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Displaying from Friday, October 11, 2013
 October 2013
Friday 11
10:00 - EXHIBITION - Centenary Celebrations : Faculty for medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will celebrate in Kalgoorlie More Information
The UWA centenary celebration for the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will be held in Kalgoorlie. We will have a mini-med school with various demonstrations that include suturing, plastering and painting of muscles and skeletons onto volunteers. Other exhibits include the RFDS (...)

13:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Education for character building and citizenship in Indonesia More Information
The Indonesian government recently introduced “character building” as a central focus of school curricula. This seminar surveys the main literature on education for character building and morality, to see how the new Indonesian version of character education both borrows and departs from the (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Multiply tiling Euclidean space by translating a convex object More Information
Abstract:

We study the problem of covering Euclidean space R^d by possibly overlapping translates of a convex body P, such that almost every point is covered exactly k times, for a fixed integer k. Such a covering of Euclidean space by translations is called a k-tiling. We will first (...)

16:00 - ORATION - 2013 Wesfarmers Harry Perkins Oration : Translational Research and the Clinician Scientist: Asking the Right Question Website | More Information
Professor John Eikelboom who originally trained at Royal Perth Hospital, is a world leader in blood disorders and blood clotting,having co-authored over 350 research papers,including several in the most prostigious international journals. He is an expert in translational clinical research and is (...)
Monday 14
14:00 - EVENT - Art After Death Symposium : A half day symposium exploring legal, financial and other issues affecting artists after death Website | More Information
Art After Death

A half day symposium exploring legal, financial and other issues affecting artists after death.

Arranged and supported by The University of Western Australia Law School, The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct, and Artsource.

An artist’ (...)
Tuesday 15
13:00 - EVENT - When to Learn and When to Perform : What factors influence individuals’ decisions regarding the allocation of resources to developing skills vs. exploiting existing skills. More Information
ABSTRACT: Two critical and interrelated means of success in the workplace are maximizing one’s current performance by exploiting existing skills, and improving one’s future performance by developing ones skills. In the short-run, trade-offs often exist between learning and performance; time spent (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Representation of spectral contrast in auditory cortex : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: The role of early auditory processing may be to extract some elementary features from an acoustic mixture in order to organize the auditory scene. To accomplish this task, the central auditory system may rely on the fact that sensory objects are often composed of spectral edges, i.e (...)

13:00 - Colloquium - When to learn and when to perform? : Colloquium More Information
Aaron Schmidt is a Marvin D. Dunnette Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Michigan State University in 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at UMN in 2009, he was an assistant professor of I/O (...)

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Honours presentations Website | More Information
Honours presentations: Cathering Bapty; Michelle Welschbillig; Eboney Nheu-Leong; Jessica Khoo

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Plastic Pollution in the Global Ocean : Where has all the Plastic Gone? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds public lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director of The UWA Oceans Institute.

The ocean is the ultimate sink for plastic pollution, impacting marine life from tiny copepods to whales. The finding of an accumulation of plastic debris floating in the NW Pacific (...)
Wednesday 16
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Supervising International Postgraduate Students Website | More Information
Using a discussion-based approach, this workshop builds on the material about international student supervision introduced in the one-day Supervising Postgraduate Students workshop. However, prior attendance at the Supervising Postgraduate Students workshop is not a pre-requisite for attendance at (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Centenary Celebration of Archbishop Riley : Afternoon and evening of events to mark Archbishop Riley's vital contribution to the founding of UWA and St George's College. Website | More Information
Join us in acknowlegement of Archbishop Riley, a key figure in the foundation of the University, the second Vice Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, first Warden of the UWA Convocation and co-founder of St George's College. It will be an afternoon and evening of events to mark (...)
Thursday 17
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Using Student Feedback to improve your teaching Website | More Information
This workshop will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the different items in the SPOT questionnaire; look at how to interpret ones report and explore strategies that could be utilised to improve these areas of teaching; discuss a range of tips and strategies to collect feedback other than the (...)

16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series : Some Key Issues in South American Archaeology:Colonization, Discontinuities, and Linguistic Replacements More Information
South America was the last large continental landmass to be peopled by humans, during the Late Pleistocene, initiating an occupational history of ca. 15.000 years. This presentation outlines this history from a biogeographical and demographic perspective, by selecting a few cases extending from (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lascars' Lives in the Eighteenth Century Indian Ocean Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jesse Ransley, Researcher in Archaeology at the University of Southampton and 2013 IAS Short Stay Visitor.

Register: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/ransley

The labour of Indian Ocean sailors (known by Europeans as ‘lascars’) underpinned transoceanic (...)
Friday 18
11:00 - SEMINAR - Are we Postnational yet? : Seminar - Anthropology & Sociology More Information
Academic debate about the anachronism of national borders has been common for some time. The general population, however, has been less keen to embrace such ideas. This paper considers some of the academic arguments, and then offers evidence from focus groups conducted across Australia, that (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - CANCELLED SEMINAR - Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes : CANCELLED EVENT - ECONOMIC SEMINAR More Information
TOPIC: Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes

12:00 - EVENT - Economics Seminar : Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes More Information
ABSTRACT: The literature on skill formation and human capital development clearly demonstrates that early investment in children is an equitable and efficient policy with large returns in adulthood. Yet little is known about the mechanisms involved in producing these long-term effects. This (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Regular orbits of Sym(n) and Alt(n) on irreducible representations More Information
Abstract:

Given a finite group G and a faithful irreducible FG-module V where F is a field of prime order, we can ask whether G has a regular orbit on the vectors of V. This problem is related to determining which primitive permutation groups of affine type have a base of size 2, as well (...)
Monday 21
17:45 - LECTURE - The Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2013 : Dr Alex Zelinsky Chief Defence Scientist, DSTO presents: Think Big and Make It Happen! Website | More Information
The Warren Centre’s annual Innovation Lecture Series puts successful Australian innovators in the public spotlight.

Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist and head of The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), presents The Warren Centre’s 2013 Innovation Lecture Series. < (...)


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