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Displaying from Friday, March 28, 2014
 March 2014
Friday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - The acceptability of marine offsets and the social license to operate : Professor Michael Burton, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia Website | More Information
This paper reports the results of a choice experiment to examine the features of marine offsets that the public finds acceptable. Offsets have become an established element of what is required if developments are to impose no net loss on the environment, once avoidance and mitigation activities (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Clinical and Translational Research Seminar : Research Ethics/Governance Approval. Improving your efficiency and effectiveness Website | More Information
TOPIC: How to improve your efficiency and effectiveness in applications for Research Ethics and Research Governance approval via the Health Department of Western Australia and SCGH: current and future directions. RSVP: https://clinicaltranslationalseminar28mar14.eventbrite.com.au OR Email: (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Primitive groups, diophantine equations, and functional equations More Information
Michael Zieve (University of Michigan)

will speak on

Primitive groups, diophantine equations, and functional equations

at 3pm Friday March the 28th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

I will explain how results about primitive groups (...)

 April 2014
Tuesday 01
13:00 - SEMINAR - Targeting Cancer Stem Cells Via Wnt/Ŗ-Catenin Antagonist, Secreted Frizzled Related Protein-4 : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Professor Arun Dharmarajan obtained his PhD from the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology (then Department of Anatomy and Human Biology), University of Western Australia and carried out his postdoctoral position followed by faculty positions at The Johns Hopkins School of (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Rainforests and Savannas: Understanding Ecological Processes in River Floodplains Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J. Naiman, Emeritus Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

For nearly three decades Professor Naiman and his colleagues have been examining ecological processes in rivers and floodplains of the North American coastal (...)
Thursday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Question of Truth in Literature: Die poetische Auffassung der Welt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Richard Eldridge, the Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, USA.

The study of literature has always had a central place in advanced curricula, at least if one includes rhetoric, grammar, composition, and ancient and modern (...)
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Predicting pro-environmental agricultural practices: The social, psychological and contextual influences on land management Website | More Information
Pro-environmental agricultural approaches have been developed, but their uptake has not been sufficient to mitigate environmental degradation. A lack of suitable theoretical frameworks limits research on famers' environmental behaviours, and there has been little integration of social sciences in (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTIONS IN ANIMALS AND PLANTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND ELIMINATION STRATEGIES : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Asymptomatic infection has long been an omnipresent feature of a diversity of diseases in animals (including humans) and plants. This phenomenon has received relatively little attention amidst the contemporary cacophony focused on disease elimination and even eradication.

Malaria (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Information Environmentalism: a Governance Framework for Intellectual Property Rights : Public talk with Robert Cunningham, Assistant Professor Faculty of Law, The University of Western Australia Website | More Information
Information environmentalism is a normative discourse that seeks to protect and nurture the information commons. The information commons is important within the information age because it provides critical raw material for creativity and innovation. An outstanding challenge when protecting and (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Edge transitive dessins d'enfant More Information
Cai-Heng Li (UWA)

will speak on

Edge transitive dessins d'enfant

at 3pm Friday April the 4th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

A 2-cell embedding of a bipartite graph in an orientable surface is called a dessin d'enfant. Thus a dessin (...)
Tuesday 08
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Effective Group Work and Assessment Website | More Information
Group work is continually being touted as a beneficial and necessary process for student learning and yet students often complain about it both from the point of view of distribution of work and fairness of assessment. How do you ensure students actually learn all that is intended and don't merely (...)

11:00 - EXPO - Study Abroad & Exchange Fair : A festival of international study opportunities for UWA students More Information
There will be presentations by international visitors, games, prizes, a photo booth, treats on offer and lots and lots of information about exchange and study abroad opportunities for UWA students.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Art, site specific metagenomics and non-medical regenerative technologies : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project. In 2000 he co-founded SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Many Facets of Foam Website | More Information
A public lecture by Denis Weaire, Emeritus Professor, School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The study of liquid foams has a long and fascinating history, involving for example the blind Belgian physicist JAF Plateau and the inspiring figure of (...)
Wednesday 09
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Developing Your Teaching Portfolio Website | More Information
This workshop will focus on the criteria and evidence that can be included in a teaching portfolio and used for PDR and promotion. You will leave this session confident and eager to make a start on your own portfolio. This workshop is a good follow-up to the 'What counts as evidence of good (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Using atmospheric eddy covariance measurements to estimate recharge through Banksia woodland over Gnangara groundwater mound : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Banksia woodland coves half the recharge area to the Gnangara Mound, Perthís most important water resource. To help understand the water balance and carbon balance of this native woodland we have installed an eddy covariance system measuring the atmospheric turbulence and scalar fluxes above the (...)
Thursday 10
14:00 - EVENT - Seminar : Determinantal point process (DPP) models, applications and simulation. More Information
Determinantal point process (DPP) models constitute one of the few non-Poisson point process model classes where we have access to closed form expressions for both the likelihood function and the moments. Furthermore, we have an exact simulation algorithm which avoids the use of Markov chain Monte (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Managing social-ecological systems under uncertainty Website | More Information
Natural resource managers and conservationists are often confronted with the challenges of uncertainty. In this talk, I will present some of work done for my PhD, in which I used a multidisciplinary approach to gain a better understanding of the role and implications of different sources and types (...)
Friday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - Australia's grain supply chains : Dr Ross Kingwell, Chief Economist, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre Website | More Information
Australiaís grain supply infrastructure has been in the news. Late last year the Federal Government blocked ADMís proposed take-over of GrainCorp. Here in Western Australia, Bunge have built grain export port facilities in Bunbury and the Chinese firm Heilingjiang Feng Agricultural are currently (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Graphs are to matroids what ribbon graphs are to ...? More Information
Steven Noble (Brunel University)

will speak on

Graphs are to matroids what ribbon graphs are to ...?

at 3pm Friday April the 11th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

Much of the combinatorial structure of an abstract connected graph is (...)


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