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Displaying from Thursday, June 05, 2014
 June 2014
Thursday 05
8:30 - CONFERENCE - 10th Australasian Development Economics Workshop : This event brings together development economists from Australia and internationally with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Website | More Information
The annual Australasian Development Economics Workshop, sponsored by DFAT, brings together development economists from Australia and internationally with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.

The next workshop is the tenth in the series and will be hosted by the Business School (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘A novel mediator of ErbB signalling cascade: friend or foe?’’ Website | More Information
Dr Janice Lam’s postgraduate research focused on understanding the cellular mechanism of ErbB receptors and development of possible therapeutic interventions for those diseases. ErbBs were linked to both human neurogenesis and cancer pathogenesis. Awarded at the Gordon Research Conference for the (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Computing Kazhdan-Lusztig Polynomials and some Applications More Information
Frank Lübeck (RWTH Aachen)

will speak on

Computing Kazhdan-Lusztig Polynomials and some Applications

at 3pm Thursday June the 5th in Maths Lecture Room 2.


My interest in Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials comes from a certain character (...)

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Nations Succeed : A public lecture from Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett More Information
Economic growth and development depend on institutions such as administrative capability of the state and the capability of governments to affect the course of events through policies and programs.

Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett will discuss how some countries manage to (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Ambassador of Greece Lecture : Philhellenism in ancient and later times More Information
On Thursday June 5 at 6.30 p.m. in the Austin Lecture Theatre at The University of Western Australia, the Ambassador of Greece, Mr Haris Dafaranos, will give a public lecture on ‘Philhellenism’.

The lecture (open to the general public) will be preceded by a brief introduction offered by (...)
Wednesday 11
12:00 - TALK - National Tetiary Education Union Federal Budget Forum : How will the Federal Budget affect UWA? Forum and Q&A with UWA VC Paul Johnson, NTEU Pres Jeanie Rea and UWA Guild's Lizzy O'Shea More Information
NTEU Federal Budget Forum and Q&A: Come and discuss what the Budget means for UWA, for the sector, for staff and students.

16:00 - SEMINAR - How a hijacked protein became a gateway to studying the evolution of proteins : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
A few years ago we stumbled upon an interesting peptide biosynthesis in sunflower seeds. A small peptide was buried inside another protein and the peptide emerged from its hiding place by hijacking the protein processing machinery of the 'host' protein. This system has become a lead-in to studying (...)
Thursday 12
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Teaching with Powerpoint Website | More Information
This workshop will cover both the technical and the pedagogical aspects of successful PowerPoint design, and is aimed at teachers interested in enhancing their presentations and their students' learning.

12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Application of classical and next generation sequencing techniques to gene discovery and diagnostics in neurogenetic disorders’ Website | More Information
Kyle completed a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Science at The University of Western Australia. He is currently completing his PhD in the Neurogenetics Laboratory at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, under the supervision of Nigel Laing, Kristen Nowak, Mark Davis and (...)
Friday 13
9:00 - WORKSHOP - English Language Support for Teaching Staff (4 sessions) Website | More Information
This program is intended for staff teaching at UWA for whom English is a second language and who would like to enhance their oral presentation and pronunciation skills. Preference will be given to permanent teaching staff. Please note that this workshop will run over 4 consecutive Fridays: 13th (...)
Monday 16
18:30 - FREE LECTURE - Thinking ahead: Embedding research in aged care Website | More Information
How does Australia’s aged care system benefit from the latest scientific research? What are the opportunities for the future?

James Lush from ABC Radio 720 Perth will host this discussion presented by the CRC for Mental Health. Bringing together researchers, clinicians, and experts in (...)
Wednesday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - The development of maritime archaeology in Sri Lanka : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
The development of maritime archaeology in Sri Lanka began in the early 1960s when a 17th century shipwreck carrying a cargo of silver coins was discovered. At that time, investigations were undertaken by interested parties in the ex-pat community and it was not until 1992 when a formal maritime (...)
Thursday 19
12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Endosomes as Platforms for the Signalling Train to Pain and Inflammation’ Website | More Information
Nigel Bunnett was educated at Cambridge University where he was awarded a PhD degree in 1981. He spent the next thirty years of his career on the West Coast of the United States, as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then an Assistant Professor at the (...)
Friday 20
12:00 - SEMINAR - Education Researcher Seminar : “The age of my participants keeps getting younger!” A personal journey into science education research with young children Website | More Information
Science education has long been the poor second cousin to literacy and numeracy. Australia’s Chief Scientist has recognised the urgent need for improving science education at all levels to make Australia competitive in innovative and economic terms. However, fewer students are studying science at (...)

12:30 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : Sarcoma, Genetics and Public Health Website | More Information
Professor David Thomas is Head of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. His research interests include quantitative evolutionary genetics in cancer cell populations, mapping a cancer neochromosome at single nucleotide (...)
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to (...)
Wednesday 25
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Student - Supervisor Relationships : Research Supervision Professional Development Program Website | More Information
This workshop is designed for supervisors of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and is grounded in the Graduate Research School's Policies and Rules. Supervisors of Honours and Postgraduate Coursework students are also welcome to attend. Workshop Description - Supervisor and student (...)
Thursday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Our journey using new approaches to cancer – studies using proteomics, animal models, gene sequencing and immunotherapy’ Website | More Information
Bruce Robinson is a clinician-scientist at UWA and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He is the current West Australian of the Year, and WA Australian of the Year. Bruce is the Director of the NHMRC-funded National Centre for Asbestos Diseases Research (NCARD), an Australian national cooperative of (...)

12:00 - TALK - Dr Ian Stephen - Facial shape predicts aspects of health : A geometric morphometric modelling study More Information
Several aspects of facial appearance contribute to attractiveness, including shape cues such as symmetry (Grammer & Thornhill, 1994), averageness (Rhodes, Zebrowitz, et al., 2001) and sexual dimorphism (Thornhill & Gangestad, 1999). It has been suggested that these facial cues represent (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Ice and water in East Antarctica – what role does tectonics play? : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
The flow of ice sheets, and their susceptibility to change, is significantly influenced by a series of non-linear interactions between the ice and the materials beneath - water and rocks. Water, in various ways, exerts an accelerative influence on ice sheet flow. Freshwater lubricates the ice sheet (...)

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