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 April 2013
Tuesday 16
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Kristin Bowtell Website | More Information
Kristin Bowtell (returning Court Music Fund award-holder)

The Embodied Score: Conductors' Interpretive Decision-Making

Conductors are expected to develop a personal interpretation of each piece in advance of the first rehearsal, yet the conducting and performing literature (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The History of Education and the Values of Cultural Heritage Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ian Reid, Adjunct Professor, English and Cultural Studies UWA.

A century ago, when The University of Western Australia first opened its doors to students, the general purposes of higher education seemed relatively clear in the public mind. But these days there is (...)
Wednesday 17
12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : A conversation with Philippa Maddern More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to Me and Why (with W/Prof Philippa Maddern)

When: Wednesday 17th April 2013

Where: Reid Meeting Room (B139 in Reid Library)

'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Using SPOTs in your Promotions applications Website | More Information
This workshop will examine: Why it is important to set out a proper case with respect to teacher and unit evaluations. How you go about demonstrating a case. Key elements in showing the effectiveness of your teaching. What other evidence can be included to support your teaching.

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Exceptional Properties by Design - NiTi-Nb nanowire in-situ Composites Extending the Boundaries. Website | More Information
It is challenging to develop bulk materials that exhibit large elastic strains, low Young's moduli and high strengths because of the intrinsic trade-off relationships among these properties. On the other hand, freestanding nanowires have exceptional properties, such as ultrahigh elastic strain (...)

17:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Improving salt tolerance in wheat: : Discoveries from the search for genes which reduce the rate of sodium accumulation in leaves Website | More Information
In this lecture, internationally renowned and highly cited plant scientist, Prof Rana Munns, will show how the combination of fundamental plant biology and targeted plant breeding can produce significant outcomes for crop production in saline soils.

Saline soils restrict plant growth in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Probation worker responses to turbulent conditions: Constructing identity in a tainted occupation Website | More Information
Public lecture by Anne Worrall, Professor of Criminology, Keele University, UK and Honorary Professorial Fellow, Law School, UWA.

Drawing on recent research on the occupational cultures of probation workers, Anne Worrall explores the motivations, values and job expectations of present (...)
Thursday 18
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Learning's Destination or Journey? Website | More Information
When making assessments, questions such as the following are often not examined: What is the difference between an exceptionally good piece of assessment and a poor piece of assessment? Over and above testing, what have students learned and retained, and what should assessment offer the students? (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - The Metabolic Theory of Ecology: Prospects and Challenges for Plant Biology : Full Speaker CV is available from [email protected] More Information
The metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) as applied to the plant sciences, aims to provide a general synthesis for the structure and functioning of plants from organelles to ecosystems. MTE builds from simple assumptions of individual metabolism to make predictions about phenomena across a wide range (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Blue Forests for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Núria Marbà, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (UIB-CSIC).

Marine vegetated habitats (seagrasses, salt-marshes, macroalge and mangroves) occupy 0.2 % of the ocean surface but contribute 50% of carbon burial in marine (...)
Friday 19
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Arc-transitive graphs with large automorphism groups More Information
Abstract:

An arc in a graph is an unordered pair of adjacent vertices. A graph is called arc-transitive if its automorphism group acts transitively on its set of arcs. We consider the problem of bounding the size of the automorphism group of an arc-transitive graph in terms of its order (...)

17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Raine Lecture : Raine Visiting Professor Lecture - Strabismus and other eye motor disorders Website | More Information
Professor Engle’s research combines clinical, genetic, and molecular biological approaches to the study of strabismus (commonly referred to as 'misaligned eyes' or 'squint') and ocular motor neuron and axon development. As a paediatric neurologist, her research has focused primarily on a set of (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Artistry! Sensation Website | More Information
Opening the season, conductor and virtuoso violinist Paul Wright conducts a program affected by classical sensibilities featuring some of the period’s best-loved works.

Grainger: Duke of Marlborough Fanfare; Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished); Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major (Soloist (...)
Monday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : "Liver progenitor cells: friend or foe" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Liver progenitor cells: friend or foe" by Prof George Yeoh, Head, Liver Disease and Carcinogenesis, Centre for Medical Research, UWA Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, UWA. A light lunch will be served (...)

13:00 - TALK - Talk: James T. Enns (UBC) - The Predictive Brain More Information
In the late 1990’s my colleagues and I began to ask whether the emerging view in neuroscience — that the brain was massively reentrant — had any consequences for visual perception and psychophysics. We came to the conclusion that it fundamentally changed the way we understood visual masking (mak (...)
Tuesday 23
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Improved Student Learning using Peer and Self Assessment Website | More Information
Self and Peer Assessment by students, when properly implemented, has been shown to result in significant learning gains and deeper understanding. In this workshop the process needed to establish rigorous self and peer assessments will be outlined. Participants will discuss the benefits to both (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Family matters: a comparative study of how kin influence reproductive outcomes across a range of human populations : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Rebecca's background is interdisciplinary: having received training in zoology, statistics and biological anthropology, she has spent most of her academic career teaching demography, first at the London School of Economics and then at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR PhD thesis presentations. : Influence of physical processes and wastewater effluent on phytoplankton dynamics in the Perth coastal margin, Western Australia Website | More Information
The availability of nutrients, light, and physical properties of the water, including small-scale fluid motion, influence phytoplankton dynamics. The Western Australia (WA) coast is characterized by low nutrient concentrations, nitrogen limitation, low primary production (oligotrophic) and lack of (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - David Symons Website | More Information
David Symons: Antill After Corroboree: A Return to Conservatism?

This paper investigates one of the widespread perceptions in much critical comment on the music of John Antill following the composition of his famous ballet Corroboree – namely, that the composer reverted to a ‘quieter’ (...)


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