but also addresses issues related to managing the personal relationship between supervisor and student.

This workshop (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Does phytoplankton biomass in a reservoir increase in the future? Website | More Information
A water resource in the future is a great concern around the world. In 2009 the research area of "Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use" was launched by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). One of the projects is "Development of Well-Balanced Urban Water (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unplanned Development: The hidden geometries of change in Southeast Asia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jonathan Rigg, Geography Department, Durham University.

This public lecture emerges from a puzzle: why are our explanations for the patterns of the world so often incomplete and far from universal in their application? Look across the development experience of (...)
Thursday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : “Cannibalism is bad”. Isn’t it? More Information
It is a truth universally acknowledged that eating people is wrong. Arens (1979) thinks it is so wrong that no-one every really did it. When we consider the historical, ethnographic and archaeological records, it is clear that people did indeed do it. Again despite Arens, who argues that since (...)


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