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 May 2014
Thursday 01
17:00 - LECTURE - Public Lecture by Dr Khalid Zaheer: Interfaith Dialogue in the Contemporary World : This CMSS lecture explores the merits and promotion of interfaith dialogue today. Website | More Information
Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar at Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done For Science? : Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this WXED talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered modern science. More Information
Science and Faith seem to be arguing a lot lately, so is their long term marriage over? The accusations are not pretty, not even true. Can we afford for them to split? Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered (...)
Friday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Dr Roger Lawes: Is there a new twist in an old technology? : Modelling crop rotations with the Land Use Sequence Optimiser Website | More Information
Crop rotation, where a legume, pasture, fallow or oilseed is grown after a cereal crop to manage soil borne disease and on occasions fix nitrogen, is one of the oldest technologies in agriculture.  However, we are still researching the concept because plant breeding helps some crops resist certain (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Some recent results on elusive groups More Information
Michael Giudici (UWA)

will speak on

Some recent results on elusive groups

at 3pm Friday May the 2nd in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

Every transitive permutation group has a derangement of prime power order but not necessarily a (...)
Tuesday 06
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Improved Student Learning using Peer and Self Assessment Website | More Information
This session is for Unit Coordinators, Lecturer, Tutors. 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 (...)
Wednesday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Animal-like learning in plants : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Scientists have wondered for some time whether plants, like animals, can truly learn from the past and adjust their future behavior appropriately. We adopted the same approach used in studies of animal learning and memory and put the sensitive plant Mimosa to the test.

We found that (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Australia's National Curriculum: A jump to the left and a jump to the right? Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce a new series for 2014. ‘On the Edge’ will provide lectures, forums and debates on a variety of topics. This inaugural ‘On the Edge’ lecture will be given by Emeritus Professor Bill Louden.

The review of the national curriculum (...)
Thursday 08
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Healthcare : Taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to healthcare. More Information
It's a torrid space, between healthcare budgets and complex ethical questions of end-beginning of life. Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to (...)
Friday 09
12:00 - Panel Discussion - Building a Successful Career in the Asian Century Website | More Information
AIESEC in WA is excited to present a panel discussion on the topic of: Building a Successful Career in the Asian Century.

With the number of graduate positions falling in recent years, many students face an uncertain career path post-graduation. But what is certain is the rise of Asia (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Locally-transitive graphs and their vertex stabilisers More Information
Luke Morgan (UWA)

will speak on

Locally-transitive graphs and their vertex stabilisers

at 3pm Friday May the 9th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

Let D be a graph with a group of automorphisms G and suppose that D is G-locally-arc-tra (...)
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Coral reefs in a stressed world: synergies, resilience and refugia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Emily Darling, the David H Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina.

Coral reefs are increasingly threatened by local and global stressors and there is mounting evidence that reefs are shifting into new species and communities (...)
Tuesday 13
13:00 - Colloquium - Visual processing in Migraineurs: what happens between the headaches? More Information
Migraines are experienced by a substantial proportion of the population and, appropriately, the focus of discussion is usually on the headache phase. There are often visual sequelae associated with the headache but our research has been directed at visual performance in the period between headaches (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Ticking off developmental checkpoints: the importance of circadian rhythms during pregnancy : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Peter Mark completed a PhD in the Department of Pharmacology at The University of Western Australia in breast cancer research. He investigated the component structure of the estrogen receptor complex in the absence of hormone and determined how this altered the receptor’s response to (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - **Sold Out** Stigma of Mental Illness Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Norman Sartorius, President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes & former director of the World Health Organization’s Division of Mental Health.

Stigma attached to mental illness is the main obstacle to progress in the field of mental (...)
Wednesday 14
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The Role of Universities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Faculty of Engineering Experience More Information
Professor Lynch has a remarkable record in Canada for his entrepreneurship especially in his fundraising work for his Faculty. I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you there - Prof John Dell, Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics UWA

12:00 - TALK - What Matters to Me and Why? : A lunch time conversation with Professor Mark Randolph More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to Me and Why (with Professor Mark Randolph, WA Scientist of the Year, 2013)

'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 (...)

14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Fulbright Scholarship Information Session : The Australian-American Fulbright Commisssion provides scholarships to Australian students and professionals to study in the United States of America Website | More Information
Established in Australia in 1949, the Fulbright Commission has given scholars from every walk of life the opportunity to build knowledge, connect with the best international minds,and make a difference to the lives of millions.

With a diverse range of substantial stipend-based (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Impact of physical processes on the spatial distribution of phytoplankton in a subalpine lake : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
An understanding of how the physical habitat influences phytoplankton behaviour is critical to the ecological health of deep lakes in the face of global warming and increased nutrient loading.

In this talk I will present the phytoplankton concentrations observed in Lake Iseo, a deep (...)

17:30 - EVENT - Stress Management Treatment Programme More Information
If you can't escape from the reality of your life, and are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, The Robin Winkler Clinic is here to help! This clinic is linked to the School of Psychology at UWA. Post-graduate Clinical Psychology trainees at the clinic will soon be starting a stress management (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Arts and Architecture? : This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to our current artistic culture. More Information
'Verily it is by beauty that we come at wisdom,'so it says at Winthrop Hall, so what are all the 'words' for? This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to (...)


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